There have been quite a few questions on Good Subjective answers and their policy, and I would like this one to avoid discussing what moderators are or aren't doing to enforce the current policy. Instead I have found myself questioning said policy and wonder what changes (if any) should be made to it.
Perhaps I'm out of place opening a question like this and should leave this to the moderators, if that is the case I will have no arguments against this question being removed.
I already asked the question "Confusion regarding the “Good Subjective” post notice and the policy on backing up answers" which was answered and said answer contains the following quotes:
I meant to defer to human judgement of when the practices in that meta needed to [...] be followed [...]
[...] There were going to be plenty of posts to which these exact citation expectations didn't apply because they already seemed very adequately backed up, so nobody would request the post follow those citation rules [...]
[...] There's spaces where [...] the best way to determine if subjective advice is sufficiently backed up is, itself, subjective to human judgement, not whether an exact procedure and set of requirements has been fulfilled [...]
[...] sometimes it's obvious just from reading the thing that you've done the thing (usually because you're able to get into the grit of the situation in a way only someone with experience can do), and that needs to be accounted for. Hence my intention that human judgement would come into whether a post needed to follow those guidelines or not [...]
These show that there are levels of human judgement and subjectivity in determining whether a subjective answer is or is not "good". I believe this calls for a change to the policy to better show this. I believe my question linked above shows disconnect between when people think the policy/post-notice will be enforced and when it actually will be. A good way to fix this, would be to update the policy in some way.
Does the policy need to be updated? If it should be, how so?
For example, in the comments of this answer to the question "Request for feedback on Good Subjective moderation", the following was stated:
Can you vote? Can you understand the answer’s suggestions and judge whether they are helpful or not? Then it’s backed up. It’s that simple. That’s all it ever needs to be [...]
We don’t need a meta discussion about how to back things up. We don’t need a list of ways to do it. [...]
I (clearly) disagree with that (as I'm opening a meta discussion about how to back things up), and have provided my own answer to that point. I cannot provide a fair argument for the above quotes, but any answer in support of them would similarly be a suggested course of action.