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How many edits can politics SE handle on a single question?

I repeatedly edited a question. A highly upvoted comment on that question suggests to batch my edits. Commenting on the number of edits is great hindsight. However, when I post an edit I can't predict ...
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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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Would it be on-topic on Politics to ask whether video footage exists of Ukrainian celebration of the "Victory Day over Nazism in World War II"?

Would it be on-topic on Politics to ask whether video footage exists of Ukrainian celebration of the "Victory Day over Nazism in World War II"? All I could find in 30 mins of searching was ...
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How should I have worded my question so it wasn't VTCed?

I recently asked a question (What would be the worldwide response if Russia launches a nuke into Ukraine?) that I consider to be not dissimilar in terms of questioning style to, for example, this ...
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Will a suspended user get my 100 point bounty?

A user was sadly suspended, and during the dark times of their suspension I awarded them my hard-earned 100 points in the form of a bounty. Their rep did not change when I awarded the bounty, for ...
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Kindly familiarize yourself with the details of the CC license before handling content licensed under its terms

I have made it very explicit in the comments and in a direct statement in a (now deleted) comment that I rejected suggestions made to this answer. A diamond moderator applied those changes anyway. ...
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Why my comments and questions are repeatedly getting deleted?

Few hours ago I have posted a comment under this downvoted post saying that three high reputation users have answered it and it doesn't deserve to be downvoted. Surprisingly the comment got ...
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Why was my comment flag declined?

I recently flagged this comment: It is clearly a political question because it asks about an action of the government of Canada. I do not know an answer, though (same as @JoeC). (Emphasis mine) My ...
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What is the point of [political-research]?

There is a political-research tag, and it has no tag wiki or excerpt. I have done a cursory glance at the tag and its questions, but can’t seem to understand what it means. What is the point of the ...
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Concerning the tag [conflict-of-interests]

The tag conflict-of-interests has an unnecessary and incorrect "s" at the end. Would a Mod please remove the final "s". The tag should be conflict-of-interest. The Tag Info is fine,...
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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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Why was @Moshe suspended? Can this be reconsidered? [closed]

New user @Moshe has only contributed 4 answers and no questions; and those answers don't show signs of suspension-worthy activity. One of these answers, which is quite informative and useful IMHO, ...
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Someone is stalking my profile, how do I report it? [duplicate]

Someone is stalking my profile and serial upvoting my old posts. How do I report it?
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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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Declining comment flags and then deleting. Reason?

After making necessary edits, and flagging unrelated comments (today's 1-2 hours ago), why were two of my "no longer required" comment flags declined and then one of those was deleted anyway ...
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How can we close the politics stack exchange?

I use Stack Exchange sites because they tend to stick with topical questions and not get wrapped up in the distractions of a site like reddit. However, briefly visiting the politics stack exchange ...
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Why are the questions about Iran's nuclear threat against Israel off-topic

Many questions about the Iranian Nuclear threat against Israel and the poor performance of the Biden administration have been closed as off-topic. (Israel itself is also to blame for not taking the ...
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Why questions about past polls & elections?

Why have so many questions about past polls, mainly for the 2016 and 2020 Presidential elections, started showing up at the head of the page? Surely they are either moot, or trivially answerable by a ...
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Someone is downvoting my answers here every day since about one month

I'm receiving downvotes pretty much every day, sometimes more than once per day on a wide range of answers without any correlation about the topic and the details of my argument. Perhaps others here ...
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Is or isn't it a CoC violation to put a claimed ethic or national identity in scare quotes?

There's a certain user here who wrote about a dozen times ""Palestinian" Arabs" (in two different posts, but one was deleted; here's a link to the one still standing.) Sure one ...
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Do deleted comments exist anywhere?

Do deleted comments exist anywhere? My recent question about Trump's January 6 speech had this comment: If I am sitting by a deep swimming pool and see an unsupervised toddler child playing close to ...
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How is it that StackExchange allows moderators that believe attacking an idea is the same as attacking a person? [closed]

Also, how do you delete your StackExchange account?
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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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Should questions that portray a clear opinion be closed as opinion-based?

This was inspired by this question. The topic as such is not necessarily opinion based and could be answered by citing scientific studies. But the author already has a clear opinion on the matter and ...
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Why is Bob H's answer here deleted?

The question. Bob H has written two answers, one of which is hidden because it's marked as spam/abusive. The other isn't, but is still deleted. Why? A mod (JJJ) has already removed the latter part of ...
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Does "political cause, group or politician" include national governments?

In the Question closed message: The primary purpose of this question appears to be to promote or discredit a specific political cause, group or politician. does "political cause, group or ...
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Can Covid19 Force Majeure be reason to lift my ban in Politics Stackexchange?

I have politics question which is very important in Covid19 times (the question is - are the politicians that invite people to participate in Phase 2/3 Covid19 vaccine trials and why there are so few ...
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What does it mean when my answer is deleted by a moderator "Via Vote"?

My answer was deleted by a Mod, but the comment on the deletion says "via Vote": What does this mean? It looks like it was deleted by a moderator, not by collecting delete votes from ...
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Hiding the usernames of persons who have voted to close a question. New Practice?

I recently had a question closed here and noticed that the usernames of those voting to close was not displayed. Is this (not displaying the usernames) a relatively new practice? It has occurred to ...
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Confused by the 'reopen' process

Recently this question — Is the “Defund the police”-argument anti-police or not? — was closed. I thought the question was salvageable and voted to reopen, as did three others for a total of four: Yet ...
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What’s the appropriate tag to use for questions about political mottos or slogans?

I asked this question about the phrase "Don't tread on me" but I couldn’t find an appropriate tag such as “political motto or slogan, so I used history instead. Is there a more appropriate ...
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What constitutes a "low-research-effort" question?

This is a follow-up to this meta post. Your question, while not bad, shows zero prior research effort. A quick look at the relevant Wikipedia article is enough to answer it. In fact, that's all the ...
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Is it acceptable for people with suspended accounts to post during suspension with other accounts?

I'm asking because it seems to be happening. Also, I suspect "sockpuppetry" investigations are complex to conduct, so I'm not trying to rush anything, but I've raised some such flags about a ...
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Can I have this migration-rejected q unlocked?

Why are some Covid-19 tests excluded in some US states? The P.SE-mod-decided migration was rejected for a good reason by the Med.SE mod. I agree with the latter that the answer to the q almost ...
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Alter [marshallislands] to [marshall-islands]

This is related to this question about the Marshall Islands; the new tag marshallislands has been created which does not have a space in, making it inconsistent with other tags such as republic-of-...
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Why was this question about the name "national socialism" deleted?

A new user asked a question about why "national socialism" had the term socialism in their name. within 5 minutes it had 2 downvotes, 1 close-vote and was deleted, while I was trying to comment why ...
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Called immoral, question removed

In reference to this question: https://politics.stackexchange.com/questions/50064/ Asking for the name of an alleged whistleblower cited in a public record is not "immoral". It's prime to questions ...
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Asking for second opinion about mod edit

An answer from me analyzing the motivations of U.S. Senators for imposing a strenuous schedule for the impeachment proceedings was edited to remove "flamebait". The edit was not bad; the shorter ...
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Why was my highly upvoted answer just deleted? Was it retaliation?

This answer was just deleted by a moderator, despite being highly upvoted: https://politics.stackexchange.com/a/48474/10350 The moderator who did the deletion has "Reinstate Monica" in their display ...
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Are political endorsements even remotely acceptable?

I just saw someone's profile blatantly endorse a political candidate. Is this even remotely acceptable? This is site's content. The site explicitly does not wish to be a social network. We are not ...
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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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How does "Primarily Opinion-Based" work on this site?

I am new here and I’d like to understand how you define a POB issue on a site that focus on politics. Politics by definition is a matter of personal ideas and opinions, at least in countries where ...
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How to flag answers that misrepresent sources they cite?

There have been a couple of instances that I know of (1), (2) in which answers were deleted at least in part for misrepresenting or at the very least seriously stretching the sources they purported to ...
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Answer improperly deleted; Neither Rude nor Spam; No way to undelete

This question was improperly deleted. It is neither rude nor is it spam. It even has a reference. https://politics.stackexchange.com/a/37599/2430 When I try to undelete it, it says A moderator ...
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What is the appropriate action to take when nuisance comment flags are declined?

I raised the "no longer needed" flag on the following comment If we start inferring from the career of campaign managers... Manafort served Ukraine's pro-Kremlin and anti-NATO president Yanukovych ...
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What should I flag political rants that are posted as answers as?

See this answer: Is there any justification for Trump’s accusing the mainstream media of propagating “fake news?” Obviously no. Our friends on the left and in the mainstream media ...
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Should we start requiring users to register before they can post questions?

Recently we've been hit by a wave of extremely low-quality questions, mostly from unregistered accounts. A few examples (all deleted): https://politics.stackexchange.com/questions/46883/does-fascist-...
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Answer was improperly deleted; Neither rude nor spam

This answer was improperly deleted, with the stated reason: "spam or rude or abusive": https://politics.stackexchange.com/posts/46754/revisions It is neither rude nor spam. I can't undelete it ...
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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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Why do we have this silly answer featured on the tour page?

Apparently one of the single-use accounts is now setting the example for questions to asks and answers to give. Is there a way to fix this on the tour page? (Otherwise I could say we've been epically ...
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