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Does it violate any SE rules? It doesn't violate any hard rule, but the guidelines encourage accepting answers if they thoroughly solve the stated problem - How does accepting an answer work? and What should I do when someone answers my question? - Help Center This brings me to my question(s): Is this behavior good etiquette? Lets consider a couple of ...


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Yes, this is fine. Actually, the reverse happens more often; new users need to be warned not to accept answers too quickly, in order to encourage more (better) answers than the first one they get. Discussions in the comments section do not bump the question, so the amount of extra visibility they get can be neglected. It's true[citation needed] that users ...


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There is never any requirement to accept an answer. Personally, I have one site I'm active on where I haven't accepted an answer in years, in order to encourage other people to take a stab at answering the question. Accepting can give a sense of closure to the question - which can deter possible other answers. Especially if the OP is still asking for ...


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Legal age. All those minimal age requirements are meant to enable SE to comply to laws like COPPA and the equivalent EU regulations - the GDPR . Presumably - were there a legal requirement with respect to protection of the folks who seem less mature than their age is, we'd work something out. That said, all your pointers can just be as indicative of elder ...


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This question raises interesting issues: could the persons development be judged from their writing on the internet? If a number of developmental impairments can be correlated to biological age? if exclusion of a user based on profiling their writing would be the same as the minimum age rule. Well, in case of the later I think no. Because different laws ...


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No, I don't think that the age restriction should be broadened to cover "mental age". There are several reasons for this, the first one being that this is a highly subjective call to make, and it's impractical for CMs to evaluate all these cases that moderators might escalate. The chronological age on the other hand is objective, and quite easy to ...


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Would such an illiterately written post be a sign of an underage user No. It could also easily be dyslexia. Shall the answer be positive, should moderators report such users as possibly underage ones? Well since the answer to the first was no, the answer to this is also no. Here is the current policy, which also reflects this by only applying to users ...


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