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My answer was deleted as original, non verifiable research. That wasn't the case

I wrote an answer to the following question. Did Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez or her office write and publish this draft version of a resolution? It was deleted as "Original Research". However, the only ...
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Understanding Skeptics rules!

Why was this question Did Trump say “going loco”? closed as off-topic for for “not challenging notable claims such as pseudoscience”, while the following one was not? Did Barron Trump wear a “I'm ...
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Do we need a “widely believed” filter for claims made by celebrities? [duplicate]

Currently almost everything a celebrity says qualifies as notable here. The only exceptions that I've seen applied (until yesterday) are: what a celebrity says in fiction (e.g. in a magician's show ...
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Can we reopen the Trump Tower wiretapping question?

I asked Did Obama's administration bug Trump Tower?, and it was immediately put on hold because there was allegedly an ongoing investigation by "a court of law, government, or other similar ...
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Do we apply a different standard to social science questions than to hard science?

I asked this question, and it was closed as "unclear": Is there scientific evidence to support a distinction between "Ask" and "Guess" cultures? Ordinarily, I would chalk this up ...
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How should I edit my question (that you closed as too broad), so as it could be reopened?

This question: Does drinking water after eating watermelon cause cholera? has been closed by you. I am not aware of the rules and policies of this website--neither I want to know them. So please tell ...
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By rewriting a closed question I think I answered it

I had this question closed, an action I accepted. However, just today someone posted this reasonably good answer to a similar question. I chased up the references and found some more details to add to ...
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How to improve this question on claims that the liberal media prevents anti-government reporting

I hear this all the time. Last night during a bout of insomnia, I flipped to Fox Business and saw Stossel complaining about how the "liberal media" almost totally forbids reports on problems with ...
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Question closed because opinion based. How can I reword this question?

https://skeptics.stackexchange.com/questions/19842/are-there-any-official-studies-to-support-cunninghams-law I have since reworded my question to make it have a focus on asking for studies and/or ...
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Is this question about the ideomotor effect off-topic for Skeptic.SE?

I put some time into an answer to this question about the ideomotor effect, and came back to find the question closed as off-topic. Now the question is certainly not about a single specific question ...
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Reopen request for witch hunting guide question [closed]

My question was closed for being too vague. I've clarified it with a bold rephrasing of my final sentence.
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Why are so many questions closed on Skeptics?

Why do we have to close so many questions on skeptics for being non-constructive? Doesn't having a giant list full of empty questions kind of make this whole forum non-constructive? From a user ...
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When should a closed question be reopened?

The closure rate of questions is seem as a problem by some on Skeptics.SE. The answer usually given (link usually and given to past questions) is that a question being closed is a "pause" state, so ...
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Closed questions shouldn't be advertised

When I reading a topic (a question and its answers) on the main board, a list of other questions shows in the right-hand column: titled, "Related". When I navigate to one of these questions, drawn by ...
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I have been told my question is unsuitable. I don't understand why

I have been told my question asking about facial features and nationality is unsuitable. This is after I did extensive cleaning up and editing. In the comments there is no question that the claim is ...
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FAQ: My question was put 'on hold' or has been 'closed', what does it mean?

Why are some questions closed? Is it like deletion?
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Exactly what questions are allowed in the site?

This question was already asked concerning this but my question is inherently different. What can be asked here?Please read what follows. It seems to me that the site has lost its purpose or that I ...
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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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Delete the closed question

My First question didn't fall in criteria of Skeptics and was closed. This helped me understand what should be asked here and what should be not. After a week or so, i still see my closed question ...
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Delete or close non-constructive questions

Recently Borror0 deleted a couple questions (one he has posted and one I had). My question asked whether economic bubbles could be predicted, and his was whether the extinction of bees would cause the ...
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Are too many questions being closed?

I have a feeling that too many questions seem to be getting closed, and I can't seem to make sense of why they were closed. The standard closed as not a real question does not really say what the ...
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Creating energy out of air/nothing

Ought the following two questions be deemed to be identical for the purposes of Skeptics? Did Tesla say that one could get or transmit energy through thin air Are there technologies that provide ...
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Closing is replacing downvoting

I appreciate that the site has high standards of evidence and that therefore a lot of questions are closed because they don’t admit a clear answer. That’s a good thing. But things are sometimes ...