Policy for voting
This may be a bit trivial, but since Parenting is more subjective than most of the Stack Exchange sites, I want to understand how opinion should affect voting.
If an answer advocates a parenting method I disagree with (but is well-written and answers the question being asked), to what extent should I allow my opinion factor into voting on it? Obviously, I have no problem downvoting answers that advocate abusive or other unacceptable practices, no matter how well-written they are. But what about practices that are considered acceptable?
There is a lot of gray area here, but I'll narrow it down to a few situations:
- The advocated method is very uncommon and has evidence that it doesn't work; most people would agree there is a better method.
- The advocated method is one of several common but opposing methods with evidence supporting all of them; there isn't general agreement on which is best.
- The advocated method is very common and has evidence it works; most people would agree that this is the best method.
In any of the above situations, should I downvote if I think another method works better?