@HedgeMage gives some great advice on getting more folks voting and participating, and I think she identified a good cause... more folks that aren't used to SE. But I think to some extent that it's not a bad thing this early in the private beta to be where we are. We haven't even had a weekend yet... :)
I kinda expect voting on parenting.SE to be a little slower than it is on many other stacks. Simply because there's a lot more "art" to parenting than there is "science". On highly scientific stacks it's easy to see "right or wrong" and vote up or down accordingly. Here, I expect there's a lot of middle ground reactions. (see my answer over on How much should my parenting philosophy factor in when voting on answers? about how voting is really a 3 option question on these stacks, not a binary one.)
There might also be a difference of opinion in the private beta about what exactly the site is all about... it might take us all a bit of time to work out the kinks and come to agreement on what we're doing here.
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