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Criteria for approving an edit on Politics SE

I am wondering about the criteria for selecting or rejecting an edit. For example, with the following post: https://politics.stackexchange.com/review/suggested-edits/7392 One person voted to reject ...
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In what way is this opinion based?

Does the two-party system create a political advantage for the rich? As of right now, the question was edited several hours ago and put on hold after that. In its current form the question does not ...
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How can we increase accepted answers

It seems that many questions have answers, but those answers are not accepted. This is problematic for two reasons: First, when an answer has been provided, when searching for unanswered questions to ...
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Too many questions about US elections

Am I the only one who think there is way too many questions about US elections, and no questions about politics in general anywhere else? I believe US elections related questions really pollutes this ...
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Describing a point of view versus endorsing one

Is it useful to distinguish between describing a point of view and endorsing a point of view in answers? If so, how do you do so? In the following answer (the initial revision, not the current ...
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Are voting system and voting theory on topic?

There is a new proposal in area 51 about voting systems. Are questions on voting systems and voting theory welcome here? Under what conditions?
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Rename [Hillary] to [Hillary-Clinton]

Someone created the hillary tag, most likely for Hillary Clinton. The tag should be renamed.
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How to handle a post with multiple issues

If someone posts an unreferenced answer saying that people didn't walk on the moon, I'd flag it for lacking references. However, it wouldn't be hate speech. If someone posts an unreferenced answer (...
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Can I ask the following question

Can I ask this short question ? is it necessary to provide details or is it enough?: Why Russia 90% of its attacks are on Syria opposition? And not on ISIS especially both of them cause threat to ...
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How much research is expected before asking a question?

I've had a couple of questions where a comment has been made about not having done enough research. For example this one: Does the USA have more than 2 political parties (Democrat, Republican)?. If ...
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Can somebody please create tags for the major Australian parties

If i want to ask questions about the major parties in australia there is no tag could somebody please create them. Here are the websites http://www.alp.org.au/ https://www.liberal.org.au/ greens.org....
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Who provides oversight of the politics.stackexchange.com site?

I have noticed a trend on Politics.SE that questions and comments that reflect negatively on Trump are mysteriously disappearing. Are there areas of London the police are afraid to enter? (showed as ...
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Is that answer “technically” ok?

This answer to the question Why DAESH does not attack or even threaten to attack Israel? implies that the US and UK are supportive of DAESH, indirectly providing finances to them through Saudi Arabia. ...
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Why was this question deleted?

https://politics.stackexchange.com/questions/10304/why-does-isis-prefer-to-attack-european-capitals-instead-of-israel While the wording of the question could use improvement (or more bluntly, jew-...
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Countries tags are not used in some specific questions

Mostly new users ask their question and they make questions (the quality is irrelevant in this point) hoping an answer that is segregated in one specific country. There are examples of when we talk ...
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Community Moderation

Flagging Rule-breaking posts is great, It helps the mods keep this place clean of spam and off-topic discussion. However, sometimes, you might not want to wait for a moderator to log on and handle ...
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Should a question on what happens in 4-4 ruling in SCOTUS be asked on Politics or Law SE?

Should a question on what happens in/after 4-4 ruling in SCOTUS (Supreme Court of the United States) be asked on Politics or Law SE?
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Can providing a basic income to a subset of poor citizens benefit the government politically: is this question suitable for Politics SE?

This is a follow-on from a question on Meta. Would the question below, possibly with slight adjustments, be suitable for Politics SE? I am looking for empirical evidence that making direct monetary ...
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Why isn't anyone discussing Trump and Hilary?

I find this kind of odd. The last question about Trump was posted on Politics in December, and the one about Hillary predates it. Now why is that?
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Should Politics SE be split into two separate stack exchanges?

Should the Politics stack exchange be split into separate Liberal and Conservative stack exchanges? This question isn't as facetious as it initially appears as Politics.SE belongs to a small subset ...
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Which candidates support x position?

Would it be on topic to ask a question in the form "Which candidates running in the US (Republican|Democratic) presidential primary for 2016 has expressed support for X position?" What about "...
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Tag Synonymns to merge

Please post in this question all tag synonyms which you think should be combined. Having too many ways to refer to a given topic is just confusing, and it fragments things.
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What are you allowed to talk about on here?

My question was deleted for asking how long Net Neutrality will take to be put into place once passed. I also wanted a debate on weather net neutrality is a good thing, what exactly it will do to the ...
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Affable Geek has passed away

I have learned today that one of our moderators, Affable Geek, has passed away. He was one of the best posters, if not the best poster at Politics.SE, and he was a great moderator. He will be missed....
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Let's get critical: Feb 2015 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Politics Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google, what ...
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Congress and US-Congress tag merge

If you look at congress, these are all about us-congress, and the latter tag is bigger. So perhaps a merge from congress->us-congress is in order? I don't think a synonym is necessary, or desirable, ...
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Question about broadness

So after I reformulated What are the relevant models and dynamics of immigration and asylum politics? from being just a question of literature references to an actual question, it's now put on hold as ...
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I posted a question here, and it was just deleted. Are you insane?

If there was something inappropriate, you could have edited it. But I know you'll just delete this too. I deleted a question of mine, after noticing the answer was basically based on a faulty ...
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I deleted a question of mine, after noticing the answer was basically based on a faulty premise

I've just posted a question, and deleted it after a little while, when I noticed that the answer was likely "bad information was written on Wikipedia". However I'm not sure it really was as bad as it ...
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Does Self-Moderation work?

According to A Theory of Moderation, one of the central tenants of Stack Exchange is that the community at large moderates itself. By judicious use of upvotes, downvotes, and votes for closing, the ...
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What is a “politician” or a “significant politician?”

This question is asking if any politician has endorsed proportional representation. That is good scoping - the OP is asking about a topic, and seeking to elicit who has advocated it. The problem is ...
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Do we want hats?

Winter Bash is an annual event that can run on any Stack Exchange site that chooses to participate. Users earn “hats” for their gravatars by completing certain tasks (analogous to badges). Certain ...
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When the new economics beta begins, what questions will become out-of-scope for politics stack exchange?

The second attempt at an Economics stack exchange is well on its way to a beta release1, fingers crossed. Having read the Politics vs Economics meta post and the macroeconomics scoping statement; I ...
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Why did a Mod close the “Israel or Palestine, whose land is” question?

This question: What is the historical basis of Israeli and Palestinian claims to the land that is now under Israeli control? Was phrased as follows when I closed it: Israel or Palestine, whose land ...
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Why was the progressivism question closed?

Why was the question https://politics.stackexchange.com/questions/4949/are-there-any-countries-that-are-progressive-in-most-if-not-all-aspects closed as "Primarily Opinion-based"? Based on the ...
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Should questions that ask “Does example X fit term Y” where Y is very vague, be closed as “Too broad”?

For example: Does Hungary fulfill the requirements of democracy given by the facts on the new voting system? There's no definition of "democracy" given in the question, and in politics "Democracy" ...
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Why openion-based questions are not worthy?

It seems here I can only ask others about some facts and not their opinions? It made me a bit confused, they say opinion based questions can't get any answer?! I am doubtful if really opinion-based ...
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Delete “Who succeeds when a King dies leaving a daughter and a son in-utero?”

I recently asked this question: In the Commonwealth realms, who succeeds when a King dies leaving a daughter and a son in-utero? When I asked it, I was not aware that the laws had actually changed, ...
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Let's get critical: Aug 2014 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Politics Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google, what ...
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How can I logout from Stack Exchange?

There is no "log out" anywhere on the page. I have no idea how to log out. I cannot ask this question on Politics Meta because for this I need a reputation of 5.
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Politics vs Economics

There have been quite a few economics questions that have been asked here in the last week or so. Most of these questions are actually good economics questions but not really about political ...
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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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bais comments and voting

I noticed of many bias comments and voting , they go for emotions not for reasons and explanations, if they are convinced about something just refused or vote for close. they dont explain why they ...
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Should we create a new tag for the questions about the Israel-Gaza Conflict

This conflict is pretty much as old as Israel itself, but has flared up and spawned several questions lately. Should we create a tag for questions about this conflict? If so what should it be? If ...
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Please provide citations, especially about Gaza [duplicate]

Can people please provide citations in their posts? There's been lots of posts with no citations, or few citations, especially with the recent conflict involving Israel and the Gaza Strip.
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Are questions calling for speculation on current or future events on topic?

This Question - What can the rest of the World do to stop Israel-Palestine war? - does not have a real answer. It is calling for speculation about what we could do to solve the problem. Of course ...
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Why is this question on hold?

Why is Which is the top total tax-revenue increase in the Western World since the Great Depression? on hold? Why can be not answered in a few paragraphs? It only admits ONE CORRECT answer.
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Is it appropriate to comment on the source of a claim in an answer?

In the comments to one answer here, we discussed whether or not it's should be considered acceptable to, when writing an answer, include a comment about the source of a claim. My feeling is this - ...
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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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Would it be reasonable to add a Public Choice tag?

Public choice is the branch of economics which looks at (mostly democratic) government systems using economic logic ie: the ideas of rationality, utility maximization, and game theory etc. As a ...