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Am I missing active questions

At 23:48 GMT 16/04/24 Am I missing a disappearing (and reappearing) active question?
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Policy and standardized feedback for opinion-based ethic questions

Many new users posts questions which amounts to "is X ethical ?" (see for example "Would reincarnated prisoners...".) Without any mention of an ethical setting or another, answers ...
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What is canonicity?

As opposed to answerability, canonicity to me seems to have something more to do with the truth-value of an answer. Maybe there is a loose analogy between answerability, with syntax, and canonicity, ...
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What is answerability?

I invite a discussion about what identifiable characteristics an “answerable” question has - which ideally has some level of convergence amongst moderators and editors. One obvious factor is, how many ...
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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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Are we getting bogged down in comments?

I have seen many questions with no votes and accompanying answers with no votes, but many comments. Should we be answering and voting rather than indulging in often flippant and unhelpful comments? ...
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Do you welcome attempts at creative questioning here or not?

Do you welcome attempts at creative questioning here or not? That's what I am trying to do, and I seem to have met a heap of hostility for it. Is it outside the remit of the site, at least for heavy ...
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What do you find unclear?

I am confused by why people are finding my questions unclear. In my last question, I asked whether A believes B is the case, and I gave reasons I believe B. I also quoted instances of A discussing B, ...
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Are there lower standards for what answers are not nonsense than there are questions?

Are there lower standards for what answers are not nonsense than there are questions? I feel the onus has been put on someone asking a question to show they know what they are talking about. That is ...
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Why does it seem that the philosophy of Atheism is the sieve by which all questions must be filtered?

The Philosophy SE site allows users to make egregious and outlandish statements about Theism (and Christianity) and allows proponents of Atheistic philosophies (Atheism. Naturalism, Secularism, etc.) ...
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Are questions about ethics too subjective for this site?

Completely wrong (though I suppose in some sense that's subjective so who cares right?) to close this Epistemic failure and blaming others Are questions about normative judgments too subjective for ...
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Why not delete answers that are opinions rather than questions that are difficult to answer without them?

Are conspiracy theories evil? I don't see why anyone would read this question to be asking for anyone's opinion, but it was closed for that reason. It's probably true that most discussion about ...
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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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What is the meaning of the light red background in a question?

At first I thought it indicated questions I have participated in, but then I saw one of those with no light red background. To avoid confusion, the colour is the same as the one for "Featured in ...
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What's wrong with this question?

I just asked this question and it got downvoted, however no commentary was provided on how to improve it, so, unless it's spam, could anyone please provide me with feedback on what is wrong with it? ...
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Are moral dilemmas within the scope of philosophy stackexchange?

Are moral dilemmas within the scope of philosophy stackexchange? Which philosophers would allow the rape of their lover, in order to lower the possibility of some global political evil? If it's ...
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Clear unambiguous questions vs asking someone to prove their question should be asked

Clear unambiguous questions vs asking someone to prove their question should be asked. Which are you looking for here? The latter seems like a foolish errand (no I am not going to prove that, nor the ...
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Why are some questions paled out in the queue?

I noticed that some questions in the queue appear pale, for example How did Descartes made a logical skeptic argument... and Why aren't Kripke semantics "syntax in disguise"? It is similar ...
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What to do with multiple posting?

After posting various questions (that are similar, but different - during the time frame permitted by the community, with a space of 40min between each), I received the following comments With 4 ...
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https://philosophy.stackexchange.com/questions/70435/what-is-a-both-sufficient-and-necessary-condition-for-not-treating-people-merely

I am trying to understand why the now editted question is still off-topic. I am looking for a necessary and sufficient condition to classify some/any arbitrary treatment as a treatment merely as a ...
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Would this question on karma and rape from Hinduism SE be accepted on this site?

A user asked this question on karma and rape on Hinduism SE but it was heavily downvoted by users, then closed and deleted. Users there argued that such questions justify rape. I on the other hand ...
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How far should questions or answers be edited from the original?

Consider theis post: Is philosophy a science and can it prove facts like science? Originally it was about the difference between eastern and western thought. That got closed as too broad but after a ...
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Can we be as even handed and quick at reopening questions as we are at closing them?

Can we be as even handed and quick at reopening questions as we are at closing them? I think that would sort out a vast amount of umbrage about high rep users.
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Defference of a Biology/Taxonomy question to Philosophy

What are the sufficient criteria that make an entity a living homo sapiens? [on hold] It is sadly common to see OPs not really understanding that terms definition is a question of philosophy. Unless ...
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Is this a suitable question? "Can you solve this existential problem for me?"

Is this a suitable question for this SE? Can you solve this existential problem for me? Being moral is so easy (about as difficult as hitting capslock) that it seems pointless, yet most people ...
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Can we have a Frequently Asked Philosophical Questions Meta post?

There are recurring philosophical questions that generate duplicates, as well as "basic" philosophical questions that are often being asked in the SE. There are Meta questions that discuss this (...
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If I would like to massively rewrite a question, should I just open a new one instead?

I have a question that I later discovered was too much general and should've been much more accurate, but a rewrite of it would mean practically to change the question (although it would be on exactly ...
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Are moderators etc. focusing on trying to get better questions, when they should be focusing on getting better answers?

Are moderators etc. focusing on trying to get better questions, when they should be focusing on getting better answers? Seems to me that'd be a misallocation of resources. I believe virmaior was the ...
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Philosophical questions vs. questions about philosophical views

This seems pretty open-and-shut for some of the other SE sites, but I'm not quite familiar with how Philosophy.SE works yet so forgive me if this is a poor question or has been discussed previously (I ...
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I have the answer: only upvotes on questions

What is the justification for having downvotes and not just close votes - on questions? How can a question that fits within the remit of the site, have -ve value? I'm not being facetious, I just don'...
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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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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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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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Should I provide a background for a question about metaphysics and software development?

I have a question about the relationship between metaphysics and a software development activity called "domain modeling". The metaphysics part of the question is very basic and must be quite simple ...
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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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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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Are experimental questions with a strong bearing on philosophy acceptable?

I posted this question on the main site yesterday and (although this is likely in part because it has had a grand total of 20 views in that time) it has lingered on 0 votes, having been neither up or ...
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"Who said ..." and "What did X meant by ..." questions

Is it acceptable to ask a question about origin of a statement or about statement's meaning (what author meant)? Jeff Atwood added this close reason: General reference: this question is too basic; ...
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