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Is using the word “dictator” taboo on this site?

I can only conclude this is the case. In this question, there was a comment made by another person saying "it's usual dictator stuff". The comment, along with other comment surrounding it, were ...
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Why were answers deleted at a question addressing South Africa and “white farmers”?

See the Faurisson affair I made it explicit that I would not discuss Faurisson's work, having only limited familiarity with it (and, frankly, little interest in it). Rather, I restricted myself ...
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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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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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Why are questions about Stack Exchange politics deleted from this forum?

Why is this topic no-longer allowable?
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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 was this question about Palestine-Israel conflict deleted?

I wrote this question about Palestine-Israel conflict: https://politics.stackexchange.com/questions/45907/the-palestine-israel-conflict A moderator came and first of all deleted the phrase "the Jews"...
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Why was my answer deleted?

Recently, I posted an answer which was deleted for 'wrongthink'. For those of you who have not read it, here is a screengrab of the now deleted answer. The rationale given is that my answer had "...
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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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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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Too many questions about US elections

Am I the only one who think there is way too many questions about US elections, and no questions about politics in general anywhere else? I believe US elections related questions really pollutes this ...
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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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What is the rationale for the “question ban” for user guest271314?

You have reached your question limit Sorry, we are no longer accepting questions from this account. See the Help Center to learn more. How can I get out of a question ban? Begin by ...
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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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Comment tooltip: improving wrong answers

The tooltip for a question comment reads: Use comments to ask for more information or suggest improvements. Avoid answering questions in comments. The tooltip for an answer comment reads: Use ...
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What are the most active users Upvote/Downvote ratio, and who receives the most downvotes?

The following comment has 3 Upvotes: "@DVK You're the highest-rep user on this site. Somehow I doubt that the community is being unfair to you and user1873(who is the third highest-rep user)"-– ...
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Less pejorative tag for “commie plot” questions?

One of the more paranoid cold war devices in the American rhetorical armamentarium is the accusation of a given reform being a "Communist Plot". This device has been so overused and successfully ...
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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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Why is my answer getting deleted?

I answered a question. It was my first post on this site. For some reason, I'm getting "delete" votes and downvotes. Why? If Trump isn't doing the right things, Trump wouldn't have been elected. ...
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Can the strict rules of this website be withheld in exceptional circumstances?

Does North Korea accept asylum seekers? This question spawned some comments, some of them highly upvoted, mentioning that seeking asylum in NKorea might not necessarily be a good idea. Most of these ...
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Meaningless profile texts

The profile text for user1873 seems to be a quote from the History Box website, which article itself appears to be some kind of partially attributed mash-up from other sources: The economy is in ...
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Why are these questions closed?

Did Charlie Hebdo ever publish any cartoon satirizing Judaism? What is the status of Kashmir in the eyes of USA and EU? Why is it okay for the USA if Greece deploys S300PMU-1 but it is not okay if ...
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Is my answer politically incorrect or what?

"Terrorism has no religion." Why don't Moderate Muslims restrain their Radical counterparts? There are several possible answers actually. Majority in islamic countries are not as ...
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Requests for Reopen & Undeletion Votes

There is a similar popular question at MSE. The purpose of this thread is to help focus the attention of the community on posts that may require exceptional handling. This includes requests for ...
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Reporting a serial downvoting against all my questions and answers to keep my votes under 125! [closed]

If you claim this is a fair site and there are equal reaction toward different users by mods and no matter they are Iranians or Americans and their lovers and followers, please prove it by doing your ...
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Why is this question about the political reason for the U.S. copying the stripes of the EIC flag “on hold”?

Placing this question What were the political reasons for the U.S. using the stripes of the British East India Company flag on the U.S. national flag? "on hold" for the reasons stated "The primary ...
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Would it be possible to refrain from unilaterally deleting comment threads *without preserving the comments*?

I know that the official policy of Joel/SE is that comments are ephemeral and subject to unlimited deletion at a mere wish of a moderator. However, I feel that deleting comments - which leaves ZERO ...
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Experimenting with depoliticizing politics

This site is probably in the most unique position to examine how belligerent people get when discussing topics on which there is much more room to disagree than there is room to agree. People's ...
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Better explanation why this was closed by Phillip

This question was summarily closed. It is objective question. It explores an important policy departure from mainstream consensus, the pardoning or commuting of unrepentant terrorists. That the ...
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Deletion of answer which provides accurate attribution for origin of U.S. flag should not have been deleted and should be immediately un-deleted

What are the flags beside the US flag at Trump's inauguration day? asks What are the flags beside the US flag at Trump's inauguration (marked by an arrow in the picture below)? this answer ...
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propose a new badge of 'Controversial'

I propose a new badge of 'Controversial' for comments, answers and questions which have both upvotes and downvotes (perhaps 10 up and 8 down).
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Are close votes over political correctness inapproprate?

Updated It seems some of the members of the politics beta forum seek to avoid any questions which might be political or politically incorrect. I've received close votes on this question suggesting ...
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Are liberals incapable of seeing their own bias?

YannisRizos rolled back this question, because: "the edit changed the intent of the post too much. Editing is not a good way of challenging the technical accuracy of a question, if you wish to do ...
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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 ...
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Same question-different parties-completely different response

Why is Warren lying or not lying about being fired for being pregnant such a big deal? contrast with this Why is Trump's omission of an explicit mention of Jews from the holocaust memorial a ...
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Why has this answer been deleted?

The following answer has been deleted by Mod Philipp without any supporting reason other than their own personal reasons. Stack Exchange Guidance The Stack Exchange Guidance on deletions clearly ...
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Why have I been banned from asking questions?

I've been banned from asking questions, because I discuss topics which the far-left moderators here regard as being "wrongthink". They want politics.SE to remain a "safe space" for establishment/...
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What is an appropriate way to handle users who do not think that question about whitewashing of antisemitism in government are on topic?

I asked this question to find out if (in a specific instance of) antisemitic affiliations within the Democratic Party have, there have been any apologies issued. A number of users (Alexander O'Mara,...
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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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How to encourage unbiased discussion on this site?

To my best of knowledge, this site encourages unbiased discussion about politics. We cover facts but not speculation. Please correct me if I'm wrong. We are encouraged to support our answer with ...
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The liberal bias on this site is getting out of control

Phillip just deleted an answer of mine, again, which was both well reasoned, supported, fine in both temperament and jargon. It just reached a conclusion he's uncomfortable with. This is nonsense. ...
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Why was my profile modified?

I had a remark on my profile that "Goyim Lives Matter". This was deleted, presumably by one of the moderators. I will preemptively refute the accusation that this is antisemetic. Oxford Dictionary ...