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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 ...
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Any graduation plans?

I'm not too familiar with the beta system of SE. How does it work? I saw on Area51 that this site has been in beta since January 2011 and we have more 'traffic' than some other sites that have ...
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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 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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If I get banned from posting

Is losing posting privileges due to many downvotes / closed questions, a permanent thing? So, that's it?
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Has Homo Sapiens Evolved or is the Theory of Behavioral Modernism Flawed? My Question Has Been Twice Put On Hold, Why?

Homo Sapiens Is, As Homo Sapiens Was Author(s): John J. Shea Source: Current Anthropology, Vol. 52, No. 1 (February 2011), pp. 1-35 Published by: The University of Chicago Press on behalf of ...
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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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My @users sometimes don't show up

When I attempt to reply to a comment, I address the user via @username. Sometimes I get a little popup with the user's name; other times I type it in. When I post my comment, sometimes the @username ...
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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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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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Can't suggest edits on Meta

I can suggest edits on main but not on meta. "edit" is grayed out and not available. Is there a restriction due to low reputation?
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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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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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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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How to proceed with splitting question?

Oh my, I hope I'm not wasting anybody's time here. I posted this question quite some time ago, it didn't get any answers and by now I am ready to answer them myself (which I would gladly do). By now ...
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Cross-Group.SE Questions: Logic-friendly keyboards

Where's a better place to ask about how to easily include existential and universal quantifiers, and other common logic symbols, when typing on an iOs device? Here, where people will know how to ...
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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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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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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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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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Is Joseph Weissman doing a reasonable job as diamond mod?

I have lost all confidence in the judgement of diamond moderator Joseph Weissman. I just don't think he is doing a good job. Cody Gray, the other diamond, dislikes me just as much as Joseph Weissman, ...
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What's with closing this question on nietzsche's style?

Here I ask a question about the geneology which tries to understand why I should accept the argument style. The question is about nietzsche's "aphoristic" style, which Cody Gray has said "would be a ...
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Please undelete this answer

This question is about the Tractatus, and the role of different logics. The answer I gave is explaining the fact that the logic you use is largely conventional, in that any alternate logic, once ...
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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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How can I see the text of my deleted questions?

I would like to see the text of my deleted questions, but I can't figure out how to access them. Can somebody please post the text of my deleted questions here?
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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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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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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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Overlapping Questions

Certain logical questions belong as well in Philosophy Stack Exchange as they do in Mathematics Stack Exchange. For example this question and this question both fall within the purview of both ...
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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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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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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 (...