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A consensus to make citations mandatory on this site

On the Skeptics SE site we require that any claim be referenced. To have a look at our requirements please check Guidelines for Inadequately Referenced Answers Anecdotes and unproven general facts ...
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Did “Hitler” declare war on the USA, or did “Germany”? [closed]

Referring to the question I asked here, which word is more correct/consistent?
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Could questions here be too localized?

On other sites, such as gamedev.se or stackoverflow, questions can be too localized. example. But on a site that is all about history, what could be too localized? Because history is all about detail.
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Should we be quoting so much Wikipedia? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Copying from online sources Should we allow Wikipedia to be referenced as an academic source in answers? I'm a bit worried already that we are just practicing google-fu and ...
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Should we allow Wikipedia to be referenced as an academic source in answers?

Everyone is familiar with Wikipedia and its abundant use in today's society, academically and in casual life. The question I posit here is should we allow it as a reference when answering questions? ...
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Warning about answers that just copy online sources

If anyone remembers the How it Works beta, it had a major issue with people copying from online sources without citing. I am worried this is starting here as I've already seen 3 answers copied ...
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Should we include sources in answers?

As a historian I know that while information (or in this case answers) are vital, but perhaps more important to good historical research are the sources consulted. Should we, as History.SE'rs, include ...

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