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How to draw a truth table on Stack Exchange?

I need to draw/input tables, such as truth tables in order to ask and answer questions about logic. Can someone please instruct me on how to make a truth table on this site. My goal is to make a truth ...
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low-quality answers

I get that answering on Philosophy SE doesn't require a degree, but shouldn't the answers be at least slightly academic? I won't link the question here because it could be considered a conflict of ...
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Is it Okay to Say Goodbye?

Before asking a question to justify this post I'd like to take the opportunity to mention that I'm leaving and thank everybody for the interesting discussions. I didn't want to just walk away. For me ...
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Why should Fitch style logic questions be off-topic?

I've noticed a lot of questions about Fitch style logic getting off-topic close votes. But I couldn't see this decision that they're off-topic in Meta. A couple of examples: fitch proof chapter 13 (...
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Is there a “philosophy overflow” website?

There is math stack exchange, and there is also mathoverflow, which is for more advanced math questions. And although it is not on the stack exchange family of websites, there is also a ...
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How to get clarity on the reason for question closure so that question can be improved?

How can I find out why a question was closed so as to improve the question? I just had a question closed here. The reason given is that it "needs more focus." At the bottom I reproduce what ...
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What can I do in my specific case to show my positive contribution to the site to get my question ban lifted?

What can I do in my specific case to show my positive contribution to the site to get my question ban lifted? I just asked this question several different ways on the SE meta site and the answer ...
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Can we have an option to close a question for being easily answerable?

We often have on this site questions that are very easily answered in the comment (even so simple that it could've been sorted with a quick google search). I wouldn't go into examples as there are ...
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How many good answers before question asking is restored?

How many good answers before question asking is restored? I have been banned from asking questions. SE meta said that good answers can get question asking restored. Good answers get upvotes, ...
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Are we getting worse questions since the rep changes?

The front page of question scores for me reads 0 -1 0 0 1 0 bump -1 0 0 So we're in negative figures for the past few questions. Are we getting worse questions since the rep changes? Why?
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Asking a brand new question that has never been answered before counts as a bad question?

Is Haskell Curry's unconventional way of defining True(x) incorrect? Closed. This question is opinion-based. It is not currently accepting answers. Update the question so it can be answered with ...
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After I asked this question I was blocked from asking questions

What is there about this question that is so bad that I should be blocked from asking questions? Is Haskell Curry's unconventional way of defining True(x) incorrect?
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Why would this answer be voted down?

Two dogmas of empiricism - logical vs analytic truths... is there really a distinction?
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Discussion shouldn't be moved to chat

https://philosophy.stackexchange.com/a/72645/35947 This is an important discussion that clarifies both the question and the answer and should be restored to the main page of the question.
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Is it possible to express an argument and ask for feedback on that argument or would that be “primarily opinion-based”?

Is it possible to express an argument and ask for feedback on that argument or would that be "primarily opinion-based"? If such questions are not allowed, can someone recommend another venue for ...
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Has the peculiar nature of Philosophy SE, wrt other SE's, been defined?

There are certain differences between the principles and practice of academic branches; among these Philosophy stands markedly apart. For one, Philosophy is self referential like no other discipline. ...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2020

2020 has come! But… oops, where did the time go? It’s already March! Belated as it is, it’s time for a refresh of Community Promotion Ads! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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https://philosophy.stackexchange.com/questions/70435/what-is-a-both-sufficient-and-necessary-condition-for-not-treating-people-merely

I am trying to understand why the now editted question is still off-topic. I am looking for a necessary and sufficient condition to classify some/any arbitrary treatment as a treatment merely as a ...
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How do we know the intent of a question asked?

I have seen this Question asked here: Why are you on the internet while you could be outside enjoying the weather It is closed as being of Topic. Most likely this is due to the notion of the ...
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Is this formal logic topic more appropriate at math.stackexchange?

There are a number of questions on this site of the form, "How do I prove X in Y deduction system?" (especially Fitch). While this is a topic which arises (for good reason) in many philosophy classes ...
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As requested: how can I improve this question?

Is dying in a simulation like dying? How can I improve this question and get it reopened? If no-one can be bothered reopening the question then I'm just done, and won't be back: the site serves no ...
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What’s up with this cargo cult style of answers?

I mean phrasing your answer in a weird pseudo-neutral, pseudo-detached, cumbersome and guarded way … also pondering and avuncular … this faux “academic overview” style. (Of course I don’t mean backing ...
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A plea for tolerance

I have generated over 10,000 reputation here, but accidentally deleted my account. Also, certain users seem to have it in for me / get a bit excited about down voting. Can whoever routinely downvotes ...
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Why am I not allowed to ask for clarification?

Why do you have a meta site if you don't allow people to ask questions?
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Is educating yourself much more difficult than being educated? Why? Is it just a motivation thing?

Is educating yourself much more difficult than being educated? Why? Is it just a motivation thing? I hope that's OK to ask. Anyone who uses this site frequently probably has an interest in learning, ...
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Can't we just accept that there are philosophical questions that people ask that aren't from reading a book?

Can't we just accept that there are philosophical questions that people ask that aren't from reading a book? As it stands these questions are either closed or trend. Is there no middle ground?
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Why Might Answers be provided as Comments?

I am curious why sometimes answers are provided in the comments section. I think comments are great for q&a on context, clarification, reshaping the question .. etc. But answers sometimes come in ...
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Is this question too much about life?

There seems to be a tension between having moral beliefs, real knowledge or not, and how people who don't share in them are more likely to get what they want. This in turn undermines my belief in the ...
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2019: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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Fess up if the same person is downvoting so many of my questions

Fess up if the same person is down-voting so many of my questions. Thanks. I very rarely get coherent comments explaining down-votes.
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When do we need to clairify terms?

I've received 3 negative votes on this question, and no comments that aren't nonsense Can missing times concretely exist? Am I meant to define every term I use which anyone at all could struggle ...
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How can I improve my question?

I'm new to philosophy stackexchange. So I'm confused as to what is acceptable. May I know how to improve this question? (It's getting downvoted) Locality in quantum gravity? Edit: The question has ...
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How can I best ask ontological engineering questions?

I try to bring up things such as the incoherence of trying to construct the notion of a set containing itself from the perspective of ontological engineering and get voted down on a non-ontological ...
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Why was this closed?

How do you motivate morally that children should support themselves when they reach adulthood? Here are few similar questions where people ask for a moral or ethical evaluation of different ...
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Is my question problematic? If so, why?

The following was commented on my post: Please be aware that questions are subject to editing and closure, and that reflects the site's policies on acceptable questions and NOT a personal ...
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How is this question opinion based

Is any philosopher in particular associated with there being no conception of change without one of stasis, and vice versa? Is the answer just "no-one"?
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Would questions posed about philosophies of non-philosophers be appropriate?

A prime example for my question would be the Communist Manifesto (where I believe Marx would be considered a philosopher) and Mein Kampf (where I do not believe Hitler to be considered a philosopher). ...
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How to reconcile that physicists and science educators use the word “theory” incompatibly?

How to reconcile that physicists and science educators use the word "theory" incompatibly? "This question may already have an answer here: Is there an alternative to the scientific ...
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Serially deleting the same answer

Is there any way to constrain the behavior on Is there a philosophy that suggests a motive to achieve great things which is deeper than one's own self?, demonstrated by https://philosophy....
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Why was this answer deleted?

https://philosophy.stackexchange.com/a/57084/23399 It answers the question per site guidelines. I've recently read a book in which a certain sentence sparked a question in my mind: "the ...
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What if your question is closed for being unclear and actual experts understand it and may know the answer?

What does it mean if your question is closed for being unclear and actual experts understand it and may be able to answer it? This has happened to me!
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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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How is this question off-topic?

I know this question will get down-voted to the underworld, as many often mistake my confusion and want to learn for arrogance. I am not saying my question was unrightfully put on hold, I'm simply ...
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I will be leaving as a moderator

I will be leaving as a moderator as soon as SE-the-company reacts to my request. The immediate reason for this decision is a network-wide discussion; see this MSE thread for context. But for several ...
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Fake users with fake questions?

It seems to me that this site is "infested" by "one-shot" users that ask questions about logic : very trivial, without any ref to textbook or similar, without context, without any interesting issue ...
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Is this site dying?

OK so the title is obviously way too serious, but hear me out. I've joined Phil.SE about 2 years ago, and had a whole lot of fun learning philosophy through it, with some very well-educated and fun ...
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Does anyone else find that using stackexchange generates lots of superficial questions in their own imagination?

Does anyone else find that using stackexchange generates lots of superficial questions in their own imagination? I should leave for good, so good luck :-) Apologies if everyone hated these accounts :...
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Would this question on karma and rape from Hinduism SE be accepted on this site?

A user asked this question on karma and rape on Hinduism SE but it was heavily downvoted by users, then closed and deleted. Users there argued that such questions justify rape. I on the other hand ...
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Translation between philosophy and physics?

So do not have a philosophy degree however I am trained for physics. I am quite interested in the stands philosophy takes given the degree of freedom in physics. However, I feel in this case ...

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