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2019: 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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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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New tag: [screen-time] for any screen time related issues: TV, computer, tablet, smartphone?

Would a new tag: [screen-time] be useful? PROS: The new "screen-time" tag may help in tagging and searching for questions about any screen time related issues that are applicable to more ...
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Am I allowed to say Goodbye in Parenting Meta?

I really just wanted to say goodbye and thank you, everyone of you who hang around Parenting. It's been a pleasure reading your posts and they have helped me in my own parenting. I hope I have also ...
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What's the [etiquette] for using [manners]?

etiquette: 14 questions manners: 20 questions (2 questions have both tags.) Both tags have no tag description. Etiquette (Cambridge Dictionary): the set of rules or customs that control accepted ...
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Why was my comment deleted?

I had seen this question on HNQ, and after having read the question and existing answers, I left a comment on the question asking about what whether the parents had spoken to a doctor about the ...
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Why was my question on daycares closed as offtopic?

I've recently asked a question on daycares: Why do daycares use waiting lists instead of increasing prices to meet the demand? The question was quickly closed as offtopic by the mods with the ...
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Congratulations, you're no longer in Beta!

This site started private beta before July 2012, so it is no longer "beta", it is a full site by our definition. We've removed the word "beta" from your site banner because we believe that you aren't ...
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How to make a question about which job will allow our son to advocate for his calling and life mission on topic?

I asked the question What full-time, well-paying job fits my son who wants to advocate physician-assisted suicide? on Parenting.SE and it was closed and then deleted. It received an answer I found ...
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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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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 (see the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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, in ...
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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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Should Parenting.SE opt out of HNQ: Yes or No?

Referring to this question about opting out of the HNQ (hot network questions) listings, what shall we as Parenting.SE do? Below this question are two answers: One to opt-out of no longer appearing ...
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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Tags: Brand / product name or umbrella term?

There are currently 9 questions tagged ipad. Unless it was really the only product of its kind, why not use the umbrella term instead? In this case, tablet or, if you prefer, tablet-computer. While ...
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Do we need to differentiate between [enuresis] and [bed-wetting]?

We currently have two questions tagged enuresis. It has no tag wiki excerpt and when I researched it a bit to suggest one, I noticed that there are three kinds: Nocturnal enuresis Diurnal enuresis ...
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Do we need to differentiate between [anxiety], [phobias] and [fears]?

We currently have 40 questions tagged anxiety and it has the following wiki excerpt: Coping with anxiety as a parent or non-medical questions on helping a child with their anxiety. 3 questions are ...
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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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Caught between two [stools]: Shall we differentiate between action and result?

I noticed that several very different questions were tagged stools and noticed how feces was a synonym of it. So I believed that stools was merely about the outcome, i. e. the feces, not the action. ...
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3 Become 1: Merging [dad] and [fatherhood] with [father]?

First of all, father is now present and, especially good news for the adherents of more traditional values, father is Master. There are, at the time of writing, still 11 questions tagged dad and 11 ...
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The [father], [fatherhood] or [dad] of all tag synonyms?

In case parents is not specific enough, there are currently the following tags: 1) Female mother 2) Male dad fatherhood Only fatherhood currently has a tag info: Questions about being a ...
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Parenting's stance on "parenting" now being a tag synonym of "parents"?

Earlier discussions deemed parents useful, but not parenting. And the issue popped up again later. But until now, parenting was still in existence. Today, the last question with that tag was re-tagged....
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“‘sex’ Questions” shows up as a quick-link when I Google “parenting stack exchange”

I Googled “parenting stack exchange” and this is what showed up: I thought that was a little strange, but I know there’s a ‘sex’ tag, so I looked to see if it’s a popular tag to use or something... ...
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I am fairly certain I identified a sockpuppet account. Is there a method to refer this for follow up or do we care about this?

I had a long discussion with a fairly anonymous user, Alice, in the comments on Bob's answer. Within seconds of Alice's latest comment, I migrated the comments to chat as it was getting to be too much....
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Can I ask a question here if I'm not a parent?

I'm not a parent, but I'm just curious to know some info. Is it wrong to ask a question pretending to be a parent?
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What to do about minor edits to questions that were put on hold?

It happens that a user asks a question that is not a good fit for Parenting.SE. Reasons can be that it contains multiple distinct questions or none at all, for example. I will only concentrate on ...
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Timeline of Parenting moderators

After the experimental pro tem election I noticed that, unlike on some other SE sites, the Moderator Pro Tem Announcement has never been edited to reflect moderator changes. This self-answered Q&...
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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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Stack Exchange TOS and Arbitration Opt-Out

This is just a notice in case anyone didn't see the various Meta StackExchange posts about this... StackExchange changed its Terms of Service effective May 2nd, and one of the changes included in that ...
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"Citation required" trolls [closed]

I understand that links to external resources are encouraged, but there does not appear to be any requirement to provide a source for every answer given. Why should there be? Many people have ...
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Tag synonym suggestions - need voters!

I put in a few tag synonym suggestions I'd love to get feedback on and/or get votes on: breastmilk -> breastfeeding (the latter tag guidance says it includes questions about breastmilk, and we only ...
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