Questions tagged [policy]

The tag has no usage guidance.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
21
votes
8answers
2k views

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

Something came up in the comments on this answer to a question on whether to close controversial questions that I feel deserves its own question: What is the ideal response to a question based on a ...
5
votes
1answer
192 views

Policy for voting

What is our overall policy for voting?
20
votes
4answers
521 views

What's the best strategy to combat soapboxing?

I realize that parenting is a very emotional subject for many here, but I'm seeing a concerning amount of: People responding to "How do I implement $parenting-strategy?" with answers that aren't ...
8
votes
6answers
250 views

What do we do when a popular answer doesn't seem to directly address the question?

We have a question that recently hit the "Hot Network Questions" list for the Stack Exchange platform. If you're not familiar with this list, it is displayed on the right side of the screen, and ...
7
votes
6answers
295 views

What should moderators do with answers that disagree with the premise of the question?

It seems there's been a lot of discussion and controversy lately over how moderators should (or should not) handle answers that stray from the question being asked (including "frame challenges&...
2
votes
3answers
128 views

Could this work for our "big list" questions?

So far, we've been closing questions like this one that are looking for, rather than one answer, a "big list" of possibilities, all arguably of the same value. Certainly the point of the site is to ...
7
votes
5answers
169 views

When is an answer not an answer?

Recently a question was asked about if it was acceptable to ask a mother on a bus to control her overly-talkative daughter, and if so, how to do so. A highly-voted answer was flagged as "not an ...
4
votes
4answers
287 views

Is it acceptable for answers to suggest physical violence?

Some questions mention the use of physical violence against children. Some answers recommend the use of physical violence. Physical violence is an abuse of the rights of the child. See article 19 ...
4
votes
3answers
169 views

Rethinking the medical advice questions approach?

As part of an answer on how to increase users' questions (How do we increase our questions per day?), Joe included an idea related to medical questions which I feel deserves some additional discussion....
3
votes
2answers
75 views

What is our position with questions and answers that push a political viewpoint?

I have seen a couple of answers/questions that raise political viewpoints instead-of / in-addition-to regular Q/A, or try to slide that political view underneath an answer. This problem happens when ...
2
votes
2answers
135 views

User who consistently posts factually inconsistent questions

Is there an expectation that questions posted should be factual? I've noticed a relatively new user who consistently posts questions based on contradictory claims. The questions therefore are clearly ...
1
vote
4answers
110 views

Should questions about teaching and curriculum/academics be closed as off-topic?

I'm not particularly opposed up front, but I think this bears discussing: This question is not really about parenting, it's more about (school) teaching. You could say it's a request for tool ...
-1
votes
3answers
138 views

Can anecdotal illustration support an answer, or must it go in a comment?

Is it kosher to include an anecdotal illustration in an answer, to make the answer stronger and (hopefully) more entertaining? If not, would a solution be to put the anecdote in a comment after the ...
4
votes
1answer
99 views

What should I do when a user self-identifies as being under 13?

Stack Exchange Terms of Service have a minimum age of 13 to use the site. This comes from US federal law COPPA - Children's Online Privacy Protection Act. If a user self-identifies as under 13, what ...
4
votes
6answers
271 views

Discussion and argument about answers

Background: There was an answer on one question that referenced a personal anecdote of physical punishment. I argued against that answer, at first pointing out the fact that it was anecdotal. A ...
6
votes
3answers
94 views

What is our policy on product suggestions?

We get a fair amount of spam here, ranging from people trying to promote their apps, to spammers posting links for specific products. We even get fairly frequent spam for spell-casters for hire (yes, ...
5
votes
3answers
136 views

Where should we draw the line on comments?

Generally speaking, I believe that the moderation on this site is fairly lenient on comments. Strictly speaking, here is what comments are for: Comments exist so that users can talk about questions ...
0
votes
2answers
154 views

Post editing for reasons other than clarity

The policy of "minor fixing" of posts is nebulous at best. It is on most SE sites. I'm fine with that. It's generally taken as "live and let live" by most users. What I do have a problem with is when ...
0
votes
2answers
63 views

What is the policy/rules on answers that are rooted in negative sides of single parenthood?

On one hand, it's 100% obvious to anyone unbiased that sometimes an answer to the parenting problem (the "why", at least) is "because the child is a child of a single parent". Both as a scientific ...
-2
votes
2answers
135 views

Closing the "Best Book" Question

EDIT - As I stated in the comments, IMHO the policy banning these kinds of questions is not good long term. Apparently this is relatively new policy. The primary objections are just as true for ...