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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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Duplicate tags: russia and russian-federation

Despite of the growing interest caused by their plans of breaking a global war against the entire world, I think the country does not deserve two tags russia and russian-federation. Suggesting to keep ...
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Would it be reasonable to add a Public Choice tag?

Public choice is the branch of economics which looks at (mostly democratic) government systems using economic logic ie: the ideas of rationality, utility maximization, and game theory etc. As a ...
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Is “International” a meta tag?

Does the term international mean anything by itself, or is it a "Meta tag", something that can only work when it's combined with another tag? Additionally, using "International" to mean "Outside the ...
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How to handle long tag names

In a recent (rather whimsical) question, I used the tags igo and esc, because the full spellings (Intergovernmental organization and Eurovision Song Contest) would be too long. Are such acronyms ...
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would this question be on topic, or spamming?

I want to ask about these kids that apparently have sued Westlake High. There was a senior who was suspended for self defense. He's suing the school. I heard the court was going to hear his case. This ...
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Are questions about feminism on topic on politics.SE?

Are questions on the origin of the feminism movement, the theoretical basis for the movement, and evidence for feminist claims on topic on politics.SE? That is, is feminism.SE,http://area51....
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Let's get critical: Feb 2014 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Politics Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google, what ...
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Why was my question deleted?

I just had a question deleted. Here it is: politics.stackexchange.com/questions/2639/why-did-the-christie-administration-deny-hurricane-sandy-aid-to-hoboken Title: Why did the Christie ...
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Questions about recalling US Senators / Representatives

We currently have three questions addressing recalls of US Senators or Representatives: Colorado Texas Utah Since they're all about different states, they're not technically duplicates, but since ...
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Does Politics.SE deals only with US Politics?

Is this proposal deals only with US Politics? Most of the questions only fits into that category. And if this is the case, shouldn't it be more appropriately named? Something like "US Politics" or "...
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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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Let's get critical: Nov 2013 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Politics Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google, what ...
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What are the most active users Upvote/Downvote ratio, and who receives the most downvotes?

The following comment has 3 Upvotes: "@DVK You're the highest-rep user on this site. Somehow I doubt that the community is being unfair to you and user1873(who is the third highest-rep user)&...
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Do you want to help Politics.SE? We need your help in suggesting neutral wording for questions and answers with partisan bias

I have been making a concerted effort to try to remove partisan bias from the content of questions and answers on Politics.SE, to ensure they are written in a more Neutral Point of View (NPoV). Since ...
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How should we handle mischaracterization of other user's answers?

I am just using this as an example, I am not requesting any action be taken against any user of any kind. This just brings up an important question of how to handle possible misrepresentations of ...
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Are Politics.SE users ignorant or apathetic of the purpose of 'Add a comments'?

The proper use of comments is constructive criticism. If you see a question or answer with inaccuracies, or can contribue information to improve the question or answer, feel free to post a comment. ...
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<<Comments removed - please take this all to chat.>>

This has been mentioned before, and I suppose it's not really a question, but not sure where else to post this. Numerous times a comment thread gets long, and then an admin comes along and removes ...
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Is the ratio of moderation for politics.se considerably higher than the original stack exchanges? And can we maintain the required ratio indefinitely?

After reading various politics.meta questions, the following question has occurred to me: Is the ratio of moderation:site content for this stack exchange considerably higher than the original hard-...
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An example question asked to make a point?

We talked in other questions about "Questions that are asked to make a point, rather than to get an answer". In order to make that a concrete discussion, let's consider a specific question: What is ...
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Should my answer have been deleted?

I posted an answer to this question: Has any government made the unwinding of their US bonds and currency reserves** a core public policy plank or a law on the books? My answer was, No, here is the ...
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Are there really “too general” questions?

Consider biology. If someone asks what defines a hedgehog then people will have to list a set of characteristics, a long set actually. When defining a mammal the set of characteristics will be shorter ...
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Notice: SHUTDOWN tag now available

I've noticed we've gotten several questions about the shutdown of the United States government. I think these deserve their own tag, so I've added it. It's probably good to have a separate stream ...
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How does this site “make the Internet a better place?” And what can we do to make sure that it does?

Okay, I'll start with some context. I was on vacation last week, and so actually tried to break my SE addiction. :) Over the course of that time, I really missed my beloved Christianity.SE, but this ...
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How should we handle offensive images in questions, or obvious soapboxing?

Take for example this question. Is religious discrimination legal in the USA. Numerous attempts to remove the offensive image were made, with the attempt to remove the offensive material and ...
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Motion To Absolve Users W/ Rep on Other Sites From “Are You A Robot” Questions

I have 2k rep on history.se, yet I still get the "are you a robot" message on other sites. I propose we eliminate that question for individuals with rep over 500 on any site.
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Let's get critical: Aug 2013 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Politics Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google, what ...
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Standards of Evidence?

What are the standards of evidence for an answer here? I know this isn't Skeptics, but I've seen several answers justified using intuitive "logic", without any citations. Should that be considered ...
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Are questions about the hypothetical effects of a policy on topic?

Why don't we pay food stamps and unemployment benefits indefinitely to stimulate the economy? This question is asking why we do not change the policy to widen the effects that are seen. We can ...
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When should the “not an answer” and “very low quality” flags be used?

I have noticed a few incorrect "not an answer" and "very low quality" flags, which I have declined with this message: flags should not be used to indicate technical inaccuracies, or an altogether ...
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Are questions asking to validate correctness/truthiness of a non-political statement by a politician on-topic?

Representative Bramby, Downhill, TX-J said in a campaign speech yesterday that 100% of convicted murderers in Texas were from public school system and not one of them was homeschooled. Is that true? ...
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What should our predefined off-topic reasons be?

There are some fairly major changes coming soon to how posts are closed, you may want to read up on the details: Closing changes: [on hold], unclear, too broad, opinion-based, off-topic reasons, bye-...
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Is this sort of question on topic?

I'm preemptively making this post in anticipation of likely objections to a question that I had just asked right now: What has Barack Obama Done Regarding Torture and Indefinite Detention?. The ...
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Site self evaluations - are there any official rules/guidelines on how to assess a specific question

The meta post advertizing site evaluation seems to give very vague guidelines on how exactly we should judge a give Q&A when voting. It merely says: Let's try to look at this site through the ...
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Does making a question “binary” (branched) improve it?

Because it was founded by computer programmers, SE seems to have a unique approach to what constitutes good and bad questions and answers. Specifically, my understanding is that a good question is one ...
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Should we provide an option for questioners who want “expert” answers on this site (and others)?

I am by no means an expert in politics, as attested to by my low reputation on the site. I don't ask a lot of questions (most of my little reputation comes from answers). What questions I do ask are ...
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Let's get critical: May 2013 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Politics Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google, what ...
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Requiring reference for absence of data?

@Chad and I got into an argument/ discussion about the requirement of references in What law compels countries to take prisoners who are NOT trying to surrender? He wanted a reference to an answer by ...
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This isn't exactly a question, is it?

So, I’ve found an academic paper which backs up my biases. Yeah! Thing is, I don’t quite trust it. I’d like to see it pulled apart and see how well it stands up. But I'm not quite sure I can phrase ...
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What is not constructive about the terrorism question?

This question https://politics.stackexchange.com/questions/1310/what-percentage-of-american-terrorism-is-domestic-vs-muslim is taking some heat from the community, as pointed out in the comments. A. ...
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How should I phrase a question about Planned Parenthood, and its founder Margaret Sanger?

Margaret Sanger was the founder of Planned Parenthood. Her views on eugenics, race, and the poor have made her the target of attacks from Pro-Life supporters. What I want to know, is: Are the number ...
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Is a question about the effects of climate on political loyalty on topic here?

I asked this question about the effect of climate on Union-Confederacy loyalties in the Civil War on the history site? https://history.stackexchange.com/questions/8309/what-are-exceptions-to-the-...
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Are links to news articles about gun free zones offensive now?

YannisRizos asked me to rewrite the question from scratch, removing the partisan retoric. I did so, and asked this question: Are you safer in a gun free zone? I provided links to the stories in ...
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What is so offensive about the question, “Why do Democrats want to deny women the right to defend themselves from college rapists?”

This question was deleted, with no notice as to why. It seemed perfectly reasonable. The gist of the question was that Democrats in Colorado want women with Concealed Carry permits to leave their ...
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Are liberals incapable of seeing their own bias?

YannisRizos rolled back this question, because: "the edit changed the intent of the post too much. Editing is not a good way of challenging the technical accuracy of a question, if you wish to ...
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How can we decrease the number of unanswered questions?

To be clear, the stats on Area 51 are not the gold standard in how a site is measured. Different sites have different criteria for "success," but that said, there is a stat that is bothering me. ...
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Reporting a serial downvoting against all my questions and answers to keep my votes under 125! [closed]

If you claim this is a fair site and there are equal reaction toward different users by mods and no matter they are Iranians or Americans and their lovers and followers, please prove it by doing your ...
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Revisiting a question from Area 51

https://area51.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/3303/how-will-politics-se-keep-from-being-a-discussion-board How will Politics SE keep from being a discussion board? It appears that the majority of ...
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Why isn't this site called “Government and Politics”?

When I hear the word "politics" I think of strategies to acquire power to affect changes in the law, but the scope of this site seems to be much broader. All questions regarding the mechanics of ...

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