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Country != State. Right?

I see a lot of answers conflating countries - geographical units, areas, places - with the states governing those countries. Example: Great Britain is a country (although, arguably, an island with the ...
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What do we do with an older question when subsequent events make it counterfactual?

For example: Why doesn't a conservative majority SCOTUS repeal Roe v. Wade? It was originally asked back in 2014, and I think that it was a perfectly reasonable question to ask at the time. But then ...
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Should we define capitalism and communism?

I think this community could benefit defining precisely the use of terms like Capitalism, Socialism, and Communism. These terms are often used in their colloquial/intuitive sense, i.e., capitalism is ...
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Why is my question off-topic?

The question In what sense did Trump put a notch on his belt? was originally posted on ELU (not by me) with a language connotation, then I decided to post it here because I wondered if the expression “...
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Should a [military-spending] tag be created?

Recently, a question was asked that added a military-spending tag. I changed the tag because I felt that the addition of such a tag should be discussed here, on Meta, due to the number of questions ...
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No [westminster] is better than a bad [westminster]?

The westminster has only 8 questions but they seem to cover different topics. Few are about the Westminster system of government: Is regular Prime Minister's Questions (PMQs) something unique to ...
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Tag guidance for using [icc] vs [international-court]?

I noticed the icc and international-court are used somewhat interchangeably on recent questions about the ICC warrant for President Putin. I wonder what the tag guidance should be so these tags are ...
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What is to be done when an accepted answer is factually wrong?

The accepted answer for this question - Would killing ISIS journalists be considered a war crime? If so, could ISIS use the ICC? - is wrong as I've pointed out in the comment. What is to be done for ...
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Should the [bri] be burninated

A newbri tag was recently added to 8 questions and it appears to be about a "Belt and Road Initiative" in China. Personally I am of the mind that this tag is very unclear as to what it means ...
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Increase negative score threshold for questions to get into active feed

Questions on Stack Exchange scoring some number of downvotes are not getting into active feed. Guess there are reasons why it´s so, but the question is not about it. The problem is once your question ...
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Why were my comments under this answer deleted?

My comments under this answer have been deleted without explanation. The top comment under the answer says that comments have been moved to chat, but I don't see mine there. If they were deemed ...
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Is it acceptable to use posts and comments to further one's political agenda?

Is Politics.SE a place where it is acceptable to further one's political agenda? For example, am I allowed to: Ask a question of the format: ...Trump's policies are all designed to benefit the ...
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What's wrong with my Sergey Karjakin question?

https://politics.stackexchange.com/questions/75098/sergey-karjakin-re-the-alley-of-angels Sergey is how I 1st heard of Alley of Angels, but surely Sergey isn't the only person to ever use the Alley of ...
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Why my question got deleted?

Would like to know why my question got deleted. Sure the question was closed, but it needed just 1 vote to get reopened. As can be read in the question, there are a similar question, but about Russia ...
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Why is this question a duplicate?

Why should this question be a duplicate? I have explicitly stressed out the diference between the questions. I could agree if the question would be closed for being off topic, but not duplicate. How ...
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2022: 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 ...
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Confusion on community standards on debates in comments

I'm a lurker on this stack and I know that each site can have its own community standards. So, I'm curious if the standards here on comments debating whether or not something would be a good idea are ...
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Should questions based on assumptions require references?

Here is a similar question, but it is about answers: Should answers without references be removed by the mods? I ask this for questions. Often, questions make assumptions and expect everyone to agree ...
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Why was this question removed from the Hot Network Questions section?

I am new to this site and I was really surprised by the unusual amount of interest my first question has attracted. Apart from a fair number of answers, tens of comments have been posted; part of ...
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How to tag questions about electoral colleges that are not in the USA?

The electoral-college tag wiki says: In the United States, the President is not elected directly by popular vote, but by electors chosen by each state, which can sometimes produce a different outcome ...
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Should we limit the use of the term "dog whistle"?

We've previously discussed flagging dog whistles, but I think we should discuss the use of the term "dog whistle" in questions and answers. tim gave this answer which says Generally when ...
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Should answers without references be removed by the mods?

As an example, user @BobaFit recently posted an answer to In the US, what do federal politicians commenting on education policy propose the federal government should do? which I find quite compelling, ...
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Answers written with help of GPT-3/AI

We had a meta question that discussed the use of GPT-3/AI to provide answers on this site and the answer appears to be that we should not allow it. Use of ChatGPT to provide answers Does this stance ...
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Undelete and reopen an "off-topic" question that has happened ~half a year later as a big political event? Germany’s condemnation of the Holodomor

This is about Have there been public political/medial events/debates over Holodomor as crime or genocide triggered by Russia's aggressions against Ukrainian land? which was asked on 2022-02-28 and was ...
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Who can upvote a question after it was closed?

I asked a question that got closed (well, tough). A couple hours later I received an upvote on it. How is that possible? I may never have tried — can one upvote a closed question?
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Why was my question on politics SE completely rewritten?

I asked this (highly edited) question on politics SE. The original question asked about the political and social effects of an economic collapse in the Middle East. I was asking it in reference to a ...
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Duplicate Question

Q1: Rajya sabha member and Election in India Q2: How are the members of the Indian upper house elected? They are exact duplicates of each other. Q1 is older but Q2 is better framed and the answer to ...
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When are comments on this site unfriendly or unkind?

I'm more of a lurker here. I usually just read a little here and there, but I get into it every now and then if the right HNQ caught my eye. So I'm not super familiar with this community. I flagged ...
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Feature request - Let us flag our own comments

This site often results in overly long discussions in the comments sections. It would be nice if I could flag one of my own comments (e.g., a comment along the lines of "This discussion has gone ...
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Use of ChatGPT to provide answers

What is Politics.SE's stance on answers from ChatGPT? There is a debate on Meta Stack Exchange on what the policy on them should be and I was wondering if we should have one as well. I am asking this ...
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Should an [employment-policy] tag be created?

A tag, labour-policies, was added recently through this question (currently closed). In researching what may be done with the tag, I discovered the following: Existing two-part tags use the singular &...
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Why are all the comments, including mine, deleted from this post about Trump?

I have been active on SO for many years and never knew about this site. It popped up in Hot Questions and I left a comment to participate in the discussion, a few weeks ago. Revisiting the discussion, ...
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Should moderators on the politics stackexchange be allowed to mark questions as "off topic"?

Politics is easily one of the most hostile topics to engage in. Also arguably one of the most important topics that we should engage in. Is it conducive or constructive for moderators to act on their ...
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Are questions arbitrarily closed as off-topic?

I saw multiple questions closed as off-topic, I would like to ask what are the exact criteria of that behavior and what does the moderator team to prevent abuses in that sense? Among multiple examples ...
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Is political correctness required on this site?

This question, Why did The Bahamas vote against the UN resolution for Ukraine reparations?, received this comment: If you say anything that reminds everyone that English culture greatly influenced ...
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am I wrong in thinking that an author raising "no longer needed" flag is always honored?

I believe there was a moderator post a while ago (on this meta site) which said that if an answer author raises "no longer needed" flag, the comments always get deleted. It makes sense ...
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Add Law Stack Exchange to migrate menu of close votes

I propose we should have the following in Close Menu: A community-specific reason > This question belongs on another site in the Stack Exchange network > Law Stack Exchange Law and Politics are ...
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Why should moderators have the right to remove misinformation rather than correct misinformation?

Why should moderators have the right to remove misinformation rather than correct misinformation? I think we should correct rather than remove just like we combat falsehoods with education rather than ...
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Attempted subversion of a question

There has been a recent attempt at subverting a highly active question question What is the pacifist position on Ukraine? (+36 and nearly 9000 views at the moment of writing.) Specifically: they ...
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Consider restricting down-vote

Since Politics.SE is heavily moderated, I don't think DV is needed. Users have been abusing DV in Politics.SE in the form of serial-down-voting (which has not been reversed in my case) and targeted DV ...
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Are there guidelines about the topicality of local politics?

Most of the questions here are questions with a broad interest, covering national-level politics as well as the politics of first-order administrative divisions such as states, provinces, and ...
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Celebrating 10 years of Politics Stack Exchange!

Remember, remember the fourth of December when we celebrate our first Politics.SE question: What are the disadvantages of first-past-the-post electoral systems? Ten years, 15,000 questions, and 33,000 ...
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My question was deleted from front page

I have a question about my Politics Stack Exchange post: what was Freddie mercury's religion? I have posted the aforementioned question yesterday and was deleted. Critics claimed that the post was ...
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2022 Community Moderator Election Results

Moderator election #2 on Politics — your "graduation" election! — has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the new moderators are: They will be replacing the "old" ...
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Is this website only for American politics of for worldwide politics?

New to this Page. I would like to know Is it discuss only American Politics or whole over the world Politics? I would like to ask the following question: Why Politicians pretend Honest but not? Why ...
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What exactly makes this question not "a good faith effort" etc.?

I have a question about my Politics Stack Exchange post: What does the West gain by not letting Russia swallow Ukraine? I have checked the resources linked in the closure note and attempted to figure ...
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Why was the answer that Poland and USA have the capability and motive to destroy Nord Stream deleted?

A moderator deleted the answer https://politics.stackexchange.com/a/75894 was deleted. Why? Here's its text for the folks that don't have enough reputation to view deleted stuff: Poland They hate ...
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75828 is a duplicate of 75825

Isn't Which countries do have both a motive and a capability of disrupting Nord Stream? a more ambiguous and less precise duplicate of https://politics.stackexchange.com/questions/75825 ?
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2022 Community Moderator Election

The 2022 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks, ...
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Why erase comments if they present reasons for not closing a question?

This question has a few votes to close. There is also a comment under it arguing that it should be closed. Regardless of whether the question should be closed or not, I left a comment explaining my ...
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