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My two cents: even for questions that are phrased in a subjective way, what ends up mattering more on this site is whether answers are given in an objective or subjective manner. I can imagine, for example, a philosophy professor posing many "subjective" questions we get on this site, but clearly the response the professor would expect would be "objective" ...


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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): Is there anything that is totally random? As far as I can see no answer even mentions algorithmic randomness, a theory where philosophy has had a role (see ...


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Not an answer, but a summary so far: It seems that from James' and Keelan's answers (and the people who upvoted them), we will just not really allow subjective questions on the site at all, however their solutions differed. James suggests we go after what he sees as the larger issue, which is the subjective, ill-cited answers. Keelan suggests we rephrase ...


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My opinion reflects why I generally find this SE-philosophy frustrating and therefore avoid the site. Questions that show no effort at research. Questions that are not grounded in the practice of systematic thought. There is often too much asymmetry between the effort behind the question and the effort required to provide a useful answer. Too many ...


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If you feel a change to your post has altered your intended meaning, you should be able to rollback any edits that were made, or, further edit the post to re-convey an intended message. Also, if someone below 1000 reputation suggests too many edits which are rejected, they will be banned from editing for 7 days. Above 1000 rep, edits are immediately applied ...


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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 stickied (can we do that here?) some questions that explain what philosophy is, how it works, who the important figures are etc. that might help to stem the tide of ...


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