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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. Posting a link in a comment is not proper attribution. Specifically, attribution should clearly indicate to the reader which parts are taken from another source ...


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I responded to your question after it received a rude or abusive flag. I don't think it is rude per se, but I found two other issues: The question is about history, not politics. In the comments you seem to be defending the position that a Jewish state should have been established in Germany after WW2 (you left 11 comments). That's political activism, ...


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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 which stated: The first paragraph is just a rant against America. The last sentence is all opinion. The last two sentences are irrelevant. Also, your first ...


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Yes, I think this is a perfectly valid question for Politics Stack Exchange.


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Part of the problem with list questions is in how they are answered with multiple answers that contain partial information and not a single answer. In the case of the question you linked that is apparent. The first and accepted answer lists two people and gives supporting evidence around that. The second answer on the question includes the same people in the ...


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I am going to say this is not something that would apply to us as I don't see any of our tags as being able to take advantage of different versions.


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Code markdown should only be used for code or other text that will not be rendered properly otherwise. There are other formatting tools that should be used for emphasis as suggested by that question. There is a highly downvoted answer on that question saying it is okay which suggests that using markdown for emphasis is not okay. accepted answer on meta ...


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I deleted some comments on that question, because they did not fulfill the purposes outlined in the description of the commenting privilege. Remember that comments are for discussing how the question/answer itself can be improved or to add relevant information. They are not for debates about the subject matter of the question.


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Should posts be tagged CW depending mostly on the whim of the poster, or should there be some kind of guideline for this? I turned a few posts into community wiki posts at the request of the original poster and I declined one of your flags to revert those. As I understand it, users are free to decide whether they want the post linked to their account in the ...


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I am going to say no to this as I think the reason for unpinning the accepted answer applies to the meta site just as it applies to the main site. Overall I don't think there are going to be many cases where the accepted answer is not the highest scoring one. In those cases I think we will end up confusing users if they see different behavior on the main and ...


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Note this is a side proposal to Joe W’s answer, if that doesn’t get implemented than this proposal is moot. I propose that we make the questions community wiki, in addition to the answer. I propose we do this because it is the same policy that Math stack exchange has. Also, I propose we add some kind of note to the Question asking people to add their ...


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I think that community wiki should be used for answers where you would like to invite other users to add more information. It's useful for answers where the original author only has partial information and would like to invite other users to fill in the gaps. Or for "list-style" answers with a list of examples where the author would like to invite ...


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The brand guide does not have any particular authority for Stack Exchange contributors, any more than a company's brand guide does. Branding guidelines are supposed to govern how people associated with a brand (employees, partners, and so on) present the brand to outside parties. They have no bearing on how other people refer to the brand. For example, if ...


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I would say no because of the nature of gerrymandering makes it something that it would be good to have a tag to clarify it is about that specifically.


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I believe that code formatting for text that isn’t code should not be allowed. I believe this because it makes it more difficult for screen readers to understand posts, and there is little to gain. I believe that it makes it more difficult for screen readers to understand posts because of Discussion on Arqade meta Answer on main meta [Using backticks is] ...


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I'd say no. This isn't a site purely about US politics, and many other countries have mechanisms in place to try and ensure fair creation of election districts (terminology may vary from place to place). As such, there are plenty of questions that might reasonably be asked about redriscting that have nothing to do with gerrymandering. Gerrymandering is the ...


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I would argue in favor of making them synonyms because it is in the eye of the beholder which is which. The ones doing the gerrymandering probably call it redistricting while those who oppose the outcome of gerrymandered districts call it gerrymandering. Rules to prevent gerrymandering explicitly are also rules on redistricting so there seems to be a lot of ...


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This could actually be solved soon as they are looking to unpin the accepted answer and sort by question score as the default which would put a bad accepted answer lower in the ranking. Should accepted answers still be pinned to the top of the list of answers?


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(This answer will only cover CW answers, as CW questions are normally far less common since they can only be created by mods) CW answers should only be created when it’s really difficult to fully answer a question, so you create a partial answer that others can easily contribute too. One fairly recent example of this is this answer. Some citations to back ...


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I think we should take a stricter approach. The approach should be based around the following guidance from the What types of questions should I avoid asking? in the help center: To prevent your question from being flagged and possibly removed, avoid asking subjective questions where … every answer is equally valid: “What’s your favorite ______?” Of ...


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One measure of the problem(s) of list questions in general is if the lists have a (single) natural and objective ordering, or if the ordering is subjective and/or dynamic. A question could also specify the desired ordering, and boundaries limiting the number of relevant list items are helpful too under the current SE software. For example "Which US ...


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That one could be turned into a community wiki, but I agree that the Q should limit by some criterion what should be added in answers. I thought it would not be too controversial to answer with people in the top 5 richest, even if the Q as posed didn't have a limiting criterion. I'll note that sometimes even for "single item" question it's ...


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Before discussing synonyms, I think we have to ask ourselves what these tags are for. Neither tag has guidance on how it should be used, so I think that can be problematic. Of course, voters and the electorate are both common in politics. You might say many questions involving elections somehow relate to voters. That doesn't mean it's a useful tag. We should ...


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