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The purpose of the bounty message is to explain the expectations from the bounty winner. It is not a substitute for comments. It is a lot more visible than regular comments, and cannot be flagged, upvoted or replied to. Using it as a comment is an abuse of the feature, intentional or not. I removed the bounty. If the user is interested in investing their ...


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Perhaps the rejection reason isn't 100% accurate, but it looks like you're trying to post a new answer. You can't, since the question is closed, but that is no reason to edit an existing answer and trying to put your words in the author's mouth. When you edit a post, there's this widget which says "clarify meaning without changing it". It is also ...


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It does provide an answer to the question even if you may consider a a poor answer. It points out that a hand count is slower than a computer recount and gives Trump more time to maneuver while it is being performed. Your flag was declined because multiple users said the post looked okay and didn't need deleting in the review. https://politics.stackexchange....


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I voted to delete your answer as a high reputation user. In a comment under this question, you point to a paragraph in your answer, the one starting with "But you asked why.". While it seems like you're turning to the actual question at that point, I don't think you do. That paragraph tries to convince us why (direct quote): Politicians and ...


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While I believe that the question is not appropriate in its current form and was thus correctly closed, I have decided to not yet delete it. The reason is that I believe that the question can still be salvaged into a useful question by removing the questions about whether subjective labels apply and focusing on the objective sub-questions it asks. I started ...


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What does 'via Vote' mean in the timeline of a deleted post? This meta question explains what "Via Vote" means here. This message is an automated comment that tells you that the question accumulated enough votes to be deleted. It may come up if the answer gets 3 delete votes from users, but it also comes up when a mod deletes a question ...


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You proposed a huge edit to a question that's (at least for me) essentially a separate answer.


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TLDR (although I took no part in deleting or even down-voting your answer), looking at it now and even more at your meta-post here, you simply come across as an apologist of the White genocide conspiracy theory. I mean just re-read your post here: You could argue that maybe the "White genocide" idea is paranoid [...] Even if you would argue that ...


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My guess is the answer lacked sources, and presented rather extreme interpretations as fact, without much nuance or consideration of alternative interpretations. Thus the people who closed the question probably thought you are a right wing extremist trying to push right wing propaganda. The primary problem of the answer is that it makes an extreme leap by ...


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I think in this situation you are better off to downvote if you disagree with the usefulness of the answer, rather than flagging it as not-an-answer. In turn, people who disagree with you can upvote. The bar for answers to be removed as not-an-answer is relatively high. In most cases where it isn't clear, the answer should remain. Mods may use their judgment ...


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If affiliations refers to whether they work for a political party, PAC, politician, or are some kind of hireling (or necessary sponsor) thereof, yes they absolutely should reveal that -- but it seems doubtful if everyone so affiliated would do so voluntarily, particularly if they've signed an NDA. Therefore we might ask candidates a meta-question like: &...


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