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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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Let's get critical: Apr 2015 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Pets Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google, what will ...
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Pets: Biweekly Topic Challenge

It seems to me like we're okay to start biweekly topic challenges here at Pets. The idea for these challenges can be found in this meta post, and the process has been nicely written out over at the ...
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Biweekly Topic Challenge: Recipes [Cancelled]

The current topic for the Pets: Biweekly Topic Challenge is the suggestion for the recipes tag. For the next two weeks (until midnight of May 3, 2015) you are challenged to ask and/or answer as many ...
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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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Request to change “please delete me” to something less… sad

User please delete me (aka p.t.) was a prominent user in the early time of the Beta and still has a high value, but was not deleted from the system (probably due to the utility the user provided to ...
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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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Request for moderate moderation

Can we relax the moderation on this site? I've made just a few comments on this site in my short time here, and I've been jumped on almost immediately by over-zealous mods, saying things like "move it ...
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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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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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Biweekly Topic Challenge: Habitat [Completed]

The current topic for the Pets: Biweekly Topic Challenge is the suggestion for the habitat tag. For the next two weeks (until midnight of March 8, 2015) you are challenged to ask and/or answer as ...
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Biweekly Topic Challenge: Training [Completed]

The current topic for the Pets: Biweekly Topic Challenge is the suggestion for the training tag. For the next two weeks (until midnight of February 22, 2015) you are challenged to ask and/or answer ...
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Why was this closed as a duplicate?

This question: What's better than a spray bottle for negative reinforcement of a cat? Was marked a duplicate of: How should I discipline my cat for bad behavior? And the two questions are clearly, ...
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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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When should the topic challenges be ending?

Sorry for the kind of poll question but.. For the biweekly topic challenges, I've been ending the challenges on Monday, technically Sunday at midnight but I write the summary and post the new ...
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Are there sites in the network that we could submit community ads to?

I think it would be nice to have community ads to advertise our site on other sites in the network. But usually sites submit community ads to sites that tend to share the same interests. On one hand, ...
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Biweekly Topic Challenge: First-Aid [Completed]

The current topic for the Pets: Biweekly Topic Challenge is the suggestion for the First-Aid tag. For the next two weeks (until February 9, 2015) you are challenged to ask or answer as many questions ...
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Relating/ Duplicating Own Questions

Is it allowed to duplicate your own question but where it won't get marked [duplicate]? ex. q: Can I give surgery to my fish Q: Is it ok to give surgery to a fish because I want to give surgery to my ...
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Biweekly Topic Challenge: Senior-Pet [Completed]

The current topic for the Pets: Biweekly Topic Challenge is the suggestion for the Senior-Pet tag. For the next two weeks (until January 26, 2015) you are challenged to ask or answer as many ...
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Biweekly topic challenge: Rescue Organizations [Completed]

The current topic for the Pets: Biweekly Topic Challenge is the suggestion for rescue organizations. For the next two weeks (until December 8, 2014) you are challenged to ask or answer as many ...
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Biweekly topic challenge: Mental-Stimulation [Completed]

The current topic for the Pets: Biweekly Topic Challenge is the suggestion for the Mental-Stimulation tag. For the next two weeks (until January 5, 2015) you are challenged to ask or answer as many ...
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Biweekly topic challenge: Molting [Completed]

The current topic for the Pets: Biweekly Topic Challenge is the suggestion for the molting tag. For the next two weeks (until December 22, 2014) you are challenged to ask or answer as many questions ...
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Could we have community ads too?

On many of the other Stack Exchange sites I've seen meta posts collecting community ads to submit to help advertise their site across the network. Are community ads something that we would want to do?...
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Deleting your own chat room

Is it possible to delete your own chat room? I would like to know if you can or can't. If I can please tell me how to do it.
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Buffalo questions off topic?

Will a buffalo question be allowed in a pet question because I own a buffalo and I have many questions about it?
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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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Can we post a comment where we think the question should go to a proposal on area 51 where it fits the best?

I just want to know if we can post a comment on a question stating "This question can be best suited for the area 51 proposal i.e. XYZ on this particular topic..." Coz I think this will also help the ...
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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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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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Why is my answer being down-voted or ignored?

Most of us have been here before. We've had an answer that hasn't been getting any up-votes (or maybe even getting nothing but down-votes). So what can a person do to get the internet points they ...
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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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Do we want topic challenges here on Pets?

Completed A great suggestion from Jon Ericson is to have Weekly Topic Challenges, these would involve 4 steps: Step 1: Ask for topic ideas. Step 2: Post a challenge. Step 3: Profit!!!! Tally the ...
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Is it possible to merge meta questions?

I noticed we have to meta discussions about species identification. Should we discourage pet breed / species identification questions? Species identification and the Help Center Can we merge them ...
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Is there any reason why questions asking if a price for an animal is reasonable would be on-topic?

I had removed it from this question: What is the procedure for adopting a purebred dog in the United States?, because it was more of a side-comment than a part of the actual question, but it made me ...
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Anonymous survey posted on Survey Monkey

An anonymous survey has been posted on Survey Monkey. It asks questions about your perception of the Pets.SE site https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/YGCQKZF
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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's going on with our voting activity?

Note: data for graphs are taken from this query Here is the graph of our voting activity in the last year. As you can see, we have our normal jumps whenever a question hits the hot list, but overall ...
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What's our position on aquaponics?

Stemming from this question on the Gardening site: Aquaponics: lobsters, clams, oysters and tilapia all in the same tank? I think animals being kept in aquaponics systems are borderline for us. They'...
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Can we make use of “Upcoming Events”?

There is a feature called 'Upcoming Events' that is used at Space, and possibly other sister sites. Their application of it is not completely without issue but it did get me wondering if we might ...
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Tag rename request: [crate] to [crate-training]?

We have a tag for crating animals, crate, but it makes more sense to me that it would be called crate-training. Could we get crate turned into crate-training?
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Very answerable questions should not be closed as unanswerable (and this is happening)

Saw three closures today (one was mine and I think is the most borderline, but that's what got me on this topic): Best small pet for a fairly small space in a bedroom https://pets.stackexchange.com/...
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Let's get critical: Oct 2014 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Pets Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google, what will ...
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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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Is dog name history in scope? [duplicate]

The new question Why is "Blue" a traditional dog's name? pushes the limits of scope that is currently in place. I can see valid arguments to allow this to be in or out of scope. A meta ...
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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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Merge [laws] and [legal]?

So we have two tags: laws and legal. The first has a wiki: For questions related to laws, ordinances, rules, or regulations governing the behavior of pets and their handlers in public places. ...

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