Philip Klöcking
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Since I cannot answer to the last Top question, is ok to create a new Post to answer that question?
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You have been automatically blocked from creating questions or answers due to several low quality posts that have been deleted. This is a standard reaction by the system and one which we cannot lift....

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Is it acceptable to ask for a question about the (possible) name of a philosophical concept?
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As unsatisfactory as it might be, I think the only correct answer here is "it depends". Generally, I would deem it a kind of reference-request. It should be tagged accordingly. Now, whether it is ...

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What is the justification for censoring my tags?
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Short answer: The justification is that there is no such thing as "your" tag StackExchange is based on the self-government of the community. Everything you do here can be evaluated by other ...

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Is learning an issue here?
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Just as we are not here to do philosophy, StackExchange, in general, and Philosophy.SE, in particular, is not a good place to learn a subject. StackExchange has a very concisely defined purpose: ...

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Should we edit the "on topic" site of the help center?
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Suggestions for language and content improvements welcome (please comment) Text on the site: It's OK to have opinions (even those that might differ from the "mainstream"), but you need to ...

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Aren't non-religious posts about God's epistemology on topic?
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I have not closed the question myself, even if I probably would have done so if I had handled a flag. The reason is not that it is about Christianity, certainly not. The reasons, for me, would be ...

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Should downvotes have explanations?
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Firstly, these are mechanisms that are deeply embedded in the StackExchange platform, so there is no way for us to handle it differently just for one site. This leads us to Meta.StackExchange - and ...

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Why my questions are being stalled by bullying users?
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You seem to mix things up here that are already addressed in comments: First, a moderator (i.e. diamond user) is a first among equals regarding voting. This means that while their vote (for closing, ...

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Are users with racist responses supposed to be banned?
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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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Questions that answer themselves
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I think that in these cases, the urge of basically answering the question in the body of the question is coming from the fuzziness of the question and the terms used in it. My observation is that in ...

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Should we delete answers that are in context, but not actually addressing the question, more rigorously?
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Answers like these should be deleted, with a comment specifying why. Ideally, it should be made clear that it is not just a personal feeling, but moderation on behalf of community members raising the ...

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2017 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection
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How would you act in a situation where you have the feeling that the question is definitely within the scope, but you cannot imagine it to be answerable within the format and this may be caused in you ...

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How can I know what reasons my questions are closed for, if I don't agree with it at all?
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I would like to add another point that is too long for a comment. I understand your efforts and continuous rejection produce frustration. I think this has something to do with your inexperience in ...

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Professional philosophers on Philosophy SE
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Well, from the perspective as a man who has studied philosophy (main subject), economics and law for about 10 years (due to health problems) and is about to make his major in order to let a PhD follow:...

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Do we need a Sociology tag?
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I would say that sociology, as well as "social-ethics" (what is this, anyway? ethics shared by a group are ethics or morals) should be deleted and instead "philosophy-of-society" or something like ...

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Should I use philosophy stackexchange?
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From our help center You should only ask practical, answerable questions based on actual problems that you face. This does not fit well with what is usually called "philosophical questions"...

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Why close/delete questions about simulations?
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As of the first question, I suggested what the problem may be in a comment. I think what happened here is that we have a lot of text and a lot of thought going on which basically blurs the question ...

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Yechaim Weiss, Might I Address Your Answer?
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This is my other answer. I hope it does not sound overly apologetic, harsh, or reactionary. I simply want to have the discussion going and give my personal view on these points. Discussions are ...

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Are questions about educational tools relating to philosophy on-topic?
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I do not think it should belong here. This question is essentially about website mechanics, not about philosophy. That is reflected in the place where your question was migrated to: super user is ...

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Defference of a Biology/Taxonomy question to Philosophy
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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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Friends, are we currently deleting too many questions and answers?
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On deletion of answers There are clear guidelines regarding deletion of answers in the help center that go well beyond "abusive, spam, posted in bad faith, or entirely unrelated to the question", see ...

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Questions when one has done a LOT of reading and thinking already
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The hardest part of this type of question is avoiding the XY-Problem. In other words: When you are an expert of some sort in a very specific discourse/problem, you normally think in terms of ...

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Why do we answer questions based off philosophers from the past (i.e. Aristotle, Socrates, Plato, etc.)?
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I think there are certain potential misconceptions about philosophy and StackExchange involved here which I would like to address, namely: Philosophy as fact The sense in which sources are factual ...

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2018 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection
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What problems do you see with the principle mechanisms of a Q&A format like StackExchange aspiring to create a database of knowledge when it comes to philosophy? How would you take them into ...

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Is the Philosophy SE a reasonable place to ask about research methods?
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In all fairness, the reasons why meta-analyses are problematic are statistical in nature: As long as the data is not collected with the very same scope and method, it cannot be precluded that ...

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How on earth is the level of editing on this question acceptable?
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Just to make it abundantly clear: Under normal circumstances, I would think that this is absolutely not acceptable and this would be a reason for rollback and possibly locking the question, given ...

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Politically charged answer incorrectly deleted by mod
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The deletion almost certainly was because of the username, not the content of the answer. There was a user's flag pointing out that while the answer in and of itself might be ok, the username ...

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What's the difference between "ask/answer philosophical questions" and "do philosophy"?
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I would like to distinguish three layers here: The level of personal input, the level of knowledge and the voting/commenting/deleting behaviour how it should be vs. how it is actually (sometimes) ...

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Just wanted to discuss trivial answers
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I think there are three aspects that are important here: First, regarding the original question and how it is asked. You plainly asked whether it was a mental illness. This has been answered and the ...

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2017 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire
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Any active user will have noticed we have had some flame wars in the past months. Users upset each other (whether on purpose or not) and fall back to plain insults. How would you deal with this? In ...

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