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Does Politics Stack Exchange as a whole have a bias? If so, how can it possibly be quantified?

Background This site is supposed to be about the following: Specific issues with governments, policies and political processes Real problems or questions that you’ve encountered And not about the ...
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Use of gender-inclusive language: is “s/he” inappropriate?

in this comment @CGCampbell suggests that I check the inclusion section of the code of conduct. I have done so, and the relevant sentenced seems to be "Prefer gender-neutral language when ...
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Why is there a democratic-primary tag with 39 questions but until just now no republican-primary tag?

Why is there a democratic-primary tag with 39 questions but until just now no republican-primary tag? I've just created1 the latter for How did Alaska "change its primary system recently" ...
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Is explanation regarding specific poses , gestures , facial expressions of political personalities in photos on topic on Politics SE?

Recently I come across a photo of Russian president Vladimir Putin and formar United States president Barack Obama in meeting. In this photo Putin is captured taking sip of tea/coffee and Obama ...
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Why did my question get so many downvotes?

As soon as I posted Has the freedom of speech been compromised in the US? I got many downvotes. Given that I'm not an American and I'm not familiar with the political atmosphere in the US (that's why ...
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How should the [social-security] and related tags be used?

Background This question is somewhat related to (perhaps broader than) my previous Make [welfare] a tag synonym of [social-welfare]. It may also be related to the pensions tag. In this case, the ...
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Where are users located

Is there anyway to get a general idea of where in the world the user base is located? Looking for the possibility of breaking it down percentage wise in order to get a better understanding of how much ...
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When are questions about flag identification on-topic?

Recently, a new user posted a question asking to identify a specific flag they saw in a documentary. While the question was answered, and stands at +7/-1, it accumulated 3 close votes as: "This ...
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Why is my question downvoted?

My question has been downvoted twice after 10 views. None of the downvoters left a comment. Is that normal on PSE? Edit. Now the question have been closed (by unknown people) as "off topic"....
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What is a “push question”?

I've seen the term used, multiple times, in comments, as a reason to close a question, and in general I do not disagree with the closure. However, the official reason for the closure is never because &...
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Questions that imply causation from correlation should be disallowed

Exhibit A. This question begins with an extremely strong claim: "since the start of the 20th century, the US has stepped in or started conflicts involving the direct use of military force mainly ...
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Should a question be marked as a duplicate if there's already an applicable answer on a different question?

Recently my question Could the Senate confirm a new Supreme Court Justice without holding any hearings? was marked as a duplicate of Why are SCOTUS appointee Senate hearings not mandatory?. The two ...
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What custom close reasons should we have?

Update: The two most upvoted close reasons have now been enabled. Let's see how they work out in practice. We still have room for a third close-reason. Currently we only have these standard reasons: ...
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Is the act of censoring political questions anti-academic and anti-democratic? [closed]

As George Bernard Shaw pointed out, "All censorships exist to prevent anyone from challenging current conceptions and existing institutions. All progress is initiated by challenging current ...
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Why did my Trump's speech question get the response that it did?

My recent question: How did Trump's January 6 speech call for insurrection and violence? got more than a little attention. I'm amazed: that this question got 16 down-votes. even more that it got 120 ...
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2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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Is Politics StackExchange Beta biased and promoting violence? [closed]

I have just published this legitimate question related to current political affairs in the US. I got immediately several downvotes, an admin deleting my comments while defending the legitimacy of my ...
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Is a question on whether someone is a “black supremacist” going to be mod-deleted? If not, why not?

The question on whether Trump was fascist was ultimately mod-deleted because it had a positive score and perhaps it would not have been deleted had this decision been left to the community. The one ...
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How can I improve this question about police reform?

I asked a question that I was advised to narrow down, and after initially found the suggestion frustrating since it's a question that's difficult to ask in a narrow, succinct way. It's a big topic, ...
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Why was this question asking for specific literature recommendations closed?

This question What books on the political philosophy from the Enlightenment period can you recommend? was closed as off-topic. I have voted to reopen. The history and philosophy of politics is surely ...
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Should I reopen the question or should some other action be taken?

Concerning the question Why does double jeopardy not apply to impeachment?, which I closed as a duplicate — The Constitution does not allow citizens to be tried for the same crime twice except for ...
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Do deleted comments exist anywhere?

Do deleted comments exist anywhere? My recent question about Trump's January 6 speech had this comment: If I am sitting by a deep swimming pool and see an unsupervised toddler child playing close to ...
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Confused by the 'reopen' process

Recently this question — Is the “Defund the police”-argument anti-police or not? — was closed. I thought the question was salvageable and voted to reopen, as did three others for a total of four: Yet ...
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Should we have the “Controversial Post” post notice?

I've notice that Interpersonal Skills Stack Exchange has a custom post notice which moderators can add to questions: Controversial Post — You may use comments ONLY to suggest improvements. You may ...
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Are spelling correction edits discouraged?

As I understand it, on the Politics.SE site, there is a lower limit to the size of the edit that can be made to a question or answer. Such limits do not apply on all SE sites. I proposed an edit to ...
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Is there more traffic / questions since November 3, 2020?

Just curiosity, due to the heavy political particularities of this 2020 presidential election, did the site happen to see a huge growth of questions / traffic since November 3, 2020 (and even a few ...
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Can “What did they say” be off-topic?

The linked question was closed as off-topic. It simply asked what Trump said on twitter before the content was deleted. Like it or not (for either reason) Donald Trump is for a few more days the ...
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Why is asking about beliefs within the government off-topic?

I asked this question. It just got closed. Some users misunderstood the question and thought I was asking to explain the sentence (nonetheless, they wrote some very interesting answers), although the ...
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Branch out or split Politics into more specific subfields?

Not duplicating Should Politics SE be split into two separate stack exchanges?. Just wondering why the computer science and programming S.E. have specialized, but not politics? As a starter, can't we ...
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Why is the question about informed consent downvoted?

Question in question: If the justifications for informed consent are questionable, then why would it be a legal requirement? I wonder why is this question get 9 downvotes? Is it low research effort, ...
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Are overly specific questions on-topic here?

For example, I have queries regarding a specific US Senate special election in Alabama in the 1930s? Specifically, I hope to get more information on the candidates and their vote shares. Can I check ...
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Why was my answer explaining an anti-White hate statement deleted?

So, I wrote an answer for this question, which was deleted by @Philipp using his moderator powers. I do not believe that this was the correct course of action to take. In that answer, I explained the ...
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Are public officials' or politicians' reactions to current events off topic?

Rather than fight this issue over every other question like that that gets posted (my own included), can we have a straw poll here? Q: Are public officials' or politicians' reactions to current ...
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Strategy for formulating political question

Main Question: What are some appropriate strategies for helping someone formulating a political question that is actually appropriate to ask on this community site? Most of the time I think it is ...
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Why was this closed and then re-opened without adjustments and why some comments left and other removed?

I'm curious why a mod closed this question Time to reconsider the secret ballot methodology? and turned right back around and re-opened it without any edits? The comment was "Not suitable for ...
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How to make the question about normative or descriptive ethics on policy more clarity?

Question in question: Does politics deal with descriptive or normative ethics? It's currently closed as unclear. Unfortunately, it's also unclear for me for what to clarify. I'm completely clueless ...
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Would my question be better off on philosophy.stackexchange.com?

I think it kind of straddles the lines between the two stackexchange sites, should it be moved? As a white cis-gender male you can't comment on [woke cause]?
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Is the question opinion-based?

Just saw that my question was closed for, apparently, being opinion-based. Therefore, I wonder what makes a question an opinion and why would my fit that category. I do see this question as objective.
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Why was my answer deleted?

Recently, I posted an answer which was deleted for 'wrongthink'. For those of you who have not read it, here is a screengrab of the now deleted answer. The rationale given is that my answer had "...
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Is there any way I can adjust or otherwise “spruce up” my reference-request question, or should I just be patient?

update: After reading the first answer here I've made an attempt to update the question. It is now: Writings advising elected politicians on how to make hard choices In my meta question How to ask ...
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Why was this flag declined?

This answer, by its own admission, does not answer the question. Other users have pointed this out as well. Indeed, the answerer admits: Fair point that I should have been more on point to the OP's ...
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Why would a question be deleted by SO staff?

This question "Why have only Democrats been accused of election fraud?" has been deleted by Cesar M, a community manager at SO. There was an ongoing debate about whether the question is on-...
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Should questions that portray a clear opinion be closed as opinion-based?

This was inspired by this question. The topic as such is not necessarily opinion based and could be answered by citing scientific studies. But the author already has a clear opinion on the matter and ...
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Why is Bob H's answer here deleted?

The question. Bob H has written two answers, one of which is hidden because it's marked as spam/abusive. The other isn't, but is still deleted. Why? A mod (JJJ) has already removed the latter part of ...
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Synonyms for local-government tag

I was asking a new question about local-government but I'm new to the site and that wasn't the first term that came to mind. First I looked for tags like civic or municipal but found nothing at all. ...
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What is the policy on comments and answers that breed negativity?

As someone who mostly uses the other sites on this network, I find myself unsurprisingly appalled at the negativity inherent in the answers and comments on this site. Questions and answers that are ...
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Which questions belong to Law.SE and which to Politics.SE? [duplicate]

Laws are the results of decisions by politicians, so they are inherently political. But we also have a website law stackexchange. How do I tell if my question belongs on Politics.SE or Law.SE?
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Why are answers that basically say “right wing illogical bad, left wing rational good” allowed to exist?

I just flagged an answer that literally just said pretty much "The reason for X is because Left is rational and right is irrational", using a lot of randomly picked statements (can't even ...
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Does “political cause, group or politician” include national governments?

In the Question closed message: The primary purpose of this question appears to be to promote or discredit a specific political cause, group or politician. does "political cause, group or ...

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