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The recent US presidential election and its aftermath are very emotional for a lot of people. US society seems politically polarized like it wasn't since the civil war, and there appears to be a strong "us vs. them" mentality in many people. As a result, some people will nervously judge every word posted online meticulously looking for hidden dog ...


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It got closed because it appeared to be seeking a specific answer when you had cherry picked portions of the speech and highlighted a few sections that appeared to want to show what you wanted. Once the question was edited to remove any appearances of searching for the answer you wanted the problems it had got solved. In the end as it is now I think it is an ...


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Users with 5,000 reputation or more can share graphs from the site analytics but for the number of questions, we also have the Stack Exchange Data Explorer. This graph (source) shows the number of questions per day (averaged over a week). Yes, the number of questions spiked during the elections, but since then the situation returned to normal 2020 levels.


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I think your downvotes both here and there are more about your own misrepresentations or misinterpretations. You start off with a pretty aggressive tone and never stop to reflect on what others provide to you as feedback. I don't personally believe that points to the user-base here being biased, but rather the OP themselves. I was not around to witness this ...


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This is a type of question that tends to get downvotes. The structure is : The reason for a certain law is X Y and Z. But X Y and Z are not good reasons for this law Therefore this law is wrong. Prove me wrong... There are lots of questions like this about drug law What's the point of legalising dangerous drugs in some states in the US? Why are many ...


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Without concerning ourselves on meta with the actual content of these tweets, should content removed from other sites by hosting companies be automatically considered off-topic for Politics Stack Exchange? While I agree with your self-answer in general, I think it's more of a gradual slope where questions can become off-topic. Specifically, I think there ...


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I don't think that such questions would be very useful for this website, because the answers would be mostly speculative. We can not read the mind of the editor who chose this picture, so we can not answer reliably what they want to intentionally convey with this image and what's just coincidence. If one really tried, then you could interpret something into ...


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As I am the source of more than one of your picked snippets, allow me to give a portion of my thought process. My first view of this question came when it had been modified at least twice. It, at that time, had two answers which I happened to feel were very well written. One was written by CDJB (of whom I cannot express my admiration enough, for their ...


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While I believe that the question is not appropriate in its current form and was thus correctly closed, I have decided to not yet delete it. The reason is that I believe that the question can still be salvaged into a useful question by removing the questions about whether subjective labels apply and focusing on the objective sub-questions it asks. I started ...


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For what's worth it, since I have access, the analytics page gives this graph for traffic: There was a spike surrounding the election day and there seems to one now as well, but otherwise the traffic was not out of the ordinary in this time frame. On the sources sub-page, which only works for one month prior (and it's just a pie chart), about 2/3 of the ...


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No, it's not. (See how uninformative an answer to such a q can be?) To copy my earlier comments here regarding the "Is Twitter biased" question, slightly edited for clarity: What I was trying to convey in my comments on the question before we were... ahem... interrupted (by the question being deleted) is that a question that simply asks for a ...


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Context is king, in this case in more ways than one. We get thinly-disguised opinion pieces (and some that dismiss with even the pretense of being a question) all the time. We get questions that are searching for a specific answer all the time. We get questions that, while acceptable in and of themselves, are by their nature bound to generate those kinds of ...


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Politics is still in beta. It currently has around 7 questions a day and an answer ratio of 2.3 which isn't bad, but also not that high. If we were to split politics into two or more subs, that rate would likely go down significantly and would likely result in one or more of the subs remaining in beta indefinitely (or being closed completely). On the other ...


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I guess I should self answer. No, a "what did they say" question cannot be off-topic unless the person in the question and what they're talking about is clearly not political. The linked existing meta about Fox New commentators makes clear that the statements of political actors are on topic. And there isn't really a much bigger political actor ...


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I also do not see why this question was closed, for the reasons outlined: it would be a useful resource, unlikely to promote any great conflict or debate, and clearly on-topic for the site. I have some suspicions, though, which are worth raising for consideration by the community. I know the following to be true: There is a pervasive bias against political ...


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I did not vote to close, but a general issue with a question of this type: Why would someone say X? is that it can easily be too broad and thus admit no clear best answer if "someone" isn't even remotely specified. In fact, the 3 answers you've received kinda illustrate this problem as they all propose different explanations, from different "...


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