(Oh, and nothing in the agreement would preclude that statement, despite the comments from some sore winners.)
(Sorry not really a reply but this seems the only way to ping you.) Thanks for that MSE answer -- I appreciate the support.
Let me try that out.
I don't see any way to do so, but you might be able to do it with the search bar.
Yes I wouldn't expect it to do so because I edited directly on the database to permanently redact so it's not visible in the history either — I'm not particularly worried if other people see it too, as long as it's people who actually know me, so I think I'm safe :)
Thanks. That addresses my concerns. (By the way, your email address didn't black out for me until I refreshed the page; that *might* have been coincidental timing, but it might also be a bug.)
I've sent you an email.
can you email ████@███████████████████████
I'm not on Twitter. I do have a Fediverse account, but apart from that no social media.
are you on Twitter? otherwise my email is faily easy to find online (or if you can't I'll post it in here and then delete the message)
How do I do that?
@wizzwizz4 Can you DM me so we can discuss — as you say the legal bits are complicated by local variations
If they're above the age for their member state's GDPR implementation (e.g. 13 for the UK), is that okay?
I did some reading of the GDPR, and whilst I'm **not** a lawyer, I'm fairly sure that, for TopAnswers, an “if I am under 16, I have parental consent to create this account” checkbox (or, perhaps, piece of text) should be enough to comply – if even that is necessary. My vague recollections of [somebody else talking about COPPA](https://meta.stackexchange.com/a/338076) say that, since the site isn't attractive to children, a “Don't ask, don't tell” policy would work.
Some of them are not. If I stop them posting it, would that be okay?
e.g. in comments or posts — anything that can identify a person makes everything they post PII
Totally fine if they are 16 or over
Obviously they wouldn't be sharing PII – TopAnswers' authentication system makes this unnecessary – so there shouldn't be any legal trouble; I just don't want a repeat of [Eternal September](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eternal_September).
I'm planning to use TopAnswers material in a programming club, which might result in a dozen or so new users (many children). Is this okay?
Click [Post] then click the post type drop down.
oh I see. I didn't know about post types
No, it is a post type.
Sure, but it doesn't really look that that's an intrinsic part. Maybe time for a site name change?
If phrased as a competition or as asking for tips to implement algorithmically fast code, then yes.
what about a question like https://cs.stackexchange.com/questions/132144/edit-distance-where-a-substitution-only-costs-the-first-time ?
So, some competitive programming is allowed, but time-based contests is a bad fit for this site.
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What exactly do you mean by "competitive programming"?
Thanks -- that's what I thought I remembered, so I figured I'd play it safe and use a reply. :-)
thanks, it doesn't but replying does :)
Courtesy ping ^^^. (Not really a reply but I didn't know if @-ing you would actually ping when you weren't showing in the sidebar.)