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.)
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
I only see it once, so it must have been a glitch, probably [this one](https://github.com/topanswers/topanswers/issues/82)!
TA displays much more trust in its users than certain other competing sites. If someone starts abusing markdown for disruptive purposes, you can always flag.
that's a good question I suppose — you can use the full markdown syntax in chat and we didn't see any reason to restrict it