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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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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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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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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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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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Are Stack Exchange policies on topic?

I asked some hard questions in Meta about policies which got me banned from Meta. I asked about my stats that are not available to the user or moderator on how suspensions and bans work and why? ...
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Unsupported claims in answer pointed out by comments, but editing them in as requested was rejected. What was wrong?

This answer makes two unsupported claims: There has been a history of such assessors using questionable criteria to exclude particular people... ... Given the above it is highly possible that ...
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Why was my comment on free healthcare deleted twice?

I wrote a comment on this question Why do American people or politicians not complain about healthcare? In which I only stated that "there is no such thing as free healthcare". The first time I ...
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Struggling to draft a question on race and party affiliation

I haven't posted to Politics.SE before, but this question is something that I have wondered about for a while. I started drafting it, but given my lack of experience on the site thought I would bring ...
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Question failure

Questions and answers on Politics StackExchange are frequently highly-politicised. In an ideal world, when answers make testable claims, they should be backed up by references, and when deviation ...
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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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Why my accepted answer got deleted for alleged “apologizing antisemitism”?

I understand why my answer could be generally disliked, as I accuse identitarian left that if one reused their own claims, just replacing "white", with "Jew", one would be considered as blatantly anti-...
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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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Whale hunting question has a bunch of issues; would it be better deleted?

I'm referring to this one: What is the fundamental difference between catching whales and hunting other animals? This question, comments and answers are all happily out of control, and the entire ...
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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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Question disappeared from the Front Page

One hour after posting this question:Are Firearm Registries & Firearm Owner Registries Unconstitutional? On a controversial topic, the question has disappeared from even the "Active" tab on the ...
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Should I be shy about making significant edits to improve a question? [duplicate]

If someone posts a very biased question that is likely to be quickly closed but I can see a way to heavily change the question to be objective (while preserving some of the intent) should I do so?
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What is preventing this question from being opened?

I have a question about my Politics Stack Exchange post: The founders of America had a belief that men should be armed as an hedge against tyranny? It seems that my question is too subjective. How ...
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Would removing the sub-title and its contents make my question more acceptable for this stack?

I have a question about my Politics Stack Exchange post: The founders of America had a belief that men should be armed as an hedge against tyranny If you see the subtitle Researched Opinion. If I ...
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“Which policies might impact X in country Y” on topic?

Suppose I am interested in evaluating the impact of [a particular public program] on [some outcome X] in [country Y], say the impact of [Adult Education and Family Literacy Act spendings] on [adult ...
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Should we follow the style guidelines on capitalizing president?

As per the AP Style: The AP Stylebook holds that you should capitalize president only as a formal title that is before one or more names. For example, President Barack Obama Presidents ...
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Are frame challenges acceptable on Politics.SE?

I came across this question and answered it with a frame challenge that the statements the OP references are a rhetorical device more than actual beliefs. It's garnered some upvotes but wound up in ...
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Deleting Answers Vs Downvoting

I noticed this Answer coming up in the review queue and wanted to ask for some concrete guidance on Delete Votes Vs Downvotes. As per a lot of the comments on the answer it's clear that a number of ...
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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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Are comments of the variety 'The New York Times is Fake News' flaggable?

First response to my newly posted question What are the problems related to Trump administration’s targeting of Huawei affecting US/UK relationship? is this comment (now deleted): Likely just Fake ...
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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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Is my question still “unclear”?

Is this question still unclear? If so, can someone please tell me where/what the confusion is? Why is there no “tax relief program” (for real estate property in many US states) for the poor like ...
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How to handle own opinions when answering a question?

This might be a duplicate, but I couldn't find a question about this on meta. So, I'm active here now for a few months, and i find it really interesting to read answers to questions about topics I ...
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Confusion with tag [Cyprus]

cyprus seems ambiguous as it's not clear if it refers to the Republic of Cyprus (a country that's a member of the European Union) or Northern Cyprus a state that consists of the northern part of ...
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Repeatedly closing and reopening of (highly) controversial questions

Philipp cast a cast "2x-power" close vote on a recent controversial question on Trump's tax returns, meaning there were already 3 such votes. This was a minor exercise of mod extra powers. I'm not at ...
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Unify refugees and asylum tags?

The refugees tag currently has 30 questions with a large overlap to asylum questions. Can we merge the two tags?
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Why is a question about military power off-topic?

I asked a now closed question about the military capability of the Indian Air Force. The reason given for closing was "see the help center" However, on looking at the help center, I see Matters ...
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At what point is it acceptable to ridicule a politician that has become a national joke?

Context: https://politics.stackexchange.com/posts/40052 I characterized Theresa May's deal as undead, and May herself as a necromancer. Philipp edited those bits out, alongside a point that I ...
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When should we remove a question from the Hot Network Question list?

As you might have read in the recent global meta announcement, moderators now have the option to manually remove a question from the Hot Network Questions list. Should Politics Stack Exchange make ...
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Should we encourage 'explain in very simple terms' questions?

Questions explaining a subject in simple terms The title may be a bit ambiguous, but I recently came across the following questions: How to explain the E.U. to a 5 year-old How to explain ...
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Why were all of the comments on my question deleted?

Some 15 comments or so were deleted by user @Philipp on this question. Notably, the first comment (which was by another user, whose handle I do not recall) asked something along the lines of "Your ...
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Clarification on comment policy

Although appropriate for the help page, I think that the terse language in the comment policy would perhaps benefit from some deeper explanation and community analysis. I think that the line between ...
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Should we unfreeze Politics chat?

The main Politics chat room, Agora, has been programmatically frozen for inactivity. Should it be unfrozen?
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“Great Modern Achievements of Political Science” Question

This question regarding great achievements of political science was just closed by the community. I voted to close it myself, but I am interested in finding out how we can hammer it into something ...
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Why did the question “Is President Donald Trump a racist?” get closed?

On March 4th, a user posted the question "Is President Donald Trump a racist?". Moderator Philipp closed this question a few minutes later with the reason "Promotes or discredits a specific political ...
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Cannot vote to delete in first post review queue?

Question title says it all. I was going through the first post review queue, saw and "answer" I deemed worthy of deletion (and I have that privilege) but that was not one of the options. I downvoted ...
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*Should* Politics.SE have standards for references? And if so, based on what?

As a followup to Does stackexchange have any standard for sources? and Why do we need references?, and inspired by several answers I've seen that have been downvoted due to citing conspiracy-theory-...
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Make [dnc] a synonym of [democratic-party]

I noticed the dnc tag this morning. The Democratic National Committee is simply the governing body of the democratic-party. It does not need a separate tag, as the DNC is simply who sets the ...
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Please review this post, closed based on differing opinions

Please review the following question for being closed without good reason What safeguards has the DNC added to prevent a situation like what they did to Bernie Sanders in the last election?. This ...
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Should there be guidelines for what should happen to closed questions after an edit?

While I have a particular question in mind, I don't want this meta to be about that question. That question is just what got me thinking. If a question is closed, but not moved to another SE site, ...
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When do opposing biased answers balance better than overviews?

Trlkly comments: Politics Stack Exchange does not exist to promote one person's or one side's political ideas. This was a comment on TheLeopard's lengthy answer, which was deleted at the time I ...
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How do I deal with a user who is gatekeeping edits to their answer?

I've noticed an answer that contains a section that doesn't offer anything to the question other than to preemptively poison the well and be rude to any users that attempt to downvote or edit: Here ...
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How to “salvage” question:

Well I asked a question a day ago: Why is has the US not "followed through" with secularisation after the hippie movement? As one can see in the question and answers I have to "defend"/ask ...
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Why was my comment on this answer deleted?

I added a comment to this answer talking about how it was good but incomplete and that said fact may have implied a flaw in the question. IIRC it received some upvotes, no replies. Having read the ...