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A few reminders: Voting, Flagging, Closing, Reviewing

Part of what makes the Stack Exchange format so great is the built in ability to vote for the quality of content and flag, close and review content that needs more attention. With this in mind, we ...
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Stepping down as moderator

I have a lot of exciting things happening in my life right now (building a new house!) and have found that I am spending less time on the computer. I've decided to step away as moderator of Pets.SE to ...
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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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2022 Community Moderator Election Results

Moderator election #4 on Pets — your "graduation" election! — has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the new moderators are: They will be forming the new moderation crew ...
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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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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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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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Cancer health question: Potentially too broad

Earlier today, How successful is Cancer treatment? was posted. At first, I thought about it and gave a little anecdote of my own in the comment about the success of treatments and what factors may ...
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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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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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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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We're considering helping with the 1 reputation voting trial

After some discussion - while we do have some reservations, I feel like we might actually be a good fit to try this out on. For those not in the loop, Catija has an extensive write up on Meta In short ...
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2022 Community Moderator Election

The 2022 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

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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Remove affiliate links in questions or answers

The user in this post linked to some toys that he uses, but he used an Amazon affiliate link. According to this meta from 2009 we should either flag them as spam or edit them out. The question is ...
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Tag synonyms fish-tank and aquarium

aquarium fish-tank are both used to describe indoor fish containers. I propose to make them synonyms. While I think that a fish-tank describes something bigger than an aquarium, the practical ...
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Should Ceiling Cat be stopped?

Does Ceiling Cat still add value to the chat room or should it be stopped? When we first launched there was more activity in the chat room, and in the discussion Should we have a beta new question ...
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2023: a year in moderation

It’s that time of the year again! As we wave goodbye to last year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here might be ...
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Adding 'Poop' as a synonym of the 'defecation' tag

This morning I was looking for a duplicate Cat poop question, but we don't have a 'poop' tag, we do have defecation with 7 questions using it so I had to look through 300+ posts with "poop" in them. ...
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Should we work on creating tag synonyms?

I was writing a question about taking pets to the vet, I wanted to add a tag about transporting, but we didn't have one. I know we have questions about moving around with pets, so I looked at moving. ...
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Animal Husbandry

We occasionally get questions about animals who are not pets, Some we point to Biology.SE but according to this Area51 post Animal husbandry is on-topic on Sustainability.SX we might also consider ...
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fencing or containment?

We have a couple questions about fencing and such relating to keeping a pet (dog mostly) in the yard. Do invisible fences pose long term health risks to dogs? How can I keep vermin out of outdoor ...
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This question is closed for the wrong reason, should we care?

There is a question on the main site whether trace amounts of onions can be harmful to pets. It's been closed as a duplicate of whether onions can be harmful in general despite the OP specifically ...
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2022: 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 preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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2021: 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 preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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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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2019: a year in moderation

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Interaction of tags with different levels of specificity

There are a couple groups of tags that have a general tag that covers a lot of cases, but a few specific subjects are asked about often, so they have also gotten an individual tag. The clearest case ...
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Tag request - [gerbil]

I'm a little off the point where I can create tags here, so I thought I'd see if anyone here would create the tag gerbil, as animal-specific tags seem to be welcome(?), unless it's not likely it'd be ...
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Should I split a symptoms question into individual symptoms, if so, should I leave the original?

Option 1: Single long question: Should I be concerned about my cats development because of A, B, C? Option 2: Multiple small questions: What is normal A for a cat? What is normal B for a cat? What ...
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Should questions recommending grooming implements be on topic and how specific?

There is comments under these whether it is on topic and another, commenting that they are related. What is the most effective brush for knots in Bichon Frise fur? What kind of brush should be used ...
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Is it appropriate to ask about wildlife that I am deliberately trying to attract or care for in some way?

The on-topic guide states that we should only ask about domestic animals and not wildlife. However, what about wildlife that we're deliberately trying to attract or care for? In my case, I wanted to ...
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Please ignore the test event

Well, while testing a feature I knew was there, I accidentally added an event that won't go away. If you see an event on the sidebar called "Test" - and are wondering, this was entirely my ...
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