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What should we do about an instance of a highly upvoted but unsourced and unfactual answers?

This question: In most U.S. states, female genital mutilation is illegal. So why is male circumcision legal? Has a highly upvoted answer which is unsourced and unfactual. Despite my efforts in ...
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Why was my question on Male Genital Mutilation closed as a duplicate?

I asked this question: Why does the UK have Female Genital Mutilation Act 2003, but not Male Genital Mutilation Act? but despite explaining why it was not a duplicate, it still got closed without any ...
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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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Why do we not have an SE section for conspiracy debunking? Are conspiracy questions applicable here?

The reason i ask this question here, is because i can find no other platform where the question is applicable, and i thought perhaps political minded people, might actually be the most likely to also ...
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Should fascism be banned as a subject?

I think we should ban all discussion on these topics: Fascism Jet fuel, jews etc The holocaust Whether fascism is leftwing or not I have never seen a good discussion and they always go off the rails....
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Help me make this post less opinion-based

My question: What are some representative European news sources? When I wrote the question I think I phrased it in an opinion-based way. I believe this question and the answers provided can be made ...
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Should the uyghurs tag be removed from all questions?

Recently, uyghurs was added for two questions: Why is China primarily targeting the Uyghurs with their internment camps? Could China's actions in Xinjiang be classified as genocide? and three ...
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Just my Comments deleted

I was wondering if there's some log that will tell someone how or why my comments below this Answer were deleted. Coming back to the question today, the comment thread seems to have been pruned, but I ...
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Stack Exchange as a pre-elections debate platform

Just wondering about the idea, what if stack exchange platform would be used for candidates to answer citizens questions. Some changes would need to be made to the platform. Only eligible voters can ...
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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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Is asking about the motivations of large groups, with documented opinions, off limit?

From Why do BLM protestors continue after all four police involved in the killing of George Floyd are facing charges? : Might as well quote the whole thing: Why do BLM protestors continue to riot ...
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Edit rejected. No deviation from original intent

I suggested an edit to the only answer to my question Is there any good evidence for institutional racisms in the United States?. The edit got rejected by user "JJ for transparency and Monica&...
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If the long topic is on-the-point, why then there are downvotes for not being focused?

Recently my question Is modernization agenda considered as the consensus reaching device in 2020 Covid19 EU budget talks? has been closed down. Again - I thought that my thinking about the EU is more ...
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(Why) is it on topic to ask why crime has gone up or down in a certain area?

A recent q asks What has caused the steep increase in violent crime in Baltimore over the last decade? The argument for this being on topic is that Government actions and policies obviously can ...
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How can we handle questions that are dynamic and change over time?

Some questions are asked about concrete situation at a moment of time. For example What has trump accomplished in his first term?. As long as situation changes, answers may fade out. Maybe such "...
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Why are some questions which are clearly opinion-based allowed while others are not?

The guidance on What topics can I ask about here? reads: Politics Stack Exchange is for objective questions about governments, policies and political processes. It is not a place to advance opinions ...
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How much work for the original poster should we allow in an attempt to reopen the question?

I voted to close this question earlier today, and I see it was indeed closed. But then a substantial edit was made. The problem I have here is there's no indication the original poster had any say in ...
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Not allowed to use the NRA as an example of a political organization with membership?

I've received the strangest warning from a moderator. This is the last warning: Please stop putting the NRA into this post. Its completely out of context and serves no purpose but to frame them as ...
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Question Edit invalidating existing answers

A recent edit to Has any of the US federal armed forces acted violently against civil movements / protesters? invalidates several answers with multiple upvotes. The original question had no date ...
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Tara Reade question and Politics.SE standards

I am frustrated with how users have reacted to my question and answer regarding the Reade/Biden issue. The reaction was negative. First there was a vote to close, and then it was reopened, but ...
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How should lower-rep users handle 'answers' that don't address the question?

The question How would the Libertarian non-coercion policy apply to a business being required to bake a cake for a gay wedding? currently has several 'answers' that don't actually answer the question ...
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Is asking if any given statement of a politician constitutes propaganda on-topic here?

Yes, we do have such a question, and it survived closure twice. The trouble I see with that is one can easily make 1,000 such such questions "Is this statement of X propaganda", just by ...
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Why was this on-topic question closed for being off-topic?

Here is the post in question. This is the report I got for the reason it was closed: Closed. This question is off-topic. It is not currently accepting answers. The primary purpose of this question ...
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Clarifying topicality of a question about state media contents

After a question was closed I had a feeling I was not good in explaining its relevance to this Q&A site, but I might be wrong. So my actual question was why open source/open tech activities ...
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Why didn't the FBI monitor bankrupt (former) employees more watchfully?

How can I make on topic Why do governments allow former Non-official Cover Spies to divulge that? Why didn't the FBI monitor bankrupt (former) employees more watchfully??
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I'm not sure if my question is appropriate for SE.Politics

I am new to politics stack exchange and I just wanted to verify whether my question is appropriate for SE.Politics or not. Its about a policy proposal. I'm genuinely trying to do research and see if ...
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can we have a placeholder/FAQ/feedback mechanism for questions that we know the community is going to close?

Once again, we have a why doesn't the US do Communism question. It's by a new poster, and yes, all the usual reasons are going to be trotted out before closing. It may even be closed without any ...
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What happened to this answer?

Surgical strikes by India Google cache shows that this question had two answers. What happened to this answer? Is it deleted by SE admin? Why?
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Question Fix Solution Suggestions, etc

I'm not always good at asking political questions which I post on this non-meta community from time to when when I hear or read about something potentially political that I think is a good question to ...
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Is a source necessary for a publicly-verifiable fact? [duplicate]

There's a question concerning an alleged waning of Trump support with a top-rated answer - this top-rated answer goes into detail about the reasoning around why support for Trump is waning, but does ...
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What should be done with answers written in languages other than English?

On this question asking about contact tracing in South Korea a user wrote an answer to the question in Korean (now undeleted): https://politics.stackexchange.com/a/52880/19301 In the comments, ...
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Books or articles on whether constitutional conventions are “rules meant to ensure the ultimate supremacy of the” electoral body?

Apology. I don't get why Books or articles on whether constitutional conventions are “rules meant to ensure the ultimate supremacy of the” electoral body? is closed? What "details or clarity" do you ...
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Which questions belong to Law.SE and which to Politics.SE? [duplicate]

Laws are the results of decisions by politicians, so they are inherently political. But we also have a website law stackexchange. How do I tell if my question belongs on Politics.SE or Law.SE?
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How is the Law site for StackExchange different from the new Politics one? [duplicate]

I'd like to know how to differentiate between the two StackExchange sites, "Law" and "Politics". For example, where would I rather post a question such as, "Does the President have free rein to ...
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(Why) are questions about what Rush Limbaugh or Fox News [personalities] say off topic?

Are these opinion makers/leaders not (highly) relevant politically? Some of them have a greater audience than many local politicians, whose sayings would undoubtedly be on-topic. And yes, these are ...
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Are bureaucracy and civil service synonyms?

If so, should tags bureaucracy and civil-service be merged?
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Should US State specific tags exist?

Should we have tags for specific US States? We definitely have questions about state laws and politics, but I'd argue that having individual tags for each state is too localized. Here are some state ...
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Should there be a tag for the 2020 US Presidential Election?

Should we create a tag to identify questions related to the 2020 Presidential General election, of which I assume we're likely to start seeing lots? Is it necessary to identify these kinds of ...
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What do people think of the dozens of tag-only edits of old questions?

Over the past few days, one user has been editing dozens of old questions and primarily adding new tags. What does the community think of this? One the one hand, accurate tagging is useful and I ...
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How does Politics SE define a decade / century / millennium? '0-'9 or '1-'0?

I have seen a lot of questions involving a "decade": How did the US approval ratings in the Middle East change over the last two decades? Did the Greek economy contract more than Syria'...
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Please VTD “questions” that are blog posts about Covid-19

I won't name a particular user here, although I do have one in mind as the prime example, but as general note: some users turn their questions (sometimes after they are answered) into [fairly long] ...
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Why was this question about US handling of the Covid-19 outbreak removed from the hot network questions list?

This question was removed from the HNQ list with only a short notice "Needs detailed answers". Why not "protect" it instead of entirely removing it from the HNQ? After being edited and reopened, it ...
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I'm stepping down as a moderator of Politics.SE

In recent months, the Stack Exchange has shown that it's not really community run anymore. My concern started with the capricious de-modding of Ceillo for simply asking questions about a proposed ...
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Politics/Medical Science - Unmigrate

Poor Countries response to Covid-19 has been migrated to Medical Science. The answer that has been posted so far asks for it to be brought back, and this could easily turn into some sort of ping-pong ...
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Why were my comments about the Dershowitz question inappropriate?

In How did Alan Dershowitz end up on Trumps' legal team? , the question was two sentences long. I posted a comment, asking whether Trump has a bad record on civil liberties, because the question ...
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Comment was deleted but not understanding why

Comments in my understanding should provide more details on the question, ask for more details, and overall build on the question. My comment was just deleted and not understanding how it didnt fit. ...
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What, specifically, was rude or abusive about this answer?

This answer was deleted for being spam or rude or abusive. What specific content was spam or rude or abusive? https://politics.stackexchange.com/a/51123/5971
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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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Non-edits push the question into the reopen queue. What to do about it?

This question got pushed into the reopen queue with two non-edits. Hitting the Leave Closed button is not a big deal, but it is strange that the system allow such (non-)edits. Q: Non-edits push the ...
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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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