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Users acting as authorities

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 ...
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Where is the appropriate place to ask about Shahab al-Din Yahya ibn Habash Suhrawardi, cited as founder of the philosophy of illuminationism?

Given the Wikipedia article and the quote are correct, I see nothing wrong in exploring his writings in the context of Philosophy.SE: He seemingly argued for a cosmology, including some kind of a ...
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Lost 120 pts. 3 Users Removed Same Day

This was due to violations of our rules in which several different accounts were involved. The violations happened across several communities. Please understand that we will not discuss publicly who ...
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Is it appropriate to leave comments just saying "I vote to reopen"?

I would say that these comments are sometimes useful as rebuttals to the corresponding close comments. For example, I think there isn't much debate that this is a constructive comment: I vote to ...
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Can I delete my account?

It is possible to delete your stack exchange account. See How can I delete my account? for the steps you would need to take.
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What can I do in my specific case to show my positive contribution to the site to get my question ban lifted?

Stack Exchange sites are rarely an appropriate place to "try out" new or eclectic theories. Like Wikipedia, Stack Exchange sites are only meant to be secondary sources, quoting and linking to the ...
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How Do We Escalate a Conflict in Editing a Question?

There are two steps of "escalation": It is your post and you have every right to do a rollback and make the edits undone. If your post is re-edited in a way you consider inappropriate, ...
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Accidental up voting

This has already been asked on Meta.SE. Jeff Atwood himself gave this reason: would you also like the ability to change your vote after the president has been elected? Sorry, but vote undos have ...
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Discussion shouldn't be moved to chat

If they provide necessary clarification, this should be edited into the question and answer proper. Comments are temporarily by nature and if one wants to have information contained therein to be ...
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What can I do in my specific case to show my positive contribution to the site to get my question ban lifted?

Phil SE exists because the "work from first principles only" paradigm DOES NOT WORK! It is the nature of humans to be blind to their own unexplored pre-conceptions. We NEED other humans to help us ...
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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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Is once a "too broad" question remains always a "too broad" question (even after edits)?

tl;dr 12 hours does not seem like a long time at least to me for us to think about whether what's there is now on-topic. Further Thoughts But there are some things you're posting here that suggest ...
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Are users with racist responses supposed to be banned?

First: Yes, the user should be suspended for this behaviour and has been. I, personally, do not think it is because having been bigoted, but because the tone went way out of any reasonable limit. You ...
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Restoring an intuitionism answer

It seems you are referring to this answer. It was deleted by jobermark himself, seemingly after a comment by the question owner implied that it was not exactly what he was looking for. Thus, since ...
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After I asked this question I was blocked from asking questions

You have been automatically blocked from asking due to a number of badly received questions. This is not about the last question in particular. Also, there is nothing we can do about it. Only you can ...
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Asking a brand new question that has never been answered before counts as a bad question?

The reason your question attracted downvotes is already explained here on meta and in the comments: The title question has nothing to do with the body of the question The body of the question mixes a ...
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How many good answers before question asking is restored?

I'm not quite sure the answer is correct on that particular point. The help center article does not state anything which suggests answers have any effect on question bans whatsoever. In fact, the ...
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What does removal from site for reasons of moderation mean

What does it mean for a question to be removed for "reasons of moderation?" Why was this entire question, its answers and comments to all removed? There are basically two ways for a ...
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What's a good way to insert Latex math onto this site?

There are external editors like Codecogs which convert a LaTeX(-like) expression into an image, which you can then embed in your post (either directly or by uploading the image with the built-in image ...

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