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What does it mean when a question is closed as a duplicate by the “community” robot?

Question 57192 was deleted as a duplicate by a single named user and a robot named "community". While there is some overlap between the old question (on qualifications in general), I think ...
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Was the act of deletion for a unlikely Racist slur itself also an act of unintentional racism?

Note: the links below won't work for users without enough reputation points to read deleted answers. I've used '___' to obscure a term the moderator believes to be a slur. Phillip's comment provides ...
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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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Is it possible to put date/time limits on answering/editing old questions?

Given the time-dependent nature of many of the questions on this site, would it be possible to restrict some old questions so that they don't float back to the top of the "Recently Active" list? I'm ...
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Answer deleted for an inferred “all” that was really an implied “some”

Moderator Phillip has deleted my somewhat provocative answer to "Why are conservatives so patriotic and hateful of the government at the same time?" for valid but unsound reason, commenting: I'm ...
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Is asking if any given statement of a politician constitutes propaganda on-topic here?

Yes, we do have such a question, and it survived closure twice. The trouble I see with that is one can easily make 1,000 such such questions "Is this statement of X propaganda", just by ...
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Why was this answer deleted?

I answered this question In the U.S., are people with more education more likely to vote liberal?, and my answer contained multiple citations. The answer was deleted for lack of citations, which doesn'...
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Help me make this post less opinion-based

My question: What are some representative European news sources? When I wrote the question I think I phrased it in an opinion-based way. I believe this question and the answers provided can be made ...
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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 such ...
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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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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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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 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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What's the question with the most downvotes here that nevertheless was not closed (nor deleted)?

When asking this meta-question, I'm motivated by the recent "Is Donald Trump a fascist?" (currently +17 / -14) and also by "Why is the US so politically right-wing?" (+9 / -7 right now). But the first ...
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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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What to do with partially snide but also partially useful comments?

There's a general problem here, for which I'll give a specific illustration, but this is about the general problem, not any one instance. We see many useful comments where the commentator makes ...
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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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Can pre-text change whether a question is on-topic?

Question presented On this site, can the pre-text/context/background to a question determine whether it is on-topic or off-topic? Example In this meta question the accepted answer says that this is ...
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Which questions belong to Law.SE and which to Politics.SE? [duplicate]

Laws are the results of decisions by politicians, so they are inherently political. But we also have a website law stackexchange. How do I tell if my question belongs on Politics.SE or Law.SE?
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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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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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Why was my question deleted?

I just had a question deleted. Here it is: politics.stackexchange.com/questions/2639/why-did-the-christie-administration-deny-hurricane-sandy-aid-to-hoboken Title: Why did the Christie ...
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How should we handle mischaracterization of other user's answers?

I am just using this as an example, I am not requesting any action be taken against any user of any kind. This just brings up an important question of how to handle possible misrepresentations of ...
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Should we have a requrement for rigorous definitions for **questions**?

Many Qs and As in politics are highly subjective as it is, but one of the major reasons making them even more subjective is incredibly vague definitions of popularly used terms, which come with ...
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Question Fix Solution Suggestions, etc

I'm not always good at asking political questions which I post on this non-meta community from time to when when I hear or read about something potentially political that I think is a good question to ...
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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 ...
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How to make “how does politics differ from business” better

Brythan wrote a very good answer to exactly what I was asking. However, I do not feel it was clear what I was asking. So what would be some good improvement to my question?
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How to deal with possibly important information/background about a question which not directly answers the question itself?

I recently stumbled over an issue. One answer in a comment mentioned "Whataboutism" and I thought to myself "What the hell is that?". It is claimed even in Wikipedia that the word was used in a Cold ...
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Are questions about the demographics of who benefits from a policy on topic?

I posted a question about who benefits from the government policy of National Parks in the United States. It was put on hold as off topic, but I want to make sure this area of scope is well defined ...
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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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Weapons related tags - which ones?

We have some questions related to gun control/gun rights/weapons on the site, and will likely get many more. What would be good tags for them (and how many do we need?)? Ideally, the tag(s) would be ...
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Are questions in the form of “How does X set of political views explain Y conundrum” on-topic and welcome?

1) Are questions in the form of "How does X set of political views explain Y conundrum/controvercy/objection" on-topic and welcome? As a random example, would the following question of the type: ...
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Is asking about the motivations of large groups, with documented opinions, off limit?

From Why do BLM protestors continue after all four police involved in the killing of George Floyd are facing charges? : Might as well quote the whole thing: Why do BLM protestors continue to riot ...
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Can “low quality post” review task be made more clear?

According to this, a question can make it into a "low quality" review queue because it was flagged as "not an answer." But the review task does not make any mention of it. It simply says that a post ...
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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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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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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 a hypothetical question (scenario) on the workings (mechanics) of the government be asked at this site?

I have a hypothetical question related to the workings of the electoral college that I would like to explore the answer to but I do not know if hypotheticals are okay here. What is the policy?
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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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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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Is a question about the effects of climate on political loyalty on topic here?

I asked this question about the effect of climate on Union-Confederacy loyalties in the Civil War on the history site? https://history.stackexchange.com/questions/8309/what-are-exceptions-to-the-...
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Is there a good tag to refer to political points of view held by a specific side of a debate?

This question is two-part: 1) What is a good META.politics.SE tag to use on questions which deal with content that can be described as "points of view from one side of political debate"? E.g. "what ...
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Where would I ask about the cause of a recent political themed blip on my website?

Politics.SE seems like the obvious place for this question, since the underlying topic is political in nature, but I think it's almost as obvious that it would be off-topic on the site. I have a web ...
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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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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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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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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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Is “International” a meta tag?

Does the term international mean anything by itself, or is it a "Meta tag", something that can only work when it's combined with another tag? Additionally, using "International" to mean "Outside the ...
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Should country specific “Constitution” tags redirect to “constitution”?

There is currently a us-constitution and a more generic constitution. This question on the Constitutionality of the United States Department of Education was originally tagged with united-states and ...
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How is the Law site for StackExchange different from the new Politics one? [duplicate]

I'd like to know how to differentiate between the two StackExchange sites, "Law" and "Politics". For example, where would I rather post a question such as, "Does the President have free rein to ...

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