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"Don't vote politically" banner

There are many good (and mediocre) questions on this site which do not have a partisan slant to them. But there's some which provoke voting based on the politics of the viewer rather than the quality ...
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Do we want hats?

Winter Bash is an annual event that can run on any Stack Exchange site that chooses to participate. Users earn “hats” for their gravatars by completing certain tasks (analogous to badges). Certain ...
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Does Self-Moderation work?

According to A Theory of Moderation, one of the central tenants of Stack Exchange is that the community at large moderates itself. By judicious use of upvotes, downvotes, and votes for closing, the ...
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What is a "politician" or a "significant politician?"

This question is asking if any politician has endorsed proportional representation. That is good scoping - the OP is asking about a topic, and seeking to elicit who has advocated it. The problem is ...
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When the new economics beta begins, what questions will become out-of-scope for politics stack exchange?

The second attempt at an Economics stack exchange is well on its way to a beta release1, fingers crossed. Having read the Politics vs Economics meta post and the macroeconomics scoping statement; I ...
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Deleted comment - just gone

I would like to know why my comments are deleted: Why won't Israel just capture Palestine? I have commented the Chad answer... I didn't get notify or something. I cannot see my old comment ...
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Should Politics SE be split into two separate stack exchanges?

Should the Politics stack exchange be split into separate Liberal and Conservative stack exchanges? This question isn't as facetious as it initially appears as Politics.SE belongs to a small subset ...
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Why was the progressivism question closed?

Why was the question https://politics.stackexchange.com/questions/4949/are-there-any-countries-that-are-progressive-in-most-if-not-all-aspects closed as "Primarily Opinion-based"? Based on the ...
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Why are opinion-based questions not worthy?

It seems here I can only ask others about some facts and not their opinions? It made me a bit confused, they say opinion based questions can't get any answer?! I am doubtful if really opinion-based ...
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Why did a Mod close the "Israel or Palestine, whose land is" question?

This question: What is the historical basis of Israeli and Palestinian claims to the land that is now under Israeli control? Was phrased as follows when I closed it: Israel or Palestine, whose land ...
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Should questions that ask "Does example X fit term Y" where Y is very vague, be closed as "Too broad"?

For example: Does Hungary fulfill the requirements of democracy given by the facts on the new voting system? There's no definition of "democracy" given in the question, and in politics "Democracy" ...
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Delete "Who succeeds when a King dies leaving a daughter and a son in-utero?"

I recently asked this question: In the Commonwealth realms, who succeeds when a King dies leaving a daughter and a son in-utero? When I asked it, I was not aware that the laws had actually changed, ...
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How can I logout from Stack Exchange?

There is no "log out" anywhere on the page. I have no idea how to log out. I cannot ask this question on Politics Meta because for this I need a reputation of 5.
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Let's get critical: Aug 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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Notice: Macroeconomics is officially in scope

Having spoken with the awesome Jon Ericson, I can officially state that the proposal to put questions of macroeconomics in scope is the consensus among the Community Managers. To wit: I talked ...
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Should we create a new tag for the questions about the Israel-Gaza Conflict

This conflict is pretty much as old as Israel itself, but has flared up and spawned several questions lately. Should we create a tag for questions about this conflict? If so what should it be? If ...
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bais comments and voting

I noticed of many bias comments and voting , they go for emotions not for reasons and explanations, if they are convinced about something just refused or vote for close. they dont explain why they ...
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Please provide citations, especially about Gaza [duplicate]

Can people please provide citations in their posts? There's been lots of posts with no citations, or few citations, especially with the recent conflict involving Israel and the Gaza Strip.
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Are questions calling for speculation on current or future events on topic?

This Question - What can the rest of the World do to stop Israel-Palestine war? - does not have a real answer. It is calling for speculation about what we could do to solve the problem. Of course ...
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Politics vs Economics

There have been quite a few economics questions that have been asked here in the last week or so. Most of these questions are actually good economics questions but not really about political ...
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Why is this question on hold?

Why is Which is the top total tax-revenue increase in the Western World since the Great Depression? on hold? Why can be not answered in a few paragraphs? It only admits ONE CORRECT answer.
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Is it appropriate to comment on the source of a claim in an answer?

In the comments to one answer here, we discussed whether or not it's should be considered acceptable to, when writing an answer, include a comment about the source of a claim. My feeling is this - ...
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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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