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Does Politics SE see more downvotes than other SEs?

Does Politics SE see more downvotes than other SEs, as a proportion of total votes cast? If yes, is it 1) a problem that should be addressed, 2) a problem that does not need to be addressed, or 3) not ...
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Should AI Generated Answers Be Allowed - New Banner Options

It seems there is a new feature that lets sites enable a banner to let users know that AI answers are not allowed or need to be properly cited when used. Do we have a stance and want to enable one of ...
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Pro-israel posters and downvoters?

What is the U.N. list of shame and how does it affect Israel which was recently added? In the past, I wouldn't get 4-5 downvotes, but instead one or two, but these days, I see posts being removed and ...
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Community anti-Israeli censorship

My posts are routinely downvoted for not being inline with the official anti-Israeli and anti-Semitic stance of this forum. I've been routinely bashed, and on occasion even sanctioned by the ...
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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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Is mentioning "historical Palestine" acceptable for this site?

This answer starts with: The answer is that it depends. What was historical Palestine is now divided into several geographic entities, each with its own jurisdiction and set of laws. Now, one can ...
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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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Are press roundups on-topic?

I don't feel strongly about this either way, but are press roundups on-topic? In the past, Qs about what the press said (or why they said it) were sometimes closed and sometimes weren't. On one of the ...
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Why questioning the existance of Israel, as is, is considered anti-Semitism?

I personally have no problem with Jews to have their own state, neither do I have problem with any other group of people who want to have their own states. Those who criticize Israel, even its ...
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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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Dehumanisation of Palestinians proliferating on this website

Extremist, dehumanising statements regarding Palestinians are becoming very common on this website and are dealt with very slowly if at all. You can find a recent example of this in the comments to ...
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Socratic achievement bug

I have 199/100 for the gold Socratic badge, and it's my next badge, but I should have gotten it a long time ago, so what's going on. Is this a bug? Can someone fix it?
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Answer sorting on this meta

I see that answers are sorted by giving priority to the "accepted" flag on this meta, unlike on the main site. While this makes sense for stuff like [tech-like] support requests, it makes a ...
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How can I prevent my questions from being closed as "primarily opinion-based"?

This question was closed for being primarily opinion-based. According to the help section, subjective questions (as this one has apparently been deemed) should: insist that opinion be backed up with ...
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Should comments promoting willful disregard for Geneva conventions result in warnings/contacting by moderators?

It also appears that Palestinians are willing to fake any number of infants killed, civilians injured etc., while at the same time posting propaganda videos of kids with weapons swearing to kill jews. ...
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Are accusations of "pro-russian propaganda" allowed by the comunity rules?

I am wondering whether the following statements adhere to the community rules: The self-answer appears to be the kind of pastiche seen on RT this year. This just makes it look like Russian ...
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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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Was the Agora chat room always a stream of videos and articles that one user finds personally interesting, or is this a more recent characteristic?

In the last 12 days one user has posted 16 videos and over 50 article links that I suppose they think everyone should know about. I would like to know how folks see the following: Is this pretty much ...
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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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My Q was deleted on a basis which I think it was biased, full of misjudgements

my question, titled "Why Israeilis are politically granted the right to declare Palestine as their own land and state?", was first closed with the justification that "It is not a place ...
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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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Honorable conduct when editing questions and answers

I suggest agreeing on a common code of conduct when editing questions and answers: it happened to me several times that questions were significantly altered by users, to the extent that the meaning of ...
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How is asking for reasonable sources not a "request clarification or suggest improvements"?

I got into a "comment war" on the following question Does Israeli law permit a government to impose a blanket ban on its citizens to prevent them from leaving the country? - Politics Stack ...
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Off-topic speculation that requires moderator intervention

This answer to the question "Why did Nicaragua file a case against only Germany at the ICJ?" goes off on a tangent in attempting to explain why the case will not succeed. Not only is this ...
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How do I deal with a user who is gatekeeping edits to their answer?

I've noticed an answer that contains a section that doesn't offer anything to the question other than to preemptively poison the well and be rude to any users that attempt to downvote or edit: Here ...
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Why was my answer the the question about restricting leaving Israel deleted?

I answered this question with a direct link to the Israeli law provision on the topic. Seems factual and well-sourced to me. Why was it deleted? I didn't even see any usual antisemitic comments ...
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Repeated antisemitism on this site

Why is blatant antisemitism so rampant on this site? How's "Why do Jews need a safe space" question not a grounds for an automatic ban?
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Should Politics SE posts conform to the IHRA suggestion and updated APStylebook regarding "antisemitism" vs "anti-Semitism"?

We now write antisemitism (n.), antisemitic (adj.), without a hyphen and with no capitalization. This is a change from AP's previous style: anti-Semitism and anti-Semitic. APStylebook, Apr 23, 2021 ...
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Can we get rid of the "baltic-states" tag?

This is a Russo-centric and, what's worse, Soviet-centric designation of Latvia, Estonia, and Lithuania. The 3 countries always considered themselves as having been occupied by the Soviet Union. They ...
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Is 'Orc' an acceptable term here for the Russian military?

I replaced 'Orc' with Russian in answer (that was speaking of 'Orc artillery'). Wikipedia says that's a 'slang' term, but also adds that it has some political commentary connotations about realpolitik ...
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Why was my answer to this question as to when anti-terrorist actions were justified been deleted?

This answer was deleted by a moderator who stated that it was both a personal opinion and did not address the question. I disagree. I first state that what constitutes terrorism is a problematic ...
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How should lower-rep users handle 'answers' that don't address the question?

The question How would the Libertarian non-coercion policy apply to a business being required to bake a cake for a gay wedding? currently has several 'answers' that don't actually answer the question ...
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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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Moderator Philipp deleted my answer for "[making] one side in an ongoing conflict look worse than the other"

My answer was in response to the following question: Why won't Israel allow more aid into Gaza? The exact reason given for the deletion was: As explained in the comments, this answer is using cherry-...
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What is the point of comments like "Doesn't answer the question."?

From time to time I see comments like Doesn't answer the question. At best such comments are useless, since they do not explain what is the problem with the question - the same point is sufficiently ...
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Voting to close question after answering it

What is the position of this community (and especially the moderators) on voting to close a question after posting an answer? Although it cannot be prevented, many SE communities to frown at this ...
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Moderator Philipp needs to stop moderating anything to do with Israel/Palestine

Whilst I am not aware of issues with the moderation of Philipp on other topics, on the topics of Israel and Palestine it is obvious that they are unable to act in an objective fashion. Hence I suggest ...
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Is "blood libel" too provocative a tag for the main site?

There is a number of questions on the main site which get a fairly poor reception because they essentially ask whether there is good solid evidence for a commonly made accusation of one sort of ...
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Are "activist" usernames allowed on this website?

I'd like to ask whether "activist" usernames are allowed on this site or whether they might violate rules. In light of the onslaught in Gaza, I was considering changing my username to ...
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Question Deleted for Spam/Offensive

While I understand this is a bad question I am not sure it deserved to be deleted with a spam/offensive flag. https://politics.stackexchange.com/questions/86670 I wanted to just flag it for moderator ...
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What should be done with the [twitter] tag?

The are two questions using the twitter tag. With the rebranding of Twitter to X, what should be done to the twitter? While renaming the tag is a possibility, X, nee Twitter, is also a social-media ...
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What should we do with all those "Why do [country] people view [country] favorably/unfavorably?" questions?

Examples: Why do Polish people view Russia unfavorably? Why do relatively many South Africans hold an unfavorable view of India? Why does a plurality of Israelis hold a favorable view on China? ...
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Retagging and burnination plan for the [social-politics] tag

This is based on the previous Meta question: What is the tag "social-politics" about? I have reviewed 35 questions for retagging. Tag changes are noted with a "+" or "-" ...
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Do we want a Russo-Ukrainian war tag?

Note: I am using the term Russo-Ukrainian war because that is the term used on Wikipedia. Seeing as how we have quite a few questions on the war, do we want a tag for it? Having the tag will make it ...
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Should we Burninate 2023-israel-hamas-war?

As of right now the tag 2023-israel-hamas-war has been used 130 times on the main site. I think this tag shouldn’t exist for the same reasons that the russo-ukraine war tag shouldn’t exist, which is ...
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Is someone like Arestovich on topic?

Oleksii Arestovych has held a number of roles in Ukraine. The most visible of them is probably as a spokesman for the office of the President of Ukraine. The highest ranking is probably as an ...
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Which comment flags should be used for what reasons? with the additional intent to minimize mod workload

If I flag a comment, I am presented with a number of choices. It contains harassment, bigotry, or abuse. This comment attacks a person or group. Learn more in our Code of Conduct. unfriendly or ...
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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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Does/Should [election-requirements] include appointed offices?

On the main site there is a question about requirements to become Prime Minister of India. I've added the tag election-requirements but I am increasingly unsure about that edit. On the one hand, the ...
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Is "opinion-based" the same as "subjective"?

The help center has links to discussion of the concept of good subjective questions vs bad subjective. In politics, it seems that many questions might well be subjective, but fit the parameters as ...

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