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“Citation required” trolls [closed]

I understand that links to external resources are encouraged, but there does not appear to be any requirement to provide a source for every answer given. Why should there be? Many people have ...
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Can we have a “this answer assumes information” flag?

At this moment, the most popular question on our site is this question about a confiscated device. At the time of writing this, it has received around 30,000 views! That's amazing, right?! The ...
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I am concerned about a question and one of the answers but am not sure about arguing on the site

The Facebook account creation answer has a point of view I STRONGLY disagree with. Teaching a child to break the rules is not a good idea, imo. I have stated that opinion in my answer, but would like ...
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Criticizing alone vs. making simple edit to improve answer?

This question is about 14 month old baby no longer eating or drinking after MMR vaccine To understand my question here on Meta, I suggest reading my answer to the OP, and the ensuing comments below ...
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What can an SE participant do when s/he feels personally attacked by a specific moderator?

What can an SE participant do when s/he feels personally attacked by a specific moderator? I am posing this question, and will be answering it myself, based on my own experience, in the hopes that it ...
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What's the appropriate way to update/answer a semi-popular question?

When my child was 3 months old I asked a question about her then-terrible sleep. While she has never developed into a wonder sleeper her sleep has gone from abnormally-bad to generally good. As I ...
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What should our policy be for “non answers”?

Part of the nature of our site seems to be that we receive a lot of first posts from users that are posted as answers, but are really either comments or follow-up questions. The reason this happens ...
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Terminology and editing etiquette

I'm new to parenting.stackexchange. Yesterday while browsing the site for the first time, I came across a question that includes a word I feel is offensive or at least inappropriate (for the record, ...
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Should I choose a “best” answer if it's a community wiki?

This question is a community wiki, but as the asker I can still choose one answer as the accepted answer. Why should I (not?) accept an answer?
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How to deal with gender-ambiguous questions?

Since the English language does not have well-established rules about using gender-neutral pronouns, I always feel uncomfortable when I answer questions where the child's gender is unclear. Is this ...