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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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Should our faq questions be marked as CW?

On the main meta site and stack overflow meta, faq questions are normally marked CW. Should we do the same thing on Politics, or should we leave the faq questions as is? Note: the only change marking ...
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Should the majority of Afghanistan questions be flagged or reviewed before inclusion?

A significant portion of the questions relating to Afghanistan have a tenuous link to political discussion. Most are questions about warfare, counter-insurgency, military tactics or strategy. Very ...
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If the goal of [secession] is to gain [independence], is it necessary to have both tags?

There appears to be a significant misuse of the independence and secession tags. From the excerpt of the [independence] tag, it appears the tag should be used when the geographic area covers more than ...
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Why was @Moshe suspended? Can this be reconsidered? [closed]

New user @Moshe has only contributed 4 answers and no questions; and those answers don't show signs of suspension-worthy activity. One of these answers, which is quite informative and useful IMHO, ...
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I propose a sandbox for answers

Similar to Sandbox for proposed questions I propose a sandbox for answers. I have provided an example below of what a sandbox answer might look like. What does the community think about it? Are there ...
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Someone is stalking my profile, how do I report it? [duplicate]

Someone is stalking my profile and serial upvoting my old posts. How do I report it?
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What improvement is needed in my question?

My question: What is the minimum salary possible in a Her Majesty's Government's Department's job? I am specific to Her Majesty's Government. Someone kind added the correct tag. I have ...
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Declining comment flags and then deleting. Reason?

After making necessary edits, and flagging unrelated comments (today's 1-2 hours ago), why were two of my "no longer required" comment flags declined and then one of those was deleted anyway ...
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Why is a factual statement about Trump, backed by wikipedia articles, labeled "personal opinion" by a mod?

In this answer which was deleted I made the argument that Trump often lies and promotes conspiracy theories, which is why people who stay with him don't value veracity and science and therefore are ...
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Should a tag be created for questions related to direct payments from a government for compensation, salary, wages, etc.?

Each of these questions, in some way, relates to payments made by a government to individuals elected or appointed to, or employed by, a government, as compensation in terms of salary, wages, etc. ...
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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 2 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 [closed]

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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