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What can be done to get less rubbish answers?

This is a big problem. I just recently joined. There are too many answers by people who have probably not studied philosophy at all. I'll just mention one example (I could pick any number of examples):...
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Are we allowed to express our own opinions?

Officially we're here to give objective answers, and to keep our own opinions out of it. However, I think we all know none of us do that 100% of the time. So is it possible for there to be a "right" ...
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How far should questions or answers be edited from the original?

The broad subject matter of a question shouldn't be changed, even by the OP. I think in almost every circumstance it would be better they ask a new question. However even if the broad subject matter ...
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What to do with multiple posting?

I guess there is no written rule against this as it is an unlikely event, more typically happening with blatantly off-topic spam. It is also generally good to open separate questions rather than ...
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Defference of a Biology/Taxonomy question to Philosophy

Sorry for the very short answer, which is due to my limited time available, but a question to that effect has already been asked and answered here: What essential properties make us human?
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Subjective answers and questions stimulating subjectiveness

Late to the game (just starting to get involved in this Stack Exchange). From what I've seen so far on this site, I think there are some subjective questions that are someone to look to pick a fight, ...
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Defference of a Biology/Taxonomy question to Philosophy

In my head ideally this is a reference request to major works in the philosophy of biology that might deal with some of these questions. I would try to pose the specific problem you're facing in terms ...
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Should opinion-based questions always be allowed on the philosophy board?

There's several things that intrigue me in your question here. First, you're calling the philosophy.SE "the philosophy board". That sounds like you view this as BBS or forum. I think that alone ...
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Would this question on karma and rape from Hinduism SE be accepted on this site?

The reason why there is no karma tag is perhaps because no one with 150 reputation has created one for a question. Or possibly someone had created the tag in the past but only one question was created ...
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Can we have a Frequently Asked Philosophical Questions Meta post?

Seeing as we've only had 8 questions closed as duplicate in the past 3 months (access to stats requires 2k rep), I'd say this is unnecessary. Regardless, an FAQ for the big questions would not be a ...
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Would this question on karma and rape from Hinduism SE be accepted on this site?

I'd say that since the very point you are making could be made with less extreme an example, you actually should use something less offensive. As I understand it, you attempt some kind of reductio ad ...
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Defference of a Biology/Taxonomy question to Philosophy

This is a good question, because it highlights the idea that science and philosophy are not two crisp classes with no overlap in activity. Every science has a body of philosophy in it (and in fact, ...
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Is this a suitable question? "Can you solve this existential problem for me?"

I suspect the question would be closed because it is too broad and primarily opinion-based, however, I can see why it is an important question. Because of that it could be a motivator for many ...
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Can we have a Frequently Asked Philosophical Questions Meta post?

Ironically I was about to post a duplicate of this question when I found it. It may be an Idea whose time has come? For instance this Does god know what comes after his death? which does raise an ...
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What can be done to get less rubbish answers?

I do think that this is a problem. But I suspect the low-quality questions are, at least in part, a result of the general public not having acquaintance with what philosophy actually does. If we ...
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