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Striking a balance between citations and common sense in answers

Please bear with me. I am throwing up suggestions, before writing my final question below. I am addressing the way we can answer questions, based on citations, linking answer style with question style....
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New users and down-voting for lack of initial research

As I see, it is not uncommon to down-vote a new user for asking a question which is too simple, too pop-sci or with no links/references. In my personal opinion, if we don't want to scare off ...
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Why was my question closed as "not framed in psychology or neuroscience"?

My question was closed as "not framed in psychology or neuroscience"? This question is not framed in psychology or neuroscience. It is based on assumptions which are not made explicit, are not ...
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"Flag" and "Recommend Deletion" options for answers that are merely unscientific opinions

The following suggestions address the case where users treat the forum like a social media site (eg, reddit or slashdot), and post "opinion" answers, with no attempt to suggest that they have any ...
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New title, new phrasing needed for 'not framed in cognitive sciences'

Congratulations everyone on our new flashy site name! Psychology & Neuroscience! As AliceD pointed out, with the name change come a few other things which need to be changed/rephrased. One of ...
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Are we to accept only Wikipedia links in answers?

This question comes on the back of answers https://psychology.stackexchange.com/a/28001/7604 and https://psychology.stackexchange.com/a/28000/7604 where the answer only has links to Wikipedia articles....
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Why I'm participating here a lot less often

Q like this get a lot of upvotes for some reason Long term effect of masturbation on Estrogen receptors Spoiler: the paper doesn't mention masturbation in its abstract: Males of many species ...
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I am lost in critique of my question

So there is this question that I asked. In the first redaction, it was short and nice, and I liked it. Eventually people started to drop by and comment on how they do not like this or that aspect of ...
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Is it possible to have a giant floating banner that reads: "YOU MUST CITE YOUR CLAIMS […]"

If you haven't noticed, there's been a small spike in new responders lately, which is great! However, it's not great that the majority of them are not citing any of their claims…many of which are ...
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Should sources be mandatory in answers?

Answers based on anecdotes or personal opinion can already be flagged for removal. However, in previous discussions (eg, here, here, here, here), scenarios were posited in which answers without ...
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