I don't know if I should continue this here, pm, or another thread -- but why would permies.com discourage asking for citations?
I can see why if someone says "I planted lots of clover and tons of butterflies showed up" -- then maybe don't ask for a citation of clover planting and butterfly population studies. Or in this case, "I stopped with the sugar and felt better." ->No source needed.
But if someone claims something to be fact that is obviously ludicrous (example)
then why should asking for a source be discouraged?
The example provided is egregious, IMO. It's borderline libel.
I have a hard time comprehending why permies.com would rather have mis/wrong information touted as fact to prevent a slight (online)ego incursion?