Proposal Ask FullFact is for "anyone who wants a statistical claim made by UK politicians, or the media, to be factchecked"

But any statistical claim made by a UK politician would count as a notable claim and be within the remit of skeptics.SE. So the proposal is just a subset of an existing site, and would take traffic away from that site.

That's not in any way to denigrate the marvellous work that the FullFact team do. I'm really glad they exist, and do such a good job. It's just that skeptics.se already has this angle covered within the Stack Exchange Q&A format.

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Fair enough, this totally makes sense. And I definitely don't want to take traffic away from Skeptics. I primarily introduced this because we're coming up to a UK election and I could see some benefit to parsing out claims made in that context.

In the interest of full disclosure, I work at FullFact. I really wanted to be able to point our supporters, and anyone else, to an se board where they can submit things for factchecking during the 2015 election, in comparison to the current system of sending us an email, but if that means we're duplicating already excellent work, then there's no need.

I would appreciate any advice on how to solve our predicament if anyone has any ideas.

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    We could ask on Skeptics Meta - perhaps a dedicated tag, such as "uk-election-2015", could be used to gather these questions together. There would have to be a discussion about it, because it's a bit unorthodox. There was a similar discussion about the US 2012 election , and I don't think the proposed mini-site happened in the end. There are some relevant thoughtful discussions on that page. And it's always good to state that affiliation up front, as soon as possible.
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    Dec 3, 2014 at 16:11
  • And see the denouement of that discussion here, where it was decided to not go ahead with the US 2012 election minisite, partly due to "difficulty securing a partner" (this probably means money, but I could be wrong)
    – 410 gone
    Dec 3, 2014 at 16:13

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