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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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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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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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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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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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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 are some questions closed?

Sometimes a question is closed by the experienced members of the community. What is the criteria that is used to close a question? But what if the user feels it is a good question? Is there a way in ...
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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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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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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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I agree that my question is a good fit for another site, but it's clear that it's on topic here too

According to the help center: Matters of Policy: Central to the idea of this site are the nuts and bolts of policies introduced by governments, presumably for the welfare of their citizens. As such, ...
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How should this closed question be changed in order to be sufficiently narrow

Update: The question has now been completely deleted. Can anybody please explain who did this and why? This question has been closed as too broad by the community. The only comment regarding the ...
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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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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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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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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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Why are we closing better question as a duplicate of worse question?

I'm not sure if it's a SE wide policy, or only on SFF, but I'm used to duplicate policy being that a question with superior answers (especially if question itself is superior) is NOT closed as a ...
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Apparent close votes discrepancy

I have encountered the following discrepancy related to a closed question: Question was normally closed by 5 regular users (not hammered by a moderator). However, review history reveals only 2 votes. ...
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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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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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Closed within 30 minutes

In the last two days I have twice encountered my questions closed within minutes of posting. I am fairly new to posting questions on Politics.SE, and have found that rather than having any chance to ...
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Why is one question about the Catalan referendum open and upvoted, and the other one is closed as off topic and downvoted?

What are plausible possible outcomes after the Catalan referendum? This thread was put on hold with -5 votes and deemed "off topic". If the independence vote in Catalunya is successful. What are the ...
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Why was the progressivism question closed?

Why was the question https://politics.stackexchange.com/questions/4949/are-there-any-countries-that-are-progressive-in-most-if-not-all-aspects closed as "Primarily Opinion-based"? Based on the ...
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Why was this question deleted?

https://politics.stackexchange.com/questions/10304/why-does-isis-prefer-to-attack-european-capitals-instead-of-israel While the wording of the question could use improvement (or more bluntly, jew-...
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How is this question on quantifying the political effects of an insult unclear?

I'd like to know how this question is unclear and how it can be changed for clarity to be reopened. I edited to show the true intent: can the possible negative political effects of an insult by a ...
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In an election year, should a candidate's possible handicaps, (or their attempts at concealment), be off-topic?

Let's imagine we're all magically transported back to 1932, and we're all on a pen-pal postcard based version of Politics.SE, with Philipp as our long suffering moderator. Somebody posts a question ...
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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 this question closed?

Is it possible to artificially create navigable rivers? Was closed as off-topic with This question does not appear to be about governments, policies and political processes within the scope ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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A question was put on hold. Can I ask you why?

So I asked a question: If I became president by illegal means(bribery, murder, extortion), are my orders lawful after becoming president? Are those who follow my orders breaking the law? Let's say I ...
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Does making a question "binary" (branched) improve it?

Because it was founded by computer programmers, SE seems to have a unique approach to what constitutes good and bad questions and answers. Specifically, my understanding is that a good question is one ...
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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 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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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 ...