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Non notable claims, made only on hate and or conspiracy sites, should be deleted

There is a broad question here which has been touched on by meta-questions before, including another recent meta-question: What is the best way to treat spurious claims from sources that regularly ...
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How can you have a skeptics blog when people delete answers they do not agree with for political or religious reasons

On this questions and answers site we expect all answers to provide links or pointers to solid, verifiable evidence -- especially if your answer goes against commonly accepted history. In particular, ...
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Non notable claims, made only on hate and or conspiracy sites, should be deleted

There's a very large grey line between a legitimate question and the trolling kind of nonsense you're talking about. Making a policy to try and weed out those trolling questions will create more ...
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Answer on my post should not have been deleted

Your question asks if Twitter has a double standard. The substance of the deleted answer was some details about a research project nicknamed "Truthy" from Indiana University, that tried to detect ...
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Shoutout to moderators: stop deleting flawed, downvoted and wrong on-topic answers

By massively deleting flawed, downvoted or wrong answers, you're taking away the opportunity for the answerer to improve their answer if there is a dissenting viewpoint that someone may not have ...
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Answer on my post should not have been deleted

I was not involved in the act, however I want to publicly support it. The post was not answering the question, at least not directly. Maybe the OP wanted to show evidence that Truthy had an influence ...
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Why would pointing out that there is no evidence offered in a claim considered "opinion"?

There are two parts to this question. Why was the answer considered opinion? Much of the original answer wasn't merely saying there was no evidence. It was sharing your take on the claim. "I'm ...
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Non notable claims, made only on hate and or conspiracy sites, should be deleted

Skeptics.SE, like a number of Stack Exchange websites, has roomba, which will automatically delete many low quality questions. If the question is more than 30 days old, and ... has −1 or lower ...
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Original research policy doubts

In this case I think the answer did provide additional evidence that's helpful and I would support undeleting it. Research itself isn't bad and questions about whether or not a image is real just don'...
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Why was an answer about fracking deleted?

Let's start with the focus of this site. It isn't for subjective discussion.. It isn't for sharing political opinions.. If your answer is based around what option is better, or what social ill is ...
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Reputable Sources for a given topic

Answers in Genesis is not a reputable source. We know that for certain for topics like evolution, there are plenty of posts on this site and others that show this. A random website is not a reliable ...
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My answer was deleted for a bad reason

To address one of your concerns If they hadn't intervened and simply commented, I would have had the opportunity to address any concerns and improve my answer. You still have the opportunity to ...
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How are we to discuss improvements when comments on contentious posts are being "nuked without warning"?

The idea is to stop nuking comments as soon as the question gets out of the HNQL (that is, hopefully soon). I've tried to leave one constructive comment now, let's see if that works! My expectation ...
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Why was an answer about fracking deleted?

As the author of one of the deleted answers: My answer didn't address specific merits of fracking but focused on the point that fracking increased the oil supply to a degree which made it a global ...
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Non notable claims, made only on hate and or conspiracy sites, should be deleted

In general I agree with you. I'd like to point out that this should not be a unilateral moderator action, but a community action. we have 25+ users that can vote to delete questions. They should be ...
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My answer was deleted for a bad reason

I've reviewed the deletion. While I disagree with the other moderator that your post does not answer the question, I think it has other big issues that you need to address before I am willing to ...
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Reputable Sources for a given topic

Your answer contains a lot of text, but the actual answer you give is only contained in the first paragraph: Yes, we have manuscript evidence of the New Testament originals. They are physically ...
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Do moderators delete too many answers?

I was the moderator that removed all three answers. The whole issue was brought up by one moderator in our chat room, that moderator didn't declare which action they favor (deletion was one of the ...
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For what reasons was my fully referenced answer deleted?

An answer like yours is a model of how the system works. That means: if the model is applicable, then the answer is correct. What is missing is proof that the model is applicable with any generality. ...
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Shoutout to moderators: stop deleting flawed, downvoted and wrong on-topic answers

Just to present the opposite opinion and allow actual community consensus to be formed here: You're absolutely right. Wrong answers should get elaborate comments by active users (such as the other ...
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Deletion of an answer without good reason

Your answer starts with: It all depends on how you measure "profit per customer". and then proceeds to explain the difference between "calculating it based on total profit vs total passengers" ...
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Deletion of an answer without good reason

This question has quickly spiralled into discussions of tone, how people reacted, how other questions were answers, etc., which I want to avoid if I can, and come back to basics. The question is not "...
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Shoutout to moderators: stop deleting flawed, downvoted and wrong on-topic answers

This site is different than the other SE sites. This site is not about a specific topic, but about a certain way of answering questions. Pretty much anything can be on-topic here, which is part of the ...
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How can you have a skeptics blog when people delete answers they do not agree with for political or religious reasons

You say that: People delete answers they do not agree with for political or religious reasons. Then going on saying that: My answer was based on that research and my own but was deleted for ...
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Deleting question until references found

I think it is better to leave it closed and undeleted, because then anyone can see and edit it, if they have a notable source.
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Why was this referenced answer deleted?

Here's the full motivation, hope it helps you fix your answer. This question had a factual, referenced answer. Now it has a deleted, factual, referenced answer. It had an answer with 3 links, of ...
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Are people with the trusted users privilege allowed to vote to delete unreferenced answers?

Welcome to 20k, Andrew! Here's the reference you are looking for: https://skeptics.stackexchange.com/help/deleted-answers Why and how are some answers deleted? Answers that do not ...
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Discussion deleted and labeled as "worthless"

I'm sorry you took offense but I acted on flagged material that was obviously offtopic. Here's what comments are for: When should I comment? You should submit a comment if you want to: ...
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