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Can we be as even handed and quick at reopening questions as we are at closing them?

Can we be as even handed and quick at reopening questions as we are at closing them? I think that would sort out a vast amount of umbrage about high rep users.
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Are speculative questions allowed, such as what Marx would think about something that hadn't happened yet?

Are speculative questions allowed, such as what Marx would think about something that hadn't happened yet? What do Marxists make of contemporary technophobia?
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Should we vote down on answers that misunderstand the question?

Should we vote down on answers that misunderstand the question? What does 'require' mean in this statement of Danto's view on (institutional) art? is why I ask. Though it's been since ...
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What does « answering a question » mean?

Since StackExchange is about asking and answering questions, I came up with this problem : what is the criterion of a valid answer ? I suppose it is a matter of the type of question you are asking, i....
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Re: Chat room restrictions

I've been informed, thanks... You have 120 seconds to edit your messages. Only moderators and SE staffs can bypass this restriction; editing/deleting anyone's messages at any time. My I submit a ...
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Why wasn't Complete List of Fallacies turned into a wiki?

Why not make Complete list of logical fallacies a Wiki or big list, rather than closing it?
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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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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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Help create a Greek SE!

Ancient Greek is germane to Philosophy.
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Acceptable to Promote Are51 Proposal on Meta?

Is it acceptable to promote a related Area51 proposal on the meta here? The proposal is for a sociology/anthropology page
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Are questions about the nature, scope, and limits of academia reasonable on Philosophy.SE?

For instance, I would consider the question "can people still be world class scholars in more than one field" a valid question, essentially falling into "philosophy of academics."
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Make “move conversation to chat” easier from the very beginning of the discussion

When a discussion starts in the comments, it's not easy to open a chat room and copy all the comments to it. It's easier to wait for that message about "moving the conversation to chat", that does ...
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General Philosophy StackExchange Questions

I study computer science and intend to work in that, so I'm more frequently on anything closely related to StackOverflow, which might be more core to StackExchange than this particular area of the ...
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Question in limbo between History SE and Philosophy SE?

This post: https://history.stackexchange.com/questions/37469/has-anyone-argued-that-what-caused-the-problems-in-the-ussr-would-have-been-simi was deemed to be more about history than about ...
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Is there anything up with users asking a lot of questions?

Is there anything up with users asking a lot of questions? What about questions that go unanswered? Is this bad stackiquette?
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Want to ask a question about Creationism and Evolution

What are the rational objections raised against Creationism? Creationism is the belief that the universe was created in six days as some interpret is stated in the Bible. I have been following the ...
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How does Kant's view apply to military intervention in the affairs of another state?

Need to frame this question, proceeding from the meta question here. Is this question ready for asking on the Real Philosophy stackex (not meta?) I have briefly read through and viewed some ...
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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's a good place to pose an open-ended philosophical question?

I know on StackExchange in general they prefer specific questions that can be answered with direct answers, thus I was wondering is there somewhere in the Philosophy StackExchange where I could ask an ...
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Sometimes comments don't 'add'

I've noticed, sometimes comments won't add: Right now, I'm writing a long comment, so it stretches over two; the first part, posted; but the second didn't - is this a bug or feature? I mean, a ...
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How do I place a picture in a post?

What is the syntax for placing a picture in a post? Presumably I would need a link to picture; say its on Wikipedia - how would I discover this...I appreciate though, this bit is not SE specific.
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How can I ask about generalization and formal arguing errors?

I was trying to discuss with a friend about some human behaviour. He is always stating that each men is not robot and every generalization is false. I think is that he is attacking my formal ...
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Anyone using a philosophy-rich dictionary for iPhone?

I've discovered the iPhone/mobile version of stack exchange a fantastic way to follow my favorite subjects. A dictionary with more philosophical terms would make the experience even more engaging. ...
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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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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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Allowed topics?

I am new to this site and I am a bit confused about allowed topics. You say in the about page that you should not ask 'primary opinion-based' questions. Are you not allowed to ask value and policy ...
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Cross-Group.SE Questions: Logic-friendly keyboards

Where's a better place to ask about how to easily include existential and universal quantifiers, and other common logic symbols, when typing on an iOs device? Here, where people will know how to ...
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Can I ask question about Philosophy of Love/flirt here?

it sounds like a interesting topic and I got few questions in my mind that I would like to ask and increase my knowledge and understanding of flirt & just wonder if I can ask related question here ...
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Is this question too psychological to ask?

There's I suppose some overlap with cognitive therapy, but it may have some (it probably doesn't) philosophical interest? How to believe: are there rules of thumb? e.g. don't believe what everyone ...
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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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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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I have the answer: only upvotes on questions

What is the justification for having downvotes and not just close votes - on questions? How can a question that fits within the remit of the site, have -ve value? I'm not being facetious, I just don'...
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What can we learn from a practical exercise of simple questions and closure?

Introduction As an exercise I initiated in order to stimulate dialogue about the nature of how affairs happen and are governed here most notably the sequence below, I introduced a simple question with ...
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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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