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Policy for voting

What is our overall policy for voting?
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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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What does the number (9) mean in the header?

The number beside review is not going away, but there are no available reviews. I just got 2000 rep points. I am not going to correct spelling or edit unless it is to help the OP. What am I ...
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The [soothing] [school] of [thumb-sucking]

Another miscellany of tags. 1) Soothe We have 6 questions tagged soothe. I suggest to change it to soothing, like swaddling or bed-sharing. 2) School school: 177 questions high-school: 2 ...
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What should our logo and site design look like?

One of the tasks that we must complete in the beta is answering the 7 essential meta questions. I'm creating these meta questions here for us to work on. We should begin collecting ideas and ...
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What’s the “elevator pitch” for our site?

One of the tasks that we must complete in the beta is answering the 7 essential meta questions. I'm creating these meta questions here for us to work on. We should begin collecting ideas and ...
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What should our FAQ contain?

One of the tasks that we must complete in the beta is answering the 7 essential meta questions. I'm creating these meta questions here for us to work on. Here is the intended format, with three ...
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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 (...
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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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Threshold between the [infant] and [toddler] tags?

According to the current tag wikis, the [infant] tag includes children up to 2 years of age (i.e. the first 24 months). The [toddler] tag starts at 2 years and ends at around 3 years. I think the ...
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Is the proportion of male/female users of Stack Exchange Parenting representative of those of other parenting sites?

What are the statistics regarding gender of users at this site? I may be mistaken, but I suspect it is possibly more males than females and I am not sure that is typical. This question came to mind ...
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Why are the mods editing all the questions?

Some users might notice that nearly all questions have been edited to some extent recently. This meta question exists to explain what is going on. Stack Exchange (the company who is hosting our site)...
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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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Do weapons belong here?

I like to keep an open mind, and I admit that it's a wise parent who asks, how can I protect my child against the weapons I keep at home because that's relevant to some professions. But some ...
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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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Condoms in care packages = questions about sex?

I have a question about providing condoms in care packages that my church is doing for our outgoing seniors. It's a larger question but for this meta-Q, I'll note that it specifically is not seeking ...
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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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Should we get rid of the “legal” tag?

I recently discovered we have a legal tag. I feel like this tag is something that doesn't belong here. This is a parenting site, not a legal advice site. While I know that legal issues come up in ...
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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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Closing questions as opinion-based

This topic has appeared on this meta-site a few times, but I have a slightly different perspective, so I think it's worth to discuss it again: I've come across a bunch of questions that get closed as ...
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Legal comfort running

Legal There are currently 13 questions tagged legal. No tag wiki excerpt. According to the help center, legal issues are off-topic. Of the 13 questions, 5 have been closed. If you are looking for ...
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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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What to do about old, closed and unanswered questions?

This is about questions fulfilling the following conditions: Closed (not duplicates) 0 answers (pretty old - months to years) There are relevant MSE posts - the discussion about when to delete a ...
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Why are links to amazon.co.uk are being automatically changed to amazon.com links?

For example, see my answer to: What can I do to baby-proof my home entertainment system? This means the (second and third) links I posted don't actually work if you click on them. Is this deliberate,...
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The answers appear to be in date not vote order

Looking at the answers to some old questions this morning, they don't seem to be in vote order. For example: {http://parenting.stackexchange.com/questions/7/how-do-i-get-my-6-month-old-to-sleep-...
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Suggested edit did not show in review queue

Today I checked the review page and noticed there are no items. Cool. Then I browsed a question, just to see this: Puzzled, I checked the review again, went to https://parenting.stackexchange....
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Bug in review queue?

When I click on the review queue, often there are items in two categories to review. When I finish one queue, however, and click on "view all review queues", the list then comes up empty for all ...
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I do have more than 10 points of reputation on this site - 103 currently. How can I add an answer? [duplicate]

This question is protected: My 13-year-old son made a foolish and wasteful donation. How can I teach him he was wrong? I do have more than 10 points reputation on this site - 103 currently, so why is ...
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I had a comment on an answer which was not a discussion, why was it removed?

I had a comment on the top rated answer by forest, and it was removed it appears. I thought my comment was specific to that answer, and there was no discussion, at least on my side. Thanks in ...
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2 things about a recent edit made to an old post

Yesterday's edit on this post. When the post was made, the mods at the time felt it was ok... 6 years ago. Meantime, there are questions with 10x the views where my post has endured for 8 years with ...
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How to deal with questions by siblings (when the parents still have custody)?

This is about questions in which the OP wants to parent their sibling, despite not being in a parenting relationship, e. g. because the parents still have custody. We do allow such questions, when ...
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How to deal with questions in which a sibling assumes the role of a parent to get it reopened?

Unless they are acting in loco parentis, questions from siblings are getting closed. Since it just happened (one mod closed it, the OP edited it, another mod reopened it), to get the question reopened ...
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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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Can the past be cured? From theory to practice

Having not been a member for so long, I can't say it for sure, but I have the feeling that there was some shift in the expectations of what Parenting.SE would become. It seems to me that, in the early ...
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[Childcare], [Daycare], do we even care?

We have currently two tags seemingly referring to the very same thing: daycare Currently 78 questions Usage guidance: Social interactions, subject matter addressed, safety at daycare centers, ...
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2018 Community Moderator Election Results

Parenting's first moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the new moderator is: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank them for volunteering, ...
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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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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, ...
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Best tag - [airplane], [flight] or [flying]?

There are currently 11 questions tagged airplane. Tag wiki excerpt: A vehicle used for travelling long distances through the sky. Furthermore, flying is a synonym of airplane. This happened in ...
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What about [in-loco-parentis] and [biting] tags?

When (re-)tagging questions, I sometimes have a hard time finding appropriate tags and wonder if the existing ones are sufficient. Hence I want to discuss two possible tags that might come in very ...
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Should Parenting opt out of Hot Network Questions (trial run)?

Shamelessly ripping off Monica Cellio's post on The Workplace Meta. The HNQ list consists of hot questions from around the network of Stack Exchange sites. It's visible on the Stack Exchange front ...
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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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Should the title of a merged question indicate that it was merged?

Both questions have been merged into another one: How do you get a toddler to brush her teeth? At what age get a child to stop using pullups at night? [merged] Actually, the 2nd question is the only ...
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How to handle misbehavior?

This is about misbehavior. It's based on an answer to Merge tag "misbehavior" into existing tag "behavior" but I decided to turn it into its own question. I thought about it and ...
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Regional restaurant disorder

This is about 3 tags only a few questions are tagged with. I want to discuss whether they are needed or not. 1) regional Tag wiki excerpt: Used to tag questions that have region-specific content (...
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Merge tag “misbehavior” into existing tag “behavior”

We've had the tag "behavior" for a long time. I'm now seeing the tag "misbehavior" too, and I feel it would make sense to have that as a synonym for "behavior" - or possibly for "discipline"?
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Do we need both tags, “babysitter” and “babysit”?

We currently have 18 questions tagged babysitter. We currently have 4 questions tagged babysit. (One question is tagged babysitter and babysit). Both tags have no tag wiki. There seems to be a ...
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What tag to use for questions asking for studies? Currently we have “research”, “evidence” and even “science”

We have 8 questions tagged research. We have 6 questions tagged evidence. We have 9 questions tagged science. None of these tags has a tag wiki excerpt. Both, research and evidence seem to be ...
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Deciding between [gifts] and [presents] tags or keeping both?

There are currently 10 questions tagged gifts and 12 tagged presents. Examples: Too many presents from Grandma - is this bad for my child? English present for a non-English child? If I bought a ...

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