This is a question for moderators as I'm not sure how else to ask this.
There have been the following posts recently: "Please give your feedback on a new “Subjective Citation Needed” post notice " and "Request for feedback on Good Subjective moderation" and some of the things mentioned there seem to clash with the policy on citing in an answer.
In the first linked question and its answers the following comments were made by moderators
FWIW we would be only attaching this post notice where additional citation is needed, like someone making a subjective suggestion with poor credibility [...]
[...] This post notice is specifically for the kind of subjective answers that would be improved by citing evidence or experience, but fail to do so [...]
However the question from that same post states (emphasis mine):
Our main goal for this notice is that it helps to inform people about our requirement that all posts are to be backed up and gives them information on how best to achieve that specifically for subjective content.
The section "What are the citation expectations for Subjective answers?" from the question "What are the citation expectations of answers on RPG Stack Exchange?" states (emphasis mine):
This means when you provide a subjective solution you believe will resolve the situation, we expect that you cite analogous experience of how it has worked out in actual practice — your own experience or someone else's [...]
Finally another comment by a moderator states (emphasis mine):
Something I've been thinking I missed in the citation expectations meta is that it should be clear from reading it the user has experience, and sometimes, that's evident without explicit citation of "here's how this has worked out in practice." It's hard to sift truth from truthiness sometimes but we've historically considered this scenario okay.
This seems to showcase a disconnect between what is theoretically accepted as evidence and what is actually accepted as evidence. Another example is answers that say "Talk to your GM". It (I sincerely hope) is not necessary to say "Talk to your GM, trust me, I've talked to a GM before". That said, I am unsure when exactly it is recommended that answers be backed up because the comments and policy statements above clash (or at least I see them as clashing).
I believe guidelines on the post notice's intended use-cases would be helpful in allowing others (including myself) to form a proper opinion of it. When would the Good Subjective post notice be used? When/How is a question deemed needing of citation/experience or likely to be improved by citation/experience?