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Is 'Orc' an acceptable term here for the Russian military?

No, this term is not acceptable. It seems to me to be a clear example of the kind of language described in the 'Dehumanization' section of the abusive behaviour policy in the Code of Conduct. ...
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Is 'Orc' an acceptable term here for the Russian military?

I have read the term "Orc" as a term for Russian soldiers in various pro-Ukraine online communities. While I can understand their anger, it is still a slur. Which we should avoid to maintain ...
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Is 'Orc' an acceptable term here for the Russian military?

It seems to me to risk misunderstanding or confusion. "Orc" is not that commonly encountered in English (whether in this usage to refer to Russians, or in any other), and I'm sure it has ...
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Will the moderators take steps to curb pro-Israel bias on this site?

You can consider me biased since I've voted to delete your "Exhibit C" answer, but here's my reasoning for why I did that: besides a brief rant about Israel (and US support for it), you ...
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What is the policy on comments and answers that breed negativity?

Politics is naturally contentious. People depend a lot on their political context; they want things like stability, safety, liberty, healthy environments, opportunities, etc, that can only be granted ...
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Is asking about the political expertise of politicians or Politics SE users in scope?

Is a question that depends on estimating the level of political expertise or political talent of a political leader of the past or present necessarily so opinion-based that it must be put on hold? A ...
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Is political correctness required on this site?

a politically correct site, where things like wokeness, cancel culture, and critical race theory determine what is allowed This Q&A site is a place for civilized exchange of questions and answers....
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Can I now use DPRK-style language in posts?

I'd say these kinds of edits don't require mod intervention. You would normally make the edit yourself, suggest the edit or discuss it with the author in comments. In this case, the flag was declined ...
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What is the policy on comments and answers that breed negativity?

I am unwilling to answer your title's question (what is the policy). I have my own personal opinion, but it's colored by distribution of site's demographics and voting (including highly upvoted ...
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How biased can sources be, before they aren't considered useful references here?

I suggest the following: If the source isn't a mainstream media or a reputed institute, and suspect, ask the author to inform the reader about the potential bias. (For example, instead of "XYZ ...
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How biased can sources be, before they aren't considered useful references here?

It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends on his not understanding it. Upton Sinclair I don't think we need lists of allowed/prohibited sources, but people posting ...
Italian Philosophers 4 Monica's user avatar
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Can I now use DPRK-style language in posts?

No, just because a flag got declined doesn't mean that you can do the same activity that you flagged something for. It doesn't matter how much you dislike flags being declined and bad content not ...
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How biased can sources be, before they aren't considered useful references here?

Personally, I would tend to discount both sources and look for more neutral ones when making references. And, at least, primarily refer to news sources. Not organizations with a particular goal. Or, ...
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How biased can sources be, before they aren't considered useful references here?

Another suggestion: use Vote to Delete more often on material that's plain disinfo like fake quotes and the like. It's more complicated when it comes to "spin" articles that are not plain ...
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How biased can sources be, before they aren't considered useful references here?

I don't have a full answer (nor do I care to make one), but I'd like to point a VERY relevant thing here: there's a marked difference between Israeli news sources (biased or not) and Palestinian. The ...
user4012's user avatar
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What is the policy on comments and answers that breed negativity?

I could be off-base with this and I would like to see some numbers on it, but I have a suspicion that a lot of the problem comes from HNQ. Questions that make it into the HNQ sidebar are almost ...
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