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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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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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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 ...
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Let's get critical: Feb 2015 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Politics Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google, what ...
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bais comments and voting

I noticed of many bias comments and voting , they go for emotions not for reasons and explanations, if they are convinced about something just refused or vote for close. they dont explain why they ...
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Let's get critical: Nov 2013 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Politics Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google, what ...
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Clarifying topicality of a question about state media contents

After a question was closed I had a feeling I was not good in explaining its relevance to this Q&A site, but I might be wrong. So my actual question was why open source/open tech activities ...
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How can I edit this question to be more factual

How could impeachment attorneys have answered Lemar Alexander's question factually? I've made an edit to clarify I'm looking for the factual answers, can it be improved on? House impeachment ...
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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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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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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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Are rude/abusive flags handled based on latest edited text of the post as of review time, or on the original text? [duplicate]

When a post is flagged as rude or abusive, how are the flags handled? More specifically, is it based on latest edited text of the post as of review time, or on the original text?
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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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Is this question kosher here?

Is the following question kosher here? I have read that incarcerated adults in the U.S. make up roughly 1% of the adult population, and the number of adults on probation or parole is approximately 2%....
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Let's get critical: Aug 2014 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Politics Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google, what ...
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Please provide citations, especially about Gaza [duplicate]

Can people please provide citations in their posts? There's been lots of posts with no citations, or few citations, especially with the recent conflict involving Israel and the Gaza Strip.
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Let's get critical: Feb 2014 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Politics Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google, what ...
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Let's get critical: Aug 2013 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Politics Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google, what ...
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Let's get critical: May 2013 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Politics Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google, what ...
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How to avoid opinionated debate in an advantage/disadvantage question?

I've just asked the question: What are the advantages and disadvantages of a politically appointed vs. permanent Civil Service? ... which I found very difficult to write in a way which was Not ...
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Are questions asking to validate correctness/truthiness of a non-political statement by a politician on-topic?

Representative Bramby, Downhill, TX-J said in a campaign speech yesterday that 100% of convicted murderers in Texas were from public school system and not one of them was homeschooled. Is that true? ...
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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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First time questioners getting kicked to the curb

Take a look at this question: The role of the Keystone pipeline in America's energy independence and relation to OPEC Granted it had many problems with it. But can we please not vote to close so ...
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Asking about President Johnson's reason for voiding of Sherman's Order No. 15 does not try to “promote or discredit a specific political cause”

This question What are the primary source records which document the reasons for President Andrew Johnson's voiding of Sherman’s Special Field Order No. 15? asks What are the primary source ...
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Make le tag [presidential-election] specific again? Oui? Non?

The tag presidential-election has been used for both the US 2016 presidential election and the 2017 French presidential election. I find this not only ambiguous, but worse still, I find it confusing, ...
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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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Problematic deletion by moderator; reasoned answer marked as 'spam, rude, or abusive'

On the question How come Joe Biden's mental state is in question while Donald Trump's is addressed with so much restraint? (currently closed, but with a move to reopen) , I wrote an answer (see ...
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Should the uyghurs tag be removed from all questions?

Recently, uyghurs was added for two questions: Why is China primarily targeting the Uyghurs with their internment camps? Could China's actions in Xinjiang be classified as genocide? and three ...
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Should we explicitly disallow “has X happened before” questions?

There are some minority of them that are legit and good questions. But from my observations: A vast majority of them seem to (and many clearly are) attempts to merely present one political side or ...
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I posted a question here, and it was just deleted. Are you insane?

If there was something inappropriate, you could have edited it. But I know you'll just delete this too. I deleted a question of mine, after noticing the answer was basically based on a faulty ...
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How to deal with a question closed as duplicate when the OP marks several old questions as duplicates?

I have noticed this happening on several occasions. One example: A user posts this question which is marked as duplicate two days later The OP goes ahead and marks several related questions as ...
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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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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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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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“daesh” and not “islamic state”

Here, I asked a question with tag "Daesh". Philipp changed the tag to "islamic-state". He says in the comment "When you feel that the tag should be called "daesh" and not "islamic state", please ...
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How can I logout from Stack Exchange?

There is no "log out" anywhere on the page. I have no idea how to log out. I cannot ask this question on Politics Meta because for this I need a reputation of 5.
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<<Comments removed - please take this all to chat.>>

This has been mentioned before, and I suppose it's not really a question, but not sure where else to post this. Numerous times a comment thread gets long, and then an admin comes along and removes ...
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Time Moves On Answers

There is a question on the legality of a Labour policy on charging VAT on school fees here; I put a wait and see answer on it a couple of days ago as the manifesto had not yet been published. As ...
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Why was this question about despotism and legislature closed?

I flagged this closed question for mod reopen and the flag response stated I need to bring it to Meta. So here it is. Legislative Despotism? The question was closed as Please clarify your ...
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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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Who provides oversight of the politics.stackexchange.com site?

I have noticed a trend on Politics.SE that questions and comments that reflect negatively on Trump are mysteriously disappearing. Are there areas of London the police are afraid to enter? (showed as ...
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Please review the changes I made to this closed question.

I made a meta post about this some time ago, and today made some wording changes to the title and content. It's my opinion that the question wasn't opinion based before, but with these changes I think ...
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Right and wrong answers and 'opinions'

I recently read through this question: Why is there no rise of extreme-left in present-day Europe? And it struck me that there could be multiple answers to this question [point #1] and those answers ...
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In an election year, should a candidate's possible handicaps, (or their attempts at concealment), be off-topic?

Let's imagine we're all magically transported back to 1932, and we're all on a pen-pal postcard based version of Politics.SE, with Philipp as our long suffering moderator. Somebody posts a question ...
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Haphazard comment moderation

I have noticed the standard for comment moderation has been lacking recently. Entire debates are allowed to develop under some answers while comments that provide specific suggestions on how to better ...
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Poll: “arguments for/against” vs “advantages/disadvantages” [closed]

Following up this question: How to word “advantage/disadvantage” or “arguments for/against” questions? ... and the suggestion in the Private Beta Extension discussion that it (among others) should ...
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Let give me crystal clear standards. — Which question to go busted ---

Recently, after Trump's inauguration, I had had several questions put "on hold", for example: What drove this U.K rant? Regarding an explicit racism [closed] What exactly is Trump's economic policy, ...
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Why was this question about US handling of the Covid-19 outbreak removed from the hot network questions list?

This question was removed from the HNQ list with only a short notice "Needs detailed answers". Why not "protect" it instead of entirely removing it from the HNQ? After being edited and reopened, it ...
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Why can't I change the text of an UNANSWERED question?

How useful is Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019 to HK protesters? is open, and has no answers. Parliament v. Crown in Parliament, Parliament v. Queen in Parliament were closed as ...
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Shouldn't a slight liberalization on comments policy be useful on Politics SE site?

I have recently asked this question and received some comments. The whole initial series of comments was removed by a moderator and replaced with: Comments deleted. Comments are for providing ...