Consider a question of the following form.

I have an idea about XXX...

---Description of Idea---

Can you spot anything incoherent, illogical, or especially problematic about this idea?

Do questions such as this belong here?


I don't think we've ever made an official policy on those kinds of questions; we have allowed them, historically, although typically only those with short, concise problems. If one was to ask us to spot a flaw in an entire research paper or something, that would be a different story. The key is keeping it to a reasonably scoped question where you are focusing on the logical form of a single argument.

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    You mean I can't get Philosophy.SE to proofread my dissertation for me?
    – Dennis
    Feb 13 '13 at 6:37

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