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How notable must doubt be?

Skeptics requires questions to be about notable claims. The burden of proof is on the question to provide evidence that the claim is notable. Must the question also provide evidence that there is a ...
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Can I ask a question regarding the credibility of a fact that is widely mentioned over the web, yet cannot be verified easily?

I asked a site-recommendation question here, and was suggested to ask the question on Skeptics Stack Exchange (on its Meta first). So, is the following question fit for the site, or what needs to be ...
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Should “actually” and “really” be blacklisted in titles?

See also "Is there *really* a reason why so many questions *really* need to include the word 'really'?" for the reasons why using these two adverbs is not good for this site. I periodically ...
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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: Should questions be asked with an impartial tone?

Wikipedia has a very precise policy on tone: Impartial tone Wikipedia describes disputes. Wikipedia does not engage in disputes. A neutral characterization of disputes requires presenting ...
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Please remove “really” from questions via a database update?

In relation with this question: Is there *really* a reason why so many questions *really* need to include the word 'really'? "Really" is a totally abused adverb here on Skeptics. I routinely ...
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FAQ: What are the attributes of a good question?

What does a good Skeptics.SE question look like? What are the qualities that a perfect Skeptics.SE question would have? Ground rules for answering this meta-question: One quality per answer Provide ...
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“Untruthable” Questions

I have noticed a number of questions of the following basic form:   What evidence is there that this [insert reasonable claim] is false? (A recent example of such a question could have ...
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Should topics covered by other StackExchange sites be considered off-topic?

This is a question spawned from comments to my overly broad opinion piece on the 90 day review. I started responding there before realizing that this really deserves its own discussion thread. The ...
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Politics, beliefs and motivations questions should not be allowed here.

These questions should be made off-topic because they are not answerable based on available evidence. In other words, there is nothing scientific in the investigation of the evidence. Also, they may ...
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Do you guys think “Citation Needed” would be a great name for this site?

During private beta, many of us realized that Citation Needed would make a really awesome name for this site. It illustrates well out desire for evidence, our affinity with references, and it's a ...