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What should I do with my answer?

This answer of mine has collected a fair amount of comments concerning the correctness (or lack thereof) of the first image that I posted, a screenshot of a fraction of Google Maps with 2 circles on ...
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Why is there a “right-wing” tag but no “left-wing” tag?

There is a right-wing tag but no left-wing tag. Why is this? Do we need to do something about this?
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Why was the fact that Trump spends a lot of money on vacations edited out of this thread?

What is the US plan to finance spending and decrease deficit? This is a question regarding Trump's plan to finance his increased spending. The author mentions a number of ways Trump intends to ...
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Why are questions related to India not eligible to be compared to Europe?

My latest question which asks comparing India and Europe which have multiple languages. One commenter downvoted as to how I can even compare Europe with India! Reminded of untouchability in India! ...
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Why were comments in my IS answer deleted?

Related to Why are IS referred to as “so-called”? I had 2 comments below my answer that were not irrelevant and I'd like to add them to my answer as an update. The comments were deleted. Why?
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Should we poll the website users to corroborate/disprove the “bias” claimed by some users ? Or assess representativity?

This site makes good efforts to maintain some neutrality, efforts which I think are successful. However, sympathisers of the US republican party claim there is a pro-US democratic party bias on this ...
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Now edited this question again to narrow its focus to factual policies of one country. Kindly consider voting to reopen **version 3** of this question

Update: the 3rd version of this question was deemed on-topic and kindly reopened by 5 members. It has got 4 answers so far and some of these have been excellent in helping me understand the political ...
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Is it appropriate to flag unreferenced answers making extraordinary claims?

"Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence." - Carl Sagan (Wikiquote, which is generally reliable in evaluating whether a quote was really made, and a link to a page that has a video clip of ...
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Why was my comment deleted?

This question is meant to gather a list of general reasons why a comment would be deleted. So I made the following comment in a question regarding, What are the main arguments against White ...
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Help for new user understanding why first question may be off-topic

I'm a big fan of SE in general, and I've been amazed and pleased that a politics site can exist and work well. Today I have finally joined and asked my first question here. I've tried to be as ...
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How good or bad of a fit would this question about international human rights law have been here?

I just asked a question at Expatriates SE called Could one renounce one's native citizenship in order to prevent a second, naturalized citizenship from being revoked? I contemplated posting it on ...
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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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Are NGOs on topic

There have been a couple of questions about NGOs recently: FIFA and the IOC Why don't FIFA and the Olympics committee assign host cities based on an open auction, rather than taking backdoor ...
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How to ask a question section on Politics?

I am wondering if Politics.SE should have a section similar to How to ask from Stackoverflow. I have seen that many persons reviewing there are linking to this page when explaining what is wrong with ...
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Advice on condensing a long discussion in chat

Any advice on how to deal with this very long, but informative, discussion? https://politics.stackexchange.com/a/14850/10373 Some things could be folded into the answer, some split into separate ...
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Should we ask for minimum of one more citation in a question with just a Trump tweet?

Context As a community we're handling these questions just fine IMO, even more so now we have the new custom close reason for speculation but there has been a trend of questions with Trump tweets ...
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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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Did we lose the “not about politics” close reason?

Previously we had a close reason which read: This question does not appear to be about governments, policies and political processes within the scope defined in the help center. This seems to have ...
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Do comment flags contribute to the deputy badge on Politics?

Firstly, I know a question exists on Meta.SE for this very thing, but I have 83 helpful flags and haven't received the Deputy badge (over three hours ago). So I'm here to learn a little. I'm not ...
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Deleting this user name is not rocket science

A user who created an account to ask a fairly trollish question about rockets hitting a Jewish-majority country chose a user name of "vonbraun". Wernher von Braun is the main person listed on the ...
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Why are we closing better question as a duplicate of worse question?

I'm not sure if it's a SE wide policy, or only on SFF, but I'm used to duplicate policy being that a question with superior answers (especially if question itself is superior) is NOT closed as a ...
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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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On hold or closed questions answered in comments and related to politics. Proof that we are too strict?

I see a lot of questions asked by new users where: The question is put "on hold" for various reasons, but still has a few reopen votes (sometimes including mine), which show it is neither completely ...
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How should we define [statehood]?

statehood I've seen this used for both United States statehood (i.e. Puerto Rico) General statehood (i.e. ISIS) I'm thinking that statehood is being confused with sovereignty in usage #2. Should ...
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Why is the stackexchange company displaying its favor of net neutrality here?

Since recently, the following message is displayed in the upper bar of the website : Join Stack Overflow in Standing Up for Net Neutrality For a little context, Net Neutrality is a principle, ...
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What custom close reasons should we have?

Update: The two most upvoted close reasons have now been enable. Let's see how they work out in practice. We still have room for a third close-reason. Currently we only have these standard reasons: ...
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Is the media on topic?

In democracies various media outlets have significant political influence, but are often not part of the government. The recent question about page ranking seemed off topic, but suggests that media is ...
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Is asking about a politician's motivation on topic? [duplicate]

I asked this question Why did Ricky Muir re-enter politics in the "fisher and shooters" party? and it got one off-topic close vote. It's not directly about policy but it's about a ...
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How can I influence high quality answer undelete? [duplicate]

I have stumbled across this question and this removed answer (visible to 2K+ users only). Revisions indicate that the author chose to vandalize its own answer instead of just removing it and a ...
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how to formulate question about Schulz

question Why is Donald Trump so popular? was accepted, would question why Schulz is so popular despite failing 11th grade twice be accepted? How can I ask the question on why people support politician ...
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Why can't I edit this question?

I came across this question and to my surprise the edit button was disabled. But on another question from the same user, the edit button is enabled. According to this post: A large number of ...
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Can we merge [islamic-state] and [isis]?

A user asked a question under isis, I know the only question under isis is [on hold] but I think we should still merge islamic-state and isis so that future users will be directed accordingly to the ...
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Does the title of a question, have to be a question?

I wrote a question (Is there any evidence that Filipino president Duterte's war on drugs is successful?) before and made the title "Philippines: President Duterte's war on drugs" and then @...
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Closure: Why does Britain adopt EU initiatives with greater zest than other more Europhilic member states?

Why was Why does Britain adopt EU initiatives with greater zest than other more Europhilic member states? closed 'as unclear'?
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What are good citations for answers?

So, I've been using Politics for about two weeks now, and I've contributed some answers. To avoid making them subjective, I've tried to add references that back up what I'm saying. I know that ...
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Can we remove the Napoleon tag?

I can't see any reason the napoleon tag would ever be relevant on this site, most questions related to Napoleon would most likely be better fit on History.SE anyway.
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Does debt-ceiling really need its own tag?

Does debt-ceiling really need its own tag? Wouldn't any questions relevant to that just come under debt anyway?
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What is the difference between [president] and [presidential]?

There seem to be a presidential tag, in addition to the president tag. What are their differences and should presidential be made a synonym of president?
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Do tag wiki excerpts need to start with “Questions related to”?

I have seen quite a few tag wiki excerpts in the edit queue that start with "Questions related to". Do we really need this sentence? Isn't it redundant? It describes a tag of a question, isn't it ...
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Is it ok to consider a question not being too broad if it received good answers?

During reviewing I met questions like this one. Looking at the question alone, it is clear that it is too broad. However, it received a good answer (7-2 votes) that shows that it is answerable (...
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Should we add “Must Cite Assertions” to “How to Ask”?

I find myself frequently going through "First Post" questions where the Author has made a number of assertions that are often either baseless or heavily opinionated. I looked through our guidelines ...
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How can we tell when a question about the views of a politician is 'opinion based'?

I recently posted the question Why did Theresa May propose a free vote on fox hunting in her manifesto? and it had a mixed response. On the plus side, there was a decent answer and upvotes. On the ...
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Consider undeleting answer to UK ability to intervene on LGBT rights in chechenya [duplicate]

As I was running through our highest rated unanswered questions, I stumbled across this one What can the UK government do to help resolve the persecution of the LGBT community in Chechnya? Which ...
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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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Tag Rename: [Republic-of-Ireland] to [Ireland]

I'd like to discuss renaming the tag republic-of-ireland to ireland. As provided for in Article 4 of the Constitution of Ireland (Bunreacht na hÉireann). To quote: The name of the State is Éire, or,...
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Are give-me-data-only questions on topic?

I was looking at this question earlier Sortable table or spreadsheet with full, detailed 2017 UK General Election results for every constituency And couldn't fit it within any of the following 3 ...
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Is asking about the legality of the MoU signed between California and China on topic?

I've recently requested this question – Is the Memorandum of Understanding between California and China legal to be migrated to Law.SE. This's asking for the legality of the MoU signed which is ...
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Closed within 30 minutes

In the last two days I have twice encountered my questions closed within minutes of posting. I am fairly new to posting questions on Politics.SE, and have found that rather than having any chance to ...
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My question is closed almost one year after being asked

Because someone wrote a very poor and totally unnecessary 6th answer to one of my questions I asked one year ago, it brought it up to the stream attention (something even I didn't want !) and my ...
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Why was my question migrated?

So I asked the question https://security.stackexchange.com/questions/161276/how-would-even-more-internet-regulation-hinder-terrorism on here and then it got migrated over to Security.SE, where I then ...