I asked a question recently about a hypothetical scenario where one suspects an individual is a pedophile. It was downvoted several times, with a number of comments accusing me of attempting to get around some law, and a one even calling it "f-ing disgusting" and making rather... repulsive accusations. It was not my intent to push anyone's buttons.
Obviously it is a sensitive topic. How should I have better asked this question to better specify:
- That this is hypothetical,
- That I have no intent to break the law, and
- That I have absolutely no intent to put any child under my care in harm's way?
I've added an example and tried to make the title less controversial. What else should I do? In other words, how do I ask a question about what constitutes child abuse without making people think I am trying to find some loophole to allow an someone to abuse a child?