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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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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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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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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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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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Policy on asking and answering one's own question

If the intent of this site is to be a Q&A site, primarily for people to ask questions and get responses, and also provide a place where people can view previously asked questions and find answers (...
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Should I post a new answer to a question that already has an accepted answer?

Is it useful and appropriate to answer questions for which an answer has already been selected as the right one? To get a better feeling of how this site works, I started to browse old questions. ...
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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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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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Can I ask questions about political ideologies and forms of governments?

Are questions about political ideologies and forms of government considered on-topic for Philosophy.SE?
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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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Lost 120 pts. 3 Users Removed Same Day

Three users were removed on May 7 (it looks to me like they were all removed on the same day) this seems very odd to me and raises some red flags about whether I want to continue to use this site. Can ...
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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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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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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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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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Bookmarking a question/answer

Is there a mechanism to save or bookmark a particular post for future reference? Something similar to a reddit "Save" and not bookmarking using one's browser.
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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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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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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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What are the criteria for flagging answers as “not answering the question”?

I flagged an answer because it does not answer the question asked. The flag option I selected states: This was posted as an answer, but it does not answer the question. It should possibly be an ...
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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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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 ...
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Where is the appropriate place to ask about 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What is my recourse to edits that change the sense of my contribution?

One of my answers was edited today in a way that greatly altered the tone of my words. I take my words seriously and if I'd wanted to write something else I would have. If I wanted my words to leave a ...
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How to shorten questions with lengthy passages?

To improve my logical deduction and reasoning skills, I'm reading particularly longer passages, questions for which I then answer like Malthus's argument on population - Test 1, Q14, by Mark ...
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How does one hyperlink to a URL that contains an umlaut?

For example: Übermensch doesn't seem to work, although there is an attempt at hyperlinking to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Übermensch there.
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Unifying “this site is for…” descriptions?

After updating the FAQ, our 'this site is about...' description no longer matches the global SE site description (that has been with us since Area 51.) I would like to get all of them saying the same ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Restoring an intuitionism answer

There was this very fine answer by @Jobermark justifying and explaining intuitionism. I think it was this one: https://philosophy.stackexchange.com/q/64039/37256 though I'm not sure since the question ...
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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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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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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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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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In how much time an account is deleted?

This (all stack exchange including http://meta.philosophy.stackexchange.com) website is different from what i had assumed .i asked some inappropriate questions and even unethically voted myself from ...
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Some of my posts aren't listed in “Activity”

I haven't found an answer to this question in Help. But maybe someone can point me to it. I'd like to know why some of my posts do appear in my Activity page, and some don't. I posted four answers to ...
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Does my question still need revision?

I asked the question "Why does Nietzsche think pain has value?" and cited a quote from The Gay Science. I have edited the title to narrow the object to just psychic pain. As well, I have added a ...
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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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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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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-...