Torben Gundtofte-Bruun
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Do weapons belong here?
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I suggest this policy: Safety questions, yes. Even related to weapons; it's simply yet another dangerous object in the home, just like that chainsaw or this detergent. That's good parenting. ...

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Would we accept questions *about* parents?
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13 votes

Yes, I think youths can get away with asking questions here and getting good answers - as long as the questions meet the usual quality level and only if the question has value to parents. My ...

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What's the best strategy to combat soapboxing?
13 votes

This is a good observation. I always try to answer the specific question with a specific "solution", but sometimes my answers aren't good. I think the method to deal with both issues is the same: ...

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Did you know that we have flyers?
11 votes

Bravo! Great work. I'd like to register one bit of feedback (mentioned earlier on other channels): Site users could print these and hang them up in lots of places (grocery store, kindergarten, public ...

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Is it acceptable for answers to suggest physical violence?
10 votes

Yes, it's acceptable. I don't have to like it, but free speech is free speech. Excellent question, and a difficult one! This is a prime example of how our site is much more subjective than other SE ...

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Is the proportion of male/female users of Stack Exchange Parenting representative of those of other parenting sites?
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10 votes

No, the gender ratio here is not representative of other parenting websites. Gender is not part of the user profile page, so we don't have gender statistics. But I think your suspicion is correct: ...

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What should our logo and site design look like?
10 votes

Some common traffic signs could also be relevant, although I admit there are regional differences that might make a single choice hard.

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Moms4Mom merge possibility?
10 votes

If m4m wants to come over here, I'm all for it. More content means more value to the users. I'd not want to move our content to m4m because they're on the old, less functional SE platform. If I ...

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Should questions be closed when they're wildly popular, have good answers, and more up votes than down votes?
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Yes some questions should be closed. As Shog stated very eloquently: even very good and interesting questions, regardless of any pageview counts, might be closed if they're "not a good topic for this ...

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A deeply totalitarian mindset displayed, and upvoted (!), on a comment to a question
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This question is absolutely hilarious! I'm having trouble believing that you are being serious. Let's start out by observing that this whole SE system works by votes, and by votes only. Every user ...

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How to deal with gender-ambiguous questions?
6 votes

I often relate my answer to my own son and then it's easy to phrase it so that I can use his gender. Problem solved :-)

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Is the "Daycare and Taxes" question appropriate for this site?
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No. I feel that tax questions are off-topic here. They are much more related to personal finance than to parenting. This Parenting site exists to help make us better parents, and deducting tax from ...

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Mandatory Reporters
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I think we should wait, and only address it when/if it ever happens. It should not go into the FAQ, as this will hopefully never be frequently asked. Every question and answer can be flagged by any ...

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Guidance over anatomical terminology
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5 votes

I don't want to propose a phrasing police and don't want to edit posts unless absolutely necessary, but there have been a few answers where I only understood the meaning by deducing from the context, ...

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Teen-y Tag Clarification
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4 votes

Those age ranges are definitely silly. By the very definition of the word, "pre-teen" cannot be 13 or older. I haven't reviewed the tag descriptions for ages so I have no idea how long the current ...

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Relationships & Dating is launching
4 votes

One aspect that seems simple enough is this: If the topic involves parenting then it's on-topic here, and if it just happens to involve parents then it would be on-topic there. Put another way, does ...

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Post editing for reasons other than clarity
4 votes

I understand your point, Monsto, but I'm not sure I agree. To me, the deciding factor when reviewing an edit is whether the overall quality of the post is improved. I'm sorry to be blunt but as soon ...

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Thank you, Torben and cabbey!
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I sincerely appreciate the positive reactions I've received. I tell myself it's not because I might finally stop nagging people but rather because I've actually done something to help keep things ...

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Making the site more popular
4 votes

Here's what I strive to do: Internally: Ensure the highest possible quality of the content that we have. Ask, answer, vote, comment, edit! Externally: Distribute: Talk about questions and answers ...

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Do we need greater visibility of "Location"?
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I don't expect that parenting.SE will be modified to show location information. Instead, we can focus on the content: For every question where location is relevant, ask the author to specify it. For ...

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How do you make involvement in Meta more enticing/less intimidating?
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what reason/s do members have for not participating more in meta Here's what a new visitor might think: Meta is hidden. A challenge: Go to the front page and try to find the link to meta! ... See ...

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Asking retrospective questions
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3 votes

It's absolutely fine to ask questions even when you already know the answer. In fact, it's even encouraged! Our help center says: If you have a question that you already know the answer to, and ...

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Parenting site is too strict. Should we be more open?
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I love feedback! However, good feedback needs to be specific, otherwise we don't know what you think we need to change to make you happy. I believe that closed questions nearly always (nobody's ...

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Does anyone know why Parenting got ads in the sidebar?
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It's part of the regular site promotion, I think most SE sites do that kind of thing.

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Should there be an option for asking and answering questions anonymously?
3 votes

You can already contribute anonymously, although it's so obvious that it's in fact invisible: Just log out. You can ask and answer questions without being logged in. When you do that, you'll be ...

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New Beta Theme Launched
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On behalf of the entire community: Great work, Jin. Thank you!

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Is there significant interest in topic-driven chat discussions?
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3 votes

I think it's a very good idea to have this kind of scheduled chats occasionally! We should absolutely do this when the site has enough visitors. I'm not sure we have reached "critical mass" yet, so it ...

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Age appropriateness and its irrelevance.
3 votes

I think you raise a valid point, insofar as the questions ask for a number when a number is not really a good answer. At the same time, I agree with Beofett that it's not really a problem unless we ...

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Could this work for our "big list" questions?
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I think this is a good idea, particularly for a site as subjective as this. But there are pitfalls: For one thing, we need to set a clear limit so this won't degrade into a catch-all basket that ...

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What’s the “elevator pitch” for our site?
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Elevator pitch: Stop looking through endless pages of forum discussions. Parenting is where parents go for the good stuff; the best answers are always listed first because other parents have upvoted ...

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