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When does the public beta open?

Area51 had this very nice minute-by-minute countdown, and now it just says "soon" -- any idea when the public beta actually starts?
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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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Policy in regard to “gender” vs “sex”?

The comment on this question got me thinking about this wording: How can I delete my contributions and account to Parenting.SE? I suggest we should set a policy on which term to use and edit as ...
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Broad question title, narrow question detail … is this a problem?

The question What things should I consider when deciding if and when we should adopt? is a massive question which deserves a prominent place in the site. The question is well phrased and has already ...
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I want more votes!

Especially during the beta, I've been reading nearly all questions and answers, and I'm upvoting and downvoting a lot -- for two reasons: First, I hope to raise the content quality by making it ...
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Can/should we promote more use of the chat room?

Has anyone an opinion on whether chat room use can help a new SE site grow? If it does make a difference, how can we encourage users to make use of the chat room?
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Are people voting enough?

I'm seeing a lot of questions and answers with NO VOTES. I wonder if people here so far have a good idea of how the community is supposed to work? Or do people just not read the answers to questions ...
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Are very “chatty” answers okay?

Some answers (and even some questions) are phrased very conversationally (example). I prefer less talk and more pure facts. I understand and respect other people's way and I haven't voted or commented ...
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Verifying commitment

I want to be sure I fulfil my commitment. How do I see what I agreed to and have left to do?
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What's the best strategy to combat soapboxing?

I realize that parenting is a very emotional subject for many here, but I'm seeing a concerning amount of: People responding to "How do I implement $parenting-strategy?" with answers that aren't ...
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Moms4Mom merge possibility?

Is there any possibility of the Mom4Moms community wanting to merge into parenting.stackexchange? Should we reach out to their community to discuss this or other possibilities?
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Proposed list of tag synonyms

I noticed that nobody has enough rep or + votes to make synonyms, so I'd like to collect them here for when the time comes that we can create them.
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More than one accepted answer?

I know that in moms4mom.com you can accept more than one answer. What are people's thoughts on this? I am all for it...
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How should we tag age-specific questions?

Should we favor tags for specific age ranges like [toddlers] or [teens] over a general tag like [age-specific]? Since tagging a question with an age range implies an age-specific question, does it ...
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How much should my parenting philosophy factor in when voting on answers? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Policy for voting This may be a bit trivial, but since Parenting is more subjective than most of the Stack Exchange sites, I want to understand how opinion should affect ...
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Is it really necessary to close questions based on it being subjective and argumentative regarding parenting?

I was just amazed to see that a question got closed, on the grounds that it is subjective and argumentative. If this is really the case, you might just close the complete site. If anything in life is ...
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Are duplicates of moms4mom.com questions acceptable?

For anyone that doesn't know, moms4mom.com is a StackExchange 1.0 site about parenting - i.e. they're using very similar (but dated) software on very nearly the same topic. The general StackExchange ...
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Should we discourage questions and answers that reference specific (i.e. “my”) children?

I am interested in what others think about this, but my initial feeling is that explicit mention of specific children has two disadvantages: It violates a child's privacy. For example, if I ask about ...
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Pregnancy Questions?

The title of the site is "Parenting". Is this limited to child interaction? Are questions regarding the pregnancy period relevant (Aside from serious medical questions, of course). Example questions ...
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Do we need to avoid serious medical questions?

Many of the other SE sites seem to avoid/discourage certain topics for liability reasons. Examples that come to mind: Photography.SE follows the IANAL approach when folks ask for guidance with ...