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What’s the appropriate tag to use for questions about political mottos or slogans?

I asked this question about the phrase "Don't tread on me" but I couldn’t find an appropriate tag such as “political motto or slogan, so I used history instead. Is there a more appropriate ...
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Edit rejected. No deviation from original intent

I suggested an edit to the only answer to my question Is there any good evidence for institutional racisms in the United States?. The edit got rejected by user "JJ for transparency and Monica&...
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If the long topic is on-the-point, why then there are downvotes for not being focused?

Recently my question Is modernization agenda considered as the consensus reaching device in 2020 Covid19 EU budget talks? has been closed down. Again - I thought that my thinking about the EU is more ...
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(Why) is it on topic to ask why crime has gone up or down in a certain area?

A recent q asks What has caused the steep increase in violent crime in Baltimore over the last decade? The argument for this being on topic is that Government actions and policies obviously can ...
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How can we handle questions that are dynamic and change over time?

Some questions are asked about concrete situation at a moment of time. For example What has trump accomplished in his first term?. As long as situation changes, answers may fade out. Maybe such "...
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Why are some questions which are clearly opinion-based allowed while others are not?

The guidance on What topics can I ask about here? reads: Politics Stack Exchange is for objective questions about governments, policies and political processes. It is not a place to advance opinions ...
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How much work for the original poster should we allow in an attempt to reopen the question?

I voted to close this question earlier today, and I see it was indeed closed. But then a substantial edit was made. The problem I have here is there's no indication the original poster had any say in ...
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What constitutes a “low-research-effort” question?

This is a follow-up to this meta post. Your question, while not bad, shows zero prior research effort. A quick look at the relevant Wikipedia article is enough to answer it. In fact, that's all the ...
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Is asking about the motivations of large groups, with documented opinions, off limit?

From Why do BLM protestors continue after all four police involved in the killing of George Floyd are facing charges? : Might as well quote the whole thing: Why do BLM protestors continue to riot ...
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Question Edit invalidating existing answers

A recent edit to Has any of the US federal armed forces acted violently against civil movements / protesters? invalidates several answers with multiple upvotes. The original question had no date ...
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Not allowed to use the NRA as an example of a political organization with membership?

I've received the strangest warning from a moderator. This is the last warning: Please stop putting the NRA into this post. Its completely out of context and serves no purpose but to frame them as ...
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Tara Reade question and Politics.SE standards

I am frustrated with how users have reacted to my question and answer regarding the Reade/Biden issue. The reaction was negative. First there was a vote to close, and then it was reopened, but ...
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Is it acceptable for people with suspended accounts to post during suspension with other accounts?

I'm asking because it seems to be happening. Also, I suspect "sockpuppetry" investigations are complex to conduct, so I'm not trying to rush anything, but I've raised some such flags about a ...
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Why was this on-topic question closed for being off-topic?

Here is the post in question. This is the report I got for the reason it was closed: Closed. This question is off-topic. It is not currently accepting answers. The primary purpose of this question ...
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Clarifying topicality of a question about state media contents

After a question was closed I had a feeling I was not good in explaining its relevance to this Q&A site, but I might be wrong. So my actual question was why open source/open tech activities ...
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Is asking if any given statement of a politician constitutes propaganda on-topic here?

Yes, we do have such a question, and it survived closure twice. The trouble I see with that is one can easily make 1,000 such such questions "Is this statement of X propaganda", just by ...
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I'm not sure if my question is appropriate for SE.Politics

I am new to politics stack exchange and I just wanted to verify whether my question is appropriate for SE.Politics or not. Its about a policy proposal. I'm genuinely trying to do research and see if ...
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Why didn't the FBI monitor bankrupt (former) employees more watchfully?

How can I make on topic Why do governments allow former Non-official Cover Spies to divulge that? Why didn't the FBI monitor bankrupt (former) employees more watchfully??
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What happened to this answer?

Surgical strikes by India Google cache shows that this question had two answers. What happened to this answer? Is it deleted by SE admin? Why?
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Question Fix Solution Suggestions, etc

I'm not always good at asking political questions which I post on this non-meta community from time to when when I hear or read about something potentially political that I think is a good question to ...
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can we have a placeholder/FAQ/feedback mechanism for questions that we know the community is going to close?

Once again, we have a why doesn't the US do Communism question. It's by a new poster, and yes, all the usual reasons are going to be trotted out before closing. It may even be closed without any ...
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Is a source necessary for a publicly-verifiable fact? [duplicate]

There's a question concerning an alleged waning of Trump support with a top-rated answer - this top-rated answer goes into detail about the reasoning around why support for Trump is waning, but does ...
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Can I have this migration-rejected q unlocked?

Why are some Covid-19 tests excluded in some US states? The P.SE-mod-decided migration was rejected for a good reason by the Med.SE mod. I agree with the latter that the answer to the q almost ...
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What should be done with answers written in languages other than English?

On this question asking about contact tracing in South Korea a user wrote an answer to the question in Korean (now undeleted): https://politics.stackexchange.com/a/52880/19301 In the comments, ...
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Books or articles on whether constitutional conventions are “rules meant to ensure the ultimate supremacy of the” electoral body?

Apology. I don't get why Books or articles on whether constitutional conventions are “rules meant to ensure the ultimate supremacy of the” electoral body? is closed? What "details or clarity" do you ...
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How is the Law site for StackExchange different from the new Politics one? [duplicate]

I'd like to know how to differentiate between the two StackExchange sites, "Law" and "Politics". For example, where would I rather post a question such as, "Does the President have free rein to ...
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(Why) are questions about what Rush Limbaugh or Fox News [personalities] say off topic?

Are these opinion makers/leaders not (highly) relevant politically? Some of them have a greater audience than many local politicians, whose sayings would undoubtedly be on-topic. And yes, these are ...
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Should there be a tag for the 2020 US Presidential Election?

Should we create a tag to identify questions related to the 2020 Presidential General election, of which I assume we're likely to start seeing lots? Is it necessary to identify these kinds of ...
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Should US State specific tags exist?

Should we have tags for specific US States? We definitely have questions about state laws and politics, but I'd argue that having individual tags for each state is too localized. Here are some state ...
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Are bureaucracy and civil service synonyms?

If so, should tags bureaucracy and civil-service be merged?
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Are downvotes being counted the same as upvotes in the Reputation summary?

My home page for politics.SE shows "+4" votes for this question: But in fact, there was 1 upvote and 3 downvotes: I successfully(!?) have negative values for other questions though. So is ...
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What do people think of the dozens of tag-only edits of old questions?

Over the past few days, one user has been editing dozens of old questions and primarily adding new tags. What does the community think of this? One the one hand, accurate tagging is useful and I ...
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Why was my question on Male Genital Mutilation closed as a duplicate?

I asked this question: Why does the UK have Female Genital Mutilation Act 2003, but not Male Genital Mutilation Act? but despite explaining why it was not a duplicate, it still got closed without any ...
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Why was this question about US handling of the Covid-19 outbreak removed from the hot network questions list?

This question was removed from the HNQ list with only a short notice "Needs detailed answers". Why not "protect" it instead of entirely removing it from the HNQ? After being edited and reopened, it ...
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Politics/Medical Science - Unmigrate

Poor Countries response to Covid-19 has been migrated to Medical Science. The answer that has been posted so far asks for it to be brought back, and this could easily turn into some sort of ping-pong ...
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Why were my comments about the Dershowitz question inappropriate?

In How did Alan Dershowitz end up on Trumps' legal team? , the question was two sentences long. I posted a comment, asking whether Trump has a bad record on civil liberties, because the question ...
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Please VTD “questions” that are blog posts about Covid-19

I won't name a particular user here, although I do have one in mind as the prime example, but as general note: some users turn their questions (sometimes after they are answered) into [fairly long] ...
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Comment was deleted but not understanding why

Comments in my understanding should provide more details on the question, ask for more details, and overall build on the question. My comment was just deleted and not understanding how it didnt fit. ...
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What, specifically, was rude or abusive about this answer?

This answer was deleted for being spam or rude or abusive. What specific content was spam or rude or abusive? https://politics.stackexchange.com/a/51123/5971
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Non-edits push the question into the reopen queue. What to do about it?

This question got pushed into the reopen queue with two non-edits. Hitting the Leave Closed button is not a big deal, but it is strange that the system allow such (non-)edits. Q: Non-edits push the ...
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@Philipp moderator seems to be into showing his attitude a bit too much. Am I missing something?

I am not a contentious type of person. Maybe I'm missing something. But here are two examples. 1) I asked this question, but it appeared to some users as too broad. Since this concept of "broadness" ...
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Should questions & answers suggesting the US may have released COVID-19 as a bioweapon really be censored?

Here, someone asked the following question : On March 18th, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China announced new measures that would be implemented against several ...
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Is it possible to put date/time limits on answering/editing old questions?

Given the time-dependent nature of many of the questions on this site, would it be possible to restrict some old questions so that they don't float back to the top of the "Recently Active" list? I'm ...
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Direct Applicability v. Direct Effect

5 votes closed Direct Applicability v. Direct Effect as it "needs to be more focused". How can I focus it pls? Did you want me to quote less? I'm afraid of quoting less as you may require more ...
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What is the appropriate tag for travel bans, in general?

Despite all the tags we currently have, I'm having trouble tagging questions about travel bans in a way that doesn't generate disputes/comments under the questions. We currently have immigration (as ...
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Question(s) about homicide rate in Somalia

It seems we get those once in a while, probably from the same person who might troll with other topics, but I don't see a horrible reason why the Somalia-homicide-rate question itself needs to go. It ...
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Should judicial oversight of the UK executive be increased?

I don't want down or close votes! Thus before I post, can you pls comment or review this candidate post? LMK how I can improve it! Thanks. Title - Should judicial oversight of the UK executive be ...
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Why can't I change the text of an UNANSWERED question?

How useful is Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019 to HK protesters? is open, and has no answers. Parliament v. Crown in Parliament, Parliament v. Queen in Parliament were closed as ...
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Alter [marshallislands] to [marshall-islands]

This is related to this question about the Marshall Islands; the new tag marshallislands has been created which does not have a space in, making it inconsistent with other tags such as republic-of-...
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Should the [echr] tag be about the European Convention on Human Rights or the European Court of Human Rights?

After editing the wiki for echr (which I assumed to be about the European Convention on Human Rights) I noticed that both question so tagged are about the European Court of Human Rights. Both ...

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