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I responded to your question after it received a rude or abusive flag. I don't think it is rude per se, but I found two other issues: The question is about history, not politics. In the comments you seem to be defending the position that a Jewish state should have been established in Germany after WW2 (you left 11 comments). That's political activism, ...


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This could actually be solved soon as they are looking to unpin the accepted answer and sort by question score as the default which would put a bad accepted answer lower in the ranking. Should accepted answers still be pinned to the top of the list of answers?


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I'd say no. This isn't a site purely about US politics, and many other countries have mechanisms in place to try and ensure fair creation of election districts (terminology may vary from place to place). As such, there are plenty of questions that might reasonably be asked about redriscting that have nothing to do with gerrymandering. Gerrymandering is the ...


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I would argue in favor of making them synonyms because it is in the eye of the beholder which is which. The ones doing the gerrymandering probably call it redistricting while those who oppose the outcome of gerrymandered districts call it gerrymandering. Rules to prevent gerrymandering explicitly are also rules on redistricting so there seems to be a lot of ...


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I would say no because of the nature of gerrymandering makes it something that it would be good to have a tag to clarify it is about that specifically.


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I deleted some comments on that question, because they did not fulfill the purposes outlined in the description of the commenting privilege. Remember that comments are for discussing how the question/answer itself can be improved or to add relevant information. They are not for debates about the subject matter of the question.


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The brand guide does not have any particular authority for Stack Exchange contributors, any more than a company's brand guide does. Branding guidelines are supposed to govern how people associated with a brand (employees, partners, and so on) present the brand to outside parties. They have no bearing on how other people refer to the brand. For example, if ...


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How the question was deleted The question was deleted because three users with 2k reputation or higher, or one moderator voted to delete the question. How to fix your question As you mentioned in your post, you asked a ‘list question’, which is off topic because it needs more focus (a close reason). The way to make it on topic is instead of asking what are ...


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I think generally the answer should be 'no' unless the organized crime is so influential as to interfere in political processes, e.g. corrupt politicians etc. All your three examples don't seem to rise to that level. I could see valid questions on drug cartels (and similar organizations) on how they affect local or even national power etc. Feuds between ...


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I'm not sure that unpinning is really needed here. Answers on politics rarely become "outdated" like they do on SO and the other technical sites, especially not on the same time scales. Yes, there are lots of cases where there are answers with more votes than the accepted answer, but I don't think that's actually evidence of needing unpinning, but ...


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I feel like there should be ('should' is a funny word) a hybrid model here which weights the accepted answer as higher scoring than it's actual votes, but does not automatically pin that response. For the reasons discussed, bias and low quality can appear in both accepted and high-scoring responses. SE's model is a little optimistic about human interaction, ...


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I looked at the data a bit using this SEDE query. There are 704 questions where the accepted answer is outscored by another answer. In 486 questions the difference in score between the accepted answer and the highest scoring answer is at least 3. Of those questions where the accepted answer is outscored, in 28 cases the accepted answer has a negative score. ...


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I like the idea of going by score only as for the most part the accepted answer will have the highest score. However there will be times when an answer is accepted because it was what the OP wanted to hear even if it might not be a good answer.


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As far as I can tell, opinion-based means that a proper answer to the question must include the author's own personal opinions. Is the European Union good for Europe? Was the U.S. assassination of Qasem Soleimani justified? What is Donald Trump's biggest flaw? Those questions are opinion-based. I would answer them no, no, and his narcissism. No one could ...


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I suggest making railroad and public-transport synonyms of transportation. The "common sense" solution for the infrastructure overlap is: If an infrastructure question involves transportation elements only, use the transportation tag. Otherwise, use the infrastructure tag. I can see no reason to use both. But, note that, currently, 5 questions use ...


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As it happens, not always. Posts sometimes ask supplementary questions. If the main or only question, ask "has there ever been" then yes. If asked in a supplementary question, then no. For example, in Would it be possible to implement a policy that forbids promotion of brands in media?, the main question asks about a policy; but the supplementary ...


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One example of a fully loaded tag set is a question about the House and Senate rules regarding the impeachment of a US president that could use eight tags. These would include: united-states house-rules and senate-rules impeachment president house-of-representatives, senate and congress Note that having used five relevant tags, there is no room for the ...


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No, I don't think this is necessary because we are still on beta site rep requirements. As such, a user needs only 1000 rep to edit posts. Editing community wiki posts requires only 100 rep, which means that any new user who has received the association bonus on another site is afforded the privilege (unless they lost some reputation on this site). From a ...


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