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You've failed utterly to even attempt to provide any sort of evidence that the aforementioned answer, in its original form, violates the Code of Conduct in any way. What it seems to me, rather, is that you object to the content of said answer, and are effectively attempting to have that content censored by using the CoC as a hammer to do so. Ironically, this ...


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To the contrary, I think there is a pro-US bias. Here, merely asking if the US has a basis for accusations against China gets my Question closed: "The primary purpose of this question appears to be to promote or discredit a specific political cause, group or politician". But this Question inviting speculation on China's secret malign motives is OK ...


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Politics is naturally contentious. People depend a lot on their political context; they want things like stability, safety, liberty, healthy environments, opportunities, etc, that can only be granted by and through the other citizens around them, and thus can only be effectively regulated and structured by a government. So all decisions that might incur ...


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I personally don't think we need to prepare a list of things that are banned in advance, there's no way such a list could be comprehensive and would need to always evolve in order to encompass whatever the newest transgression of the day is. Comments That said, my answer to this question is that the policy for such comments should be the same as the general ...


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I am unwilling to answer your title's question (what is the policy). I have my own personal opinion, but it's colored by distribution of site's demographics and voting (including highly upvoted popular opinions that are literally contradicted by statistics or examples in real life). However, I can answer your body's question (what should the policy be). The ...


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I want to spell out what the core of this dispute is, because I think that will help you guys as you try to establish policy about answers like mine. So... There is an essential confusion about what constitutes a 'discussable' group, not just here but generally. There are many groups that we are perfectly comfortable discussing politically: political parties;...


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Not rude or abusive per the CoC I just flagged an answer that literally just said pretty much "The reason for X is because Left is rational and right is irrational", using a lot of randomly picked statements (can't even call them facts, because they are just that guy's personal opinions on which of his preferred ideological positions are rational)....


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It's not a CoC violation. It's not smart by any stretch, but a CoC violation would have been a direct attack. Something along the lines of All [members of this political party] should die in a dumpster fire What Ted posted was more of a diatribe. It's not untrue, but he's juxtaposing his cariacatures of the Right so he has a straw-man to knock down in his ...


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Because sometimes people aren't rational. In fact, I'd argue that people are rarely rational, liberals and highly-educated people included. Most of our behavior is driven by factors other than pure, cold rationality ‚Äď things like religion, tribalism, nationalism, patriotism, and the desire for the respect of our friends and neighbors, to name just a few. If ...


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It's worth noting that the Reversal badge has been retired, in favor of the new Lifejacket and Lifeboat badges. More details in this blog post. The point is that these new badges focus on improving the question as well; it needs to have a positive score in the end for the badges to be awarded. Just posting a good answer to a bad question isn't enough. Note ...


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I reopened it. I added the summary-request tag because you're asking about background information for protests against this specific nominee. As such, I think it's the scope is sufficiently narrowed down to get useful answers.


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These tags should not be combined. Race refers to matters either pertaining to, or believed rightly or wrongly to pertain to, genes and ethnicity -- usually irrespective of age, sex, income, or vital statistics. Whereas demographics deals with vital statistics, and data about varying subsets of populations chiefly of interest to marketers, insurers, ...


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First of all, I did not use my moderator powers to delete the answer. I cast the 3rd delete vote, which any user with 2k+ reputation could have done. So I did not act in my capacity as a moderator here, I acted in the capacity of any regular high-reputation user. Is this moderator just deleting things he disagrees with? No, I do not. I voted to delete ...


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Assuming you are asking about the deletion of your recent answer to the question on COVID lockdowns, I was not the mod who deleted your answer, but I have looked at it. The post was flagged as 'not an answer'. There were two other users who cast delete votes and two other users who recommended deletion in the low quality post queue. Another mod cast the ...


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To JamesK's point, I don't like tags that are supersets of another tag. By this definition, every question tagged with "war" should also be tagged with "armed-conflict" and finding questions about "non-war armed conflicts" would involve doing a search for armed-conflict but NOT war, I think this touches on an important point. ...


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"conflict" should be got rid of for the reasons you give. "Armed conflict" seems to be a superset of "war". I'd keep these separate. The reasons given in the earlier discussion still apply "terrorism" as a tag has its own problems (the old "your terrorist is my freedom fighter") So I'd get rid of "...


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There don't seem to be any objections, and it seems sensible to me, so I went ahead and created the synonym.


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I voted to close that question because as too broad because the powers of the Presidency are vast and, often, vaguely defined. So the answer to any question that amounts to "what could the President have done" is going to be both immensely broad, and, likely, opinion based since people have different opinions on what they expect the President to do....


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Congratulations to all candidates. An election can be a stressful process, and you have all handled it wonderfully. CDJB and JJJ, welcome to the team!


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Thank you for voting and participating, everyone! Congratulations CDJB, I'm looking forward to working with you and the moderation team as well. As others have pointed out, these are going to be some interesting times. With this team and the vigilant community at large, I'm sure we can take on the challenge and maybe even grow our userbase along the way.


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Bravo and Good Luck to the winners, CDJB & JJJ! The voters made capital choices! (Or perhaps most voters are capitalists...)


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Congrats to both of you, CDJB and JJJ! I'm very confident the two of you will both make really good moderators. Thanks for helping keep the site clean.


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Wow, thank you to the community for your support, and especially to the other candidates for stepping up! Congratulations also to JJJ, I'm looking forward to working with you and the rest of the moderation team! :)


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I've just reordered the text of the answer to lead with the actual answer, leaving the proposal as an addendum. Then voted to reopen. (Meta spends too much time on pro/con justifications and not enough on improvements. Our resources are finite. It's like teaching a youngster how to tie his shoes. One could take hours to attentively lecture him on ...


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I voted to delete your answer as a high reputation user. In a comment under this question, you point to a paragraph in your answer, the one starting with "But you asked why.". While it seems like you're turning to the actual question at that point, I don't think you do. That paragraph tries to convince us why (direct quote): Politicians and ...


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Generally speaking, political theory is meta-politics. If a question is about a specific political outcome, institution, or event (or even classes of such), that's political science proper; if a question is about political systems or abstract ideologies, you've gotten into political theory. We can divide both these up into subcategories: political science ...


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It's always a good idea to look at highly up voted questions. Two tags come to mind here: summary-request: Questions explaining concepts (e.g. sovereignty), organisations (e.g. the EU) or events (e.g. Brexit) in simple terms without assuming much prior knowledge of the subject These summary requests are meant as introductions to a subject. It's hard to ...


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