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Why my accepted answer got deleted for alleged “apologizing antisemitism”?

I understand why my answer could be generally disliked, as I accuse identitarian left that if one reused their own claims, just replacing "white", with "Jew", one would be considered as blatantly anti-...
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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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Whale hunting question has a bunch of issues; would it be better deleted?

I'm referring to this one: What is the fundamental difference between catching whales and hunting other animals? This question, comments and answers are all happily out of control, and the entire ...
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What should we do with this answer to “Why did people still chant Lock her up at Trump rallies in 2019”?

What should we do with this answer to the question "Why did people still chant "Lock her up" at Trump rallies in 2019?"? Timeline so far: A user flagged it as "rude or offensive" I agreed ...
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Question disappeared from the Front Page

One hour after posting this question:Are Firearm Registries & Firearm Owner Registries Unconstitutional? On a controversial topic, the question has disappeared from even the "Active" tab on the ...
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Should I be shy about making significant edits to improve a question? [duplicate]

If someone posts a very biased question that is likely to be quickly closed but I can see a way to heavily change the question to be objective (while preserving some of the intent) should I do so?
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What is preventing this question from being opened?

I have a question about my Politics Stack Exchange post: The founders of America had a belief that men should be armed as an hedge against tyranny? It seems that my question is too subjective. How ...
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Would removing the sub-title and its contents make my question more acceptable for this stack?

I have a question about my Politics Stack Exchange post: The founders of America had a belief that men should be armed as an hedge against tyranny If you see the subtitle Researched Opinion. If I ...
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“Which policies might impact X in country Y” on topic?

Suppose I am interested in evaluating the impact of [a particular public program] on [some outcome X] in [country Y], say the impact of [Adult Education and Family Literacy Act spendings] on [adult ...
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Should we follow the style guidelines on capitalizing president?

As per the AP Style: The AP Stylebook holds that you should capitalize president only as a formal title that is before one or more names. For example, President Barack Obama Presidents ...
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Are frame challenges acceptable on Politics.SE?

I came across this question and answered it with a frame challenge that the statements the OP references are a rhetorical device more than actual beliefs. It's garnered some upvotes but wound up in ...
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Deleting Answers Vs Downvoting

I noticed this Answer coming up in the review queue and wanted to ask for some concrete guidance on Delete Votes Vs Downvotes. As per a lot of the comments on the answer it's clear that a number of ...
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How should the [social-security] and related tags be used?

Background This question is somewhat related to (perhaps broader than) my previous Make [welfare] a tag synonym of [social-welfare]. It may also be related to the pensions tag. In this case, the ...
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Are comments of the variety 'The New York Times is Fake News' flaggable?

First response to my newly posted question What are the problems related to Trump administration’s targeting of Huawei affecting US/UK relationship? is this comment (now deleted): Likely just Fake ...
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Is it allowed or discouraged to post the same answer to different questions?

This question and this question are not really duplicates, however they are similar. I gave a pretty good answer to one, but that answer actually fits even better on the other question. Is it bad form ...
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Is my question still “unclear”?

Is this question still unclear? If so, can someone please tell me where/what the confusion is? Why is there no “tax relief program” (for real estate property in many US states) for the poor like ...
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How to handle own opinions when answering a question?

This might be a duplicate, but I couldn't find a question about this on meta. So, I'm active here now for a few months, and i find it really interesting to read answers to questions about topics I ...
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Confusion with tag [Cyprus]

cyprus seems ambiguous as it's not clear if it refers to the Republic of Cyprus (a country that's a member of the European Union) or Northern Cyprus a state that consists of the northern part of ...
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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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Unify refugees and asylum tags?

The refugees tag currently has 30 questions with a large overlap to asylum questions. Can we merge the two tags?
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Why is a question about military power off-topic?

I asked a now closed question about the military capability of the Indian Air Force. The reason given for closing was "see the help center" However, on looking at the help center, I see Matters ...
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At what point is it acceptable to ridicule a politician that has become a national joke?

Context: https://politics.stackexchange.com/posts/40052 I characterized Theresa May's deal as undead, and May herself as a necromancer. Philipp edited those bits out, alongside a point that I ...
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When should we remove a question from the Hot Network Question list?

As you might have read in the recent global meta announcement, moderators now have the option to manually remove a question from the Hot Network Questions list. Should Politics Stack Exchange make ...
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Should we encourage 'explain in very simple terms' questions?

Questions explaining a subject in simple terms The title may be a bit ambiguous, but I recently came across the following questions: How to explain the E.U. to a 5 year-old How to explain ...
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Why were all of the comments on my question deleted?

Some 15 comments or so were deleted by user @Philipp on this question. Notably, the first comment (which was by another user, whose handle I do not recall) asked something along the lines of "Your ...
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Clarification on comment policy

Although appropriate for the help page, I think that the terse language in the comment policy would perhaps benefit from some deeper explanation and community analysis. I think that the line between ...
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Should we unfreeze Politics chat?

The main Politics chat room, Agora, has been programmatically frozen for inactivity. Should it be unfrozen?
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“Great Modern Achievements of Political Science” Question

This question regarding great achievements of political science was just closed by the community. I voted to close it myself, but I am interested in finding out how we can hammer it into something ...
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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 specific political ...
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Cannot vote to delete in first post review queue?

Question title says it all. I was going through the first post review queue, saw and "answer" I deemed worthy of deletion (and I have that privilege) but that was not one of the options. I downvoted ...
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*Should* Politics.SE have standards for references? And if so, based on what?

As a followup to Does stackexchange have any standard for sources? and Why do we need references?, and inspired by several answers I've seen that have been downvoted due to citing conspiracy-theory-...
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Make [dnc] a synonym of [democratic-party]

I noticed the dnc tag this morning. The Democratic National Committee is simply the governing body of the democratic-party. It does not need a separate tag, as the DNC is simply who sets the ...
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Please review this post, closed based on differing opinions

Please review the following question for being closed without good reason What safeguards has the DNC added to prevent a situation like what they did to Bernie Sanders in the last election?. This ...
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Should there be guidelines for what should happen to closed questions after an edit?

While I have a particular question in mind, I don't want this meta to be about that question. That question is just what got me thinking. If a question is closed, but not moved to another SE site, ...
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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 ...