Joe
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The time has come for me to resign
16 votes

Anongoodnurse, thank you for your service for the site. It's unfortunate that circumstances are as they are these days, but very much understandable that you feel as you do. We haven't always seen ...

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2018 Community Moderator Election Results
10 votes

Thanks for everyone's support and confidence, and I hope to be a helpful member of the moderating team for years to come! I hope everyone will join me in thanking Erica in her hard work on behalf of ...

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Does anyone know who answers.ninja is?
8 votes

Looks like a SCRAPER to me. I've reported it to StackExchange staff. In the future, feel free to either post here or to do so directly yourself: A site (or scraper) is copying content from Stack ...

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Do we want to unpin the accepted answer from the top?
7 votes

No, continue to pin accepted answers from the top. I would suggest not unpinning answers, particularly on Parenting. My reasoning has nothing to do with old answers that would change sort order. I ...

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What's the sex tag mean?
Accepted answer
7 votes

I would suggest that the tag be limited to questions about sex-the-activity, including from your list: Sexual intercourse for parents Teen children interested in sex Masturbation Childhood sex play ...

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Are questions regarding adult children/parent relationships on topic?
6 votes

For the most part, I think that would be considered on topic, although this might not be the best place to post such a question. Interpersonal Skills also can answer questions of that nature when ...

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2020 Community Moderator Election Results
6 votes

Congratulations Rory/SomeShinyObject/Stephie, I know I've left the site in good hands! I appreciate everything that everyone did to help moderate the site, especially while it was just me for the ...

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Why are questions that ask for unbounded personal anecdotes allowed here?
6 votes

I'll answer why I thought that question was probably okay to stay open, and thus answered it. I'll cover the Good Subjective question checklist. Finally, I'll also explain why I answered it ...

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Answer too valuable/rare to delete so I edited it, but OP changed it all back
6 votes

This particular post aside, assuming the edits to the answer are appropriate - ie, are not changing the tenor of the post nor the substance, but are changes to improve readability or similar - the OP ...

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Are medical discussions allowed on Parenting?
5 votes

The question itself I don't feel is a medical question, and so I think it's appropriate. It's not asking "is this medical thing safe", or "is my child sick", or "how should I ...

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Mods - please stop a user from bullying me
5 votes

If you're being bullied by a regular user, flag the comments and moderators will intervene. If you're concerned about a moderator rather than a regular user, you may still raise a flag; moderators ...

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How do we increase our questions per day?
5 votes

I've had some thoughts about this over the past year or so, and it's sort of a complicated issue. I had part of a post written in my head about this, but was having some discussions with Tim Post ...

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Same question, but I need a different answer. What do i do?
Accepted answer
4 votes

The appropriate thing to do in this circumstance is to ask a new question. Explain in that question why the other question and answer don’t work for you. Everyone’s circumstances are different; just ...

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How do I post an answer on this site?
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To answer a question, there will be a box on the bottom of the page that allows you to type in it, under "Your Answer". You can post an answer there! One limitation: if you are trying to answer a ...

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2020 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection
4 votes

As Parenting has a fairly small community of regular answerers, it is common for moderators to answer questions that they then have to moderate. How would you address moderating a question you ...

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“Actual problems that you face”
4 votes

You should only ask practical, answerable questions based on actual problems that you face. "Based" is the operative word here. The point of this is that good questions are not purely ...

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Parenting Stack Exchange has an opening for a moderator, are you interested?
4 votes

I'd be willing to step up and become a moderator of Parenting. I'm a programmer, so I'm generally available during the day; while I don't read Parenting during most of that time (hopefully...) I'd be ...

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What did you think of our question asking contest?
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I think the contest was interesting, and introduced some new questions certainly which is a boon for the site. I also think, though, that it probably introduced somewhat lower quality questions as a ...

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2020 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection
3 votes

Parenting brings, among other things, a lot of questions that come near to being medical questions. While some are clearly off-topic (this one, for example), many others are on the border - whether ...

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Can the past be cured? From theory to practice
3 votes

I don't particularly see a shift the way you see it; in fact, if anything I see a bit the other way around. Parenting has always been the example of the "bit more subjective" Stack Exchange site. If ...

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

No, I don't think we should opt out of HNQ. Parenting's community is quite small, and I think it's important to bring new visitors here - even at the cost HNQs bring. HNQs aren't perfect, but they're ...

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Can I ask a question here if I'm not a parent?
Accepted answer
3 votes

I don’t think you should pretend to be a parent, but it’s certainly fine to ask a question even if you’re not a parent. Do read the help center for exactly what’s on topic; we prefer questions about ...

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Is it possible to add information on the title page/title of Parenting SE? This is about the look of the site
3 votes

As a beta site, and not even a partially graduated one, we're fairly limited in what we can modify. The only two things I think we could even possibly control that would really be effective would be ...

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When is an answer not an answer?
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I was the source of the upvoted comment, I suspect, and want to clarify my particular stance on that answer, as well as in general. On that answer, I didn't feel it was "not an answer" explicitly. I ...

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Asker enforcing restrictions on answers - good or bad, allowed or not?
3 votes

Certainly I think that requiring research-backed answers is appropriate and welcome; if someone is asking for research we should endeavor to provide such. We're a bit more "opiniony" than most sites, ...

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Rant-like answers and moderators
3 votes

I think in that particular case, the purpose of that line wasn't to suggest it might not be a good quality post - that poster is very well aware of what makes a good quality post. The purpose of that ...

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Are questions that are related to something you do as a parent, but not explicitly parenting itself, on topic?
3 votes

My opinion is largely similar to CreationEdge, but I did want to add an explanation of what I think is appropriate. I think that the key to determining if something is on topic here (as a topic) is: ...

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How is this not medical advice?
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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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Are questions about generic or fundamental medical information on-topic?
3 votes

I prefer to use the rule, "would I ask this question of an acquaintance at the playground". In general, what this means is that several factors weigh: Severity. If the answer is "No", and you don't ...

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What's the problem-solving tag supposed to be about?
3 votes

I don't think it makes any sense for 'problem solving' to mean 'I have a problem, help me solve it', since that's what all of StackExchange is about. I think it makes sense as "problem-solving skills"...

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