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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? [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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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 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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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? :~? ...
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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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Who provides oversight of the politics.stackexchange.com site?

I have noticed a trend on Politics.SE that questions and comments that reflect negatively on Trump are mysteriously disappearing. Are there areas of London the police are afraid to enter? (showed as ...
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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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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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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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Why is this question protected?

This question https://politics.stackexchange.com/questions/3430/who-are-these-figurines-shown-worshiping-valerie-jarret-and-what-are-their-cons?noredirect=1#comment15076_3430 was reopend, but for some ...
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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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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 were my comments deleted?

Ref : https://politics.stackexchange.com/questions/922/what-are-dis-advantages-of-one-world-one-country I had responded to two comments, and both had nothing which were against SE. They were still ...
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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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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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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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