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At which level of digging do we decide that a source is acceptable?

Consider the following, if given as evidence in an answer: In a 2005 Example.com interview of renowned ornithologist George Credibleopoulos, George explicitly stated that snipes do indeed migrate ...
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Reputable Sources for a given topic

My answer to the question Is the New Testament significantly corrupted from its originally intended form? was deleted today by a mod. The comments section is locked because of this, so I turn to meta. ...
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Citing holocaust denial sites in answers is regarded as acceptable by moderators

This answer cites the Institute for Historical Review, a holocaust denial organisation. I flagged the answer, and got declined - a moderator reviewed your flag, but found no evidence to support it ...
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Assessing Source Authority

My question takes as an assumption that using sources as authorities is a practical necessity even while acknowledging that appealing to an authority can be considered a logical fallacy in deductive ...
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Allow fun questions

Can we allow questions (with a disclaimer) that are not-serious, as in based on a fictional claim? To give concrete examples, J.K.Rowling claims in Harry Potter that if you jump into a fireplace, ...
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What are the criteria for “undue weight”?

In my answer to Is Genetically Modified food safe to consume?, I cite a study that I call controversial, and link to a Nature article summarising debate on the contents. When I'm no expert, I rely on ...
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Is unsourced material removed or not?

This answer has a score of -6 and a message that Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. This post is from 2011. It hasn't been removed. Personally, I like that it's not removed: seeing good ...
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Are corperate publications a good resource?

The use of corporate resources tends to come up from time to time, as such, where do they stand with regards their use as a source? Should they be accepted as a good reference, anecdotal resource, or ...
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Is there a list or criteria of video sources that are deemed authoritative?

I was surprised that youtube videos are discouraged. Granted that they are seldom pure depiction of scientific evidence, they are still very useful for natural occurrences (National Geographic) like ...
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How can users who do not subscribe to scientific journals contribute?

In trying to answer several questions, I find that I am often stymied by the fact that most of the specific information on the subjects that I am researching are locked up behind an expensive paywall (...