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When should a post be deleted?

This question was inspired by this deleted answer: https://philosophy.stackexchange.com/a/59184/4555 . The answer was both correct, and sourced with a link. In fact, it was better than the existing ...
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Is there a way to see statistics on this site's usage?

After a recent question about Reddit, I was wondering whether we have current data to site statistics such as the one linked to in this answer from Joseph Weissman to an old question about promoting ...
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Why are we far less popular than /r/askphilosophy?

As of Dec 23 2018, https://www.reddit.com/r/askphilosophy/top/ has 85,610 readers (i.e. subscribed Redditors) and 270 users online. Why are we less popular? How can we be more popular?
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Questions when one has done a LOT of reading and thinking already

I am looking for posting advice. Phil SE encourages quesitioners to do a lot of reading beforehand, and post the reading they have done, when asking or assistance in answering a question. Now, I ...
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Is there a difference between an unclear question and being unclear as to why you believe something?

Is there a difference between an unclear question and being unclear as to why you believe something? It's not obviously the same thing; there's a difference between asking if I am a teapot, and not ...
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How best to welcome new users?

This post is a reminder of the review queues and to ask a question: How best to welcome new users? Here is how to find the review queues: If you can see the icon that I expanded in the image, you ...
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Admitting opinion-based questions with answers supported by arguments?

I follow this forum on philosophy since several years. Sometimes I am a bit tired of reading again and again questions and answers from the history of philosophy: What did philosopher A claim ...
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Is this a suitable question? “Can you solve this existential problem for me?”

Is this a suitable question for this SE? Can you solve this existential problem for me? Being moral is so easy (about as difficult as hitting capslock) that it seems pointless, yet most people ...
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Why is this question unclear?

I'm just intrigued why this question is unclear. Could you clarify that? Cheers!
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Bringing something to the moderator's attention

If it were the case that there was a specific user of this site who has had a long career in public forums of spreading aggressive and unapologetic anti semitism, including but in no way being limited ...
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What is the reason for deleting the answer to “What logical fallacy is “If you don't like it, move!”?”

Posted an answer to this question What logical fallacy is "If you don't like it, move!"? which was deleted. where given that this SE site is purportedly about philosophy, was reminded ...
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Why is fitch so popular?

I was wondering why almost every other first-order-logic question refer to fitch style deduction? What is so different about fitch-style deduction that it has to be specified? Regards.
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Is it off topic to ask a question that isn't about philosophy but philosophers have asked?

Is it off topic to ask a question that isn't about philosophy but philosophers have asked? Why I'm asking Very obviously, philosophers like Marx have studied what money and wealth are, and how e.g. ...
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Question title goes to the second line in the middle of a word

On this question, I have noticed that the next line of the question title begins in the middle of the word, depending on how wind I have my screen width. This happens on Meta too. I'm seeing this on ...
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Is it good practice to have multiple accounts?

Being on this site for a while I am becoming suspicious of users having multiple accounts. I have no proof but it seems some conversations in comments go a little too smoothly. I wonder if this is a ...
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Alternatives to Stackexchange Philosophy

Does anybody know any good alternatives to this site? I don't like how this channel is being moderated and the fact that your freedom of speech is not guaranteed. For a number of reasons I would ...
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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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Why is the question about maladaptive thought deleted without migrated?

Is there any study about how half-baked philosophies encourage maladaptive thoughts? (deleted) At first I flagged the question to migrate it to Psychology, and it was closed without being migrated. ...
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Policy on Older Questions

Many questions on this stackexchange are years old (such that the OP probably no longer checks for new answers, no longer needs an answer, or no longer cares). Many of these abandoned questions are so ...
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What can we do to use chat for community-building?

I've been talking with the mods and we've come to the conclusion that it's time we liven up the community chat. As you all (I hope) know, we have the Phil.SE chat rooms, including the general chat ...
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Why was this question closed? I was bewildered that the reason was “it was dictionary level”

I am wondering why this question was closed. The reason one of the mods Swami Vishwananda gave was "I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because the question is asking about a difference ...
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Zealotry of moderator systematically asking for quotes?

NOTE: This post does NOT argue that this site should be a "place for moot philosophical debate". It raises an issue about the confusion between the role of a moderator on this site, and that of ...
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The validity of the moderator's election : Is it deteriorating?

I've been wondering recently why you guys here do not pay due attention that there are sooo few voters who actually voted albeit that there are so many eligible voters. This is happening at ELL also, ...
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Should this question have been reopened?

The question is Logic related to Cantor's Argument and I am wondering if in it's current state it should be open because I feel like it still has many of the problems it was closed for. I do not ...
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Why do we answer questions based off philosophers from the past (i.e. Aristotle, Socrates, Plato, etc.)?

I've noticed on the Philosophy Exchange that all questions are answered with references to secure a more logical and strengthened argument (which is sensible), but why do we assume that these ...
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2018 Community Moderator Election Results

Philosophy's third moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied and the new moderator is: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly—please thank them for ...
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Why can I only request to migrate to this Meta? [duplicate]

When voting to close a question as off topic, there's an option to vote as off topic because the question belongs to a different site in the SE network. But when choosing that, I only have the ...
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Suggestions for the Community get-to-know questionnaire

You may be aware of this thread. Obviously, the questions are tailored to ask of (future) moderators to express their views. This may not be completely identical with the needs of "getting to know" ...
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Community get-to-know Q&A

As user @YechiamWeiss suggested in a comment here, there may be good reasons to use the excellent questions of the moderator questionnaire for the election for another purpose: To get an impression ...
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2018 Community Moderator Election

The 2018 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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2018 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
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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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2018 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

Philosophy is scheduled for an election next week, October 1st.In connection with that, we will be holding a Q&A with the candidates. This will be an opportunity for members of the community to ...
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What should one do about misspelled tags?

There is a new tag, "etthics". It is a misspelling of "ethics". I suggested that "etthics" be a synonym for "ethics", but, now that I think about it, that is not what I would like to see happen ...
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Fallacy “big list” community wiki question?

We have a problem with fallacy questions. There are a lot of them, they are often duplicates or near duplicates, and they often aren't very good. This question proposes a sample/guide for fallacy ...
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What are the differences between détournement and deconstruction?

Why was What are the differences between détournement and deconstruction? closed? I added an opening sentence to repeat the title.
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Should people be down-voting questions that incorporate an assumption they disagree with on philosophy SE

I'm guessing that's why this question was down-voted. The down-voter disagreed with the opinion expressed in it. Acute or chronic suffering and pain: does anyone talk about their difference? But, in ...
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Can we ask questions oriented about philosophy in academies and books?

Can I ask questions about academic/books issues regarding philosophy? What I mean is can I ask a question not primarily about philosophy but about how philosophy is done in an academic setting ...
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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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Should downvotes have explanations?

Firstly I know this is beating a dead horse. I'm not even going to link all the previous discussions. They are easy to find. But I would draw attention to a scenario presented to me by this: https://...
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I created a chat room : Epistemology

The intention of the room is to fit there any question that would not fit the Q/A of the site regarding, in particular, to epistemology.
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Regarding questions in stack exchange

How to formulate a question here in this site?? If I don't have questions to ask how do I find one? How to make my mind search for questions? I want to ask questions but they don't come to mind right ...
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Pointers for questions about self-determination?

I'm currently struggling on how to approach certain questions systematically given that I don't have a philosophy background. Here's an example of such question. Imagine a hypothetical future where ...
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Lists questions and community wiki's

I am wondering if a specific question which basically asks for a list of references that would sufficiently cover a topic would be considered on topic for the site or if it would be closed as ...
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Where is the appropriate place to ask about Shahab al-Din Yahya ibn Habash Suhrawardi, cited as founder of the philosophy of illuminationism?

This is the gentleman I am referencing:-- (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shahab_al-Din_Yahya_ibn_Habash_Suhrawardi) This is an example of his philosophy and/or theology:-- "Whoever knows ...
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Student assignments

I believe that blatant student-assignment questions like this one should be closed, but I don't think that any of the current reasons for closing apply clearly to this case. How is this situation ...
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Are basic philosophy questions “primarily opinion-based” (and therefore we close them)?

My question is in relation to close votes on the recent question: What created the universe? The question presently has three close votes on the basis that it is "primarily opinion-based". At the ...
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Peak down-voting insanity?

I have been on a number of stackexchange sites, and the level of down-voting (and reluctance to up-vote) on philosophy.SE is just bonkers. Recently I received a down-vote on an answer to a question ...
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Should I ask to have a frozen chat room unfrozen or start a new chat room with the same or similar name?

A chat room that I wanted to post more information in has been frozen for inactivity: https://chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/76868/free-will-omnipotence-determinism Should I start another chat room ...
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Can we add a new description to the “off-topic because” list?

I just noticed Joseph close a question What can suffice as a scientific proof for God? to what domain can such a proof belong to? as "not constructive" with an excellent description: As it ...

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