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 when they were creating a puzzle.
We could do something similar here, where we have a meta post detailing the way a follow-up post should be written. Then on ...
I think this is a nice idea in principle, but am unsure as to how to go about it within the structure of Stack Exchange.
Simplest route would be to add a comment on to the original post and ask, but we'd have to be careful this didn't end up as discussion or conversation, so wording would need to ask for how the issue was resolved.
Then, of course, the ...
"Is there an expectation that questions posted should be factual?"
Sort of. From What types of questions should I avoid asking:
You should only ask practical, answerable questions based on actual problems that you face.
Generally, that's interpreted broadly. Users don't need to have actually encountered a situation yet (for example, I can ask a ...
I agree with much of what you've said. We routinely get questions about adult children and they are on-topic.
If they were willing to listen to strangers on the Internet, they could have posted a question themselves, though.
Yes, the parents haven't cared enough to post on the internet themselves. But the internet is a funny thing. Not infrequently, ...
I already upvoted the accepted answer, to which I cannot add anything. So I'll take the opportunity to challenge
YEAH! That's a thing!
I was in a private Family Practice (practicing Obstetrics as well) when I first became pregnant. Without fail, I used to tell the mother (or parents) on several visits as their due date approached how the baby would have ...
There isn't anything wrong with answering a basic question. There is nothing in the help pages for questions you can ask or questions you shouldn't ask that prohibit a basic question. (And "basic" to a veteran parent is not the same as "basic" to a brand new parent.)
If a question is really basic, it's likely someone has asked it before. If you can find ...
I'd be pretty wary of any variation of "should I be a parent", since it's de facto opinion oriented. A site like Buddhism.SE is more able to handle questions involving should since it's rooted in a particular ethical/religious perspective, whereas Parenting.SE is open to any.
I thought a similar thing when I read the question. A few notes:
The fact that an answer was to some extent medical advice doesn't necessarily imply the question is bad. As long as the answer isn't venturing into the realm of liability, which I don't think it was, it's fine by itself, and as long as that's not the only possible answer, it's not relevant ...
I don't think it should be Community Wiki.
First off, the question as asked right now has reasonable answer(s). It is asked as a "belief", and that means it's the first of the causes (give or take).
Second, Community Wiki isn't intended as a fix for a "too broad" question. That's what's being suggested here: the question has multiple correct answers, ...
The usual way this happens on most SE sites is for the OP to post an answer themselves - not to edit it into the question, as this generally breaks the Question and Answer process.
It is absolutely acceptable, and even encouraged, to answer your own question. There is even a check box for it when you ask a question to see whether you want to answer it ...
I feel that given how many active users and questions per day this site has, we should be very flexible about what questions can and can't be asked. Parenting, childred, marriage, health, development, in general everything that is even slightly related to parent-child relationship should be acceptable.
Only when there are too many borderline offtopic ...
I believe we should try to be inclusive whenever possible. The internet is about enabling information and communication, imo. Merriam-Webster includes as one definition of parenting as
the taking care of someone in the manner of a parent
If a sibling is willing to take the plunge into accepting responsibility then that should be accepted.
1) If a big ...
On this site, we don't have that many - a merge requires the two to be very similar, and usually we spot the dupe before many answers are posted. I think for that one there was discussion between mods to ensure the new question made sense, but I don't think there is policy on this.
Having MERGED in there is not necessary, though - it is irrelevant to any ...
These are our 16 most popular tags (as of June 22, 2015):
primary-schooler (note: ref. can we find a more age-range-descriptive tag for "primary-schooler"?)
[sorry this is more of a comment than an answer, but too long]
As a user I sometimes is confused what voting up a question means.
Does it mean: This question is well written, and asks something within the site guidelines?
Does it mean: The question is really interesting?
Does it mean: I really want an answer to this too?
I feel sometimes this is ...
Your post motivated me to ask a question :) I just realized that I it would appear that I'm a perfect parent with all the answers since I hadn't asked a question yet.
I think I agree with Torben on the question up/down votes being anchored to the question itself. Is there any way we could maybe "freeze" the question title and up/down vote buttons in place ...