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Should we edit “hi”, “thanks”, salutation from posts

It has been a general concensus on main meta that "hi","thanks" and salutations should be edited from posts. Should we do the same here?
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What is the minimal amount of research we expect from our users?

There are some questions popping up, to be quite honest a lot, where typing the title into Google yields some pretty good results. If you hover the cursor over the downvote button, its info text reads ...
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Do people want the meta posts to appear in the chat feed?

Now that the meta site has calmed down a bit, do people want the feed of new posts to automatically appear in our chat room? I know we do it on [cogsi.se] and it's not a bad way to keep people ...
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Should we have a biology, anatomy or physiology type tag?

Should we have a biology, anatomy or physiology type tag? To give a few examples: The answer to this is concerned with the rabbits physiology: Do bunnies eat their droppings? The asnwers to these ...
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This question is closed for the wrong reason, should we care?

There is a question on the main site whether trace amounts of onions can be harmful to pets. It's been closed as a duplicate of whether onions can be harmful in general despite the OP specifically ...
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If the kitty litter / pregnancy question was reworded, would it not have been migrated?

This question is in reference to this Pets question which was migrated to Parenting. Based on the way the original question was worded, "Can contact with cat feces be harmful for pregnant women?", I ...
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The health tag and health of humans

The allergies is used for animals with allergies and human's with allergies to pets. Can the health be used in the same way or should we have a separate tag? Example questions: Can I get sick ...
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Behavior or Behaviour tag [duplicate]

We need to decide on whether we are going to use behaviour or behavior, then delete the unused one. Being from the UK, I'd propose that we use behaviour, but as it seems that the audience is more ...
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Is this answer a copyright violation?

This answer has most of its content come from a single source. Which is attributed, but the content is not released on CC (Attribution). Another user has placed a comment about the volume of copy and ...
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What should I do with a completely paraphrased version of a plagiarized answer?

This is really specific to a single question, it's not a duplicate meta post and for crap's sake people, it's meta, you can have a few uniques floating around. That having been said, Recommendations ...
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Should we remove the “cars” tag?

We currently have 4 questions tagged cars. We also have 2 questions tagged travel. One of those is also tagged cars, and the other mentions cars, so should have the cars tag if we decide to keep ...
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How should we tag the insurance question?

This question about pet insurance is currently tagged dogs, which is wrong -- there's nothing dog-specific in the question. Presumably this is because it needed to be tagged with something and "...
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How should we tag aquarium-related questions?

Currently we have a single aquarium tag. However, there is a significant difference between freshwater aquariums, and saltwater aquariums. The care, maintenance, denizens, and level of expertise ...
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Reputation change stats discrepancy

In my profile reputation change on Pets beta, It show -129 but In the user drop down it shows -24 What is the reason for this?
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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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Redundancy like “For questions about” in tag wikis

Tag wikis are polluted with redundant words: "Questions related to" "Question regarding" "Refers to the question concerning about" (!) "For questions about" "Refers to the question regarding" "...
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Copy, Paste, Link, One Liner Answers [duplicate]

There are many Copy, Paste, Link, One Liner Answers. If this is the best answer someone can post, I would strongly recommending not providing an answer. It is not an improvement on a google search, ...
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Do ALL tags need to be made plural?

I know that there was a question asked very early on in this sites life about the animal name tags: Should our pet tags be plural or singular? The general consensus there is that animal pet names ...
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Should “terrariums” tag be renamed to “terrarium”?

This question was asked today and tagged with the tag terrariums. Should that tag be renamed to terrarium?
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How do we get veterinarians to participate on our site?

Although many questions can be answered by owners of the specified pet, some will definitely need the expertise of a vet. How do we introduce veterinarians to the site? Should we tell users to tell ...
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Poor quality advice in answers and comments

I have my concerns about some of the quality of the answers and advice being given on the site. Then we are faced with a barrage of questions, imploring more feedback about downvotes. At this stage (...
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Are we missing anything to end the Private Beta?

We are about a week into Private Beta, and seem to be doing great. Is there anything in particular we need to focus on addressing to get ready for public Beta?
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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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Treat and Treatment tags

I noticed these two tags treat and treatment. A glance at this tags, one would think that they are talking about the same thing, Treatment. After looking at the questions in the tags, I realized they ...
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Question edited to change question and now has two answers addressing two questions

This question Is there a way to prevent another dog from pooping on our grass? was edited to change the emphasis of the question. There are two answers one to the original, one to the second, what to ...
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Why don't we use comments with down-vote in Pets.se?

I have seen various down vote on my answer without stating that what is problem with it in last days. Similarly i have seen some down vote on some questions/answer of other people without explanation. ...
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Should we have questions based on other questions?

I saw https://pets.stackexchange.com/questions/723/is-it-safe-for-me-to-use-human-medication-on-my-pet that is like a response to two other questions. Although the OP already answered it, I feel we ...
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Human medications on pets

I asked this: https://pets.stackexchange.com/questions/723/is-it-safe-for-me-to-use-human-medication-on-my-pet In order to prevent the human medicine question appearing for every pet there is, e.g [....
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Does a question have to specify a specific pet, or can it pertain to pets in general?

I asked a question here: What are good techniques for coping with the loss of a dog? Originally it pertained to just "pets" rather than "dogs", and I was told it was too broad, so I changed it. ...
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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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Are questions about pet loss (death, grieving) on topic?

Are questions about pet loss, grief, etc on topic for this site, or are they better suited for Cognitive Sciences? See: What are good techniques for coping with the loss of a dog?
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What should our “elevator pitch” be? [duplicate]

From http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2010/07/the-7-essential-meta-questions-of-every-beta/ : Imagine you’ve just gotten on an elevator with a friendly stranger. You have precisely one floor to describe ...
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What measures can we take to prevent product comparisons?

Especially with this site, there will probably be many "product comparison" questions, from pet food to perfumes. As with any stack exchange site, these types of questions are opinionated and should ...
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Should there be a brush tag

I noticed this question that has a brush tag. Do we need a brush tag? I think since there is already a grooming tag, there is no need for brush tag. What does the community think about this?
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Should there be a dead tag?

I noticed a dead tag that was used to tag a question about leaving a dead fish in an aquarium. Should there actually be a dead tag? I don't think we need this tag because it is more unlikely for the ...
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Is consult a vet an appropriate answer?

I am seeing several answers that boil down to I do not know your answer you should consult a vet. The goal of this SE is to help answer questions about pets. If the question truly requires a vet ...
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How much medicine/drug advice is appropriate? [duplicate]

Can I give human medicine to chickens? is the question that has caused me to ask this. I answered the question saying that any human medicine should be prescribed and monitored by someone with direct ...
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Chat room for dogs - the kennel

Pets SE now has a separate chat room, specifically to discuss issues about dogs that require extended discussion. As there has been some extended discussions in comments over dog training theories, ...
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What should we do when we find unattributed text?

While looking for answers to select as the proper answer to questions I've asked recently, I discovered a post which qualifies for moderation review. Stemming from Why aren't people answering ...
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How do we know the community has reached a consensus on a decision?

With creating tags, synonyms,any aspects of our site that require community census, how do we determine when we have community census (and how do we determine that community census to determine that ...
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What tags should we use to distinguish gender from sexual behaviour?

We currently have two questions tagged sex that talk about behaviours that are possibly sexually motivated and three questions tagged gender-differentiation. My first instinct when seeing the tag sex ...
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Is bad breath solutions a list question?

I think this question about bead breath solutions for dogs is one of those acceptable list questions, i.e. there are different possible solutions, each with their pro and con. Currently, 2 out of the ...
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Do we need to clean up comments?

This is an example Why is adding hay to a rabbit's diet important? of comments being made while a question is being closed edited and reopened. There are also many post verging on and with ...
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Do we want to start creating tag synonyms

Any obvious tag synonyms the community thinks we can create yet? I have privilege to create tag synonyms, so we don't need to bother Community managers and can start forming these if the community so ...
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Are questions asking for references on topic? [duplicate]

Is there a research-based book that discusses feline social interactions and cues? So, do we want these types of questions?
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What about image copyright?

We have talked a lot on meta about copyright in answers, but so far it has seemed to only cover copyright of words and text, not of images. How do we make sure we are citing things appropriately? Do ...
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How come we have such a strong Australian contingent? [closed]

I see a lot of answers by different people that link to the Australian SPCA, I'm guessing most of these people are actually Australian. Given most SE sites I've been on usually have North American as ...
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Synonyms diet, nutrition and usage of feeding [duplicate]

We have several questions tagged diet or nutrition. I really don't see any difference between them. feeding sound similarly close, too.
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Aquarium and pond questions that are not about pets

Before the pets proposal entered private Beta followers of the aquarium proposal were asked to join as all their questions would be on topic here. There are a few questions about aquariums or ponds I ...
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When should we begin culling tags?

We currently have 210 questions and, by my count, 129 tags, 71 of which are only being applied to one question at the moment. Some of these are obviously useful (e.g. mice) whereas sound and ice are ...

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