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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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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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Differentiation between domestication and taming

We have some tags that aren't quite being used right and it's bothering me. The tag domestication tends to be used where I would use feral or something that doesn't exist (maybe taming?). From ...
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Should [heart-failure] be renamed [heart-disease]

I created a tag heart-failure and upon reflection it probably should have been heart-disease. If the community agrees, I think a moderator should mass edit change (and maybe set heart-failure as a ...
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Creating breed tags

The consensus from this post Should we have tags for breeds? is that when there's 3-4 posts on a breed that it would be appropriate to create a breed tag. I created a german-shepherd and retagged ...
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Separating out young and adult pet tags - Can we revise this?

This question has been asked before Should a cats/dogs tag always be added to kittens/puppies questions?. I'm asking that now the site has grown and is developing that the accepted answer to this is ...
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Do we have or need a New-Pet Tag?

There is a recent question What things I should prepare before having a dog. I feel like we should probably already have that question, but I am not finding it. Maybe we need a tag like 'New-Pet' or ...
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Do we really need these tags?

I was looking around the tag section and two of them caught my attention. growling and purring I was wondering why do we have these too specific(IMHO) tags, if anything both should just fall under ...
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How benefitial would it be to have specific breed tags? [duplicate]

I was looking for schnauzer related questions but it became a bit hard as there's is no actual tag for it other than dogs, and it got me wondering if it would be of benefit to start having tags for ...
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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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Tags: Behavior vs. Psychology

I recently updated the psychology tag wiki and realized it's really not dissimilar enough from behavior. What is the difference between these two tags? How does one determine whether a question ...
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Do we need a “fur” tag?

We have a tag for fur (15 questions). Should any questions about fur be tagged grooming? Is there any benefit to having two separate tags?
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PSA: I'm starting the process of removing the tag [care]

Based on the previous discussion that happend last week: How can we improve the [care] tag? It sounds to me like the general feeling towards the tag: care is that it's pretty useless and should be ...
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Why do we have a junior-pets tag? What does it mean?

So I noticed we apparently now have a "junior-pets" tag. It feels very much like a strange meta tag to me, and I am not sure why we have it, as it isn't something anyone would really search for, as it ...
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How can we improve the [care] tag? [duplicate]

We have a tag for care... The tag wiki reads: For questions relating to the general care of a pet, in maintaining an optimum environment and lifestyle for a pet. For issues that may overlap ...
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How can we improve the [proofing] tag?

We have a tag for proofing that has no wiki and only 4 questions. 3 out of 4 questions are about preventing pets from chewing on wires. If we want to keep this tag (personally I think we should ...
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Containment vs. Enclosure (also sort of vs. Cage, Terrariums, and Crate) tags

There already was fencing or containment? , but this is with two different tags that mean sort of the same thing, but are used synonymously, especially as regards fencing. containment and enclosure ...
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How can we improve the [disaster] tag?

We have a tag for disaster and it's got a couple questions on it. Most are about planning for a disaster, but then there's one where it's used because I'm assuming the asker believed the situation to ...
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Is the tag [crossbreed] necessary?

We have a tag for crossbreed that only has two questions. I'm not really sure I see what the tag is adding to the questions, they seem to be a bit meta/descriptive to me. Are these tags worth keeping ...
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Tag pluralization list

Running this query on DataSE I found some tags I think that would make more sense to be pluralized based on the other tags we have. aquarium (Note: The similar tag terrariums is plural) bearded-...
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Eliminate or de-generalize “Equipment” tag

The equipment tag was applied a lot back in October 2014, to many (but not all) questions concerning "equipment" for pets, from leashes and blood meters to water filters and pumps to bird seed storage....
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Habitat - Redundant Synonym Tag or Eliminate?

Biweekly challenge brought attention to habitat, which not only has no wiki attached, but is only used in a few questions that are also tagged either aquarium or terrariums. Of the 7 questions tagged ...
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Possibly overlapping tags with [mental-stimulation]

The tags toys and play seem to heavily overlap with mental-stimulation. Are all three necessary, or can toys and play be merged into mental-stimulation?
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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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Tag synonyms and renames for shedding/molting

We currently have 4 questions tagged shedding and 1 tagged molt. They mean the same thing. Both terms can be applied to any species of animal that sheds its skin or fur. molt is inconsistent with ...
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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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Should me make the tag 'agility' a synonym of 'dog-agility'?

There are presently only two questions tagged agility and five taggeddog-agility'. Should we make dog-agility the master and agility a synonym?
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Cleaning vs Bathing

The tag wiki for cleaning: Questions about cleaning your pet or the environment he/she lives in. Use this tag when your question addresses cleaning methods, requirements, and other aspects that ...
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House-Moving a synonym of Travel?

I just noticed the tag for house-moving that only has a couple questions tagged with it. To me, I think those questions can just be tagged with travel because that's what it's about, travelling with ...
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Is it okay if I use a species-specific tag for a closely related species?

Yesterday I asked this question: What is the basic care needed for a siren? Sirens are an aquatic salamander very closely related to axolotls, which we do have a tag for (axolotl). I don't want to ...
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Do we need a tag for boarding?

Recently the cattery tag was created. If we want to continue using it, it should be generalized. I'm not sure what the proper term would be, or if it would be covered in vacation.
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Do we need to separate [pet-safety] from [safety]?

This question about vermin made me wonder whether we should have separate tags for questions relating to the safety of pets questions about human safety in the presence of pets The current safety ...
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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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Can we define [rescues] better?

rescues is used for 5 questions. Four of these questions it seems to describe that the pet in question is a rescue. How do I convince my dog that a collar or harness is not the end of the world? ...
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Is [Mythbusting] a meta tag?

I'm concerned that mythbusting is actually a meta tag (and if so, it should be removed from use).
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When should the tag [toilet-training] be used and when should the tag [litter-box] be used?

We seem to have two tags for the same thing. toilet-training Issues related to housebreaking, training a pet to use certain areas and problems encountered with toileting issues, such as marking. ...
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Should a cats/dogs tag always be added to kittens/puppies questions?

I was surprised that this question What is an acceptable flea treatment for kittens? was not displayed in blue despite the 'cats' tag being in my favorites list. So I quickly added a 'cats' tag to the ...
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is the multi-pet-families tag too similar to the compatibility tag?

Tag wiki for multi-pet-families Regards concerns about households containing multiple pets of the same or different species and their interactions. Tag wiki for compatibility Questions about ...
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Is the “care” tag useful?

I recently noticed the care tag, which has 58 questions currently. Its wiki excerpt says: For questions relating to the general care of a pet, in maintaining an optimum environment and lifestyle ...
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Should there be a specific tag for leaving pets at home whilst you're away?

The travel tag wiki description says it's for travelling with pets, but there are a few questions where the owner is travelling and wants to arrange holiday care for the pet. Here are two that are ...
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Should we make [definition] a synonym for [terminology]?

The meaning of both tags seems very close. So far there are two questions that use these tags, and they both use both tags. I suggest definition be a synonym for terminology since the latter is very ...
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Remove the tag community-aquarium?

There's a tag community-aquarium which mostly seems to be a special fish case of compatibility. We don't have special compatibility tags for other animals, so it seems inconsistent to have a special ...
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Should we have tags for questions about getting a pet?

We seem to get a steady input of "what kind of dog should I get?" questions, and I think it would be nice to have a tag for those, since they're kind of a more broad question, reliant on the owner's ...
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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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Should there be a different tag for each of the competition venues?

Should there be a different tag for each of the competition venues? Or should we wait and see how it goes and split it out if needed? Some I can think of are: USDAA, NADAC, AKC, CPE, ASCA, AHBA... etc....
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Request mod-level synonyms be created for [spaying] / [neutering] / [fixing]

We have the desexing tag, which someone set-up a while back as the go-to tag for this sort of thing. Unfortunately, while it is the correct term, "desexing" is not the word the average person uses ...
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Should the synonym between [eating] and [chewing] be removed?

It was mentioned in chat that we have a couple questions that deal specifically with problems of dogs chewing on things, and in that case adding a [chewing] tag might be nice, but [chewing] already ...
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Split the [behavior] Tag?

I think we need to split the behavior tag into what I've seen are the two common uses for it: behavior - explain behavior of a pet and unwanted-behavior - refers to an undesirable behavior of a pet ...
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So I created the “Emergency” tag today

Today there was a question which required immediate attention. The asker had incorrectly selected the "disaster" tag to label the question (disaster is for, well, disaster preparation and post-...
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Is the Health tag too broad?

If you browse through the questions that have been tagged health, they cover a super wide range of topics and that tag doesn't seem particularly helpful in finding other questions that might be ...