Linked Questions

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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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FAQ: Must all questions be notable?

One of the key themes of Stack Exchange right from the start has been that you can't have a site about everything. Each SE site has a topic, users who are devoted to that topic, and who will ...
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FAQ: What are theoretical answers?

Answers which are wholly based on a theoretical model are generally downvoted and may be deleted. What are the characteristics that (dis-)qualify an answer as theoretical?
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May I cite a single article?

If I think a single research is meticulous enough to clarify a subject, is it right to only cite that one article? The one I'm interested in references previous work, so there would be different ...
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How does the StackExchange model work for Skeptical Analysis?

I feel like there might be a fundamental issue with the format of this website. Overview The StackExchange model works well for subjects where the question is posed for the purpose of helping the ...
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Do we apply scientific skepticism at Skeptics.SE?

There was a lot of vigorous debate in the comments on a recent meta-question. A substantial part of it seemed to be arguing about a particular sub-question. This is an attempt to draw out the sub-...
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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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How do we know that our references are reliable?

I fail to understand how other people know what sites are reliable or not and how much. Making a sort of example, let's think in percentages: how do I know if a site is 50% reliable and another one ...
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Pros & Cons of SE system for TRICKY skeptical questions?

Up front, imo the SE system is better for skeptical questions than whatever i saw on the web. There are some obvious PROS, that i will not describe further... BUT reading here for a while, there are ...
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How much research do we expect before someone asks a question?

How much research should we expect before someone asks a question? Originally, the early consensus for StackOverflow was almost none: There seems to be a knee-jerk reaction to "easy" questions ...
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FAQ: What makes an answer good on Skeptics.SE?

What does a good Skeptics.stackexchange.com answer look like? What are the qualities that a perfect Skeptics.SE answer would have?
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How pedantic should we be?

When I've come across a question that either requires or makes certain assumptions, I generally request the OP to clarify their question so everyone is on the same page. For instance, a recent ...
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The FAQ talks about applying skeptics

From the FAQ: Skeptics - Stack Exchange is for skeptics, rationalists, free thinkers anyone who questions woo and pseudoscience. Skeptics is aimed at applied skeptics; researching specific areas of ...