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Should Politics SE posts conform to the IHRA suggestion and updated APStylebook regarding "antisemitism" vs "anti-Semitism"?

I have no objection to this specific suggestion as it is a recommendation from IHRA - I personally believe the victims of hate know best the political language used to denigrate them, and it is ...
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How do I deal with a user who is gatekeeping edits to their answer?

The problem, in general This is called Edit war (What to do about a dispute within edits?), which quite often occurs in the form of Rollback war What you can do What are my options for forcing ...
Be Brave Be Like Ukraine's user avatar
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Attempted subversion of a question

The question we are talking about here indeed had a slight "Ukraine should give up" slant by assuming as fact that it would not be possible for Ukraine to return control of its territory (...
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How to deal with tiny edits intending to raise a question's visibility for the purposes of extra rep?

Don't roll back bumping edits. Mod flag Edits like that should be mod flagged so a moderator can review them. Normally I would wait until a pattern has emerged, but the user is transparent about why ...
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Why should moderators have the right to remove misinformation rather than correct misinformation?

This is a political discussion site, right? No. Politics SE is a question and answer (Q&A) site. Perhaps, that distinction is important for understanding why the site does not work as you request. ...
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Tag deleted against authors wishes, question edited in order to justify tag deletion

To give an answer: The tag usage is in principal detailed in How do I correctly tag my questions? and What are tags, and how should I use them?. It boils down to choose tags that significantly ...
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How do I deal with a user who is gatekeeping edits to their answer?

If you think that there is something wrong with Politics Stack Exchange and its community, then the correct place to discuss this is here on meta. Answers and questions are not the place for meta-...
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Is there a way to propose an edit without automatically applying it?

No, once you earn the Edit Questions And Answers privilege, you may no longer suggest edits. When I'm attempting edits that I'm not entirely sure are in line with the OP's intent, I try to post a ...
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What is the line between changing the author's intent and removing unnecessary information?

It's in the eye of the beholder where relevant context becomes unnecessary information. Anyway, I'll give my view (on the specific edits). I think the second edit makes less sense, but it's easier to ...
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Why was my question on politics SE completely rewritten?

I guess I am the one you are referring to who "edited it so much that it no longer resembles the original in any shape or form". That is somewhat true. The intention was ofcourse, to be ...
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Do we hate memes at Politics SE?

Images can be a powerful tool to make an answer more useful. A good picture can say more than a thousand words. But only if used correctly. Images which don't add useful information can be extremely ...
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Can you, please, remove Carpetsmoker's ability to deface questions?

Stack Exchange is a collaborative website. Users are encouraged to edit each other's content. When you post something on Stack Exchange, you do not have final say about it. This especially applies to ...
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Is it acceptable to make your own question which is similar to a subjectively worded question instead of making a hard edit to that question?

TL;DR: In my opinion, it is usually better to post your own question. The reason for this is that if you post your own question, you can determine what you do and do not want to know and what is ...
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How to deal with tiny edits intending to raise a question's visibility for the purposes of extra rep?

I don't think we need to make more of it than it actually is. Editing itself is not something to be discouraged, unless it's excessive. If you think there's abuse, flag it for mod attention and ...
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Editing a question to such an extent as to make all existing answers off-topic

Moving target questions are a big problem. They’re rude to answerers who took the time to write an answer, but then find their answer invalidated. And they hurt the site’s primary goal of collecting ...
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What do people think of the dozens of tag-only edits of old questions?

I believe that maintaining tags on old questions is an important service. Yes, it is a bit annoying that this results in these old questions getting pushed to the front-page. But that's a problem ...
Philipp's user avatar
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Please stop using DoD to refer to the U.S. Department of Defense

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 ...
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Kindly familiarize yourself with the details of the CC license before handling content licensed under its terms

Editing content of other users is a regular part of how Stack Exchange works. For more information, please read the help center article "Why can people edit my posts? How does editing work?"....
Philipp's user avatar
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Kindly familiarize yourself with the details of the CC license before handling content licensed under its terms

I have tried to familiarize myself with the Creative Commons license. I have come to the conclusion that the initial edit was not in violation of the license. By posting on our site, you have shared ...
JJJ's user avatar
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Attempted subversion of a question

I'm not going to discuss the edit in this answer (though I do disagree with the edit, if anyone cares), but I'd like to address the comment that wrod should have his editing privileges revoked or be ...
Ekadh Singh - Reinstate Monica's user avatar
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Country != State. Right?

In general, I think that editing somebody else's question to substitute state for country or vice-versa would be horribly pedantic. In particular, because [contra to your assertion(s)], "country&...
against very long user names's user avatar
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Is "unethical" content prohibited?

From the Stack Exchange Code of Conduct: We do not allow harassment nor any content that promotes, encourages, glorifies, or threatens acts of violence. We also do not allow causing or contributing ...
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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 ...
Gaslight Deceive Subvert's user avatar
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Tag deleted against authors wishes, question edited in order to justify tag deletion

Politics is a hot topic which means that it is likely to elicit emotional responses. Emotional responses makes it hard to separate beliefs from facts. Therefore one has to accept that the site ...
Gaslight Deceive Subvert's user avatar
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What do people think of the dozens of tag-only edits of old questions?

As someone who both approved quite a few of the edits which the question refers to, as well as someone who frequents the active questions feed, I am in two minds. All the tag edits which I've seen ...
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Should we remove all incorrect uses of code?

I don't think that this is necessary. Editing all of that old content because of a minor formatting inconsistency would just cause unnecessary noise on the frontpage for little tangible benefit. But ...
Philipp's user avatar
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Should we remove all incorrect uses of code?

To add on to what was posted by Philipp. I don't think we should worry about editing old posts that haven't had activity in a while if that is the only reason it is going to be edited. However that ...
Joe W's user avatar
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What is the line between changing the author's intent and removing unnecessary information?

Edits should not conflict with the author's intent. Per the help center page for the "edit questions and answers" privilege, suggested reasons for editing are: to fix grammatical or ...
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