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Is this question really on topic here?

I wanted to ask the community's opinion on this question: How to get a 15 yr old started with a computer?. I don't feel this question is on-topic here. It might be a fine line to walk, but it was ...
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Let's get critical: Feb 2015 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Parenting Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google, what ...
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Synonymize [off-topic] into [scope]

They are referring to the same thing, have no tag wiki, are synonymous, and really should be synonymized. off-topic scope
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When are drug questions medical questions?

We currently have two questions out there: Consequences of smoking marijuana during pregnancy (especially first weeks)? and https://parenting.stackexchange.com/questions/18342/for-parents-who-want-...
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Teen-y Tag Clarification

Yes, I had a little fun with the title. @Doorknob冰 brought up a conflict in the overlap of pre-teen and teen in chat. The descriptions claim a fuzzy factor, but their definitions disallow it IMO. ...
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Consolidate [toilet-training] and [potty-training] and [potty]

Consider the following tags: potty-training: 59 questions toilet-training: 13 questions potty: 6 questions, 5 of which are potty training, plus a recent question about constipation toilet: 6 ...
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Behavior synonyms?

Should behavior and misbehavior be synonyms? I can't imagine someone asking about behavior because of their concern over it being good. Behavior has more associated questions, so having misbehavior ...
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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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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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How is this not medical advice?

Encopresis, I'm at my wits end? Does anybody have suggestions? This question is clearly seeking medical advice, and one of the answers is clearly providing medical advice. Why is there such a ...
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Should the “dad jokes” question stay open?

Earlier, I asked people what their favourite dad joke is on the main site. It gathered some interest form the community, a few upvotes, an answer and a few comments. One of these comments asked for ...
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Should home remedy “medical questions” be allowed?

In response to the close votes on this question, the OP states that he is asking for home remedies. As an aside, that specific request is not in the question, so I am not asking about that question ...
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Does anyone know who answers.ninja is?

They seem to be violating the licensing on the site and stealing our content. http://parenting.life.answers.ninja/post/574 Does anyone recognize where the phrase "Dinosaur on the button" ...
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Where should we draw the line on comments?

Generally speaking, I believe that the moderation on this site is fairly lenient on comments. Strictly speaking, here is what comments are for: Comments exist so that users can talk about questions ...
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Parenting Stack Exchange has an opening for a moderator, are you interested?

Due to time and life constraints, I'm sorry to report that Balanced Mama will not be able to continue on as part of the moderation team. She did a fantastic job while she could, and deserves our ...
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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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Why isn't this “I agree” comment too chatty?

Daughter is reluctant to participate in proposed family meeting. What kinds of objections do you anticipate she has? my speculations precisely This comment added nothing of value, it should have ...
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Our questions need more votes!

We've discussed this before, but I think it needs to be brought up again. I've seen a lot of questions lately that have several upvoted answers, but nary a vote on the question itself. (All of the ...
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Let's get critical: Aug 2014 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Parenting Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google, what ...
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What did you think of our question asking contest?

Between Mother's day and Father's day (in the US) we held a small contest for asking questions. I got a few comments on the announcement: If I'd seen this in time, I would have tried to get a t-...
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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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Are questions about generic medical 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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Contest: Anything you always wanted to know about parenting (but were afraid to ask)

Summary Parenting Stack Exchange has tons of untapped potential. Contests can be a fun way to stir up some excitement in the site. From Mother's Day (May 11) to Father's Day (June 15) we'd like to ...
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Cleanup, Cleanup, Everybody, Everywhere

We've got a lot of cleanup to do in question's tags and older questions that fell of the radar for grammar/spelling/clarity changes. My biggest fear is that all these old questions will start to ...
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Baby and Infant tags

Baby is synonymous with infant. Often, when people say baby (other than as a term of endearment), they are typically referencing an infant. I find that infant is a bit more descriptive than baby. Can ...
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What do we do when a popular answer doesn't seem to directly address the question?

We have a question that recently hit the "Hot Network Questions" list for the Stack Exchange platform. If you're not familiar with this list, it is displayed on the right side of the screen, and ...
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Protected status for popular questions

I noticed the "Time Out" question hit protected status automatically yesterday. That coincided with a handful of answers that were obvious trolls and/or lower quality. It probably is effective at ...
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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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Online International Schools [closed]

I don't know if this kind of questions is acceptable on the site. I would like to get a list of some US/Canada accredited online schools that are known to accept students from outside of US/Canada ...
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Let's get critical: Feb 2014 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Parenting Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google, what ...
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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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Grand-parents tag should be grandparents without a hyphen

While I'm on a tagging kick, I noticed that Beofett's retagging of grand-parents that it is misspelled. In English, it is not commonly spelled with either a hyphen or a space. I propose we create ...
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What's the problem-solving tag supposed to be about?

Just noticed the problem-solving tag, which seems to be frequently misused. I understood it to mean "this question is about helping kids learn to solve their problems" as in Any advice on how to ...
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Is there sufficient distinction between “gas” and “gas pains” to merit separate tags?

We have a question tagged with both gas and gas-pain. Should both tags remain, or should we make them synonyms? Which should be the primary tag, if we keep one of them? Do we need either of the ...
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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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What's the deal with this question's stats?

My pre-schooler is out of control, and I feel like my parents are undermining my relationship and authority with her This question has been viewed 10k times and has been asked only 2 days ago. What ...
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How do we get people to vote more?

This is not a new topic, it was also discussed in March 2011. We can see how many users vote, and how much. Voting has many benefits: Good answers bubble to the top Good contributors are rewarded --...
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Relationships & Dating is launching

Relationships & Dating has reached 100% commitment and will be launching private beta soon. We discussed this previously somewhat, but now that the launch is imminent, I thought it would be a ...
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Please welcome your new moderators, Balanced Mama and Karl Bielefeldt

After Torben And Cabbey stepped down, we began the search for some new awesome moderators to lead the Parenting SE community toward its goal of graduation. I'm happy to say, we've found two excellent ...
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Improving most googled questions and their answers?

I encountered this question What experts do we want to attract, and how? while browsing the meta. And though I don't know how to attract experts, I have an idea how to attract people asking questions -...
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Post editing for reasons other than clarity

The policy of "minor fixing" of posts is nebulous at best. It is on most SE sites. I'm fine with that. It's generally taken as "live and let live" by most users. What I do have a problem with is when ...
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How do you make involvement in Meta more enticing/less intimidating?

It was recently pointed out in a different meta discussion about trying to help the site graduate, that meta may be both intimidating and confusing in its purpose to newer users. The Original ...
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Happy new year! [closed]

I don't know which timezone you're in and whether it is already New Year for you. Anyway, I wish you all the very best in the new year 2014, best of health for you and your whole families, perhaps ...
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Moderators Wanted - Apply Inside!

I'm looking for some volunteers that are willing to step up and help lead this community through its final stretch to graduation. What will I do? Who should apply? Well, I'm glad you asked! About the ...
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Thank you, Torben and cabbey!

It's with a bit of a heavy heart that I must inform you that two exemplary Parenting SE moderators will be stepping down shortly: I've worked with them not only as an employee of Stack Exchange, but ...
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Why does the site continue to remain in Beta?

Okay guys, I know about the area 51 stats, and once upon a time read What do we still need . . . so this is actually a slightly different set of questions. Does the linked question need updating? ...
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Are questions about becoming a parent on topic?

No, I am not talking about questions about the mechanics of the birds and the bees. I am asking about pregnancy, adoption and possibly infertility-related circumstances and topics. I know we ...
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Seems good advice, but should I mark it as accepted answer without verification?

I have made so far three questions in Parenting.SE, and I believe I got very good advice in the answers. In the other SE groups I participate accepting an answer is a straightforward process as the ...
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How can people be encouraged to flag?

Yesterday a deeply offensive answer was added to a question about a couple disagreeing on whether to have another child or not. I flagged it as offensive. It stuck around for most of the day, and ...
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Let's get critical: Nov 2013 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Parenting Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google, what ...

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