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Why does it seem like there are many restrictions regarding asking questions?

This question is better addressed in meta as its not really a question about Philosophy but about the 'friendliness' of the site. There are biases on this site; as many other sites will have; for ...
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Can I ask multiple questions in one go?

Multiple questions in general should be separate; you can always link between them to bring a bit more coherence. Even in the case where one question builds on another, it can be useful to have ...
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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?

Stack Exchange sites are rarely an appropriate place to "try out" new or eclectic theories. Like Wikipedia, Stack Exchange sites are only meant to be secondary sources, quoting and linking to the ...
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Should we have a Silly Season?

Mi Yodeya does this with their purim-torah-in-jest tag for a few days each year. Not being Jewish, I cannot say how well said tag is accepted, but as someone who wanders past their SE every now and ...
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Why does it seem like there are many restrictions regarding asking questions?

Take a look at some of the questions on meta which address the issues you raise. Note that a new user is not necessarily an amateur philosopher. We have new users who are already familiar with ...
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Asking a series of questions to create an online resource

I think one should not try to develop a kind of commentary for the whole book. But what seems fine to me and in fact a very good idea is trying to ask questions based on the text that adress all ...
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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?

Phil SE exists because the "work from first principles only" paradigm DOES NOT WORK! It is the nature of humans to be blind to their own unexplored pre-conceptions. We NEED other humans to help us ...
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classifying questions by score

So, I've only done some basic investigations. First of all, there is an issue with correlations with user score. The way the database works is that there are separate tables for users and posts. Each ...
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(REOPENED) How to not confuse people about what I'm asking [with Adorno/culture q]?

Personally, I think that the question is a good question and I've voted to reopen it. At the same time, to an extent I understand what Joseph means in his comments (or at least I can understand what I ...
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Is learning an issue here?

Just as we are not here to do philosophy, StackExchange, in general, and Philosophy.SE, in particular, is not a good place to learn a subject. StackExchange has a very concisely defined purpose: ...
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So I figured out what makes a good question: what is likely to generate good answers. What is a good answer?

I mean you're kind of right that good questions and good answers go together, but if you want to say that good questions are good because of their answers, then that's problematic. It doesn't give ...
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Is it acceptable to ask for a question about the (possible) name of a philosophical concept?

As unsatisfactory as it might be, I think the only correct answer here is "it depends". Generally, I would deem it a kind of reference-request. It should be tagged accordingly. Now, whether it is ...
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Asking a brand new question that has never been answered before counts as a bad question?

The reason your question attracted downvotes is already explained here on meta and in the comments: The title question has nothing to do with the body of the question The body of the question mixes a ...
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Friends, Are We Philosophers and What is the Purpose of This Site?

Philosophical questions and questions about philosophy are hard to disentangle at times, but as a rule of thumb, it is definitely more correct to say that the site is indeed suitable for questions ...
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Can I stop someone answering my questions?

There's no such facility in StackExchange...
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Are too many questions being closed because of how they are phrased?

No. Or maybe to be more specific, we can only answer questions based on "how they are phrased." And when questions are worded in ways that invite open-ended answers or belie deep ambiguities ...
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Improving the question about the value of organic versus mechanical life

If the question hadn't been closed as "unclear", I would have closed it myself as "too broad". The main problem is — as Jon Points out — that you are trying to stimulate discussion rather than get an ...
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Improving the question about the value of organic versus mechanical life

The first problem I have with the question is it doesn't define terms very well. In particular, I consider mechanical life a contradiction in terms on the order of "married bachelor". From a practical ...
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Questions when one has done a LOT of reading and thinking already

The hardest part of this type of question is avoiding the XY-Problem. In other words: When you are an expert of some sort in a very specific discourse/problem, you normally think in terms of ...
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Questions that are not authentic questions

You have enough reputation to participate and create chat rooms. https://philosophy.stackexchange.com/help/privileges That is the easy part. The problem might be to encourage others to participate....
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My question over problem building has been put on hold as unclear, is it clearer now?

As a native English speaker the word "problematization" sounds odd. So does "problem building". Rather than define such words find a simpler way to ask the question. You have also referenced Ghandi, ...
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Defference of a Biology/Taxonomy question to Philosophy

Sorry for the very short answer, which is due to my limited time available, but a question to that effect has already been asked and answered here: What essential properties make us human?
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When do we need to clairify terms?

We should all be ready to clarify our questions at all times. You can preempt clarification requests by writing it as clearly as you can and including links to resources that explain more. Compound ...
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Is it Okay to Say Goodbye?

It's impossible to do philosophy without inciting arguments. Philosophy is meant to convince people of the 'rightness' of given ideas through the process of argumentation. If you do not get some ...
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What to do with multiple posting?

I guess there is no written rule against this as it is an unlikely event, more typically happening with blatantly off-topic spam. It is also generally good to open separate questions rather than ...
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How do we deal with questions that cram in too much?

Why not break them apart? Reframe the question so that it focuses on a specific and answerable concern. Create new questions yourself (factored out from the original) and assign them to community. ...
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Canonical Question Requests?

Another one in need: the impact of QM on free will ... also more generally, we need guidelines for how to manage questions that mix muddled science and philosophizing.
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