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 downvote any question or answer which is one-sided and opinionated even when they completely agree with the opinion. The reason is that such contributions do not ...
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 question can contain jabs, but it needs to have a real point. Good Faith means that you're not solely playing (or pandering) to an audience.
Defensible viewpoints - ...
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. Barack Obama and unions are bad.
ObamaFan1138:No way Barack Obama is the best! Unions are good you're opinion is wrong
OP: No your wrong
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.
Partial answers, on the other hand, are okay. I don't see why we should use comments for them, just post them as regular answers.
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 platform for ideas, opinions and political activism. Our idea of a politics Q&A site is a place where we can learn and teach how politics and political ...
Good Faith according to Dictionary.com:
accordance with standards of honesty, trust, sincerity, etc. (usually preceded by in)
The purpose of asking a question is to get an answer. In order for a question to be in "Good Faith", it's purpose needs to be to obtain an answer. Rhetorical questions are not in good faith. Push Polling ...
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 noise that harms readability and, essentially, contradicts the Stack Exchange niche market: a place for quality questions and quality answers, with the highest ...
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 question, the sense of [reference-request] is an addition to the question. Any source may be used to answer the question, as usual; but an effort should be made to ...
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 today) deleted with such a wording; ironically right before I saw the link to this Meta question.
In that case; I happen to fully agree that it was indeed an ...
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 be a banning offense. Presumably some of the more artless serial downvoters have been banned.
The sarcastic characterization of "infiltrated by the ...
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 research or opinion.
I think Yes: is not enforceable and encourages lazy researchers to hijack the volunteerism of Stackexchange participants. I think No: ...