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How is this site moderated for exclusion of and ousting of people?

I would like to know how contrast about who should win an election, who is the one out, and who holds a view that is not eligible to stand, is dealt with on this site. Perhaps, it is the role of ...
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Question was reopened and then edited to be shorter and then closed again?

Part1. Can you reopen the question "What war crimes has Ukraine committed during the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine?" Part2. Question was reopened and then edited to be shorter and then ...
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Why is this question about the cause(s) of inflation in the US not primarily opinion based?

What is the reason for the high US inflation rate in 2022? Going over the answers, some of which were given in comments, I can summarize a few hypotheses: reduced competition during Covid shutdowns ...
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Politely, how can my question be made on-topic about Tucker Carlson producers?

I have a question about my Politics Stack Exchange post: Why does the FCC allow Gregg Re to produce Tucker Carlson? Why is my question off-topic? I want to legitimately know why the FCC can ban ...
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Downvoted and closed only since it was misunderstood as a pro-Russian question? Search for a better question for second try

This is about https://politics.stackexchange.com/questions/73161/how-could-the-nato-membership-of-turkey-and-the-usa-be-ended which was deleted just a few hours after coming to life - much too fast, ...
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Why is my question nominated for closure?

I put up a question earlier today regarding the structure of California agricultural subsidies. My goal is to understand potential political issues with an obvious alternative to the current system. ...
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Help understanding the down voting on these two questions and the (hopefully temporary) closing of one

Have retired top US military officials become substantially more outspoken and cited on political issues in the last decade? sits at -4/+0. Somebody edited it, removing a key bit of the question then ...
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Should moderators single-handedly close questions based on their personal/subjective opinion?

Should moderators single-handedly close questions based on their personal/subjective opinion? Some moderators on this site practice closing questions that they judge to be off-topic without waiting ...
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What is unclear about the TASS-Kremlin line question?

Does TASS have a disclosed direct line with the Kremlin? was closed as unclear. I have no idea how to clarify it more than I have done so already. Suggestions?
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Discussion about my "opinion-based" question

Yesterday I asked the question "Is Vladimir Putin surrounded by yes-men?", which was promptly closed for being primarily opinion-based. I thought this one was worth a discussion. I'm ...
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Was this question incorrectly closed?

The question linked here Is NATO justified in treating the war in Ukraine as insurgency?. The stated reason for closure is The primary purpose of this question appears to be to promote or discredit a ...
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Why the delete?

A diamond moderator deleted this answer For some reason a number of people commented based on the assumption that Antifa is US-based. But it's simply not the case. The "black block", as ...
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Question labelled bad faith post without much reasoning

I had posted this question, it was closed with reason said that it is bad faith post. I am in disagreement with this, one of the replies hinted there maybe some underlying racism in my post, but I ...
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What the heck (if anything) is wrong with my question asking for "fact-based arguments for and against"? Am I being given a hard time inappropriately?

There's a long series of comments under Fact-based arguments for and against President Biden's plan to appoint a black female to the US Supreme Court to Affirmative Action which really trouble me. ...
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What should be done with questions about a "former president"?

I have been reviewing questions containing "pardon" without the pardon tag. I have completed the review with the exception of one question: What would be the political ramifications of a ...
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What is an Opinion-based question and how does it apply to my question?

Recently someone added a comment to a question I had posted saying that they thought my question was "opinion based" and inviting me to say if I agreed or, if not, why not (I'm assuming they ...
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What kind of "details" can I add and what further "clarifying" might be necessary to get one more reopen vote?

Politico's "Sinema rakes in Pharma and finance cash..." A salient issue and an exceptional pattern of donations, or just cherry picking of statistics? may be a bit atypical here. It ...
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Why has my question as to why the Allies did not discuss a Homeland for Jewish people in Germany been closed?

My question on this subject has been closed down because its suggested that my question is promoting a specific political cause. Given that people in politics are politically motivated, for example ...
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What happened to my comments on this question?

I asked this question. And I then replied to Pete W's comment. This has now vanished - why?
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Why was my question closed as opinion based?

A while ago I posted a question about the 2020 Bernie Sanders Presidential Campaign's strategy of expanding the electorate: Is expanding the electorate a foolish strategy in American politics? The ...
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What improvement is needed in my question?

My question: What is the minimum salary possible in a Her Majesty's Government's Department's job? I am specific to Her Majesty's Government. Someone kind added the correct tag. I have ...
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Why has my question been so butchered that now it is necessary to post a dis-avowal due to excessive edits

I have been participating on SE review queues since long before many users of this beta site. I am well aware of how to post a good question and answer. I wrote what is being labeled a "...
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Is it possible to make this closed question acceptable to the site/

[Update] If I ask a question that says party X repeatedly warns that if party Y gain power then Z will happen - to what extent has this come true? Would it be on-topic? [Old question] My question ...
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Badly received question about Hamas corruption

About a month ago, I asked two parallel questions: Checks against corruption in the Palestinian Authority and their effectiveness Checks against corruption in Gaza, and their effectiveness The first ...
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Is posting something offensive from a third party, "in order to debunk", in scope for this site?

Take this question, now deleted, so only visible to those with 2k privileges. Someone posted the following infographic to reddit before it was quickly deleted some time ago. But I think it's ...
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Why do some "Why do (group) think that...?" questions do very well and others quietly collect close votes?

Why do Republicans prefer President Trump to President Pence? (+9/-3) Why do Republicans oppose the Voting Rights Advancement Act? (+20/-3) Why are right-wing politicians in the US typically pro-...
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Why did my question get so many downvotes?

As soon as I posted Has the freedom of speech been compromised in the US? I got many downvotes. Given that I'm not an American and I'm not familiar with the political atmosphere in the US (that's why ...
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Is Politics StackExchange Beta biased and promoting violence? [closed]

I have just published this legitimate question related to current political affairs in the US. I got immediately several downvotes, an admin deleting my comments while defending the legitimacy of my ...
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Should I reopen the question or should some other action be taken?

Concerning the question Why does double jeopardy not apply to impeachment?, which I closed as a duplicate — The Constitution does not allow citizens to be tried for the same crime twice except for ...
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Why is the question about informed consent downvoted?

Question in question: If the justifications for informed consent are questionable, then why would it be a legal requirement? I wonder why is this question get 9 downvotes? Is it low research effort, ...
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Would my question be better off on philosophy.stackexchange.com?

I think it kind of straddles the lines between the two stackexchange sites, should it be moved? As a white cis-gender male you can't comment on [woke cause]?
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Is the question opinion-based?

Just saw that my question was closed for, apparently, being opinion-based. Therefore, I wonder what makes a question an opinion and why would my fit that category. I do see this question as objective.
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Is there any way I can adjust or otherwise "spruce up" my reference-request question, or should I just be patient?

update: After reading the first answer here I've made an attempt to update the question. It is now: Writings advising elected politicians on how to make hard choices In my meta question How to ask ...
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What are the rules about using Bounty Messages to evade comment locks?

The comments on this question were locked by yannis due to excessive off-topic discussion and debate. Recently, a user posted a bounty on the question, but the bounty message has nothing to do with ...
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Can the core of the recent question addressing attacks on Biden's mental state be saved?

Philipp recently closed a question about Joe Biden and Donald Trump's mental states: How come Joe Biden's mental state is in question while Donald Trump's is addressed with so much restraint? as "...
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Where would I ask about the cause of a recent political themed blip on my website?

Politics.SE seems like the obvious place for this question, since the underlying topic is political in nature, but I think it's almost as obvious that it would be off-topic on the site. I have a web ...
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Is asking if any given statement of a politician constitutes propaganda on-topic here?

Yes, we do have such a question, and it survived closure twice. The trouble I see with that is one can easily make 1,000 such such questions "Is this statement of X propaganda", just by ...
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I'm not sure if my question is appropriate for SE.Politics

I am new to politics stack exchange and I just wanted to verify whether my question is appropriate for SE.Politics or not. Its about a policy proposal. I'm genuinely trying to do research and see if ...
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Is a source necessary for a publicly-verifiable fact? [duplicate]

There's a question concerning an alleged waning of Trump support with a top-rated answer - this top-rated answer goes into detail about the reasoning around why support for Trump is waning, but does ...
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Books or articles on whether constitutional conventions are “rules meant to ensure the ultimate supremacy of the” electoral body?

Apology. I don't get why Books or articles on whether constitutional conventions are “rules meant to ensure the ultimate supremacy of the” electoral body? is closed? What "details or clarity" do you ...
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Why was my question on Male Genital Mutilation closed as a duplicate?

I asked this question: Why does the UK have Female Genital Mutilation Act 2003, but not Male Genital Mutilation Act? but despite explaining why it was not a duplicate, it still got closed without any ...
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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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Was I wrong to VTC this question?

This question asks for what would happen in a "hypothetical scenario" in which presidential elections were suspended or otherwise could not take place in the US due to a coronavirus pandemic. I ...
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Should we remove this potential abuse of bounties?

This question has attracted 4 close votes. As I agree it should be closed (and even deleted), I casted a close vote as well. I was surprised to see: This question has an open bounty and cannot be ...
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Would this US Supreme Court question be on-topic here and likely to receive an answer?

In Law SE I've asked Between 1984 and 1994 US Supreme Court filings almost doubled but arguments nearly halved. Why? eighteen days ago. It was well received (+5 with 33 views) but so far not even a ...
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What can be done to correct abuse of the voting and question-closing system?

This question is timely, relevant, concise, clear and well-referenced. It has received six upvotes, six downvotes and two close votes. It's not even partisan - it simply repeats information from ...
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Feedback on reframing a closed question

I want to ask about people supporting actual corruption to fight alleged corruption, and if it ever worked out well in instances comparable to the current US support of Donald Trump. To do so I need ...
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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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Why is the question "How do I find out salary for each HK Police Force rank?" off topic?

Apologies - Why How do I find out salary for each HK Police Force rank? off topic? "This question does not appear to be about governments, policies and political processes within the scope defined ...
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Why wasn't the "Why aren't Republicans more focused on mobilizing towards 'dethroning' Trump" question closed?

"The primary purpose of this question appears to be to promote or discredit a specific political cause, group or politician. It does not appear to be a good-faith effort to learn more about ...
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