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Would this question be accepted?

I want to give money for the well-being of animals. I found many opportunities to send money in my country (Sweden) if I search the terms "swish ge pengar till katter". But I have no means to evaluate ...
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Why was the question about Conan the dog put on hold as POB?

I recently asked the question Is the dog depicted on this image male or female? It was put on hold as Primarily Opinion Based. I don't agree with this because AFAIK the physical gender of a dog as ...
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Breed identification generics

I see in this post that "What breed is this?" questions are not allowed, and I agree with the reasoning that they (or their answers) aren't useful to others. However, would it be acceptable to have ...
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2019 Community Moderator Election Results

Pets's first moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied and the new moderator is: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly—please thank them for volunteering, ...
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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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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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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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Would asking the community for help picking the best fish on topic?

I am kind of new to this site, and lately I have been closely observing the "fish" tag. I love fish, and everything about them. I am thinking about starting an aquarium myself, and need to pick out ...
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Constant request for CAPTCHA verification

Every answer I post is asking me to do a CAPTCHA verification. This is very much frustrating. I have been in stackexchange network for quite a while. Does this happens to the beta sites?
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I want no more help with this situation

NOTE: Thanks all guys and gals for all your wonderful support but I need no support at all any more, I am quite capable of taking my own care. Thank you
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HNQ - “How can I stop my kitten from growing?”

Per Changes to Hot Network Questions starting the discussion. There have been mixed thoughts if this question is appropriate. Should the question How can I stop my kitten from growing? be removed ...
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Go see a Veterinarians as a close reason?

I have seen several comments where someone is voting to close a question as off topic because the close voter feels that the OP should take their animal to a vet. If this is listed as out of scope ...
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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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Changes to Hot Network Questions

There are several changes, one that jumps out to me as potentially important for Pets.se is this one. Moderators have the ability to remove questions from the HNQ List. There are times when the ...
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I'm stepping down as moderator

I recently stepped down as Moderator on Pets with some sadness, but overall knowing it was the right decision. Being part of Pets when it first launched and putting many hours of contributions into ...
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General question about different ways to entertain dogs

I would like to create a general question about different ways to entertain dogs following the example of this question about vet treatment options. Ideally, each answer should contain the instruction ...
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Are questions regarding carnivorous plants within the scope of this site?

Nowadays, carnivorous plants have become a popular pet for many. Some of them sold as pets are - tropical pitcher plants pitcher plants venus flytrap drosera capensis sundews trumpet pitchers ...
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How to insert Hyperlink in answer

I am new here, while answering other people's questions, I can't insert any hyperlink. How can I do so?
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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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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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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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Time for separate beta sites - cats.stackexchange.com and dogs.stackexchange.com?

Considering the predominant number of questions with either cats tag or dogs tag is it time for two separate sister sites - cats.stackexchange.com and dogs.stackexchange.com with this site only for ...
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Huge number of duplicate questions regarding Betta fish

Those who are regular to site and have higher privileges must have noticed that almost every week we have at least one question regarding Betta fish which is duplicate. Any idea how to solve this ...
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Are questions about semi-domesticated wild animals on topic?

I routinely feed a group of wild magpies near my work and am able to hand feed some of them to the point that my workmates joke about them as my "work pets". Similarly there are people who will feed ...
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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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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 one think it was, please teach me which rule) For ...
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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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Moderator Pro Tempore Elections on Pets.SE?

On pets we currently have 4 moderators all are active on the site and cover multiple levels of expertise and goegrphical locations. There is new Experimental Pro Tempore elections for sites still in ...
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Worthwhile info in comment was deleted, why?

I posted a question here some time ago. I noticed today that some of the comments were deleted. More specifically, the comment involved linking to a side outside of SE with a lot of valuable ...
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It's time to make some ads for over on BiologySE!

Many (beta) sites use the Community ads feature on related graduated sites to advertise their community. Biology's thread for this year's ads is over here. Currently, none of their ads has reached ...
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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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Can we provide a general answer to point all animal breed identification questions to?

Once in a while we get questions about identifying breeds. Be it cats or dogs. As we know, those questions are out of scope for this site because there is no way to tell. How about creating a general ...
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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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Should we discourage pet breed / species identification questions?

The topic has come up in chat, so a meta discussion seems to be in order. Should we actively disallow questions asking for identification of a specific breed, or even species? Presumably users ...
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The [dog-obedience] tag isn't being used as intended

The wiki for the dog-obedience tag says that it's: About the obedience competition sport, where the dog is trained to perform a series of obedience exercices (heel work, scent discrimination, long ...
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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 ...
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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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Product identification should it be allowed?

Should we allow questions about product identification? This question Does anyone know what brand this toy is? I have searched everywhere and cannot find it was self answered it has collected 2 ...
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What is the stance on users who answer their own questions, very fast?

The last few days I have come across a couple of questions of the same user that follow this pattern: Q - I would like to own / buy / keep / how to take care this pet. A - (quite soon after posting ...
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Betta's at bottom of tank duplicates

We have a lot of Betta's lying at the bottom of their tanks questions. 23 to be exact. Any one care to wade in on which may be duplicates and the selection of good dupe targets?
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Reputation points

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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2017 Self-evaluation

It's been a few of years since we did an automated self-evaluation and it seemed like a good time to look critically at this site again. In particular, a moderator noticed an unseasonal drop in ...
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Is a canonical question about free/low/deferred veterinary costs would be a good idea

There seem to be a number of questions where the correct response (usually as a comment) is 'Consult a vet' possibly with 'urgently' tagged on. Would it be sensible to have a canonical question with ...
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A Daily Pet picture in 'The Litter Box' chat room

The chat room for Science Fiction & Fantasy - The Restaurant at the End of the Universe has a Daily floof pinned to the side of the chat. Which is a link with the current date to an image of a ...
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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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Necessity of flag icon for OP himself/herself in his/her own post

I have noticed, that when I ask a question my flag icon below the post is enabled. I find this quite strange. Why would anybody want to flag his/her own post?
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Will you help moderate this site? Nominations needed

Update: We have accepted Rebecca RVT and Henders' nomination as a pro tem Moderators. Congratulations! Their access should be enabled shortly. We recently posted a nomination thread to appoint ...
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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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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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