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Help! I am being oppressed! Why do people keep downvoting my opinions?

People don't downvote you because they disagree that your opinion should be posted on this website, they disagree that any opinion should be posted on this website. Many people on this website will ...
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A full and objective description of good faith?

Good Faith involves the following Be Serious - As Sam I Am noted, there was a recent unserious answer that was upvoted and defended. People liked the snarkyness and the political jabs. A serious ...
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A full and objective description of good faith?

How to be partisan on Politics.stackexchange Here's a typical partisan answer: Barack Obama is corrupt and gives money to his union cronies. It happened [ here ] (partisanSite). This is bad bad bad. ...
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How does "Primarily Opinion-Based" work on this site?

Welcome to Politics Stack Exchange. We handle "Primarily Opinion-Based" very strictly here, maybe even stricter than on most other Stack Exchange sites. The reason is that we do not want to be a ...
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Should we allow posting answers in the comment section?

No. Comments lack the facilities to support proper answers. There are significant size and formatting constraints, no (public) revision history, and, quite importantly, comments cannot be downvoted. ...
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A full and objective description of good faith?

Good Faith according to Dictionary.com: accordance with standards of honesty, trust, sincerity, etc. (usually preceded by in) Questions: The purpose of asking a question is to get an answer. In ...
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Help! I am being oppressed! Why do people keep downvoting my opinions?

It seems highly unlikely that there there are not some people on Politics.SE who use downvotes, (and upvotes), to strategically promote and suppress opinions. Officially this is frowned upon, and can ...
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What measures are taken to protect the site from propaganda posts during the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine?

Is there maybe some reputable independent site on the Internet where fake news about the war between Russia and Ukraine are documented. If that would exist, it might make it easier to cross-check for ...
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Should we allow posting answers in the comment section?

I concur with the idea that (semi-)answers in comments are evil rather than good. The only goal for comments must be improving the post — Question or Answer, respectively. Everything else is just ...
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What is on topic for a reference request?

What should our policy be? Close all reference requests that do not pose an actual question to be answered. (Such questions are inconsistent with the position of Stack Exchange.) When answering a ...
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A full and objective description of good faith?

Disclaimer: I'm not a moderator. I can't understand a mind of someone who's willing to do such an onerous job. So I can't speak for one :) However, I noticed one answer (Dodd-Frank one I was reading ...
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What measures are taken to protect the site from propaganda posts during the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine?

Given the circumstances, wouldn't it be best to prevent questions about the conflict hitting the HNQ in the first place? Prevention is better than fire-fighting.
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What measures are taken to protect the site from propaganda posts during the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine?

There is also an issue of facts being dismissed as Russian propaganda. Here is an answer of mine, where I give a rough timeline of the political history of Ukraine in the XXIst century. I supplied ...
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What is on topic for a reference request?

What should our policy be? Allow reference requests without an actual question, but require all answers to summarize why the reference satisfies the request. The tag information for reference-request ...
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Should we have a "back it up" rule for answers?

Yes: If you want Stackexchange to be a place that means all answers are links to research, or specific interpretations of referenced research. No: If you want Stackexchange to be a source of primary ...
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