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

I've locked the post until a consensus can be come to. In general, such substantive edits should not be made without the author's consent. Personally, I felt in this case that an unfiltered ...
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Asker enforcing restrictions on answers - good or bad, allowed or not?

I can think of a variety of reasons that an OP might want to restrict answers in some fashion. Attempting to create a community wiki (your 1st example) Reinforcing existing standards, particularly ...
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Rant-like answers and moderators

If you read her entire post it is well balanced, definitely not a rant in any way. She was obviously sensitive enough to others that she was worried in case it did come across that way, hence the ...
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What do we do when a popular answer doesn't seem to directly address the question?

I feel that in the linked case (and similar cases) the answer should stay. Typically, voting will correctly adjust visibility of the answer up/down appropriately. The answerer was attempting to ...
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Isn't "You're Wrong" an "answer"?

Generally, this policy is largely driven by What should we advise when one disagrees with the premise of a question? (which is, paraphrased, don't answer if you disagree with the premise). Parenting ...
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Can anecdotal illustration support an answer, or must it go in a comment?

Please forgive me if I meander a bit, but your question asks more than it seems on the surface to ask. The Stack Exchange model is not discussion based, but a straightforward Question and Answer ...
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Do we want to unpin the accepted answer from the top?

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

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

Additionally to anongoodnurse's answer, I left you a note when I edited your post to tell you it was because of the anecdotal paragraph - and this was precisely one of the reasons you ended up with ...
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Can anecdotal illustration support an answer, or must it go in a comment?

There are a number of cognitive biases that make anecdote unreliable; and a number of reasons that make an accurate anecdote irrelevant to a correct answer. Anecdote distracts from evidence. Opinion ...
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Answer too valuable/rare to delete so I edited it, but OP changed it all back

I just want to add that I agree with Karl Bielefeldt and Joe. @Random Guy, I saw that you did answer, but you also wanted to make his answer more like yours - to suit your sense of decorum. That's not ...
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Any problem with adding bible verses to answers?

I'd be remiss not to start with a quote from Good Subjective, Bad Subjective: Parenting is one of the most subjective subjects I can imagine; every child is different, every parent is different, and ...
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What is the policy/rules on answers that are rooted in negative sides of single parenthood?

I'm worried that posting a factual, valid answer rooted in this would be met with heavy hostility at best, and moderated out at worst (including suspension), either because people assume that "be nice"...
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Any problem with adding bible verses to answers?

I think how you use Bible verses matters. I don't think quoting appropriate Bible verses is banned on any Stack Exchange site, but (and I'm not saying you have this intention) exangelizing may be ...
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When is an answer not an answer?

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?

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

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

There are a number of ways that one might become a single parent. A woman has a baby through artificial insemination. A woman has a one-night stand and has a baby. A woman gets raped and has a baby. ...
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Parenting's stance on one-line answers?

You are correct in thinking that one-line answers - unless they are actually a decent (though very brief) answer - are not a good fit for any SE site. My deletion of the first linked to answer is ...
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Parenting.SE is feeling a lot like Yahoo! Answers lately

It's been said already in comments, but I think we are sufficiently different. I did peruse the site on two different days, and found significant differences. One is that we would close (and ...
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Are answers like this really unwanted here on Parenting.SE?

I don't downvote for content, so one downvote you got was from me because of the framing of the answer. Given the OP's comment on your answer that he felt it attacked the premise of the question, that ...
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Asker enforcing restrictions on answers - good or bad, allowed or not?

This is similar to other answers here in that I fully support the idea that OP should be able to restrict the scope of possible answers to their question. To add to list of possible reasons that @...
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I have been asked to provide additional references for my answer but what and where and by whom?

That post notice was from me. I should probably have added a further comment now I look at it - sorry: You made 2 points that really need more info: If it satisfies him then you know he is not ...
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I have been asked to provide additional references for my answer but what and where and by whom?

Asking here on meta, as you've done, is probably the best approach. Additionally, you can add a comment to the answer itself requesting clarification on what information needs a reference. There is a ...
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When is an answer not an answer?

That answer rejects the premise of the question - which is already user hostile and should probably be avoided. But, worse, it is rude and dismissive. It's not an answer and should be deleted.
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