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Would this US Supreme Court question be on-topic here and likely to receive an answer?

In Law SE I've asked Between 1984 and 1994 US Supreme Court filings almost doubled but arguments nearly halved. Why? eighteen days ago. It was well received (+5 with 33 views) but so far not even a ...
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What can be done to correct abuse of the voting and question-closing system?

This question is timely, relevant, concise, clear and well-referenced. It has received six upvotes, six downvotes and two close votes. It's not even partisan - it simply repeats information from ...
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Is it time for this site to move out of Beta?

The site meets or exceeds most Area 51 criteria, particularly on users and traffic. There is a healthy number of established 20k+ users. The site is well-moderated (and very actively so). It is now ...
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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 ...
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Is there any difference in [history] and [political-history]?

While political history is on-topic we have two tags history - 108 questions Questions on the history of politics, political action and political debate, as well as historical political figures, ...
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2019: 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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Question vs Presentation

Fresh off the current close list is a question about a US watch list of religious freedom. Now the question clearly had a position to push, the length surrounding detail section made it quite clear ...
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“Not an answer” flag declined for eventually deleted answer

I see this declined flag in my flag history. This is related to this answer which got deleted (not sure if that related to my flag or not). That answer did not look like a proper answer, but a decent ...
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What should we do with minor edits related to changing a neutral-pronoun to singular they?

I have met with this edit twice during review. It boils down to changing a neutral pronoun to singular they. First time I thought this edit made next to no improvement (I know some other reviewer ...
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Questions about Political Science that happen to explore Stack Exchange should stay on the main site, rather than being moved to meta

My question was recently moved to meta. Note though that it is focused on scientific knowledge. There is no intent to poll the meta users or participate in the meta processes. If this is unclear, I ...
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How (and how much) does Meta influence the underlying site?

I would like this question not to be answered or voted on while it is located on meta, please. I believe it is off topic, and I would like to avoid a "discussion". I may be even removing it later. ...
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On-topic page is unclear

See here. This paragraph, first sentence: Processes are central to legislation is made. Questions seeking to understand the rules and processes by which policy is made in various legislatures or ...
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How did this edit improve the post?

I have stumbled across this edit in the queue and I do not understand what is the improvement here. I decided to skip it (normal action when not knowing what to do), but I see it eventually got ...
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community stewardship

I have a number of questions/answers which I think are high quality, but which have attracted more down-votes than up votes. If they are also closed by the usual suspects, should I delete them? I ...
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Should we use +5 instead of +10 if this becomes possible in the future?

Stack Exchange has decided to raise question upvote from +5 to +10 and applied it to all communities, including the private ones. I image that this one implemented like this because it was much ...
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Feedback on reframing a closed question

I want to ask about people supporting actual corruption to fight alleged corruption, and if it ever worked out well in instances comparable to the current US support of Donald Trump. To do so I need ...
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How to deal with a question closed as duplicate when the OP marks several old questions as duplicates?

I have noticed this happening on several occasions. One example: A user posts this question which is marked as duplicate two days later The OP goes ahead and marks several related questions as ...
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How to deal with tiny edits intending to raise a question's visibility for the purposes of extra rep?

A user just applied an edit that was completely trivial (arguably harmful infact) specifically for the purposes of increasing the visibility of the (now quite old) question for extra rep. They ...
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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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Why is the question “How do I find out salary for each HK Police Force rank?” off topic?

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 ...