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If possible help me to make this question correct to be asked at some if the stackexchange form m

I have a question about my Politics Stack Exchange post: Seeking Political Insights: Collaborative Approach to Leverage Microsoft and OpenAI's $2 Million Fund for Palestine So as I am not familiar I ...
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Offensive context characterizations

I will appreciate the moderators' input on the use of invectives in the comments below. The first comment was signaled, but no action was taken by moderators, so I wonder whether it is worthwhile ...
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Why is the stack exchange automated question review judging the title inadequately specific?

I am having trouble posting my question, st the URL above. It says my question is ready to publish, but will not let me publish. It also says my title should be more specific, But it seems to be quite ...
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How much harassment, bigotry or abuse can a user engage in before facing consequences?

Over the past few days I have raised approximately 10 "helpful" flags on a single user for "harassment, bigotry and abuse". I can't be sure of the exact number, because there were ...
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Bias causing invalid answers to be upvoted and accepted

In this question the two top rated answers (including one of them being the accepted answer) don't actually answer the question - they side-step the main motivation of the subject of the question. ...
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Is there a way to simply remove all my comments from Politcs SE?

I would like to remain a user on this site and if possible retain my reputation points. I am not comfortable with the recent discourse. Is there simple way to remove all of my presence without ...
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Flag declined claiming a source is rightly criticized in an answer because it is used in the Q, but I don't see it in the Q

I flagged this answer for a minor issue: Since there's a recent mod trend to remove irrelevant soapboxing from answers, I suggest the last para on Meduza be removed. AFAICT Meduza was never brought ...
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When does the closed Q box show two reasons?

Sometimes the closed-question box shows one reason even if someone (but maybe just one user, cough, that would be me--how would I know this can happen otherwise?) has voted differently. So in 4-1 ...
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Are flags on meta reviewed or dealt with?

There is a user who has been abusing me regularly on meta. I have flagged their posts multiple times, but all flags are showing as "pending". Are flags on meta reviewed by anyone?
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How to link to a meta-tag on meta?

Something like discussion links to the (non-existing) main site tag. Is there a syntax for linking to the meta-tags?
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Are questions about candidates and politicians on topic?

The close reason, "This question does not appear to be about governments, policies and political processes within the scope defined in the help center." Would seem to be applicable to any ...
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I did not understand the feedback to use "standard flags"?

I voted to close a question as a duplicate. It was closed. And then reopened again. So I flagged it for moderator intervention with a message explaining why it is a duplicate. The flag was "...
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Why is my answer still deleted?

My answer here was declared to not have any evidence (despite it having such) and deleted without me having a chance to respond. I edited it to include reams of evidence, and yet it has not been ...
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Deleting comment violating SE policies

This concerns the comments following my response to question Does Hamas have any leverage against Israel (other than the hostages)? I flagged a comment that referred to some of my assertion as ...
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Is it okay that this answer was deleted?

This answer was deleted. You'll only be able to see it if you have requisite privileges. This is the revision history. The answer seems alright. One problem is the irrelevant link, which might be why ...
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Answer deleted by moderator as "not an answer" -- but I think it is a good answer

I hope it's OK to ask on my own behalf here (what else with a narrower scope could I do to obtain a review of a moderator action?). Philipp apparently cleaned up in the highly active question What is ...
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What is the canonical way to obtain a review of a moderator action

An answer of mine was deleted by a mod, and I'd like somebody (possibly the mod himself) to take a second look. The "Undelete" button does not work for mod-deleted posts. What's the ...
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My question should be reopened because it was not a duplicate

The question needs to be reopened are: "Conflicting Egos: what groups of people tend to support the stabilizing of federal spending on personnel?" and Why does no one stand up to protest the ...
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What's the deal with a dozen users removed yesterday? [closed]

I don't care much about rep and users do delete their accounts all the time, but this struck me as a bit unusual. I don't recall ever seeing this many users deleted in one day. Did I have a ...
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Sincere, honest, open-minded question closed as "not good faith"

My question about California's policy re: Trinity Lake reservoir function was closed with "not good faith" etc. However, I have not used any partisan sources nor unfounded assertions. (I ...
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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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What is to be done when an accepted answer is factually wrong?

The accepted answer for this question - Would killing ISIS journalists be considered a war crime? If so, could ISIS use the ICC? - is wrong as I've pointed out in the comment. What is to be done for ...
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Is it acceptable to use posts and comments to further one's political agenda?

Is Politics.SE a place where it is acceptable to further one's political agenda? For example, am I allowed to: Ask a question of the format: ...Trump's policies are all designed to benefit the ...
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Who can upvote a question after it was closed?

I asked a question that got closed (well, tough). A couple hours later I received an upvote on it. How is that possible? I may never have tried — can one upvote a closed question?
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Duplicate Question

Q1: Rajya sabha member and Election in India Q2: How are the members of the Indian upper house elected? They are exact duplicates of each other. Q1 is older but Q2 is better framed and the answer to ...
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Abuse of privileges to close or review questions

The reason 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 do I delete the tag disaster-management? [duplicate]

As I have been correctly pointed out that an existing tag was sufficient for one of my questions here, I have edited the question to add infrastructure and removed disaster-management. I am thinking ...
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Correct description of tags

Few days ago, I created a tag disaster-management. I added excerpt and details. Following which a learned user of our community rejected, while two other users accepted the edit. It is live now. It is ...
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Text repeats endlessly

In my answer here while trying to edit, parts of the post kept repeating endlessly so that at some point it reached the limit of 30000 characters! The repeats are visible in the history Again this ...
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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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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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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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