HedgeMage
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What should we advise when one disagrees with the premise of a question?
29 votes

I think that we should look at this as two different, but related cases: The disagreement is over an objective, verifiable fact. As with the AIDS and Tom Sawyer examples above, sometimes we disagree ...

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Do we need to avoid serious medical questions?
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13 votes

We should not give medical advice. We should feel comfortable linking to studies and articles we know of so that others can come to their own conclusions, and relating our personal experiences/...

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Are people voting enough?
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9 votes

This community seems a little slower to vote than some others I've participated in, but not as bad as writers.SE was when we were in private beta. Leading by example helped writers.SE a lot. Like ...

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

Could we somehow make the logo look like nested outlined people (for lack of a better description, like a teenager standing behind a middle schooler behind a primary schooler behind a toddler behind a ...

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Closing the "Best Book" Question
7 votes

No Stack site allows "what is the best/your favorite book about...?" questions. It's even in the faq. Real questions have answers and "what is the best book about...?" doesn't have a definitive ...

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Should questions be closed when they're wildly popular, have good answers, and more up votes than down votes?
7 votes

Javid, I voted to close that question, despite being an avid firearms enthusiast who was raised around, and is raising her son around, guns. There's a FAQ with specific guidelines for a reason. The ...

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Should we discourage questions and answers that reference specific (i.e. "my") children?
7 votes

It violates a child's privacy. For example, if I ask about pacifiers but don't reference a specific child, said child will not have to explain to his girlfriend why his pacifier use was being ...

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Elements of a signature which are custom to this site
7 votes

Using a profile field or signature is a very bad way to indicate children's ages for the purpose of making it easier to relevantly answer a question. If I ask a question now about something my son (8 ...

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Pregnancy Questions?
6 votes

My gut reaction is that "how can I best alleviate swollen ankles during pregnancy" is off-topic (because it's not really related to raising children), but "I drank alcohol before I found out I was ...

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Comments disappear without any note to the commenting user?
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5 votes

When moderators delete a question or answer, they have the ability to leave a comment that the author will see even after the material was deleted. Stack sites are all about questions and answers, so ...

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Making the site more popular
5 votes

I'm not concerned about the users stat -- it is on track relative to our traffic and number of questions. That is, we do need to build more traffic and get more questions in, and once those issues ...

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Are very "chatty" answers okay?
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5 votes

For me, a big part of quality is the density of information presented. So, conversational presentation (such as an anecdote that illustrates a point) is a plus, but empty conversational fillers such ...

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Is family planning considered on-topic?
4 votes

Getting pregnant seems to be agreed to be off-topic, per the question you already linked. There's a proposal for a sex Stack Exchange site that would cover those sorts of things. With regard to more ...

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How far is this site willing to tolerate "folk wisdom"?
4 votes

First of all, I'm not sure whether you are really objecting to "folk wisdom" (that is, methods tried over generations that may not have received rigorous scientific evaluation, but have been tried ...

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Discussion and argument about answers
3 votes

The comments were not removed without explanation. The answerer and other participants decided to have an argument (i.e. a form of discussion) in the comments rather than taking it to chat. Pages of ...

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Are enough questions getting marked as "answered"?
3 votes

I think that there are some questions that are too subjective to have a one-right-answer. However, I've also seen several that clearly DO have a definitive answer, but it hasn't been marked. In ...

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How were the Beta badges awarded?
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3 votes

According to this post from meta.SO Beta badges are for those who achieved at least three badges of any kind during private beta.

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How to deal with gender-ambiguous questions?
3 votes

It's 100% okay by me, but some people would be deeply offended. I've been using he/she and them in such questions. Neither sounds great, but it avoids the politically correct crowd throwing a fit. (...

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Voting on subjective issues
2 votes

I think I get what you are going for, but I think we need a better metric than "Downvote if something is wrong, but not if you disagree". Would we disagree if we believed an answer to be right? The ...

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What should our FAQ contain?
2 votes

I know I haven't seen it on other SE sites; is there a reason that we couldn't also include a similar section indicating what is/isn't an acceptable answer? I'm seeing a disturbing a mount of "how do ...

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What’s the “elevator pitch” for our site?
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Tagline/Blurb: Tools for parenting. Nickname: Parenting Motto: ???

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