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Stepping down as moderator

I would like to announce I am stepping down as moderator. I am pleased that Erica agreed to take my place. You may or may not have noticed her skill at defusing situations and educating new users ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Should mental-health be a distinct tag?

Should there be a mental-health tag? It was inspired by asking this question, but could also apply to some others that I've seen... Is watching a moving fan equally harmful to an infant's mental ...
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Remember the review queue!

I don't know if we're getting busier (stats don't seem to show one way or the other) or if we've just promoted too many of our active users to moderators, but the past few weeks the review queues have ...
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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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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 that ...
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Why was this question protected?

A question recently hit the Hot Network Questions list. I noticed that it was recently protected. The normal reasons for protecting a question are to stop an influx of low-quality answers or non-...
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Academic Study: Request to Take Part in University of Michigan Research Project on the Use of Parenting Stack Exchange

My name is Tawfiq Ammari. I am a PhD student at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. I study the use of social media by parents. Some of the research I work on with my adviser, Sarita Schoenebeck ...
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The new Parenting Help Center

Stackexchange has recently rolled out a new Help Center for our site (all stackexchange sites have gotten one). I encourage everyone to check it out! As part of the new look and feel, we now have ...
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The "activities" tag

Per a discussion in our chat room, I've created the "activities" tag to mark questions that fall in a particular grey area: questions that aren't about parenting per se, but are about activities we ...
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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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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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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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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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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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List Questions: Try 3

We've already had this discussion four years ago, and this discussion three years ago. The first produced Shoq9's opinion to simply disallow them, and the second Torben suggested a single CW style ...
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please see "greatest hits"

How can we utilize the "Greatest hits" list for our sites? In particular, look for questions that got a large number of anonymous feedback in relation to the total number of views. These ...
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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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2021: 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 preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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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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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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Rephrase the "please don't add thank you" comment?

I'm interested in this comment that is automatically generated when an Answer is flagged as a "thanks!" Please don't add "thank you" as an answer. Once you have sufficient reputation, you will be ...
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Research Study Seeks First Time Parents

First-time parent? Researchers at Davidson College are studying new parents’ relationships with their partners and babies. You may be eligible to participate if: You have a baby under six months of ...
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Moderator/high rep abuse?

I'm not sure of this belongs on parenting meta, or SO meta... so I'll leave it here until otherwise suggested. An original comment from a member with 30,000+ on SO in response an my answer on ...
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Which aspect do you find is the hardest to deliver as a parent?

I am looking for parents to share feedback around some of their current needs. If you have time, can you complete this 2-minute survey https://joinhomeroom.wufoo.com/forms/wub4dck1dyd63n/?
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Is there a tag for long term outcomes?

I've asked a question about education, and specifically its impact on adulthood and how a specific educational issue affects the long term outcome of a child's life in terms of success, happiness, etc....
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