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Bringing something to the moderator's attention

If it were the case that there was a specific user of this site who has had a long career in public forums of spreading aggressive and unapologetic anti semitism, including but in no way being limited ...
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Where is the appropriate place to discuss Shahab al-Din Yahya ibn Habash Suhrawardi, cited as founder of the philosophy of illuminationism?

This is the gentleman I am referencing:-- (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shahab_al-Din_Yahya_ibn_Habash_Suhrawardi) This is an example of his philosophy and/or theology:-- "Whoever knows ...
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Should I ask to have a frozen chat room unfrozen or start a new chat room with the same or similar name?

A chat room that I wanted to post more information in has been frozen for inactivity: https://chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/76868/free-will-omnipotence-determinism Should I start another chat room ...
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Hi can I please get my question off hold status now

I have a question about my Philosophy Stack Exchange post: Is legislation that denies us the freedom to change our consciousness good or bad and WHY? Yea Hi I'm new they just asked me to rephrase ...
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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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How can I tell what's new in a recently changed thread?

Very often a thread pops up at the top of the page that had been dormant for a long time and just recently got some new content, either an answer or a comment. How can I quickly determine what's new ...
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I asked a question while not using my username, now that I logged in I can't comment (I'm below 50 in reputation)

I made a mistake by posting a question while thinking I was logged in but in fact wasn't - Have anyone found a good solution to Kant's dualistic approach to consciousness? Now I can only edit the ...
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I am not able to post questions from many days?

I understand , I have posted many questions that have been down voted . But there are questions which have been upvoted also like this one What pleasure does God get from the creation of humans? I am ...
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Why can't I vote to reopen ny hastily closed question now I edited it?

Why can't I vote to reopen ny hastily closed question now I edited it?
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Are users with racist responses supposed to be banned?

In this response, aside from a complete misunderstanding of the problem, the user also mistakenly thinks that I'm "antifeminist" and (having looked up my profile) concluded that this must be due to my ...
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My bounty got awarded to a wrong answer automatically

I gave a bounty on this question here: Is my argument against Descartes's "I think, therefore I am", logically sound? The bounty of 75 reputation got awarded to an incorrrect answer ...
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How do I remove community wiki from one of my answers

I don't know how one of my answers got designated community wiki? I must of hit something by accident but I don't understand how to take it off. The question I answered was, "Is satisfaction ...
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Can I follow users, and if not why not?

Can I follow users, and if not why not? Seems like it would be a beneficent site feature, anyway.
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What is the appropriate way to engage in a discussion on Meta

I'm sure simply opening a post even vaguely related to the recent heated comments will raise hackles, but I'm not interested in the inflammatory language here. What I'm interested in is the comment by ...
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What makes some questions go viral?

I hope that asking a question just to satisfy my curiosity isn't too self-indulgent, but does anyone know what it is about this question that stands out from the rest? It seems to have attracted a ...
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Quesitoning if an action is ethical is offtopic?

Thread in question Are Laws crafted around personal/individual beliefs ethical? I had made edits prior to the On-Hold notice broadening the range of the question on ethics form being about a single ...
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Is it possible to invite another user directly to a chat, by notifying him somehow?

I sometimes saw that, by the system itself, I was invited to a chat, or that a moderator transformed a series of comments into a chat. But, is there a possibility for me to reach out directly to ...
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Link to a question directly targeting one of the answers

How is it feasible to make a link that targets directly a specific answer of a stack exchange question?
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Does there exist the possibility of a search for closed questions, collectively comprising all users?

Since I am here, I always liked those questions (mine and those of other users) most, which have eventually been closed. They always were the most interesting ones. While it is possible to look up ...
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Can I ask about philosophy similar to my ideas?

I have some ideas about how to describe what is commonly called "physical reality". I tend to think that these ideas are not something novel, but I am not quite sure. If I write (one or more) blog ...
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Question in limbo between History SE and Philosophy SE?

This post: https://history.stackexchange.com/questions/37469/has-anyone-argued-that-what-caused-the-problems-in-the-ussr-would-have-been-simi was deemed to be more about history than about ...
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Why the definition of life isn't a question of philosophy?

I wrote a question asking what is the definition of life about 2-3 weeks ago. It got first put on a hold, I pledged it's a legitimate question but nobody heard me and it eventually got deleted. The ...
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Is there any way to check the system for cheating (for votes casting)

I wonder if there is any procedure to find and prohibit ways of potential "cheating" or system abuse. I see answers that collect (50+) votes when the average amount of votes in this site rarely goes ...
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Serial voting reversed

I've had this message before in the recent achievments reputation... box. I'm guessing that it's because someone has more than one account with philosophy stackexchange?
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Why was this question deleted? [closed]

The question here about why one of my comments was removed, was then itself removed. Now, not only am I left with no information as to why my comment was considered unsuitable as the question was ...
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Why was my comment removed?

My comment on this answer appears to have been removed. Is there some record of the reason it was removed that I can access? If not, I would appreciate if someone could provide me with an explanation ...
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Migrating from another stack

There's a question that has been bouncing between Puzzling.SE and Worldbuilding.SE lately. I think it would be a good candidate for inclusion on this stack instead. Do you have thoughts about its ...
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why doesn't my downvote take?

tried to downvote a very bad answer. it had already been downvoted once. my downvote seemed to make it -2, but when I ext and return it's still -1. what am I missing? update: now it seems to have ...
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why did I get a +1 but nothing evident?

on my mobile I see I got a +1 yesterday. I looked at the question / answer and saw nothing different than the day before. ??? just curious.
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When should I (not) use the close option “This question belongs on another site in the Stack Exchange network”?

I've seen this close reason: But if I click on it, I can only select Philosophy Meta. When should I use this option, and when not?
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Is once a “too broad” question remains always a “too broad” question (even after edits)?

TL;DR I had posted a question: How can free will really exist if universe repeats itself in perfect pattern? which orginally looked exactly like this question. Despite of great trimming down, it's ...
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How can I ask about generalization and formal arguing errors?

I was trying to discuss with a friend about some human behaviour. He is always stating that each men is not robot and every generalization is false. I think is that he is attacking my formal ...
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Can I delete my account?

I don't want to have this site available anymore. It's not that I find people voting down my questions insulting, but it gets on my last nerve. People should not vote down questions that are a ...
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Is it appropriate to leave comments just saying “I vote to reopen”?

Are comments of the following form appropriate here? I vote to reopen[, because of reasons mentioned by user]. If not, how should we handle them?
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Accidental up voting

I just by accident up voted an answer that my first choice was to down vote. After the down voting i pressed the up arrow so to "cancel" my down vote and that registered as an up vote. At this time i ...
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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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Flagging user's profile picture

Spent a few minutes looking around for something on the profile page to flag a user's profile picture for potentially inappropriate content. Is there any way to do this?
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Anyone using a philosophy-rich dictionary for iPhone?

I've discovered the iPhone/mobile version of stack exchange a fantastic way to follow my favorite subjects. A dictionary with more philosophical terms would make the experience even more engaging. ...
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Did the policy on ordering of questions change?

I noticed recently that questions go to the top of the queue (under Questions link) whenever an edit is made to any of the answers, or when there is a new answer. But then they quickly disappear from ...
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Where may I post questions about taught study?

I have a question about studying philosophy, and don't know where it could go. The question is about what makes someone a very poor (formally taught), or I suppose very good, philosophy student. ...
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When is a question not a question?

I tried to ask a question: Can we say 'you think therefore you are?' http://www.britannica.com/topic/cogito-ergo-sum but I got this: Wait! Some of your past questions have not been well-...
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Ordering of answers on existing questions

Take this question and answer set into consideration : Why is there something instead of nothing? The content is irrelevant in this case, my question is why is the highest voted answer not listed ...
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What does one have to do to get banned?

Suppose there is a user who repeatedly Writes low-Q answers that often need to be removed Asks off topic questions that need to be closed Doesn't want to improve his posts because he thinks they're ...
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Can someone define questions that are “not useful”?

Can someone define a bad question especially a question that is "not useful"?
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History or philosophy subsites?

Are historical questions about philosophy like - What social forces were at work in forming early greek philosophy Why do most people today disagree with ritual human sacrifice Who invented the ...
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Why or when are threads deleted by community

It's not clear why this thread was deleted - no explanation was given: I was trying to edit the question to ask if: when some manifest coercion is itself sufficient reason to reasonably assume the ...
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What is the preferred way to reference own material?

When I write something that could be clarified or improved by a reference or a quote from an earlier post of mine, here or elsewhere, what is the preferred way to do so?
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Please someone explain the “opinion” close rules

I do not understand why this thread will only generate opinions, not answers? Because no-one knows the answer, or because I expressed an opinion in the question?
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How to determine in which cases is it strictly necessary to add citations to reliable sources that support my assertions?

This might be considered as a further elaboration on my previous question Users acting as authorities, in the sense that, similarly to that question, I want to clarify for myself some existing nowhere ...
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Users acting as authorities

I participate in several SE sites, and nowhere have I seen so many users acting as authorities (prescribing to other users what they should do, discussing questions/answers from the point of view of ...