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What should be done with questions about a "former president"?

I have been reviewing questions containing "pardon" without the pardon tag. I have completed the review with the exception of one question: What would be the political ramifications of a ...
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Can we remove `fer` tag?

https://politics.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/fer Just 1 recent, -3 votes, closed, question. Fer has no explanation on its use. Doesn't seem an obvious acronym. What's best way to flag an ...
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2021: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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Is it OK to use other SE sites answers as context for asking questions on Politics.SE?

I think that a good question should provide some context that led the OP to ask that question. Thus I am trying to provide links to the sources that inspired me to ask a question. One of my questions ...
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Should a [wealth] tag be created?

A comment on an answer to the question: Are both [inequality] and [income-inequality] tags necessary? suggests the need for a wealth tag. We need to create tag wealth in addition to the existing tag ...
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Deleting questions without any options to answer or remediate objections unwelcoming

This is not specific to this site but here I've got an example so writing here. The example is https://politics.stackexchange.com/a/70037/24923 My answer was removed, there is no way to object or ...
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We are no longer in beta!

We have graduated from beta! This site has spent 3298 days in beta, and we are finally graduating! I'm kind of sad they didn't wait for 3333... :P Here is what will likely change: Moderator elections ...
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What is the meaning/purpose of the [indicators] tag?

The main site has the indicators tag, but I can't seem to figure out what it means. It has no tag wiki, but there are 6 questions with the tag: a question talking about generosity in the world ...
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Why my comments and questions are repeatedly getting deleted?

Few hours ago I have posted a comment under this downvoted post saying that three high reputation users have answered it and it doesn't deserve to be downvoted. Surprisingly the comment got ...
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Are both [inequality] and [income-inequality] tags necessary?

The excerpt for inequality reads: Questions on economic, social, racial, gender and any other forms of political inequality, or political topics related to such inequalities. While the excerpt for ...
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Require reading the meta post on not upvoting bad questions or gaining reputation on the site before upvoting

This site has had problems with low quality posts getting upvotes on the past, with some of that due to the HNQ (and I’ve seen this happen recently too). This proposal should theoretically reduce the ...
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Do [racism] and [antisemitism] add relevant information on top of [discrimination]?

There are quite a few posts running into the 5 tag limit, so removing irrelevant tags is always a benefit. On the other hand, useful tags are important, because they help people search up and ...
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Suggestion for new tag of "Racial-Discrimination"

We already have a tag of "Racism" but dictionary definitions of this seem to vary and many/most place emphasis on motive and belief system. Some definitions appear to say that racial ...
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How should the dos and don'ts listed on the tour page be customized?

Our tour page has a list of things to ask about and things not to ask about. Currently these are the default texts, but I noticed that mods can edit them. The texts currently read: Ask about... ...
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What is the line between changing the author's intent and removing unnecessary information?

Context: Recently I have made a couple edits to answers, which were recently rolled back for the reason that the conflicted with author intent. If anybody is interested, here were the edits (1, 2). ...
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What is an Opinion-based question and how does it apply to my question?

Recently someone added a comment to a question I had posted saying that they thought my question was "opinion based" and inviting me to say if I agreed or, if not, why not (I'm assuming they ...
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With conflicting partisan self-descriptions, are one sides' terms always preferrable?

Moderator Philipp made an interesting terminology edit. Before: In 2021 voter suppression advocates claim... After: In 2021, people advocating for stricter voter-ID laws, claim... Philipp ...
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Suggestion for additional tags "Jersey" and "Guernsey"

Can we add tags for: Jersey Guernsey To be added to questions such as these How did United Kingdom responsibility for the defence of the British Channel Islands originate? Channel Islands Equivalence ...
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Why was my comment flag declined?

I recently flagged this comment: It is clearly a political question because it asks about an action of the government of Canada. I do not know an answer, though (same as @JoeC). (Emphasis mine) My ...
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What is the point of [political-research]?

There is a political-research tag, and it has no tag wiki or excerpt. I have done a cursory glance at the tag and its questions, but can’t seem to understand what it means. What is the point of the ...
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Is [meek-single-transferable-vote] so distinct as to need a tag separate from [single-transferable-vote]?

Concerning the new tags meek-single-transferable-vote and strategic-voting. Currently the tag "tree" for "scoring votes" (as I see it) is: First-level Second-level Third-level ...
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Should we remove all incorrect uses of code?

Since it has been decided that code markdown shouldn’t be used for text that isn’t code, should we remove all instances of code markdown for text that isn’t code? In case anybody is interested, there ...
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What kind of "details" can I add and what further "clarifying" might be necessary to get one more reopen vote?

Politico's "Sinema rakes in Pharma and finance cash..." A salient issue and an exceptional pattern of donations, or just cherry picking of statistics? may be a bit atypical here. It ...
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Is it possible for us to make use of version labels?

There’s a post on meta talking about version labels. While this feature was obviously created with Stack Overflow in mind, some people have said that it could be used on other sites. Question: Should ...
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Should code markdown be used for emphasis?

Code formatting is sometimes used for emphasis, or as a form of highlighting certain words or pieces of text. Is this acceptable? Note: I’m not talking about when code formatting is used on code, only ...
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Why was my answer to Slavery in the Sudan deleted due to 'plaigarism'?

My answer to this question on slavery in the Sudan was deleted due to an allegation of 'plagiarism' by a moderator. This is a serious allegation. However, if one looks under the main post, I clearly ...
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When should questions or answers be marked community wiki on P.SE mainspace?

There's been a recent batch of marking various questions and answers as community wiki, e.g. https://politics.stackexchange.com/posts/69292/revisions https://politics.stackexchange.com/posts/69297/...
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What online reference atlases/maps would be useful to point out geographical features?

(Not exactly sure how well this plays with the intent for references and general-reference tags on Meta here, but it seems like a worthwhile question. Or at least one that's been bugging me for a ...
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Add a synonym for tag [rnc]

I have added the tag rnc. Would a Mod be so kind as to add the tag republican-national-committee as a synonym. This would be similar to the combination of dnc with democratic-national-committee as a ...
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Should accepted answers be pinned to the top on meta?

most of the text in this answer has been taken from another post There's a proposal on main Meta regarding accepted answers floating to the top in the list of answers. I'll selectively quote parts of ...
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Rename [voting-registration] to [voter-registration]

Please rename voting-registration to voter-registration. Voter registration is the more common and recognized term. Using Google search: Search terms Results "voter registration" -"...
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Rename the [25th-amendment] to the full [twenty-fifth-amendment]

Right now, there are 8 tags about specific amendments in the US constitution. All of those, except the 25th-amendment use the word, instead of the number. It would be more consistent to rename the tag ...
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When are list questions too broad?

I noticed there's a flag on this question: A list of UK businesses whose owner supported Brexit. Basically, it warns that this list question may not be a good fit for the site. Doing some research I ...
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Do we need [voters] and [electorate] as separate tags?

voters 7 remaining of 17 questions electorate 1 remaining of 6 questions Both tags: 0 remaining of 1 question List of all 8 remaining of 22 questions There are 89 questions that use "...
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Should [political-commentary] be made a synonym of [media]?

There are three questions tagged political-commentary. Is there any reason politicians don't talk about internal affairs while abroad? How should one address concerns to a parliamentary ...
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Why was my answer to the question "Why is China interested in supporting the Taliban?" deleted?

My answer, which basically said that China is interested in welcoming Afghanistan, which is now governed by the Taliban, into the community of nations after the debacle of twenty year long US ...
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Is this the right place to ask about UK Government policy on renaming "ministries" to "departments"?

I would like to ask the following. Why has the UK Government moved away from "Ministry of..." names? Traditionally, UK Government departments were named "Ministry of [blar]". For ...
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Why has my question as to why the Allies did not discuss a Homeland for Jewish people in Germany been closed?

My question on this subject has been closed down because its suggested that my question is promoting a specific political cause. Given that people in politics are politically motivated, for example ...
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Should [gerrymandering] be made a synonym of [redistricting]?

According to Wikipedia, gerrymandering is the: practice intended to establish an arguably unfair political advantage for a particular party or group by manipulating the boundaries of electoral ...
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What happened to my comments on this question?

I asked this question. And I then replied to Pete W's comment. This has now vanished - why?
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Concerning the tag [conflict-of-interests]

The tag conflict-of-interests has an unnecessary and incorrect "s" at the end. Would a Mod please remove the final "s". The tag should be conflict-of-interest. The Tag Info is fine,...
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Are questions about the operation of organized crime on-topic?

Are questions about the policies, procedures, structures, or practices of organized crime gangs and syndicates on-topic? There has been some discussion on the difference between off-topic ...
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Please stop using DoD to refer to the U.S. Department of Defense

Please stop using DoD to refer to the U.S. Department of Defense. DOD is part of their brand. Use of Name "U.S. Department of Defense" and "Department of Defense" refer to the ...
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Should accepted answers still be pinned to the top of the list of answers?

There's a proposal on main Meta regarding accepted answers floating to the top in the list of answers. I'll selectively quote parts of CM Nicolas Chabanovsky's question here to get you up to speed ...
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Why was my question closed as opinion based?

A while ago I posted a question about the 2020 Bernie Sanders Presidential Campaign's strategy of expanding the electorate: Is expanding the electorate a foolish strategy in American politics? The ...
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About certain overlapping tags for [transportation]?

About certain overlapping tags for transportation? This list is: tag, question count, followed by excerpt. infrastructure 32 Use this tag in reference to the structures and systems that sustain large ...
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Execution plan for implementing the [local-autonomy] tag

Execution plan for implementing local-autonomy. See, If the goal of [secession] is to gain [independence], is it necessary to have both tags? To allow time for objections to be made, I will make no ...
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Are "has there ever been" questions always [history] questions?

Regarding questions for the history tag, are "has there ever been" questions always [history] questions? Currently, most questions do not use the tag. Tagged [history]: 9 (See the list) ...
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Searching tags, documentation error

In How do I find topics I'm interested in?, under Search tags, If you're looking for questions about multiple topics, you can also search by tags. Our site search recognizes tags enclosed in brackets ...
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Use of tags: [congress], [senate], and [house-of-representatives], for US questions

There are 78 questions tagged with house-of-representatives or senate which are also tagged congress. There are 26 questions tagged with house-of-representatives and senate. Five of those questions ...

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