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Is it bad to mention if a specific article is open access or paywalled?

If you are unsatisfied with the edit, please feel free to rollback the edit or simply re-edit your question as you please. I agree that the edit is inappropriate and likely would have been rejected ...
theforestecologist's user avatar
8 votes
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Increase in answers that do not have any references backing them

Good point and referencing is not only appreciated, it's necessary on a scientific stack and vital to maintain this site's quality. Commenting and downvoting are the primary means to go about this. ...
AliceD's user avatar
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Functionality Request: Community Voting for Answers: Citations Need Banner

I think the current banner is too ineffectual, and should i) Be more strongly worded ii) Answers with the banner should be faded out (the same as highly downvoted answers) to highlight to other ...
rg255's user avatar
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An effective measure to counter unreferenced answers

Deletion Deleting answers which do not meet the referencing standards we strive for. How it could work High rep users can vote to delete the post on the basis of lacking (suitable) references. ...
rg255's user avatar
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Are references needed for facts that we all learn as children aged 1-2?

I placed that banner because you make 2 unsupported claims: ...it's worth pointing out that a cube with rounded corners and edges has larger surface area to volume ratio than a spherical dropping, ...
AliceD's user avatar
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Increase in answers that do not have any references backing them

One way of improving things (fond hope) might be to revise the Help. If you look at the ‘How do I write a Good Answer’, you will see that providing references is not even mentioned. The only reference ...
David's user avatar
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Increase in answers that do not have any references backing them

I'd like to see if we can revisit this discussion again. The participants in the highest voted meta question about this topic have all been absent for over a year, and I don't think the issue has ...
De Novo's user avatar
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How does one challenge an unsourced answer?

As discussed in the comments, the resolution here is: Users who would like to challenge an answer that doesn't have references should downvote (this is particularly important) leave a comment ...
De Novo's user avatar
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2 votes

Feature Request: Modification to the "citations needed" banner

Post-notices are basically templated comments that come with a box. They can be posted only by moderators. There are no custom post-notices. If you want a change in the statement then it has to be ...
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An effective measure to counter unreferenced answers

Short answer- I think an effective method to solve this problem would be to lock upvoting and allowing only downvoting on unreferenced or poorly referenced answers till proper references are added (...
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