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FAQ Index for Parenting Stack Exchange

Community FAQ (For Parenting Stack Exchange) For official guidance from Stack Exchange, visit the Help Center. Parenting Stack Exchange is part of a wider network; for issues that apply to Stack ...
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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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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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Any recent changes to editable sections of the Help Center?

Are there any recent changes to editable sections of the Help Center on Parenting.SE? See this thread about the related changes on Stack Overflow: Feedback and suggestions for editable section of ...
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Is reframing allowed on Parenting.SE?

For some reason I remember an "official" statement that reframing is not acceptable on Parenting.SE. But using the search function of Meta, or the Help pages that are linked when asking a question do ...
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Manage my parents

My parents are approaching their golden years. Is how to manage your parents in scope on this site? There is a message on what I have tried to meet quality standards. It is just a simple question. ...
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moderators' rudeness and dishonesty [closed]

The moderators of Parenting Stack Exchange suspended my account for 7 days and refuse to give a valid reason. Their putative reasons are that I ignored them telling me to not post, and that I was rude....
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Moderators denying valid answers (possibly because they're controversial)

I've been actively using SE for half a decade or so and have consistently had problems with moderators. I understand that SE is not a democracy and I have to follow certain rules and when I break the ...
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Moderators moderate according to their own personal beliefs in Parenting

Have a look here https://chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/60697/ I have asked two questions that are identical in their form (Science says A is the best way to act, yet people act B. Why?), one of them ...
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Could someone explain bounties for me?

LINK I am honestly asking so that I understand. I think the bounty was awarded to the actual best answer -- so no problem and no complaint. I have 4 upvotes, the awarded answer has 2. It does not ...
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Why was my question moved?

This upsets me, I am already in an upset mood due to my question then someone comes along, closes my question and moves it to legal. Then people in legal said no this belongs in parenting and then ...
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How do I invite a user to talk in chat?

I am concerned with a poster's question on feeding problems and want them to feel supported even if the question is put on hold. Is this okay from the community 'rules' point of view?
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Do we really need anonymous or unexplained downvoting?

There are reasons why I don't like anonymous downvoting. It is very confusing to new members. It doesn't encourage people to stay. It isn't helping to make this site not 'beta.' I understand that ...
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How do I edit my own comment?

Child's sleep schedule vs Parents' I often use voice activation for typing due to arthritis. The post says 'think' instead of 'thing'. I could delete and re-post, but is seems dishonest or ...
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Anonimity for users?

There are many users who need to make a new account to ask questions here in order to separate their personal stuff. I would like to suggest creators/devs of this site to get one option for anonymous ...
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My question deleted?

I posted a question regarding my trouble at home where I said my mother is hurting and punishing me for an unjust reason and I asked how should I solve the situation. Now I am unable to find the ...
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When a comment is removed unjustly

Comments are not intended for discussion, however they are intended to further make remarks that relate to the questions and answers on any given topic. These are mostly universal rules of comments ...
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Blog like post?

So I would like to talk about something that could really help parents (many answers talk about this already) understand their kids and their behaviour. As it would be formed blog like instead of Q-A ...
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Mods - please stop a user from bullying me

A user has for some time been leaving unpleasant bullying comments. This is not acceptable behaviour. Please ask the user to stop.
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How to report a user when you have low-rep?

How can we report users like this https://parenting.stackexchange.com/users/18981/jeff ? (If you want to know why he needs to be removed, just check out his answers.)
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Can't answer protected question though I have 101 rep? [duplicate]

How should a parent advise a child who wants to become a musician even though he is devoid of talent? This question doesn't seem to let me answer. I know it's protected, but I have 101 rep.
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Over-editing of post

I feel over-edited in this thread: How best to take advantage of a child's extended vacation I don't feel comfortable writing instructions to this OP in the style, Do this, do that. It is more ...
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When is it okay to roll back one's post if the edit doesn't feel helpful?

A parent asked a discipline question. As part of my answer, I wrote the following: By the way, I think reducing video game time is a great consequence. I personally am not a big fan of ...
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What can an SE participant do when s/he feels personally attacked by a specific moderator?

What can an SE participant do when s/he feels personally attacked by a specific moderator? I am posing this question, and will be answering it myself, based on my own experience, in the hopes that it ...
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User being terrorised

There is a new user being bullied by spam on this question: My 15-year-old daughter is having sex with her boyfriend What can we do to help out?
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Create tags reputation

When I was browsing the list of privileges, I noticed that you need 150 reputation to be able to create new tags, while you need 300 in other SE sites. Is this because parenting.SE is still in beta? ...
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Are answers like this really unwanted here on Parenting.SE?

So, I wrote an answer (-3/+2 I think, or -4/+3) which sparked some disagreement and I am trying to understand whether answers of this type are actually unwelcome or whether this is just an issue of ...
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Can we see a plot of our site's Area 51 stats over time?

Our Area 51 statistics have always been excellent, except for "questions per day" which continues to linger around 1-3 q/day. But this is only a snapshot of right now. It would be interesting to see ...
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Too many rejected edits?

I made 6 edits earlier, and 3 were rejected. I can handle 1 or 2 but not 3 out of 6 rejected. When I arrive here, I see a few questions that can be improved. Sometimes that improvement is a slight ...
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Why are my tags getting flipped?

On Should you secretly drill your children?, for example, I put the safety tag first and discipline second, but after submitting it reversed the tags. This isn't really that big a deal, except in ...
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Quick start guide

So, in chat and various comments/discussion I have had to learn a lot as a non-programmer just to navigate certain things. For example, right now I can use the B above the box to make words bold. I ...
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How on EARTH did I get a +11?

This is really just out of curiosity, but it turns out that I had +189 reputation yesterday. THEN I got a +11 for a vote on a question. As a result I got the motarboard badge. I'm not complaining ...
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Can't I ask an anonymous question on parenting (meta)?

I just noticed that unlike on stackoverflow and other stackexchange sites, here I cannot ask a question anonymously, neither on the main nor on the meta site. Why is that so? Because the site is ...
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Inbox Access when I don't have a red alert mark

I had an inbox alert (the little red circle) and clicked on the message to respond, but then the computer froze and I had to reboot. Now, I can no longer access the message to find out what comment ...
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What is an Assoc. Bonus?

I'm curious what the Assoc Bonus is for. In the future where can I look up this kind of information? Am I right to ask about it here?
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Used 40 votes today for the first time but did not earn badge that goes with it.

Is this just a bug or am I missing something? Or is there some sort of delay?
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Combining my first Account with my second

I responded to a few questions before I'd "registered" then, when I registered on a different day it wouldn't let me use my own ID. How can I combine myself with myself? Same email was used.
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How long does it take a closed question to be deleted?

Maybe it's just me, but I really dislike my questions being marked [CLOSED] and if there's already answers I'm unable to delete the question. How long does it take a closed question to be deleted?
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How do you migrate a question?

Do I need a certain privilege to be able to migrate my (or someone else's) question to a different stack exchange site?
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Use our chat room!

The comment feature is very useful to request clarifications on questions and answers with the goal of improving the quality and value of the commented question or answer. It's less useful for ...
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Is there a way for non-moderators to list pending edits?

With Parenting.SE still in its infancy, we have only one user able to approve tag wiki edits, and only two able to approve question/answer edits. Because neither of us has the 2,000 rep needed to use ...
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Request to site-wide mods for tag aliases

It looks like no one yet has the reputation to create tag synonyms, could someone please take a few minutes to create the following based on our meta discussion at How should we tag age-specific ...
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Can I delete just my parenting.stackexchange account and leave all other SE accounts intact?

I have seen this post about how to delete an account, but I am heavily invested in other sites on the SE network and would not want my other accounts to be effected. If I delete my parenting account, ...
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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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