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Is it no longer required that you provide a peer-reviewed reference in

  1. Feb 3, 2012 #1

    Pythagorean

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    Is it no longer required that you provide a peer-reviewed reference in the OP in skepticism and debunking?
     
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  3. Feb 3, 2012 #2
    Re: S&D

    Staff is currently discussing this, thanks for your concern. We'll post an update as soon as we can.
     
  4. Feb 3, 2012 #3

    Evo

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    Re: S&D

    It depends on the post, if it's just an anecdote about an experience and makes no claims, or an article about something unusual from a "mainstream" source, it's ok. If it is a "claim", or deals with non-mainstream science, forum rules requiring peer-reviewed research in a journal listed with Thompson-Reuters, etc... apply.

    There has been a spate of threads started that do not fit the requirements of S&D, which is for "Claims of and evidence for unexplained phenomena", it is not to be used to side step the science forums' rules and become another "Theory development" forum. We are discussing it.

    EDIT: Oops, Greg snuck in while I was writing.
     
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