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I added the notice because your answer was attracting many flags and comments (see also Ekadh Singh's answer which explains the purpose of the notice). Most of these interactions were not constructive: The answer was flagged as: 'Rude or abusive', "misinformation", and propaganda. There was a debate in comments about the use of the term 'bottle ...


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The difference is that in the questions that were well received, the group in question is a political party with an ideology, policy positions, and ample targeted polling. In your question, you’re asking about the motivations of individuals, which is the definition of the close reason. Look at those 4 questions you used as examples: in 2-4, the group is ...


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I think you misunderstood the meaning of the controversial post notice. The notice said Controversial Post — You may use comments ONLY to suggest improvements. You may use answers ONLY to provide a solution to the specific question asked below. Moderators will remove debates, arguments or opinions without notice. Using comments only to suggest improvements ...


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In this specific instance this behavior is a dead ringer for a known troll that crops up every once in a while. Specifically, the inflammatory image or link the user supposedly stumbled over with the request to "refute" it for the greater good. Here's a brief sampling from a quick regex looking for the word "refute", if you checked the ...


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I've liaised with moderators on the History stack, and we both feel that the question fits better on that site - the question is explicitly looking for historical examples and while the current event in Belarus is undeniably political, the question isn't really focused on the political aspects of the event. On the other hand, History's help center mentions &...


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I deleted the question after it was flagged as rude/abusive. The main reason that the rude/abusive flag holds is because it contains a racial slur (the orange text on the left), which I won't repeat here. This could have been resolved if the question was framed on the figures in the sources without the picture ever being mentioned. I don't think it's ...


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I think it would be possible to ask such question while state a clear point in time for when the question applies. For example: What did President Bob Bobson accomplish on (issue) after one year in office? What did President Bob Bobson accomplish on (issue) during his first term? What did former President Bob Bobson accomplish on (issue) during his ...


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I think it would be off-topic because the question as phrased is primarily not about governments, policies and political processes as defined in the Help Center. While the Israel-Palestine conflict is in scope, questions asking how that conflict affects "technical and business" aspects of a social media app are not. Of course there is a political ...


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I think you raise many different points which together may be annoying, while they don't have to be individually. Following your points, I'd counter them as follows: Yes, edits should improve the post. In fairness though, even a tag-only edit, updating a broken link or fixing a spelling error is an improvement. While we encourage fixing as many mistakes as ...


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I'd like to ask a question about the mass downvoting of a certain app and its effects on the technical and business levels. The motives for the people participating in a downvoting campaign are not relevant for the effects on the technical and business levels. So I don't think that this is a question about politics and political processes as defined in the ...


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For a question like this I would suggest a new answer for every new session of the senate. As it stands you are going to have an ever changing list where people will get added and removed as time goes on. One of the problems with this list is you may have a senator who was the first in their family to enter politics but could now be considered part of a ...


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Meme: This room has been automatically frozen for inactivity. Originator: Feeds. Cultural Height: When the room falls silent. Background: Feeds is one of our more active chat users. Besides posting some feed items, its main objective is to freeze our chat room. Related: Should we unfreeze Politics chat?


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JJJ has addressed the issue of the question's use of a racial slur, and since I can't see the meme anymore (even with 20k+) since imgur has removed it, I won't comment on that. I'd argue, though, that the question would have been off-topic even if there wasn't a Code of Conduct violation: Someone posted the following infographic to reddit before it was ...


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I agree with the answer by Joe W that a fixed cutoff date would be counter-productive. For me, the criteria about whether a question belongs on Politics or on History is whether or not the answer is still relevant for the politics of today. For example, when most of the people involved in an event are no longer actively participating in politics, then that ...


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I don't think there is a cutoff date wise but rather what the question is asking. If it is asking more about events in general it might be history. However if it is asking more about the political side it might still be valid here. The content should be more important than how long ago the content of the question occurred. It should also be remembered that ...


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This will depend on what the question is asking. It is possible for it to fit on both sites, one of them or neither of them. Don't judge a question solely by the topic of the question, in this case poverty, but the details of what it is asking. There are plenty of cases where a question would fit on multiple sites and that isn't a bad thing. Though your ...


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What should our policy be? Allow reference requests without an actual question, but require all answers to summarize why the reference satisfies the request. The tag information for reference-request suggests such questions are permitted. Questions seeking books, websites, articles, papers, research, or downloadable content on any topic about politics. ...


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What should our policy be? Close all reference requests that do not pose an actual question to be answered. (Such questions are inconsistent with the position of Stack Exchange.) When answering a question, the sense of [reference-request] is an addition to the question. Any source may be used to answer the question, as usual; but an effort should be made to ...


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I would consider things like that out of scope of this site for 3 reasons. Generally people posting things like that don't care about the facts so a fact check won't stop them from believing it or spreading it. This could lead to a never ending list of things we need to fact check and debunk as there is a never end of these types of memes created At worst ...


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Narcissism The well received questions you cited are all broadly about the left-right divide in the United States. Questions about that provide those answering the opportunity to indulge in discussing their own political identity as well as the identity of people they don't agree with. That also creates a bandwagoning effect where those answering who don't ...


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It depends on what the question is about. If it is about something that the person can directly control it is probably safe to ask about it sooner. However if it is about something that the person does not control directly it is probably better to wait. If you look at the question that you referenced there is a lot of it that is outside of his direct control ...


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I would have hoped this would be fixed by now, almost 4 years later, but it isn’t. Recently, this question got 8 upvotes and only 2 downvotes. This is an incredibly opinionated question, and I can’t see how anybody wouldn’t recognize this. Some quotes to prove my point: “Mindless terrorism aside” you can’t miss this one, it’s the first three words in the ...


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