I agree with quen_tin's answer, but since this is my comment I will also answer.
We study philosophy, we don't do philosophy.
First of all, you didn't quote the whole comment. I also added:
For more information, see this meta post.
And that link actually gives a very good overview. But anyway, I'll clarify myself:
The reason I write comments like this is that some questions, like this, are not a good fit for the SE format:
- What's the purpose of life?
- How should I act in this-and-that situation?
Because we don't do philosophy here. We discuss philosophy. Questions that do fit are:
- Why does Kant say you should do this in that situation?
- How would philosopher X respond to theorem Y?
The problem is that the first type of questions should be closed because they don't fit in the Q&A system (there's no one right answer), but they don't get closed quickly enough. We get many answers to these questions - mainly by new users who don't know that this type of answer is actually not the idea here.
For example, one may answer:
The purpose of life is to live for others. If you don't help others, what do you get satisfaction from? Humans are social beings, so it's very natural for us to live together with others and be there for them.
This does not help anyone in his personal study of philosophy. It is the statement of an opinion, but frankly we're not concerned with the opinion of every random person.
Sometimes, answers like this can be fixed in a way similar to this:
According to philosopher X, the purpose of life is to live for others (see this article he wrote). He writes:
If you don't help others, what do you get satisfaction from? Humans are social beings, so it's very natural for us to live together with others and be there for them.
– Philosopher X, book Y, Section A.B.C
However, often the person who wrote this answer actually doesn't know a philosopher with the same view - the answer is unsalvegable. This is why I so rigorously comment "(or delete your answer)".
I wrote more or less the same in this question: What can be done to get less rubbish answers?