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Is it appropriate to ask about wildlife that I am deliberately trying to attract or care for in some way?

The on-topic guide states that we should only ask about domestic animals and not wildlife. However, what about wildlife that we're deliberately trying to attract or care for? In my case, I wanted to ...
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Are frame challenges allowed on this site?

I did a meta search (of course skipping the help section, duh) for "frame challenge" and did not find any direct answer. There was only a post about not meeting the "justified frame ...
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2023: a year in moderation

It’s that time of the year again! As we wave goodbye to last year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here might be ...
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Community poll: Do we want a banner warning against AI generated answers?

This recent Meta-Post announced that: Sites can now request to enable a banner to warn about their policy on AI-generated content. We will initially offer two banner text options that all sites in ...
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Do I have to ask another question?

Can a cat drink human milk? This question seems basically asking what I'm going to ask: "can a cat drink breast milk from human?", but it seems unclear what actually is OP asking. I want to ...
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We're celebrating the 10th anniversary of Pets.SE!

it's been 10 years since this site took its first baby steps. There have been ups and downs, warm welcomes and goodbyes. Time to celebrate, to remember and to share some fun facts! We invite everyone ...
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Please ignore the test event

Well, while testing a feature I knew was there, I accidentally added an event that won't go away. If you see an event on the sidebar called "Test" - and are wondering, this was entirely my ...
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We're considering helping with the 1 reputation voting trial

After some discussion - while we do have some reservations, I feel like we might actually be a good fit to try this out on. For those not in the loop, Catija has an extensive write up on Meta In short ...
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We'll be fixing up some images due to changes in imgur policies

As per the main meta post - there's a risk of images hosted on the 'main' imgur instance (as opposed to the stack exchange one) being deleted due to changes in their TOS. Images uploaded anonymously ...
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2022: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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2022 Community Moderator Election Results

Moderator election #4 on Pets — your "graduation" election! — has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the new moderators are: They will be forming the new moderation crew ...
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2022 Community Moderator Election

The 2022 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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2022 Moderator Election Q&A – Question Collection

The purpose of this thread was to collect questions for the questionnaire. The questionnaire is now live, and you may find it here. Pets Stack Exchange is scheduled for an election next week, 2022-08-...
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Announcing a “Graduation” election for 2022

Summary: Pets Stack Exchange will begin the nomination stage for an election on August 8, 2022, as your “graduation” election as a result of having lost your beta label a while back. The timeline: On ...
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Why are questions about squirrels closed as off-topic?

The question How can one care for a squirrel who got bitten by a cat? was closed with reason "squirrels aren't lets". I don't understand: I used to have a squirrel as a pet, many others do ...
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Closure of question with legal tag

I very recently asked a question about my legal options regarding a specific situation about my cat. The question is relatively promptly closed. The reason I carry this here is that I believe this ...
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Time to say goodbye to lila

It's time to make this official: our moderator lila will be losing her diamond. She hasn't visited the site or performed any moderator action in half a year. The last we heard of her was during a ...
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2021: a year in moderation

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Lack of option to close a question because it belongs on another site

In this question, it was said that while this site was in beta, there would not be the specific close option of stating which site a question belonged on. Seeing as how it's been more than 7 years, ...
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Pets is graduating!

We have recently received the good news that Pets will be graduating from Beta next month! Based on the longevity of the site, and number of questions and answers, Stack Exchange has determined that ...
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Do we want to unpin the accepted answer from the top of the list?

Stack Exchange staff have announced an upcoming change to the way answer acceptance works. Unpinning the accepted answer from the top of the list of answers Currently, the original poster of a ...
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What to do with old questions/answers providing out of date information?

I ask especially about crate training questions, which are around 6 years old. They most times look the same: I need my dog to stay in crate for night and workday, but the dog is not willing to do so ...
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What is the criteria for upvoting questions?

I recently posted my first question on the site. I tried to follow site on-topic guidelines, explained my whole situation and what I tried, etc. The question received a number of comments, as well as ...
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What is our stance on answers recommending illegal actions?

There’s a question about a cat that is neglected by the legal owner and cared for by the asker. The question is whether the asker can or should take the cat with them in an upcoming move. The ...
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About self-deleting answers

Deleting something is usually useful in any SE pages, as they tend to produce some clutter along the way. However, some users might be deleting their own well crafted answers just because (a) they are ...
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Tag cleanup - Part 1 - Results

These are the current outcomes of my earlier tag cleanup proposal. Two of our beloved moderators, Elmy and Lila, both helped out with this as well. Thank you to Journeyman Geek for offering feedback (...
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Trivial *Pet*suit Event

The Stack Exchange Data Explorer (SEDE) offers many interesting insights into our site that would be impossible to gain otherwise. For one month (June 2021) we want to extract one interesting or ...
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The many pets of Pets SE

I am inspired by this Science Fiction & Fantasy SE post and wonder what kind of pets the regular users have. I for one can't really shut up about my cat(s), and I am sure many users here would ...
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Standardizing units

There are starting to be more and more posts with numbers in them - often temperature and weight, but the argument can be extended to volume and length. Since Stack Exchange is an international ...
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Tag cleanup - Part 1 - Proposal

This proposal has been completed. The results can be found on Tag cleanup - Part 1 - Results This is the first step in cleaning up Pets' tags. Most steps I have sufficient rep to do myself, but I ...
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Should the Off the Leash chat be abandoned?

Currently there are two official chat rooms for Pets SE: The Litter Box for all pets-related content; Pets Chat - Off the Leash for everything else. In theory, off-topic messages can be migrated ...
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Activity on Pets.SE

I have joined this almost a month ago and had a lot of fun answering people's cuddly creature questions; however, it seems that activity on the site has plummeted to only two questions a day. Why is ...
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Did not one single person vote in the 2020 Moderator Election?

The Pets 2020 Community Moderator Election page found on Pets Meta states this: 1,167 voters were eligible, 0 visited the site during the election, 71 visited the election page, and 0 voted Is this ...
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Spring-cleaning campaign on Pets.SE

I noticed that during the last year the quality of our site (according to the official quality metrics of StackExchange) deteriorated. You can have a look at our current Beta status. We can't do much ...
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2020: a year in moderation

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The existential cat, Henri le Chat Noir, passed away at the age of 17

Henri was a tuxedo cat, who appeared on a series of short movies. He apparently died of multiple organ failure, at the age of 17. He was one of the early cat figures, predating many meme cats.
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Should this question be moved Biology SE and how would I do that?

I've posted a species identification question earlier and learned just now that these aren't really suited for this site. So I'd like to have it moved to Biology SE but I don't know how to achieve ...
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I wanna ask this question and I am not sure, if it fits the site's guidelines

I wanna ask a question, but I'm not sure, if I should. I don't wanna have it downvoted to oblivion or even deleted. So I figured I'd ask here first. This is what I'd like to ask: How to convince my ...
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Hijacking of my question in comments

Some people have hijacked my question about cats using a cat flap and started talking about cats exterminating wild species. Is that really reasonable on a pets site? I feel it's rather insulting ...
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2020 Community Moderator Election

The 2020 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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2020 Community Moderator Election

Pets Stack Exchange will begin the nomination stage for a special election on August 17 to bring in two more moderators. For full details of the process, see the announcement on Meta Stack Exchange. ...
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What next for the Pets Community?

In a month, Pets.SE is going to have one or fewer moderators. Unless there is some change, I will be losing mod privileges. Harry V. has not declared his intentions and Yvette is already gone. If the ...
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Time to say goodbye - one less moderator

At the writing of this post I am a moderator and the second highest ranking contributor on this site. I'm leaving the network. I've requested to have my accounts deleted and want to move on with my ...
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James losing mod privileges Sept 7

There is a new moderator agreement which if I do not accept will mean the loss of my moderator rights. I do not plan to accept it. I am not happy with the way SE has been handling their ...
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Time to Say Goodbye - Henders

Dearest Pets Community, It is with a genuinely heavy heart that I am to resign my position as Moderator of Pets Stack Exchange. It staggers me to see that my joining date for this site is already 4 ...
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2019: 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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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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