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A few problems with this suggestion: Just because philosophy includes metaphysics does not mean we need anything different than StackOverflow which has metaprogramming as a sub top topic or Cross Validated which has meta-analyses as one of is sub topics. Meta.PSE is perfectly suitable for all levels of meta questions. The important separation is between the ...


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A general problem with philosophy.SE indeed is that humanities work kind of differently compared to, say, mathematics or programming. The main problem is that the kind of questions which arise in mathematics or programming only arise to mathematicians (or students thereof) or programmers respectively. All other questions which theoretically do count to the ...


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I think we could realise the StackExchange model (mind, "Experts answer your questions") more rigorously. The real question ever since I joined this site is: Do we want to? I remember several tries back when @virmaior had been moderator. A pretty good example for a site with a working, hard policy is Sceptics.SE. There are several options available, of ...


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Serious matters are raised here. I offer a few observations. The question about security cameras and miracles plainly has no place but how representative is it ? What proportion of our questions is anything like as inappropriate as this ? I am glad that the slew of questions about fallacies has stopped. It was at its fullest about a year ago. Adequate ...


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One thing that hasn't been mentioned is the review queues. That's where the community can exercise its moderating power in a more systematic way. Currently, the review queues are dominated by 2-3 users that, judging by the review history, tend to be quite lenient. For instance, they voted to leave open 38 out of 50 questions that have been nominated for ...


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You are free to ask any metan question on the Philosophy Meta site, where n <= ∞. We may not always be able to provide an answer for you, but we should be able to direct you to a more appropriate place to ask your question if that's the case.


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Since philosophy can be highly opinionated, the quantity of assertions may dominate facts. To prevent this from happening, I can see how one might take a slightly different approach to questions and answers here. For questions, one should focus on refining them so they are clear. These questions may require more editing than what goes on at other sites. ...


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I guess one thought would be that edits on meta don't really have the same meaning as editing a question or answer on the mainpage. And of course you always can request somebody make their post CW if you think it could really benefit from community input. Otherwise comments/answers are probably the way to participate in generating consensus around things on ...


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Chat room ideas I believe that some sort of formal structure for a chat room will facilitate discussion and questions in all other parts of Philosophy SE (including other chat rooms: The Symposium). The Writers SE has a weekly writing exercise for ten minutes (roughly) on a specific topic. Why not have something similar to inspire chat? How about creating ...


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