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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 Trump didn't ...
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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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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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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 ...
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We should not deter people from answering based purely on their political persuasion

In an answer to the question "Why does the left side with the Palestinians?", one user wrote within their answer This question is more often than not answered by right wingers, which unfortunately ...
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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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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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The meaning of being “impartial” in this website

If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all. – Noam Chomsky A question entitled "Why doesn't Israel want an independent investigation of Gaza ...
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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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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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Please reword the “good faith” close reason

We recently changed the custom close reasons, and one of them reads: The primary purpose of this question appears to be to promote or discredit a specific political cause, group or politician. It ...
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Should lack of “good-faith effort to learn (..)” be linked to a clear part of the question?

I have stumbled across this question which received 3 close votes from which 2 are "The primary purpose of this question appears to be to promote or discredit a specific political cause, group or ...
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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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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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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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Hate speech on politics SE

Politics SE seems to be plagued with hate speech, and not much seems to be done about it. Eventually the posts will get removed, but that doesn't stop the user from posting more hate speech. This is 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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Troll questions lately from single-use accounts

I've noticed a string of questions from single-use accounts that are generally either ill-informed or offensive. The ones I can see from my meager 123-rep account: Is fascism an older, less liberal ...
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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 ...
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Problem on our hands

The most popular answer to this question is The answer is not supported at all, has zero analysis, and is mostly supposition ("I don't think it has ever been contemplated, and therefore is unlikely" ...
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Stop deleting comments that point out false claims in an answer

Recently moderators have twice deleted some highly upvoted comments that point out some false claims an answer makes. The main comment was extremely well-received, as comments that get 30+ upvotes are ...
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Why was this question about Palestine-Israel conflict deleted?

I wrote this question about Palestine-Israel conflict: https://politics.stackexchange.com/questions/45907/the-palestine-israel-conflict A moderator came and first of all deleted the phrase "the Jews"...
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How can I post comments on this question that moderators would find acceptable?

Starting point, the question asked by user2501323: "Does Greta Thunberg acts alone, only with her family?" Recently, we all heard Greta's emotional speech about climate and world problems. ...
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How to deal with multiculturalism and different cultural sensitivities?

In a question Why didn't Thatcher give Hong Kong to Taiwan? there was a deleted off topic answer of some nervous Chinese from the Mainland, user Guibao Wang: Off-topic... I'm from China. I really ...
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Comment deletion policy should be changed significantly

The moderators are too quick to delete comments. They frequently delete them without giving any notice. They should raise the threshold for comment deletion considerably. As an example, a recent ...
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How to Credibly Answer a Question

I would like to open a question that would lead to how we should encourage sourcing and what the hierarchy of source material with something like first source materials (taking the US as an example: ...
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How granular can our questions be, in terms of the governing body? [duplicate]

Background On the tour page, Politics.SE is about: Politics Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for people interested in governments, policies, and political processes. This offers no ...
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Is question about why certain laws are enforced should be in law or politic?

In general What is the law should be in Law Why is the law should be in politic What about enforcement? Things like Why Federal governments do not pursue legal ganja in say California? That seems ...
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For Politics.SE specifically, how long should the asker of question wait to accept an answer?

Background Recently, I got this comment on a question of mine after accepting an answer: Thanks for asking the question. In general, it's best to wait a few days between asking the question and ...
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Change my view: The UK probably won't grant full UK citizenship to Hong Kongers with BN(O) passports

Are posts in the format of r/changemyview posts allowed? If they are, please help me clarify Change my view: The UK probably won't grant full UK citizenship to Hong Kongers with BN(O) passports? ...
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What makes “homophobic” or “homophobia” a misused, inciteful, derogatory slang term?

Background In Why is there a need to prevent a racist, sexist, or otherwise bigoted vendor from discriminating who they sell to? I received an edit suggestion that I was a little confused on: I ...
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What should we do with the “why” questions?

We often get "why isn't X a case" questions, especially for USA. The problem with most1 such questions is that they are really two questions in one: "Why isn't there a law for X"? Which has one, ...
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Should this question about protests at US airports be undeleted?

This question about Hong Kong airport protests happening in the US (cached) was deleted by the community user, I assume because the author's account was removed / deleted. The question was closed and ...
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Why do we suggest to new members who have low quality answers to do something they can't do?

Background On a comment to this answer that went through review, I selected the option to generate this comment: This does not provide an answer to the question. Once you have sufficient ...
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What should we do with this answer to “Why did people still chant Lock her up at Trump rallies in 2019”?

What should we do with this answer to the question "Why did people still chant "Lock her up" at Trump rallies in 2019?"? Timeline so far: A user flagged it as "rude or offensive" I agreed ...
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Is a question on campaign contributions on-topic?

I visited the help center, and reviewed on-topic and off-topic subject matters. My apologies, but I am still not clear about the subject of campaign contributions. I would like to determine three ...
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Tag for tax funded public art/culture patronage?

Do any existing tags apply to tax funded public art or culture, or also government permission to place or maintain these even at private or corporate expense? Could be applied to things like large ...
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If there are many questions centering around a specific amendment to the Constitution, why don't we create a tag for said amendment?

Background Recently, I help to initiate the creation of a tag called seventeenth-amendment. There are a total of 3 questions that pop up when you enter "seventeenth-amendment" into the search bar, ...
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You mods reverse my question

I am referring to this question. I have no more data to quote. Otherwise I consider you all the European hypocrits.
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If public censorship and secrecy are political topics, how can SE's own policies regarding those be non-political?

In a comment, Moderator Philipp declares that SE's own policies of secrecy and censorship have no political content that meta.Politics.SE should be bound to respect: I'm closing this question (...

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