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Closing questions as opinion-based

This topic has appeared on this meta-site a few times, but I have a slightly different perspective, so I think it's worth to discuss it again: I've come across a bunch of questions that get closed as ...
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How to deal with questions by siblings (when the parents still have custody)?

This is about questions in which the OP wants to parent their sibling, despite not being in a parenting relationship, e. g. because the parents still have custody. We do allow such questions, when ...
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I had a comment on an answer which was not a discussion, why was it removed?

I had a comment on the top rated answer by forest, and it was removed it appears. I thought my comment was specific to that answer, and there was no discussion, at least on my side. Thanks in ...
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How to deal with questions in which a sibling assumes the role of a parent to get it reopened?

Unless they are acting in loco parentis, questions from siblings are getting closed. Since it just happened (one mod closed it, the OP edited it, another mod reopened it), to get the question reopened ...
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2 things about a recent edit made to an old post

Yesterday's edit on this post. When the post was made, the mods at the time felt it was ok... 6 years ago. Meantime, there are questions with 10x the views where my post has endured for 8 years with ...
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Can the past be cured? From theory to practice

Having not been a member for so long, I can't say it for sure, but I have the feeling that there was some shift in the expectations of what Parenting.SE would become. It seems to me that, in the early ...
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[Childcare], [Daycare], do we even care?

We have currently two tags seemingly referring to the very same thing: daycare Currently 78 questions Usage guidance: Social interactions, subject matter addressed, safety at daycare centers, ...
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The most [emotional] post about tags ever?

We currently have 3 tags containing the word emotion: emotion 28 questions emotional 5 questions emotional-well-being 57 questions None of them has a tag wiki excerpt. I want to initiate a ...
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Parenting will remain on the HNQ

@SomeShinyObject raised our poll asking the community whether we should opt out of the Hot Network Questions list, as on the one hand they bring new visitors, but on the other, the rapid influx of new ...
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2018: 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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Best tag - [airplane], [flight] or [flying]?

There are currently 11 questions tagged airplane. Tag wiki excerpt: A vehicle used for travelling long distances through the sky. Furthermore, flying is a synonym of airplane. This happened in ...
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What about [in-loco-parentis] and [biting] tags?

When (re-)tagging questions, I sometimes have a hard time finding appropriate tags and wonder if the existing ones are sufficient. Hence I want to discuss two possible tags that might come in very ...
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What to do with [psychology] and [learning]?

There are currently 55 questions tagged psychology Psychological studies based on infant, toddler, and adolescent behavior or parenting techniques and disciplinary action. Appropriate questions ...
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Should Parenting opt out of Hot Network Questions (trial run)?

Shamelessly ripping off Monica Cellio's post on The Workplace Meta. The HNQ list consists of hot questions from around the network of Stack Exchange sites. It's visible on the Stack Exchange front ...
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Should the title of a merged question indicate that it was merged?

Both questions have been merged into another one: How do you get a toddler to brush her teeth? At what age get a child to stop using pullups at night? [merged] Actually, the 2nd question is the only ...
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Legal comfort running

Legal There are currently 13 questions tagged legal. No tag wiki excerpt. According to the help center, legal issues are off-topic. Of the 13 questions, 5 have been closed. If you are looking for ...
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How to handle misbehavior?

This is about misbehavior. It's based on an answer to Merge tag "misbehavior" into existing tag "behavior" but I decided to turn it into its own question. I thought about it and ...
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Regional restaurant disorder

This is about 3 tags only a few questions are tagged with. I want to discuss whether they are needed or not. 1) regional Tag wiki excerpt: Used to tag questions that have region-specific content (...
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What tag to use for questions asking for studies? Currently we have “research”, “evidence” and even “science”

We have 8 questions tagged research. We have 6 questions tagged evidence. We have 9 questions tagged science. None of these tags has a tag wiki excerpt. Both, research and evidence seem to be ...
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Do we need both tags, “babysitter” and “babysit”?

We currently have 18 questions tagged babysitter. We currently have 4 questions tagged babysit. (One question is tagged babysitter and babysit). Both tags have no tag wiki. There seems to be a ...
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Is reframing allowed on Parenting.SE?

For some reason I remember an "official" statement that reframing is not acceptable on Parenting.SE. But using the search function of Meta, or the Help pages that are linked when asking a question do ...
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What to do about old, closed and unanswered questions?

This is about questions fulfilling the following conditions: Closed (not duplicates) 0 answers (pretty old - months to years) There are relevant MSE posts - the discussion about when to delete a ...
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Tags: Brand / product name or umbrella term?

There are currently 9 questions tagged ipad. Unless it was really the only product of its kind, why not use the umbrella term instead? In this case, tablet or, if you prefer, tablet-computer. While ...
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Do we need to differentiate between [enuresis] and [bed-wetting]?

We currently have two questions tagged enuresis. It has no tag wiki excerpt and when I researched it a bit to suggest one, I noticed that there are three kinds: Nocturnal enuresis Diurnal enuresis ...
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Do we need to differentiate between [anxiety], [phobias] and [fears]?

We currently have 40 questions tagged anxiety and it has the following wiki excerpt: Coping with anxiety as a parent or non-medical questions on helping a child with their anxiety. 3 questions are ...
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Deciding between [gifts] and [presents] tags or keeping both?

There are currently 10 questions tagged gifts and 12 tagged presents. Examples: Too many presents from Grandma - is this bad for my child? English present for a non-English child? If I bought a ...
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Caught between two [stools]: Shall we differentiate between action and result?

I noticed that several very different questions were tagged stools and noticed how feces was a synonym of it. So I believed that stools was merely about the outcome, i. e. the feces, not the action. ...
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3 Become 1: Merging [dad] and [fatherhood] with [father]?

First of all, father is now present and, especially good news for the adherents of more traditional values, father is Master. There are, at the time of writing, still 11 questions tagged dad and 11 ...
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The [father], [fatherhood] or [dad] of all tag synonyms?

In case parents is not specific enough, there are currently the following tags: 1) Female mother 2) Male dad fatherhood Only fatherhood currently has a tag info: Questions about being a ...
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Parenting's stance on “parenting” now being a tag synonym of “parents”?

Earlier discussions deemed parents useful, but not parenting. And the issue popped up again later. But until now, parenting was still in existence. Today, the last question with that tag was re-tagged....
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“‘sex’ Questions” shows up as a quick-link when I Google “parenting stack exchange”

I Googled “parenting stack exchange” and this is what showed up: I thought that was a little strange, but I know there’s a ‘sex’ tag, so I looked to see if it’s a popular tag to use or something... ...
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I am fairly certain I identified a sockpuppet account. Is there a method to refer this for follow up or do we care about this?

I had a long discussion with a fairly anonymous user, Alice, in the comments on Bob's answer. Within seconds of Alice's latest comment, I migrated the comments to chat as it was getting to be too much....
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Can I ask a question here if I'm not a parent?

I'm not a parent, but I'm just curious to know some info. Is it wrong to ask a question pretending to be a parent?
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What to do about minor edits to questions that were put on hold?

It happens that a user asks a question that is not a good fit for Parenting.SE. Reasons can be that it contains multiple distinct questions or none at all, for example. I will only concentrate on ...
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Timeline of Parenting moderators

After the experimental pro tem election I noticed that, unlike on some other SE sites, the Moderator Pro Tem Announcement has never been edited to reflect moderator changes. This self-answered Q&...
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2018 Community Moderator Election Results

Parenting'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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Stack Exchange TOS and Arbitration Opt-Out

This is just a notice in case anyone didn't see the various Meta StackExchange posts about this... StackExchange changed its Terms of Service effective May 2nd, and one of the changes included in ...
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“Citation required” trolls [closed]

I understand that links to external resources are encouraged, but there does not appear to be any requirement to provide a source for every answer given. Why should there be? Many people have ...
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Tag synonym suggestions - need voters!

I put in a few tag synonym suggestions I'd love to get feedback on and/or get votes on: breastmilk -> breastfeeding (the latter tag guidance says it includes questions about breastmilk, and we only ...
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2018 Community Moderator Election

The 2018 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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Are traffic statistics and analytics broken for Parenting?

On a whim today I decided to look at the site analytics for Parenting. Most things appeared to be about where I thought they would (new questions, answers, votes, etc.). But the traffic analytics ...
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What to do with very basic questions (e.g. 'My newborn doesn't sleep for long periods')? Answer or other?

I've read several questions that are along the lines of, "I have a baby that's two days old, they're eating fine, but they don't sleep very much." (E.g. here.) YEAH! That's a thing! Is this just ...
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Announcing a Pro Tempore election

Summary: Parenting will begin the nomination stage for a special election on April 30, 2018 to bring in one more moderator. Last year (has it really been a year?) I broached the idea of beta ...
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Why does someone edit a review or another's answers? [duplicate]

I'm just curious. I just saw an edited version of an answer I posted to someone. I'm just curious why there is any editing. Is this platform that vain? People's answers are real and personal and not ...
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Manage my parents

My parents are approaching their golden years. Is how to manage your parents in scope on this site? There is a message on what I have tried to meet quality standards. It is just a simple question. ...
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Parenting's stance on one-line answers?

I sometimes come across very short answers and since I didn't find a meta discussion about it, here we go. Three examples: 1) What is the effect of locking a child in bathroom? This question is ...
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Shall we try to improve misleading titles of old questions?

As a repository of questions and answers that are useful for a wide variety of people, not just the OPs, meaningful and precise titles are important. If you are looking for advise, you may else miss ...
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Should we have location tags?

Should we have location tags? Because parenting is a thing that varies by location, and I wanted to tag the info for a question, but no location tags existed. I don't have enough rep to make them ...
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How should Parenting's chat room be named?

The voting in the previous question was in favor of changing the name of Parenting's chat room. So now you can post suggestions for a new name and vote on them to choose the winner. There needn't be ...
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Keep this site's chat room's name or change it?

Chat rooms of other sites have oftentimes witty names, e. g. Interpersonal Skills has The Awkward Silence, Academia got The Ivory Tower and The Workplace offers its users The Water Cooler. On the ...

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