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Are questions about the demographics of who benefits from a policy on topic?

I posted a question about who benefits from the government policy of National Parks in the United States. It was put on hold as off topic, but I want to make sure this area of scope is well defined ...
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Usage guidance for the tag “President”

The currently most used tag without a tag usage guidance is president (100 questions). Many countries in the world have a president. But after looking at a few of the questions tagged with it, I ...
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Call for Pro-Tem Moderators

Update August 24, 2016 Welcome Philipp as our newest moderator, after he graciously accepted the nomination. He will stand alongside the existing moderators. We have a slot open for a Moderator ...
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Increase hold/close/delete voting thresholds

In other stackexchange sites, where the topics are scientific, it is quite easy to interact with people that have very little conflict of interest. It exists, but it is very little as the rules are ...
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“daesh” and not “islamic state”

Here, I asked a question with tag "Daesh". Philipp changed the tag to "islamic-state". He says in the comment "When you feel that the tag should be called "daesh" and not "islamic state", please ...
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Is a question about the effectiveness of a law on topic?

I'm an SE addict, but haven't been on politics or law SE before. I posted this question about how effective regulations are over on law.se. It's soon to be closed as off-topic over there. Would it fit ...
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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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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 can I ask questions about the terrorist situation in Nigeria and Cameroon on this site?

I have multiple questions about the terrorist situation in Nigeria and Cameroon. I had people that were in Iraq before I went so I was able to learn from them, and it was crucial to me surviving for ...
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Question editing that invalidates answers

In this answer, mod Yannis says: invalidating existing good answers with a radical edit to the question is not... good. The accepted answer on that question, as edited by Yannis, says: If the ...
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Please review the changes I made to this closed question.

I made a meta post about this some time ago, and today made some wording changes to the title and content. It's my opinion that the question wasn't opinion based before, but with these changes I think ...
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Should we allow link-only questions?

In Is there any validity to the Claim that Hillary Clinton got bribed by India?, the question is of this form: Link Headline claim. Questions saying essentially please go to this article and tell ...
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Are theoretical questions on demography accepted on this site?

Demography is the study of populations and its dynamics, and has deep connection to politics. However, I couldn't find many questions related to demography on this site. Most of the few I found were ...
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A political motivation expressed by the public, in a public vote, is not subjective

My question was put on hold as opinion based, and I think it should be reopened. The question was: What were the actual motivations that drove the Brexit? I cite some examples of publicly supported ...
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Merge [tag:britain] and [tag:uk]

britain is not quite the same as the uk. For example, on Wikipedia, see Terminology of the British Isles, Glossary of names for the British, and British Isles naming dispute. Although some ...
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How self-answered questions are accepted?

What is the convention in Stack Exchange with respect to accepting questions that come with answers by the same author?
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Can we declare motivations off topic?

We have quite a few questions that ask about the hidden, unstated, or ulterior motives of a policy or action. Some quick examples: Why US has a biased approach towards Shia Terrorists Why World is ...
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Engaging in holocaust denial is not acceptable behaviour

I flagged the holocaust-denying post Man who claimed to have escaped Auschwitz admits he lied for years as offensive. The flag was declined, with the message declined - This is a Politics Q&A ...
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Chat link doesn't go to Agora

On most SE sites, when I click on "Chat" link on the top left StackExchange dropdown menu next to the site name, it takes me to the site's main chatroom. On Politics.SE, it takes me to general SE ...
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when *only* adding tags, I see the “… must be at least 6…” message. why?

when I edit some questions like this, only adding tags, I see the "... must be at least 6..." message. why? Update. I want to add the "UK" for tags, here, but see the comment "... must be at least ...
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What questions about the future can we answer, and how should they be answered?

As discussed the question about hypothetical-tags and focusing more on Political Science, it seems that some discussion is warranted for how we can answer questions which are ostensibly about events ...
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Brace yourself, US presidential election is coming up!

US presidential election is drawing closer, and some of our users are quite emotionally invested in the event. That means we currently see a greater than usual activity of users on this website which ...
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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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Can we create a tag about hypothetical scenarios about things that didn't happen?

I know that SE's rules always talk about use facts, academic papers, valid data and to speak with events that happened. But since I'm seeing lot of people talking about (try to talk more specifically) ...
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Is asking for a data source a valid question?

I'd like to ask if someone can point me towards historical data on a particular topic, but I'm not sure if that would be on topic and I'd like feedback on that. I'd say it should be considered on ...
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What would change if we focused more on Political Science?

In this question, I raise the possibility of attempting to attract more academic political scientists to the site. As the site sits now, most of the questions and answers rely upon popular (i.e. non-...
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How much of a bump does this site get on nights when there's an election?

It seems like when election returns come in there is always a question or two, often from a first time user, who is displeased with the outcomes and is looking for some kind of explanation. It isn't ...
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Would Focusing more on Political Science improve the site?

This site is nearly moribund, especially when compared to active SEs. The number of questions that gets asked and answered every day is well below the number that would be necessary for a thriving ...
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Can a hypothetical question (scenario) on the workings (mechanics) of the government be asked at this site?

I have a hypothetical question related to the workings of the electoral college that I would like to explore the answer to but I do not know if hypotheticals are okay here. What is the policy?
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Do we have a policy on asking provocative (aka “charged”, “loaded”) Questions?

If you look at these edits you will see a pattern by the poster of using provocative language that is technically erroneous. Of significant interest is EDIT #3 where the poster deliberately chose to ...
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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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Why are anti-semitic questions allowed, but comments complaining about it not?

The question Why did America only attack Japan with atomic bombs and spare Germany? , which in more than one version speculates that Jews were responsible for a purported decision that Hiroshima and ...
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Right and wrong answers and 'opinions'

I recently read through this question: Why is there no rise of extreme-left in present-day Europe? And it struck me that there could be multiple answers to this question [point #1] and those answers ...
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Are questions about statistics from a politician's statement on topic?

Many political statements include statistics and I generally like to see if there is any truth to those statistics. While the truthfulness of the statement as a whole could be pretty subjective, I ...
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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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Posting Questions to increase content

The rate of visitation of Politics SE seems to be fairly low, as is to be expected with a new stack. It seems that there are a few community members who account for almost all of the traffic, with a ...
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Should there be a distinction between civil-war and war or should they be all one tag?

I recently edited the tags for civil-war and war and one of the comments was that the user believed the distinction between civil-war and war should not be made, as they believed the dividing line ...
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Are there clear guidelines between politics and law on this site?

It appears there is some confusion over what constitutes law and what constitutes politics on this site. Or rather, that some people disagree on when a question which concerns political law should be ...
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Clarifying tags election, voting, and president

Considering the raising interest towards ongoing presidential elections in the USA, I'd like to clarify using election, voting, and probably president and voting-systems tags. The last two, in my ...
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Which candidate(s)/party comes closes to representing these views? On topic or not?

I recently asked the question What US 2016 presidential candidate meets my criteria? based on the precedent set by the highly upvoted question Given my list of convictions, which US party(ies) should ...
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Criteria for approving an edit on Politics SE

I am wondering about the criteria for selecting or rejecting an edit. For example, with the following post: https://politics.stackexchange.com/review/suggested-edits/7392 One person voted to reject ...
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In what way is this opinion based?

Does the two-party system create a political advantage for the rich? As of right now, the question was edited several hours ago and put on hold after that. In its current form the question does not ...
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How can we increase accepted answers

It seems that many questions have answers, but those answers are not accepted. This is problematic for two reasons: First, when an answer has been provided, when searching for unanswered questions to ...
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Too many questions about US elections

Am I the only one who think there is way too many questions about US elections, and no questions about politics in general anywhere else? I believe US elections related questions really pollutes this ...
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Should URLs always be hidden?

Recently I've seen several Suggested Edits that basically take some URL provided in a post and hide it. For example: Go to https://politics.meta.stackexchange.com/ Might be replaced with Go ...
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Are antisemitic conspiracy theories against policy?

I flagged this answer as "rude or abusive". The flag reason states: A reasonable person would find this content inappropriate for respectful discourse. The linked policy states: Bigotry of any ...
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Requests for Reopen & Undeletion Votes

There is a similar popular question at MSE. The purpose of this thread is to help focus the attention of the community on posts that may require exceptional handling. This includes requests for ...
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Describing a point of view versus endorsing one

Is it useful to distinguish between describing a point of view and endorsing a point of view in answers? If so, how do you do so? In the following answer (the initial revision, not the current ...
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Are voting system and voting theory on topic?

There is a new proposal in area 51 about voting systems. Are questions on voting systems and voting theory welcome here? Under what conditions?

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