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Lack of option to close a question because it belongs on another site

In this question, it was said that while this site was in beta, there would not be the specific close option of stating which site a question belonged on. Seeing as how it's been more than 7 years, ...
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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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Activity on Pets.SE

I have joined this almost a month ago and had a lot of fun answering people's cuddly creature questions; however, it seems that activity on the site has plummeted to only two questions a day. Why is ...
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Should this question be moved Biology SE and how would I do that?

I've posted a species identification question earlier and learned just now that these aren't really suited for this site. So I'd like to have it moved to Biology SE but I don't know how to achieve ...
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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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"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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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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Why does the Community user keep bumping questions?

Those of you who regularly browse the site will notice that every now and again, the Community user (bot) 'modifies' which bumps it up to the top of the questions list. The questions and answers haven'...
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Should questions which cannot be answered without follow up from OP, but OP never follows up, be closed?

I find many questions in this site where OP states about serious condition of his/her pet and asks for advice. Incidentally, no advice is possible without more information. So OP is requested for more ...
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Product identification: should it be allowed?

Should we allow questions about product identification? This question Does anyone know what brand of dog toy this yellow, miniature, plush, duck toy is? was self answered it has collected 2 close ...
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Is a canonical question about free/low/deferred veterinary costs would be a good idea

There seem to be a number of questions where the correct response (usually as a comment) is 'Consult a vet' possibly with 'urgently' tagged on. Would it be sensible to have a canonical question with ...
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Are questions asking for how to treat pets with vet treatments, e.g. medicines, on topic?

This question Amoxicillin dosage and length of treatment for cat? bothers me somewhat. We have a pet owner asking how to dose antibiotics for their pets, without having a vet checking the pets. I run ...
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For generic "health troubleshooting" questions, what to do with specific new observations?

This question is about a general case, but I'm not sure how to explain it so I'll just give a specific example. I asked Initial steps to correct cat's excessive drooling (see edit rev 1 if it's ...
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What has happened to this site?

The currently weekly rep stats are the same as the quarterly rep stats for users, indicating there has not been a lot of dynamics over the past quarter. The chat room is empty, it used to be lively ...
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What is up with all the close votes?

It seems like there are always a bunch of questions in the close vote queue. As a Moderator, my vote has more weight, so I try to stay out of the queue completely. One of the questions (currently ...
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Overly Broad? "Dealing with aggressive animals in a professional environment"

Is the question Dealing with aggressive animals in a professional environment overly broad? It is not clear if the question is about adoptable pets, visiting pets, or recently surrender pets (i.e. ...
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Dealing with questions that we find offensive - some thoughts

This discussion was triggered by the comment below, but actually it's something I've wanted to talk about for a while, so I'm not picking on (established member of the community). Many people believe ...
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Is the culture of Pets SE in line with the rest of Stack Exchange?

Some Issues with the Pets SE Culture I've recently begun participating in Pets SE, and noticed a few key areas where the culture of Pets SE doesn't seem to fit into the general Stack Exchange culture....
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What should we do with "is X normal" questions?

Sort of spurred by a question today: Is it normal for a cat to eat moths? I'm not sure how well these types of questions really work. I mean, how do you definitively answer that a behaviour is normal?...
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What's the proper etiquette on editing people's updates to a question?

A couple days ago, there was a question that received an update from the person who asked the original question, giving the answer that was given to them by the vet. Part of the problem is that, with ...
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What kind of quality do we expect from people asking questions?

Related to, but not really the same as: What is the minimal amount of research we expect from our users? Personally, I don't really expect that much effort from a question, because I don't think it ...
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Why is it better to ask all my questions separately, and not all at once?

So I have a bunch of questions about something. If they're all related to each other, then wouldn't it be better to ask them all together? I don't want to spam the site with all my questions!
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Is asking what houseplants are toxic to cats too much of a list question to ask?

I was thinking about asking a question asking what houseplants I should avoid getting, but it's pretty obvious it's a list question. What I'm not sure about is whether it will be okay because the list ...
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Should I be creating questions and answers for topics easily found when googled?

I like to add questions and answers to help topics based on what I see people mentioning that they don't quite understand in questions, answers, and comments. Or if I just think it would be helpful to ...
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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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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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High upvote percentage on questions

If you look on the main page of pets.stackexchange, almost all questions have a really high upvote rate. I have two questions; is this normal for a beta stackexchange site? If not, should something ...
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Can I ask questions on the biology of my pet?

I began asking a question on the biology of my fire-bellied toad regarding skin complexion. The question involved inquiries on melanin intake, certain diet patterns, and the biology/science behind ...
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What is the minimal amount of research we expect from our users?

There are some questions popping up, to be quite honest a lot, where typing the title into Google yields some pretty good results. If you hover the cursor over the downvote button, its info text reads ...
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Question edited to change question and now has two answers addressing two questions

This question Is there a way to prevent another dog from pooping on our grass? was edited to change the emphasis of the question. There are two answers one to the original, one to the second, what to ...
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Should we have questions based on other questions?

I saw https://pets.stackexchange.com/questions/723/is-it-safe-for-me-to-use-human-medication-on-my-pet that is like a response to two other questions. Although the OP already answered it, I feel we ...
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Human medications on pets

I asked this: https://pets.stackexchange.com/questions/723/is-it-safe-for-me-to-use-human-medication-on-my-pet In order to prevent the human medicine question appearing for every pet there is, e.g [....
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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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Are questions asking for references on topic? [duplicate]

Is there a research-based book that discusses feline social interactions and cues? So, do we want these types of questions?
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Should question titles actually be questions?

I see a lot of questions with what I would consider bad titles. Couple examples. Shouldn't titles be actual questions and give you an understanding of what the question is about instead of broad ...
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Editing answered questions to alter the original meaning

This is the edit history of a closed question: How hard will it be to train my parrot to talk? The question already had an accepted and voted answer. The edit made the answer redundant and also made ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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