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Why is an insulting, abusive Meme allowed to remain? [duplicate]

We already have a question about memes in general. That question brought my attention to the this one. When I first viewed the question, I was shocked that the meme had been allowed to remain. I added ...
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I'd like to join the chorus of complainnig about off topic closures

While I am not too worried because I actually got my question answered (and accepted the answer), I would still like to think that I understand enough about the subject matter that this site deals ...
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Question being closed as "off-topic"

I am interested in understanding why my recent question was closed as "off-topic". The close blurb thing states: answers would be based on speculation and their correctness could not be ...
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Is there freedom of speech here? [duplicate]

Is there freedom of speech here?Just two or three biased votes are enough to deprive a person of his right to express himself. Is this sector a breeding ground for regional discrimination, or will the ...
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What is the evidence for dimissing concerns about "citizen evidence" website?

While researching evidence for an earlier version of this question I found no evidence showing that that Amnesty International considers "Citizen Evidence" to be its affiliate. I posted the ...
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Why no love for Thailand('s politics)?

What all has to happen in post-2023 election Thailand before it can have a new prime minister? has 102 views, +0/-0 votes and has had a +200 bounty for four days already (I'd also given it a +100 ...
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Did you erase the comments pointing out that Wagner is a terrorist organization?

Were my comments to this question, pointing out that comparisons between Blackwater and Wagner are entirely inappropriate get erased? Those were my reasons for voting to close the question, which is ...
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Why is my question off-topic?

The question In what sense did Trump put a notch on his belt? was originally posted on ELU (not by me) with a language connotation, then I decided to post it here because I wondered if the expression “...
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Undelete and reopen an "off-topic" question that has happened ~half a year later as a big political event? Germany’s condemnation of the Holodomor

This is about Have there been public political/medial events/debates over Holodomor as crime or genocide triggered by Russia's aggressions against Ukrainian land? which was asked on 2022-02-28 and was ...
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My question was deleted from front page

I have a question about my Politics Stack Exchange post: what was Freddie mercury's religion? I have posted the aforementioned question yesterday and was deleted. Critics claimed that the post was ...
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Is this website only for American politics of for worldwide politics?

New to this Page. I would like to know Is it discuss only American Politics or whole over the world Politics? I would like to ask the following question: Why Politicians pretend Honest but not? Why ...
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What exactly makes this question not "a good faith effort" etc.?

I have a question about my Politics Stack Exchange post: What does the West gain by not letting Russia swallow Ukraine? I have checked the resources linked in the closure note and attempted to figure ...
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Why erase comments if they present reasons for not closing a question?

This question has a few votes to close. There is also a comment under it arguing that it should be closed. Regardless of whether the question should be closed or not, I left a comment explaining my ...
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Who and why was my question on gaslighting techniques been closed?

Gaslighting has been a topic of current political interest. Who closed my question on gaslighting techniques and why?
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Why has my question on a 4 day working week been closed down as off-topic?

As I noted in my question a 4 day working week has completed a 2 year trial run in Iceland and one is now being trialed in the UK. This is eminently a political question so why has it been closed as ...
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What's wrong with my question?

Yesterday, I asked this question: Could a party other than Ukraine really be shelling the Zhaporizhye NPP? which has gotten a couple of reasonable answers (one of which I upvoted). However, it got 7 ...
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What does opinion-based exactly mean in this community? [duplicate]

My question was closed as opinion-based. I cannot understand how can this question be opinion-based. How does Liz Cheney's losing the Republican primary impact the future of the GOP? The question ...
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Why was my question closed?

This one here. Is it outside the scope for asking ways to quantify sociological phenomena?
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Should 'What has Russian world chess champion Boris Spassky said about Putin, the invasion, etc?' have been deleted?

Note: I heard downvotes in a yes/no question in a meta post are a 'no' answer. 1st question: Why deleted? https://politics.stackexchange.com/questions/74692/what-has-russian-world-chess-champion-...
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How is this site moderated for exclusion of and ousting of people? [closed]

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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