I am a new participant here and find the place somewhat frustrating. It seems that while most of the mods are rational there is a large percentage of participants who seem to have an agenda. These posters post on the same subject over and over, fluoride, climate change, ghosts. They then proceed to provide answers or comments that are not skeptical and have a clear agenda to insert opinion or unverified factoids. What follows is an unsatisfying attempt by the community to answer the insult without breaking the rules.
Here is my question. Is there a way to challenge an askers assumptions, agenda, or interpretation of facts without making citations? Most of the time there is some glaring assumption that goes unchallenged.
I think these people need to face a higher hurdle than they are to continue posting. It would have to apply to everyone but single out questions that stem from a dishonest motive. I realize this is an impossible request, but I do feel this needs some discussion before this becomes the kooks.stackexchange site.