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How can the site police the “Questions should refer to actual philosophers” policy without restricting questions from non-philosophy students?

Having recently asked a question which clearly fell foul of the above rule, I would like to point out the difficulties in policing it and see if any improvements can be made in this regard for new ...
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Why my questions are being stalled by bullying users?

I have been asking 6 questions in the last weeks most of them even popular ones have been immediately downvoted and asked to be closed by moderators. It is perfectly normal that we don't like ...
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Why so many down / close votes

Is there any chance that people be obligated to leave a comment explaining their action? At least really encourage it? I've received a tonne, and TBH it's not ever very clear how anyone could do more ...
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Has the peculiar nature of Philosophy SE, wrt other SE's, been defined?

There are certain differences between the principles and practice of academic branches; among these Philosophy stands markedly apart. For one, Philosophy is self referential like no other discipline. ...
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How can we stop the trolls?

It seems pretty obvious that certain users are voting down questions etc. based on personal opinion and lack of perspective - i.e. dislike of certain other posters. How can we stop this, given 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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Just wanted to discuss trivial answers

So, I asked a question about homosexuality, was it an illness, and was a tiny bit annoyed to receive three comments and an answer saying only that it was just because psychologists said it was. I ...
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Is learning an issue here?

I found this, which doesn't apply to learning philosophy imo "Stack Exchange is about questions with objective, factual answers" It's objective and (sometimes) factual to quote people. It's just not ...
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Why the definition of life isn't a question of philosophy?

I wrote a question asking what is the definition of life about 2-3 weeks ago. It got first put on a hold, I pledged it's a legitimate question but nobody heard me and it eventually got deleted. The ...
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Do high rep users on stackexchange have issues with philosophical questions that might relate to life?

Do high rep users on stackexchange have issues with philosophical questions that might relate to life? Do philosophers not ask those sorts of questions? Can't people here just vote on the basis of ...
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Must every answer contain a source? Which kind of sources are accepted and why? [duplicate]

On this answer, I received a comment from virmaior that it should be "sourced in philosophy (roughly as defined in academic philosophy)". Other answers involving the subjectivity of morality were ...
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Opinion based questions, but with a clear purpose (Are there universally agreed masterpieces of art?)

Currently on the main philosophy page there is a question, Are there universally agreed masterpieces of art? The opening sentence of the question sums up the issue: "What do you consider examples of ...
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Are we required to do exegetical work?

Consider this question: How can effects be thinkable without a law of causality?. This is a pretty interesting question, which I would very much like to discuss with others. The question is, however, ...
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Definition and Scope

Definition and Scope Indicate research and reflection. Without recourse to another thinker or text, I need more explanation that the concern is topical. Context matters a student of philosophy can ...

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