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Should Politics SE ask to be part of the suggest Improvement experiment

All the details are here: https://workplace.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/5320/experiment-running-a-comment-by-any-other-name TL;DR; Changing the link from saying add a comment to suggest ...
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Is this considered within bounds of “be nice” policy? If so, why?

Quoting a comment (emphasis mine): There is no such thing as a "bad" question. There is a such thing as nitpicking critics that parse questions and answers to satisfy their own peer-pressure or ego ...
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Is it OK to keep a dead link within a post?

This question contains several references, but one of them is "dead" (dead link). Someone pointed out the broken link, but OP refused to remove it. My first intention was to edit the post and keep ...
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Nuts and bolts policy questions are getting migrated

Questions about the details of public policy are being migrated. For example, I asked this question about SSI. It's a real-world issue of public importance. However, it was migrated to Money.SE. Why ...
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Isn't a 1 year suspension a bit excessive?

I don't know the details involved in what led to a particular user's suspension, but I did notice that after the expiration of his previous 1 year suspension, he managed to earn another 1 year ...
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How does the community bot determine that a question needs more attention?

We very rarely see featured questions in this community so to my surprise I found a rather old question had been bumped up and was interested to see who was bumping it. Why is India gradually ...
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Is it acceptable to make your own question which is similar to a subjectively worded question instead of making a hard edit to that question?

I saw this question and thought about how I could improve it into an on topic objective question. I ended up writing this question as a separate question. Was that an appropriate course of action? The ...
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Recommendations for Yes/No questions that can only be definitively answered for one outcome?

I've noticed several questions that have a similar pattern, and I'm interested to get opinions on how they should be handled or possibly improved. Basically, they are questions seeking to know if some ...
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Why is this question off-topic?

A user asked this today: "Who negotiated the release of prisoners from North Korea" And it was closed for being off-topic. Why? It seems like an objectively verifiable question to me. Was there a ...
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What tag should I use for these questions about political organization?

I've recently posted somequestions about political organizations: In U.S. local politics, what is the relationship between a campaign and a party? Where do local political parties get their revenues? ...
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Is it acceptable to ask questions with obvious answers as a means of improving the community?

I've been somewhat active in the Politics.SE community for a few weeks now. I have personally learned a lot from my short time here and would very much enjoy seeing the community grow. One possible ...
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Does serial close voting by tag matter?

During my review of close votes I have noticed that there is a significant fraction of questions tagged israel (example 1, example 2). All these questions seemed fine for me and for the community as ...
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Are answers that provide complementary information welcomed?

This comment made me wonder if Politics.SE encourages answers that do not directly address the question, but provide interesting complementary information that helps users better understand the ...
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Can a question's author prevent typo edits by invoking Creative Commons?

A user has twice erroneously rolled back a corrective typo edit and argues that an edit: ...implicitly creates the impression that I endorse the new wording and, by doing so, violates the last ...
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What is wrong with this answer?

The question asks why people think ganja should be legal. One of the strongest arguments that is repeated again and again and again is that ganja is simply not dangerous. What policy arguments do ...
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Should naive, but technically correct questions be closed?

During close review process I came across this question and I did not know what to do (I skipped it): it sounds kind of silly (thus many downvotes), but it seems to be technically correct (it is about ...
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If an unsatisfactory answer inspires comments by others that taken as a whole answer the question, should I mark it as answered?

Consider an answer that's only partially satisfactory, but neglects some essential factor. Comments ensue, which resolve the neglected factor, so that the answer and comments, when taken as a whole, ...
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Should there be a revision history for comments?

As a long time reader but only a recent member, I have often found the arguments in comments to be helpful. They help to shape future answers and often the questions themselves and are useful to ...
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If, (and only if), there were professional trolls and moles here, what if anything should be done?

OFF TOPIC note: This question is hypothetical, therefore comments and answers disputing its hypothesis are off topic. That is, while the question of "Are there actually any trolls and moles here?" ...
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What is the Politics site optimised for?

The Politics site inherits an administrative culture that has worked well for StackOverflow, a site for professional-grade coders who have problems that need solving right now and are requesting a ...
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Audit trail of changes to questions

A question was asked that requested a a certain style of answer which I attempted because it exposed the difficulties in a way that interested me. Subsequently the question was edited and the ...
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Do we consider opinions on which facts have the most weight as “facts” or “opinions”?

I am really confused as to how this question can be anything but an invitation to opine. Controversial topics generally have facts supporting both sides of an argument. A controversy arises out of ...
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I updated this question. What about now

Why, in some countries, some political stance is under represented in parliement? Is this better?
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Why is this question closed?

https://politics.stackexchange.com/questions/29901/where-in-nolan-chart-are-indonesian-politicians-jokowi-prabowo-ahok-surya-pal I asked where in Nolan chart are Indonesian politicians. Some says ...
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How can I improve this question?

Will allowing abortion actually benefit the right? I do not advocate anything. I got a theory, that may be wrong, that we are all selfish, and we simply vote for our interests. However, the ...
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Migrating an old question

I was looking at some old questions and ran across this one about the Boston Tea Party. It's a good question and it has a good answer, but it really belongs on History.SE rather than Politics.SE. ...
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SE sites seem to be ruining the fun by disallowing comments

Example question: Is Fox News correct that Mueller shouldn't be going after a campaign finance violation? This question isn't exactly tied to politics.se, it's simply the last place I happened to ...
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Should posts be flagged to make have them reviewed by the community or not?

I ask this because there seem to be conflicting advice coming from our mods, so I would like to have this point clarified before I flag anything else anymore. Please do not use flags in an attempt ...
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Should StackOverflow question quality standards also apply for politics questions?

When hovering the upvote button, it says that "This question shows research effort; it is useful and clear". On StackOverflow this usually means MCVE. Also, at least one attempt to solve the problem ...
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Biased moderators locked question because they did not like the facts. Need reopen

I had a question that was edited out of context and locked by a couple of really bad moderators a while ago because they did not agree with the facts in my question. Bernie Sanders was sandbagged by ...
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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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How to flag questions that cant be answered with facts?

It seems there are lots of questions in this Beta exchange that are not fact based questions. If the higher reputation members have the ability to do such flagging, the evidence of it being exercised ...
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Has this user been notified why he’s unable to ask questions?

The user Mozibur Ullah posted the following: Do you still feel the term Jewish/Israel lobby is 'anti-semitic'; do you favour one term over the other? Or is neither advisable - please advise; I'm ...
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Are questions about International Sport Federations decisions on-topic on Politics.SE?

I am thinking about large organizations like FIFA who have a great influence in sports and deal with lots of money at global level. I expect that many of its mechanisms to resemble those found in ...
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Why are questions about Stack Exchange politics deleted from this forum?

Why is this topic no-longer allowable?
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Extremely biased comment allowed to exist, all rebuttles removed

Alexander's comment on this answer https://politics.stackexchange.com/a/29883/6594 is extremely biased, has had attempted rebuts many times, all have been blown away but the original comment left. ...
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What to do about biased question-askers who accept an answer because its supports their bias?

This question and this question brought this to mind. Questions like these, where the requester is asking a biased question not to gain actual knowledge but simply reinforce or spread their bias (...
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Rename [presidency-term] to [presidential-term]

We have presidency-term, but It's poor English (writers use presidential term) It isn't in line with other similar tags (i.e. presidential-election)
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Answers locking due to low quality comments also prevents upvotes. What to do about it?

Yesterday, I have read this answer, I liked and tried to upvote it. However, a rather ugly error message told me that it is locked. While I can understand the reason for locking the post, it also ...
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what is the best way to prevent people from using their ignorance as evidence?

A lot of times I see people saying things like "I have never heard of..." or "Wikipedia search didn't show anything about..", etc. as evidence that a certain fact is not true. Maybe it's because ...
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Was this duplicate closure correct?

My question What are the professional standards for FBI agents? was closed as a "duplicate" of Are American FBI agents not allowed to have personal opinions? Worth noting that the questions are ...
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Why were the comments deleted rather than moved to chat?

The comments for the question Why is the British government so determined to arrest Julian Assange? (the question itself, not the answers) were deleted, rather than moved to chat. I flagged a question ...
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Flagged as duplicate when it is not

Why would this question be flagged as a duplicate when it is not? There are 3 differences: In the earlier question the weight is determined by the margin and in this system the weight is determined ...
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Randomly translation of parties name?

Forewords: I'm not associated, in any way, with the party I'm going to ask about. I simply proposed an edit to a question, and it's not a huge deal (it could be easily refused) but it made me wonder: ...
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Main differences between Politics.SE and Quora?

User4012 opines: Quora is... ... not exactly a reliable source of information. Is Politics.SE objectively better than Quora in any obvious, major, and uncontroversial respects, and if so, which ...
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Tag deleted against authors wishes, question edited in order to justify tag deletion

I asked this question: Why is Poland's proposed Holocaust speech law so controversial? And tagged it "israel" and "poland", because the main controversy is between Poland and Israel. I even ...
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What steps could we take to help Politics.SE graduate?

Is there something the users of Politics.SE can do to graduate this site from being just a beta version? It seems absurd that a Stack Exchange site on a topic that is very important is still a Beta ...
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Is a question about the funding of media outlets off-topic?

See: How is The Real News Network funded? In the comments there I claimed that the funding of a media outlet (assuming it's not minuscule and insignificant) is part of the political process - and ...
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Why is left wing offensive content not moderated nearly as rigorously?

There seems to be a disturbing trend on the site. Whenever anything - no matter how factually accurate - is stated that is right-leaning, a bunch of people come in, flag as offensive, and certain ...
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if it's not about politics, what is it about?

My question here was put on hold because it is presumably "not about politics, government or political process." But the question very clearly sets up the context as that of the current political ...