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Admitting opinion-based questions with answers supported by arguments?

I follow this forum on philosophy since several years. Sometimes I am a bit tired of reading again and again questions and answers from the history of philosophy: What did philosopher A claim ...
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Why is the question about maladaptive thought deleted without migrated?

Is there any study about how half-baked philosophies encourage maladaptive thoughts? (deleted) At first I flagged the question to migrate it to Psychology, and it was closed without being migrated. ...
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What can be done to help users improve their questions?

I had a look at the question closure statistics (link for 2k+ users) and the following strikes me as potentially bad: We close about 1/4th of our questions. Of those, for roughly 40% it should be ...
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Does there exist the possibility of a search for closed questions, collectively comprising all users?

Since I am here, I always liked those questions (mine and those of other users) most, which have eventually been closed. They always were the most interesting ones. While it is possible to look up ...
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What is wrong with my question about needing help understanding Deleuzian realism?

Check out this post. Why is this still on hold after I have modified it to bring it in line with the editors' expectations?
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Why was the question about set-theoretic polytheism closed?

I'm having trouble understanding why this question was closed: https://philosophy.stackexchange.com/questions/41307/what-might-be-traditional-monotheisms-responses-to-set-theoretic-polytheism To me, ...
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Is once a “too broad” question remains always a “too broad” question (even after edits)?

TL;DR I had posted a question: How can free will really exist if universe repeats itself in perfect pattern? which orginally looked exactly like this question. Despite of great trimming down, it's ...
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I'm just commenting on an unfair instance in the Philosophy s.e. about a question about lyrics in a rock song

I wrote a question about the A.C.D.C. lyrics 'who made who ' and many comments where made between other users. I commented on some challenges to my position then one user started debating points ,I ...
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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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Should this question be reopened?

I have made several edits and have completely reworded my question. It is presently closed. Should it be reopened? Here is the link: Could the universe have a self-originated source?
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Why was my question on IIT closed?

This question is on hold. I don't understand why. Rather than have a long comment thread, I'd rather discuss it here. It seems like there are two objections: The question is unclear. I don't ...
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The Koan: What should have been asked?

This is the question I want you to be thinking about, when examining and reviewing questions on your deep-dives through the database. If a question is problematic, figure out what's conditioning the ...
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Closing questions deemed “Polling”

This question was closed for alleged "polling": What are the reasons for human conflict? Yet the questions listed below, and numerous others along similar lines, are allowed to stand. I sense some ...
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How often have closed questions been reopened?

Does anyone have any stats on how many closed questions have been reopened? From my time here it seems that this rarely, if ever, happens. I'm just curious if this impression is accurate. Wouldn't be ...
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Concerning *the closure* of the question “Is it possible to scientifically determine good and evil?” [closed]

Update. The question has apparently been reverted to its previous state by Lennart Regebro, apparently because he felt that I substantially expanded the question. I feel that my points below apply to ...
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Is it regular practice to both close and remove questions?

I have to say I was shocked to find my closed question was removed. The FAQ states, Questions that are extremely off topic, or of very low quality, may be removed at the discretion of the community ...
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Why was my question on alternatives to Wittgenstein closed?

Which if any philosophers might be considered affiliated with Wittgenstein's school of thought or have expressed similar views? In my view, some of the moderators here on Philosophy SE seems to ...
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Why closing questions which could be answered differently but still correct

I saw this question an wondered why it was closed as the reason: closed as not a real question by Michael Dorfman, stoicfury♦ yesterday It's difficult to tell what is being asked here. This ...
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Why are some questions closed by only one or two users?

On most other SE sites, particularly Stack Overflow, at least 5 people are required in order to close a question. How come I see so many questions on Philosophy.SE that have been closed by only one ...