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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 if it had entered the review queue (This edit deviates from the original intent of the post. Even edits that must make drastic changes should strive to preserve ...


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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. Downvoting seems to be done sparsely at Bio, but I always highly encourage it; it gives a slight nudge that something is wrong. A comment helps a lot, especially ...


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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 users that there are issues with the answer before they read it. iii) Anyone who (up)votes on a banner-marked answer should get a pop-up notification that they ...


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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. After 3-5 votes the post is deleted. Pros Existing system for votes to delete Community democracy Effective mechanism against regular users and one timers Can be ...


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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, making it more efficient for the reabsorbtion of moisture, which would be an evolutionary advantage in a place where water is in short supply.... And ...


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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 to citing external sources is the valid exhortation to provide context for links. I have noticed this gap when I have tried to help new users by quoting from ...


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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 gotten much better since October. Since making a commitment to spend more time helping this site, I've been reading through more questions and answers over the past ...


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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 explaining the concern about references flag as "in need of moderator intervention", with an explanation describing the lack of references and requesting a banner, (e....


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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 implemented throughout the SE network. Such feature requests are supposed to be posted in http://meta.stackexchange.com. However, the developers would consider ...


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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 (just like that line 'some parts of this answer require proper references...' is shown below such answers). Also, as @Chris said in comments, we can disallow ...


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Some of the information contained in this post requires additional references. Please edit to add citations to reliable sources that support the assertions made here. Unreferenced answers may not be reliable, and are often highlited because they present opinions as fact, make disputed claims, or contain information that may be incorrect, and should ...


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