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2018 Community Moderator Election

The 2018 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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Are traffic statistics and analytics broken for Parenting?

On a whim today I decided to look at the site analytics for Parenting. Most things appeared to be about where I thought they would (new questions, answers, votes, etc.). But the traffic analytics ...
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What to do with very basic questions (e.g. 'My newborn doesn't sleep for long periods')? Answer or other?

I've read several questions that are along the lines of, "I have a baby that's two days old, they're eating fine, but they don't sleep very much." (E.g. here.) YEAH! That's a thing! Is this just ...
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Announcing a Pro Tempore election

Summary: Parenting will begin the nomination stage for a special election on April 30, 2018 to bring in one more moderator. Last year (has it really been a year?) I broached the idea of beta ...
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Why does someone edit a review or another's answers? [duplicate]

I'm just curious. I just saw an edited version of an answer I posted to someone. I'm just curious why there is any editing. Is this platform that vain? People's answers are real and personal and not ...
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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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Parenting's stance on one-line answers?

I sometimes come across very short answers and since I didn't find a meta discussion about it, here we go. Three examples: 1) What is the effect of locking a child in bathroom? This question is ...
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Shall we try to improve misleading titles of old questions?

As a repository of questions and answers that are useful for a wide variety of people, not just the OPs, meaningful and precise titles are important. If you are looking for advise, you may else miss ...
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Should we have location tags?

Should we have location tags? Because parenting is a thing that varies by location, and I wanted to tag the info for a question, but no location tags existed. I don't have enough rep to make them ...
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How should Parenting's chat room be named?

The voting in the previous question was in favor of changing the name of Parenting's chat room. So now you can post suggestions for a new name and vote on them to choose the winner. There needn't be ...
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Keep this site's chat room's name or change it?

Chat rooms of other sites have oftentimes witty names, e. g. Interpersonal Skills has The Awkward Silence, Academia got The Ivory Tower and The Workplace offers its users The Water Cooler. On the ...
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How to expand available Tags or Sub-tags Related tags?

I want to make sure I am in the right "Stack" so to speak. My daughter has two "baby-daddies" who over the last two years have both chosen to disobey their Child Support orders and move out of State....
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Research Study Seeks First Time Parents

First-time parent? Researchers at Davidson College are studying new parents’ relationships with their partners and babies. You may be eligible to participate if: You have a baby under six months of ...
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Moderator/high rep abuse?

I'm not sure of this belongs on parenting meta, or SO meta... so I'll leave it here until otherwise suggested. An original comment from a member with 30,000+ on SO in response an my answer on ...
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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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How can the commenting policy be made more consistent?

I have occasionally contributed some material in the form of a constructive comment, because I didn't feel I had enough information to build into a properly written answer. Moderators have been ...
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How do you deal with a question the problem description raises flags that say “medical”, that is not itself medical?

I had a response deleted recently because, to me, the situation described screamed "see a medical specialist", even though the question was "how do I tell someone else their parenting is causing a ...
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Can we have a “this answer assumes information” flag?

At this moment, the most popular question on our site is this question about a confiscated device. At the time of writing this, it has received around 30,000 views! That's amazing, right?! The ...
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Expected child's relationship and reactions to parents' activity on Parenting.SE

I don't think this question has been asked before. I want to know, for those of you who had a secret identity on stack exchange and protected your phone with a password, as well as for those of you ...
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Should I give a second answer if a substantial elaboration is added to the question?

If I've answered a question (specifically, this one), and it receives an update that adds important elaboration on the situation, how should I handle responding to that new information? My original ...
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Can 'should I be a parent?' be on-topic?

I'm looking at this question, Should person with schizophrenia have children?, and wondering whether it can be modified somehow so as to make it on-topic on this site (and/or so as to give the OP the ...
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Closing questions for medical reasons (revisited)

I have only been involved with SE for less than a year, and so was not involved in any of the earlier discussions about questions that are closed because they are asking about health issues. I have ...
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Getting some consensus about follow-up: How to

The question has been asked several times on this site: Follow Ups / Results Providing Long-Term Updates? Should we encourage follow up? Can we provide follow-up to our questions? Yes, we can is ...
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How can we be aware and curb judgmental answers?

Here are some examples to get us started. My 16 year old daughter got a speeding ticket Son was sent home from sleepover for behavior How to deal with a teenage daughter who refuses to dress ...
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Comment Deletion

I am new to this site, but wanted to ask why it is suggested to use comments sparingly? Are comments not to be used to flesh out details of the question? On a tiny scale, they are used to respond ...
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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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I have flagged and I have done my part

As asked in my flag, why is this question on hold? This is not primarily opinion-based as the hold states it is. It's asking for actual research. Also, why is my flag declined when there is legitimate ...
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Should we have standards/guidelines for the language used around adoption?

I am an adoptive parent, and when I went through the required education seminars prior to adopting, it was stressed that our choice of language can have a big effect on the perception of our children ...
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Lets create [country] tags. Culture matters!

For a very diverse world, an answer fitting the culture of the USA might not be the best parenting advice for someone in a radically different culture. So to me it makes sense to tag questions with ...
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Parenting.SE is great and all but

...the stats don't lie. And they haven't for the past 2283+ days since we've gone beta. I was excited for Parenting.SE because it was about the time I started having lots of questions about my ...
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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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Review count showing but no reviews awaiting

Why am I being told there are reviews awaiting here: When in fact there isn't: I've just recently got access to mod tools so maybe I'm missing something but this does seem like a bug.
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“homosexuality” tag should be updated to LGBT

The "homosexuality" tag is not only outdated and borderline-offensive but it is incorrect. It is often being applied to questions about gender-identity, for example, which is unrelated to sexual ...
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Any problem with adding bible verses to answers?

We all base our wisdom on something. I base mine on my life experiences and what I see to be great Wisdom in the bible. As I continue to grow as an adult and as a follower of Christ I am able to ...
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Why is the list of acceptable topics so hard to find?

I saw a user vote to close a question as off-topic the other day. Which lead me to trying to find the list of topics deemed acceptable for the parenting site. Which lead to an awful lot of frustration:...
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What is the normal course of action with older questions that may no longer be on topic according to the Parenting guidelines

A recent question has become a duplicate of What should I be teaching my two year old? which is now quite old and was probably OK at the point of being posted. The question as it stands now however ...
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Is it possible to add information on the title page/title of Parenting SE? This is about the look of the site

I understand that as this site is Beta, we cannot change the decor. I think we'd save a lot of trouble if under Parenting over the list of questions and in the Ask a Question section -- added to the ...
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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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On the Parenting forum, what's the important part of . . .

... a new post? Is it the question as stated, or the problem that's obvious? ... a response? Is it the question as stated, or the advice as given? I've not really posted in a while, been a few years ...
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Reviewing mini-edits?

I am quite new to the whole reviewing edits thing on SE sites and I have mixed feelings with a specific type of edit: The post in questions is perfectly fine, but of course, there could be some wrong ...
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Why was this question put “on hold”

This is the question I am talking about: https://parenting.stackexchange.com/questions/28938/should-i-report-a-nurse-practitioner-for-malpractice-is-it-malpractice The poster clarified in the ...
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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 should we handle users who are trying to mess with the system when they are unhappily leaving?

So I have noticed that there is a user (profile link) who has been posting a lot of large bounties recently. (See here, here and here). Upon further investigation, his profile description makes it ...
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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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How to deal with posters who never respond?

Whenever I answered a question in the past I truly cared about the posters problem and wanted to help him. Now I saw this question: How to encourage a child to learn to swim instead of playing at ...
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How to respond when a parent is asking about something that is abuse?

A parent asks a question about a parenting practice that is considered abusive in my country. I was writing a response to that question. I realised that my reply violates several community guidelines,...
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Is there a reason this site is focusing on parenting instead of family dynamics?

So this site is a bit of an interesting oddball. On the tin it says parenting, but if you open it up inside you find questions on parenting, but also questions from the perspective of cousins, ...
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Need community input on questions asking for help in determining if a child might be suicidal

SE has a clear policy directed at moderators when it comes to users expressing suicidal ideation: close, comment (with resources), notify CMs who will follow up with the user, and delete. Users might ...
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A discussion re editing, please

I rejected an edit because though I agreed that the question or title could be more clear, and might even work better in a search engine if it were improved, the editor was trying to change British/...

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