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Why's it difficult to tell whether practice on a certain matter has hardened into a rule, particularly when the practice is negative in character?

How can I ameliorate Why's it difficult to tell whether practice on a certain matter has hardened into a rule, particularly when the practice is negative in character? pls? Is length the issue? ...
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Should book recommendation questions be on-topic?

Are questions simply asking for recommendations for books on a (political) topic on topic for this site? I am aware that this has been discussed before here and here but as far as I can tell this was ...
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Called immoral, question removed

In reference to this question: https://politics.stackexchange.com/questions/50064/ Asking for the name of an alleged whistleblower cited in a public record is not "immoral". It's prime to questions ...
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How can I edit this question to be more factual

How could impeachment attorneys have answered Lemar Alexander's question factually? I've made an edit to clarify I'm looking for the factual answers, can it be improved on? House impeachment ...
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I'm stepping down as a moderator of Politics.SE

In recent months, the Stack Exchange has shown that it's not really community run anymore. My concern started with the capricious de-modding of Ceillo for simply asking questions about a proposed ...
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Aren't controversial posts too rewarding?

While the reputation system is really helpful creating an automatic moderation and hierarchy, it also often appeals very rewarding to the human brain to see those numbers going up and gaining more ...
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Asking for second opinion about mod edit

An answer from me analyzing the motivations of U.S. Senators for imposing a strenuous schedule for the impeachment proceedings was edited to remove "flamebait". The edit was not bad; the shorter ...
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Question closure? [duplicate]

The question entitled "How is JCPOA compliance monitored?" has been closed as "off-topic". The detailed reason is as follows: The primary purpose of this question appears to be to promote or ...
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Would this US Supreme Court question be on-topic here and likely to receive an answer?

In Law SE I've asked Between 1984 and 1994 US Supreme Court filings almost doubled but arguments nearly halved. Why? eighteen days ago. It was well received (+5 with 33 views) but so far not even a ...
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What can be done to correct abuse of the voting and question-closing system?

This question is timely, relevant, concise, clear and well-referenced. It has received six upvotes, six downvotes and two close votes. It's not even partisan - it simply repeats information from ...
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Is it time for this site to move out of Beta?

The site meets or exceeds most Area 51 criteria, particularly on users and traffic. There is a healthy number of established 20k+ users. The site is well-moderated (and very actively so). It is now ...
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Please delete this answer

(Question) (Answer) (VLQ and NAA flags, why was the VLQ declined?) The answer doesn't seem to answer the question, and even it might be an answer, it looks dirty and needs to be ...
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Is there any difference in [history] and [political-history]?

While political history is on-topic we have two tags history - 108 questions Questions on the history of politics, political action and political debate, as well as historical political figures, ...
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2019: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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Question vs Presentation

Fresh off the current close list is a question about a US watch list of religious freedom. Now the question clearly had a position to push, the length surrounding detail section made it quite clear ...
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“Not an answer” flag declined for eventually deleted answer

I see this declined flag in my flag history. This is related to this answer which got deleted (not sure if that related to my flag or not). That answer did not look like a proper answer, but a decent ...
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What should we do with minor edits related to changing a neutral-pronoun to singular they?

I have met with this edit twice during review. It boils down to changing a neutral pronoun to singular they. First time I thought this edit made next to no improvement (I know some other reviewer ...
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Questions about Political Science that happen to explore Stack Exchange should stay on the main site, rather than being moved to meta

My question was recently moved to meta. Note though that it is focused on scientific knowledge. There is no intent to poll the meta users or participate in the meta processes. If this is unclear, I ...
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How (and how much) does Meta influence the underlying site?

I would like this question not to be answered or voted on while it is located on meta, please. I believe it is off topic, and I would like to avoid a "discussion". I may be even removing it later. ...
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On-topic page is unclear

See here. This paragraph, first sentence: Processes are central to legislation is made. Questions seeking to understand the rules and processes by which policy is made in various legislatures or ...
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How did this edit improve the post?

I have stumbled across this edit in the queue and I do not understand what is the improvement here. I decided to skip it (normal action when not knowing what to do), but I see it eventually got ...
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Regarding a new chat room

For many (but not necessarily all) Indian students, the biggest motivation to understand political science is the UPSC exam. I have started a new chat room, so my question is is this kind of room okay?...
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community stewardship

I have a number of questions/answers which I think are high quality, but which have attracted more down-votes than up votes. If they are also closed by the usual suspects, should I delete them? I ...
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Why was my highly upvoted answer just deleted? Was it retaliation?

This answer was just deleted by a moderator, despite being highly upvoted: https://politics.stackexchange.com/a/48474/10350 The moderator who did the deletion has "Reinstate Monica" in their display ...
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Should we use +5 instead of +10 if this becomes possible in the future?

Stack Exchange has decided to raise question upvote from +5 to +10 and applied it to all communities, including the private ones. I image that this one implemented like this because it was much ...
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Feedback on reframing a closed question

I want to ask about people supporting actual corruption to fight alleged corruption, and if it ever worked out well in instances comparable to the current US support of Donald Trump. To do so I need ...
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How to deal with a question closed as duplicate when the OP marks several old questions as duplicates?

I have noticed this happening on several occasions. One example: A user posts this question which is marked as duplicate two days later The OP goes ahead and marks several related questions as ...
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Are political endorsements even remotely acceptable?

I just saw someone's profile blatantly endorse a political candidate. Is this even remotely acceptable? This is site's content. The site explicitly does not wish to be a social network. We are not ...
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How to deal with tiny edits intending to raise a question's visibility for the purposes of extra rep?

A user just applied an edit that was completely trivial (arguably harmful infact) specifically for the purposes of increasing the visibility of the (now quite old) question for extra rep. They ...
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How should questions that seem anti-Semitic be handled?

This question was closed for being an apparent effort to discredit people while I was in the middle of answering it: Why is "Jews are more loyal to Israel than to their own country" anti-...
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Time Moves On Answers

There is a question on the legality of a Labour policy on charging VAT on school fees here; I put a wait and see answer on it a couple of days ago as the manifesto had not yet been published. As ...
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Should we accept title edits to reflect when a question was asked?

I've noticed a few questions relating to current events being edited to have the date they were asked in the title - this one just came up in the review queue and I accepted it without really thinking,...
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Should we have a standard dupe for “Can the president be impeached for doing X?”

The answer is always yes (in theory), unless the question is actually asking for historical examples for the particular X. I'm not sure what the best generic dupe would be though. Perhaps an answer ...
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Please reopen this question on policymaking in Japan

How are policies made in Japan? This question was closed as "too broad". Some users (including me) tried to edit the question out, but there was no avail. I just noticed the OP had re-edited the ...
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What should our standard be for event-specific tags?

We have brexit trump-impeachment Now, bolivian-revolution might be presumptuous, but it's not well-known enough to warrant a tag (I mean, we just created bolivia this week). Before people get that ...
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Is this an appropriate username?

One of the top users for Politics.SE has a username like [username]--Is RBG Dead Yet Presumably in reference to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. I don't feel feel a username like "is ...
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How does revision history work? Side-by-side comparison not showing up for a random revision history entry

I was looking at the revision history for this question here: For revision 11 I can see the comment Added proper name. But I cannot see anything else. Shouldn't it show a side by side ...
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Why is the question “How do I find out salary for each HK Police Force rank?” off topic?

Apologies - Why How do I find out salary for each HK Police Force rank? off topic? "This question does not appear to be about governments, policies and political processes within the scope defined ...
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Why wasn't the “Why aren't Republicans more focused on mobilizing towards 'dethroning' Trump” question closed?

"The primary purpose of this question appears to be to promote or discredit a specific political cause, group or politician. It does not appear to be a good-faith effort to learn more about ...
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Not Rude and Abusive. Why?

After reading this thread, I flagged this comment for moderator attention. As someone who has lived in the state of Illinois, I can assure you that it is not "full of nazis" and take offense that we ...
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How does “Primarily Opinion-Based” work on this site?

I am new here and I’d like to understand how you define a POB issue on a site that focus on politics. Politics by definition is a matter of personal ideas and opinions, at least in countries where ...
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How to flag answers that misrepresent sources they cite?

There have been a couple of instances that I know of (1), (2) in which answers were deleted at least in part for misrepresenting or at the very least seriously stretching the sources they purported to ...
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Answer improperly deleted; Neither Rude nor Spam; No way to undelete

This question was improperly deleted. It is neither rude nor is it spam. It even has a reference. https://politics.stackexchange.com/a/37599/2430 When I try to undelete it, it says A moderator ...
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Should we rollback composite tags, in particular [trump-impeachment]?

I've noticed a lot of questions have been tagged trump-impeachment. The consensus, I think, used to be that separate tags should be preferred over such specific tags, for example based on these ...
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What is the appropriate action to take when nuisance comment flags are declined?

I raised the "no longer needed" flag on the following comment If we start inferring from the career of campaign managers... Manafort served Ukraine's pro-Kremlin and anti-NATO president Yanukovych ...
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Should we have a more neutral tag for “communication”?

We do have fairly used tags for propaganda and rhetoric but these are somewhat loaded terms (especially the former). I'm not sure these tags are enough to cover all aspects of political communication. ...
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Would we benefit from a states-rights tag?

The United States has a relatively unique relationship between state governments and the Federal government in that state governments are independent from the Federal government although there are ...
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Why was my question removed from the HNQ?

My famous question "Why are Kinder Surprise Eggs illegal in the USA?" became a hot network question, but the next day a moderator had removed it from the HNQ, which is irreversible. So, why was my ...
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Where can I check recently deleted post? [duplicate]

I think there is a link where we can see that. I wonder where and how to find it. I've been trying to find the link. I cannot find it.
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What should I flag political rants that are posted as answers as?

See this answer: Is there any justification for Trump’s accusing the mainstream media of propagating “fake news?” Obviously no. Our friends on the left and in the mainstream media ...

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