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Make negatively scored answer unacceptable

FYI, I've made a proposal on the big meta to Make negative score answers unacceptable in view of some patterns I've seen here. I made the proposal over there since I think it would require some (...
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Is there a way to track or search which Moderators deleted answers/questions

I'm trying to search for a deleted answer to a question, having no luck, and am wondering if there is a capability to see what questions or answers any moderator has deleted in total. Sort of like how ...
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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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Make [gdpr] and [general-data-protection-regulation] tag synonyms

general-data-protection-regulation has 6 questions and gdpr has 2. It's easy to retag one to the other manually, however, new questions are likely to create the other tag again. Therefore, I think it'...
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Make [judicial-branch] a tag synonym of [judiciary]

judiciary has 17 questions, judicial-branch has 36 questions. They are basically the same, so it makes sense to make one the synonym of the other.
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Make [welfare] a tag synonym of [social-welfare]

welfare has 9 questions, social-welfare has 24 questions. They are basically the same, so it makes sense to make one the synonym of the other. I suggest keeping social-welfare as the main tag because ...
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Can we have a “references” tag in politics.meta.SE?

A number of question on meta and occasional discussions deal with whether certain assertions need to be supported by references. There was also a question about whether all questions should be ...
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Make [war] a synonym of [armed-conflict]

The tags war and armed-conflict are pretty much synonymous with each other (war being armed conflict between 2 or more states). Request: Can war be made a synonym of armed-conflict or vice versa?
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Make [eu] a synonym of [european-union]

In a political context eu is synonymous with the European Union (which uses european-union). Request: Can eu be made a synonym of european-union?
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Addressing Logical Falices in politics.SE

I ran across an interesting summary of fallacious reasoning titled The 10 Commandments of Rational Debate [logical fallacies explained] on relativelyinteresting.com. I'm wondering if it might be ...
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Embedding twitter posts

Is is possible to embed twitter posts on Politics Stack Exchange? Of course we can quote someone and post a reference, with a link to the original tweet. Also, it is possible to snapshot it and post ...
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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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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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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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Should we have the “Controversial Post” post notice?

I've notice that Interpersonal Skills Stack Exchange has a custom post notice which moderators can add to questions: Controversial Post — You may use comments ONLY to suggest improvements. You may ...
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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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Is there a way to propose an edit without automatically applying it?

The site automatically applies edits to the questions when the edits are made by users with a high-enough reputation. But there are times I am not sure if an edit I would make would be inline with ...
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Why doesn't the Politics site have the same Graphics support and markup support as other sites?

I recently answered a question where I would ordinarily have used a table. The given markup facilities do not allow this. I suggest that tables are an important and useful way of discussing politics ...
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How to flag questions that cant be answered with facts?

It seems there are lots of questions in this Beta exchange that are not fact based questions. If the higher reputation members have the ability to do such flagging, the evidence of it being exercised ...
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What to do about biased question-askers who accept an answer because its supports their bias?

This question and this question brought this to mind. Questions like these, where the requester is asking a biased question not to gain actual knowledge but simply reinforce or spread their bias (...
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Request for Tag: Personal-Identification

I Request for the tag "Personal-Identification" It would include topics related to ID, like Passport, Residency permit, drivers' License, National Identity card/number, etc.
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Why not hide the reps of an answerer to avoid unfair judgement of the answer?

See the answer by @Brythan here: Why is North Korea criticized for having Nuclear Weapons? This is an answer that is is in many ways misinformed, opinionated, and, it probably classifies as biased ...
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Is There A Feature To Display Only Live Questions?

At any given time, a significant subset of questions displayed are closed, on hold, duplicates, moved, etc. Is there any choice for displaying questions that suppresses these questions and instead ...
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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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Can we add a tag for Universal Basic Income?

I'm seeing more and more questions relating to the UBI on here, including one from myself, and there is not yet a tag for it as a topic. I think it would prevent inaccurate tags to allow people a ...
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Close reason tied to a base level understanding of government

Take a look at this question. Is the U.S. still a democracy now that the President lost the popular vote? Time and time again these type of questions turn up. The asker is basically a government ...
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How do you move comments to chat?

Is there a way to initiate this feature? Sometimes you know comments should be moved but you have to wait until 20 some odd comments come before the auto-move to chat feature pops up. Is there a way ...
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Need to be able to provide historical events and expert commentary in support of opinion based answers

I find very little reason to close this question: Are we currently seeing another ideological realignment happening in today's unstable political climate? It's perhaps the most interesting ...
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Use [united-kingdom] instead of [uk]?

We currently have uk, united-states, united-nations and european-union as the master tags. All of these are non-abbreviated, except for uk. Shouldn't uk be a synonym of united-kingdom instead of the ...
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adversarial positioning and answering feature request

There are many public policy and law questions that benefit from positioning respondents in contrasting or even adversarial positions, for example taking a pro or con position on a question. Case law ...
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Political humor

Would it be possible to add humor based flagged questions that are not serious in nature, not quite open threads, but would be variations on a theme, just to get the crowd sourcing response. ...
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Poll questions for members?

Because so many political questions are a matter of opinion, it would be excellent to add poll questions that members could vote on. Is this planned?
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What would change if we focused more on Political Science?

In this question, I raise the possibility of attempting to attract more academic political scientists to the site. As the site sits now, most of the questions and answers rely upon popular (i.e. non-...
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Merge [tag:uk] and [tag:united-kingdom]

There is a frequently used tag uk. I think this would be better called united-kingdom, considering that for other countries, we also use the full name rather than a two-letter abbreviation. uk can ...
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Can we get a gay-rights tag?

I tried to make a gay-rights tag on my question, but I don't have enough rep yet. I think it fits well with my question and would be useful on the site.
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“Don't vote politically” banner

There are many good (and mediocre) questions on this site which do not have a partisan slant to them. But there's some which provoke voting based on the politics of the viewer rather than the quality ...
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Motion To Absolve Users W/ Rep on Other Sites From “Are You A Robot” Questions

I have 2k rep on history.se, yet I still get the "are you a robot" message on other sites. I propose we eliminate that question for individuals with rep over 500 on any site.
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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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Why isn't this site called “Government and Politics”?

When I hear the word "politics" I think of strategies to acquire power to affect changes in the law, but the scope of this site seems to be much broader. All questions regarding the mechanics of ...
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Can we have comments suggest we take it to chat sooner?

The Stack Exchange platform has a convenient feature where if a comment thread on a post is running long, it'll provide a link and suggest you take the discussion to chat. I'm not seeing that prompt ...