Linked Questions

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Should we require references to back up all answers?

Health as a topic is a bit different than what most SE sites deal with. It is a lot more likely to attract users without a medical background than a programming site is to attract non-programmers. ...
14
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1answer
409 views

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 ...
6
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3answers
163 views

Answers in comments for questions which you down vote or close vote?

(Sorry, me again.) I understand that it is not preferred on SE sites to post an answer in comments. I also recognize that it is often done anyway when someone knows the answer and doesn't want to ...
19
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0answers
268 views

We need more Community Moderation

Health SE is advancing. We have our first community promotion ad running and we are getting close to implementing our disclaimer. We are finally beginning to work on some of the problems I talked ...
5
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1answer
192 views

Why did my comment get deleted?

I had left a comment on the question Does this site want to succeed? but it got deleted. Why?
2
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1answer
84 views

Deleting comment answers redux

In this post anongoodnurse apparently deleted a comment s/he felt was an answer. The problem is, with the comment deleted no one can see what it was. Since I did post a comment on that thread and that ...
4
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0answers
88 views

How do you define an answer?

Here are two comments get deleted because of "being answers" in Why aren't superbugs weaker than their wild type? First, I want to say that I don't have any objection on deleting answers in comment. ...
3
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1answer
29 views

how does the flag and arrow up work by comments

I need a little bit information how the flag and arrow by the comments work? Is the arrow up like voting up, and the flag is a down vote. Orr is the flag a sign for moderators to come in?
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2answers
66 views

Does the policy change when there is a new top answer?

For example, this policy: answers in comments should be immediately deleted. There are two well - received answers: yes and no. Three days ago, the yes one has 3 votes, the no one has 2 votes. After ...
3
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1answer
60 views

Are comments pointing to other potentially useful resources ephemeral?

Example: Is that kind of comment subject to deletion?