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As the author of the answer that Swedish Architect (hereafter SA) takes exception to, I suppose I should offer my perspective... First, let me point out that SA has had a certain amount of input on my answer. If you look at the timeline of the answer, you'll see that SA offered an extensive edit on April 8, which I subsequently re-edited for balance, but ...


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Sometimes the approach taken towards improving something is important. Your comments would be more likely to have been received well if they looked like constructive criticism trying to improve an answer, rather than appearing to be an apologia for female genital mutilation. In addition, it's worth noting that the question is more like "Why has the US ...


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We already got a site on the Stack Exchange network for fact-checking notable claims, which includes conspiracy theories (as long as they are notable enough and falsifiable): Skeptics Stack Exchange


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You mention topics, like the holocoust, that must remain debatable in a democracy. And StackExchange is lagerly a democratic network. This may sound a little bit dramatic, but I would go so far that even if all resources of moderation are exhausted, it must be ensured that such topics can be discussed.


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First of all, discussion is already sort-of banned; see What types of questions should I avoid asking? . Second, questions about these topics are rightfully held to a higher standard on Stack Exchange. They must demonstrate some research in the topic and be (however hard that is to define) of 'academic' interest. We, all humans in this world, can't deny our ...


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The problem with this question is that it is a shopping question. Who decides which news sources are "representative"? How would the author of an answer counter arguments that the sources they picked are too left or too right or too whatever else? Every medium has some political slant. That's impossible to avoid. But when does a medium gets too ...


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Not everybody consumes Stack Exchange content the same way. Some people may want to subscribe to tag uyghurs and be notified by email whenever a new question on the topic is posted. Sure, searching for uyghurs is:question on Politics SE would accomplish the same. However, if one is interested in, say, 100 topics, who has the time to perform such searches 100 ...


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No - This tag does not currently add value First off, why do we have tags? The Help page lists two uses: Tags are a means of connecting experts with questions they will be able to answer by sorting questions into specific, well-defined categories. Tags can also be used to help you identify questions that are interesting or relevant to you. Although I ...


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It wasn't just Jontia's comment which got deleted. I deleted a total of 20 comments below that answer, of which only one was from Jontia. The comments I deleted were mostly a debate between two users which escalated into a petty verbal slapfight. My usual modus operandi in that case is to delete the whole comment chain which escalated. Why not just the posts ...


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There is no way to verify that Biden or Trump are actually answering questions under that format. A benefit of the live debates is that voters get to see their candidates respond to questions in real time and in their "own words." Granted, the answers are rehearsed. Let's say, for argument's sake, that a candidate was becoming a bit slow in the ...


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If you can guarantee that 80% of the people voting in the election will read the politician's posting, it will be used. If you can deliver only .0008% viewership, forget about it.


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