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I agree the display name was in very poor taste and obviously intended to troll and/or offend people on the site. I reverted it to the user's previous one.


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Apologies. I declined your flag by mistake. I must have clicked the wrong button. I removed the comment now. Unfortunately, I cannot change the status of your flag.


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It's obviously inappropriate, and the user in question should be forced to remove the reference at minimum. Aside from being obviously offensive given the implication that the user is awaiting her death with glee, it's likely designed simply to troll democrats on the site.


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Part of the problem has been people Sealioning (a type of bad-faith) the issue on multiple sites. In Charcoal (anti-spam project) we track mentions of the Holocaust. An excellent example happened here two weeks ago with this post asking a seriously incendiary question. As such, I've tended to err on the side of caution with regards to questions about anti-...


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Frankly I don't think there's much to be gained by closing a question just because it questions a practice that people consider to be racist. As long as they're not maliciously disparaging anyone or any groups, the question should probably stand. And in case you're wondering how you detect whether someone is being malicious or not, you can use context ...


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Yes, but we should be careful about two things: Only close questions if they're actually asking if something is an impeachable offense if committed by the US president. There may be other similar questions and we should check if the dupe target actually answers the question. If there are subquestions that are not covered by the dupe target then we should ...


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As I mentioned in a comment under the question, I think it's still too broad even when narrowed down to a single country: @Matcha_boy98 it's still pretty broad. How a country makes policy is quite complex, too much for an answer here. Consider for example this Wikipedia article on the Government of Japan. I suggest reading such articles first and then ...


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I think asking for a salary table of government employees is rather stretching the scope of the site. You might argue it's a matter of government policy how much government employees are paid but I think it opens the door to a lot of uninteresting questions that are only tangentially related to politics. While there is a police tag, it's mostly used, like ...


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I don't think we need to make more of it than it actually is. Editing itself is not something to be discouraged, unless it's excessive. If you think there's abuse, flag it for mod attention and explain. The mods can keep track of what's going on even if things are deleted and without accusing people in the open when it's just an accusation. Note that abuse ...


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That question was flagged because the revision history included the supposed name of the person the question was about, and apparently, that name is being kept hidden, so I figured we might as well be on the save side and not have the name in the question.


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In general, no. I don't think this helps others find the question, nor is it very useful when you stumble upon the question. In some exceptional cases a date may be helpful, for example when it's a much publicized deadline (e.g. the 29th of March 2019, at one point Brexit deadline or December 2019 election to refer to the upcoming UK election). If we do ...


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Don't roll back bumping edits. Mod flag Edits like that should be mod flagged so a moderator can review them. Normally I would wait until a pattern has emerged, but the user is transparent about why they are doing it. Bumping is not allowed (it's more common to post a NAA but edits do the same thing)


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No. Looking at the politics.SE stats, the site isn't doing so well on "questions per day", so incentivizing asking questions seems like a good thing. That doesn't necessarily mean that it will help us get out of beta status, but I think more high quality questions can help the community in general. The "answer ratio" is also not that great here, and more ...


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Amusingly one of my first contributions to an Electronics SE question resulted in the mods locking down my answer because they thought I was editing it to bump it to the main page (which I had no idea how it worked at the time). So yeah, mods can do that. Whether it's always the appropriate thing to do... it depends, I suppose.


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I think you'd have to ask yourself for each possible tag if it improves the site or not. A tag improves the site if it helps users and visitor find questions. A tag doesn't improve the site if it harms findability. Whether it does, especially with events that are likely to end soon (trump-impeachment probably won't continue for decades), mostly depends on ...


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I believe that you misunderstood this question. While the leaked draft of the Labour manifesto was the trigger for the question, the quesition itself is about whether or not this is possible to do according to EU rights. The legal situation does not change whether or not this proposal is actually seriously pursued or not. But I am actually making the same ...


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I made that edit because I kept seeing multiple identical-seeming questions pop-up in the "related questions" section on the right. (well, not that specific one, but the habit of editing some time/date info into titles) I thought it was the best course of action for questions which get asked and answered without being merged/closed multiple times, but with ...


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I, as the user who is responsible for this, and all that plagiarism, sockpuppetry, and Nico-nico-nii'ing, etc. will add to what other users had said. Right after the "triple threat" suspension, I got extremely desperate - I scheduled my Music SE (year) and Meta SE (month) accounts for deletion, and let my suspension on Music Fans SE (week) age away. ...


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While you might come from a filter-bubble where Trump's corruption is an undisputed fact, other members of this community come from filter-bubbles where the opposite is considered truth. For that reason you can not assume that "Trump is corrupt" is just an axiom on which you can build a question. And no, adding a hundred reputable sources which "prove" ...


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It appears that the author's intention was to create a dupe-target for general questions about the powers of the British monarch. This is a good intention. When there are question which sound slightly different but always receive the same answer, then creating a new question which covers them all, posting a good answer to it, and closing all the old ...


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But I thought minor bump edits weren't an issue and weren't supposed to be discouraged ? I'm puzzled. If the policy hasn't changed since I asked that meta question 4 years ago, just ignore the minor edit. If it has changed, then pardon me.


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As long as politics stackexchange does not stand on its own, I'd argue that the (potential) benefit of using the same rules as the main site outweighs the (potential) drawbacks of using +10/+10. This argument of mine becomes irrelevant if/when the bulk of new politics users come here from other sources than hot network questions.


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Is there no "edit without bump" option? Even if it was only available for mods, it could be useful for stuff like this. (or allowing mods to rollback the bump time along with rolling back the edit.) Though, you'd likely have to have another page where you can sort questions by last edit time rather than last bump time. Probably not the right place to ...


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There are a few problems with attacking this question: 1) The question is whether keeping a specific view makes one an antisemitic or not. The research question indeed looks problematic, as there is nothing unusual that any ethnic minority may feel greater loyalty to their own ethnic group, than to the government that they consider as somewhat foreign. ...


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One option that LangLangC also suggested is to leave a comment to clarify the flag reason, then flag it to the low-quality queue. Whether you flag it NAA, LQ, or RA depends on the case. If the reason is so complicated that it cannot be solved by other users or it has passed the normal queues already but you still think action is needed, then you can use a ...


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