Linked Questions

9 votes
6 answers

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, ...
24 votes
1 answer

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 ...
3 votes
5 answers

Are a lot of comments being deleted on this SE?

I suspect that comments are being deleted more frequently here than at other sites. Can anyone confirm whether there used to be a comment in this answer alleging that @Borror0 was guilty of ...
1 vote
3 answers

Encouraging more downvoting by removing reputation punishment.

We decided that downvoting is often a good idea: Downvoting is good for you (and for the site)! Does it make sense that people lose reputation when they downvote if we want to encourage them to ...
2 votes
2 answers

Drive-by downvoting

Related: Downvoting is good for you (and for the site)! This meta-post says the following: Oh, and leave a comment explaining why you downvoted. With luck, the author will learn from this mistake ...
13 votes
6 answers

Some of the answers to the moon question seem too philosophical

The "Has man walked on the moon question" seems to have received many philosophical answers. This includes some of the highest voted answers: 1, 2. In my opinion, this is one of the worst possible ...
0 votes
1 answer

Is downvoting answers for not addressing the point left unspecified/vague by the question a good idea?

Specific example: Does US Intelligence have built-in interfaces in major social networking sites that allow them to browse personal information at will? Sklivvz objected to the answer (and someone - ...
18 votes
6 answers

Pseudo-answers are the enemy

From time to time, the best answer will be decent, but not outstanding. It answers the question, but the question could have been answered in much greater depth. That's alright. You can't win them all....
9 votes
0 answers

Is logic enough?

Is offering a reference absolutely necessary, or is a logical answer enough?
7 votes
2 answers

How can we personalize our How to Ask page?

This is a follow up to How can we get users to write more elaborate questions? Each Stack Exchange site has its own How to Ask page which is displayed to every new users. The page was written for ...