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When I happened upon the question, I noticed that the later answers were both opinionated and unsupported. There were also more than a handful overly chatty comments. A troubling pattern, and one that strongly hinted the question was past the point where the extra attention of the HNQ was of any benefit. Why not protect it? Protecting a question is a ...


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Hot Network Questions attract bad answers and bad comments, especially when they're about partisan current events like this one. While that question has one great answer and a few good answers (all of which were posted early on), its also attracting bad answers and lots of bad comments, most of which amounted to "Americans are stupid", which have to be ...


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There was a comment by the initial close-voter; I can't remember it exactly, but it was to the effect of: The UK and US are similar enough politically that the answer will be the same. Unfortunately, they edited that comment into the auto-generated "Does this answer your question?" comment, which gets deleted once the question is closed, so you must not ...


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1) I would tend to agree with you that the question was fine, but so were Philipps actions. The community obviously disagreed about the question being fine, 5 members closed the question and it was heavily downvoted. Philipp tried to help by improving the question and using his mod-powers to reopen the edited question. You didn't want that help and ...


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I don't believe trying to spread FUD provides anyone with perspective. With such an outrageous claim, the amount of evidence in support of it would need to be overwhelming, pretty much nothing short of a smoking gun. Otherwise, the only thing either the question or the answer are doing for perspective is muddying the waters and adding to the noise. Have a ...


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I disagree with the previously accepted answer as to the names of the tags; these tags would be misleading given that the court and the convention are not EU institutions, but institutions of the Council of Europe. If we decide that the expanded versions of the acronyms should be used, then the correct tags should probably be european-court-of-human-rights ...


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Such a feature doesn't exist, and I don't think it should. When we have a question about a recent event, and that event fell out of the news cycle, then we should do one of two things with this question: Edit it to make it clear that it is a question about a specific historic situation. There is nothing wrong with having historic questions on the site. ...


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"comment sections are not a place for debates" That is correct. If you want to debate, go to reddit or a forum. The StackExchange sites (of which this is one) are descended from StackOverflow and share that site's goal to be a repository of specific and objective (as much as possible) questions and answers, not a place to discuss, debate, or hang out (the ...


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The migration was rejected by medical sciences stack exchange, so I reopened the question. When answering it, please try to avoid going into medical details.


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You were starting a discussion. As you should know by now, this website is not a discussion forum. If you want to suggest improvements to a question, please do that directly. Don't do it in form of a rhetorical question which will then incite debate.


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My objection: you rather gratuitously dropped "Kung FLu" in there, something that even Trump was skittish to endorse. Yes, you did that under the pretext of showing us the horrible "media bias". O RLY? As @tim reminded me, the post also contained the questionable phrase "Hollywood elite cabal — which includes many members of the media". Yes there was ...


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I voted to delete this answer as in my opinion it does not answer the question in the post title; "Why is Trump dubbing COVID-19 as the “Chinese virus” considered offensive, while many past epidemics have had similar naming schemes?". Instead it comes across to me as a rant which, although it provides an explanation as to why Trump uses this term, it does ...


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The "non-edits" you have linked to are actually edits, and this auto-reopening nomination works as intended. What reviewing users can do (in general) is reject trivial edits, especially to closed questions. I too often see users approving edits here that are no real improvement. Sometimes, this has no real downsides, but sometimes it does. Besides the ...


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Better idea: flag for a moderator. They are much better equipped to handle these types of situations. If the content is bad, then yes it should be closed and deleted. But this is independent of the OP starting an edit war. If you think the question is worthwhile, is should be kept, even if the OP is trying to start an edit war. Please, don't delete good ...


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To recap your "evidence": Pakistan thinks it might be a bioweapon Iran says it's a US bioweapon China says it's a US bioweapon You say you want refutation? Here you go Many Chinese people, even city dwellers, insist that freshly slaughtered poultry is tastier and more healthful than refrigerated or frozen meat. This is one of the major reasons China has ...


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I don't think a canonical answer would be useful. On its face, the homicide rate of Somalia is not a question about politics, but a trivial question about statistics, so it should be closed as off-topic. OP is likely trying to make a political point, but that's not what questions are for. Because of the persistent troll effort around this issue, I also ...


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I voted the post as Rude/Abusive because, in addition to the Somalia question that has popped up at least five times that I know of between Skeptics and Politics, it also came from a user with a bog-standard Fascism troll question. https://metasmoke.erwaysoftware.com/post/228929 If the community decides that a post is from the holocaust/fascism troll, I ...


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As someone who both approved quite a few of the edits which the question refers to, as well as someone who frequents the active questions feed, I am in two minds. All the tag edits which I've seen have been helpful and accurate, and therefore I have approved them from the review queue, however this does have the annoying effect of filling up the active feed. ...


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I can only find two instances of this question on Politics Stack Exchange: "What is the homicide rate in Somalia?" (deleted) from October 13 2019. "https://politics.stackexchange.com/questions/50918/does-somalia-have-a-low-homicide-rate" from today (March 12 2020) A comment on the first instance claims that the author asked the same question on other SE ...


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I believe that this was the comment you are referring to: To add a note as to why he is adamantly calling it the chinese virus. He stated it was a result of some officials in china at one point stating the us military may have caused the virus. He has adamantly called it the "chinese virus" at all chances as a result to combat a disinformation campaign. ...


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We can only guess what lead the five community members who voted to close this question, because none of them bothered to leave a comment to explain why they voted to close. My personal reaction to the question was that I found it quite intimidating. The only part of it which is actually question is this: Is there any contradiction or incongruity ...


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I believe that maintaining tags on old questions is an important service. Yes, it is a bit annoying that this results in these old questions getting pushed to the front-page. But that's a problem which affects all of Stack Exchange. By the way, if you only want to see new questions, then you could give the "Newest" questions page a try. It sorts questions ...


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No, and so no they shouldn't. There's bureaucratic processes outside of the civil service; particularly in legislatures.


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No, there's no such feature presently, i.e. mods can't just "flip a switch to turn on" something like that. And if you think or hope that the company is gonna implement such a feature just for P.SE, I direct you to my meta-rant on a related topic. Mods could lock down such questions, which would prevent all new edits of any kind, I think, but that would ...


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