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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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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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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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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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2 votes
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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. ...
Philip Klöcking's user avatar
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2 votes

Should we have a homework policy?

No, we should not adopt a homework policy, and the close reasons list should stay as-is.
Joseph Weissman's user avatar
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2 votes

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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Can question X be on-topic, question Y be off-topic, and X be closed as a duplicate of Y?

I'll just provide a broad response to events, as I think your reasoning on the matter is relatively cogent, but I don't think it worth wading into details. Welcome to PhilSE if you're new. Despite my ...
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2 votes
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Can question X be on-topic, question Y be off-topic, and X be closed as a duplicate of Y?

Both questions are on topic here. The first is a question clarifying the identity of different ideas, which is what philosophy had done for forever. The second is a clarification of the boundary ...
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Community Bot Deletions

I'm going out on a limb here saying that this was due to a user being destroyed. Looking at the answers, it looks a lot like AI generated content, all posted in short order. This fits with a user who ...
Philip Klöcking's user avatar
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Can question X be on-topic, question Y be off-topic, and X be closed as a duplicate of Y?

If the recent questions were closed, but even worse questions from 10 years ago were not, then the correct response could be to also close those old questions, if anyone cared enough to police old ...
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Rename this SE to philology

There is too much hasty closing of questions on this site, to be sure. Others have made the same observation. On the whole I would say that any question that already has some answers, particularly ...
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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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1 vote

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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