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Should more popular tags in the long term be used in the placeholder text?

I noticed that the tags placeholder text when writing a new question includes the tag donald-trump: Since Donald Trump is no longer the president of the USA, there are less new questions being posted ...
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Follow up on previous question concerning the [money] tag

Following up on, Why do we have both a [money] and a [currency] tag?, there are currently 14 questions remaining that use the money tag. After these questions have been edited the [money] tag may be ...
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How can we close the politics stack exchange?

I use stack exchange sites because they tend to stick with topical questions and not get wrapped up in the distractions of a site like reddit. However, briefly visiting the politics stack exchange ...
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Why are the questions about Iran's nuclear threat against Israel off-topic

Many questions about the Iranian Nuclear threat against Israel and the poor performance of the Biden administration have been closed as off-topic. (Israel itself is also to blame for not taking the ...
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A textbook of (the history of) political thought

I am looking for a textbook or a book covering the history of political thought in Europe up to the current times. Could you recommend one that is readable for a lay person and offers a good ...
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Can we ask non political questions that have a huge political implication?

Why people with rich parents have higher SAT scores? The question is closed for not being political. However, the issue is political. If rich kids have good SAT scores because SAT scores take into ...
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Why questions about past polls & elections?

Why have so many questions about past polls, mainly for the 2016 and 2020 Presidential elections, started showing up at the head of the page? Surely they are either moot, or trivially answerable by a ...
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Has Politics.SE ever hosted a question criticizing Joe Biden's government?

Have Joe Biden fans banned critical questions from him? Has Politics.SE ever hosted a question criticizing Joe Biden's politics? For example, his departure from Afghanistan. Strengthen the Taliban. ...
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Why has my question been so butchered that now it is necessary to post a dis-avowal due to excessive edits

I have been participating on SE review queues since long before many users of this beta site. I am well aware of how to post a good question and answer. I wrote what is being labeled a "...
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What's the difference between 'opinion based' and speculative analysis?

This question, currently closed for being 'opinion' based, is up for a re-open vote. To my mind, 'opinion-based' means that any answer to the question must be subjective in nature. This question, ...
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Is it possible to make this closed question acceptable to the site/

[Update] If I ask a question that says party X repeatedly warns that if party Y gain power then Z will happen - to what extent has this come true? Would it be on-topic? [Old question] My question ...
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Can censorship of this site by the Liberal Democrats be prosecuted? [closed]

Can censorship of this site by the Liberal Democrats be prosecuted? Because I want to take this picture to the US Senate and crucify the Liberal Democrat Party. I want to accuse this site of ...
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Better defining the [polling] and [public-opinion] tags

Following the discussion in Should [public-opinion] be made a synonym of [polling], or vice-versa (or neither)?, it seems like the best suggestion is to redefine polling to refer to the technical ...
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When is it suggested to write a second answer instead of appending the contents in the first answer?

When is it suggested to write a second answer instead of appending the contents in the first answer? Specifically for Politics SE. If I have to describe the situation here, I answered a question ...
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Can we move out of beta now?

Note: this is not a duplicate of this question because that is tagged discussion while this is tagged feature-request Here are the reasons why I think we should be graduated: Politics stack exchange ...
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Badly received question about Hamas corruption

About a month ago, I asked two parallel questions: Checks against corruption in the Palestinian Authority and their effectiveness Checks against corruption in Gaza, and their effectiveness The first ...
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My voice is genuinely being suppressed

It's a matter of common sense to understand that Has Narender Modi's image in vaccination certificate been criticised by any international organisation or forum? Do any other head of state print ...
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Is re-asking a bad question in a better way allowed?

this question is similar to this question except less pushy, and a bit broader in scope. Is asking these types of questions allowed, or should they be closed as duplicate (in general, not in this case ...
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Please do not flag suspended users as New contributor

(NOTE consider this question inactive - and dont waste time on it - until I have confirmed if Joe is correct about suspension and New contributor flags. If he is, well, this question has no reason to ...
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Community bot deletion of an answer. And network-wide 5 year account suspension??? what's up?

This is a bit odd. Bear with me, I don't know all the facts. This question - who is arming Talibans - got an answer which has been Community-deleted. So you need delete privileges (2K rep) to see it....
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Should [public-opinion] be made a synonym of [polling], or vice-versa (or neither)?

The tags public-opinion (56 questions; no tag wiki) and polling (183 questions; "A sampling or collection of opinions on a subject, taken from either a selected or a random group of persons")...
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Should the controversy of a bill be edited into a question?

Recently, in this question (and to a lesser extent, the answer to that question), there was a bit of a dispute over what the bill should be called in the question, and whether its controversy should ...
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\[ranked-choice-voting] = synonym for \[voting-systems]?

I don't think there should be separate tags for each individual voting system
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(When) are the internal politics of religious organisations on topic?

We've recently had some questions about the Catholic Church which were primarily about its internal politics: Can the US Roman Catholic Bishops establish rules against the will of the Pope? Why is ...
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(should we have) Rules on “why isn’t” questions

Currently (as far as I know) there are no rules on “why doesn’t xxx have yyy or do zzz”, and the answer (most of the time) is just “why would they?” “There’s no reason to.” “They didn’t see a point to ...
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Reminder: Tiny, trivial edits are discouraged

While anyone with >1000 rep is allowed to freely edit any post, this privilege comes with the responsibility to ensure that your edits actually improve the post, and don't just clog up the site ...
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Did ignored tags feature change [closed]

For politics I like to have questions about united-states grey, not because they are uninteresting, but just because I like to spot questions about the rest of the world. But the last few days my ...
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What is on topic for a reference request?

Introduction to reference requests The topic of references requests has come up a few times already, for example in these questions: Are requests for references on-topic? Are questions for ...
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Cutoff between Politics and History

At which time point the questions belongs to the History, and not to the Politics stackexchange? Is there a particular cutting point, for example 1989/91?
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Questions about poverty [duplicate]

Do the questions about poverty belong here, or to the economics stackexchange? By the questions about poverty I understand the criteria of defining poverty, the discussions and controversies around ...
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Wiki answers for changing information

I came across this wiki answer for a question about senators from political families, and noticed it started with an encouragement to keep the answer eternally updated as the makeup of the US Senate ...
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Sandbox for proposed questions

What is the Sandbox? This "Sandbox" is a place where Politics users can get feedback on prospective questions they wish to post to the main page. This is useful because writing a clear and ...
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Is posting something offensive from a third party, “in order to debunk”, in scope for this site?

Take this question, now deleted, so only visible to those with 2k privileges. Someone posted the following infographic to reddit before it was quickly deleted some time ago. But I think it's ...
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The many memes of Politics and its chats

In the style of The many memes of meta Catchphrases and concepts that spread from person to person are known as memes, which, courtesy the internet, can now explode across the earth like a highly ...
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Moderators marking answers as “controversial”?

A moderator marked my answer as controversial (note: it is no longer marked that way). I don't understand why it was marked as such. The answer explains how Hamas can build rockets despite Gaza being ...
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How early is too early to answer a question evaluating a person or policy?

A user recently posted this question asking about what steps President Biden has taken so far to address climate change: On what steps from ecology plan have Joe Biden's administration already made ...
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Is this question better on the History SE?

Have countries ever forced an international flight to divert in order to arrest a wanted person, prior in to the Belarus incident? Sure it's a current political event, but it's also asking for a ...
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Why do some “Why do (group) think that…?” questions do very well and others quietly collect close votes?

Why do Republicans prefer President Trump to President Pence? (+9/-3) Why do Republicans oppose the Voting Rights Advancement Act? (+20/-3) Why are right-wing politicians in the US typically pro-...
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Is this technical question with a political aspect on topic?

Recently on the main meta this question came up: I think most of you have heard of the recent unrest in Israel/Palestinian territory. Arabs have viewed Facebook as a biased social media platform that ...
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Someone is downvoting my answers here every day since about one month

I'm receiving downvotes pretty much every day, sometimes more than once per day on a wide range of answers without any correlation about the topic and the details of my argument. Perhaps others here ...
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How do you determine a “primarily opinion based” question

Note: for the rest of this question I will be shortening “primarily opinion based” to “POB” see also How do you tell if a question is POB or if it is asking for information from polls? Example: this ...
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Please may I appeal to the Community to restore my deleted answer?

I have a question about my Politics Stack Exchange post: Why doesn't the US condition aid to Israel to force it negotiate over the Israeli-Palestine Conflict? I would please invite the Community to ...
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Is or isn't it a CoC violation to put a claimed ethic or national identity in scare quotes?

There's a certain user here who wrote about a dozen times ""Palestinian" Arabs" (in two different posts, but one was deleted; here's a link to the one still standing.) Sure one ...
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Is it okay to copy and paste in your answers?

This comment by a fairly high rep user says that this has substantial content cut and pasted from a previous answer of yours. I hope you don't plan on spamming this site with repeat cut and pastes (...
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What, if anything, should be done with the [corruption] tag information and questions?

Regarding the tag information for corruption, Corruption is where a government official acts in their own interests, often over the interests of their position or country. Use to discuss confirmed ...
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Why did this question get closed?

This question (Why is the USA so much concerned about the human rights violations in Xinjiang, but less so about Kashmir?) got closed for the reason opinion based. The description of opinion based ...
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Should answerers also provide fact-checking?

If a question asks about the official reason for doing something, is it also required or encouraged to challenge the truth of those claims the way a journalist would? This question asks how Georgia ...
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Designing political systems

I am trying to design new political system. I have concrete design goals and significant progress on implementation, but met some roadblocks for which I lack knowledge and had no luck with search ...
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Questions related to economic development and public policies to be followed in developing countries (3rd world)

I wanted to know if the questions related to challenges in economic development be posted here or on economic site or on a separate site focused on development. Questions may include international ...
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Request to merge [election] and [presidential-election] tags

Any question about presidential-election would also be about election.The page on tag synonyms says. Also, this article on Wikipedia: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Presidential_election explains ...

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