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Request to merge [election] and [presidential-election] tags

Any question about presidential-election would also be about election.The page on tag synonyms says. Also, this article on Wikipedia: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Presidential_election explains ...
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When should a macro-economics post be posted here as opposed to economics stack exchange?

Questions on macroeconomics are in scope both here on Politics and also on Economics: See also: Notice: Macroeconomics is officially in scope Politics vs Economics https://economics.stackexchange.com/...
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Keeping this tag is an in[justice]

There are 56 31 10 questions tagged with justice Most of the questions seem to be about law or crime or corruption where the asker seems to think that "Justice has not been done", and ...
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Why do we have both a [money] and a [currency] tag?

Looking through the tags on a new question, I noticed that we have both a "money" and a "currency" tag: money: 64 39 28 questions currency: 42 46 49 questions The usage information ...
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If you ask a question that is similar to another question, but broader, would it be a duplicate?

Some questions are asked about fairly specific topics, which is no surprise. If you ask a question about the same topic but with a much broader question, would it be considered a duplicate? For ...
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Request for a tag to be removed

The tag political is redundant and should be removed, considering the entire site is about politics. This tag simply encourages not being specific about the purpose of a question in the tags and ...
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Why was this answer about cancel culture accepted by the community, despite completely failing at answering the question objectively?

This site is about politics, and it is extremely difficult, if not impossible, to be unbiased and objective when asking/answering questions on certain topics in politics. What thoughts have been made ...
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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 now1 no republican-primary tag? I'd created the latter for How did Alaska "change its primary system recently" and was ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Why was my answer explaining an anti-White hate statement deleted?

I wrote this answer, 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 background behind &...
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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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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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How is it that StackExchange allows moderators that believe attacking an idea is the same as attacking a person? [closed]

Also, how do you delete your StackExchange account?
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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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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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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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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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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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Is there a way the closed question on "protests against Amy Barrett" be opened again?

Is there a way this question : Why are people protesting against Amy Barrett? can be re-written to make it "fact-based" and get it opened? The first revision had some of my own opinions and ...
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Repeated unwarranted deletions?

Once again, we have a particular moderator deleting an answer that (IMHO) is perfectly responsive to the question. Granted, it is brief, but I can hardly write an entire text on epidemiology as an ...
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I'm [conflict]ed about these tags

I noticed that we have tags for: armed-conflict, conflict, and war. There was an earlier request to make armed-conflict a synonym of war which never went anywhere due to concerns that there were non-...

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