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How do we appropriately back up a subjective answer? [duplicate]

If anyone has other approaches to subjective support, please provide an answer on the duplicate questions linked above. It is clear that we require answers to be backed up here- whether they are ...
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Please give your feedback on a new "Subjective Citation Needed" post notice

One of the tools that diamond moderators have at their disposal is the post notice. We have several different types of post notice for example, this one, for posts that require additional citations: ...
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Is this site for experts, or not?

On the one hand, this question here about what RPG.SE is, and this answer here about answering FATE questions, specify "[this site] is a collection of expert knowledge" and "Expert ...
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Community Ads for 2021

September update: Community Ads are now live network-wide. All ads with a score of 6 or higher, or with a score of 4 or higher and no downvotes will be displayed (except for any that have a note from ...
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Request for feedback on Good Subjective moderation

The idea of Good Subjective questions and answers is core to how Stack Exchange works and is essentially what allows to exist. We have this Q&A that sets the broad outline for how that idea ...
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A Modest Proposal for answers that aren't backed up

This has happened many times, but I'm going to focus on the most recent question where answers have flooded in that aren't backed up but are highly upvoted. If we do, in fact, want people to support ...
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Is formatting more important than content on StackExchange answers for initial votes?

So I know this site isn't a wiki site and probably not a good place to come for knowledge, but I don't know of any good wiki sites for gray area 5e (D&D 5th ed.) stuff and Google Search brings up ...
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What warranted multiple downvotes and a delete vote here?

In D&D, how do you find attack bonus for weapons? Okay, clearly not a 100 score answer -- I don't own the books (certainly wouldn't have them with me at work even if I did). Is it a clear no-no, ...
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Does this answer about towns protecting themselves against dragons really need to be deleted?

A new user recently left this answer to How did towns mundanely protect themselves against Dragons or bring them to the ground?. The answer is currently deleted so is only visible to 10k users. ...
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Am I getting serial downvotes, or are my answers suddenly this bad?

I answered from personal experience on this question. Got two downvotes in ten minutes. I've been seeing this a lot recently -- seemingly anything with a 5e tag, but that's nearly all the questions ...
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How to address undue criticism that targets diverse answers?

I find that my opinions are being unfairly targeted by high ranking members. How can we keep the quality of the answers if diverse or taboo opinions are targeted? Two examples: How can I help our ...
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Is homebrew an acceptable answer to a question?

Perhaps it's just the game designer in me, but for many of the questions asked here I almost automatically start thinking of homebrew solutions to whatever problem the asker is having. Would providing ...
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Is there a non-opinion-based way to ask a question about handling common situations not touched on by RAW?

For example in this question about damage when falling/diving into water in 5e, where it seems utterly clear there is no RAW, is there a way to query for an acceptable way of handling this that is ...
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Does a high score on an answer excuse the requirement to back up the answer?

Existing Guidance Reviewing guidance on meta and our post notice on main, it seems we put forward as a matter of substantive policy that answers must be backed up and supported, either objectively ...
Thomas Markov's user avatar
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How do we ask and answer subjective questions?

On RPG.SE, we deal with a fair number of questions that don't have a strict, objectively correct answer. Some game rules questions do, but we also have a good number of questions about how to run a ...
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