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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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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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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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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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Are questions that could be on topic, but asked without a parenting role, still on topic?

I think the title is quite self-explanatory, but let's explain it a bit more. I am hesitating asking a question here. The question itself (~20-year-old with a behavior I need help handling) would be ...
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Should we allow questions from the child's perspective?

Here's a recent question that was off-topic as it was worded originally: My Homeroom teacher change my seat because my ugly math teacher complain to my homeroom teacher that I was always talking ...
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What should I do when a user self-identifies as being under 13?

Stack Exchange Terms of Service have a minimum age of 13 to use the site. This comes from US federal law COPPA - Children's Online Privacy Protection Act. If a user self-identifies as under 13, what ...
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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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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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Is the "Daycare and Taxes" question appropriate for this site?

The following question was asked yesterday: Day Care Tax Deduction In the US, are day-care expenses tax deductible? And if so under what conditions? For example, if one parent is working, ...
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Asking for product recommendations

Are questions asking for product recommendations on or off topic? This question for example clearly asks for a specific product recommendation. It's attracted three close votes, which are all to ...
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What is our policy on product suggestions?

We get a fair amount of spam here, ranging from people trying to promote their apps, to spammers posting links for specific products. We even get fairly frequent spam for spell-casters for hire (yes, ...
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Are questions about our relations with parents on topic?

When is it suitable to ask questions related to our relationship with our parents? Most of the questions I have noticed recently are about how to raise our kids and how to act with them, however this ...
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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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"Life before baby" doesn't fit in here; but is pretty important itself

Questions about maternity insurance, what to expect during pregnancy, how to get pregnant (yes, that is a serious question), and other worries/questions that expecting or soon-to-be expecting couples ...
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Is family planning considered on-topic?

Pregnancy is considered on-topic almost unanimously. On the accepted answer, JBRWilkinson suggested that is is "a very good thing that people considering becoming parents proactively come to this ...
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Are questions about generic or fundamental medical information on-topic?

It seems that general developmental questions ("at what age should a child be able to do X") are on-topic. It's also clear that specific medical advice is off-topic ("My child has this ...
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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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Medical questions: what is the line between on / off topic, and how should they be handled?

These recent questions (on the front page of questions as of time of posting): What are the risks of surgery for a tongue-tied toddler? (asking about risks of surgery, relatedness of other medical ...
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Is it acceptable for answers to suggest physical violence?

Some questions mention the use of physical violence against children. Some answers recommend the use of physical violence. Physical violence is an abuse of the rights of the child. See article 19 ...
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Are psychology and sociology based questions about parenting topics on-topic?

My question At what age can children start being influenced by gender stereotypes? has received a VTC for being "off topic" because: Other: This is not a parenting question. It's a psychology ...
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What is our position with questions and answers that push a political viewpoint?

I have seen a couple of answers/questions that raise political viewpoints instead-of / in-addition-to regular Q/A, or try to slide that political view underneath an answer. This problem happens when ...
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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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Rules and Quality Control vs. a Welcome to the community

Part of what I have come to love about Parenting.SE is the rules that help to make being on the site a quality experience. At the same time, I just had a question closed on one of the other sites ...
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Policy for voting

What is our overall policy for voting?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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What should moderators do with answers that disagree with the premise of the question?

It seems there's been a lot of discussion and controversy lately over how moderators should (or should not) handle answers that stray from the question being asked (including "frame challenges&...
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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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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 - 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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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 - 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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