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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 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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What kind of questions should receive upvotes?

This is similar to THIS, "Vote early, vote often." I'd like to ask something a bit different. What, exactly, are the criteria for upvoting questions? The FAQ doesn't specify. Hovering over voting ...
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Questions about shopping: are they on-topic?

It's easy to ask questions about shopping: Company A says that their product is better than company B's. Is that true? Company C says their product does X. Is that true? Product D costs more than ...
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War on terrible questions

When I read Jeff's answer to this question today I had a minor brain tremor and quickly pulled out my trigger happy down voting finger to relieve the rage. Here's a quote: I think this site has ...
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What questions can I ask at Skeptics SE?

I'm interested in making this site a better place and I want to make sure that if I'm asking a question this is the right place for it. My main angst comes from trying to understand exactly what is ...
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Isn't it a bad sign that this site requires 3 one-page FAQs just to explain what it is about?

I love the stackexchange network of websites, and use a lot of them to learn stuff. I have a problem with skeptics, though. I'm having a hard time figuring what the site is really about. Some ...
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Why was this question closed?

Will a metal detector detect gold? The close reason indicates that questions here are expected to relate to scientific skepticism. Yes, these reasons are quite canned, but that makes no sense; the ...
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Should there be stronger notability criteria for non-public figures?

Related questions: Should there be stronger notability criteria for claims about living people? and Claims involving personal information about notable people and Victims of crime In Did a man get ...
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Is there any plans for the graphical layout of the web site?

Is there any plans for the graphical layout of the web site when it will get out of beta phase ?
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Migrated question closed

This question Liquid only crash diet [migrated] was migrated to here. According to me, the question belongs here at skeptics, and unfortunately it was closed there by Ivo Flipse. Is there any ...
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What makes a social media post notable enough to be the topic of a question?

Currently there is not really any guidance on here on what makes a claim notable. There's obviously "it was said by Trump/Biden/Johnson/Cook/Rihanna/insert A or B-list celebrity here" and &...