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How should this spammy post 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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First answers queue and questions with closing votes

I just gained access to the "First answer" queue and reflected on something. It seems that questions which are borderline, that is, have received some negative feedback (I am not able to see ...
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Rename this SE to philology

The question: “ What is the logical function of “and/or”? “ was closed with the excuse: “While this question may be related to philosophy or occur in a philosophical context, the question itself doesn'...
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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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Cue with red dot

My review queue "Close Votes" is marked with a red dot. What does that mean? I could not find the answer elsewhere.
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Answering, then voting to close

I've found myself in an awkward position. I wrote an answer to a question, but later became convinced that the question was primarily opinion-based and voted to close as such. On reflection, though, ...
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What can be done to help users improve their questions?

I had a look at the question closure statistics (link for 2k+ users) and the following strikes me as potentially bad: We close about 1/4th of our questions. Of those, for roughly 40% it should be ...
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Can we downvote for close reasons? Vice versa?

I was somewhat annoyed that this question seems to have gotten a downvote for reasons which are included in the close option. specifically, for being too broad. Are those sorts of downvotes suitable? ...
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Do I need to explain every word I use so that someone with no prior knowledge of the question can answer it? [duplicate]

Do I need to explain every word I use so that someone with no prior knowledge of the question can answer it? e.g. Is every mistake or reactionary form of Marxism "substitutionalist"?
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Would it be better to show some amount of humbleness considering close votes?

It occured to me that there is a tendency to close questions rather fast. The two cases I think of are here and here. My own view is introduced in the comments to these questions. I think that there ...
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Updating Philosophy.SE practices to allow for Rebuttals and edits

I would like to offer a suggestion to improve the Standard Practices for administration of the Philosophy.SE. I see that it is not irregular for hasty down-votes and closes, and that this is causing ...
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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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I'm just commenting on an unfair instance in the Philosophy s.e. about a question about lyrics in a rock song

I wrote a question about the A.C.D.C. lyrics 'who made who ' and many comments where made between other users. I commented on some challenges to my position then one user started debating points ,I ...
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Close reason for 'blatantly off topic' / 'philosophical problem unclear'

We're getting quite some questions that are closed with a custom close reason. Over the past 90 days, we closed 234 questions, 40 (17%) with a custom reason. Looking through the list of custom close ...
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What can be done to get less rubbish answers?

I have the impression many low quality questions don't get closed or not fast enough. I'm talking mainly about primarily opinion-based questions, as they attract a load of low quality answers, ...
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Should you answer questions that you think should be closed?

So, I recently gave an answer to a question that was poorly phrased and worthy of being closed pending editing. Admittedly, I didn't answer the question asked, but rather the question in the vicinity ...
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Vote to close vs. Downvote?

Something that just occurred to me is that I'm not sure when a vote to close a question should be used as opposed to a downvote. It seems that every case where I would downvote (the question is vague ...
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Should we be a bit less quick to close and a bit more proactive with third-party editing?

I've noticed that we get a lot of questions from first time visitors to Philosophy.SE which are just very confused and in need of serious editing. Often, the confusion is hopeless, or the question off-...
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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 ...
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Should questions be closed in cases other than duplication?

There are four non-duplication-related reasons to suggest closure of a question: off topic subjective and argumentative not a real question too localized Should questions ever be closed for any of ...
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