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FAQ: Must all questions be notable?

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A simmilar question is not

Does child rearing by homosexual couples have any measurable negative effects?

Notable claim - check! Just look at the pictures attached. Also I've heard poor indian parents would cut the limbs of their children to improve begging skills. Those looks like adverse effects to me.

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    Now the question is erased. Gee... why? – user4951 Nov 15 '11 at 8:03
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Why was the question closed?

Because the question did not demonstrate the notability described in the answers to your previous meta-question

You did not quote a statement from someone that you were skeptical about.

I mean do poor people tend to have poorer kids?

Do you doubt this claim? Is anyone making the opposite claim? If not, it is out-of-scope.

Why was the question deleted?

I wasn't the one who took the action, but I would hazard: It is because when you were challenged to provide notability, instead you took pot-shots at the moderators and added (somewhat distressing) photographs of poverty - these were completely irrelevant to the question - no-one is denying serious poverty exists. The question appeared irredeemable.

Why wasn't the same-sex parents question closed?

Because it was such a notable claim, that everyone involved had heard some variant of it (e.g. "A child needs a mother and a father." or Ref) and the author was (quite reasonably) skeptical about that claim.

p.s. If you do add images, don't forget to provide references.

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  • Oh I see. So a question is a notable claim if the OPPOSITE claim is also notable. Is that what you're saying? I can't ask, "Is water liquid?". Is that what you're saying? – user4951 Nov 15 '11 at 9:27
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    No, I do not think I am saying that first sentence. I am saying there needs to be someone making a claim that you are dubious about. Nobody is dubious that poor people tend to have poor children. No conflict = no motivation. Some people believe that same-sex parents are detrimental to the welfare of the children, and some are dubious, so there is something worth looking at. – Oddthinking Nov 15 '11 at 12:21
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As explained in the comment section, it's not a notable claim.

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  • I thought the question is closed because it's too obvious. Notable claim? Just look at this google.com/… – user4951 Nov 15 '11 at 8:23
  • parenting.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/09/20/… also rich dad poor dad is a book that are made under the assumption that richer dad tend to educate their kids better. I want to add more reference to show that this is a notable claim but the question is already deleted? – user4951 Nov 15 '11 at 8:28