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Is troll-spotting a long lost art?

Trolling posts on SE sites are not very uncommon, and people often respond in exactly the manner the trolls hope for: outrage/indignation/other similar strong reaction. I admit I've fallen for a troll ...
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Are questions regarding adult children/parent relationships on topic?

I have a question regarding how to resolve an issue with my mother. It partly relates to her relationship with my kids, but moreso to do with her relationship to me. Are these questions considered on-...
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Questions that sound like a medical issue

This question is prompted by a couple of answers I've given recently. This one, which really sounds like a 5 year-old with OCD. This one, where one possible explanation is face-blindness. In both ...
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Same question, but I need a different answer. What do i do?

Someone else has already asked the same question I have, back in 2011. The accepted answer does not solve my problem. The post in question is : How do I deal with my baby pulling herself up in her ...
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Is a question about “the best” 529 on topic?

I have a toddler. We're trying to set up a college savings account (commonly a 529 in USA). There are a lot of factors in choosing which state to go through and I don't really understand the ...
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Does Parenting.SE entertain frame-challenge answers? Do we argue the premise of a question?

Situation Parenting Stack Exchange can be an extremely subjective environment to ask and answer questions. We have tailored our Tour, Help, and FAQs to guide new and existing users on the areas that ...
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Are medical discussions allowed on Parenting?

A user recently asked a question about ways to help their child tolerate wearing a face mask, which has garnered 5K views to date. The OP even felt the need to clarify that "this would be purely ...
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2020 Community Moderator Election Results

Parenting’s second moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied and the three new moderators are: They'll be your first elected moderators since you lost your "beta"...
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How do I post an answer on this site?

I see how to comment on questions, but not how to actually ANSWER the question. Can someone point me to what the procedure is to accomplish that?
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Question On Explaining Proper Use of Violence to Children should be removed!

This question has some problems that I will explain below. First, I want to state that my view I state below about the question is not directed at the original poster. I assume good intentions by ...
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2020 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
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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 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

Parenting is scheduled for an election next week, May 25th. In connection with that, we will be holding a Q&A with the candidates. This will be an opportunity for members of the community to pose ...
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Moderator Election - Community Interest Check

We last had a moderator appointed back in 2018, and we have had a moderator step down, so currently are running with just 2. Now, the good thing is that generally this site runs without too much ...
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Should questions related to school, teaching and education be considered on topic?

Should questions related to school, teaching and education be considered on topic? Some examples: education - Examples: How to encourage my 5-year-old who seems to be unusually interested in ...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2020

You lost your “beta” label in 2019, so welcome to your very first edition of Community Promotion Ads, for the year of 2020! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads are community-...
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Moderator Help please

I have a question about my Parenting Stack Exchange post: How to get in touch with a moderator I am sorry about posting in the main section but I really need a mod.
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The time has come for me to resign

It's been an honor to serve as a moderator on Parenting all these years, so first and foremost, thank you for that. The rest of this post may or may not resonate with you. Either way, it's fine. Ever ...
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Why are questions that ask for unbounded personal anecdotes allowed here?

I was very surprised to see this question not only unclosed, but with answers from two mods here: To have or not to have a second child? I am seeking the experiences from parents out there who have ...
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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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Feedback and suggestions for the editable section of the Help Center?

What useful info should we add to the Parenting Stack Exchange Help Center? The part between the search box and "Find out more about..." is now editable by moderators. I posted a short possible ...
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New tag: [screen-time] for any screen time related issues: TV, computer, tablet, smartphone?

Would a new tag: [screen-time] be useful? PROS: The new "screen-time" tag may help in tagging and searching for questions about any screen time related issues that are applicable to more ...
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Am I allowed to say Goodbye in Parenting Meta?

I really just wanted to say goodbye and thank you, everyone of you who hang around Parenting. It's been a pleasure reading your posts and they have helped me in my own parenting. I hope I have also ...
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What's the [etiquette] for using [manners]?

etiquette: 14 questions manners: 20 questions (2 questions have both tags.) Both tags have no tag description. Etiquette (Cambridge Dictionary): the set of rules or customs that control accepted ...
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Why was my comment deleted?

I had seen this question on HNQ, and after having read the question and existing answers, I left a comment on the question asking about what whether the parents had spoken to a doctor about the ...
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Why was my question on daycares closed as offtopic?

I've recently asked a question on daycares: Why do daycares use waiting lists instead of increasing prices to meet the demand? The question was quickly closed as offtopic by the mods with the ...
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Congratulations, you're no longer in Beta!

This site started private beta before July 2012, so it is no longer "beta", it is a full site by our definition. We've removed the word "beta" from your site banner because we believe that you aren't ...
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How to make a question about which job will allow our son to advocate for his calling and life mission on topic?

I asked the question What full-time, well-paying job fits my son who wants to advocate physician-assisted suicide? on Parenting.SE and it was closed and then deleted. It received an answer I found ...
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The [soothing] [school] of [thumb-sucking]

Another miscellany of tags. 1) Soothe We have 6 questions tagged soothe. I suggest to change it to soothing, like swaddling or bed-sharing. 2) School school: 177 questions high-school: 2 ...
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Cognitive Science Stack Exchange has been changing its name

From What topics can I ask about here?: Some subjects might be on-topic here but you can get better response on our sister sites, for instance: Scientific questions about child psychology (see the ...
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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, in ...
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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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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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