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I also have given you a downvote here or there. I'm sorry if you felt hurt by anything I wrote. I think one of the challenges with philosophy.se is that the word "philosophy" has quite a few meanings running about. Philosophy as an academic discipline (which is what I take us to mean here at philosophy.se) has a very long history and is, in my experience, ...


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So, I'm a mid-rep user who gave you a down vote. I did leave a rather short comment explaining why, though I did not use the "-1" convention. In this case I thought you had not answered the question at all. Anyway, some reasons... Inquisitive comments on questions are very common here, especially if your question is very short. Personally I welcome them, ...


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I guess I don't understand the problem because the whole point of the SE design is that users are the authorities. Even with almost no rep everyone has the power to vote up/down questions which alters their visibility on the site, they can vote to close or delete, etc. It is an error to think of ♦ Moderators as sole "authorities" in the sense we dictate how ...


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From that question you mention, it seems jobermark posted an answer to the question which you did not like. The first sentence was originally not very tactful ("I refuse to answer this question. I consider it evil. And I want to rant about that.") and probably are the cause of his downvotes. But other than that, when you read the rest of the answer it seems ...


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Keelan's answer to the related question you linked to may be worth noting: Originally, comments were meant for short-term discussion in order to improve the post. They should not contain anything valuable (if it is valuable, it should be incorporated into the post), and can hence be deleted. If the comment contains a link I often add that link with ...


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You need a thicker skin. Philosophical questions, especially ones which have some baring on or implications for religious ontology, easily invoke emotional responses (and I do not mean just from theists). That's the nature of the beast. It might be asserted that philosophy is an egotistical endeavour to begin with, so small wonder that philosophers might ...


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