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Should we have a homework policy?

Yes, we should adopt a homework policy and introduce a new "no-effort homework" reason to close a question.
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The Official Vote Regarding Subjective Questions

Option 1: Continue what we do now Let's continue to edit the subjective questions we can to make them work for our site, continue to use the reference-request tag, and do not require answers to have ...
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The Official Vote Regarding Subjective Questions

Option 2: Continue what we do now, but focus on answers Let's continue to edit the subjective questions we can to make them work for our site and continue to use the reference-request tag. Questions ...
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Is this formal logic topic more appropriate at math.stackexchange?

My current opinion is the following: While there is definitely some crossover between math and philosophy and some mathematics (especially mathematical logic) is relevant to philosophy, that doesn't ...
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Are basic philosophy questions "primarily opinion-based" (and therefore we close them)?

Just look at this help center page. You should only ask practical, answerable questions based on actual problems that you face. Chatty, open-ended questions diminish the usefulness of our site and ...
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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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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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Is this formal logic topic more appropriate at math.stackexchange?

Having answered a few of these questions on Philosophy.SE, and a few similar questions on Math.SE, I agree with you. "Prove a statement" questions are likely more at home on Math.SE, ...
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Close reason for 'blatantly off topic' / 'philosophical problem unclear'

I saw the same problem several months ago and added a generic off-topic close reason (esp. because the default one automatically attempts to migrate the question to another site). However, it needs ...
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What does removal from site for reasons of moderation mean

What does it mean for a question to be removed for "reasons of moderation?" Why was this entire question, its answers and comments to all removed? There are basically two ways for a ...
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Can we have an option to close a question for being easily answerable?

Very basic questions (or homework questions) are often closed with this close reason: This question is missing context. Please improve the question by providing additional context, which ideally ...
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Should we have a homework policy?

No, we should not adopt a homework policy, and the close reasons list should stay as-is.
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Why is this question unclear?

I didn't vote to close this, but I can see how some users might see it as "unclear". The following suggestions to improve clarity come from reading How do I ask a good question?: https://philosophy....
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Should opinion-based questions always be allowed on the philosophy board?

There's several things that intrigue me in your question here. First, you're calling the philosophy.SE "the philosophy board". That sounds like you view this as BBS or forum. I think that alone ...
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Is defining scientific concepts a part of philosophy?

I voted for off-topic, because quantum gravity is an open problem in physics. Even so there might be philosophers who have an opinion on those matters, it would mostly be guesswork about physics, not ...
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Is defining scientific concepts a part of philosophy?

I can't speak to the other voters, but it looks like your question might be a better fit in Physics SE due to the highly technical nature of locality. Prima facie, it seems like it might be after edit ...
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Quesitoning if an action is ethical is offtopic?

First of all (and this should be the lesson to be learned), you should respect/acknowledge the fact that two people obviously were inclined to think that you are just pushing a personal philosophy. ...
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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?

Question: "What can I do in my specific case to show my positive contribution to the site to get my question ban lifted?" Answer (part one): Look for questions that make reference to ...
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Are basic philosophy questions "primarily opinion-based" (and therefore we close them)?

I am one of those who voted to close this question after seeing it appear in the "Close Votes" review queue. You may have enough reputation to participate on these review queues: click the icon with ...
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Must every answer contain a source? Which kind of sources are accepted and why?

(This is the same reply moved from the other thread) John Slegers, I'm sorry you are having difficulties with a moderator. I hope we can get over that little hiccup soon, as we really do want you ...
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Opinion based questions, but with a clear purpose (Are there universally agreed masterpieces of art?)

TLDR: I wouldn't close the questions on the ground that it requires opinion-based answers, but because it aims to settle an open research question on Philosophy.SE. The question is a legitimate ...
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