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Why is the stack exchange automated question review judging the title inadequately specific?

I am having trouble posting my question, st the URL above. It says my question is ready to publish, but will not let me publish. It also says my title should be more specific, But it seems to be quite ...
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Socratic achievement bug

I have 199/100 for the gold Socratic badge, and it's my next badge, but I should have gotten it a long time ago, so what's going on. Is this a bug? Can someone fix it?
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Community anti-Israeli censorship

My posts are routinely downvoted for not being inline with the official anti-Israeli and anti-Semitic stance of this forum. I've been routinely bashed, and on occasion even sanctioned by the ...
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How much harassment, bigotry or abuse can a user engage in before facing consequences?

Over the past few days I have raised approximately 10 "helpful" flags on a single user for "harassment, bigotry and abuse". I can't be sure of the exact number, because there were ...
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Why questioning the existance of Israel, as is, is considered anti-Semitism?

I personally have no problem with Jews to have their own state, neither do I have problem with any other group of people who want to have their own states. Those who criticize Israel, even its ...
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Bias causing invalid answers to be upvoted and accepted

In this question the two top rated answers (including one of them being the accepted answer) don't actually answer the question - they side-step the main motivation of the subject of the question. ...
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Dehumanisation of Palestinians proliferating on this website

Extremist, dehumanising statements regarding Palestinians are becoming very common on this website and are dealt with very slowly if at all. You can find a recent example of this in the comments to ...
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My Q was deleted on a basis which I think it was biased, full of misjudgements

my question, titled "Why Israeilis are politically granted the right to declare Palestine as their own land and state?", was first closed with the justification that "It is not a place ...
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Is there a way to simply remove all my comments from Politcs SE?

I would like to remain a user on this site and if possible retain my reputation points. I am not comfortable with the recent discourse. Is there simple way to remove all of my presence without ...
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How is asking for reasonable sources not a "request clarification or suggest improvements"?

I got into a "comment war" on the following question Does Israeli law permit a government to impose a blanket ban on its citizens to prevent them from leaving the country? - Politics Stack ...
Italian Philosophers 4 Monica's user avatar
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Off-topic speculation that requires moderator intervention

This answer to the question "Why did Nicaragua file a case against only Germany at the ICJ?" goes off on a tangent in attempting to explain why the case will not succeed. Not only is this ...
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Why was my answer the the question about restricting leaving Israel deleted?

I answered this question with a direct link to the Israeli law provision on the topic. Seems factual and well-sourced to me. Why was it deleted? I didn't even see any usual antisemitic comments ...
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Honorable conduct when editing questions and answers

I suggest agreeing on a common code of conduct when editing questions and answers: it happened to me several times that questions were significantly altered by users, to the extent that the meaning of ...
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Are press roundups on-topic?

I don't feel strongly about this either way, but are press roundups on-topic? In the past, Qs about what the press said (or why they said it) were sometimes closed and sometimes weren't. On one of the ...
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Repeated antisemitism on this site

Why is blatant antisemitism so rampant on this site? How's "Why do Jews need a safe space" question not a grounds for an automatic ban?
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Can we get rid of the "baltic-states" tag?

This is a Russo-centric and, what's worse, Soviet-centric designation of Latvia, Estonia, and Lithuania. The 3 countries always considered themselves as having been occupied by the Soviet Union. They ...
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Why was my answer to this question as to when anti-terrorist actions were justified been deleted?

This answer was deleted by a moderator who stated that it was both a personal opinion and did not address the question. I disagree. I first state that what constitutes terrorism is a problematic ...
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Voting to close question after answering it

What is the position of this community (and especially the moderators) on voting to close a question after posting an answer? Although it cannot be prevented, many SE communities to frown at this ...
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Is "blood libel" too provocative a tag for the main site?

There is a number of questions on the main site which get a fairly poor reception because they essentially ask whether there is good solid evidence for a commonly made accusation of one sort of ...
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Question Deleted for Spam/Offensive

While I understand this is a bad question I am not sure it deserved to be deleted with a spam/offensive flag. https://politics.stackexchange.com/questions/86670 I wanted to just flag it for moderator ...
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Is 'Orc' an acceptable term here for the Russian military?

I replaced 'Orc' with Russian in answer (that was speaking of 'Orc artillery'). Wikipedia says that's a 'slang' term, but also adds that it has some political commentary connotations about realpolitik ...
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Which comment flags should be used for what reasons? with the additional intent to minimize mod workload

If I flag a comment, I am presented with a number of choices. It contains harassment, bigotry, or abuse. This comment attacks a person or group. Learn more in our Code of Conduct. unfriendly or ...
Italian Philosophers 4 Monica's user avatar
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Should we Burninate 2023-israel-hamas-war?

As of right now the tag 2023-israel-hamas-war has been used 130 times on the main site. I think this tag shouldn’t exist for the same reasons that the russo-ukraine war tag shouldn’t exist, which is ...
Ekadh Singh - Reinstate Monica's user avatar
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Is someone like Arestovich on topic?

Oleksii Arestovych has held a number of roles in Ukraine. The most visible of them is probably as a spokesman for the office of the President of Ukraine. The highest ranking is probably as an ...
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Does/Should [election-requirements] include appointed offices?

On the main site there is a question about requirements to become Prime Minister of India. I've added the tag election-requirements but I am increasingly unsure about that edit. On the one hand, the ...
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What should we do with all those "Why do [country] people view [country] favorably/unfavorably?" questions?

Examples: Why do Polish people view Russia unfavorably? Why do relatively many South Africans hold an unfavorable view of India? Why does a plurality of Israelis hold a favorable view on China? ...
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Can I now use DPRK-style language in posts?

I suggested this be toned down: In contrast, the men who flocked to the American banner, from the first day of the occupation, were naught more than self-interested traitors to their own people and ...
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Flag declined claiming a source is rightly criticized in an answer because it is used in the Q, but I don't see it in the Q

I flagged this answer for a minor issue: Since there's a recent mod trend to remove irrelevant soapboxing from answers, I suggest the last para on Meduza be removed. AFAICT Meduza was never brought ...
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Custom Close: Unresolved Current Event

Should we have a close reason for unresolved current event? I feel at times this could be a useful close reason for questions that happen right after a big breaking news story. In cases like this it ...
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When is a question about food and should use the [food] tag?

Currently, there are 170 questions containing "food", but only 5 are tagged food, suggesting that adding tags to more of those questions may simplify searching for related questions. The ...
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Moderator deleted my answer after grossly misunderstanding it

Update: Taking all the comments into account, I have posted a new answer with supporting links and a considerably more considerate wording. I believe that it addresses all the points made in this ...
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Wow, the [bias] tag seems like a failure

Searching for "antisemitism" on this meta site finds 30+ mentions of it. If it were a tag, it would be more numerous than the bug tag. Although the search for bug shows 49 results and a ...
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Is this an abuse of "community wiki"?

In this answer, the OP collated the other two answers into a single one, without providing any credit or attribution to the original answers, or explaining why, if the information was acceptable as an ...
littleadv's user avatar
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Why is anti-semitic and anti-israeli propaganda not being removed?

I've been repeatedly told not to post comments under the guise of it not being a discussion forum. Yet, under almost any answer related to Israel there's a slew of antisemitic and anti-Israeli posts, ...
littleadv's user avatar
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Moderator Philipp needs to stop moderating anything to do with Israel/Palestine

Whilst I am not aware of issues with the moderation of Philipp on other topics, on the topics of Israel and Palestine it is obvious that they are unable to act in an objective fashion. Hence I suggest ...
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Moderator Philipp deleted my answer for "[making] one side in an ongoing conflict look worse than the other"

My answer was in response to the following question: Why won't Israel allow more aid into Gaza? The exact reason given for the deletion was: As explained in the comments, this answer is using cherry-...
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When does the closed Q box show two reasons?

Sometimes the closed-question box shows one reason even if someone (but maybe just one user, cough, that would be me--how would I know this can happen otherwise?) has voted differently. So in 4-1 ...
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Why are these two questions gathering so many downvotes?

Why has the U.S. airdrop of supplies to Gaza been criticized as hypocritical? Why does the US consider the Palestinian Authority ill-fitted to govern the Palestinian state in the post war? I don't see ...
Mindwin Remember Monica's user avatar
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Are flags on meta reviewed or dealt with?

There is a user who has been abusing me regularly on meta. I have flagged their posts multiple times, but all flags are showing as "pending". Are flags on meta reviewed by anyone?
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Do we allow avatars that feature well-known politicians?

See title. There's currently a user (who I won't name) that uses an avatar with such an image, and I'm wondering if that's allowed. Intuitively I'd have guessed no (or one can create an avatar with [...
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Why did I lose 314 points from 7 users who got removed?

Why did I lose 314 points from 7 users who got removed today? I just lost 314 points from 7 users who got removed. I think it would be nice to have some transparency and know why sometimes a lot of ...
Sayaman's user avatar
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Question closed & deleted for antisemitism

My question was not only closed but also deleted for being antisemitic, according to the moderator. The question was "do a majority of Israeli Jews want Palestinians in Gaza to die?", it was ...
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Conspiracy theory and disinformation in answer

This answer contains the following conspiracy theory: Second, I highly doubt Israel trusts the UN given the UN's constant bias against Israel The user has provided no evidence that UN (as a whole) ...
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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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