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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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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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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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(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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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“Who is more at fault, the one who started it or the one who did the most damage?”: Is this on-topic?

The main problem with ethical questions in general is that the answer depends very much on the ethical framework. Broadly speaking, you can distinguish between consequentialist (value is to be ...
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Request for clarification: quoting sources you haven't read (yes/no)?

Well, if your post is based on something you quote and you have an answer or question that, in part, relies on the content of the quoted text, then it would trivially be expected that you read it at ...
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Am I really "flooding the site with nonsense questions"?

I noticed I was among the five to vote to close the latter two questions, so I feel I should explain myself here, especially given your concerns about the site as a whole. I voted on the basis of the ...
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Why was my question closed?

The close banner says it requires "details or clarity".
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Counterfactuals on philosophy.stackexchange?

Yeah, it's an interesting question! --The obvious issue is one of effectively unlimited subjectivity, and questionable epistemology of events that never took place in our universe. The metaphysics/...
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What sort of clarity are we being asked for here?

I'll try to articulate what got me about this question since I'm obviously the most vocal voice in the comments. What I don't understand about this question really comes down to set theory. From how ...
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How can we encourage asking questions and increase the rate of new questions?

How can we encourage asking questions and increase the rate of new questions? I would like to ask one! But am afraid of the policies, and objections. Makes me reluctant, hesitant, discouraged a ...
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Defference of a Biology/Taxonomy question to Philosophy

In my head ideally this is a reference request to major works in the philosophy of biology that might deal with some of these questions. I would try to pose the specific problem you're facing in terms ...
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