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Is this site for doing philosophy or discussing philosophy? [duplicate]

Does this community intend to support and engage in potentially original philosophical inquiry, or are we going to limit ourselves to discussing previously published philosophies and/or philosophers? ...
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Should we restrict this site to academic questions only, or target a more casual audience?

One of the issues that other Stack Exchange sites (such as Mathematics and Computer Science) have faced in defining the scope of their site is whether to allow questions from the casual reader/...
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Friends, we are not philosophers

I wanted to try to make something of a positive statement about our definition and scope, since admittedly it can be somewhat difficult to get your arms around. It was certainly difficult enough for ...
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The Official Vote Regarding Subjective Questions

Greetings All, It's time to officially vote on some of proposed solutions we discussed to handling Subjective questions here. Whatever YOU, the community, decides on this matter is how we will proceed ...
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What can be done to get less rubbish answers?

I have the impression many low quality questions don't get closed or not fast enough. I'm talking mainly about primarily opinion-based questions, as they attract a load of low quality answers, ...
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Users acting as authorities

I participate in several SE sites, and nowhere have I seen so many users acting as authorities (prescribing to other users what they should do, discussing questions/answers from the point of view of ...
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Subjective answers and questions stimulating subjectiveness

(Scroll down for a short version.) I'm wondering how we should deal with clearly very subjective answers. An example. Most of the time, you can't really blame the answerer: the question asks for an ...
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Why does it seem like there are many restrictions regarding asking questions?

It feels like the only acceptable questions I can write are those that fit to a narrow ideal outlined by the website administrators. Why does it seem like there are many restrictions regarding asking ...
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Are amateur users that have little knowledge about philosophy not “ideal” for philosophy.SE?

After hanging out in philosophy.SE I can easily tell the expectations of the community. Generally sophisticated questions and answers are the ones that are wanted rather than shallow, mediocre ...
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Should this site be restricted to academic answers only?

If this site is intended for discussion of philosophy, then perhaps it would be appropriate to strive for academic answers to questions, even when the questions are not academic themselves. However, ...
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How to determine in which cases is it strictly necessary to add citations to reliable sources that support my assertions?

This might be considered as a further elaboration on my previous question Users acting as authorities, in the sense that, similarly to that question, I want to clarify for myself some existing nowhere ...
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Should question's be forced to have a set of premises?

Today is the first day I've seen the philosophy stack exchange. I'm casually interested in the topics here, but my main problem with participating is that most people don't provide a premise or ...
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Any way we can further eliminate cognitive biases in voting and commenting behaviour?

Questions and answers are meant to be clearly expressed and referenced. This should be immune to cognitive bias, in all but extreme examples. But I feel that every other interaction on this subsite (...
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Are questions from new users more likely to get downvoted?

I've only been using Philosophy.SE for a couple weeks now. I've noticed a trend: when philosophical newbies ask a question, it tends to be downvoted by the "Philosophy.SE establishment" and the ...
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Should opinion-based questions always be allowed on the philosophy board?

I understand why opinion-based questions are not allowed on most of the Stackoverflow boards, however it makes no sense to me that questions can be put on hold or closed for being opinion based on a ...

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