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I think you are right - we currently haven't developed our Close reasons, mostly because it hasn't really been a big issue up till now. Normally by this age of a site it would have already been done, but I think the exodus shrunk us down and set us back enough that we are only just seeing it. It is something Mods can do, and we would probably go with the ...


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I think you did the right thing. Identification is happily on topic here or biology (or maybe pets) but caring for a baby wild animal is far more likely to get useful responses on pets or biology. As they have posted it over there, I will close the one here. Update - so, pets closed it - looks like it is because it is a wild animal - so I have reopened here. ...


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I absolutely would not use the word "blatantly". It is too off-putting to new users who usually need guidance, not exasperation. Rory aptly referred to The Exodus, which is all the more reason to focus on education rather than put-downs. I am really not a bleeding heart, but I remember well the useful coaching I received from several old hands ...


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People who are new at anything need to be educated or trained. Giving them something to read is merely a start, and a not very effective start if it is boring, as the user guides on SE are. (Has anyone ever read a non-boring user guide?) So many old users are gone because of The Mess, and we need new users. That means being welcoming and training them ...


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I just voted to reopen the infant squirrel question, right after I found that it had been closed on Pets. Now that it has been closed on Pets, no one will be able to learn how to care for this wild animal should they encounter a similar situation -- unless we reopen. Moving the question to Pets was defensible, but now that they have rejected it, it belongs ...


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