I have some questions that came up recently. I saw a post in (at least I think I remember it being in) Enclosures & Setups, something about racks, so I added to it by asking some lizard questions or something along those lines. Then it was brought to my attention that the topic had ‘ball pythons’ as one of its tags, and that my post was therefore off-topic, so I deleted it.
Again today I saw a topic under Enclosures & Setups I would potentially have been interested in, but before I even clicked, I saw the tag for ball-pythons. So I guess I have 2 questions regarding that:
Shouldn’t these posts go under the Ball Pythons Category, if they are intended to only be in reference to ball pythons? (Neither ‘snake’ nor ‘ball python’ was used in the title of either topic.)
Following from that, if they shouldn’t go in the Ball Python category, but they are still supposed to be only regarding ball pythons (meaning I shouldn’t post my legged-reptile questions/remarks), should that not be in the title?
(Side note- I am not anti-ball python! I think they are so cute! The first time I heard that they curl in a defensive ball, I knew they were snakes after my own heart. I, too, often feel like hiding somewhere safe and curling in a ball.)
Oh and another question! I was thinking- would it be appropriate to have a category for ‘Herp Humor?’ I don’t mean a non-reptile section, but a good spot for silly reptile-related stories.
Oooh, and another question! I have some herp medical cases I could share (because they are/were my own pets), would this be of interest? They are all leopard geckos thus far, but the issues weren’t specific to leos. And, if this is something of interest, what sort of photos are acceptable to post? While I wouldn’t post like a ‘gross’ surgery pic, I have, for example, pics of a rescue animal that had suffered (extreme) neglect, pics of my gecko Pablo’s abnormal eye fairly close up, stuff like that. Just a thought as a possible way to try and bridge the divide that can manifest between hobbyists and veterinarians.
And my last question: Often efforts have been made to group posts that cover the same stuff, which is good. How long (in terms of a period of time) does one of these cover? Meaning, if someone had a question about tuataras a year ago, does it get merged with the last one? Is there max size of each post? Or max of a topic? Now- it may seem like I’m asking out of weird curiosity, but in reality I need this information so I can optimize transmission of my secret messages through reptile forum posting, with which I intend to unleash a robot army and take over the world! maniacal laughter ensues…