My name is Jamie, and I've been a contributor to this site for the past couple years. My interest in philosophy comes initially from my faith as a Catholic, but in my posts on this site I've aspired to the StackExchange standards of responding with objective material about our shared corpus.
I took some philosophy classes as an undergrad, and have since graduation done a fair amount of self study reading Plato, Augustine, Aristotle, Aquinas, and others. I also follow the History of Philosophy podcast, which I highly recommend. Participating in this community has also taught me a lot about the field of Philosophy.
In handling my review queues, I've generally done the following:
- Be patient and welcoming to new-comers, and explain how to improve the content they post
- Bias for closing questions, not as a signal that the effort is unwelcomed, but rather to signal that the question needs work, and others shouldn't post answers.
- Nudge people in the direction of objective questions and answers by making statements that are verifiable.