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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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Community poll: Do we want a banner warning against AI generated answers?

This recent Meta-Post announced that: Sites can now request to enable a banner to warn about their policy on AI-generated content. We will initially offer two banner text options that all sites in ...
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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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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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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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Are frame challenges allowed on this site?

I did a meta search (of course skipping the help section, duh) for "frame challenge" and did not find any direct answer. There was only a post about not meeting the "justified frame ...
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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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Do I have to ask another question?

Can a cat drink human milk? This question seems basically asking what I'm going to ask: "can a cat drink breast milk from human?", but it seems unclear what actually is OP asking. I want to ...
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We're celebrating the 10th anniversary of Pets.SE!

it's been 10 years since this site took its first baby steps. There have been ups and downs, warm welcomes and goodbyes. Time to celebrate, to remember and to share some fun facts! We invite everyone ...
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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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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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We'll be fixing up some images due to changes in imgur policies

As per the main meta post - there's a risk of images hosted on the 'main' imgur instance (as opposed to the stack exchange one) being deleted due to changes in their TOS. Images uploaded anonymously ...
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The message that appears after casting a third vote in the moderator election contains a <br/>

After casting a third vote in the moderator election, this message appears. The <br/> should either be fixed into a newline, or it should be removed altogether.
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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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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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Time to say goodbye to lila

It's time to make this official: our moderator lila will be losing her diamond. She hasn't visited the site or performed any moderator action in half a year. The last we heard of her was during a ...
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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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2022 Moderator Election Q&A – Question Collection

The purpose of this thread was to collect questions for the questionnaire. The questionnaire is now live, and you may find it here. Pets Stack Exchange is scheduled for an election next week, 2022-08-...
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Announcing a “Graduation” election for 2022

Summary: Pets Stack Exchange will begin the nomination stage for an election on August 8, 2022, as your “graduation” election as a result of having lost your beta label a while back. The timeline: On ...
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The many pets of Pets SE

I am inspired by this Science Fiction & Fantasy SE post and wonder what kind of pets the regular users have. I for one can't really shut up about my cat(s), and I am sure many users here would ...
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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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Do we want to unpin the accepted answer from the top of the list?

Stack Exchange staff have announced an upcoming change to the way answer acceptance works. Unpinning the accepted answer from the top of the list of answers Currently, the original poster of a ...
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Why are questions about squirrels closed as off-topic?

The question How can one care for a squirrel who got bitten by a cat? was closed with reason "squirrels aren't lets". I don't understand: I used to have a squirrel as a pet, many others do ...
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Closure of question with legal tag

I very recently asked a question about my legal options regarding a specific situation about my cat. The question is relatively promptly closed. The reason I carry this here is that I believe this ...
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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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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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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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What to do with old questions/answers providing out of date information?

I ask especially about crate training questions, which are around 6 years old. They most times look the same: I need my dog to stay in crate for night and workday, but the dog is not willing to do so ...
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Synonym request: [Age] to [Lifespan]?

We have two tags for the age of pets. age and lifespan. It makes sense to me that age should be a synonym of lifespan. Could we merge them?
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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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What is our stance on answers recommending illegal actions?

There’s a question about a cat that is neglected by the legal owner and cared for by the asker. The question is whether the asker can or should take the cat with them in an upcoming move. The ...
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Trivial *Pet*suit Event

The Stack Exchange Data Explorer (SEDE) offers many interesting insights into our site that would be impossible to gain otherwise. For one month (June 2021) we want to extract one interesting or ...
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Pets SE logo proposal

Let's 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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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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Why don't we use comments with down-vote in Pets SE?

I have seen various down votes on my answer, without stating what is the problem with it, in last days. Similarly, I have seen some down votes on some questions/answers of other people without ...
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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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Questioning the deletion of an answer

I refer to my answer in this question. The deletion undermines the right to freedom of expression. The answer was in no way against the rules. (If anyone thinks it was, please teach me which rule). ...
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About self-deleting answers

Deleting something is usually useful in any SE pages, as they tend to produce some clutter along the way. However, some users might be deleting their own well crafted answers just because (a) they are ...
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Are some moderators helping too much?

I clicked on the review link and noticed one person, who is a moderator, has the the most recent review history on all 6 review tasks. I wonder, if one person (particularly a moderator) can adversely ...
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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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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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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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What do you do if a legitimate answer looks like spam to the forum software?

I typed up an answer to a question about feral cats and when I try to submit it I keep getting a red box saying it looks like spam. What do I do? What is it keying off of? I promise you that it is not ...
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Is posting citations a compulsion even when the post contains self experiences?

I have posted an answer for a post here, for which I got the below notification. Now, what I don't understand here is why am I being asked to add citations to reliable resources, when there is no ...
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Is "consult a vet" an appropriate answer?

I am seeing several answers that boil down to "I do not know your answer, you should consult a vet". The goal of this SE is to help answer questions about pets. If the question truly ...
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Should we emphasize the need to go to a vet before a question asking for immediate help is posted?

We get questions from time to time, asking for solutions in regards to their pets acting either strangely or appearing as if they are not fine. A lot of them get the standard response, "go to vet now"....
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What shall we do when an accepted answer gives dangerous advice?

This question has an accepted answer which might be considered dangerous: Big hound has eaten corn cobs what can I do to help him pass them? If you look at two of the other answers, the dogs required ...
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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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Request for permission to ask questions on this site

I would like to request permission to ask questions on this site. Mine was rejected due to reputation issue after attempt to submit for the first time.
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Are questions about bees in scope?

There is a new site proposal at Area 51: Beekeeping. We have an existing meta question Are questions about horses and/or farm pets on topic? which does not clearly include or exclude bees. Looking at ...

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