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I am new to the whole concept of Stack Exchange and mainly active at English Language and Usage since April 2017. Now English.SE is a site that depends heavily on citations and references to support our answers. How does Interpersonal.SE approach this? I ask because I should like to post answers here but I am not sure that references/citations could be found to back up points made in our answers in the interpersonal realm, (which is more cultural than scientific, though very important, IMHO) except by quoting the published opinions of other persons. If the site has specific policy regarding references, I shall certainly prepare my answers accordingly.

Related meta question: Do we want references in our answers?

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    Related: interpersonal.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/83/… and interpersonal.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/182/… I know that the second one doesn't have an answer at this point but I wonder if these two questions between them (plus the one you've linked) already address the question you're asking here? – Catija Jul 19 '17 at 20:55
  • Thanks for the links @Catija the 2 meta articles along with the one I linked in my question do seem to stress the need to write either from personal experience or quoting reliable references. – English Student Jul 19 '17 at 21:05
  • There's certainly room for doing both, which is what I try to do when I can. Sometimes it's difficult to find supporting documentation. What (I think) we really don't want is people spit-balling ideas that aren't tested at all. – Catija Jul 19 '17 at 21:06
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    @Catija very true. Documentation may not always be available but I am sure community wisdom can deal with an insincere or speculative answer through comments and downvotes. – English Student Jul 19 '17 at 21:25

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