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100 reputation, yet cannot answer protected question (reputation > 10)

I have a reputation of 100 (by virtue of being trusted on other sites). However, I cannot answer the following protected question How can I make my kids passionate in science while being religious? ...
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Parenting.SE is feeling a lot like Yahoo! Answers lately

I'm just looking at the first 10 questions on the Questions page and have noticed something unusual. 9 out of 10 of these questions are subjective, broad, and an invitation to discussion. Parenting....
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What's the sex tag mean?

Inspired by its use in this question: My son has been offered money by a classmate, if he would pull down his underwear sex Doesn't have a description, and it's used to cover a variety of sexual-...
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Is there a tag for long term outcomes?

I've asked a question about education, and specifically its impact on adulthood and how a specific educational issue affects the long term outcome of a child's life in terms of success, happiness, etc....
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How should we handle “bad” questions that are clearly popular?

This is inspired by this question: How do you raise an intelligent and happy daughter in a sexist world? The reasoning behind that being a "bad" question is that its content is primarily composed of ...
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Sensitive Information Warning

I didn't realize this was a thing until I was a moderator, but we get more people than I expected who post a question that they later regret due to divulging too much personal information. We often ...
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Is “organic” important to this question?

Is organic whole cow's milk better than "toddler milk" powder for a 1 year old? has been involved in an edit war over the OP's original inclusion of the word "organic." Is that a ...
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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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Are questions that are related to something you do as a parent, but not explicitly parenting itself, on topic?

Note: This is based on this question. Do we consider questions about things a parent might do that is not "doing something with children", on topic? This would be questions such as how to fix a toy, ...
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Answer too valuable/rare to delete so I edited it, but OP changed it all back

I made an edit on this answer summarizing a large amount of "stuff" that was extra, unnecessary, hardly readable, and sometimes inappropriate. I left the answer with the very same important meaning, ...
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Merge or close question on screen time?

There are two very good (but very similar) questions right now on "screen time" and "iPad" usage. The iPad question might well be closed as a dupe. Both questions garnered similar good responses. Is ...
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Combine or leave separate? ADD and ADHD tags

We've currently got two tags: add and adhd. The first one has a simple definition: Attention deficit disorder The second one has a descriptive paragraph, as well as a discussion and links to ...
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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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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 ...
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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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Bug: cannot upvote [closed]

I am trying to upvote Beofett's answer on How should I help my 9years old son to get back on TAG program The first time I did it, I got a red box with an error message saying 'error processing ...
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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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Do we need better close reasons for questions?

So I saw this question pop up today and took a look. After looking it over I felt that it should be closed because I feel like the question is really asking for relationship advice between the poster'...
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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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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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Can we remove auto-bold for an entire post?

Bold on Parenting.SE is applied automatically to all text for a Question and Answer after some short period of time, making bold effectively useless for us. Since when a question is rather new, the ...
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The [middle-schooler] tag isn't logical for the US definition

Can we change middle-schooler to something else? I am very confused every time I see it, because in the US, middle school is the pre-teen/early teen years (ie, 11-13), grades 6-8 commonly (or 7-9 or ...
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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 and that ...
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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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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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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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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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