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I personally don't think we need to prepare a list of things that are banned in advance, there's no way such a list could be comprehensive and would need to always evolve in order to encompass whatever the newest transgression of the day is. Comments That said, my answer to this question is that the policy for such comments should be the same as the general ...


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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 question like that would be at risk of being closed. Someone's level of talent or "expertise" can be a subjective thing to ask. You might be able to get away ...


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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 by and through the other citizens around them, and thus can only be effectively regulated and structured by a government. So all decisions that might incur ...


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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 popular opinions that are literally contradicted by statistics or examples in real life). However, I can answer your body's question (what should the policy be). The ...


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I suggest one guideline, which is used on History.SE, is questions formulated on the premise "When did you stop beating your wife?" should be disallowed. To even ask this, I must have a wife and be beating her. For example, the question "Is the reputation of Russia hurt by lying" is the same formulation. I think the principle extents to most partisan ...


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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 guaranteed to be maximally viral (read: maximally contentious) and so you have a perfect storm of people who: Aren't regular users of the site and have no worries ...


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NPoV Request status-complete This question, What is the ratio of people who have lost their health insurance versus gaining insurance on the Obamacare exchanges? could support the following changes: Obama said people would be able to keep their plans: this seems unnecessary. If you are interested in the number of people who lose their previous health ...


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