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Why was this +10 answer deleted by a moderator (some time ago)?

I just saw that this answer of mine was deleted 4 months ago: Is it defensible to claim that religion is a personal relationship with God and therefore contains no claims? In that answer, I try to ...
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Wikimedia Charter “community engagement”: April 2nd - 30th [closed]

I personally find this roughly “on-topic”. Philosophy Stack Exchange is kind of a “free knowledge repository” or “free knowledge community”. In some ways, there are parallels or similarities between ...
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Mysteriously deleted comments

In this answer ScottRowe and I had an on-topic comment exchange that was mysteriously deleted. As best I recall, this is what it contained: Scott asked about the chance that a God hypothesis would be ...
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The “Is X justified/legitimate/reasonable?” question

Following up on my stated wish to collect recurrent question types, this post aims to focus on the question “Is X a good argument”? Here is one example, please add more via edits or comments: Is non-...
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2023: a year in moderation

It’s that time of the year again! As we wave goodbye to last year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here might be ...
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Bot like random phrase comments

I have been seeing comments to questions from user @AgentSmith in this forum that seem unrelated to the question or other comments, and too nonsensical to me to appear like jokes. E.g. today in Why do ...
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How to report spam of questions?

What to do when a user is asking the same question, with different words, every few days? First there was a series of questions asking about events of extremely low probability, and some users ...
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2022: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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Do all local site moderators have access to everyone's email address

Do all local site moderators have access to everyone's email address? I'm not especially worried, as I'm not a troll, but wondered if there was room for abuse, and whether moderators have any contract ...
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How Do I Go about Securing a Change in the Bounty Mechanism If Possible?

During my periods of contribution, I frequently find myself editing posts to stave off closure. This is incentivized with the Copy Editor badges. An example of that is defending the notion that '...
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2021: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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Deleted answer, edited/discussion

I had an answer deleted. I edited it. Has the edit been rejected? Or is that it now, I cannot post to the question? I don't feel I made any statement that can't be fully referenced. How can I get ...
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For Reference (and discussion if you want): Comparison 2019-2020 Review Queues

After seeing 2020 Year in Moderation I've taken the liberty of comparing it to last year's Review. Specifically, what draws my attention was the comparison of the Review Queues. Thought if I was ...
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2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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2019: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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Is this site dying?

OK so the title is obviously way too serious, but hear me out. I've joined Phil.SE about 2 years ago, and had a whole lot of fun learning philosophy through it, with some very well-educated and fun ...
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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, in ...
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Reason comment was removed

I added a comment to the question on Why is a lion not evil?. There was already a "Comments are not for extended discussion;" link there when I added my comment. My comment was a direct question to ...
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Sin-and-guilt preaching...

Newbie (on Philosophy) here. I’ve been reading questions to get a feel for how this site works. I notice there’s at least one user who seems to take every opportunity to strongly preach a Christian ...
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Isn't deleting answers too fast equal to censorship?

We have a system of upvote/downvote. How long an answer should remain on the site to be analyzed by the maximum number of users, before being finally deleted (preferably after a certain amount of ...
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What is the basis behind the removal of answers which are well-formed, yet concise and reference-free?

The last few answers I have posted have been systematically targeted with deletion by a particular moderator, Keelan, after, I presume, his feelings were hurt. Attempting to discern from him the ...
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Updating Philosophy.SE practices to allow for Rebuttals and edits

I would like to offer a suggestion to improve the Standard Practices for administration of the Philosophy.SE. I see that it is not irregular for hasty down-votes and closes, and that this is causing ...
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On removing offensive and aggressive speech in comments

Is it possible to mark comments as spam, aggressive or offensive; in the same way that posts can be? There's one I've just noticed that is a good candidate simply by the use of language ie words ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Where did community wiki go?

'Back in my day', so to speak, questions like this one used to be community wiki. Now the option to make a post community wiki seems to have vanished from the SE platform. If this is for the reasons ...
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Moderator Pro Tem Announcement

Throughout the beta, we need members from the site whose focus is to engage the community, both in community-building issues and site management. That's why we select a few members from each community ...
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