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When does the closed Q box show two reasons?

Sometimes the closed-question box shows one reason even if someone (but maybe just one user, cough, that would be me--how would I know this can happen otherwise?) has voted differently. So in 4-1 ...
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Is there freedom of speech here? [duplicate]

Is there freedom of speech here?Just two or three biased votes are enough to deprive a person of his right to express himself. Is this sector a breeding ground for regional discrimination, or will the ...
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What makes a question about political ideology opinion-based?

I am new here, therefore I would like to ask for pointers regarding this question. The brutality of the oct 7 attack on Israel astonished me, and as more and more forensic evidence and testimonies ...
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My question should be reopened because it was not a duplicate

The question needs to be reopened are: "Conflicting Egos: what groups of people tend to support the stabilizing of federal spending on personnel?" and Why does no one stand up to protest the ...
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What's wrong with my Sergey Karjakin question?

https://politics.stackexchange.com/questions/75098/sergey-karjakin-re-the-alley-of-angels Sergey is how I 1st heard of Alley of Angels, but surely Sergey isn't the only person to ever use the Alley of ...
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Undelete and reopen an "off-topic" question that has happened ~half a year later as a big political event? Germany’s condemnation of the Holodomor

This is about Have there been public political/medial events/debates over Holodomor as crime or genocide triggered by Russia's aggressions against Ukrainian land? which was asked on 2022-02-28 and was ...
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Who can upvote a question after it was closed?

I asked a question that got closed (well, tough). A couple hours later I received an upvote on it. How is that possible? I may never have tried — can one upvote a closed question?
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Why was my question on politics SE completely rewritten?

I asked this (highly edited) question on politics SE. The original question asked about the political and social effects of an economic collapse in the Middle East. I was asking it in reference to a ...
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Are questions arbitrarily closed as off-topic?

I saw multiple questions closed as off-topic, I would like to ask what are the exact criteria of that behavior and what does the moderator team to prevent abuses in that sense? Among multiple examples ...
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What exactly makes this question not "a good faith effort" etc.?

I have a question about my Politics Stack Exchange post: What does the West gain by not letting Russia swallow Ukraine? I have checked the resources linked in the closure note and attempted to figure ...
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Who and why was my question on gaslighting techniques been closed?

Gaslighting has been a topic of current political interest. Who closed my question on gaslighting techniques and why?
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Why has my question on a 4 day working week been closed down as off-topic?

As I noted in my question a 4 day working week has completed a 2 year trial run in Iceland and one is now being trialed in the UK. This is eminently a political question so why has it been closed as ...
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What does opinion-based exactly mean in this community? [duplicate]

My question was closed as opinion-based. I cannot understand how can this question be opinion-based. How does Liz Cheney's losing the Republican primary impact the future of the GOP? The question ...
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Why was my question closed?

This one here. Is it outside the scope for asking ways to quantify sociological phenomena?
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Question was reopened and then edited to be shorter and then closed again?

Part1. Can you reopen the question "What war crimes has Ukraine committed during the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine?" Part2. Question was reopened and then edited to be shorter and then ...
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Can you reopen the question "What war crimes has Ukraine committed during the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine?"

Part1. Can you reopen the question "What war crimes has Ukraine committed during the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine?" Part2. Question was reopened and then edited to be shorter and then ...
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Why is my question nominated for closure?

I put up a question earlier today regarding the structure of California agricultural subsidies. My goal is to understand potential political issues with an obvious alternative to the current system. ...
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Why was the "What are major reasons behind giving legitimacy to religions & religious practices" question closed?

What are major reasons behind giving legitimacy to religions & religious practices The close reason states "off-topic" which is defined as: The primary purpose of this question appears ...
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Help understanding the down voting on these two questions and the (hopefully temporary) closing of one

Have retired top US military officials become substantially more outspoken and cited on political issues in the last decade? sits at -4/+0. Somebody edited it, removing a key bit of the question then ...
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What is unclear about the TASS-Kremlin line question?

Does TASS have a disclosed direct line with the Kremlin? was closed as unclear. I have no idea how to clarify it more than I have done so already. Suggestions?
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Discussion about my "opinion-based" question

Yesterday I asked the question "Is Vladimir Putin surrounded by yes-men?", which was promptly closed for being primarily opinion-based. I thought this one was worth a discussion. I'm ...
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When are media sources considered propaganda and the questions citing them will be closed?

A single user with close privileges closed this question: What are the implications of the sabotage by Russian FSB of the plot to assassinate President Zelensky of Ukraine?. The stated reason in the ...
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What kind of "details" can I add and what further "clarifying" might be necessary to get one more reopen vote?

Politico's "Sinema rakes in Pharma and finance cash..." A salient issue and an exceptional pattern of donations, or just cherry picking of statistics? may be a bit atypical here. It ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How to make the question about normative or descriptive ethics on policy more clarity?

Question in question: Does politics deal with descriptive or normative ethics? It's currently closed as unclear. Unfortunately, it's also unclear for me for what to clarify. I'm completely clueless ...
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Is the question opinion-based?

Just saw that my question was closed for, apparently, being opinion-based. Therefore, I wonder what makes a question an opinion and why would my fit that category. I do see this question as objective.
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Is there a way the closed question on "protests against Amy Barrett" be opened again?

Is there a way this question : Why are people protesting against Amy Barrett? can be re-written to make it "fact-based" and get it opened? The first revision had some of my own opinions and ...
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How is internal security not a matter of policy?

Recently, the following question of mine was closed: Amongst U.S. police forces, are combat veterans more likely to abuse force than those who lack combat experience? The reasons for such closure ...
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How do I prove my question is asked in good faith?

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 ...
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Confused by the 'reopen' process

Recently this question — Is the “Defund the police”-argument anti-police or not? — was closed. I thought the question was salvageable and voted to reopen, as did three others for a total of four: Yet ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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 are we closing questions for being susceptible to opinion on a site about politics?

This question about fascism and President Trump was closed and deleted because "answers will tend to be almost entirely based on opinions, rather than facts, references, or specific expertise". This ...
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How should questions that seem anti-Semitic be handled?

This question was closed for being an apparent effort to discredit people while I was in the middle of answering it: Why is "Jews are more loyal to Israel than to their own country" anti-...
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Please reopen this question on policymaking in Japan

How are policies made in Japan? This question was closed as "too broad". Some users (including me) tried to edit the question out, but there was no avail. I just noticed the OP had re-edited the ...
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Closure of Qatar question on their policy to pay western sources

This question was closed because according to some: Questions asking for the internal motivations of people, how specific individuals would behave in hypothetical situations or predictions for ...
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Repeatedly closing and reopening of (highly) controversial questions

Philipp cast a cast "2x-power" close vote on a recent controversial question on Trump's tax returns, meaning there were already 3 such votes. This was a minor exercise of mod extra powers. I'm not at ...
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Why did the question "Is President Donald Trump a racist?" get closed?

On March 4th, a user posted the question "Is President Donald Trump a racist?". Moderator Philipp closed this question a few minutes later with the reason "Promotes or discredits a ...
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Is there a way to get information on my closed and deleted questions and answers?

Is there a way to find a complete list of: Questions and answers of mine that were closed and deleted. The Politics SE users and/or moderators who voted to close or delete the questions or answers. ...
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Why was this question about despotism and legislature closed?

I flagged this closed question for mod reopen and the flag response stated I need to bring it to Meta. So here it is. Legislative Despotism? The question was closed as Please clarify your ...
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How can I improve this question?

Will allowing abortion actually benefit the right? I do not advocate anything. I got a theory, that may be wrong, that we are all selfish, and we simply vote for our interests. However, the ...
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Which one to duplicate?

I am tempted to vote to re-open this question: What are the professional standards for FBI agents? Currently it is closed as a duplicate of this question: Are American FBI agents not allowed to ...
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