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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 for a topic which may be prone to strong feelings-based answers providing objective answers (your 2nd example) not arguing with the premise (e.g. "I'm not ...


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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 community, I would find it highly problematic to outright ignore questions that children have about how this relationship should work. However, in this specific ...


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Subjective questions are generally discouraged... To prevent your question from being flagged and possibly removed, avoid asking subjective questions where … every answer is equally valid: “What’s your favorite ______?” your answer is provided along with the question, and you expect more answers: “I use ______ for ______, what do you use?” ...


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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 real situations or realistic at least, but if it’s a reasonable question it’s fine regardless of your parenting status. Feel free to ask in chat if you're not ...


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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, and that means a lot of our answers tend to be personal narratives and opinion; we should enable users who want facts to get those when needed. Scope-narrowing ...


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It's absolutely fine to ask questions even when you already know the answer. In fact, it's even encouraged! Our help center says: If you have a question that you already know the answer to, and you would like to document that knowledge in public so that others (including yourself) can find it later, it's perfectly okay to ask and answer your own question ...


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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 eventually delete) a number of questions that appear there, such as: Why do single mothers think there [sic] capable of raising their sons alone? ("...let's fact [...


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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 @Erica's answer provided, an OP may want to restrict because: They already researched the question, and are familiar with "obvious" answers (and posting such ...


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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 site that would regard your question as on topic. I'm glad you found a helpful answer. It was helpful to you. It is not likely to be helpful to a large number of ...


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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 whatever reasons, is out of scope of this site. There is no parenting problem to be solved here. It's primarily opinion-based. There's no clear correct answer to ...


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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 specific to one area here; "too localized" was removed as a reason for not being topical about five years ago. You're less likely to get a good answer the ...


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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”. Remember that we have an international user base. Then I noticed it’s about finances - and while financial topics are ok when related raising your children (e.g. “How ...


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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 line between that and threadcrapping can be a narrow one. You should: Provide your critique as part of an otherwise legitimate answer. In general your ...


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