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Why was my answer to this question as to when anti-terrorist actions were justified been deleted?

This answer was deleted by a moderator who stated that it was both a personal opinion and did not address the question. I disagree. I first state that what constitutes terrorism is a problematic ...
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Moderator deleted my answer after grossly misunderstanding it

Update: Taking all the comments into account, I have posted a new answer with supporting links and a considerably more considerate wording. I believe that it addresses all the points made in this ...
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Moderator Philipp deleted my answer for "[making] one side in an ongoing conflict look worse than the other"

My answer was in response to the following question: Why won't Israel allow more aid into Gaza? The exact reason given for the deletion was: As explained in the comments, this answer is using cherry-...
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Moderator single-handedly deleting my highly-upvoted answer. Is this okay?

I am referring to this answer: https://politics.stackexchange.com/a/83473/1470 The moderator also commented that it is "not salvageable" even though the first part directly answers the ...
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How to salvage a moderator-deleted answer when there is no way to get feedback?

On December 19, 2023 I posted an answer to the question What alternatives do supporters of ceasefire consider for Israel rather than eliminating Hamas?. A day later it was deleted by moderator CDJB as ...
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Why is my answer still deleted?

My answer here was declared to not have any evidence (despite it having such) and deleted without me having a chance to respond. I edited it to include reams of evidence, and yet it has not been ...
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Answer deleted by moderator as "not an answer" -- but I think it is a good answer

I hope it's OK to ask on my own behalf here (what else with a narrower scope could I do to obtain a review of a moderator action?). Philipp apparently cleaned up in the highly active question What is ...
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What is the canonical way to obtain a review of a moderator action

An answer of mine was deleted by a mod, and I'd like somebody (possibly the mod himself) to take a second look. The "Undelete" button does not work for mod-deleted posts. What's the ...
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Deletion of my answer to the question "Why do people believe that if Putin ceases to be Russian president, the Russo-Ukraine war will cease?"

My answer to the question "Why do people believe that if Putin ceases to be Russian president, the Russo-Ukraine war will cease?" was deleted by moderator with this explanation: This is not ...
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Can I repost content from a deleted answer?

I was going to answer a question when I noticed that a heavily downvoted answer already included part of my answer. So as to not duplicate the efforts and reposting the same information, I too ...
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Why was the answer that Poland and USA have the capability and motive to destroy Nord Stream deleted?

A moderator deleted the answer https://politics.stackexchange.com/a/75894 was deleted. Why? Here's its text for the folks that don't have enough reputation to view deleted stuff: Poland They hate ...
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Why has my post on Maximal Wage Policies been accused of plaigarism when I've explicitly acknowledged Wikipedia as a source

My post on sectoral bargaining and maximal wage policies has been accused by the moderator JJJ of plagiarism when I've explicitly acknowledged within the post the source - Wikipedia. This isn't the ...
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Why was my answer to Slavery in the Sudan deleted due to 'plaigarism'?

My answer to this question on slavery in the Sudan was deleted due to an allegation of 'plagiarism' by a moderator. This is a serious allegation. However, if one looks under the main post, I clearly ...
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Why was my answer to the question "Why is China interested in supporting the Taliban?" deleted?

My answer, which basically said that China is interested in welcoming Afghanistan, which is now governed by the Taliban, into the community of nations after the debacle of twenty year long US ...
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Why is a factual statement about Trump, backed by wikipedia articles, labeled "personal opinion" by a mod?

In this answer which was deleted I made the argument that Trump often lies and promotes conspiracy theories, which is why people who stay with him don't value veracity and science and therefore are ...
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Please may I appeal to the Community to restore my deleted answer?

I have a question about my Politics Stack Exchange post: Why doesn't the US condition aid to Israel to force it negotiate over the Israeli-Palestine Conflict? I would please invite the Community to ...
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Why was my answer explaining an anti-White hate statement deleted?

I wrote this answer, which was deleted by @Philipp using his moderator powers. I do not believe that this was the correct course of action to take. In that answer, I explained the background behind &...
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Why is Bob H's answer here deleted?

The question. Bob H has written two answers, one of which is hidden because it's marked as spam/abusive. The other isn't, but is still deleted. Why? A mod (JJJ) has already removed the latter part of ...
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Repeated unwarranted deletions?

Once again, we have a particular moderator deleting an answer that (IMHO) is perfectly responsive to the question. Granted, it is brief, but I can hardly write an entire text on epidemiology as an ...
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What does it mean when my answer is deleted by a moderator "Via Vote"?

My answer was deleted by a Mod, but the comment on the deletion says "via Vote": What does this mean? It looks like it was deleted by a moderator, not by collecting delete votes from ...
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Problematic deletion by moderator; reasoned answer marked as 'spam, rude, or abusive'

On the question How come Joe Biden's mental state is in question while Donald Trump's is addressed with so much restraint? (currently closed, but with a move to reopen) , I wrote an answer (see ...
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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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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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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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Please delete this answer

(Question) (Answer) (VLQ and NAA flags, why was the VLQ declined?) The answer doesn't seem to answer the question, and even it might be an answer, it looks dirty and needs to be removed. Link to ...
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Why was my highly upvoted answer just deleted? Was it retaliation?

This answer was just deleted by a moderator, despite being highly upvoted: https://politics.stackexchange.com/a/48474/10350 The moderator who did the deletion has "Reinstate Monica" in their display ...
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Answer improperly deleted; Neither Rude nor Spam; No way to undelete

This question was improperly deleted. It is neither rude nor is it spam. It even has a reference. https://politics.stackexchange.com/a/37599/2430 When I try to undelete it, it says A moderator ...
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Answer was improperly deleted; Neither rude nor spam

This answer was improperly deleted, with the stated reason: "spam or rude or abusive": https://politics.stackexchange.com/posts/46754/revisions It is neither rude nor spam. I can't undelete it ...
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Does claiming someone is dog-whistling go against "assuming good faith"?

I was reading this meta article and came across the idea of assuming good faith. It is mentioned in the podcast body: So I think as long as everyone is operating from a place of assuming good ...
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Why was my accepted answer deleted?

My answer to this question about whaling was deleted by three users. At that moment, it had 27 upvotes, 36 downvotes, and was the accepted answer. It's unclear to me why this answer was deleted. As ...
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What was deemed "rude or abusive" at user rs.29's answer that has been deleted by moderator at What are the main arguments made for White Nationalism?

What specific language was deemed "rude or abusive" (the answer has the following label attached by moderator) This answer was marked as spam or rude or abusive and is therefore not shown - you ...
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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 is my answer getting deleted?

I answered a question. It was my first post on this site. For some reason, I'm getting "delete" votes and downvotes. Why? If Trump isn't doing the right things, Trump wouldn't have been elected. ...
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Answer deleted for an inferred "all" that was really an implied "some"

Moderator Phillip has deleted my somewhat provocative answer to "Why are conservatives so patriotic and hateful of the government at the same time?" for valid but unsound reason, commenting: I'm ...
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Why were answers deleted at a question addressing South Africa and "white farmers"?

See the Faurisson affair I made it explicit that I would not discuss Faurisson's work, having only limited familiarity with it (and, frankly, little interest in it). Rather, I restricted myself ...
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Should qualified partial answers be deleted?

Suppose we have a complex question like: Do Nation X and Nation Y both have freckled parliamentarians? User Mr.Foo answers: As a resident of Nation X, I know of seven freckled parliamentarians, ...
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What is the reason for deleting this users' answer at "Is paying for ex-staff's silence a legal use of campaign funds?"

What is the reason for deleting this users' answer - twice - at Is paying for ex-staff's silence a legal use of campaign funds? The answer directly states "No" there is no evidence of "illegal" ...
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How to proceed if I think an answer deleted by owner is valuable?

This question contains an answer that was deleted by owner. Besides a lack of references I think this answer deserves to be visible, so I am wondering how to proceed to make it visible for all (not ...
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Why was this answer deleted through direct moderator vote instead of low quality queue / normal delete vote?

I have accidentally stumbled across this answer. It is clearly not a high quality answer, but the only justification for its abrupt deletion is an inappropriate reference in the first paragraph. I ...
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Why did Community delete a good answer (>= 5)?

Community deleted this answer, in spite its value (11-6=5 at the time of writing this post). Currently it is undeleted, but I wonder: Why was it deleted in the first place?
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How can I influence high quality answer undelete? [duplicate]

I have stumbled across this question and this removed answer (visible to 2K+ users only). Revisions indicate that the author chose to vandalize its own answer instead of just removing it and a ...
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Why was my posted answer deleted instead of just advise to reword in a comment?

A moderator who goes by 'Philipp' deleted my answer to a question of Greek debt vs US debt claiming it was a rant. My answer was not a rant. This was just his opinion. He probably did not like my ...
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Consider undeleting answer to UK ability to intervene on LGBT rights in chechenya [duplicate]

As I was running through our highest rated unanswered questions, I stumbled across this one What can the UK government do to help resolve the persecution of the LGBT community in Chechnya? Which ...
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Strange removal of a decent answer

The only answer provided to this question (also automatically removed, so now it is accessible to 2K users only) was "hammered" by a moderator. However, the question had and has a good score and ...
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Why has this answer been deleted?

The following answer has been deleted by Mod Philipp without any supporting reason other than their own personal reasons. Stack Exchange Guidance The Stack Exchange Guidance on deletions clearly ...
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Consider undeleting answer about UN role in Syria

One of my recent answers was deleted as not an answer to the question. However, I assert that I did in fact answer the question: Q: What can the United Nations do after the chemical attack in Syria? ...
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To delete an answer question

I'd like to delete this question which has been put on hold too broad (see below). I keep getting the below message when I apply the deletion. w Question Other than asking the person that answered ...
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bais comments and voting

I noticed of many bias comments and voting , they go for emotions not for reasons and explanations, if they are convinced about something just refused or vote for close. they dont explain why they ...
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Should my answer have been deleted?

I posted an answer to this question: Has any government made the unwinding of their US bonds and currency reserves** a core public policy plank or a law on the books? My answer was, No, here is the ...
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Moderator tools deleted posts incomplete?

The moderator tools contain information recently deleted posts. When I look there, this post is not listed. Why not?
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