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When should we remove a question from the Hot Network Question list?

As you might have read in the recent global meta announcement, moderators now have the option to manually remove a question from the Hot Network Questions list. Should Politics Stack Exchange make ...
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Why did the question “Is President Donald Trump a racist?” get closed?

On March 4th, a user posted the question "Is President Donald Trump a racist?". Moderator Philipp closed this question a few minutes later with the reason "Promotes or discredits a specific political ...
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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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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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Are diamond mods allowed to lock questions which they were involved in an edit war?

The question originally called Who shovels shit in full communism? has been locked with a comment by diamond mod Philipp saying This question was locked due to an edit war. Please do not put ...
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Why are people who unapologetically and repeatedly post racist drivel not banned for extended periods of time?

A certain user – a student of mathematics – has a repeated history of posting offensive racist content. Furthermore, based on various posts on meta, it seems that this user doesn't seem to understand ...
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Should qualified partial answers be deleted?

Suppose we have a complex question like: Do Nation X and Nation Y both have freckled parliamentarians? User Mr.Foo answers: As a resident of Nation X, I know of seven freckled parliamentarians, ...
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What is “serial voting” on this site?

This site has less than 20 active users. I can imagine quite easily that a few of them vote in concert because they are more or less like-minded. I got a few rep points taken off for "serial voting"....
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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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Isn't a 1 year suspension a bit excessive?

I don't know the details involved in what led to a particular user's suspension, but I did notice that after the expiration of his previous 1 year suspension, he managed to earn another 1 year ...
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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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onhold and deletion of questions: voting based on political bias and user beliefs

I have noticed what seems to be a strong political bias in votes on politics.stackexchange in general and, more importantly, in [on hold] votes. I have following questions concerning that: What is ...
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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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Preemptively protecting hot network questions

I asked a question last night, and it was received pretty well, to the point that it managed to get into the Hot Network Question (HNQ) list. But as a result of this, a moderator protected the ...
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Do we really want to tolerate personal attacks and antisemitism here?

We have a user here who frequently engages in personal and antisemitic attacks against other users. They have very few answers or questions, their only purpose on this site seems to be to spread hate ...
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Why is this post not rude or abusive (as evidenced by declined flag)?

I'm trying to make a sense of a declined "rude or abusive" flag. The flag was declined with a canned "declined - a moderator reviewed your flag, but found no evidence to support it" message without a ...
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Why mods handle non-mod flags before the community has its say?

I have noticed that on this SE, my community flags get handled by a moderator BEFORE the community has its say through the review queue. Why is it so? I thought that the SE theory of moderation said ...
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Deleting this user name is not rocket science

A user who created an account to ask a fairly trollish question about rockets hitting a Jewish-majority country chose a user name of "vonbraun". Wernher von Braun is the main person listed on the ...
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VTC old questions

If a question is close worthy, but hasn't been touched in years should I vote to close? It seems wrong to necro-moderate, but presumably it helps clean up the site.
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Lack of moderator patience and deleting critical comments

A moderator closed this question in a very short space of time by using their moderator privilege. The question was given no time for community self-organization or improvement. The question was ...
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Can you suggest a standard comment for opinion-based answers?

I noticed that many new users come to this website with the misconception that it would be a website would be a forum to post their personal opinion, not a Q&A site for posting factual answers. ...
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Moderator Censorship

What significance could the information in Donald Trump's tax return have to his campaign? We're having an issue right now. We have a Mod who selectively deleted many comments which were of a ...
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Call for Pro-Tem Moderators

Update August 24, 2016 Welcome Philipp as our newest moderator, after he graciously accepted the nomination. He will stand alongside the existing moderators. We have a slot open for a Moderator ...
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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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Are antisemitic conspiracy theories against policy?

I flagged this answer as "rude or abusive". The flag reason states: A reasonable person would find this content inappropriate for respectful discourse. The linked policy states: Bigotry of any ...
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Striving for the highest quality

The Nature of Politics Unlike topics like those covered in SO, Physics, Biology, etc. Politics tends not to have a unique answer to everything. A communist, a fascist, an anarchist and a neo-liberal ...
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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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Is the ratio of moderation for politics.se considerably higher than the original stack exchanges? And can we maintain the required ratio indefinitely?

After reading various politics.meta questions, the following question has occurred to me: Is the ratio of moderation:site content for this stack exchange considerably higher than the original hard-...
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When should the “not an answer” and “very low quality” flags be used?

I have noticed a few incorrect "not an answer" and "very low quality" flags, which I have declined with this message: flags should not be used to indicate technical inaccuracies, or an altogether ...
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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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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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Should the political affiliations of candidates for moderator be disclosed?

While the tone so far during the private beta has been remarkably congenial, it seems obvious that politics.se has the potential to attract more contentious questions, answers and comments than some ...
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7 Essential Questions - Temporary Moderators [closed]

As per the Moderator Pro Tempore blog post, after about a week SE looks for temporary moderators for new sites to help with the development of the community and to act as a liaison between the ...