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Please give your feedback on a new "Subjective Citation Needed" post notice

I do not like the assumption that answers are not drawing on experience. My experience with being pestered about explicitly certifying that my answer is drawn from my own experience is that I don't ...
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Request for feedback on Good Subjective moderation

The purpose of GS/BS is to enable meaningful voting behaviors. That’s it: to make sure that the Stack Exchange system actually works, actually filters out noise and highlights strong signals. Can an ...
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Is it acceptable to include your opinion of the quality of character choices in an answer?

There's nothing inherently wrong with it, but care needs to be taken in how it is presented Good answers frequently include contextual information above and beyond what is directly asked by the ...
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Please give your feedback on a new "Subjective Citation Needed" post notice

Too Many Words for a post notice: be concise Let's do some liposuction on the proposed post notice: Answers should be supported using evidence and/or experience. See citation expectations for ...
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Please give your feedback on a new "Subjective Citation Needed" post notice

An advisory rather than a warning This answer could be improved if you were able to cite experience (your own or someone else's) to help users judge whether it fits their situation or not. This ...
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How to revisit citation expectations for subjective questions

Can we stop already? We literally do not need to discuss this. We do not need examples, we certainly don’t need an exhaustive list, we don’t even need rules. The GS/BS guidelines are exactly that, ...
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Is it acceptable to include your opinion of the quality of character choices in an answer?

For what it’s worth, in many cases, I consider it unacceptable to leave such information unstated. Tone, keeping tangents to a minimum, and so on are certainly all considerations, and serve as back-...
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Request for feedback on Good Subjective moderation

Good subjective bad subjective is sufficient for a good answer, but not necessary. I find getting prodded on the issue unpleasant As detailed in a previous answer about this issue. At least a few ...
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How to revisit citation expectations for subjective questions

Back to Stack Basics Guidelines have already been provided. We have a thorough explanation of those already, but the original SO/SE guidelines have been good enough since this site was initiated. ...
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Request for feedback on Good Subjective moderation

I have been thinking about this issue for a long time, because it has irritated me for a long time. But I have not been aggressive about it (by my definition of aggressive, anyway-- your mileages may ...
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Please give your feedback on a new "Subjective Citation Needed" post notice

↑ Just to demonstrate: I have marked this post with our current “citation needed” post notice. It currently covers objective citations perfectly well. The post notice we're asking about will be a ...
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Please give your feedback on a new "Subjective Citation Needed" post notice

Moderator proposal: All answers must be supported by citing evidence or experience. Please review our citation expectations for subjective answers, as well as our guidance for asking and answering ...
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Request for feedback on Good Subjective moderation

Don't 'enforce it' but do recommend it I really like it when I see a question end with a link to the good subjective / bad subjective post (indeed I find links to 'how to stackexchange good' content ...
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Request for feedback on Good Subjective moderation

Back to Stack Basics GSBS guidelines: we have those already. Encourage "back it up" with a link to those guidelines. This is never a bad idea. Some authors will upgrade their answers, ...
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Please give your feedback on a new "Subjective Citation Needed" post notice

I propose a different style for explicit citation needed questions Do you remember the Bête question? The one that moderators looked at 3 times in the first hours? Yes, I had put a note to it that ...
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