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Sin-and-guilt preaching...

Proselytizing is definitely inappropriate — but my first thought is just applying SE guidelines. If a comment isn’t helpful in clarifying the question, then flag it for removal. Just in general, ...
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Is this site dying?

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 ...
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Is this site dying?

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 ...
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What is the basis behind the removal of answers which are well-formed, yet concise and reference-free?

I'd start with reading the comments under the deleted posts. (You can find the deleted answers behind a "deleted recent answers" on your answers page.) I won't quote them directly, but the ...
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Is this site dying?

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 ...
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Is this site dying?

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 ...
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Updating Philosophy.SE practices to allow for Rebuttals and edits

If the proposal is to change Philosophy.SE settings to be a bit more forgiving of automatic deletion of posts, then yes, I'd be all for that. Understandably, it makes sense to give new users a chance ...
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Sin-and-guilt preaching...

Also a newbie, but I think that applying the SE policies is sufficient. That being said, I believe that philosophy is a strong enough practice to tolerate answers such as "because God said so" within ...
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What is the basis behind the removal of answers which are well-formed, yet concise and reference-free?

The basis are the rules and guidelines laid out in the help center I would like to quote this page of the help center. The articles of the help center are the basis of moderation, it's guidelines. ...
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