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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 ...
Dmitry Grigoryev's user avatar
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Why was my accepted answer deleted?

Update: just noting some developments... The disputed answer was deleted again roughly two weeks ago (beginning of March 2020); after gaining more experience on this site, I honestly don't think it's ...
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Why was my answer to Slavery in the Sudan deleted due to 'plaigarism'?

As I indicated in my mod message reply, you should provide full attribution per the help center guidance on referencing material by others. Your post did not include a link to the original source. ...
JJJ's user avatar
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Why has this answer been deleted?

What was wrong with this answer? When I read this answer, I noticed that it was written in an unusually stilted tone which is very uncommon for Stack Exchange answers but more fitting for a wiki or ...
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What happened to this answer?

The user that posted the answer either deleted their account themselves, or had their account deleted or destroyed. When an account is deleted, all contributions with a negative score are also deleted ...
CDJB's user avatar
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Why has my post on Maximal Wage Policies been accused of plaigarism when I've explicitly acknowledged Wikipedia as a source

When quoting from an external source, then you should: Make clear what's copied from the external source and what's your own work. You can do that by marking it as a blockquote (> before each ...
Philipp's user avatar
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Why was the answer that Poland and USA have the capability and motive to destroy Nord Stream deleted?

I deleted your answer because you posted a mostly identical answer before and then deleted it. Please don't do that. When you deleted your answer by accident, then you can just undelete it. When you ...
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What is the reason for deleting this users' answer at "Is paying for ex-staff's silence a legal use of campaign funds?"

The second answer was deleted because it was almost the same as the previous answer which was deleted by 3 trusted users after receiving a large number of downvotes. The community self-moderation ...
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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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Problematic deletion by moderator; reasoned answer marked as 'spam, rude, or abusive'

I deleted this post as inappropriate for this website because it made generalizing and insulting accusations about a political faction of people. It contained phrases like: For [politician] and his ...
Philipp's user avatar
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Why was my answer to the question "Why is China interested in supporting the Taliban?" deleted?

I responded to your answer after it received a rude or abusive flag. I don't think it is rude per se, but I found other issues. At the time there was one comment by Ekadh Singh - Reinstate Monica ...
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Why was this answer deleted through direct moderator vote instead of low quality queue / normal delete vote?

I deleted the answer because it was not an answer to the question. The question is asking for reasons stated by politicians of the Democrats. The answer was giving reasons stated by John Oliver (a ...
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Why was my accepted answer deleted?

If I handled a deletion flag on that answer, I would probably decline the flag. In fact, there was a VLQ flag on that answer which got declined by a different moderator. That answer was deleted ...
Sam I am says Reinstate Monica's user avatar
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Is there a way to get information on my closed and deleted questions and answers?

A desire for revenge is not tolerated on this site, @guest271314. Instead of focusing oneself on hurting other users who voted to close posts, one should see if these posts can be improved. Other ...
Be Brave Be Like Ukraine's user avatar
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Why were answers deleted at a question addressing South Africa and "white farmers"?

There are at least two more answers on that question that should be deleted or heavily edited, for the simple fact that they do not attempt to answer the question or spend far more time editorializing ...
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Why was my highly upvoted answer just deleted? Was it retaliation?

This answer is more of a comment on Sam I Am's answer and their reasoning for deleting the answer, since I think it's safe to discount the idea that it's some sort of Monica-related retribution. I'm ...
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Repeated unwarranted deletions?

Assuming you are asking about the deletion of your recent answer to the question on COVID lockdowns, I was not the mod who deleted your answer, but I have looked at it. The post was flagged as 'not an ...
JJJ's user avatar
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Please may I appeal to the Community to restore my deleted answer?

I don't think your answer addresses the question. The question asks about US aid to Israel. Your answer, while very long, seems to bring up all sorts of related matters but it doesn't address US aid. ...
JJJ's user avatar
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Why is a factual statement about Trump, backed by wikipedia articles, labeled "personal opinion" by a mod?

If you look at the second sentence it appears to be the problem. The GOP elected Donald Trump as presidential candidate and continues to stand by him. To sane non-cynicists, Trump is unacceptable on ...
Joe W's user avatar
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Moderator single-handedly deleting my highly-upvoted answer. Is this okay?

The first part of the answer, the first three sentences, addresses the question: I can answer from the Russian perspective. In Russan men's rights movement people believe that Feminists are people ...
JJJ's user avatar
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Should qualified partial answers be deleted?

No. Partial answers can stand. They are useful.
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Why was my posted answer deleted instead of just advise to reword in a comment?

I can understand why it's deleted. Even if an answer kinda sorta answers the question, if its main focus is to speak at length about some other issue that's tangentially related to the question, then ...
Sam I am says Reinstate Monica's user avatar
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Answer was improperly deleted; Neither rude nor spam

Whoever deleted this answer did the right thing. It is an incoherent piece that primarily displays prejudice and racism. It does that through a short string of allusions rather than bringing forth ...
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Strange removal of a decent answer

This seems to be a co-incidence of several events in a row: There was a content dispute about one of the user's answers (see this Meta post) Instead of editing their answers, as the community ...
Be Brave Be Like Ukraine's user avatar
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Why has this answer been deleted?

The deletion wasn't about not having enough citations, but about including text from other sources without indicating that they are quoted, without attribution, and in violation of the copyright of ...
tim's user avatar
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What was deemed "rude or abusive" at user rs.29's answer that has been deleted by moderator at What are the main arguments made for White Nationalism?

The "rude or abusive" flag links to the Code of Conduct. Regarding this specific answer, this section is relevant: No bigotry. We don’t tolerate any language likely to offend or alienate people ...
tim's user avatar
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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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