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Reminder: Tiny, trivial edits are discouraged

While anyone with >1000 rep is allowed to freely edit any post, this privilege comes with the responsibility to ensure that your edits actually improve the post, and don't just clog up the site ...
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(How) should we narrow the scope on [reference-request]s?

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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Cutoff between Politics and History

At which time point the questions belongs to the History, and not to the Politics stackexchange? Is there a particular cutting point, for example 1989/91?
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Questions about poverty [duplicate]

Do the questions about poverty belong here, or to the economics stackexchange? By the questions about poverty I understand the criteria of defining poverty, the discussions and controversies around ...
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Wiki answers for changing information

I came across this wiki answer for a question about senators from political families, and noticed it started with an encouragement to keep the answer eternally updated as the makeup of the US Senate ...
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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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Is posting something offensive from a third party, “in order to debunk”, in scope for this site?

Take this question, now deleted, so only visible to those with 2k privileges. Someone posted the following infographic to reddit before it was quickly deleted some time ago. But I think it's ...
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The many memes of Politics and its chats

In the style of The many memes of meta Catchphrases and concepts that spread from person to person are known as memes, which, courtesy the internet, can now explode across the earth like a highly ...
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Moderators marking answers as “controversial”?

A moderator marked my answer as controversial (note: it is no longer marked that way). I don't understand why it was marked as such. The answer explains how Hamas can build rockets despite Gaza being ...
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How early is too early to answer a question evaluating a person or policy?

A user recently posted this question asking about what steps President Biden has taken so far to address climate change: On what steps from ecology plan have Joe Biden's administration already made ...
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Is this question better on the History SE?

Have countries ever forced an international flight to divert in order to arrest a wanted person, prior in to the Belarus incident? Sure it's a current political event, but it's also asking for a ...
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Why do some “Why do (group) think that…?” questions do very well and others quietly collect close votes?

Why do Republicans prefer President Trump to President Pence? (+9/-3) Why do Republicans oppose the Voting Rights Advancement Act? (+20/-3) Why are right-wing politicians in the US typically pro-...
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Is this technical question with a political aspect on topic?

Recently on the main meta this question came up: I think most of you have heard of the recent unrest in Israel/Palestinian territory. Arabs have viewed Facebook as a biased social media platform that ...
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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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Please may I appeal to the Community to restore my deleted answer?

I have a question about my Politics Stack Exchange post: Why doesn't the US condition aid to Israel to force it negotiate over the Israeli-Palestine Conflict? I would please invite the Community to ...
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Is it okay to copy and paste in your answers?

This comment by a fairly high rep user says that this has substantial content cut and pasted from a previous answer of yours. I hope you don't plan on spamming this site with repeat cut and pastes (...
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What, if anything, should be done with the [corruption] tag information and questions?

Regarding the tag information for corruption, Corruption is where a government official acts in their own interests, often over the interests of their position or country. Use to discuss confirmed ...
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Why did this question get closed?

This question (Why is the USA so much concerned about the human rights violations in Xinjiang, but less so about Kashmir?) got closed for the reason opinion based. The description of opinion based ...
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Should answerers also provide fact-checking?

If a question asks about the official reason for doing something, is it also required or encouraged to challenge the truth of those claims the way a journalist would? This question asks how Georgia ...
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Designing political systems

I am trying to design new political system. I have concrete design goals and significant progress on implementation, but met some roadblocks for which I lack knowledge and had no luck with search ...
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Questions related to economic development and public policies to be followed in developing countries (3rd world)

I wanted to know if the questions related to challenges in economic development be posted here or on economic site or on a separate site focused on development. Questions may include international ...
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Request to merge [election] and [presidential-election] tags

Any question about presidential-election would also be about election.The page on tag synonyms says. Also, this article on Wikipedia: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Presidential_election explains ...
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When should a macro-economics post be posted here as opposed to economics stack exchange?

Questions on macroeconomics are in scope both here on Politics and also on Economics: See also: Notice: Macroeconomics is officially in scope Politics vs Economics https://economics.stackexchange.com/...
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Keeping this tag is an in[justice]

There are 56 31 10 questions tagged with justice Most of the questions seem to be about law or crime or corruption where the asker seems to think that "Justice has not been done", and ...
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Why do we have both a [money] and a [currency] tag?

Looking through the tags on a new question, I noticed that we have both a "money" and a "currency" tag: money: 64 39 28 questions currency: 42 46 49 questions The usage information ...
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If you ask a question that is similar to another question, but broader, would it be a duplicate?

Some questions are asked about fairly specific topics, which is no surprise. If you ask a question about the same topic but with a much broader question, would it be considered a duplicate? For ...
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Request for a tag to be removed

The tag political is redundant and should be removed, considering the entire site is about politics. This tag simply encourages not being specific about the purpose of a question in the tags and ...
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Why was this answer about cancel culture accepted by the community, despite completely failing at answering the question objectively?

This site is about politics, and it is extremely difficult, if not impossible, to be unbiased and objective when asking/answering questions on certain topics in politics. What thoughts have been made ...
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Use of gender-inclusive language: is “s/he” inappropriate?

in this comment @CGCampbell suggests that I check the inclusion section of the code of conduct. I have done so, and the relevant sentenced seems to be "Prefer gender-neutral language when ...
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Why is there a democratic-primary tag with 39 questions but until just now no republican-primary tag?

Why is there a democratic-primary tag with 39 questions but until just now1 no republican-primary tag? I'd created the latter for How did Alaska "change its primary system recently" and was ...
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Where are users located

Is there anyway to get a general idea of where in the world the user base is located? Looking for the possibility of breaking it down percentage wise in order to get a better understanding of how much ...
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Why did my question get so many downvotes?

As soon as I posted Has the freedom of speech been compromised in the US? I got many downvotes. Given that I'm not an American and I'm not familiar with the political atmosphere in the US (that's why ...
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When are questions about flag identification on-topic?

Recently, a new user posted a question asking to identify a specific flag they saw in a documentary. While the question was answered, and stands at +7/-1, it accumulated 3 close votes as: "This ...
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Does Politics Stack Exchange as a whole have a bias? If so, how can it possibly be quantified?

Background This site is supposed to be about the following: Specific issues with governments, policies and political processes Real problems or questions that you’ve encountered And not about the ...
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What is a “push question”?

I've seen the term used, multiple times, in comments, as a reason to close a question, and in general I do not disagree with the closure. However, the official reason for the closure is never because &...
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Is the act of censoring political questions anti-academic and anti-democratic? [closed]

As George Bernard Shaw pointed out, "All censorships exist to prevent anyone from challenging current conceptions and existing institutions. All progress is initiated by challenging current ...
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2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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Is Politics StackExchange Beta biased and promoting violence? [closed]

I have just published this legitimate question related to current political affairs in the US. I got immediately several downvotes, an admin deleting my comments while defending the legitimacy of my ...
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How can I improve this question about police reform?

I asked a question that I was advised to narrow down, and after initially found the suggestion frustrating since it's a question that's difficult to ask in a narrow, succinct way. It's a big topic, ...
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Why did my Trump's speech question get the response that it did?

My recent question: How did Trump's January 6 speech call for insurrection and violence? got more than a little attention. I'm amazed: that this question got 16 down-votes. even more that it got 120 ...
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Is explanation regarding specific poses , gestures , facial expressions of political personalities in photos on topic on Politics SE?

Recently I come across a photo of Russian president Vladimir Putin and formar United States president Barack Obama in meeting. In this photo Putin is captured taking sip of tea/coffee and Obama ...
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Is a question on whether someone is a “black supremacist” going to be mod-deleted? If not, why not?

The question on whether Trump was fascist was ultimately mod-deleted because it had a positive score and perhaps it would not have been deleted had this decision been left to the community. The one ...
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Why was this question asking for specific literature recommendations closed?

This question What books on the political philosophy from the Enlightenment period can you recommend? was closed as off-topic. I have voted to reopen. The history and philosophy of politics is surely ...
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Should I reopen the question or should some other action be taken?

Concerning the question Why does double jeopardy not apply to impeachment?, which I closed as a duplicate — The Constitution does not allow citizens to be tried for the same crime twice except for ...
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Are spelling correction edits discouraged?

As I understand it, on the Politics.SE site, there is a lower limit to the size of the edit that can be made to a question or answer. Such limits do not apply on all SE sites. I proposed an edit to ...
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Is there more traffic / questions since November 3, 2020?

Just curiosity, due to the heavy political particularities of this 2020 presidential election, did the site happen to see a huge growth of questions / traffic since November 3, 2020 (and even a few ...
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Can “What did they say” be off-topic?

The linked question was closed as off-topic. It simply asked what Trump said on twitter before the content was deleted. Like it or not (for either reason) Donald Trump is for a few more days the ...
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Why is asking about beliefs within the government off-topic?

I asked this question. It just got closed. Some users misunderstood the question and thought I was asking to explain the sentence (nonetheless, they wrote some very interesting answers), although the ...
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Branch out or split Politics into more specific subfields?

Not duplicating Should Politics SE be split into two separate stack exchanges?. Just wondering why the computer science and programming S.E. have specialized, but not politics? As a starter, can't we ...
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Are overly specific questions on-topic here?

For example, I have queries regarding a specific US Senate special election in Alabama in the 1930s? Specifically, I hope to get more information on the candidates and their vote shares. Can I check ...

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