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15 votes

The time has come for me to resign

Anongoodnurse, thank you for your service for the site. It's unfortunate that circumstances are as they are these days, but very much understandable that you feel as you do. We haven't always seen ...
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12 votes
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Condoms in care packages = questions about sex?

You're right, our off-topic list includes sex. However, this is generally interpreted as questions related to how to become pregnant, or those that don't have anything to do with a parent-child issue. ...
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11 votes

"Citation required" trolls

Bottom line, up front, the downvotes to this post probably result directly from the fact that you openly call members, active, readily available, helpful members of this community, trolls. That, in ...
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10 votes
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Moderators denying valid answers (possibly because they're controversial)

I didn't even see your answer until this meta post. My major problem with your answer is that you mostly didn't. The question was: I'm wondering if there are some kid-friendly videos I can show her ...
anongoodnurse's user avatar
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2018 Community Moderator Election Results

Thanks for everyone's support and confidence, and I hope to be a helpful member of the moderating team for years to come! I hope everyone will join me in thanking Erica in her hard work on behalf of ...
Joe's user avatar
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9 votes
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Need community input on questions asking for help in determining if a child might be suicidal

I believe these questions are not suitable for this site at all. I'm very sorry that the OP of that question is going through this and I understand the desire of the community to help, but this is ...
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Is there a reason this site is focusing on parenting instead of family dynamics?

I think renaming the site to something like Family Dynamics would be a lot more misleading than Parenting. First, from the tour page: Parenting Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for ...
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The time has come for me to resign

You are outstanding in every respect and one of the few true experts on the Stack Exchange Network. I fully understand why you resign, the events also made it impossible for me to contribute to SE any ...
Anne Daunted GoFundMonica's user avatar
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How should we handle users who are trying to mess with the system when they are unhappily leaving?

This has been asked on Meta Stack Exchange, the meta site for the entire network, and . . . hasn't gotten an answer. This is probably just as well, since it should be judged on a site-by-site and even ...
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Do we really need anonymous or unexplained downvoting?

No one likes downvotes. But I believe we need anonymous downvotes for a variety of reasons. Users often state that explanations of down votes will help them learn to post better questions/answers, ...
anongoodnurse's user avatar
7 votes

Should we encourage follow up?

I think it's a great idea to encourage follow-ups. We have done something (somewhat) analagous on Puzzling.SE, where we encourage people to post a follow-up answer explaining their thought processes ...
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Is there a set of rules for newer members?

Do whatever you feel comfortable with. Seriously. You've earned those privileges so feel free to use them. If you aren't sure how you should be using them, maybe hang back and look at how other ...
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Should we have standards/guidelines for the language used around adoption?

My thought would be to encourage the use of those terms where appropriate. As you've stated, the word choice does matter. How we think about the "parents" in a given situation (whether biological or ...
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How should Parenting's chat room be named?

The Playground A place to relax we regularly go to, where it’s easy to start a conversation with other parents and where we can also have fun.
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Should Parenting.SE opt out of HNQ: Yes or No?

No Don't opt out! I don't want Parenting.SE to opt-out of being visible on the HNQ. This means that popular questions will continue to be visible on the HNQ.
SomeShinyObject's user avatar
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Is this site still open?

Yes, this site is still “open”. I would recommend you take the tour and browse through the help center as suggested in a previous comment. Everyone is welcome to ask questions about parenting and post ...
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Do we want to unpin the accepted answer from the top?

No, continue to pin accepted answers from the top. I would suggest not unpinning answers, particularly on Parenting. My reasoning has nothing to do with old answers that would change sort order. I ...
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Accepted answer is severely down-voted and may be deleted, but I feel it is still helpful

An accepted answer can only be deleted by the moderators (which will not happen unless the answer is flagged by users and the moderators agree with the flag). The answer OP (yourself in this case) ...
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On the Parenting forum, what's the important part of . . .

Is it the question as stated, or the problem that's obvious? Personally, and as a moderator, I think the important part of a question is the question the OP asked, because what is an obvious problem ...
anongoodnurse's user avatar
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moderators' rudeness and dishonesty

Please note that the only reason your suspension is being publicly discussed is because you have publicly requested an explanation. I don't typically share moderator actions about users with the rest ...
Acire's user avatar
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6 votes
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Caught between two [stools]: Shall we differentiate between action and result?

I don't believe two tags are needed to differentiate between the act and the outcome. In the example question Is it wrong to wash cloth diapers in a shared washing machine?, I believe the stools and ...
Beofett's user avatar
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Why are questions that ask for unbounded personal anecdotes allowed here?

I'll answer why I thought that question was probably okay to stay open, and thus answered it. I'll cover the Good Subjective question checklist. Finally, I'll also explain why I answered it ...
Joe's user avatar
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2020 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

Rory Alsop's answers: How would you deal with a user who produced a steady stream of valuable answers, but tends to generate a large number of arguments/flags from comments? Having had to do ...
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2020 Community Moderator Election Results

Congratulations Rory/SomeShinyObject/Stephie, I know I've left the site in good hands! I appreciate everything that everyone did to help moderate the site, especially while it was just me for the ...
Joe's user avatar
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Are questions regarding adult children/parent relationships on topic?

For the most part, I think that would be considered on topic, although this might not be the best place to post such a question. Interpersonal Skills also can answer questions of that nature when ...
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6 votes

Chat Room Deletion?

In my opinion, it is essential that each site has at least one site-specific chat room. It’s there when it’s needed and if the community has nothing to discuss, that’s also ok. There’s no minimum ...
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Be Nice? Don't exaggerate

The way you describe your answer masks how harsh (which even you admitted) it actually was. It certainly wasn’t nice, and could have been deleted as not an answer. The close reason could be changed to ...
anongoodnurse's user avatar
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I have not asked any questions, but not because I think I have all the answers!

Subjective questions are generally discouraged... To prevent your question from being flagged and possibly removed, avoid asking subjective questions where … every answer is equally ...
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Only top scored, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible