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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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How to proceed when implicit and explicit claims diverge

I have seen a number of instances of the following pattern. Someone says something that absolutely explicitly states X and also clearly implies Y. Y, of course, is more outrageous than X. In typical ...
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How should we enforce notability?

We require questions here on Skeptics to be about notable claims. This restriction is necessary to keep the site somewhat focused, despite the fact that we essentially accept questions about pretty ...
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What is minimum notability of claims for this site?

Recently there was a question that asked if a certain twitter quote was attributable to Adria Richards. In the comments do that question I raised the question of it was even a notable claim for the ...
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Do claims have to be written or verbal?

Sometimes I will see TV advertisements or warnings or some other media which makes a claim visually, rather than explicitly with words. If there is no ambiguity or differing interpretations about ...
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Do claims on this site need to be explicit? [closed]

I based a question on what I considered to be an implicit claim. What's more my question was based on a widespread assumption. In a discussion with Sklivvz in chat, he stated that a claim cannot be ...
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How about a firm minimum threshold for notability?

This question was originally just idle curiosity, without any reference to a claim being made. I flagged this as non-notable, and 3yahoo answers were added as references to the claim, which seems to ...
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Implied/Conflated Claims from politicians

I've noticed that politicians have a tendency to conflate several issues or at least imply things without technically claiming them. My question for meta is, are these claims strong enought to be ...
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Is the claim in the question that democrats watch more porn?

The question Do democrat voters watch more porn than republicans? is currently on hold. In the original question I assumed that clam in the title was what a typical reader would take from any of the ...
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How should we handle claims that are strictly true but generally misleading?

This site is built on testing the referencable accuracy of specific claims. And it does a good job. But I was recently prompted to consider whether strict accuracy is the same as truthfulness. Two ...