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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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: 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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