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How is asking for reasonable sources not a "request clarification or suggest improvements"?

The question was (as of now it is deleted) problematic for several reasons. One is that it was based on false claims, and ridiculous assumptions (that the country's whole population would run ...
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Answer sorting on this meta

Thanks for your patience in getting this change enacted here. I've changed the site setting for this Meta site for you as of just now. If at some point in the future you want to go back to pinning ...
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Off-topic speculation that requires moderator intervention

Not only is this not relevant to the question... It kind of is (or rather would be under different circumstances). The prospect of winning a case surely is part of the motivation to file it. Then ...
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Honorable conduct when editing questions and answers

That's not how Stack Exchange works. I suggest reading https://politics.stackexchange.com/help/editing. I'll quote some relevant sections: this site is collaboratively edited, like Wikipedia. If ...
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How is asking for reasonable sources not a "request clarification or suggest improvements"?

I suggest it is helpful to go back to the mission of this site. The mission is to build an archive/library of knowledge that will be useful to others, in the format of questions and answers. As the ...
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Off-topic speculation that requires moderator intervention

The entire on-topic part of of the answer is They probably chose Germany because its symbolic since they committed the holocaust. There is a flag that reads "Very low quality" which I ...
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Why was my answer the the question about restricting leaving Israel deleted?

The answer was first posted when the question still read like this. The answer wasn't an answer to the question. It was merely pointing out a misconception in the question. So I converted it to a ...
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Repeated antisemitism on this site

A user who writes something like this, even if edited later, must be banned immediately (the length of the ban is up to the moderators and depends on the exact nature of the post, edit history, ...
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Repeated antisemitism on this site

The site represents a cross-section of the adult world population (sufficiently educated to use internet), so the prevalence of antisemitic and anti-Israeli attitudes is not surprizing. Thus, the ...
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Honorable conduct when editing questions and answers

every edit be preceded by proposing changes in the comments section, ... The problem here is every. So, no. There are occasional posts with repeated words, lack of capitalization for proper names, ...
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Should Politics SE posts conform to the IHRA suggestion and updated APStylebook regarding "antisemitism" vs "anti-Semitism"?

No, this should be up to the poster. There are certain relatively unambiguous cases where, for instance, someone is referring to a group using a racial slur. In such cases, we should edit the post to ...
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Are press roundups on-topic?

Language Most of the users of this community are English speakers, and quite a few are not proficient in any other language. The question quoted in the OP, concerning the Arab press coverage of the ...
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Repeated antisemitism on this site

I just deleted the question. If you see an offensive question, answer or comment in the future, please flag them. See the help center article on flagging for more information. The formation of the ...
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Can we get rid of the "baltic-states" tag?

Whatever the origin, the term appears endorsed on a political level by the 3 countries now. The Baltic Assembly uses this logo, with the word Baltic in all 3 languages. Furthermore, the agreement ...
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Can we get rid of the "baltic-states" tag?

I am unaware of a better term to group the three countries when they are considered as a group. Many contentious discussions occur on Wikipedia talk pages. Following is a comment on Talk:Baltic states....
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Why was my answer to this question as to when anti-terrorist actions were justified been deleted?

It's a bad answer, with lots of personal opinion and irrelevant content (Mandela isn't an obvious match to a cross-border aggression from a sovereign state, the UN should not lightly forsake its role ...
Italian Philosophers 4 Monica's user avatar
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Voting to close question after answering it

Sorry about that. I should probably have picked one of the two. I didn't. While there are no hard and fast rules, my reason for doing so was emotional, uncalculated, and arguably wrong: disgust ...
Italian Philosophers 4 Monica's user avatar
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Voting to close question after answering it

It is going to depend on each question, it is very possible that the question can start out in an answerable but questionable state and later be edited in a way that indicates that it should be closed....
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Moderator Philipp needs to stop moderating anything to do with Israel/Palestine

I have noticed the same. I've just had a post deleted which I suspect is due to pro-Israel bias by moderator philipp.
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Is "blood libel" too provocative a tag for the main site?

Blood libel refers to specific actions and past events - so what the question really means is misusing this tag to characterize the ongoing events... which is often a bit of a stretch, like calling ...
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Question Deleted for Spam/Offensive

According to the guidelines for flags found on the main meta site, the 'rude or abusive' flag is the appropriate way to handle this type of post. That flag is not just for content that is rude or ...
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What should be done with the [twitter] tag?

Make twitter a synonym of social-media.
Rick Smith's user avatar
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Is "blood libel" too provocative a tag for the main site?

There's already a tag for conspiracy-theories. Personally I found some content under that chapter a bit problematic because it's nearly as a easy for someone to label something a conspiracy theory as ...
the gods from engineering's user avatar
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Question Deleted for Spam/Offensive

It looks like they had asked that before with their other account[s]. Could have been closed as a duplicate, but 'meh'. That older account has been suspended for like 99 years. The suspension period ...
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Is 'Orc' an acceptable term here for the Russian military?

It's definitely not a dehumanization because in the fantasy genre orcs can produce fertile offsprings with humans. This is the scientific standard for being the same specie. The classic scientific ...
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What should we do with all those "Why do [country] people view [country] favorably/unfavorably?" questions?

TLDR: I think ok to handle on case-by-case basis Questions of this type are ambiguous and hard to answer, but that can be said about both the best and worst questions. They're also potentially "...
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Is 'Orc' an acceptable term here for the Russian military?

No, this term is not acceptable. It seems to me to be a clear example of the kind of language described in the 'Dehumanization' section of the abusive behaviour policy in the Code of Conduct. ...
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Is 'Orc' an acceptable term here for the Russian military?

I have read the term "Orc" as a term for Russian soldiers in various pro-Ukraine online communities. While I can understand their anger, it is still a slur. Which we should avoid to maintain ...
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Is 'Orc' an acceptable term here for the Russian military?

It seems to me to risk misunderstanding or confusion. "Orc" is not that commonly encountered in English (whether in this usage to refer to Russians, or in any other), and I'm sure it has ...
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Should we Burninate 2023-israel-hamas-war?

There are 130 question under this 2023-israel-hamas-war tag. And 148 under the russia-ukraine-war putative tag. These are arguments for having such tags. Yes, I can see the argument that not having ...
the gods from engineering's user avatar
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Do we want a Russo-Ukrainian war tag?

Two years later https://politics.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/russian-federation+ukraine+armed-conflict has 148 questions, so about 100 more than when the full invasion started. This is more ...
the gods from engineering's user avatar
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Which comment flags should be used for what reasons? with the additional intent to minimize mod workload

In practice, it doesn't really matter if you choose "harassment, bigotry, or abuse" or "unfriendly or unkind" on a comment. They both show up to us moderators in the exact same way....
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Should we Burninate 2023-israel-hamas-war?

No, that tag is for a particular conflict at a particular point in time, with exceptional circumstances. Hopefully the next time there's a problem in the area it will be of a less exceptionally ...
Italian Philosophers 4 Monica's user avatar
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Is someone like Arestovich on topic?

It is going to depend on what is being asked about. If you are asking about him in his political activities it would be on topic. however if you are asking in regards to his commentator role it might ...
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Does/Should [election-requirements] include appointed offices?

I see no problem with using the election-requirements tag for this case. Items 2 through 4, below, identify election requirements that must be met for a Prime Minister. From How Is The Prime Minister ...
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What should we do with all those "Why do [country] people view [country] favorably/unfavorably?" questions?

There's nothing intrinsically wrong with the first question, but it lacks effort The question itself is not problematic. It's a reasonable one to ask. It doesn't misrepresent data (or at most any ...
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