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How is photographic evidence "theoretical" and not "empirical"?

I was very surprised to have a popular answer unilaterally deleted by a moderator. This is an answer based purely on a theoretical model. We expect answers to be based on empirical evidence rather ...
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How can I fix my answer that contains original research?

An answer of mine was deleted because it was "substantially based on Original Research". I rather like the high standard of quality that questions and answers are generally held to here, and is one ...
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Are answers about efficacy based on logic instead of efficacy testing valid?

For a question in the form of: Is XYZ effective in achieving goal ABC? Is it valid to post an answer in the form of: NO. This authoritative source lists N mechanisms (M1,... MN) for achieving goal ...
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Why are answers deleted?

Answers may be deleted by the moderators, for various reasons: Some reasons are obvious to everyone (e.g. spam) Some reasons are obvious to the regulars of this site (e.g. no references) Some reasons ...
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Is my answer acceptable?

I would like to know if my answer at https://skeptics.stackexchange.com/a/23856/21485 is acceptable for this site. This is the first post I have made here. I greatly appreciate the existence of this ...
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Site-specific post notice types

I think it would be useful to have 2 (Skeptics-specific) post notice types: Theoretical Answer The central argument of this answer is theoretical in nature. We do not allow answers based uniquely on ...
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Are answers based on personal (but documented) experience acceptable on skeptics?

I would like to know if I could contribute by either asking questions or supplying answers that are based on my personal but documented experience. Obviously, I cannot prove anything scientifically, ...
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Is creating a figure based on referenced data original research?

I was thinking about creating and adding a figure to one of my answers. I'd use data from a referenced source to create that figure, which would probably take the form of a bar chart or something ...

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