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Chat room for dogs - the kennel

Pets SE now has a separate chat room, specifically to discuss issues about dogs that require extended discussion. As there has been some extended discussions in comments over dog training theories, ...
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Do we need a “treatment” tag?

There are (at this writing) 8 questions tagged treatment. I'm having trouble seeing what this tag adds to questions that are already tagged health, behavior, care, safety, injury, etc. Do we need ...
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Renaming The Litter Box? [duplicate]

Currently the chat room name is "The Litter Box". Some users think this is an inappropriate name. The "The Menagerie" has been the runner up for a few days now. "The Litter Box" has +18/-4 votes, "...
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Aquarium and pond questions that are not about pets

Before the pets proposal entered private Beta followers of the aquarium proposal were asked to join as all their questions would be on topic here. There are a few questions about aquariums or ponds I ...
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Biweekly topic challenge: Molting [Completed]

The current topic for the Pets: Biweekly Topic Challenge is the suggestion for the molting tag. For the next two weeks (until December 22, 2014) you are challenged to ask or answer as many questions ...
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Take a look at the list of users sorted by votes

Shortcut here: https://pets.stackexchange.com/users?tab=Voters&filter=week Data.se query to play with here: http://data.stackexchange.com/pets/revision/435675/555168/questions-with-x-amount-of-...
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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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Where do we stand on lab animals?

We've already had some debate on the line between a pet and livestock, but I don't think it's come up before where the animal in question was a lab animal. (Note: By lab animal, I mean specifically an ...
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Should “Recommend a fish for my tank” questions be titled for differentiation, and if so, how?

Regarding "What other fish would be a good addition to my tank?". The information included in the question is very specific (the tank volume, current residents, environment, etc.), but I think the ...
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Questions about desexing

Our current defacto tag about removing/inhibiting the reproductive ability of pets is desexing. I am wondering if that tag is adequate because of the terminology. The reason I bring it up is I was ...
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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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Should we be telling questioners to calm down?

I've run across this in the past, and found 2 examples again today. First example: How do I help my itchy Bichon Frise? Comment: "OP, please calm down, take a breath and read what you wrote." ...
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Generate “behaving abnormally” questions?

In response to the comment by @keshlam and the recent question I am wondering if maybe we should have one or a couple of generic questions along the line of "My pet is behaving abnormally, what should ...
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Do we really need a tag for “vermin”?

I'll be honest this is mostly just because I dislike the word itself, but.. We currently have 5 questions (1 is on hold) using the vermin tag: https://pets.stackexchange.com/questions/4414/how-can-i-...
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Biweekly Topic Challenge: Hamsters [Completed]

The current topic for the Pets: Biweekly Topic Challenge is the suggestion for the hamsters tag. For the next two weeks (until midnight of March 22, 2015) you are challenged to ask and/or answer as ...
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Biweekly Topic Challenge: Habitat [Completed]

The current topic for the Pets: Biweekly Topic Challenge is the suggestion for the habitat tag. For the next two weeks (until midnight of March 8, 2015) you are challenged to ask and/or answer as ...
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Biweekly Topic Challenge: First-Aid [Completed]

The current topic for the Pets: Biweekly Topic Challenge is the suggestion for the First-Aid tag. For the next two weeks (until February 9, 2015) you are challenged to ask or answer as many questions ...
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How do we keep “Not quite help vampires” from becoming a hindrance?

So we can't really have help vampires because we're not a work related site, and people aren't coming to use for help with their work. But what I'm talking about are people who will come in and ask ...
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Are questions about poultry birds on topic?

I want to know if questions about poultry birds like (chicken, turkey, etc) on topic for Pets?. The reason form my question is, in my opinion these poultry birds are not usually kept as pets but ...
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When animal-identification questions are on-topic

Previously we've discussed whether or not we should allow species-identification questions on this site. (Species identification and the Help Center was raised when we had this question: What is this ...
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Asking retrospective questions

Some people are asking retrospective questions (I have) for various reasons, to get questions on the board, or to see if there may have been better solutions for an old problem. How should we go ...
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Does a question have to specify a specific pet, or can it pertain to pets in general?

I asked a question here: What are good techniques for coping with the loss of a dog? Originally it pertained to just "pets" rather than "dogs", and I was told it was too broad, so I changed it. ...
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Do we want to start creating tag synonyms

Any obvious tag synonyms the community thinks we can create yet? I have privilege to create tag synonyms, so we don't need to bother Community managers and can start forming these if the community so ...
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Could we have community ads too?

On many of the other Stack Exchange sites I've seen meta posts collecting community ads to submit to help advertise their site across the network. Are community ads something that we would want to do?...
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How can I search for an image, or something like it?

In When animal-identification questions are on-topic it was asserted that photo identification is entirely non-searchable. Is there really no way to search the net for an image?
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Synonyms diet, nutrition and usage of feeding [duplicate]

We have several questions tagged diet or nutrition. I really don't see any difference between them. feeding sound similarly close, too.
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Could we have a close reason for “Not enough information”?

Currently these are our options for closing a question: Every so often we get a question that isn't really a good fit for the site, only because there's information that we're not getting. This ...
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Biweekly Topic Challenge: Recipes [Cancelled]

The current topic for the Pets: Biweekly Topic Challenge is the suggestion for the recipes tag. For the next two weeks (until midnight of May 3, 2015) you are challenged to ask and/or answer as many ...
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Why to post close vote so soon?

I recently have seen close-vote posting on question too soon. Even edits can work there. Why are some question even with enough upvotes facing close votes. We are in developing state all are new here, ...

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