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 :)
If they're above the age for their member state's GDPR implementation (e.g. 13 for the UK), is that okay?
I wrote up my reasons for thinking the GDPR said that, but it was long.
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.
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?
So, some competitive programming is allowed, but time-based contests is a bad fit for this site.
Isn't it usually with a time limit?
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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.)
Hello. Some folks recently poked an old proposal on Codidact for a code-golf community. Six months ago when someone brought it up we said no, TA is doing that already and we're not going to compete. It's come up again; some of the new folks didn't know about TA and we sent them here, but there seems to be sentiment for having communities on *both* platforms. I wanted to point y'all to the post, which (somewhere down the page) links to a Discord channel with more discussion. https://meta.codidact.com/questions/41993