Wikipedia:Read the source

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Be sure to read the source first, before discussing the credibility and/or application of a given source to an article in WP:AFD. Failure to read the source can lead to unclear arguments and frustration among those involved in the discussion. Never assume a source does or does not say something.

Further, not reading a source can lead others to believe your response is a lie or that you are not being honest. While your intentions may be real and in good faith, your actions may lead others to believe otherwise.

The solution is simple: read the source first, then discuss it.

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