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Pets is graduating!

We have recently received the good news that Pets will be graduating from Beta next month! Based on the longevity of the site, and number of questions and answers, Stack Exchange has determined that ...
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Do we want to unpin the accepted answer from the top of the list?

Stack Exchange staff have announced an upcoming change to the way answer acceptance works. Unpinning the accepted answer from the top of the list of answers Currently, the original poster of a ...
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What to do with old questions/answers providing out of date information?

I ask especially about crate training questions, which are around 6 years old. They most times look the same: I need my dog to stay in crate for night and workday, but the dog is not willing to do so ...
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What is the criteria for upvoting questions?

I recently posted my first question on the site. I tried to follow site on-topic guidelines, explained my whole situation and what I tried, etc. The question received a number of comments, as well as ...
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What is our stance on answers recommending illegal actions?

There’s a question about a cat that is neglected by the legal owner and cared for by the asker. The question is whether the asker can or should take the cat with them in an upcoming move. The ...
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About self-deleting answers

Deleting something is usually useful in any SE pages, as they tend to produce some clutter along the way. However, some users might be deleting their own well crafted answers just because (a) they are ...
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Tag cleanup - Part 1 - Results

These are the current outcomes of my earlier tag cleanup proposal. Two of our beloved moderators, Elmy and Lila, both helped out with this as well. Thank you to Journeyman Geek for offering feedback (...
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Trivial *Pet*suit Event

The Stack Exchange Data Explorer (SEDE) offers many interesting insights into our site that would be impossible to gain otherwise. For one month (June 2021) we want to extract one interesting or ...
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The many pets of Pets SE

I am inspired by this Science Fiction & Fantasy SE post and wonder what kind of pets the regular users have. I for one can't really shut up about my cat(s), and I am sure many users here would ...
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Standardizing units

There are starting to be more and more posts with numbers in them - often temperature and weight, but the argument can be extended to volume and length. Since Stack Exchange is an international ...
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Tag cleanup - Part 1 - Proposal

This proposal has been completed. The results can be found on Tag cleanup - Part 1 - Results This is the first step in cleaning up Pets' tags. Most steps I have sufficient rep to do myself, but I ...
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Should the Off the Leash chat be abandoned?

Currently there are two official chat rooms for Pets SE: The Litter Box for all pets-related content; Pets Chat - Off the Leash for everything else. In theory, off-topic messages can be migrated ...
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Did not one single person vote in the 2020 Moderator Election?

The Pets 2020 Community Moderator Election page found on Pets Meta states this: 1,167 voters were eligible, 0 visited the site during the election, 71 visited the election page, and 0 voted Is this ...
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Spring-cleaning campaign on Pets.SE

I noticed that during the last year the quality of our site (according to the official quality metrics of StackExchange) deteriorated. You can have a look at our current Beta status. We can't do much ...
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2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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The existential cat, Henri le Chat Noir, passed away at the age of 17

Henri was a tuxedo cat, who appeared on a series of short movies. He apparently died of multiple organ failure, at the age of 17. He was one of the early cat figures, predating many meme cats.
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I wanna ask this question and I am not sure, if it fits the site's guidelines

I wanna ask a question, but I'm not sure, if I should. I don't wanna have it downvoted to oblivion or even deleted. So I figured I'd ask here first. This is what I'd like to ask: How to convince my ...
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Hijacking of my question in comments

Some people have hijacked my question about cats using a cat flap and started talking about cats exterminating wild species. Is that really reasonable on a pets site? I feel it's rather insulting ...
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2020 Community Moderator Election

The 2020 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks, ...
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2020 Community Moderator Election

Pets Stack Exchange will begin the nomination stage for a special election on August 17 to bring in two more moderators. For full details of the process, see the announcement on Meta Stack Exchange. ...
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What next for the Pets Community?

In a month, Pets.SE is going to have one or fewer moderators. Unless there is some change, I will be losing mod privileges. Harry V. has not declared his intentions and Yvette is already gone. If the ...
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Time to say goodbye - one less moderator

At the writing of this post I am a moderator and the second highest ranking contributor on this site. I'm leaving the network. I've requested to have my accounts deleted and want to move on with my ...
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James losing mod privileges Sept 7

There is a new moderator agreement which if I do not accept will mean the loss of my moderator rights. I do not plan to accept it. I am not happy with the way SE has been handling their ...
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Time to Say Goodbye - Henders

Dearest Pets Community, It is with a genuinely heavy heart that I am to resign my position as Moderator of Pets Stack Exchange. It staggers me to see that my joining date for this site is already 4 ...
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2019: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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Would this question be accepted?

I want to give money for the well-being of animals. I found many opportunities to send money in my country (Sweden) if I search the terms "swish ge pengar till katter". But I have no means to evaluate ...
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Why was the question about Conan the dog put on hold as POB?

I recently asked the question Is the dog depicted on this image male or female? It was put on hold as Primarily Opinion Based. I don't agree with this because AFAIK the physical gender of a dog as ...
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Breed identification generics

I see in this post that "What breed is this?" questions are not allowed, and I agree with the reasoning that they (or their answers) aren't useful to others. However, would it be acceptable to have ...
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2019 Community Moderator Election Results

Pets's first moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied and the new moderator is: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly—please thank them for volunteering, ...
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2019 Community Moderator Election

The 2019 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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Announcing a Pro Tempore Moderator election

Summary: Pets Stack Exchange will begin the nomination stage for a special election on August 5 to bring in one more moderator. For full details of the process, see the announcement on Meta Stack ...
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Would asking the community for help picking the best fish on topic?

I am kind of new to this site, and lately I have been closely observing the "fish" tag. I love fish, and everything about them. I am thinking about starting an aquarium myself, and need to pick out ...
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HNQ - "How can I stop my kitten from growing?"

Per Changes to Hot Network Questions starting the discussion. There have been mixed thoughts if this question is appropriate. Should the question How can I stop my kitten from growing? be removed ...
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Should we close this question about statistics about vets?

This question "Scholarly article on the percentage of vets who recommend spaying/neutering" really annoys me but I'm not sure if it's acceptable on this site or not. The main question (among a lot ...
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Changes to Hot Network Questions

There are several changes, one that jumps out to me as potentially important for Pets.se is this one. Moderators have the ability to remove questions from the HNQ List. There are times when the ...
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I'm stepping down as moderator

I recently stepped down as Moderator on Pets with some sadness, but overall knowing it was the right decision. Being part of Pets when it first launched and putting many hours of contributions into ...
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"Go see veterinarians" as a close reason?

I have seen several comments where someone is voting to close a question as off topic because the close voter feels that the OP should take their animal to a vet. If this is listed as out of scope ...
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What are the criteria for our site to get out of beta?

Our site has been in beta for many years now. What are the criteria for a site to get out of beta? We have 16,000 visitors daily. We have a solid number of users 10,000+. Answered questions are above ...
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How to insert Hyperlink in answer

I am new here, while answering other people's questions, I can't insert any hyperlink. How can I do so?
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Are questions regarding carnivorous plants within the scope of this site?

Nowadays, carnivorous plants have become a popular pet for many. Some of them sold as pets are - tropical pitcher plants pitcher plants venus flytrap drosera capensis sundews trumpet pitchers ...
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I want no more help with this situation

NOTE: Thanks all guys and gals for all your wonderful support but I need no support at all any more, I am quite capable of taking my own care. Thank you
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General question about different ways to entertain dogs

I would like to create a general question about different ways to entertain dogs following the example of this question about vet treatment options. Ideally, each answer should contain the instruction ...
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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, in ...
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Time for separate beta sites - cats.stackexchange.com and dogs.stackexchange.com?

Considering the predominant number of questions with either cats tag or dogs tag is it time for two separate sister sites - cats.stackexchange.com and dogs.stackexchange.com with this site only for ...
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Huge number of duplicate questions regarding Betta fish

Those who are regular to site and have higher privileges must have noticed that almost every week we have at least one question regarding Betta fish which is duplicate. Any idea how to solve this ...
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Questioning the deletion of an answer

I refer to my answer in this question. The deletion undermines the right to freedom of expression. The answer was in no way against the rules. (If anyone thinks it was, please teach me which rule). ...
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Worthwhile info in comment was deleted, why?

I posted a question here some time ago. I noticed today that some of the comments were deleted. More specifically, the comment involved linking to a side outside of SE with a lot of valuable ...
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Moderator Pro Tempore Elections on Pets.SE?

On pets we currently have 4 moderators all are active on the site and cover multiple levels of expertise and goegrphical locations. There is new Experimental Pro Tempore elections for sites still in ...
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Proposal to rename [desexing] tag to [neutering]

For UK/US users desexing is not a tag most would think to look for when refering to spay, neuter, castration, etc. In fact "desexing" is a term that I (a vet) have never heard used by any veterinary ...
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It's time to make some ads for over on BiologySE!

Many (beta) sites use the Community ads feature on related graduated sites to advertise their community. Biology's thread for this year's ads is over here. Currently, none of their ads has reached ...

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