A couple days ago I asked this question: Has Biden apologized for saying a neoconfederate organization had many fine people?. The close reason given was “The primary purpose of this question appears to be to promote or discredit a specific political cause, group or politician. It does not appear to be a good-faith effort to learn more about governments, policies and political processes as defined in the help center.”
But in actual fact my question isn’t intended to discredit Biden at all; as it happens I’m a Biden supporter. It’s just that I saw (a shortened version of) the clip that’s the subject of my question being shared by a lot of Trump supporters on Twitter as a way to attack Biden. So I decided to track down the original video and ask a question to find out if Biden had apologized or expressed regret for his remarks, and thus if Trump supporters were unfairly attacking him. So how do I prove that my question was asked in good faith?
This Meta answer gives a series of criteria a question should meet to be considered as posted in good faith. The problem is, I think my question already meets all the criteria:
- Be Serious: My question was asked in earnest, without sarcasm or other forms of humor.
- Defensible viewpoints: My question has links to reliable sources.
- Be careful of highly partisan sources. I quoted no partisan sources.
- Explain your question: I provide a great deal of context, including describing the organization and mentioning whose speech Biden was referencing, and where and when Biden made his remarks.
- Avoid bad (opinionated) assertions My question was not premised on any opinionated assertions.
So what else can I do to demonstrate good faith? Provide evidence that I’m a Biden supporter and not a Trump supporter?