Linked Questions

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Should we encourage writing from experience?

I haven't answered many questions here because I've decided to stick to dealing with situations where I've experienced something similar or identical. My rationale for doing so is that answers on ...
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Can we have a new Post Notice for Moderators to use on answers that don't meet our “Back it up” rules?

The current post notices don't really meet the need for addressing the problems of answers that don't meet our "back it up" policy here. Having such a notice would make it much more likely that I'd ...
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Can we start enforcing the “back it up” policy?

We've had the "back it up" policy for almost a year now. It was one of the earlier things we seemed to think important for the quality of answers on the site. We've had more than a few discussions ...
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How do we deal with cultural differences? [duplicate]

The answers to many questions on this site will depend on the specific culture in which the OP lives. The norms of interpersonal contact vary a lot from one culture to another. (I realised this when I ...
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What do we delete, and what not?

I had an interesting chat with @Catija yesterday. She stated: This is something I've argued with the Cooking mods for over a year. If an answer has even a whiff of an actual answer, they decline ...
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Can Etiquette Questions Be Answered Consistently with Stack Standards?

[Originally posted here, but moved as being too tangential to the specific question] [This is similar to this question, but I'm not describing topicality of questions so much as the ability of ...
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Does 5 downvotes on a meta question equate to 5 close votes?

Why was this meta question which has 2 excellent and comprehensive answers closed? Against the evidence or experience requirement OP may be arguing against both evidence and experience, and many ...
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Is “opinion-based” the right term and/or how necessary is it?

I've been struggling with this for a long time and I'm still not convinced I understand what is really the point of "opinion-based" as a reason to put a question on hold. I'm here to discuss this ...
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Stop censoring Question and Answers

The context of this Question How do I respond to "if you had kids with a white girl, they’d look like [the guy next to me]"? is abundantly clear to an individual whom has experienced one or more ...
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How can Interpersonal Skills stand out and make the internet a better place?

One of the core goals of Stack Exchange is and has always been to make the internet a better place. That doesn't just mean providing quality questions and answers, or having a framework that (mostly!) ...
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Related Answers: Why your Pakistani answer won't always work for India

n.b. I'm creating this post as a guide and canonical reference for why an answer to a question that lists a different culture may not always be appropriate and acceptable. As you may already have ...
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Clarification on Subjective Answer Backup Requirements

We've now been formally enforcing "backup" for almost a year and a half (and discussing it for at least 2yrs). We've had some well written and well thought out answers on what's expected. However, one ...
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Arbitrary deliniation between opinion/fact-based as a means of censorship [closed]

Is this site, essentially, a centre for primarily opinion-based questions? The conclusion of this question is that this site will be more opinion-based than other StackExchange sites due to the ...
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May I remind members that we had agreed to include references/citations in our answers whenever possible?

Note: this is not a duplicate of any of these meta questions but a reminder that on the basis of those discussions we had agreed to include references/citations whenever possible: Do we want ...
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What is the site recommendation for citations and references when we post an answer here? [duplicate]

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 ...

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