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I was spurred to ask because of this answer. Skilvvz seems to think that anecdotal evidence is not sufficient, but the author of the answer doesn't agree, so I thought I'd see what the consensus is.
I think a question which is more specific to the example I linked might be "Is anecdotal evidence sufficient for answers to
_________ questions?", but I think that would overly localize the question. Plus, I'm not even sure how to define that scope (hence the blank).
We have discussed at length the quality of answers and the need for evidence here before, but AFAIK, not specifically anecdotal evidence -- I didn't find any matches on meta when I searched for
anecdot[e|al]. If I didn't search thoroughly, and we indeed have, this question will hopefully just become a useful duplicate.