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"off-topic" post appeal, my post was rude, but not off-topic

sorry for posting my appeal here, i didn't find the appeal button in my post or anywhere spoiler alert: just in case i accidentally offend somebody with how i sound, i'm adding this spoiler to this ...
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2023: a year in moderation

It’s that time of the year again! As we wave goodbye to last year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here might be ...
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This community may be too careful about medical advice

Background: My answer on a question was deleted, which was my first engagement with this community. There were a few reasons given by the moderator. However, even if my answer wasn't high-quality per ...
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Parent to child needs across different types of children

I was wondering whether there are any books that describe, perhaps even, via, videos, (if not too, personal), how different children's relational needs may differ from child to child, in terms of the ...
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Moderator election 2023 - community interest check

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 moderator involvement - the community generally has ...
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Policy on ChatGPT generated posts

A new Internet phenomenon has reached our own corner of the Stack Exchange network. Yesterday, we had for the first time multiple posts of which we very much suspect they have been generated by ...
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2022: a year in moderation

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Mod uses their privileges to have the last word

I wrote an answer that was received so-so. Apparently, I gave some readers, among them the moderator anongoodnurse, the impression that I wasn't particularly nice to my son and was recommending it as ...
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How concrete must an answer be to be considered helpful

In this question about getting a child to wear a CPAP mask, I've written an answer that was deleted as not an answer. Moderator encouraged me to have this contested in meta to get the community's take ...
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Are historical questions about parenting on-topic?

Would historical questions about parenting in times past be acceptable here? For example, suppose I want to ask about the typical weaning age in 1850's Russia, what kind of chores were typical for a ...
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Is there a way for this website to check the long term tendencies of what's going on and moniter it? If not, should it be done?

I gave an answer to the question My child is afraid of death. Then I got feedback so I deleted the answer. Here are 2 images of my deleted answer and the feedback as visible by me from my account. I ...
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Be Nice? Don't exaggerate

Last week, I've been dealing with this question. It was about the behaviour of a grand-father against a sick child. The author was the father of the child and the son-in-law of the grandfather. My ...
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Can we be more inclusive?

Have any of you listened to the podcast, "The Longest Shortest Time"? The main theme of which is, I think, let's embrace lots of different ways of parenting, because parenting, especially ...
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2022 Community Moderation Election Results

Parenting's third 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, and ...
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2022 Community Moderator Election

The 2022 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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Why is this question still closed?

Question: Baby distressed by one parent The comments only indicate "why is the child so distressed by the presence of this other parent" as a missing detail and that is addressed by the ...
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2022 Moderator Election Q&A – Question Collection

The purpose of this thread was to collect questions for the questionnaire. The questionnaire is now live, and you may find it here. Parenting Stack Exchange is scheduled for an election next week, ...
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2021: a year in moderation

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Do we want to unpin the accepted answer from the top?

Stack Overflow has changed the way the answers are sorted: We no longer pin the accepted answer (with the green checkmark) to the top of the list of answers. By default, we now sort strictly by votes ...
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Do you need a qualification to recommend somebody sees a professional for a diagnosis?

I answered My kid slops through her chores or takes forever to do it. I've tried everything based on both my own experience with ADHD, and my own research into that same topic. I make a very ...
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When does parenting end on Parenting.SE?

I was sorry to see this question get such a frosty reception and quick closure. Parenting isn't just about sleepless nights, temper tantrums and how to get kids to eat. I thought we had included ...
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Is this site still open?

I was looking for information for a clients 2 1/2 year old grandson and came across the site. I was wondering if it was still current?
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Chat Room Deletion?

I have noticed that no one is really active in The Playground anymore. Should we delete it, Freeze it, or leave it up for a little while longer?
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Can children ask questions here? If not where?

I am an adult. On a non-Stack-Exchange forum, a child is asking for advice on an interaction with their parents. I thought to redirect them here. Is there an age limit for participation in Stack ...
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Advocating for a zero tolerance on the use of violence against children

Every so often, content on parenting main relate to the use of corporal punishment. Some recent examples are offhand remarks in this question, as well as in this one, the latter also sparking a since-...
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2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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Please help me improve this question, perhaps by suggesting drastic edits if minor edits will not suffice

On the strategy of comparing parents to supervisors/bosses/employers It seems to be closed 'because this is not a question about parenting', but, ostensibly, i'm asking about parenting strategies. I'm ...
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Should we create a Community FAQ page?

Should we add a Community FAQ page, similar to this page for Meta Stack Overflow: https://meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/251225/faq-index-for-stack-overflow ? It can have links to the FAQs that have ...
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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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