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Are we allowed to express our own opinions?

Wikipedia has a fairly strict policy requiring all articles to be written from a neutral point of view (NPOV). In fact, this is one of the five fundamental principles of their site: Wikipedia is ...
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Who are the moderators, and what if they run amok?

I've noticed that some of the users on this site have a diamond (♦) after their user name. Apparently the diamond means they're a moderator, but what does that mean? Who are the diamond moderators? ...
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FAQ for Philosophy.SE

Community FAQ For Philosophy.SE, a site in the Stack Exchange 2.0 network You may also wish to review the community FAQ for all sites in the StackExchange network. Content Asking questions What ...
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What other sites are available for debating issues?

The Philosophy.SE site has fairly strict guidelines regarding the types of questions that should be asked. In particular, open-ended questions that elicit discussion fall outside the scope of this ...
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Should I post a new answer to a question that already has an accepted answer?

Is it useful and appropriate to answer questions for which an answer has already been selected as the right one? To get a better feeling of how this site works, I started to browse old questions. ...
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Should answers be cited?

Should a source be cited for the major claims in an answer? Is this something that Philosophy.SE thinks might improve answer quality in general? Or could it stifle some of the "good subjective" ...
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What is this site about?

What is the core mission or "elevator pitch" of this site? What is a concise statement of what it is about? Return to FAQ index
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How should we tag questions?

How should we tag questions? What tags and tagging strategies might be useful? What tags are specifically unhelpful for this kind of site? Return to FAQ index
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What is the criteria for marking answers as correct in philosophy?

The Stack Exchange network suggests, as one of the criteria to determine the health of a beta site, that you should have answers accepted with a good frequency. I worry that this may not happen much ...
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What is considered off topic?

What is one domain or example question that you consider to be off topic? (Please post just one per answer.) Return to FAQ index
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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? ...