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FAQ: Welcome to New Users

I am a new user here on Skeptics.SE. What do I need to know?
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Discussion about requiring references for all claims

Our current policy on requiring references can be found at the following link: FAQ - Must all claims be referenced? This question contains the discussion that lead to the adoption of the current ...
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Math does not need to be cited or sourced

In this answer: Is one in two hundred men a descendant of Genghis Khan? The OP is simply trying to establish a mathematical basis for the credibility of the assertion in the question -- a "back of ...
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FAQ: Must all answers be referenced?

How strict should we be about references? When someone makes a claim, should we require them to support that claim with a source? If so, to what extent should we go? Must all claims be referenced or ...
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Should we expect original research to occur on this site?

Is it acceptable for users of this site to post un-referenced responses to questions which can be answered objectively? That is, are responses along the lines of "based on my experience and research, ...
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how do skeptics respond to skeptics skeptical of the value of the exchange

Today, I found out about this Skeptics exchange. I was excited to show it to my friend who is undoubtedly a skeptic as I thought to myself, "he has found his people!" However, I have known him for ...
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Why are we converting “uncited” posts to community wiki?

I see from this search: https://skeptics.stackexchange.com/search?q=%2B"Please+help+improve+this+article"+is%3Aanswer We are apparently now adding faux wikipedia style editorial messages to answers ...
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Definition of “scientific skepticism”

What is it that's meant by "scientific skepticism?" Do you mean skepticism about what are supposed to be scientific facts, or do you mean skepticism which is in some sense "scientific?" If the ...
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Guidelines for Inadequately Referenced Answers

The Skeptics.SE community has had high expectations of its answers; that they be based on science and not conjecture. In particular, this means providing references to empirical evidence (that can be ...
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How else could this have been answered, if not by logic?

There is this question about an elementary property of Quranic verse numbers. The question was put on hold (rightly so, I believe, because it's arithmetic). What astounds me is that below the answer ...
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Why was my appearance vs health answer deleted?

I've improved my previous (deleted) answer by including fewer pics and more text & links, and as it's "impossible" to undelete that because it was deleted by a moderator, I've answered anew. I'm ...