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Why has my question as to why the Allies did not discuss a Homeland for Jewish people in Germany been closed?

My question on this subject has been closed down because its suggested that my question is promoting a specific political cause. Given that people in politics are politically motivated, for example ...
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What to do about biased question-askers who accept an answer because its supports their bias?

This question and this question brought this to mind. Questions like these, where the requester is asking a biased question not to gain actual knowledge but simply reinforce or spread their bias (...
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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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Should [gerrymandering] be made a synonym of [redistricting]?

According to Wikipedia, gerrymandering is the: practice intended to establish an arguably unfair political advantage for a particular party or group by manipulating the boundaries of electoral ...
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About certain overlapping tags for [transportation]?

About certain overlapping tags for transportation? This list is: tag, question count, followed by excerpt. infrastructure 32 Use this tag in reference to the structures and systems that sustain large ...
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What happened to my comments on this question?

I asked this question. And I then replied to Pete W's comment. This has now vanished - why?
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Should accepted answers still be pinned to the top of the list of answers?

There's a proposal on main Meta regarding accepted answers floating to the top in the list of answers. I'll selectively quote parts of CM Nicolas Chabanovsky's question here to get you up to speed ...
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Please stop using DoD to refer to the U.S. Department of Defense

Please stop using DoD to refer to the U.S. Department of Defense. DOD is part of their brand. Use of Name "U.S. Department of Defense" and "Department of Defense" refer to the ...
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How should this closed question be changed in order to be sufficiently narrow

Update: The question has now been completely deleted. Can anybody please explain who did this and why? This question has been closed as too broad by the community. The only comment regarding the ...
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Is it possible to make this closed question acceptable to the site/

[Update] If I ask a question that says party X repeatedly warns that if party Y gain power then Z will happen - to what extent has this come true? Would it be on-topic? [Old question] My question ...
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Are questions about the operation of organized crime on-topic?

Are questions about the policies, procedures, structures, or practices of organized crime gangs and syndicates on-topic? There has been some discussion on the difference between off-topic ...
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Should we openly require that obvious-to-experts terms be clarified/defined?

So, I ran into a comment today with +6 score: Please define your terms: Demonetizing, black money and how it relates to higher denomination notes. This is on a question about Modi's demonetizing ...
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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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Make [race] a synonym of [demographics]

racism and race. They're not quite the same thing, but I'm seeing some tag confusion already. This question was tagged [race], when it needed to be tagged [racism]. Fixed it, but the remaining usages ...
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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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Duplicate tags: russia and russian-federation

Despite of the growing interest caused by their plans of breaking a global war against the entire world, I think the country does not deserve two tags russia and russian-federation. Suggesting to keep ...
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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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Execution plan for implementing the [local-autonomy] tag

Execution plan for implementing local-autonomy. See, If the goal of [secession] is to gain [independence], is it necessary to have both tags? To allow time for objections to be made, I will make no ...
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How do you determine a “primarily opinion based” question

Note: for the rest of this question I will be shortening “primarily opinion based” to “POB” see also How do you tell if a question is POB or if it is asking for information from polls? Example: this ...
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Are "has there ever been" questions always [history] questions?

Regarding questions for the history tag, are "has there ever been" questions always [history] questions? Currently, most questions do not use the tag. Tagged [history]: 9 (See the list) ...
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Notice: Macroeconomics is officially in scope

Having spoken with the awesome Jon Ericson, I can officially state that the proposal to put questions of macroeconomics in scope is the consensus among the Community Managers. To wit: I talked ...
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Are antisemitic conspiracy theories against policy?

I flagged this answer as "rude or abusive". The flag reason states: A reasonable person would find this content inappropriate for respectful discourse. The linked policy states: Bigotry of any ...
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Use of tags: [congress], [senate], and [house-of-representatives], for US questions

There are 78 questions tagged with house-of-representatives or senate which are also tagged congress. There are 26 questions tagged with house-of-representatives and senate. Five of those questions ...
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Should a tag be created for questions related to direct payments from a government for compensation, salary, wages, etc.?

Each of these questions, in some way, relates to payments made by a government to individuals elected or appointed to, or employed by, a government, as compensation in terms of salary, wages, etc. ...
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Should our faq questions be marked as CW?

On the main meta site and stack overflow meta, faq questions are normally marked CW. Should we do the same thing on Politics, or should we leave the faq questions as is? Note: the only change marking ...
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If the goal of [secession] is to gain [independence], is it necessary to have both tags?

There appears to be a significant misuse of the independence and secession tags. From the excerpt of the [independence] tag, it appears the tag should be used when the geographic area covers more than ...
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Can we ask non political questions that have a huge political implication?

Why people with rich parents have higher SAT scores? The question is closed for not being political. However, the issue is political. If rich kids have good SAT scores because SAT scores take into ...
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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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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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Should the majority of Afghanistan questions be flagged or reviewed before inclusion?

A significant portion of the questions relating to Afghanistan have a tenuous link to political discussion. Most are questions about warfare, counter-insurgency, military tactics or strategy. Very ...
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Why was @Moshe suspended? Can this be reconsidered? [closed]

New user @Moshe has only contributed 4 answers and no questions; and those answers don't show signs of suspension-worthy activity. One of these answers, which is quite informative and useful IMHO, ...
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Follow up on previous question concerning the [money] tag

Following up on, Why do we have both a [money] and a [currency] tag?, there are currently 2 14 questions remaining that use the money tag. After these questions have been edited the [money] tag may be ...
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I propose a sandbox for answers

Similar to Sandbox for proposed questions I propose a sandbox for answers. I have provided an example below of what a sandbox answer might look like. What does the community think about it? Are there ...
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Has Politics.SE ever hosted a question criticizing Joe Biden's government?

Have Joe Biden fans banned critical questions from him? Has Politics.SE ever hosted a question criticizing Joe Biden's politics? For example, his departure from Afghanistan. Strengthen the Taliban. ...
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Sandbox for proposed questions

What is the Sandbox? This "Sandbox" is a place where Politics users can get feedback on prospective questions they wish to post to the main page. This is useful because writing a clear and ...
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Should more popular tags in the long term be used in the placeholder text?

I noticed that the tags placeholder text when writing a new question includes the tag donald-trump: Since Donald Trump is no longer the president of the USA, there are less new questions being posted ...
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A textbook of (the history of) political thought

I am looking for a textbook or a book covering the history of political thought in Europe up to the current times. Could you recommend one that is readable for a lay person and offers a good ...
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Better defining the [polling] and [public-opinion] tags

Following the discussion in Should [public-opinion] be made a synonym of [polling], or vice-versa (or neither)?, it seems like the best suggestion is to redefine polling to refer to the technical ...
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What is on topic for a reference request?

Introduction to reference requests The topic of references requests has come up a few times already, for example in these questions: Are requests for references on-topic? Are questions for ...
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How do I prove my question is asked in good faith?

A couple days ago I asked this question: ‪Has Biden apologized for saying a neoconfederate organization had many fine people?‬.‪ The close reason given was “‬The primary purpose of this question ...
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Why are the questions about Iran's nuclear threat against Israel off-topic

Many questions about the Iranian Nuclear threat against Israel and the poor performance of the Biden administration have been closed as off-topic. (Israel itself is also to blame for not taking the ...
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A full and objective description of good faith?

I've noticed a number of recent trend where both moderators are deleting and I am voting to close questions and answers on grounds that they were not written in "good faith". Examples include: As a ...
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What's the difference between 'opinion based' and speculative analysis?

This question, currently closed for being 'opinion' based, is up for a re-open vote. To my mind, 'opinion-based' means that any answer to the question must be subjective in nature. This question, ...
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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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Why has my question been so butchered that now it is necessary to post a dis-avowal due to excessive edits

I have been participating on SE review queues since long before many users of this beta site. I am well aware of how to post a good question and answer. I wrote what is being labeled a "...
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Can censorship of this site by the Liberal Democrats be prosecuted? [closed]

Can censorship of this site by the Liberal Democrats be prosecuted? Because I want to take this picture to the US Senate and crucify the Liberal Democrat Party. I want to accuse this site of ...
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When is it suggested to write a second answer instead of appending the contents in the first answer?

When is it suggested to write a second answer instead of appending the contents in the first answer? Specifically for Politics SE. If I have to describe the situation here, I answered a question ...
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Badly received question about Hamas corruption

About a month ago, I asked two parallel questions: Checks against corruption in the Palestinian Authority and their effectiveness Checks against corruption in Gaza, and their effectiveness The first ...
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My voice is genuinely being suppressed

It's a matter of common sense to understand that Has Narender Modi's image in vaccination certificate been criticised by any international organisation or forum? Do any other head of state print ...
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Is re-asking a bad question in a better way allowed?

this question is similar to this question except less pushy, and a bit broader in scope. Is asking these types of questions allowed, or should they be closed as duplicate (in general, not in this case ...

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