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OMG… A site about Health?

True Story — For thousands of years, the world's professional societies and religions have disseminated its teachings in arcane languages understood by few. It was believed that such knowledge in the ...
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What are reliable sources?

The first meta question asked Should we require references to back up all answer?. The general consensus was yes (most of the time). This is a quote from the top voted answer by @Jez I think the ...
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0answers
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The road to public beta: time to clean up Q&A on Health Stack Exchange

Well, this site's off to a roaring start! Kudos to everyone who has participated thus far; lotta great information here, and some promising signs of life from folks who are interested in helping each ...
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1answer
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Should answers without references be immediately deleted?

We have established that this site “strongly encourages” references in answers. Although it does not appear to reflect full consensus, I even upvoted the answer that states that we should require ...
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7answers
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Is Health.SE sick?

I see lots of active people complaining for unjustified and uncommented downvotes, questions that are easily closed, answers that are removed by mods (while the normal behaviour should be that users ...
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2answers
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Should I delete my account as an Ayurvedic physician?

I'm a holistic healer, an Ayurvedic professional. Ayurveda is an ancient medical science of India (dating centuries back). While I thought to join Health stack exchange to provide tips from my 8 yr of ...
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3answers
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Are we too harsh on new users?

I have developed a query to determine a SE site's "Welcoming Index", which is a measure of how well we treat new users compared to regulars. http://data.stackexchange.com/health/query/328147/...
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11answers
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Standard comment situations: suggestions for close votes and down votes

Downvotes and close votes should always be accompanied by a comment. While not strictly required as per SE policy this is especially important for new users. We should direct our criticism at bad or ...
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3answers
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How to encourage people to contribute?

Our site is facing an overrun of lack of moderation and few contributors. Of the ones who do, some of them may need guidance on how to develop quality answers. I'm not blaming anyone- we all have ...
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4answers
358 views

Should answers in comments be immediately deleted?

We have discussed what our policy should be towards answers without references here and here, and have discussed answers in comments here. There seems to be a general consensus that answers of any ...
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6answers
245 views

A better way of presenting references

In a field like Health, references are obviously critical. That's not to say they should be necessary in every question (see here for that debate), but the hyperlink 'click here' format in the last ...
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2answers
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Feature Request: Remove Link Restriction

Update: The Limit has been increased network-wide to 8 lpp (links per post). Does that suffice us, or de we need more, like Sceptics.SE (current 50 lpp) We have a strict policy that answers need to ...
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1answer
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answer referring to hadithes deleted

my answer referring to stories about prophet muhammad is deleted. and why it is deleted? a comment refers to meta q. #112 and i think this is not enough to delete it, because it is just a question ...
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1answer
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Is my answer missing credible references?

I've answered a general and speculative question: How long should a person keep blood test results? with an equally general and hypothetical answer (except for a tiny point which I've edited.) Yet -...
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1answer
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Shortcut for Request to Include sources

As was decided in this meta post, answers on Health.SE must be backed up with verifiable references, sources or evidence. Because this is different in comparison to many other stack-exchange sites, ...

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