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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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is there any possibilty to show the general location of the users

this is actually yvette colombs suggestion. is there a possibilty to make the general location of users shown in the Q and A section of the pages. and if it is possible to make this is it possible ...
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Moderator Position Open — Nominees Needed

Update: We have accepted Yvette's nomination as a pro tem Moderator. Congratulations! Access should be enabled shortly. We last had a pro tem nomination thread in late 2015, so it's time again to ...
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Should we be telling questioners to calm down?

I've run across this in the past, and found 2 examples again today. First example: How do I help my itchy Bichon Frise? Comment: "OP, please calm down, take a breath and read what you wrote." ...
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Am I able to ask specific users a question?

If I've read answers from a specific handler and think they seem super knowledgeable in a subject I'm curious about am I then able to PM or ask that specific user a question? Or is this discouraged? ...
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Is there a way to turn a comment to an answer, if it's not your comment?

I know the tip is to refrain from giving an answer in a comment, but I've found that in "unanswered questions" and elsewhere, there are a few like this. Is there a way to change someone's comments ...
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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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Why the down votes and no comments for a well researched answer?

https://pets.stackexchange.com/a/16689/9069 I understand that with good reason, comments are not required with down votes. I'm asking because I am trying to understand this particular community.
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Question for newer members

There are several review tasks in the review queue looking at the history. I can see that only a few users are doing the review tasks, most of whom have been members of pets.se for years. While no ...
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Book of the Month?

I just finished reading 'Kreativity For Kats' by Fritz Leiber. It is a 1961 work now in the public domain and available for free in multiple formats at Project Gutenberg http://www.gutenberg.org/...
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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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Exotic pet questions

I would like to make a suggestion that when asking a question regarding to exotic pets, mainly reptiles and amphibians, there should be a specific template. Ex. Tank size and make (glass or mesh) ...
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New tag literature

After much thought (preceding weeks), and the happenstance of events yesterday, Today I created the tag literature along with the post Do rabbits fight each other to the death? To the best of my ...
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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's the policy on showing images of neglected or sick animals?

As simple as the title reads. There are many relevant cases of animal neglect which could well be on topic for the site. If showing images, should these be hidden? What sort of NSFW policy applies for ...
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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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What should we do about disturbing videos

The question https://pets.stackexchange.com/questions/12212/what-breed-of-cat-is-this has been closed, but it has a link to a very disturbing video of someone abusing a cat. I believe that the OP was ...
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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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how to remove myself

I asked one question and got three answers from 2 people over four days showing neither ever read the question or the updates. One suggested his death. Not helpful and want nothing more to do with ...
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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 completly. One of the questions (currently with ...
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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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Generate “behaving abnormally” questions?

In response to the comment by @keshlam and the recent question I am wondering if maybe we should have one or a couple of generic questions along the line of "My pet is behaving abnormally, what should ...
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Should we cheat to change tags or just leave it how it is?

I used to go and add tags to peoples posts if they only used one tag (currently there are two questions tagged only "bearded dragons" which that tag has only 23 people following it, and I would go add ...
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Take a look at the list of users sorted by votes

Shortcut here: https://pets.stackexchange.com/users?tab=Voters&filter=week Data.se query to play with here: http://data.stackexchange.com/pets/revision/435675/555168/questions-with-x-amount-of-...
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How do I unscribe to this for I never signed up for this?

This is not my pet's question but my pet peeve. Never ever ever signed up for this website and never heard of it until I got an email this morning. So how did you get my personal email address? I know ...
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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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What Welcome Message would you give a new user?

I have been contemplating posting a welcome message to new users, in the comments of their question or answer. Ideally it would stay there for a few days, a week at most, then be deleted. Currently ...
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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 ...
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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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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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We need another volunteer Moderator♦

We need a 3rd moderator for this site. Ideally, Moderators are elected by the community, but until this site reaches a critical mass to hold an election, we need to appoint another provisional ...
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Answering your own question, which has your own bounty

I posted This Question a while ago, after receiving 0 feedback I decided to put a bounty on it, still no feedback. During the weekend I had some free time from my work projects and decided to dig in ...
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Picking an answer

I posted This question a while ago, and both answers are really good, and both worked/are working pretty well. How can I go about accepting an answer if both answers are solving my problem?
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Standing Bounty

I have a few questions that I would like to offer a bounty on that does not expire in 7 days. Questions that require either a high degree of research and/or a level of experience and knowledge that ...
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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 ...
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2nd Anniversary Party

Some of you may have seen We're coming up on our anniversary, how should we mark the auspicious event? and the resulting 1st Year Anniversary Party and so we're thinking that we should give it another ...
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Should we encourage 3rd parties to harvest comments to create answers?

I just saw this Stack Overflow meta question Is it correct to answer copying from comments by other users? the leading answers essentially say, if there is good stuff in comments, go ahead and put it ...
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Please refrain from using comments to answer

This is kind of a public service announcement, but I've seen a recent spike in people using comments, rather than answers, to actually answer questions. Please refrain from that activity and, if I ...
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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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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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Biweekly Topic Challenge: Hamsters [Completed]

The current topic for the Pets: Biweekly Topic Challenge is the suggestion for the hamsters tag. For the next two weeks (until midnight of March 22, 2015) you are challenged to ask and/or answer as ...
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Biweekly Topic Challenge: Junior-Pets [Completed]

The current topic for the Pets: Biweekly Topic Challenge is the suggestion for the junior-pet tag. For the next two weeks (until midnight of April 19, 2015) you are challenged to ask and/or answer as ...
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What are the guidelines for questions regarding agriculture/aquaculture?

I asked a question recently, Channel Catfish vs “Bala Catfish” … how can I identify which was sold to me? which was edited by another user because I had mentioned the fish were being raised for food (...
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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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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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Request for new tag: euthanasia

Could someone create a tag for me? I wold like the tag euthanasia for my question on the board TIA

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