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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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User who consistently posts factually inconsistent questions

"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 ...
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How to deal with questions in which a sibling assumes the role of a parent to get it reopened?

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 ...
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Should we encourage follow up?

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 ...
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What is the normal course of action with older questions that may no longer be on topic according to the Parenting guidelines

Either raise it in meta, as you have, or flag for a moderator so we can lock or delete, as appropriate. In this instance, I have put a historical lock on the post.
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What to do with very basic questions (e.g. 'My newborn doesn't sleep for long periods')? Answer or other?

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 ...
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What to do with very basic questions (e.g. 'My newborn doesn't sleep for long periods')? Answer or other?

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" ...
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Can 'should I be a parent?' be on-topic?

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 ...
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How is this not medical advice?

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 ...
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How to deal with questions in which a sibling assumes the role of a parent to get it reopened?

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 ...
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Should the title of a merged question indicate that it was merged?

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 ...
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Follow Ups / Results

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 ...
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Should this question be a community wiki or not?

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). ...
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Should we encourage follow up?

I love the idea of follow-up so I vote yes. Perhaps we could suggest follow-ups in chat or meta to stay true to the model.
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Improving our questions by focusing on specific areas

These are our 16 most popular tags (as of June 22, 2015): toddler infant behavior sleep pre-schooler discipline newborn primary-schooler (note: ref. can we find a more age-range-descriptive tag for &...
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Our questions need more votes!

[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 ...
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Our questions need more votes!

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 ...
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