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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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I have not asked any questions, but not because I think I have all the answers!

Subjective questions are generally discouraged... To prevent your question from being flagged and possibly removed, avoid asking subjective questions where … every answer is equally ...
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Should we allow questions from the child's perspective?

In general, I think that a question from a child's perspective (or a question from a child but asked from the parent's perspective) is valid. Both as parents in our own families, and as a parenting ...
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Can I ask a question here if I'm not a parent?

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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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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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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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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How to make a question about which job will allow our son to advocate for his calling and life mission on topic?

As @Anne Daunted stated, this can't be made on topic. It's a question about career choices that happens to be about your child. That's not parenting; that's career advice. I can't think of a stack ...
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How to make a question about which job will allow our son to advocate for his calling and life mission on topic?

The question is off topic on Parenting.SE and I do not see how it can be made on topic. The reasons are two fundamental problems: It's not about parenting. What career for a child to choose, for ...
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Is a question about "the best" 529 on topic?

I don't think that would be a good question here, but I don't think it's mostly off topic. Read below the break for how to make it on topic, in my opinion. It's totally fine to ask a question ...
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Is a question about "the best" 529 on topic?

I’m afraid, no. For multiple reasons, actually. First, it’s too localized. As a German user, I had to look up what a “529” is. And you point out that it’s even more localized than “in the US”. ...
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Asker enforcing restrictions on answers - good or bad, allowed or not?

I believe a good guideline about this kind of restrictions has been estabilished at RPG.se Challenging the Frame Main point: "You need to be careful when challenging the frame of a question - the ...
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