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Does an impartial discussion of bigotry as it relates to politics violate the code of conduct?

Bigoted viewpoints can be discussed by attributing them to the people who make these statements and not to the posters themselves and by putting their statements into an appropriate context. Example: ...
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What is the best way to ask a genuine question when it is guaranteed to attract flame?

Simple answer: keep your tone cool and neutral (value-free) and contextualize whatever you think might cause flame to deflect the flame away from yourself. For example, this would be bad framing: If ...
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Does claiming someone is dog-whistling go against "assuming good faith"?

"Assume good faith" is not one of those decisions where either option is fine as long as everyone agrees to stick to it. It's a basic rule of politeness, very similar to the golden rule - if you ...
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Use of gender-inclusive language: is "s/he" inappropriate?

Personally, I don't think "s/he" is very elegant (see also this post on ELU from before the discussion on Meta started). I don't object to using singular they, so for me it's easy to use ...
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Question closed & deleted for antisemitism

TBH you could have asked that in less loaded form, e.g. instead of Do a majority of Israelis Jews want Palestinians in Gaza to die? Something like Why do most Israeli Jews oppose food aid to ...
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Are we going to start telling each other to "shut up" now?

I think I found the comments you were referring to: The quality of a question is not measured by the number of answers it gets. If you don't understand that, there is no point discussing this matter ...
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Should accusations of being a *Russian sympathiser* be treated as *unfriendly or unkind*?

"unfriendly and unkind" is always a matter of context, so I am not going to give any absolute judgments about any phrasing being allowed or forbidden per se. In this particular case it was ...
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Does claiming someone is dog-whistling go against "assuming good faith"?

The key here is to be shrewd about what the author is trying to do. Let me illustrate this by using spam. We allow users to post links to SO/SE. There are good and bad reasons to post links, but there'...
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Use of gender-inclusive language: is "s/he" inappropriate?

First, you will notice the comment I made no longer exists. I did not want to participate in starting yet another debate, ala Monica-gate, no matter how large OR small. However, since you posted this (...
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Antisemitism on politics.se

My understanding, based on my own experience as a moderator on another SE site, is that a single comment is simply not enough to warrant a suspension, regardless of what the comment may have said. At ...
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Is posting something offensive from a third party, "in order to debunk", in scope for this site?

In this specific instance this behavior is a dead ringer for a known troll that crops up every once in a while. Specifically, the inflammatory image or link the user supposedly stumbled over with the ...
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Should accusations of being a *Russian sympathiser* be treated as *unfriendly or unkind*?

Accusations such as "you must be a <insert your word here> sympathizer" is unacceptable behavior on this site, because these are personal attacks and unfriendly. For example, this: &...
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Question closed & deleted for antisemitism

For those without the privilege to view deleted question, here again the comment I posted to explain the closure: This is a leading question, and one targeted specifically against an ethnic group. ...
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Is connecting the Nazis with the "far right" a Code of Conduct violation?

"Godwin's law" or "Reductio ad Hitlerum" is an over 30 year old rule for internet discussion. It states that: Whenever someone compares something to Hitler or the Nazis, the ...
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Is it acceptable to use posts and comments to further one's political agenda?

As I keep saying again and again: No, Politics Stack Exchange is not a place to promote political views. As the "What topics can I ask about here?" section of the help center says: Politics ...
Philipp's user avatar
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Is posting something offensive from a third party, "in order to debunk", in scope for this site?

I deleted the question after it was flagged as rude/abusive. The main reason that the rude/abusive flag holds is because it contains a racial slur (the orange text on the left), which I won't repeat ...
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Does claiming someone is dog-whistling go against "assuming good faith"?

How to deal with Dog Whistles Are you sure it's a "dog whistle?" If there's not an easily understood charitable explanation, it's just bigotry and violates the code of conduct. If it's not a real ...
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Is promoting 'nationalism' agreeable under the Code of Conduct?

Is promoting 'nationalism' agreeable under the Code of Conduct? I would say that it depends on the nationalism. White nationalism for example is by definition racist, and will likely alienate people ...
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Is "unethical" content prohibited?

From the Stack Exchange Code of Conduct: We do not allow harassment nor any content that promotes, encourages, glorifies, or threatens acts of violence. We also do not allow causing or contributing ...
Philipp's user avatar
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Does claiming someone is dog-whistling go against "assuming good faith"?

In this day and age, you can reasonably assume good faith on every Stack Exchange except this one. I agree with divibisan that "unintentional bigotry is just as hurtful as intentional bigotry". But I ...
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Is or isn't it a CoC violation to put a claimed ethic or national identity in scare quotes?

The code of conduct states: No bigotry. We don’t tolerate any language likely to offend or alienate people based on race, gender, sexual orientation, or religion It seems given the nature of the ...
James K's user avatar
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False claims of genocide cannot be denied?

The issue with that paragraph as well as other statements you've made on the subject in previous posts and comments is that they are sugarcoating the situation in Xinjiang. By sugarcoating I mean that ...
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Is "unethical" content prohibited?

In most cases where "unethical content" is removed from posts, the problem isn't necessarily that such content is not allowed, or even that it's not ethical in the first place, but simply ...
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Why aren't disparaging remarks towards political outgroups treated as rude?

It might be easier to discuss this if you cite some excerpts of posts so they can be discussed for all to see. Nevertheless, as someone who declined some of those flags I can give you an answer ...
JJJ's user avatar
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When are comments on this site unfriendly or unkind?

It's difficult to define the threshold between normal and unkind/unfriendly comments in words. The practical definition is that everything that the mods delete as unfriendly is really unfriendly and ...
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Is promoting 'nationalism' agreeable under the Code of Conduct?

Any ethno-centric nationalism is racist. But if French (for example) believe that France is a great country because it gave the world a number of long-remembered authors, scientists and other thought ...
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Should the controversy of a bill be edited into a question?

When a name is problematic I think there is a bit of nuance in all of this. On the one hand, the official name may be relevant to identify what exactly we are referring to. On the other hand, the SE ...
JJJ's user avatar
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Is posting something offensive from a third party, "in order to debunk", in scope for this site?

JJJ has addressed the issue of the question's use of a racial slur, and since I can't see the meme anymore (even with 20k+) since imgur has removed it, I won't comment on that. I'd argue, though, that ...
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