Philip Klöcking
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When is Philosophy Not Philosophy?
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TL;DR The task is pointing out the content that is philosophy and how it relates to content of the question that is philosophy. Everything else should be omitted. If this is fulfilled, I would let ...

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Outside interference
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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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Why I'm blocked from asking a question?
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Andrew correctly posted the corresponding help center page. It is an automatic ban, no moderator or other specific person targeted you. Now more specifically why you, personally, have been banned from ...

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Friends, how is it that a one line answer can have 22 votes, and another can be deleted for low quality?
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The question was flagged as 'not an answer'. The standard system-side procedure when moderators approve that kind of flag is deletion. So why did I delete this answer? Firstly because it is, other ...

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Deletion Of Posts Concerning Epoché And Trance In Phenomenology
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Question threads which are closed and not edited and reopened within a certain amount of time are considered abandoned and eventually get deleted by the system automatically. Generally, if the post ...

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Why am I not allowed to ask for clarification?
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The post has been flagged due to its language. That's all. Profanities are forbidden by our Code of Conduct. Thus, any post which uses strong language will eventually be deleted. This kind of flag ...

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I will be leaving as a moderator
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It is sad to hear that you are leaving. Although we have quite a different background, I always had the feeling we have like ideas about how StackExchange in general and this site in particular are ...

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Are philosophical questions about non-academic literature on topic?
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The question should not be about academic or non-academic. It should be about philosophical literature vs. literature with philosophical implications/positions. Of course, almost every interesting ...

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Bringing something to the moderator's attention
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The general answer is to be found here: Flag one of his posts for a moderator, and explain. Email team@stackoverflow.com If this problem is sensitive and needs some explanatory context etc....

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Is the community avatar a mod?
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This question is being answered here. It actually is a bot that has mod access in order to fulfil certain tasks of tidying up and pushing to the top etc. The full range of its tasks is laid out in ...

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Hi can I please get my question off hold status now
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Well, first of all, I did my best structuring the post for better readability. The problems of the question remain: It is bloated. While giving context is generally a good thing, in this case, there ...

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2017 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection
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What is your stance towards putting on hold, especially considering people who are new to this site? This question tries to adress the problem of newbies being scared away by fast "close". They may ...

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Quesitoning if an action is ethical is offtopic?
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First of all (and this should be the lesson to be learned), you should respect/acknowledge the fact that two people obviously were inclined to think that you are just pushing a personal philosophy. ...

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Any way we can further eliminate cognitive biases in voting and commenting behaviour?
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Openness has a boundary when it conflicts with the very purpose of a stackexchange. In all seriousness, when looking something up in a SE, I do not want to read narratives or opinions, but questions ...

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Since when is this OK?
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I sticked to flagging and appealing because of previous discussions in comments, but was asking myself as well wether there are no means to handle this (forseeable) escalation. I am a bit angry that ...

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What should happen to highly upvoted but non-philosophical answers?
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While I take your point of not too actively intervening after there were that many upvotes, I think this to be a striking example for the failure of the mechanics. That means that while in similar ...

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Do we have the best tagline for this SE?
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My proposal is For questions on philosophical texts and terms as well as logical reasoning. I think the main disease of this site is that people think they can ask every question about what they ...

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Why do people keep deleting my answers on this question (and without notifying me)
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The post author did delete their question two times, which automatically deletes the whole thread including its answers. It was reposted later, for the second time now. Thus, you'll have to address ...

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Can I view my answer, to a question that was deleted?
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I think you refer to this answer. Generally, all of your answers, including deleted ones, should be accessible through the activity tab of your community profile page.

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Friends, what exactly is the difference between 'being a philosopher' and 'being a philosophy SME'?
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First off, the idea has never been that there would be a clear-cut dichotomy. But I think that is not even the question which the point is focusing around. It is, first and foremost, how we reconcile ...

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Questions related to references of reproducibility of scientific results
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I am not knowledgeable enough in the field to give a definite answer, but I, personally, would deem this to be a perfectly valid reference request (if this answer turns out to get some up votes and be ...

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Why would this answer be voted down?
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Because it simply does not answer the question as asked. The question asks for an explanation of the reasoning of Quine and the extent of consequences following out of it. Your answer states some ...

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Would this question on karma and rape from Hinduism SE be accepted on this site?
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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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Why was this answer deleted
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First of all, I have to apologize. Usually, my personal policy is leaving flagged posts by new users open for one day after leaving a comment why it may be deleted. The post showed in the moderator ...

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Again I am blocked from asking questions
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Like the helpful comment of Andrew T. told, you should carefully read the following post: What can I do when getting “We are no longer accepting questions/answers from this account”? Here, it is ...

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Is it off topic to ask a question that isn't about philosophy but philosophers have asked?
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On this type of questions There is a subtle yet important difference for the context of StackExchange: Questions about philosophy and philosophical questions. In the context of Stack Exchange, the ...

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Why is the question about maladaptive thought deleted without migrated?
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I am not the mod who deleted the question, so I can only give a partial answer: The usual process for mods, if they are asked to migrate or think it in order themselves, is asking the mods of the ...

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What can we do to use chat for community-building?
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To make a start, I would like to suggest that if you are an active user on this site, and you are online and have some time at your hands: Simply have a tab open with the Symposium and say "Hi&...

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What is the basis behind the removal of answers which are well-formed, yet concise and reference-free?
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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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Community get-to-know Q&A
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I will answer as both a (current) moderator and a user of this site. How would you delimitate "philosophy" as the subject matter of this site? Is every more or less "deep" thought philosophy or ...

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