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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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Are religious questions on-topic?

At some point we will have to decide if religious questions are on-topic, and where exactly we will draw the line to off-topic questions. There is a significant overlap between the skeptic and atheist ...
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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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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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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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Anti-semitic question in hot questions list

Are American media controlled mostly by Jews? is an act of hatred, just by the title. The fundamental assumption, that 'Jews' are a category of people who could or would act in concert to 'control ...
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Is this question brutally gratuitous and therefore intolerable?

Research (background reading) for the question Are rape vans real? is unpleasant. I found evidence for an answer in the affirmative: Snopes and Wikipedia identifying (and/or narrating) a criminal ...
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Is the scope of this site unlimited?

I have a difficulty with trying to understand which questions would be off-topic on this site. I understand questions have been closed because they were written in a way that would degenerate into ...
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The porn question

I'd like to see the porn question re-opened. I agree the question could use some citation and editing, but because it's closed I cant offer suggestions. I think it's an interesting question, and ...
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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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Common sense vs. scientific evidence: on topic?

The question "Do spoilers increase enjoyment of a work?" quotes a university website on which recent empirical research from the field of psychology is summarized. The author of the question appears ...
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Indexing the “best-practice” meta-questions

I wanted to run an idea up the flag-pole before I implemented it. I notice I keep coming back to meta to search for links to advise people on best practice for questions and answers. I had an idea ...