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Is "unethical" content prohibited?

I am struggling to find any notion of unethical content in the Unacceptable Behavior policy. Is "unethical" (whatever it means) content actually prohibited? This question comes from an edit ...
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Why isn't there "I don't like this question" closure reason?

As the comments to this answer show, it seems to be normal on this SE to vote for closure just because the question is strongly disliked. The reported reason will not necessarily apply: it will be ...
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How is this question about intergenerational welfare dependency not focused enough?

Subject: Has any government successfully managed intergenerational welfare dependency? Closed because it "needs to be more focused". The relevant Help section says: If your question has ...
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Antisemitism on politics.se

I didn't want to have to post this, but here we are. Yesterday I flagged a comment by a user on one of their own answers to a question on the main site, that repeated the baseless conspiracy theory ...
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Can we stop it with the "are there conspiracy theories about X" questions?

Are there conspiracy theories about Pakistan? [It's (not?) coup'd by USA regularly.] Are there conspiracy theories about India? [It's (not?) an ethnostate.] Are there conspiracy theories about Russia? ...
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How to link to a meta-tag on meta?

Something like discussion links to the (non-existing) main site tag. Is there a syntax for linking to the meta-tags?
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Answer sorting on this meta

I see that answers are sorted by giving priority to the "accepted" flag on this meta, unlike on the main site. While this makes sense for stuff like [tech-like] support requests, it makes a ...
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Flagging more content as rude

I believe that Politics Stack Exchange has incendiary remarks woven into questions, answers, and comments, as a norm. I now believe that the most effective way forward for me is to flag such comment ...
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Are "activist" usernames allowed on this website?

I'd like to ask whether "activist" usernames are allowed on this site or whether they might violate rules. In light of the onslaught in Gaza, I was considering changing my username to ...
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Will the moderators take steps to curb pro-Israel bias on this site?

I was suspended from this website for a period of one week starting on 25 January. I am concerned that my suspension was due to a latent pro-Israel bias among this website's moderation team contrary ...
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A good example of biased voting

I often have my questions or answers related to Israel-Palestine heavily downvoted since the Hamas attack in October. Some of them disappear into oblivion, as per SE rules. In some cases it could be ...
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Retagging and burnination plan for the [social-politics] tag

This is based on the previous Meta question: What is the tag "social-politics" about? I have reviewed 35 questions for retagging. Tag changes are noted with a "+" or "-" ...
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Do some people use bots and is it allowed?

I asked a question, and it got posted twice (I click once, but sometimes my mouse clicks twice), and then immediately downvoted before the post appeared on the feed, and then I deleted the first one ...
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Are questions about candidates and politicians on topic?

The close reason, "This question does not appear to be about governments, policies and political processes within the scope defined in the help center." Would seem to be applicable to any ...
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2023: a year in moderation

It’s that time of the year again! As we wave goodbye to last year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here might be ...
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Why are several of my comments being deleted?

I had a comment here replying to another user which was removed. I've noticed this happening on numerous threads now, where my comments are being removed from controversial threads. I can understand ...
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Discussions around senility in politicians

Is there any stance on talk around politicians being senile and stating that it is okay for one to be senile but not okay for their opponent to be senile? I am asking this as I see an answer stating ...
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I did not understand the feedback to use "standard flags"?

I voted to close a question as a duplicate. It was closed. And then reopened again. So I flagged it for moderator intervention with a message explaining why it is a duplicate. The flag was "...
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Why were comments about a big error in an answer deleted?

Can a moderator shed light on why two comments on the answer to the question Have there been other territories with a situation similar to Gaza in terms of occupation or control? were deleted? The ...
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Politics Stack Exchange logo

Most Stack Exchange websites, such as Academia and English Language, have natty logos. On the other hand, a few, such as Politics and Law, have a boring blue logo with a letter or two on it. Is it ...
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Moderator single-handedly deleting my highly-upvoted answer. Is this okay?

I am referring to this answer: https://politics.stackexchange.com/a/83473/1470 The moderator also commented that it is "not salvageable" even though the first part directly answers the ...
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"This account is temporarily suspended because of low-quality contributions"

I came across a user with a reason for suspension I hadn't seen before: (screenshot of box text reads: "This account is temporarily suspended because of low-quality contributions. The suspension ...
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Should AI Generated Answers Be Allowed - New Banner Options

It seems there is a new feature that lets sites enable a banner to let users know that AI answers are not allowed or need to be properly cited when used. Do we have a stance and want to enable one of ...
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How to salvage a moderator-deleted answer when there is no way to get feedback?

On December 19, 2023 I posted an answer to the question What alternatives do supporters of ceasefire consider for Israel rather than eliminating Hamas?. A day later it was deleted by moderator CDJB as ...
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Why is an insulting, abusive Meme allowed to remain? [duplicate]

We already have a question about memes in general. That question brought my attention to the this one. When I first viewed the question, I was shocked that the meme had been allowed to remain. I added ...
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I'd like to join the chorus of complainnig about off topic closures

While I am not too worried because I actually got my question answered (and accepted the answer), I would still like to think that I understand enough about the subject matter that this site deals ...
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Question being closed as "off-topic"

I am interested in understanding why my recent question was closed as "off-topic". The close blurb thing states: answers would be based on speculation and their correctness could not be ...
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Notification of privileges that I do not have and cannot yet have

I have notifications about privileges, like in the picture, but I don't have them because I still lack reputation. Just wanted to report this bug.
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Why do users keep getting removed?

I must have lost more than 400 karma from all the users being removed from the site. Am I the only one? I find it weird that so many users are being removed. We should at least show the names of the ...
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Burninate "ukraineaid" tag?

Should we burninate the tag ukraineaid? It is currently applied to only 1 (one) question: Has the west debated the pros and cons of funding Ukraine war aid with the Russian funds they have ...
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Criteria for moderators to take actions on push questions

The post is motivated by question What are the political impediments for a country in sending aid to Palestinians in Gaza, without an international consensus? In my opinion the question is subject to ...
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False claims of genocide cannot be denied?

In a previous answer I said this: I would also say that hyping the Uighur situation into "genocide" is part of a media manipulation. What is occuring in Xinjiang is a forced assimilation of ...
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Should comments promoting willful disregard for Geneva conventions result in warnings/contacting by moderators?

It also appears that Palestinians are willing to fake any number of infants killed, civilians injured etc., while at the same time posting propaganda videos of kids with weapons swearing to kill jews. ...
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Most questions under maritime-law are probably mistagged?

maritime-law is about "laws governing private maritime disputes [...] Not to be confused with the Law of the Sea [...]". Yet most questions here tagged with maritime-law are about some ...
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Why is my answer still deleted?

My answer here was declared to not have any evidence (despite it having such) and deleted without me having a chance to respond. I edited it to include reams of evidence, and yet it has not been ...
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Deleting comment violating SE policies

This concerns the comments following my response to question Does Hamas have any leverage against Israel (other than the hostages)? I flagged a comment that referred to some of my assertion as ...
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Is there freedom of speech here? [duplicate]

Is there freedom of speech here?Just two or three biased votes are enough to deprive a person of his right to express himself. Is this sector a breeding ground for regional discrimination, or will the ...
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Should Memes be allowed in Questions?

This question - Why is the Muslim world focusing on Israel's conflict with the Palestinians, yet expresses virtually no interest in the Uighurs? - includes a meme in it. (I have also come across ...
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Is there a pattern explaining a high number of downvotes on my recent questions?

I'm aware that questions related to Israel-Palestine are often controversial, and I asked a few of these along the years. But in the past month I asked three questions which collected a particularly ...
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Should Politics SE posts conform to the IHRA suggestion and updated APStylebook regarding "antisemitism" vs "anti-Semitism"?

We now write antisemitism (n.), antisemitic (adj.), without a hyphen and with no capitalization. This is a change from AP's previous style: anti-Semitism and anti-Semitic. APStylebook, Apr 23, 2021 ...
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What makes a question about political ideology opinion-based?

I am new here, therefore I would like to ask for pointers regarding this question. The brutality of the oct 7 attack on Israel astonished me, and as more and more forensic evidence and testimonies ...
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How biased can sources be, before they aren't considered useful references here?

I've now seen several references to the The Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center in the context of the Israeli/Hamas 2023 War to "buttress" claims of misdeeds by Hamas. ...
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What makes my question/answer helpful to someone I never met?

I wonder how does the algorithm in someone's mind determine if the question is helpful to him. Perhaps user comes to the site to find answers to questions he heard about in the news. When he sees some ...
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Is some government monitoring this site?

Update: the images in posts hosted at i.stack.imgur.com are again not viewable. I suspect that they did it to punish me for this post. i.stack.imgur.com, as well as imgur.com, had been blocked for ...
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Is it okay that this answer was deleted?

This answer was deleted. You'll only be able to see it if you have requisite privileges. This is the revision history. The answer seems alright. One problem is the irrelevant link, which might be why ...
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Can and should moderators delete comments with out moving them and notifying users?

A user very active on this site in the comments of this answer (https://politics.stackexchange.com/a/82516/28966) was, in my opinion, using and justifying ethnic cleansing euphemisms, and I called it ...
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What is the evidence for dimissing concerns about "citizen evidence" website?

While researching evidence for an earlier version of this question I found no evidence showing that that Amnesty International considers "Citizen Evidence" to be its affiliate. I posted the ...
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Does Politics.SE have a problem with too many comments?

Does Politics.SE have an issue/challenge/problem with too many comments on some questions? I am an outsider to the Politics.SE community. As someone who mostly reads but doesn't post, I've noticed a ...
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Discretion in Stack edge cases and best practices

The answers to this question seem to point to the history/politics cutoff being a discretionary thing, based on context. Some seem to believe that the discretion should be based on date. But it seems ...
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Answer deleted by moderator as "not an answer" -- but I think it is a good answer

I hope it's OK to ask on my own behalf here (what else with a narrower scope could I do to obtain a review of a moderator action?). Philipp apparently cleaned up in the highly active question What is ...
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