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Should we have an animal-ethics tag?

This question: When is declawing a viable option for cats? May be the beginning of more of these types of questions. Should we have an ethics or animal-ethics or pet-ethics` tag?
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Questions of moral, ethical and legal nature

This is an issue that is going to recur over and over on a site like this. The status of Animal Rights varies enormously from country to country. For this purpose, I am not saying that one country is ...
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What tag should we use for questions about buying pets?

This question didn't have a tag for buying a pet; I've made an edit suggestion to add adoption. It seems relevant in this case, but adoption to me has the connotation of transferring ownership from ...
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What's your take on “Stupid Pet Trick” questions

So this question, Why does my dog sing along to Final Jeopardy?, was asked a few hours ago. I think the intent of the question is good, and I think the actual question/answer is decent, but my ...
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Should we clean up “pooping” and “droppings”?

We have tags for pooping and droppings. These seem to be the same bucket of questions; should there be a synonym here? If so in which direction? I'm not sure how I feel about "poop" as a tag name. ...
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Plagiarism on tags

fish WP: Fish snakes WP: Snake It always happens that user populate a tag with content plagiarized from Wikipedia. What should we do about this or any other plagiarism?
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Hypothetical question of prospective pet owners

This question by a prospective puppy owner got put on hold even after being cleaned up and focused on one particular aspect because it is "hypothetical" rather than "a problem the OP actually faces". ...
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Must answers provide citations if using external sources, and if so, how should the citing be done?

I've received an answer where at least 2 sentences were taken from an article on another site and the site was not credited in the answer. Much of the rest may or may not have been from the article. ...
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What do you think about list questions?

List questions often pop up to poll people for their opinion on "the best [resource]". What is the best book on lindworms? What can I feed my unicorn? A more recent and practical example is: What ...
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Is it okay to ask users to accept the answer that works for them?

Looking at questions, I found out that most questions don't have accepted answers. Is it okay to ask the OP (in a comment) to accept the answer that works for them?
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I didn't lose all reputation for deleted posts

This answer I posted was deleted by Robert Cartaino ♦ and I agree with the delete reason but the problem now is that in my reputation changes history it shows -28 for the deleted post but my change in ...
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Who should we invite to the private beta?

While we have a thread for How do we promote our site, we have the ability to invite others to the private beta to help create questions, etc. This is a more intimate time where we need to set ...
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Synonymize [dog] with [dogs] [duplicate]

Some idiot (who happens to look a lot like me) keeps creating/using a dog tag instead of using dogs forcing someone to edit it to dogs (and given the limited numbers of full edit users, we require the ...
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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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What are the classic/benchmark questions for our site

This question was asked: Can I use human medicine on dogs? I think this is a great question, as it is one of those questions that many people will google. I thought we might brain storm; what other ...
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How much detail do we want in our questions?

There are some questions with little specifics: The question is being used, as it is an easy example: How would I deal with a choking cat? I am a little uneasy about questions being allowed that ...
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Humor in questions/answers

Does humor have a place in the questions we post on the site. Occasionally I see it in comments or questions in reference to pets actions and want to know what other users think. Does it have a ...
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When are medical questions on-topic?

This is a fork from this more-general question about scope. There has been some discussion of whether questions seeking medical information should be on-topic at all, and if so under what conditions. ...
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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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How long does the private beta last?

At the time of this question, we're undergoing a private beta. How long does this private beta last? SE system requirements require me to elaborate on a short question. Burma shave.
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Should we allow “shopping” or product/species recommendation questions?

This is a common issue for most stackexchange sites, and it is already rearing its head here. Should we allow questions that ask for recommendations, such as "what breed of dog is good for x?" or "...
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Are questions relating to vermin offtopic?

I recently asked this question regarding keeping pets out of my chicken pen. I was told that it wasn't acceptable because it's based on rats. My point is this: it's not based on rats, it's based on ...
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What should be our stance on “see tips here” answers

In the short time, I've seen a handful of answers that give some very general description of an answer, but very few details. The answer then pretty much ends with "See Here for some tips". One ...
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Asking a generic pet question

I recently asked What signs should I look for in my children to know they are ready for a pet with the hope that it would be a somewhat canonical question for a question I think we are going to see ...
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How can we create tag synonyms in these early stages?

We are having an increasing number of tags being created, many are a simple case of being synonyms. For example: cat and cats How can we create tag synonyms in these early stages?
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Who do we want as moderators?

As one of The 7 Essential Meta Questions of Every Beta, I figured I post it out here. Please feel free to post nominations.
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What is the tagline for our site, what's our sales pitch?

5.What’s the “elevator pitch” for our site? This is not quite the same as How do we promote our site?. This is what is the essence of our site? What can we provide that makes us different to other ...
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How do we promote our site?

The biggest struggle for new sites is growing and maintaining a consistent and supportive user base. As many new sites are springing up on the internet, how can we encourage people to come to our site?...
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What specialised additions do we need to append to our FAQ?

What specialised additions to the standard StackExchange FAQ do we need to append to our FAQ?
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Are street animal question on topic here? [duplicate]

Some people like to interact with street animals like cats/dogs. By feeding them playing with them but doesn't adopt them because of liabilities. So the question regarding them going to be allowed or ...
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What kind of answers are we looking for?

Since I have received the beta invitation, I have tried my best at answering 2 questions, but I am far from being an expert. I rely on my recent experiences with my puppy and try to help out the ...
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Standardised measurements imperial and/or metric

Ok, I am in the metric system, many are using the imperial system. I suspect measurements may be used frequently on this site, animal sizes, animal weights, area, volume and weights for feeding. What ...
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Is a children/ child tag relevant?

There are two questions: https://pets.stackexchange.com/questions/132/which-dog-breeds-are-the-most-suitable-for-families-with-small-children How do I introduce our dog to a brand new baby I ...
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Do we have experts here?

Before asking about pet help specially medical advises. We should at least know if we have any professional here. Having professional will help us to get good answer and trust in the eye of new users. ...
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Are questions about horses and/or farm pets on topic?

Are questions about horses, or in some cases farm animals, such as pigs, sheep, and cows (which, believe is or not I have known individual cases where they have been kept as pets, rather than ...
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Should we have tags for breeds?

It make sense to have a tag for "dogs", but what about individual breeds of dogs. For example there might questions specific to pugs, terriers, or poodles. Such questions could include both a "dogs" ...
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Are “aquarium” and “fish” tags redundant?

Are the aquarium and fish tags redundant, or do they have different purposes? You can have an aquarium with something other than fish in it (frogs, turtles, shellfish, etc.) However, the majority ...
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Creating a culture of asking general questions

I see the aim of stack exchange sites as creating general resources that help others on the Internet. One thing that can get in the way of that is what are sometimes called "self-help" questions or "...
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How should we tag allergy-related questions?

There are two kinds of allergy-related questions: human allergies to pets, and pets' allergies. I asked a question about the former and tagged it allergies, but that doesn't leave room for separately ...
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Are questions about semi-domesticated wild animals on topic?

I routinely feed a group of wild magpies near my work and am able to hand feed some of them to the point that my workmates joke about them as my "work pets". Similarly there are people who will feed ...
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Should our pet tags be plural or singular?

So far, there are more questions tagged as plural than singular. However, there is already a duplicate: cat and cats One should be made a synonym of the other. Additionally, we've got rabbit which ...
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What should our chat room name be?

Right now, our chat room's name is just Pets. I think we can do better than that, what sort of clever and appropriate name could we use instead?
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Pets exchange Logo

Lets start gathering ideas for the logo for this site. While I think that whatever logo we decide on should probably include some images of pets, it may be hard seeing as there are more than just ...
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What is on topic and what is not? [closed]

I'm looking for some idea of what the community thinks is on topic and what isn't. For example: On topic questions include pet behavior like training and house breaking. Off topic questions include ...