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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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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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Parenting Stack Exchange has an opening for a moderator, are you interested?

I have been active on Parenting SE for 3 and half years now, visiting the site for at least 5 days a week, with 5th highest rep on the site (11k from 271 answers.) With 3 kids I think I'm reasonably ...
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Do we have a problem with user retention?

In a word, no. You guys are getting more users to the site, growing a lot of those visitors to participate and gain more rep, and trending upward. (click for a silly big version) I have been ...
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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 ...
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"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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Answer too valuable/rare to delete so I edited it, but OP changed it all back

I've locked the post until a consensus can be come to. In general, such substantive edits should not be made without the author's consent. Personally, I felt in this case that an unfiltered ...
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what to do about overreaching moderation?

In my experience moderators moderate moderators. Not much can be done from mere mortals' positions. That leaves you with 2 choices: 1) voice your views and hope they'll be considered or 2) do not ...
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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 ...
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Parenting Stack Exchange has an opening for a moderator, are you interested?

I am new to Parenting.se, but not to SE in general. My profile at EL&U is shown below. I am here daily, and am willing to do far more here. Although I'm not sure I meet the criteria of being ...
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Rant-like answers and moderators

If you read her entire post it is well balanced, definitely not a rant in any way. She was obviously sensitive enough to others that she was worried in case it did come across that way, hence the ...
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Asker enforcing restrictions on answers - good or bad, allowed or not?

I can think of a variety of reasons that an OP might want to restrict answers in some fashion. Attempting to create a community wiki (your 1st example) Reinforcing existing standards, particularly ...
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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 ...
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What do we do when a popular answer doesn't seem to directly address the question?

I feel that in the linked case (and similar cases) the answer should stay. Typically, voting will correctly adjust visibility of the answer up/down appropriately. The answerer was attempting to ...
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What did you think of our question asking contest?

Answer #1: experience as a question asker. NOTE: I tried to ask as many questions as possible. While I obviously was motivated by crass material rewards, I tried to ask even after reaching the ...
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Does anyone know who answers.ninja is?

Looks like a SCRAPER to me. I've reported it to StackExchange staff. In the future, feel free to either post here or to do so directly yourself: A site (or scraper) is copying content from Stack ...
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Providing Long-Term Updates?

Absolutely! Feedback on what worked and what didn't is very welcome! Perhaps the best way is to edit your original question to include an update. This not only puts questions back on the front page ...
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what to do about overreaching moderation?

To address your larger question, if you want the direction of moderation to change, you have to step up. For those of us who prefer a lighter hand, we get burned out. That's why I am not very ...
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What's the sex tag mean?

I would suggest that the tag be limited to questions about sex-the-activity, including from your list: Sexual intercourse for parents Teen children interested in sex Masturbation Childhood sex play ...
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Please welcome a new moderator: Erica

Welcome, Erica!!! So glad you are a moderator!
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Are psychology and sociology based questions about parenting topics on-topic?

I agree that it is on-topic for parenting. While the topic is not necessarily direct parenting (as opposed to, say, how to feed a newborn), understanding childhood development and it's associated ...
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Are psychology and sociology based questions about parenting topics on-topic?

I agree with @Erica that this question is on topic. Whether we realize it or not, psychology influences every aspect of our parenting. How to discipline, how to praise effectively, how to show love, ...
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Can anecdotal illustration support an answer, or must it go in a comment?

Please forgive me if I meander a bit, but your question asks more than it seems on the surface to ask. The Stack Exchange model is not discussion based, but a straightforward Question and Answer ...
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Is this question a troll?

First off, a quick definition of troll: a person who sows discord on the Internet by starting arguments or upsetting people, by posting inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic messages in an ...
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Is a question about babyproofing on topic here?

Yes. It'd fall under safety considerations (and typically is tagged safety although I wouldn't object if you create child-proofing). Just make sure you're asking about general principles and not ...
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Isn't "You're Wrong" an "answer"?

Generally, this policy is largely driven by What should we advise when one disagrees with the premise of a question? (which is, paraphrased, don't answer if you disagree with the premise). Parenting ...
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