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I'm just commenting on an unfair instance in the Philosophy s.e. about a question about lyrics in a rock song

Three thoughts on this: If you're getting into comment wars with people who try to answer your questions, then at least one of the parties is misunderstanding the StackExchange format. Your comment (...
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Should there be a "reopen/undelete suggestions" thread on meta?

Yes, we should have such threads Sometimes good posts (questions and answers alike) are forgotten and never appear in the review queue after closure or deletion (there needs to be at least one vote ...
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Why is the question about maladaptive thought deleted without migrated?

Ooker. I have undeleted the question and apologise that your request for migration was not acted on. I suggest that in view of the cumulative delay in my contacting Psychology mods, waiting for a ...
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Is once a "too broad" question remains always a "too broad" question (even after edits)?

tl;dr 12 hours does not seem like a long time at least to me for us to think about whether what's there is now on-topic. Further Thoughts But there are some things you're posting here that suggest ...
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I'm just commenting on an unfair instance in the Philosophy s.e. about a question about lyrics in a rock song

I don't see a specific problem with using rock lyrics or material from any other art form - poetry or film - to help form a question; I tend to think of it as an element of style (though there are ...
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What can be done to help users improve their questions?

A few quick responses. (This is a great discussion to have and I hope others weigh in too!) Question-closure is important for indicating the on-topic line "negatively". It sends a signal to new ...
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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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Should this question be reopened?

I think this is much better as written. I have nominated it for reopening. Note that when you wrote: When one tries to explain and understand the origins of the universe, one always backs into ...
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What can be done to help users improve their questions?

What can be done to help users improve their questions? The site should insist on precision and brevity. The positive message could be that such qualities improve the site for everyone and advance ...
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I'm just commenting on an unfair instance in the Philosophy s.e. about a question about lyrics in a rock song

A few hopefully useful comments from someone who was not particularly involved: Questions of the format: "Here's some of my ideas, do they seem right?" are generally not well received. There is a ...
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Why was the question about set-theoretic polytheism closed?

Another criterion to consider, is "what would the accepted answer look like"? Ideally, Stack Exhanges can provide the asker with an answer that solves his/her problem (that's what the accepted answer ...
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Why was the question about set-theoretic polytheism closed?

I think it made and makes sense to close your question. The particular reason is always a hard one when closing certain types of questions, but as I commented there: As written,your question is ...
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Admitting opinion-based questions with answers supported by arguments?

I strongly agree with Not_Here. I don't think what you're suggesting works on several fronts. Let's consider the proposal: Are we prepared for some fresh air in the forum by admitting opinion-...
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Admitting opinion-based questions with answers supported by arguments?

I'll turn my comments into an answer since they seemed to have some support. I do not think that we should allow the type of questions you are talking about and I'll explain why by addressing your ...
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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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Why is the question about structuralism and categorization unclear?

You state different questions within one body title. Each of them basically comes out of nothing. Therefore, there are two problems with the question body as asked: It is unclear what your actual ...
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Friends, Are We Philosophers and What is the Purpose of This Site?

Sinn und Bedeuting, wie ich lieb' Frege Ja, ich weiß viel mehr als du. Brennt einen Sehnsucht in unserer Logik Zwei und zwei immer macht 'deux'. — Fritz Lang, German metaphysician Thank you for ...
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Admitting opinion-based questions with answers supported by arguments?

I think allowing opinion-based questions here would be a serious mistake, because it would allow the collective philosophical biases of the community free rein. Although true objectivity is not ...
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Why is the question about maladaptive thought deleted without migrated?

I am not the mod who deleted the question, so I can only give a partial answer: The usual process for mods, if they are asked to migrate or think it in order themselves, is asking the mods of the ...
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What can be done to help users improve their questions?

I agree with Joseph here, I suspect (and we are limited to guesswork in this) that the reason why the questions on hold are not edited is that the questioner's have no interest in asking a question ...
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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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