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What currently prevents Politics.SE from being launched from Beta?

This is a question for the site admins, rather than the mods. What currently prevents Politics.SE from being officially launched, given how well it performs in terms of popularity, number of users, ...
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How does 42 add up to -3?

I gave a seemingly simple straight-forward answer and got +44 points and -2 points for it. Yet the answer has rested at -3. How is that possible? How does the math work to generate more positive ...
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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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What was deemed “rude or abusive” at user rs.29's answer that has been deleted by moderator at What are the main arguments made for White Nationalism?

What specific language was deemed "rude or abusive" (the answer has the following label attached by moderator) This answer was marked as spam or rude or abusive and is therefore not shown - you ...
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Which information needs additional references?

There is a "needs additional references" notice on this answer that I gave. But the only factual claims in the answer are based on the link which has been in the answer since the 1st or 2nd edit of ...
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List user guest271314 closed and deleted questions and answers, the users/moderators who voted to close or delete and reasons cited

What is the complete list of User guest271314 closed and deleted questions and answers? The Politics SE users and/or moderators who voted to close or delete the questions or answers? The reasons ...
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Missing functionality - is something wrong with the site?

A couple of issues I've noted happening on Politics.SE, but not on other sites in the network: This question about Thomas Hobbes and classical realism. It belongs on Philosophy.SE, not Politics. ...
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why is the only SE site to which I can recommend migration is meta.politics.SE? [duplicate]

When trying to close a question because it "belongs to another SE site", an option menu is presented. The only option on the menu is meta.politics.SE. Quite frequently questions from this site are ...
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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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Is there a way to receive notifications about chat?

The StackExchange navbar provides notifications about comments, answers, and other stuff. However, I frequently forget about chatrooms I am in. Is there any way to receive updates or notifications ...
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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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please, stop assuming that you can NEVER prove a negative

It's always possible to answer a closed-ended question in the negative. An obvious example would be "are you the Queen of England?" You can answer it in the negative unless you, of course... you get ...
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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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How often does the automatic question ban happen?

How often does the automatic question ban happen? I read through the answer to this question about "question bans" and it seemed to me that the automatic algorithm could be gamed by a group of 5 to ...
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What is the rationale for the “question ban” for user guest271314?

You have reached your question limit Sorry, we are no longer accepting questions from this account. See the Help Center to learn more. How can I get out of a question ban? Begin by ...
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VTC -> Off Topic -> Another Stack Exchange missing destinations [duplicate]

When going through the Vote to close queue, I came across a Question that more properly belongs on a different stack exchange. Going through the flag menus (VTC -> Off Topic -> Another stack exchange)...
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Are these usernames security threats?

I just saw a post on the site by a user with the username "gmail.com". There is also an active user "yahoo.com". Is this not a potential security threat for some cross-site scripting scenario?
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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 was this flag declined

I flagged a comment on this question which links to the author's other question as "no longer needed". The author has since erased his other question, but has not erased his own comment linking 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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moderators please lock this question before it attracts another series of back and forth rollbacks

This post was editied by uhmm... user who shall remain nameless for the sake of not gratuitously bringing up a user name in vain (in keeping with our esteemed traditions... peace be upon them?) https:...
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Are requests for off-site resources on-topic here?

I flagged this question as off-topic: New Jersey budget plan with the reason: This question does not appear to be about governments, policies and political processes within the scope defined in the ...
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Can you, please, remove Carpetsmoker's ability to deface questions?

Carpetsmoker is causing raucous by removing tags that authors put on their questions and substituting his opinions for the intents of the authors. So far he's managed to convince a moderator to ...
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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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How to cite an article?

While citing references in questions, I paste the web address of a website. But someone usually edits the question where instead of the web address, a word contains the hyperlink to the site. How do I ...
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Apparent close votes discrepancy

I have encountered the following discrepancy related to a closed question: Question was normally closed by 5 regular users (not hammered by a moderator). However, review history reveals only 2 votes. ...
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Flagged rude response to my comment, my comment was deleted

In response to this question, Was Saddam ever a US ally? , a poster made misleading claims. When I pointed this out in a comment, they posted a bunch of obstructionist responses, full of non ...
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Why has my question been heavily downvoted?

I put up a question earlier today regarding water fluoridation and government motivation behind why it was done, and received heavy backlash for it. My question was within the guidelines of the site, ...
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How can I delete my account?

After due consideration I don't think I can enjoy this forum. How could I delete my account profile if possible.
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Are they going to delete all non USA friendly questions?

Hours ago I posted a question related to 9/11 and Donald trump. This question was polite and direct and it was not just downvoted and closed but deleted. Is this going to be the trend in this ...
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Why was my posted answer deleted instead of just advise to reword in a comment?

A moderator who goes by 'Philipp' deleted my answer to a question of Greek debt vs US debt claiming it was a rant. My answer was not a rant. This was just his opinion. He probably did not like my ...
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number “4” Beside the word “review”

As in the picture, below, Beside the word "review", I can see the number "4". but when i click on the word/num there is nothing to review, and still, the number "4" persists. why?
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Why has my flag been declined?

I flagged as "very low quality" a post. The flag tooltip says This answer has severe formatting or content problems. This answer is unlikely to be salvageable through editing, and might need to be ...
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Is there a procedure to have a community vote on deleting one forum?

"Politics" and "Skeptics" has become a cesspool (to use a euphemism for clusterf**k) of one-sided politics advocacy. They both advertise themselves as educational. But, in truth, they seek to ...
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Appeal deletion of answer

I'd like to appeal the deletion of this answer: https://politics.stackexchange.com/a/16900/7017
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Consider undeleting answer about UN role in Syria

One of my recent answers was deleted as not an answer to the question. However, I assert that I did in fact answer the question: Q: What can the United Nations do after the chemical attack in Syria? ...
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Question about individual freedom in India

Can I ask question about individual freedom on this site? I want to ask, if banning alcohol or beef consumption, in some states of India, can be considered a breach of individual freedom of people of ...
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Let give me **crystal clear** standards. — **Which question** to go busted ---

Recently, after espercially Trump inauguration, I had had repetitive -- on hold -- questions. Such as these 1, 2, on top of it, the question 2 is literally asking the question at the title. ...
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Is it discouraged to ask the same question on two different SEs if it applies to both equally?

I have a question I want to ask on Skeptics.SE and Politics.SE. I can't tell which board is more appropriate. It seems like a toss-up, but I might get better answers overall by asking the question on ...
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Possible bug / bad feature? “Moved to chat” comment may be deleted

One of my answers got some comments, and some of the commenters and me were having an exchange of ideas. I (and some commenters) realized that it should be moved to chat, so I did click on the link. ...
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Who is serial downvoting me on my Politics.SE birthday?

Someone (or two someones?) just downvoted all my Politics.SE answers around the same time as I earned the Yearling badge. Does the system do this or is this someone pursuing a vendetta against me? And ...
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Question falsely closed

This question: https://politics.stackexchange.com/questions/13924/making-sure-a-uk-political-party-complies-with-all-aspects-of-the-data-protectio Is plainly and obviously about processes within the ...
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Can I see who downvotes my questions/answers?

Can I see who downvotes my questions/answers? Sorry if noob question...
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Are these on-topic? Request for link to refugee resettlement numbers + UN $ figures

Thanks to feedback provided, I will attempt to rewrite my query to fit the site better. I am looking for a table of figures of # Syrian refugees accepted per capita, by country. What I've found so ...
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Why was my comment correcting the accusations against Bill Clinton deleted?

This answer claims that one of the reasons "Hillary Clinton seems untrustworthy to Americans" is attacking the women accusing her husband of adultery When I pointed out that the accusations ...
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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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Question got migrated from Law.SE and closed as off-topic

I asked a question on Law.SE, but a moderator (I'm guessing) thought it would be more suited at Politics.SE, so he/she/it migrated it, then it got closed as off-topic. -.- I agree it isn't suited for ...
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I can no longer review tag edits, but I still get notifications

Up until recently, I would get a little flag with a number when there were tag edits suggested. I would click on the flag, and I could approve or reject the edits. Now, I still get the flag, but no ...
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Help! I am being oppressed! Why do people keep downvoting my opinions?

I came to this website, just wanting to exercise my freedom of speech rights and tell everyone my opinion about [issue]. But people keep downvoting my questions and answers. Is this website ...
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Curious badge still stuck

I now have 5 positive questions on five separate days (and I received no downvoted questions on at least 5 of these days). I have an positive overall question record. Why is the badge still stuck? :~? ...