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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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How does the tag synonym system work?

With tags, it's possible to search questions via these tags, or categories, and this has a lot of purposes throughout the site, from searching, categorization, etc.. My question is: How exactly do ...
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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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Can we have a Frequently Asked Philosophical Questions Meta post?

There are recurring philosophical questions that generate duplicates, as well as "basic" philosophical questions that are often being asked in the SE. There are Meta questions that discuss this (...
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Vote-to-close reasons

I never exercise my vtc And then this question came along and I did. And was disappointed to find no reason strong enough – I wanted to say "Because you're bullshitting". Evidently you cant. ...
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This site is about logic?

I did a search and found some overlapping discussions, but no specific answer to this question: Why does the site description say "This site is for those interested in logical reasoning"? That seems ...
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Reason comment was removed

I added a comment to the question on Why is a lion not evil?. There was already a "Comments are not for extended discussion;" link there when I added my comment. My comment was a direct question to ...
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Why so many down / close votes

Is there any chance that people be obligated to leave a comment explaining their action? At least really encourage it? I've received a tonne, and TBH it's not ever very clear how anyone could do more ...
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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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When is Philosophy Not Philosophy?

For my first time responding to a question on stack exchange, I answered this question: What is the name for the fallacy when the very act of making a statement contradicts its truth? I will post my '...
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Can I ask a question to answer it, instead of pushing a personal philosophy?

Can I ask a question to answer it, instead of pushing a personal philosophy? i.e. to see if my answer is a good one, by looking at votes and comments.
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Is this question accetable? “Experiments in cognitive science every philosopher of the mind should know.”

Right, so my previous question on cognitive science experiments garnered something of a mixed reception, and the question I have in mind may be even more controversial still, as it is directly asking ...
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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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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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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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Should we not ask questios we're fairly sure don't have an answer in philosophical literature?

Should we not ask questions we're fairly sure don't have an answer in philosophical literature?
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Are questions of this sort considered acceptable?

For instance, say I wanted to ask a question about problems associated with the usage of Mathematics in studies of human behaviour (Economics, Psychology etc..) Would this sort of question be ...
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Is asking for the best joke one has heard about philosophy appropriate for this site?

I am curious whether people consider the recent question about jokes What is the best philosophy joke you have heard. to be fitting for this site. It appears to me to be broad and primarily ...
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Opinion based questions, but with a clear purpose (Are there universally agreed masterpieces of art?)

Currently on the main philosophy page there is a question, Are there universally agreed masterpieces of art? The opening sentence of the question sums up the issue: "What do you consider examples of ...
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The better the question, the worse the votes [halp]?

The clearer I phrase my question, the worse are the votes. Why?
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Is it regular practice to both close and remove questions?

I have to say I was shocked to find my closed question was removed. The FAQ states, Questions that are extremely off topic, or of very low quality, may be removed at the discretion of the community ...
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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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Closing a newcomer's question

This question, posed by a newcomer to Philosophy SE was closed shortly after formulated. The same question was asked at the PHILOS-L mailing list, and it merited the following set of responses from ...
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migration suggestions missing?

Didn't there used to be an option to add the url of a more appropriate forum for a question to be asked in? What is the procedure for suggesting a more appropriate forum? If there is not an option to ...
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What is the current state of health of Philosophy SE?

I'm asking this question on account of the recent meta post: Is everything OK at Stack Exchange now? and in continuance of the dialog in : What's going on with our lack of nominations? which ...
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How can people be encouraged to suggest edits to questions

Seems like a lot (most?) badly received / asked questions can be really improved with a few suggestions. And there is the will there to help the wording of questions. So there should be something ...
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How to get away from “what have you found out so far” comments but also not confusing people as to what the question is?

How to get away from "what have you found out so far" comments but also not confusing people as to what the question is? This question seems to be a good example of what I mean. I ask my question in ...
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Is revenge voting against the rules or just unhelpful?

Is revenge voting against the rules or just unhelpful? I suspect I am e.g. here. It's fine, I'm not pushing for a ban, at all. It's just that I've put a lot of time into the site, and have put up ...
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What does the “not useful” downvote mean on philosophy.stackexchange?

What does the "not useful" downvote mean on philosophy.stackexchange? Perhaps I'm not getting it. Seems like there's a broad consensus on what sort of questions we don't want to answer. Does that ...
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Can I stop someone answering my questions?

Can I stop a specific person answering my questions?
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I asked this question in Politics, is it acceptable to ask it here?

This question seems to be directly related to Kant morality. Is there anything I need to change in the question to ask it in Philosophy? https://politics.stackexchange.com/questions/14091/in-the-...
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What was wrong with this question?

Is "cultural appropriation" the consumption or just the production of culture by outsiders? The unhelpful voting behaviour here is really, really, getting to me. There is nothing unclear, ...
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How can the site police the “Questions should refer to actual philosophers” policy without restricting questions from non-philosophy students?

Having recently asked a question which clearly fell foul of the above rule, I would like to point out the difficulties in policing it and see if any improvements can be made in this regard for new ...
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6-8 people dislike the question within 2 hours: why?

Can a question be bullshit? anyone at all want to say why this question is so bad? Obviously enough people have read and disliked it for someone to answer. I don't see what's unclear about it, ...
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What really does make a question on topic?

I see people asking questions about topics which philosophers really do ask about, and not just in populist terms. Though admittedly framed in a personal way, that's not "pushing a personal ...
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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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Would a question such as this about moral choices made by elected politicians be on-topic and potentially answered here?

In Politics SE I'd posted the reference-request, political-theory and political-science tagged question Writings advising elected politicians on how to make hard choices which dropped to -4 votes ...
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How is this answer not “good subjective”?

This answer https://philosophy.stackexchange.com/posts/38028/revisions, was labelled with the "citations needed" type flag and the comment here was made Asymmetry of consciousness?. According the the ...
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Am I attracting negative votes due to my popularity?

I can't make sense of why questions like Does the pessimistic meta-induction say that best scientific theories may be untrue, or merely not true about reality? are being downvoted and voted to ...
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How is this not a “serious” question?

Also, if this is an example of "pushing a personal agenda" then how can it be reworded such that the philosophical investigation is allowed? "Do Genes Dream Of Djinni's?" Are ...
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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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Are too many questions being closed because of how they are phrased?

Are too many questions being closed because of how they are phrased? I don't mean questions that are un-understandable, what are they even asking, but one's which people think are a bad fit for the ...
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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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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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Did you guys blow this one? [closed]

I think so. Please check me on this. I asked "Is quoting an authoritative source a useful or effective way to demonstrate that an assertion is sensible, reasonable or wise?" You guys judged: "put on ...
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Policing overzealous members and moderators

We should aim for meritocracy but encourage participation and discourage demeaning action (downvotes) which drives away participants. Those voting 68.26% or more in either direction should be ...
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My Neitzsche answers: what's wrong with them? (part 1)

After posting a string of answers on Nietzsche questions, my answers were deleted and I got put in the penalty box for a week by moderator Joseph Weissman. I don't understand why—this is both ...
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Moderator advancing their own agenda?

This editing of my post is completely ridiculous. The claim stands and has citation of reference in support of the claim: https://philosophy.stackexchange.com/a/42152/23399 Keelan is insisting ...
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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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