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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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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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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 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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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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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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Is there a way to get information on my closed and deleted questions and answers?

Is there a way to find a complete list of: Questions and answers of mine that were closed and deleted. The Politics SE users and/or moderators who voted to close or delete the questions or answers. ...
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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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Where can I check recently deleted post? [duplicate]

I think there is a link where we can see that. I wonder where and how to find it. I've been trying to find the link. I cannot find it.
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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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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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How does this user's rep history make sense?

I just looked at the reputation history of this user. It does say that the user is not registered. But I still don't understand how this pattern of reputation changes can happen. Please, take a ...
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Only allowed to post once every forty minutes

Does only being allowed to post once every forty minutes include other SE sites? I was told that I cannot post a question for this reason - but I have not yet asked any questions on this site. What ...
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Please delete my account

I have tried several times to post reasonable questions concerning politics, and always gotten a bad response...i.e. off-topic, POB, etc For a site in beta, one would think there could be more ...
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Let give me crystal clear standards. — Which question to go busted ---

Recently, after Trump's inauguration, I had had several questions put "on hold", for example: What drove this U.K rant? Regarding an explicit racism [closed] What exactly is Trump's economic policy, ...
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Question disappeared from the Front Page

One hour after posting this question:Are Firearm Registries & Firearm Owner Registries Unconstitutional? On a controversial topic, the question has disappeared from even the "Active" tab on the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How can I delete my account? [duplicate]

After due consideration I don't think I can enjoy this forum. How could I delete my account profile if possible.