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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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Are statements by artificial intelligence constructs notable?

The Stack Exchange Network has been abuzz recently over the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) chat bots such at ChatGPT to generate content suitable for posting as answers. Some sites, notably Stack ...
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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 ...
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Why was my question downvoted?

I have a question about my Skeptics Stack Exchange post: Why did Biden make a strategic mistake and create a crisis by leaving Afghanistan? Why was it closed?
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Is asking a question to validate/verify the real world origins of the practice of being a “Soupeur” appropriate for this site?

First, I hope nobody who is reading this has just eaten… Okay, I was chatting with some friends and the topic of the “Soupeur” came up. Apparently this is a word used in France to describe the ...
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Question Analysis 1: Pollution and its resulting damage

Skeptics.SE is unique from the model "meant" for other SE sites [citation needed]. Thus, if I may say, questions and answers on this site are an acquired taste. What does this mean? That any FAQ on ...
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Help me edit my recent question, please

My recent question was received with mixed feelings: Why do children commit mass murder in their schools? It has a +3/-3 score, and it was even closed, reopened, and now has three new close votes. ...
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Non notable claims, made only on hate and or conspiracy sites, should be deleted

The question Did Benjamin Netanyahu say this about Christian Zionists? cites as the sources of the claim sites/blogs which are straight up from the darkest corners of the web. All those sites are ...
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Questions on black people (or other colour) should be allowed ?

After reading this question, I was astonished that no one really comment about the unscientific nature of the question, as well as the insidious door it opens. How can we accept such a title ? Black, ...
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Are questions about offensive claims allowed?

Are questions about offensive claims allowed, so long as they otherwise meet Skeptics SE criteria? For example, are questions about holocaust denial, denial of the Armenian genocide, 9/11 trutherism, ...
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What happened to my Ken Bone question?

I asked a question about Ken Bone and his newly acquired Internet fame, and whether Anderson Cooper, the moderator of the second presidential debate, intentionally selected Bone to ask the last ...
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Is there *really* a reason why so many questions *really* need to include the word 'really'?

This issue has been pointed out before--someone noted in a comment that any question can be made into a "skeptic's" question with the inclusion of "really". Right now, in the list of the 15 active ...
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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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Should questions about "motivation" of organizations, rather than individuals, be considered OT?

I've just had my question Was Aeroflot SU2074 intended target in MH17 shooting? closed with reason "This question is about motivations, as such, it's off topic.". This of course refers to Politics, ...
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Please review this - I do not believe it was a duplicate

https://skeptics.stackexchange.com/questions/26599/is-bat-gen-a-viable-technology?noredirect=1#comment97719_26599 Just because the question used "thermodynamic law" when I wrote it, does not make it ...

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