Nearly two years to the day since "back it up" was introduced to Workplace, there seems to be a lot of confusion regarding what the principle looks like on The Workplace.
Here is all our on-topic says about this:
Please note that answers should be backed up either with a reference, or experiences that happened to you personally. You should always include in your answer information about why you think your answer is correct.
I have spent a lot of effort over the past year and a half using community tools available to me to keep this as part of our site culture (editing, voting and commenting) . However, it quite often feels that there is a very small number of site regulars doing this or supportive of "back it up" via voting. The first part of this meta post is my perspective on how the community is split.
I am concerned as a community we send conflicting messages when some users downvote/comment content not answering "why" while the majority upvote it. I am hoping for a frank discussion answering two questions:
- Should this site retain the "back it up" principle as articulated in the FAQ material?
- If so, how should the primary method be to encourage answers to satisfy it?
Relevant and related meta discussion on why should answers be long