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Should we have the "Controversial Post" post notice?

Yes. Please. In my mind, users fall into two groups: Regulars. They visit Politics.SE regularly and are generally familiar with the SE model. There may be a significant variation in their knowledge ...
indigochild's user avatar
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Consider restricting down-vote

Downvoting is a critical part of the stack exchange network and how people can signal that the is a problem with a question long before they have the ability to cast close votes. In addition requiring ...
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Consider restricting down-vote

In addition to Joe W's comments about downvoting, the moderator team would certainly not have the manpower to check whether the reasons behind every single downvote cast on the site are 'valid' or not,...
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Political humor

No, because this would contradict the very nature of StackExchange. We are here to learn. To learn from facts, not from someone's sharp tongue and a quick wit. There are plenty of political-related ...
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Should Politics.SE have custom badge images?

If we're going to go this route, I would suggest a check inside the box. Something similar to this Font Awesome icon It's a neutral symbol It reminds us of voting (inherently political) It's easy to ...
Machavity's user avatar
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Increase negative score threshold for questions to get into active feed

I'll start with the bad news: I'm afraid this simply isn't something that anyone on Politics.SE has the power to do. This is a network-wide setting, and not something that can be changed from site to ...
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Experimenting with depoliticizing politics

First, What you're asking for changes to things that are the same throughout SE. Meta.StackExchange.com would be a better place to propose such changes. The mods here can't adjust how many points ...
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Close reason tied to a base level understanding of government

That is a good example of a "Rant in Disguise" question. In essence looks like a question that is not posted in good faith, and is intended to make some point(or in this case, I'd call it a "zinger"...
Sam I am says Reinstate Monica's user avatar
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propose a new badge of 'Controversial'

This isn't in our power. The badge-system is the same for all Stackexchange sites. There are no site-specific badges as far as I know. So if you want a new badge, you need to lobby for it on the ...
Philipp's user avatar
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Post Beta Migration Options

To inform this discussion - during the site's lifespan so far there have been 235 migrations, broken down by site as below (for sites with more than 5 posts migrated). Site Number of Migrations Law ...
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Should we have the "Controversial Post" post notice?

I was going to just leave a comment, but decided to expand this into an answer. I'm skeptical that adding a 'notice' like this, is a valuable change. It might actually have negative value, if it's ...
Jack Of All Trades 234's user avatar
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Poll questions for members?

No, because exchanging opinions is not the purpose of this website. Politics Stack Exchange is for objective questions about governments, policies and political processes. It is not a place to ...
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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Political humor

The closest thing I know of on a Stack Exchange site is Mi Yodeya (Judaism) and their Purim Torah policy. As part of a cultural tradition, they have a few weeks out of the year where they can ask ...
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Should we have the "Controversial Post" post notice?

That depends. And it depends on how this is implemented: Who decides that such a banner appears? According to which criteria? When, that is: how soon does this appear? I guess that methodology and ...
LаngLаngС's user avatar
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Addressing Logical Falices in politics.SE

Ideally on this site people won't be making an argument, they'll be citing the arguments of politically influential figures. For Example: Question: Why do Republicans oppose x? Answer: ...
lazarusL's user avatar
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Make [eu] a synonym of [european-union]

That seems reasonable. I've done it.
Philipp's user avatar
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Should there be a revision history for comments?

Basically, comments are second-class citizens within the Stack Exchange network. They serve only a single goal: to make question/answer better. Comments also can be deleted with no notice — no, not ...
Be Brave Be Like Ukraine's user avatar
5 votes

Why not hide the reps of an answerer to avoid unfair judgement of the answer?

There is no point in arguing about this feature-request, because we can not fulfill it anyway. All stackexchange sites run on the same software. Stack Exchange Inc. generally does not develop ...
Philipp's user avatar
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Poll questions for members?

Is this planned? No. The format actually supports this. Someone could post a question e.g. Who should be President? And provide answers like Hillary Clinton. Donald Trump. Gary ...
Brythan's user avatar
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Can we move out of beta now?

The refinement of the graduation process has been on hiatus for over a year now. I'm not sure whether there has been any more recent public staff comment on this. It seems unlikely to me that any site ...
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Require reading the meta post on not upvoting bad questions or gaining reputation on the site before upvoting

To clarify: You need 15 reputation to upvote and 125 reputation to downvote. So the problem are not completely fresh users. The problem are users from other SE communities who come to us with their ...
Philipp's user avatar
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Post Beta Migration Options

Judging from my own experience of where I migrate questions most often, I think that the most useful migration targets would be: Law - for any questions that ask "what is the law" and not &...
Philipp's user avatar
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Feature request - Let us flag our own comments

So in other words, you would like to do something you know is wrong, and you are not just OK with the moderators stopping you from doing that wrong thing, but would like to actively encourage them to ...
Philipp's user avatar
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Feature request - Let us flag our own comments

This certainly happens to me, and sometimes if I'm lucky, I even have enough wits about me to recognize it in real time. (Other times I publish a mea culpa). In these cases where I catch it, I flag ...
uhoh's user avatar
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Custom Close: Unresolved Current Event

When asking about the consequences for some event, questions usually follow one of two forms: Have there been any consequences? Has anything been done? Will there be any consequences? Will anything ...
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Is There A Feature To Display Only Live Questions?

You can use the search operators defined in Advanced Search Tips: For Politics SE, simply use this link - https://politics.stackexchange.com/search?tab=newest&q=closed%3a0%20duplicate%3a0%...
Panda's user avatar
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Can we have a "references" tag in politics.meta.SE?

Yes, and it's already here: references.
JJJ's user avatar
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Embedding twitter posts

That's already possible, just go to a tweet on Twitter, then click the little arrow on the right and select 'Embed Tweet'. Copy the quote and you get the result below (I added a single >). 50,...
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