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An Easy Guide to Earning Downovtes

I would like to suggest forming an easy guide to earning downvotes. I'm not super familiar with meta, but I'll give one answer and hopefully others have some too.
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Regarding blocking a user from asking anymore questions

If amateurs and novices of any given subject can use these sites and they are not rude or abusive then why should one be blocked from asking questions. If their questions or responses are poorly ...
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Why does it seem like there are many restrictions regarding asking questions?

It feels like the only acceptable questions I can write are those that fit to a narrow ideal outlined by the website administrators. Why does it seem like there are many restrictions regarding asking ...
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Down voting with no comment [duplicate]

Some people downvote a question or an answer but don't comment on what's wrong with it. This is problematic. Either the downvoter is wrong or the downvoted answer is wrong and there is no way to tell ...
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Improving the question about the value of organic versus mechanical life

I recently felt getting too much attention from one of moderators, so I complained about it to SE team. Response I got: Hi, I took a careful look at the 5 closed questions you highlighted. ...
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What is the value of the practical ethics tag?

I don't really see the value of the "practical ethics" tag. Maybe this is a difference between philosophy in America and elsewhere, but I would understand: applied ethics vs. normative ethics vs. ...
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Are questions searching for a better exposition of a personal philosophical thought appropriate here?

I'm not sure if these kinds of questions would be tedious. For instance, my current belief about emotions and reason is that different emotions motivate reason to proceed in a specific direction, and ...
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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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Why Philosophy Stack Exchange is so bitter? [closed]

Today I came to register to Philosophy Stack Exchange, I naively thought that only StackOverflow was all negative because of mature age of the system and users with 5+ years under their belt getting ...
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Why was my question on IIT closed?

This question is on hold. I don't understand why. Rather than have a long comment thread, I'd rather discuss it here. It seems like there are two objections: The question is unclear. I don't ...
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What to do with disrespectful and causelessly offensive behaviour?

I don't mind being called a telltale, for I've been committed to this site for quite a while now and don't mind some random person's caprices. What annoys me is that unless I flag the entire comments, ...
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Starring an Answer

Is it possible? Why not? I would like to star one for bookmarking. It is very much down below original question so it will be much easier to just star an answer.
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I earned +100 reputation 'because we trust you on other sites of the network' on all stackexchange sites that i am on other than philosophy

Is there a reason for this? Its pretty annoying not being able to comment. edit: I don't have it in code golf either
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Explaining the traction of a fast rising question

It seems something remarkable happened yesterday on this SE: A question was posted and already has 2k+ views (as of today) and getting a lot of answers, with lots of upvotes. That was maybe usual when ...
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Graduating from beta

We're now in a stage where there is only one thing that is not marked as excellent in our Area 51 stats - the number of questions per day (which is stuck recently at about 5.5). My question is: what ...
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Let's get critical: Apr 2014 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Philosophy Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google, what ...
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Community blog?

We've now acquired a pretty solid group of 'avid users' of the site and I wanted to take a temperature check around the possibility people might be interested in contributing to a community blog, ...
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classifying questions by score

Has anyone classified the range of questions as a function of user score? Is it possible to find themes according to score bins and thus define some hierarchy of philosophical reasoning (from low ...
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Appropriate slogan for philosophy [duplicate]

I joined Philosophy forum the other day, and was surprised that this came out as the slogan for the forum: Q&A for those interested in logical reasoning. At this moment, I am not able to suggest ...
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Are the unexamined lives of others worth examining? [Copied from non-meta Stack] [closed]

See the non-meta question details. Also, I believe some questions like this one can be better understood--a little informally--through the Meta; there are not "technical" tags available, and I do not ...
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Are Meta-2 Questions permitted on Meta?

Are we allowed to ask questions about meta on meta? Or is meta only for discussing the main site? Thus, I am not sure if this question is acceptable here.
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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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Let's get critical: Jan 2014 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Philosophy Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google, what ...
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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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Is the comment privilege (i.e. needing to earn rep in order to comment) useful?

I suppose that privileges are no concern of moderators, and that therefore nobody from philosophy.se can change anything about that, but I was wondering if getting the privilege to comment that late ...
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Should chat be distinguished from discussion?

Chat is people hanging around in a room. Discussion is what is prompted by a question. However they're turfed into chat. If the points discussed are worthwhile it seems worth keeping them tied with ...
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how do I edit a mis-spelled tag?

I inadvertantly added a '#' to the tag 'chinese-philosophy' when I was creating the tag; I don't see any immediate way to get rid of it; how do I do this?
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Is the philosophy stack exchange obligated to feed the refugee academic with no access to libraries

I have met some academics who are refugees on temporary protection visas in Australia. They are not allowed to work or study and have a great need to keep relevant and up to date in thier fields of ...
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My hat doesn't show up on meta. Why?

My hat doesn't show up on meta. Why?
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How does one determine a question is a homework one?

I think I might have answered a question that was somebodys homework; but I'm not sure. I haven't done an academic course in philosophy or similar, so I have no idea what one should look for to ...
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“What fallacy is this?” - on topic or off topic?

Since I regularly post here, questions of the kind "What fallacy is this?" annoy me. For nothing is gained by answering them. The general form of those questions is this: In an argument with my ...
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Let's wake up chat and meta!

We're at an interesting point in terms of our site growth and community development. I just thought I'd talk a little bit about where we are and why we should try to start making an extra effort to be ...
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What kind of logic questions or discussions belong on this site?

I'm someone with a sincere interest in logic and I self-study the subject. For example, I'm now reading Gensler's Introduction to Logic, and Language, Proof and Logic, and testing out ideas on my own....
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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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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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New to Philosophy and learning how to ask good questions

I've asked a few questions recently and am posting the ones with no upvotes and some query in the comments under them about whether they are on topic. I know it's not usual to post and dissect ...
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Is it acceptable to pimp your answers?

I was browsing through the search results for 'evil' when I came across Is it possible to scientifically determine good and evil? Today, I asked How could 'objective morality' be known/investigated?, ...
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Let's get critical: Oct 2013 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Philosophy Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google, what ...
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Are “What is [idea/object/thing]?” questions off-topic?

Are "What is [idea/object/thing]?" questions off-topic? Are they too simply because wiki describes them? it's still philosophy related because you focusing on philosophy's branch of metaphysics What ...
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“Question about reading philosophy” Is it appropriate?

I apologize for asking this question in advance as it may seem a little narrow. I was going to ask "How should one read philosophy?". While this may seem subjective at first, I am asking for a ...
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Should I delete my question?

So, I asked about psychics and auras. I figured it fit right in with the on-topic stuff about applied philosophy, specifically as applied argumentation, or at the very least, in the etcetera category. ...
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What's wrong with this question [a workflow for philosophy]? [closed]

This is the question: Can philosophy be described with a workflow? It is a yes/no question, and iff the answer is yes then there is a logically subsequent question. Thank you.
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Is “Stack exchange is not the place to learn first order logic” a correct statement?

The title is a quote from this answer: Stack exchange is not the place to learn first order logic, buy a book by Quine. Depending on the interpretation of this quote, it may even contain a grain ...
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I [paused] a question and don't know how to “fix” it. What's good etiquette in this situation?

I asked a question here, but later felt that the question was imprecise and needed revision. So, I labelled it [paused] and wrote the following message at the top of the page. This question needs a ...
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Marxism related question

In my present understanding: Marxism consists of three aspects: Philosophy, Political Economy, Scientific socialism. And many questions are interweaved with each other closely. Some examples of ...
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What are the ideal qualities to look for in a supervisor

As I write this this-morning I am also submitting an email to my now supervisor advising him that I am no longer continuing to study in the philosophy honours program at my university, and that I have ...
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what about a debating stackexchange?

I would love a debating site from stackexchange. If there is one already can you point it out? That would be very addicting. A site that has subcategories, like debate philosophy, debate history, ...
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Sharing interesting information?

I was thinking about sharing interesting information (The philpaper survey came to my mind) concerning philosophy, and whether it is in the scope of this site and if so, where the right place would be ...
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Site-specific badge conditions?

EDIT: I asked this question on the StackOverflow Meta. I recently took a look at the badges overview and it seems to me that a lot of the gold badges are literally or nearly impossible to earn on ...
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The Koan: What should have been asked?

This is the question I want you to be thinking about, when examining and reviewing questions on your deep-dives through the database. If a question is problematic, figure out what's conditioning the ...

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