Questions tagged [support]

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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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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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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 “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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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What does it mean that “Community <>” modified a question?

I saw this question pop up to the top of "active" list, with "Community <>" user as the actor. What arguments can be given in favour of financial barriers for participation in elections or ...
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Question Limit Clarification

I asked my first question the other day and it got negative votes so I ended up deleting it by asking moderators to do so since it had an answer on it but it was a bad question regardless so it didn't ...
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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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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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How to see my deleted questions? [duplicate]

I just discovered that my question about democracy and popularity was deleted. How can I see the source?
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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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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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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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How to not have my questions closed or downvoted?

So far I have only asked four questions on this site and it seems that I consistently ask bad questions, though personally I think they are really interesting questions and maybe even good questions. ...
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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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Information on deleted users?

Is there any way of getting information on deleted users? This deleted answer was created by user1413, from context this appears to be littleadv. Is there some way I can find out more information on ...
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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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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 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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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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Can I see who downvotes my questions/answers?

Can I see who downvotes my questions/answers? Sorry if noob question...
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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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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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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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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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How is this question on quantifying the political effects of an insult unclear?

I'd like to know how this question is unclear and how it can be changed for clarity to be reopened. I edited to show the true intent: can the possible negative political effects of an insult by a ...
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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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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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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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To delete an answer question

I'd like to delete this question which has been put on hold too broad (see below). I keep getting the below message when I apply the deletion. w Question Other than asking the person that answered ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Curious badge showing 'x' next to positive question record but I have a positive question record

On the main Politics.SE site, when I click on the Curious badge I am seeing an 'x' next to 'need positive question record' but even taking into account deleted questions I have an overwhelmingly ...
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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.
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Deleting an answer?

I answered a question with an answer that provided with current reasearch at the time seemed correct and wise. However further reasearch into the subject proved my original thoughts incorrect, and now ...
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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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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 ...