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Where are the rules?

So apparently this site has some strict rules about answers. As best I can tell they are something like some of these lines: Answers must include references. Answers must include citations. Citations ...
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FAQ updated: request for comment

I've updated our FAQ to include a link to our "Must all answers be referenced?" post and our "Welcome to New Users" post. In practice this Skeptics - Stack Exchange is for challenging unreferenced ...
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FAQ about notability shouldn't talk about the league of justice

The FAQ on notability, FAQ: Must all questions be notable? , shouldn't talk about the league of justice or superheroes. We shouldn't assume that people using Skeptics.SE use, or even care, about ...
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"Explain to me" questions are not on-topic here

The following passage from the Skeptics FAQ has always bothered me: However, if your motivation is “I would like others to explain __ to me”, then you are probably OK. While that's perfectly ...
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What is the difference between Skeptics and Snopes?

If this is a duplicate, let me know but I looked around Meta and couldn't quite find this exact question. When I first dropped into this site, I was unsure of what it was. Then I started reading some ...
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Improving the FAQ

The first two paragraph of our FAQ read like this: Skeptics - Stack Exchange is for skeptics, rationalists, free thinkers, or anyone who questions pseudoscience. Skeptics is about applying skepticism ...
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On adding the FAQ tag to questions

In the next few days, we'll start applying the faq to some of the questions on meta. The nature of meta is that heavily upvoted posts become law. It's the vehicle by which the community decides what ...
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What should be in our FAQ

We should start thinking about how our FAQ should look like. It would be nice to have a preliminary FAQ shortly after the start of the public beta. The general structure (from The 7 Essential Meta ...
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