SomeShinyObject
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"Citation required" trolls
11 votes

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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Should Parenting.SE opt out of HNQ: Yes or No?
7 votes

No Don't opt out! I don't want Parenting.SE to opt-out of being visible on the HNQ. This means that popular questions will continue to be visible on the HNQ.

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Moderators Wanted - Apply Inside!
6 votes

I would like to be considered for becoming a moderator. Here is a list of my qualifying factors: I'm a Parent I am a parent of 2, a boy and a girl. I will have a broadening range of parenting ...

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What did you think of our question asking contest?
5 votes

Parenting Is Different. I may not be a high rep. user on Stack Exchange as a whole, but I have hung around for a little under 3 years now, most of that time on Stack Overflow. I like to lurk. When I ...

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Should Parenting.SE opt out of HNQ: Yes or No?
4 votes

Yes Opt out! I want Parenting.SE to opt-out of being visible on the HNQ. This means that questions asked on Parenting.SE will no longer be visible on the HNQ.

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2020 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire
3 votes

SomeShinyObject's answers Before I begin answering these, I'd like to preface some of my answers. Even within leadership there is following. Becoming a moderator to me just means an extra set of ...

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Moderator Election - Community Interest Check
3 votes

I'd run. I haven't been involved much because I just had another child and because there hasn't been a whole lot of activity. I've always had a passion for this community so any potential future ...

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2020 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection
2 votes

Leadership in any realm stands on the fine line between humility and assertiveness. As we are all fallible there is a high chance that you will make a wrong decision when dealing with a patron of the ...

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The time has come for me to resign
2 votes

I'll sign back in and post just for you. It's sad to see you go but I understand. I think it's the natural order of things in internet business though. Eventually a community driven site gets ...

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Should Parenting opt out of Hot Network Questions (trial run)?
2 votes

I very much disagree with opting-out. Yea we get some bad. But with the bad we also get plenty of good. It brings visibility to the site; visibility that this site needs because, let's face it, we're ...

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How should Parenting's chat room be named?
2 votes

The Timeout Corner! Pros: It's cool (Almost) everyone understands the reference It's highly relatable to the topic of parenting You can tell people to "go to Timeout!" when you want to chat Let me ...

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How can we be aware and curb judgmental answers?
2 votes

No one has bit yet on this so I am going to jump in with my two cents. In my opinion, judgmental answers are, at the very least, inevitable. We will never get rid of them, however, I don't really ...

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Should I give a second answer if a substantial elaboration is added to the question?
1 votes

I wouldn't add a new answer. Edit your current answer and add an Edit to Question Update clause before you start, especially if the question OP puts something like Update in their edit. Adding a new ...

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Too many rejected edits?
1 votes

I will address only the one's I rejected: What should I be teaching my 18 month old As Beofett said, the extra two lines changed the meaning of the entire question. It would be falsely inferring the ...

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Does Parenting.SE entertain frame-challenge answers? Do we argue the premise of a question?
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No. We do not challenge the premise of a question here - most of the time. Why? Parenting is a full-time, real-time, lifetime job. While some other sites encourage or tolerate frame-challenge answers, ...

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Are medical discussions allowed on Parenting?
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I apologize that it's taken so long to answer back to this. The reasoning for the delay is two-fold: I wanted the right words to say and I wanted the community to cool down. I feel like I/we are there ...

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What do we do when a popular answer doesn't seem to directly address the question?
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I don't understand all the commotion about the answer. It answers the OP's question, just with redirection rather than a direct answer. If an OP came on to this site and asked how often they should ...

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