Note though that it is focused on scientific knowledge. There is no intent to poll the meta users or participate in the meta processes. If this is unclear, I will be sure to edit until it is crystal clear. But the reason stated for my question being moved (by one of the 5 persons making the decision) is not that:
The correct place for this question is definitely meta. I'm sorry if you disagree, but all questions about the functioning of SE itself are for meta sites – CoedRhyfelwr 56 mins ago
I am certain that this decision is wrong. My question is on the topic of the main site, and off the topic of any meta site. Let us look at the relevant regulations:
Politics Stack Exchange is for objective questions about governments, policies and political processes.
It is not a place to advance opinions or debate, but rather for exchanging objective information about the policies, processes, and personalities that comprise the political arena. If you can't back it up, it's subjective.
For purposes of this site, we define politics as:
The end result of conflicting egos working themselves out through matters of policy.
I repeat myself, but, if it is not clear that my question is about government, policy and political processes, let me know and I will do my best to improve it as necessary.
Meta Politics Stack Exchange is the part of the site where users discuss the workings and policies of Politics Stack Exchange rather than discussing governments, policies and political processes itself. It is separated from the main Q&A to reduce noise there while providing a legitimate space for people to ask how and why this site works the way it does. Meta is for...
- ...Politics Stack Exchange users to communicate with each other about Politics Stack Exchange (asking questions about how the websites work, or about policies and community decisions)
- ...Politics Stack Exchange users to communicate with Stack Overflow the company (posting bugs, suggesting improvements, or proposing new features), and
- ...Stack Overflow the company to communicate with the community (soliciting feedback on new ideas or features, or discussing policies that affect the whole network)
Please look around to see if your question has been asked before, and avoid asking questions that have nothing to do with Politics Stack Exchange or the Stack Exchange network. This is not a random discussion area; rather, it's a place for improving our community and website, together.
My question is not aimed to communicate with any of the parties listed, nor does it make such an attempt, beyond asking a question about Political Science and receiving an answer. There is no intention to poll some group of people, or to participate in any political processes going on. Indeed, my intention is to abstain from that, in order to avoid the effect of reflection, so the move hurts the purpose. I sure hope that my question is not noise. I am not making an attempt to improve the community or the web site either.
I have located one attempt to explore a similar issue. I find it to be both dissimilar and shallow. I wonder if the similarity can appear more than superficial to anyone at all. There is an opinion of a moderator, but it is not substantiated in any way.
As an analogy, imagine that I ask a question about the way a Stack Exchange web site is programmed on Stack Overflow. Not a frequent kind of question, but there are examples. (First example, second example, third example.) To my knowledge, no attempt is being made to move them to the meta. One reasonable opinion is that these are engineering questions that use Stack Exchange as an example, and so should stay where they are.
- My question is on the topic of the main site.
- My question is off the topic of any meta site.
- That "all questions about the functioning of SE itself are for meta sites" is false.
Therefore, my question should be restored, and the policy should be changed.