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Postmortem for a question about formal logic

Recently the question, "Computable Syntax", hit the Hot Network Questions sidebar. It has an accepted answer and lots of good commentary. Regardless, there's a couple glaring issues with the ...
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Are questions regarding subliminal messages appropriate?

Subliminal messages are usually associated with psychology but using AI with photo editing software creates the ability to be very creative with visual messages. Is this an appropriate topic for the ...
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How should spammy posts be handled?

I recently encountered this question. Its title has little to do with the actual content of the question, and the OP never really answers a question. It mostly appears to be an attempt to promote ...
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Re-opening a question which appears to be inappropriately closed

Here is a question which has been closed based on being "off topic": What would reality be like without causality? I at least consider this question to be entirely central to philosophy. I ...
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Why is the question about structuralism and categorization unclear?

Question in question: What is the relationship between categorization and structuralism? It is closed for being unclear without further guidance. Can you explain more?
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What is bad with my questions and how I can improve them?

I made some questions, that had no being very well recived. I would like some suggetions about how to improve it, and some explanations/hypothesis of why is no being well recived. Questions: Could ...
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Would a question such as this about moral choices made by elected politicians be on-topic and potentially answered here?

In Politics SE I'd posted the reference-request, political-theory and political-science tagged question Writings advising elected politicians on how to make hard choices which dropped to -4 votes ...
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Why was this answer deleted

The answer given was an answer to the question, but deleted without an apparent reason. It was an example of a thing that could be stated as true, when the question asked if there was anything that ...
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Why is fitch so popular?

I was wondering why almost every other first-order-logic question refer to fitch style deduction? What is so different about fitch-style deduction that it has to be specified? Regards.
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Is this question too psychological to ask?

There's I suppose some overlap with cognitive therapy, but it may have some (it probably doesn't) philosophical interest? How to believe: are there rules of thumb? e.g. don't believe what everyone ...
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Would this question have been acceptable on this stack?

Or would it have been closed for some reason?
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This question, is it ok?

https://philosophy.stackexchange.com/questions/24871/primum-non-nocere I would like to know if this question is acceptable, and if not, how it can be improved. I'd prefer to have the feedback here ...
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Is this a Philosophical question?

Some days ago I have asked this question on MSE but here it has been said that this question is more of philosophy of science rather than mathematics itself. Though I disagree with this point of view ...
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Improving the question about the value of organic versus mechanical life

I recently felt getting too much attention from one of moderators, so I complained about it to SE team. Response I got: Hi, I took a careful look at the 5 closed questions you highlighted. It is a ...
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Would this question about philosophy of Math be on-topic?

There is a question on Math.SE :https://math.stackexchange.com/q/815718/103816 . It is put on hold there as off-topic. The question seems to be about the philosophy and history of Math. I flagged it ...
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Can any moderators tell me what is going with my question?

In this question, there was at one point an answer from RParadox. I pointed out some problems with his answer and he got rather hostile. I flagged the inappropriate comments and they were removed (I ...
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How can I improve this question: “Could I, by determining my ”powers“ of creation, determine on the nature of my creator”?

i tried finding references to an idea (just because i'm thinking i am not the first one to have this kind of idea) and got shut down. here is the post's link and a private discussion here so my ...
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Why was 'What is the maximum possible pain in the universe?' closed?

Please tell me why my question was closed: https://philosophy.stackexchange.com/questions/1359/what-is-the-maximum-possible-pain-in-the-universe It is obvious that the question is completely ...
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Do questions have to be answerable?

If one were to post a thought-provoking question which there might not be an answer to, other than "there is no answer and could never be and here's why", should this question be seen as off-topic? I'...
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