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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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Time Moves On Answers

There is a question on the legality of a Labour policy on charging VAT on school fees here; I put a wait and see answer on it a couple of days ago as the manifesto had not yet been published. As ...
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Should we accept title edits to reflect when a question was asked?

I've noticed a few questions relating to current events being edited to have the date they were asked in the title - this one just came up in the review queue and I accepted it without really thinking,...
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Should we have a standard dupe for “Can the president be impeached for doing X?”

The answer is always yes (in theory), unless the question is actually asking for historical examples for the particular X. I'm not sure what the best generic dupe would be though. Perhaps an answer ...
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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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What should our standard be for event-specific tags?

We have brexit trump-impeachment Now, bolivian-revolution might be presumptuous, but it's not well-known enough to warrant a tag (I mean, we just created bolivia this week). Before people get that ...
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Is this an appropriate username?

One of the top users for Politics.SE has a username like [username]--Is RBG Dead Yet Presumably in reference to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. I don't feel feel a username like "is ...
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How does revision history work? Side-by-side comparison not showing up for a random revision history entry

I was looking at the revision history for this question here: For revision 11 I can see the comment Added proper name. But I cannot see anything else. Shouldn't it show a side by side ...
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How do I find out salary for each HK Police Force rank?

Apologies - Why How do I find out salary for each HK Police Force rank? off topic? "This question does not appear to be about governments, policies and political processes within the scope defined ...
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Not Rude and Abusive. Why?

After reading this thread, I flagged this comment for moderator attention. As someone who has lived in the state of Illinois, I can assure you that it is not "full of nazis" and take offense that we ...
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How to flag answers that misrepresent sources they cite?

There have been a couple of instances that I know of (1), (2) in which answers were deleted at least in part for misrepresenting or at the very least seriously stretching the sources they purported to ...
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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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Should we rollback composite tags, in particular [trump-impeachment]?

I've noticed a lot of questions have been tagged trump-impeachment. The consensus, I think, used to be that separate tags should be preferred over such specific tags, for example based on these ...
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Should we have a more neutral tag for “communication”?

We do have fairly used tags for propaganda and rhetoric but these are somewhat loaded terms (especially the former). I'm not sure these tags are enough to cover all aspects of political communication. ...
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Would we benefit from a states-rights tag?

The United States has a relatively unique relationship between state governments and the Federal government in that state governments are independent from the Federal government although there are ...
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Why was my question removed from the HNQ?

My famous question "Why are Kinder Surprise Eggs illegal in the USA?" became a hot network question, but the next day a moderator had removed it from the HNQ, which is irreversible. So, why was my ...
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What ensures that below zero question ratings on Politics Stack Exchange aren't politically motivated? [closed]

Are there ways of formulating a question title so that it will be more likely to be of no interest to anyone who would be likely to be displeased by the body of the question?
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Editing a question to such an extent as to make all existing answers off-topic

Regarding this question, the original question(s) were Why does it matter whether or not Trump informed Nancy Pelosi about the Baghdadi assassination? [...] So why is it a big deal that ...
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Is asking about the political expertise of politicians or Politics SE users in scope?

Is a question that asks to estimate the level of political expertise or political talent of a political leader of the past or present necessarily so opinion-based that it must be put on hold? What if,...
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Why was the Zelensky-claim-of-no-pressure question removed from HNQ?

This question Why is the fact that Ukraine President Zelenskiy publicly stated that Trump didn't pressure him whatsoever being ignored? was removed from HNQ by Philipp. Any particular reason for ...
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What was wrong with my recent question comparing deplatforming with book burning?

I asked the following question: Title: Why protecting dominating ideology through book burning is condemned, while encouraged when done through deplatforming? When hearing about politicians ...
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What is the tag “social-politics” about?

I see we have this social-politics tag, but I have no idea what qualifies for that. There is "Social Politics" journal, but it's basically a feminist journal. Social Politics is a leading feminist ...
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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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Should we start requiring users to register before they can post questions?

Recently we've been hit by a wave of extremely low-quality questions, mostly from unregistered accounts. A few examples (all deleted): https://politics.stackexchange.com/questions/46883/does-fascist-...
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Is a question innately political just because it involves a politician?

Questions such as this question about golf or (possibly slightly more controversially) this question regarding pronouns don't appear to be have a solid connection to politics and the political process ...
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Change the “lgbt” tag to “lgbt+” or “lgbtq+”

Currently, the lgbt tag isn't really as inclusive as it could be - particularly when other sites like IPS SE use the more inclusive lgbt+ tag I know this is hardly the biggest change in the world, ...
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There should be a moratorium on impeachment questions

Virtually none of them are actual requests to provide more information about how governments work. They are all (or virtually all) responses to people trying to voice their loyalties in the current ...
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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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Same question-different parties-completely different response

Why is Warren lying or not lying about being fired for being pregnant such a big deal? contrast with this Why is Trump's omission of an explicit mention of Jews from the holocaust memorial a ...
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Should we allow posting answers in the comment section

One of the common comment flags I get is for posting partial or incomplete answers in the comments section. I, honestly think there's value in allowing this. Sometimes it is possible to provide ...
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Why was this NAA flag declined?

I recently flagged an answer which I think wasn't an answer. To my surprise, the flag was somehow declined. The screenshots below show the question and the flag declination. When flagging, I added a ...
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How to handle short low-quality answers which are prevented from deletion by upvotes?

Sometimes we get very short low-quality answers which I think should be deleted. These answers are characterised by a lack of references a short, Twitter-like message containing a popular opinion ...
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Can all questions asking about the Queen's decision-making be closed as duplicates?

There's a lot of questions on Politics.SE asking if the queen has any decision-making power: Did the supreme court overrule the monarch? Can the Queen of the United Kingdom appoint her successor? ...
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The meaning of being “impartial” in this website

If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all. – Noam Chomsky A question entitled "Why doesn't Israel want an independent investigation of Gaza ...
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Why was this question about Palestine-Israel conflict deleted?

I wrote this question about Palestine-Israel conflict: https://politics.stackexchange.com/questions/45907/the-palestine-israel-conflict A moderator came and first of all deleted the phrase "the Jews"...
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Stop deleting comments that point out false claims in an answer

Recently moderators have twice deleted some highly upvoted comments that point out some false claims an answer makes. The main comment was extremely well-received, as comments that get 30+ upvotes are ...
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How can I post comments on this question that moderators would find acceptable?

Starting point, the question asked by user2501323: "Does Greta Thunberg acts alone, only with her family?" Recently, we all heard Greta's emotional speech about climate and world problems. I was a ...
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How to deal with multiculturalism and different cultural sensitivities?

In a question Why didn't Thatcher give Hong Kong to Taiwan? there was a deleted off topic answer of some nervous Chinese from the Mainland, user Guibao Wang: Off-topic... I'm from China. I ...
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How to Credibly Answer a Question

I would like to open a question that would lead to how we should encourage sourcing and what the hierarchy of source material with something like first source materials (taking the US as an example: ...
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Problem on our hands

The most popular answer to this question is The answer is not supported at all, has zero analysis, and is mostly supposition ("I don't think it has ever been contemplated, and therefore is unlikely" ...
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Troll questions lately from single-use accounts

I've noticed a string of questions from single-use accounts that are generally either ill-informed or offensive. The ones I can see from my meager 123-rep account: Is fascism an older, less liberal ...
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How granular can our questions be, in terms of the governing body? [duplicate]

Background On the tour page, Politics.SE is about: Politics Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for people interested in governments, policies, and political processes. This offers no ...
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Change my view: The UK probably won't grant full UK citizenship to Hong Kongers with BN(O) passports

Are posts in the format of r/changemyview posts allowed? If they are, please help me clarify Change my view: The UK probably won't grant full UK citizenship to Hong Kongers with BN(O) passports? ...
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Why do we suggest to new members who have low quality answers to do something they can't do?

Background On a comment to this answer that went through review, I selected the option to generate this comment: This does not provide an answer to the question. Once you have sufficient ...
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For Politics.SE specifically, how long should the asker of question wait to accept an answer?

Background Recently, I got this comment on a question of mine after accepting an answer: Thanks for asking the question. In general, it's best to wait a few days between asking the question and ...
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Is question about why certain laws are enforced should be in law or politic?

In general What is the law should be in Law Why is the law should be in politic What about enforcement? Things like Why Federal governments do not pursue legal ganja in say California? That seems ...
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Should this question about protests at US airports be undeleted?

This question about Hong Kong airport protests happening in the US (cached) was deleted by the community user, I assume because the author's account was removed / deleted. The question was closed and ...
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Comment deletion policy should be changed significantly

The moderators are too quick to delete comments. They frequently delete them without giving any notice. They should raise the threshold for comment deletion considerably. As an example, a recent ...
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If there are many questions centering around a specific amendment to the Constitution, why don't we create a tag for said amendment?

Background Recently, I help to initiate the creation of a tag called seventeenth-amendment. There are a total of 3 questions that pop up when you enter "seventeenth-amendment" into the search bar, ...
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You mods reverse my question

I am referring to this question. I have no more data to quote. Otherwise I consider you all the European hypocrits.