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When do opposing biased answers balance better than overviews?

Trlkly comments: Politics Stack Exchange does not exist to promote one person's or one side's political ideas. This was a comment on TheLeopard's lengthy answer, which was deleted at the time I ...
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How do I deal with a user who is gatekeeping edits to their answer?

I've noticed an answer that contains a section that doesn't offer anything to the question other than to preemptively poison the well and be rude to any users that attempt to downvote or edit: Here ...
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How to “salvage” question:

Well I asked a question a day ago: Why is has the US not "followed through" with secularisation after the hippie movement? As one can see in the question and answers I have to "defend"/ask ...
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Why was my comment on this answer deleted?

I added a comment to this answer talking about how it was good but incomplete and that said fact may have implied a flaw in the question. IIRC it received some upvotes, no replies. Having read the ...
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Are there double standards for pushy questions, exemplified by two recent ones on nuke power?

From the current HNQ darling of the echo bunnies Why does the new green deal push for green energy but not for nuclear energy? (united-states / environmental-policy / nuclear-energy) It seems ...
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Is promoting 'nationalism' agreeable under the Code of Conduct?

What exactly is meant by Code of Conduct? It seems in need of being spelled out much more clearly than in "the Code" itself. In particular, the CoC calls for: This Code of Conduct helps us build ...
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How to handle 'arguments from authority'

According to Wikipedia an argument from authority or argumentum ab auctoritate is a fallacy "in which a claimed authority's support is used as evidence for an argument's conclusion". I just read a ...
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What is an appropriate way to handle users who do not think that question about whitewashing of antisemitism in government are on topic?

I asked this question to find out if (in a specific instance of) antisemitic affiliations within the Democratic Party have, there have been any apologies issued. A number of users (Alexander O'Mara,...
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Merge [public-pensions] and [private-pensions] into [pensions]

Both existing tags have few questions associated with them yet there is no tag for pensions in general. Given that it is difficult to distinguish between the two in some countries* it might be better ...
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Can we have a “references” tag in politics.meta.SE?

A number of question on meta and occasional discussions deal with whether certain assertions need to be supported by references. There was also a question about whether all questions should be ...
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Why is this question still on hold: Is U.S. Representative Steve King a white supremacist and a white nationalist?

This question Is U.S. Representative Steve King a white supremacist and a white nationalist? has been edited. Why is the question still "on hold"?
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What happened to the accepted answer at Why is a border wall such a polarising issue in American politics?

What happened to the accepted answer at Why is a border wall such a polarising issue in American politics?
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Make [trump] a synonym of [donald-trump]

I’ve come across a few questions that’s tagged with trump and I’ve retagged them with donald-trump. As such, can trump be made a synonym of donald-trump? (I have suggested this synonym at https://...
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How to encourage unbiased discussion on this site?

To my best of knowledge, this site encourages unbiased discussion about politics. We cover facts but not speculation. Please correct me if I'm wrong. We are encouraged to support our answer with ...
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Can we trust shibboleth failures to treat accounts as Russian propaganda plants? [duplicate]

Here's a comment that I think indicates a basic shibboleth failure: I have long suspected that the account named "user2501323" is too influenced by the Russian propaganda to be taken seriously, but I ...
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How can we improve a question closed as partisan?

We have this close reason: 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 ...
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How do you report a moderator who has consistently showed a trend to be obviously biased?

I have observed a moderator on this site who consistently removes people's questions and answers and flags posts because they do not reinforce his/her ideology. I have noticed this trend against ...
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How is asking about the development of metrics relevant to the contribution of a border barrier “off-topic” at Politics SE?

The question As of 2019 has the U.S. Gov./CPB developed metrics for the ability to assess/measure the contribution of fencing to border security at the SW border? takes no position on the construction ...
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How to promote a question on another Stack?

I often see questions that are on-topic here, but which may be of interest to stackizens on other sites. What is the correct way to cross-promote a question like this? For example, this question ...
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When is question about concrete person's political views off-topic?

Based on comments on the question: Has Sergei Lukyanenko revealed something about his political opinions since 2012. Questions about public people are probably sometimes on topic. I mean, if ...
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Disputing a declined NAA flag on the whose to blame for the US government shutdown question

I have twice flagged this answer, first with a NAA flag, and secondly with a custom flag. The response to my custom flag was that it is a valid answer because it challenges the premise of the question....
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Does an impartial discussion of bigotry as it relates to politics violate the code of conduct?

The stack exchange code of conduct clearly states bigotry is not acceptable: No bigotry. We don’t tolerate any language likely to offend or alienate people based on race, gender, sexual ...
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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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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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Are close votes over political correctness inapproprate?

Updated It seems some of the members of the politics beta forum seek to avoid any questions which might be political or politically incorrect. I've received close votes on this question suggesting ...
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Does stackexchange have any standard for sources?

I've read numerous SE questions that are based on information provided by unreliable sources. Examples: There have been SE questions about immigration based on data provided by the anti-...
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What to do with irrational comments?

As an example, below the answers to this How does Hitler's interpretation of "Nationalist Socialism" relate to the modern interpretation of "Socialism" and "Nationalism&...
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Addressing Logical Falices in politics.SE

I ran across an interesting summary of fallacious reasoning titled The 10 Commandments of Rational Debate [logical fallacies explained] on relativelyinteresting.com. I'm wondering if it might be ...
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Declined flag on an egregiously sexist and passive aggressive answer?

Here's some highlights from a post I recently flagged as rude or abusive. The closest parallel I can find is the Clinton/Lewinsky affair. No, that wasn't conduct becoming of a president (certainly ...
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Does this answer contain a “subtle put down”?

If someone says (in other words) that "a lot of people think of your type as scum" would it constitute Unacceptable Behavior (subtle put down) as per help center page "code of conduct" ? This answer ...
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Is Organizational Politics on-topic? [duplicate]

According to the Help Center, this stack "is for objective questions about governments, policies and political processes." it later observes that: For purposes of this site, we define politics as: ...
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Is there a practical difference between [electoral-system] and [voting-systems]?

electoral-system - 10 Qs, no excerpt voting-systems - 132 Qs with this excerpt For questions about rule systems for gathering and counting votes. Not for questions about country-specific rules but ...
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Should questions prompting brainstorming new solutions to political problems be in-scope?

In comments on a question related to fake news, a moderator responded to my edit trying to narrow the question with the following: The problem with this question is that this is a question&...
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Reasons to impeach Trump, how to ask the question properly

Can anyone think of a way to ask for reasons why Trump should be impeached but by asking for it in a more politically correct and on topic sort of manner on SE Politics? If that is too broad entirely ...
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Is “opinion-based” the same as “subjective”?

The help center has links to discussion of the concept of good subjective questions vs bad subjective. In politics, it seems that many questions might well be subjective, but fit the parameters as ...
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Embedding twitter posts

Is is possible to embed twitter posts on Politics Stack Exchange? Of course we can quote someone and post a reference, with a link to the original tweet. Also, it is possible to snapshot it and post ...
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How to (and should I) include a hypothetical example to help define the topic of my question (without setting off alarms)?

Events in the news led me to wonder about campaign finance laws and to what extent they can be applied to activities other than cash donations. I formulated and included a hypothetical scenario which ...
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How to salvage the quality core of a question

Partially related to this Meta Question I will admit up front that this meta question will seem self serving. On the main, there is a much maligned question that is appropriately downvoted: "Were ...
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Explain how the accusation of “It does not appear to be a good-faith effort” is different from “assuming malicious intent”

A user voted to close a this question citing "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 ...
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Comments are not for extended discussion; this conversation has been moved to chat

I would like to open a discussion about moving comments to chat. I propose there should be an "all or none" approach. That is, if some comments should be moved to chat, then all comments should be ...
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How does the stack choose which reason to cite for “on-hold?”

When a question is put on hold, assuming a mod hasn't closed it, five members have voted to close the question for reasons. How does the stack choose which reason to cite? Is it a majority based ...
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Are there sentiment trolls on StackExchange?

Not sure if this is a question for Politics or Skeptics (or possibly the Meta for either). I would think that those two sites, and possibly History, would be the primary targets. Politically ...
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Are diamond mods allowed to lock questions which they were involved in an edit war?

The question originally called Who shovels shit in full communism? has been locked with a comment by diamond mod Philipp saying This question was locked due to an edit war. Please do not put ...
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How can I improve this question about US Politics?

I got a warm welcome with this question , but after incorporating the initial comments, it seems to be attracting downvotes without any clue on possible improvements. How can I improve it ?
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How conservative are the upvotes (and downvotes) for posts on Politics.SE?

How conservative do upvotes (and downvotes) for posts tend to swing on Politics.SE? Are the upvotes (and downvotes, hereafter implied instead of repeating these parentheticals) here generally ...
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Bowdlerisation and varieties of English

Which version of this question ought to be present, and why? Who does the most unpleasant dirty work in full communism? An edit war has occurred over its title and body text in the past day despite ...
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Why is this question about the political reason for the U.S. copying the stripes of the EIC flag “on hold”?

Placing this question What were the political reasons for the U.S. using the stripes of the British East India Company flag on the U.S. national flag? "on hold" for the reasons stated "The primary ...
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Merge [free-trade] and [trade]

I think we should merge the free-trade and trade tags. The degree to which trade is "free trade" and who benefits from "free" trade is a big part of what discussions of trade are about. There might be ...
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Synonyms for local-government tag

I was asking a new question about local-government but I'm new to the site and that wasn't the first term that came to mind. First I looked for tags like civic or municipal but found nothing at all. ...
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Why was this question about Eminent Domain data deleted?

I recently answered this question on Eminent Domain statistics with decent citations. Other discussions in the comments were relevant (and not the "debate club" that often results in these deletions). ...