Why are most "Why did country X...?" & "Why does country X think...?" left open yet if it's an individual it's closed (we can't get into their head)?
I'm just starting to understand what is and is not on-topic here and what is close-able, should be closed, leave-open-able and should be left open, so I'm hoping answers here will give me some more ...
Help understanding the down voting on these two questions and the (hopefully temporary) closing of one
Have retired top US military officials become substantially more outspoken and cited on political issues in the last decade? sits at -4/+0. Somebody edited it, removing a key bit of the question then ...
Are there any strong objections to the creation of the neutrality tag?
On Which of the BBC's postwar "many versions of neutrality" are candidates for one which "meets the competing needs of Kyiv and Moscow"? I have added a new neutrality tag. ...
Should moderators single-handedly close questions based on their personal/subjective opinion?
Should moderators single-handedly close questions based on their personal/subjective opinion? Some moderators on this site practice closing questions that they judge to be off-topic without waiting ...
Should SOME speculative questions be allowed in some very narrow set of circumstances?
This Russo Ukrainian war seems to defy all the rules, doesn't it? Now that it's been established that we don't even know who is in charge of the war, could it be a good time to make an exception to ...
Usage guidance for the [power] and [power-sharing] tags?
I've just added the power tag to How do you explain Canada's Trudeau's power-sharing agreement to a five-year-old (American)? Power sharing is an important and distinctive element of many (but ...
What is unclear about the TASS-Kremlin line question?
Does TASS have a disclosed direct line with the Kremlin? was closed as unclear. I have no idea how to clarify it more than I have done so already. Suggestions?
Accidentally retracted my reopen vote on my question
I've voted to reopen this question. But accidentally I retracted my vote and can't vote to reopen again. Is there any solution to vote again?
Discussion about my "opinion-based" question
Yesterday I asked the question "Is Vladimir Putin surrounded by yes-men?", which was promptly closed for being primarily opinion-based. I thought this one was worth a discussion. I'm ...
Was this question incorrectly closed?
The question linked here Is NATO justified in treating the war in Ukraine as insurgency?. The stated reason for closure is The primary purpose of this question appears to be to promote or discredit a ...
Do we want a Russo-Ukrainian war tag?
Note: I am using the term Russo-Ukrainian war because that is the term used on Wikipedia. Seeing as how we have quite a few questions on the war, do we want a tag for it? Having the tag will make it ...
What is the best way to ask a genuine question when it is guaranteed to attract flame?
I'd like to ask a question in Politics.SE that, I promise, will be controversial because of its subject matter (yes, it's related to the Russo-Ukrainian war). My problem is that some of the answers ...
Why was this answer deleted as "pro-Russian propaganda"?
The following answer to this question was deleted by moderators as "pro-Russian propaganda". Following the SE guidelines, I post it here for discussion, before appealing the moderators' ...
Questions about the current attitude of Russians which might not be possible to answer accurately. Should I ask them?
I have some questions on my mind like: What portion of the Russian population is strongly pro-Putin? How has it developed over time? (Is it 70% pro Putin or 70% anti-Putin but do not dare to speak up ...
Are accusations of "pro-russian propaganda" allowed by the comunity rules?
I am wondering whether the following statements adhere to the community rules: The self-answer appears to be the kind of pastiche seen on RT this year. This just makes it look like Russian ...
How should I have worded my question so it wasn't VTCed?
I recently asked a question (What would be the worldwide response if Russia launches a nuke into Ukraine?) that I consider to be not dissimilar in terms of questioning style to, for example, this ...
Did you notice they've fixed the Generalist Badge?
https://politics.stackexchange.com/help/badges/15/generalist We got a bunch of new inductees, all of them exactly 26 minutes as I write this. I had wondered why it didn't have anyone yet ;-)
Can we try to be more tolerant of, or provide better feedback to, naive newcomers wrt Ukraine questions?
Let's take this one, currently sitting at -4: Why doesn't any nuclear power country which is supporting Ukraine hand them a Nuclear Bomb? Now, it's, from my POV anyway, an extremely naive question. ...
When are media sources considered propaganda and the questions citing them will be closed?
A single user with close privileges closed this question: What are the implications of the sabotage by Russian FSB of the plot to assassinate President Zelensky of Ukraine?. The stated reason in the ...
Why the delete?
A diamond moderator deleted this answer For some reason a number of people commented based on the assumption that Antifa is US-based. But it's simply not the case. The "black block", as ...
What measures are taken to protect the site from propaganda posts during the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine?
As you certainly noticed, there is currently a war going on in Ukraine. As you know, the first victim in every war is the truth. Organized and unorganized actors will fight online to control the ...
I remarked that many questions in this forum are closed as unverifiable (e.g., this one). I am aware that this is the standard policy, since Stack Exchange is intended to be Q&A community. However,...
Will a suspended user get my 100 point bounty?
A user was sadly suspended, and during the dark times of their suspension I awarded them my hard-earned 100 points in the form of a bounty. Their rep did not change when I awarded the bounty, for ...
Kindly familiarize yourself with the details of the CC license before handling content licensed under its terms
I have made it very explicit in the comments and in a direct statement in a (now deleted) comment that I rejected suggestions made to this answer. A diamond moderator applied those changes anyway. ...
Is asking about hypocritical behaviour off topic?
While I don't want to get into the specifics of the question or prolong the drama, I do want to ask about @divibisan's initial comment on the question. Honestly, it sounds like you just want to call ...
Is saying another user is angry, argumentative and making "rude and condescending comments" when they are not an instance of "false flagging"?
I have an unsupportable hunch that many users here in Politics SE only skim the question posts and quickly move to the comments to see what others have said about the post instead. My concern is that ...
Post Beta Migration Options
Now that the site has moved out of Beta, shouldn't we be getting some custom migration targets as per; Migration Targets There's a question this morning that could use shifting according to the ...
Should a [term-limits] tag be created, or should that tag be made a synonym of [election-requirements]?
There are 29 questions that refer to "term limits" or "term limit"; some as a limitation on re-election. 20 questions "term limits" is:q 9 questions "term limit&...
When should a politician have their own tag?
I was looking at china questions and it looks like we have a fair number of questions about Xi Jinping but no xi-jinping tag. I was thinking about creating one. We also have a fair number of questions ...
Why has my question on Israel's response to Amnesty International's accusation of aparthied been closed?
My question asking why Israel's reaction to Amnesty International's accusation of aparthied has been 'hysterical', as reported by Haaretz , was closed by a moderator @Phillip as merely being 'personal ...
Question labelled bad faith post without much reasoning
I had posted this question, it was closed with reason said that it is bad faith post. I am in disagreement with this, one of the replies hinted there maybe some underlying racism in my post, but I ...
Why has my post on Maximal Wage Policies been accused of plaigarism when I've explicitly acknowledged Wikipedia as a source
My post on sectoral bargaining and maximal wage policies has been accused by the moderator JJJ of plagiarism when I've explicitly acknowledged within the post the source - Wikipedia. This isn't the ...
What the heck (if anything) is wrong with my question asking for "fact-based arguments for and against"? Am I being given a hard time inappropriately?
There's a long series of comments under Fact-based arguments for and against President Biden's plan to appoint a black female to the US Supreme Court to Affirmative Action which really trouble me. ...
Should the [majority] and [supermajority] tags be "burninated"?
Should the majority and supermajority tags be "burninated"? majority (8 questions tagged; 877 questions using the term) supermajority (2 questions tagged; 26 questions using the term) ...
What should be done with questions about a "former president"?
I have been reviewing questions containing "pardon" without the pardon tag. I have completed the review with the exception of one question: What would be the political ramifications of a ...
Can we remove `fer` tag?
https://politics.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/fer Just 1 recent, -3 votes, closed, question. Fer has no explanation on its use. Doesn't seem an obvious acronym. What's best way to flag an ...
2021: 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 preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
Is it OK to use other SE sites answers as context for asking questions on Politics.SE?
I think that a good question should provide some context that led the OP to ask that question. Thus I am trying to provide links to the sources that inspired me to ask a question. One of my questions ...
Should a [wealth] tag be created?
A comment on an answer to the question: Are both [inequality] and [income-inequality] tags necessary? suggests the need for a wealth tag. We need to create tag wealth in addition to the existing tag ...
Deleting questions without any options to answer or remediate objections unwelcoming
This is not specific to this site but here I've got an example so writing here. The example is https://politics.stackexchange.com/a/70037/24923 My answer was removed, there is no way to object or ...
We are no longer in beta!
We have graduated from beta! This site has spent 3298 days in beta, and we are finally graduating! I'm kind of sad they didn't wait for 3333... :P Here is what will likely change: Moderator elections ...
What is the meaning/purpose of the [indicators] tag?
The main site has the indicators tag, but I can't seem to figure out what it means. It has no tag wiki, but there are 6 questions with the tag: a question talking about generosity in the world ...
Why my comments and questions are repeatedly getting deleted?
Few hours ago I have posted a comment under this downvoted post saying that three high reputation users have answered it and it doesn't deserve to be downvoted. Surprisingly the comment got ...
Are both [inequality] and [income-inequality] tags necessary?
The excerpt for inequality reads: Questions on economic, social, racial, gender and any other forms of political inequality, or political topics related to such inequalities. While the excerpt for ...
Require reading the meta post on not upvoting bad questions or gaining reputation on the site before upvoting
This site has had problems with low quality posts getting upvotes on the past, with some of that due to the HNQ (and I’ve seen this happen recently too). This proposal should theoretically reduce the ...
Do [racism] and [antisemitism] add relevant information on top of [discrimination]?
There are quite a few posts running into the 5 tag limit, so removing irrelevant tags is always a benefit. On the other hand, useful tags are important, because they help people search up and ...
Suggestion for new tag of "Racial-Discrimination"
We already have a tag of "Racism" but dictionary definitions of this seem to vary and many/most place emphasis on motive and belief system. Some definitions appear to say that racial ...
How should the dos and don'ts listed on the tour page be customized?
Our tour page has a list of things to ask about and things not to ask about. Currently these are the default texts, but I noticed that mods can edit them. The texts currently read: Ask about... ...
What is the line between changing the author's intent and removing unnecessary information?
Context: Recently I have made a couple edits to answers, which were recently rolled back for the reason that the conflicted with author intent. If anybody is interested, here were the edits (1, 2). ...
What is an Opinion-based question and how does it apply to my question?
Recently someone added a comment to a question I had posted saying that they thought my question was "opinion based" and inviting me to say if I agreed or, if not, why not (I'm assuming they ...