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A few reminders: Voting, Flagging, Closing, Reviewing

Part of what makes the Stack Exchange format so great is the built in ability to vote for the quality of content and flag, close and review content that needs more attention. With this in mind, we ...
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Stepping down as moderator

I have a lot of exciting things happening in my life right now (building a new house!) and have found that I am spending less time on the computer. I've decided to step away as moderator of Pets.SE to ...
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Announcing a Pro Tempore Moderator election

Summary: Pets Stack Exchange will begin the nomination stage for a special election on August 5 to bring in one more moderator. For full details of the process, see the announcement on Meta Stack ...
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What are the criteria for our site to get out of beta?

Our site has been in beta for many years now. What are the criteria for a site to get out of beta? We have 16,000 visitors daily. We have a solid number of users 10,000+. Answered questions are above ...
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2019 Community Moderator Election

The 2019 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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2018: 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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Remove affiliate links in questions or answers

The user in this post linked to some toys that he uses, but he used an Amazon affiliate link. According to this meta from 2009 we should either flag them as spam or edit them out. The question is ...
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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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Should we close this question about statistics about vets?

This question "Scholarly article on the percentage of vets who recommend spaying/neutering" really annoys me but I'm not sure if it's acceptable on this site or not. The main question (among a lot ...
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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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Chameleon(s) tag

For a question about chameleons I tried to remove the singular chameleon and instead add chameleons as per our meta discussion on tag plurals but I get a message saying You are attempting to ...
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synonym request: “enclosure(s)” and “pens”

We have enclosure and pens, each with one question. Can we (a) pluralize the former ("enclosures") and (b) make the latter a synonym of it? "Enclosures" seems more general, and most of our counting-...
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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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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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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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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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Animal Husbandry

We occasionally get questions about animals who are not pets, Some we point to Biology.SE but according to this Area51 post Animal husbandry is on-topic on Sustainability.SX we might also consider ...
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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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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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Should I split a symptoms question into individual symptoms, if so, should I leave the original?

Option 1: Single long question: Should I be concerned about my cats development because of A, B, C? Option 2: Multiple small questions: What is normal A for a cat? What is normal B for a cat? What ...
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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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Why isn't my profile on pets synching with my network profile?

Just joined the private beta here. I'm viewing my profile, but unable to synch it (avatar, about me, basic info, username, etc.) with the several other profiles I have on SE. I can click the Network ...
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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 ...