Assume there is a question that can be answered by doing some in-game tests. Those tests might be somewhat time consuming (e.g. 1 hour of testing).
Is it acceptable to request that answers are based on facts, instead of opinion? (by "opinion" I'm also referring to assumptions reached through limited experience in given matter)
Reason I am asking is because of a somewhat not so well received question, where some users posted partially inaccurate answers.
I can answer it myself in the following days as I have done in the past for other questions. Reason why I posted it instead of answering it on my own, is because sharing knowledge is good. Also, I could save some time if someone had already done the research needed.
Note that the answer has no room for opinion, it is completely objective.
Here is the question that made me wonder why insisting on not inaccurate answers is perceived so negatively.
**This answer contains incorrect info**. Therefor, i conclude that you didn't test it. I specifically asked for answers based on testing, not opinions.isn't really going to make people want to help you.
"... as your refusal to show what you've tried"- This is not true. And neither is
"without displaying any effort yourself". There are comments where I explicitly mention some of the things I tested. As I have already said, I will post a full answer. The reason why I use bold letters is because users in SE websites (excluding SO) tend to up-vote way too easily. There are offtopic answers on Arqade that got more up-votes that the ontopic accepted answer.
"..their own time to help you"- Inaccurate answers are not helping anyone. Also helping is not the only reason that users post answers. Rep is another reason. In this case, rep without research effort. I cant believe I have to defend myself for trying to stop misleading answers. Unbelievable.