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Question title goes to the second line in the middle of a word

On this question, I have noticed that the next line of the question title begins in the middle of the word, depending on how wind I have my screen width. This happens on Meta too. I'm seeing this on ...
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Do we want a custom “sensitive topic” notice?

Some sites have a custom notice to remind people that the topic is sensitive, that they should be nice and that comments are to improve a post, not for debates. The notice was introduced here and can ...
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'Missing context' close reason: remove 'other details'?

We currently have a close reason that was originally intended for zero-effort homework and now reads: This question is missing context or other details. Please improve the question by providing ...
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Should we have a homework policy?

Background There has been some ongoing discussion regarding whether it makes sense to have a "no-effort homework" close reason. A recent question asks whether we should add a close reason for zero ...
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The Official Vote Regarding Subjective Questions

Greetings All, It's time to officially vote on some of proposed solutions we discussed to handling Subjective questions here. Whatever YOU, the community, decides on this matter is how we will ...
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When people don't understand

Over ten people visited this thread. One or two did not understand the question, why suppose that makes the question ununderstandable? The system is set up to make difficult questions obsolete.
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Smashing - the kabal

Hello I don't much care about philosophical misinformation, it's a distraction. But when people ask sensitive ethical questions, and get the wrong / misinformed answer, that worries me. On this ...
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How can I ask this question?

This thread about our experience of time was met with gasps of confusion and amazement. Or at least a few downvotes. I say there : I am just trying to state the commonly held conception that our ...
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Is no one here doing philosophy. Really? [duplicate]

I think it makes no sense to say that no one is doing philosophy here, I think it is hypocritical. How can you talk about philosophy without "doing" it? I think that there should be more weight on ...
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How can we stop the trolls?

It seems pretty obvious that certain users are voting down questions etc. based on personal opinion and lack of perspective - i.e. dislike of certain other posters. How can we stop this, given the ...
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How can I message someone on this forum?

How can I message someone on this forum? I saw a very interesting point of view made by one of the users here. Do I need to first acquire enough reputations points to contact a user here?
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Opinion based questions, but with a clear purpose (Are there universally agreed masterpieces of art?)

Currently on the main philosophy page there is a question, Are there universally agreed masterpieces of art? The opening sentence of the question sums up the issue: "What do you consider examples of ...
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Why so many down / close votes

Is there any chance that people be obligated to leave a comment explaining their action? At least really encourage it? I've received a tonne, and TBH it's not ever very clear how anyone could do more ...
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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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Question re rules of this site [closed]

Why rules of this site, according to which questions are handled by moderators (evaluated, put on hold and get closed ), are constructed that way, that they are favoring trivialization and ...
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Down voting with no comment [duplicate]

Some people downvote a question or an answer but don't comment on what's wrong with it. This is problematic. Either the downvoter is wrong or the downvoted answer is wrong and there is no way to tell ...
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I earned +100 reputation 'because we trust you on other sites of the network' on all stackexchange sites that i am on other than philosophy

Is there a reason for this? Its pretty annoying not being able to comment. edit: I don't have it in code golf either
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Having trouble starting a bounty [closed]

I am a relatively new user, with 114 reputation points. I'd like to start a bounty on this question, but I'm not seeing any link. Any ideas?
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Concerning *the revert* of the question “Is it possible to scientifically determine good and evil?” [closed]

This is my second question about the post "Is it possible to scientifically determine good and evil?" within 24 hours, but I feel that it addresses an independent concern. I recently revised the ...
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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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Do questions about sociologists/organizational scholars like Latour, Giddens, Simon, and Weick belong on philosophy.SE? [closed]

I'm a social science PhD student and I don't read or reference pure philosophers often. However, there are a number of sociologists/organizational scholars who have written books which straddle the ...
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Can I ask question about work politics and problems [closed]

I am having some problems at work regarding habits, short temper and patterns which is effecting my work progress and want to discuss/find out a way to get out of this mental state and wonder if I can ...
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The Great Philosophy.SE Tag Cleanup of 2012

The tags have grown a bit messy. Let's get together and clean them up! Please find a list below of meta-tag candidates for cleanup. Feel free to suggest others in answers! I'll plan to keep the list ...
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Why is there a “Philosophy” tag?

I just noticed that there are 7 questions tagged with philosophy. Is it just me, or is this a terribly ambiguous tag? Should this tag not be removed, so that all questions will have at least a ...
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Can we modify the site's short description?

At http://stackexchange.com/sites, the short description under Philosophy is "Q&A for those interested in logical reasoning". I think this is somewhat misleading and diverts potential traffic away ...
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Should we get rid of the name-that-claim tag?

There is one question with the name-that-claim tag. I really don't think that is a useful tag at least in part because of the sort of question that it will encourage. I was about to remove it from the ...
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Can we change the “Subjective and Argumentative” close reason to “Not Constructive”?

Several people, both in the formative phase of this site and more recently, have expressed varying degrees of confusion, consternation, and irony over the fact that one of our close reasons is labeled ...