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Do we want references in our answers?

This is the sort of site that could well lend itself to using personal experience to answer questions. Is it ok to use personal experience? Do we want people to cite authoritative sources in their ...
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Why doesn't this site have a back it up rule?

I'm looking at the answers on this site. I've found that very few of them are supported by any sort of evidence. For example, in the question How to discourage missionaries?, the top voted answer ...
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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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2answers
436 views

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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4answers
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Some thoughts on the moderation of comments on this stack

I will later post my own opinion as answer, so this is to be viewed as a more or less neutral baseline for discussion - please comment / suggest edit if you have improvements I've been active on this ...
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1answer
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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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3answers
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How to add additional information to someone else's answer, without repeating earlier answer's content?

As per: PSA: Please avoid writing duplicate answers How does a user add something to a discussion? When a question is posted, and answers are subsequently written, there may be aspects of the ...
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3answers
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Where does manipulation tie into Interpersonal Theories and what to do about it?

Context In my recent question, there was a surprising number of users insinuating that because the question was about the use of an Interpersonal Theory, it was inherently manipulative. This is a ...
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4answers
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Is it OK to make the same comment on every answer?

Recently, I saw someone make the same comment on every answer to a question. In isolation, the comments were in my opinion reasonable, but collectively, they suggested a broader issue. Specifically, ...
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2answers
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What should we do with answers that are not backed-up?

A few days ago, I flagged answers in SuperUser as NAA, and got my flag declined. Here is the meta post. One of the moderator quoted the description of NAA flag: This was posted as an answer, but ...
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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 ...