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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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Should my answer have been deleted?

I posted an answer to this question: Has any government made the unwinding of their US bonds and currency reserves** a core public policy plank or a law on the books? My answer was, No, here is the ...
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Why are anti-semitic questions allowed, but comments complaining about it not?

The question Why did America only attack Japan with atomic bombs and spare Germany? , which in more than one version speculates that Jews were responsible for a purported decision that Hiroshima and ...
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Feature request: Automated renaming suggestions for users with generic number names?

Many people are bad at remembering names, but are much worse with arbitrary numbers. Several users here have names of the form <$common string$><#arbitrary number#>. Suppose I'm ...
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Comment deletion policy should be changed significantly

The moderators are too quick to delete comments. They frequently delete them without giving any notice. They should raise the threshold for comment deletion considerably. As an example, a recent ...
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Should there be guidelines for what should happen to closed questions after an edit?

While I have a particular question in mind, I don't want this meta to be about that question. That question is just what got me thinking. If a question is closed, but not moved to another SE site, ...
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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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Increase hold/close/delete voting thresholds

In other stackexchange sites, where the topics are scientific, it is quite easy to interact with people that have very little conflict of interest. It exists, but it is very little as the rules are ...
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Why is this question on hold?

Why is Which is the top total tax-revenue increase in the Western World since the Great Depression? on hold? Why can be not answered in a few paragraphs? It only admits ONE CORRECT answer.
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Can somebody please create tags for the major Australian parties

If i want to ask questions about the major parties in australia there is no tag could somebody please create them. Here are the websites http://www.alp.org.au/ https://www.liberal.org.au/ greens.org....
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Are there really “too general” questions?

Consider biology. If someone asks what defines a hedgehog then people will have to list a set of characteristics, a long set actually. When defining a mammal the set of characteristics will be shorter ...
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Political relevance of demographic/head counting methods?

I'm having difficulty learning any appropriate reason for why What are the most prevalent governmental methods for misestimating crowd sizes? should be closed. User DrunkenSanta9035768 (AKA ...
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Is that answer “technically” ok?

This answer to the question Why DAESH does not attack or even threaten to attack Israel? implies that the US and UK are supportive of DAESH, indirectly providing finances to them through Saudi Arabia. ...
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The meaning of being “impartial” in this website

If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all. – Noam Chomsky A question entitled "Why doesn't Israel want an independent investigation of Gaza ...
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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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There should be a moratorium on impeachment questions

Virtually none of them are actual requests to provide more information about how governments work. They are all (or virtually all) responses to people trying to voice their loyalties in the current ...
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What is the reason for deleting this users' answer at “Is paying for ex-staff's silence a legal use of campaign funds?”

What is the reason for deleting this users' answer - twice - at Is paying for ex-staff's silence a legal use of campaign funds? The answer directly states "No" there is no evidence of "illegal" ...
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Why was this on-topic question closed for being off-topic?

Here is the post in question. This is the report I got for the reason it was closed: Closed. This question is off-topic. It is not currently accepting answers. The primary purpose of this question ...
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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 so offensive about the question, “Why do Democrats want to deny women the right to defend themselves from college rapists?”

This question was deleted, with no notice as to why. It seemed perfectly reasonable. The gist of the question was that Democrats in Colorado want women with Concealed Carry permits to leave their ...
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Please reopen this question on policymaking in Japan

How are policies made in Japan? This question was closed as "too broad". Some users (including me) tried to edit the question out, but there was no avail. I just noticed the OP had re-edited the ...
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How is asking about the development of metrics relevant to the contribution of a border barrier “off-topic” at Politics SE?

The question As of 2019 has the U.S. Gov./CPB developed metrics for the ability to assess/measure the contribution of fencing to border security at the SW border? takes no position on the construction ...
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why was my comment erased?

Why was the comment "none of this provides a clear factual answer to the question" to the answer here erased? It does fit.
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Unify refugees and asylum tags?

The refugees tag currently has 30 questions with a large overlap to asylum questions. Can we merge the two tags?
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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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A question was put on hold. Can I ask you why?

So I asked a question: If I became president by illegal means(bribery, murder, extortion), are my orders lawful after becoming president? Are those who follow my orders breaking the law? Let's say I ...
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Is asking about the political expertise of politicians or Politics SE users in scope?

Is a question that asks to estimate the level of political expertise or political talent of a political leader of the past or present necessarily so opinion-based that it must be put on hold? What if,...
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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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Should we provide an option for questioners who want “expert” answers on this site (and others)?

I am by no means an expert in politics, as attested to by my low reputation on the site. I don't ask a lot of questions (most of my little reputation comes from answers). What questions I do ask are ...
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How can I post comments on this question that moderators would find acceptable?

Starting point, the question asked by user2501323: "Does Greta Thunberg acts alone, only with her family?" Recently, we all heard Greta's emotional speech about climate and world problems. ...
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Term Limits for Moderators

In a follow up to this question moderator involvement was discussed, and it was noted that moderators are elected, seemingly for life. While another post deals with adding additional new moderators, ...
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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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Why is this question still on hold: Is U.S. Representative Steve King a white supremacist and a white nationalist?

This question Is U.S. Representative Steve King a white supremacist and a white nationalist? has been edited. Why is the question still "on hold"?
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Are links to news articles about gun free zones offensive now?

YannisRizos asked me to rewrite the question from scratch, removing the partisan retoric. I did so, and asked this question: Are you safer in a gun free zone? I provided links to the stories in ...
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A question more related with history than politics and another seeking resources

I've just found the linked question: How many new settlements did Israel build in the last decade in the West Bank? How is this question related with politics? It seems it is more related with ...
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What was wrong with my recent question comparing deplatforming with book burning?

I asked the following question: Title: Why protecting dominating ideology through book burning is condemned, while encouraged when done through deplatforming? When hearing about politicians ...
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Should Politics SE be split into two separate stack exchanges?

Should the Politics stack exchange be split into separate Liberal and Conservative stack exchanges? This question isn't as facetious as it initially appears as Politics.SE belongs to a small subset ...
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Reasons to impeach Trump, how to ask the question properly

Can anyone think of a way to ask for reasons why Trump should be impeached but by asking for it in a more politically correct and on topic sort of manner on SE Politics? If that is too broad entirely ...
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Why was my comment on free healthcare deleted twice?

I wrote a comment on this question Why do American people or politicians not complain about healthcare? In which I only stated that "there is no such thing as free healthcare". The first time I ...
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community stewardship

I have a number of questions/answers which I think are high quality, but which have attracted more down-votes than up votes. If they are also closed by the usual suspects, should I delete them? I ...
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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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Personal scandals topple leaders and the ambitious so why close gossip/scandal questions?

Somebody just asked Why did Jemima Goldsmith divorce Irman Khan?, which at least 4 closers feel is too low a question for Politics.SE -- their rationale is probably quite idealistic or academic. (...
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Why was my context comment about Mark Judge deleted?

User Machavity's answer to How did the Kavanaugh confirmation move so quickly despite the serious allegations? cites an uncompelling David French National Review piece which, among other things, ...
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Questions about Political Science that happen to explore Stack Exchange should stay on the main site, rather than being moved to meta

My question was recently moved to meta. Note though that it is focused on scientific knowledge. There is no intent to poll the meta users or participate in the meta processes. If this is unclear, I ...
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Does making a question “binary” (branched) improve it?

Because it was founded by computer programmers, SE seems to have a unique approach to what constitutes good and bad questions and answers. Specifically, my understanding is that a good question is one ...
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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 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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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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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 ...