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A full and objective description of good faith?

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 ...
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Is it okay to ask a question to prove a point?

I am not a member of this community, but I did comment on the question, so I thought I'd expand on my comment here. (In a broader sense, I am active on the Stack Exchange network in general and so ...
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When are questions about flag identification on-topic?

I think these flag questions are okay in general. Flags are a type of political messaging, meant to convey one's affiliation. In that sense, I would compare them to rhetoric questions which ask about ...
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A full and objective description of good faith?

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. ...
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Why was my question removed from the HNQ?

Questions on the HNQ is often the first impression people will get about our site. Ideally, only the best of our content should appear on that list. Your question, while not bad, shows zero prior ...
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What is a "push question"?

Simply put it is a question that already knows the answer that it is looking for or more specifically is a question that is looking to support the position of that author and does not care about any ...
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Should we encourage 'explain in very simple terms' questions?

In my opinion, these questions are probably good for the site, so long as they don't take over. They serve the purpose of answering questions on politics (which is not the same as answering political ...
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Is this website only for American politics of for worldwide politics?

Yes, Politics Stack Exchange handles questions about politics and political processes pertaining to any country on the globe (and occasionally even about space). However, your example question would ...
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How does 42 add up to -3?

The answer has received 6 upvotes and 9 downvotes. Each upvote earned you 10 reputation points, which means you gained a total of 60 points. Each downvote cost you 2 points, which means you lost a ...
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Can we try to be more tolerant of, or provide better feedback to, naive newcomers wrt Ukraine questions?

Yes, new users should be treated with kid gloves. It doesn't mean that poor quality content should not be downvoted, but any action taken against new users (including downvoting) should err on the ...
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Can we try to be more tolerant of, or provide better feedback to, naive newcomers wrt Ukraine questions?

I initially wrote some critical comment about this question because I found it was not very well motivated (it just dealt with possible implementation problems). If somebody asks "Why not doing X?...
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What is a "push question"?

The close reason for this ("the primary purpose of this question appears to be to promote or discredit a specific political cause, group or politician") was proposed here. In the simpler ...
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Is it okay to ask a question to prove a point?

A reason for asking a question is 100% irrelevant. Only its quality is. What's relevant is, is it a good question? Both in terms of general SE framework (answerable, non-subjective, not too broad, ...
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A full and objective description of good faith?

Good Faith according to Dictionary.com: accordance with standards of honesty, trust, sincerity, etc. (usually preceded by in) Questions: The purpose of asking a question is to get an answer. In ...
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What ensures that below zero question ratings on Politics Stack Exchange aren't politically motivated?

To the specific question in the body: probably not. There aren’t many questions here, so there aren’t many ways to keep certain people from reading your question. As for your bigger question: ...
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Should we use +5 instead of +10 if this becomes possible in the future?

No. Looking at the politics.SE stats, the site isn't doing so well on "questions per day", so incentivizing asking questions seems like a good thing. That doesn't necessarily mean that it will help ...
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When are questions about flag identification on-topic?

I agree with JJJ, and I'll add regarding this particular question (which turned out to be about the Halle flag) that I think the context of this question, in which the flag to be identified was ...
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Should we start requiring users to register before they can post questions?

Unless this takes a lot of work on the part of the moderators, I'd leave it as is. While in beta we have many users that can vote to close. Furthermore, once a troll is known it seems a few down ...
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Should we start requiring users to register before they can post questions?

I've done this temporarily. What that means depends on how long it takes. I'll probably re-enable anonymous participation when I'm confident that we've got this situation under control.
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What are some respectful ways of making old and outdated questions visible?

One way would be to post a bounty on them. One of the standard reasons is exactly for these cases: Current answers are outdated The current answer(s) are out-of-date and require revision given recent ...
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(When) are the internal politics of religious organisations on topic?

Whether it's a religious organization, a company, a neighborhood, a store, a family, or any other group that could have internal politics, I think the answer would be the same: if there's an explicit ...
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Why has my question as to why the Allies did not discuss a Homeland for Jewish people in Germany been closed?

I responded to your question after it received a rude or abusive flag. I don't think it is rude per se, but I found two other issues: The question is about history, not politics. In the comments you ...
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Why my comments and questions are repeatedly getting deleted?

Your comment was deleted because we generally discourage comments regarding up/downvotes - see the examples in the Help Center article on the commenting privilege: When shouldn't I comment? Comments ...
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Does the title of a question, have to be a question?

Stackexchange is a Question & Answer website. Question titles should generally be questions. Phrasing the question title as a question also helps to make more clear what the question is about. ...
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How do I ask a great political theory question?

Explicitly Say That You Are Interested in Theory Questions about political philosophy should be tagged political-theory. The body of the question should also indicate that you are asking for an ...
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Can "What did they say" be off-topic?

Without concerning ourselves on meta with the actual content of these tweets, should content removed from other sites by hosting companies be automatically considered off-topic for Politics Stack ...
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Is it OK to use other SE sites answers as context for asking questions on Politics.SE?

I don't think it matters how you establish context for your questions. The criticism in the comments is about the content you referred to, not that you referred to another SE answer rather than some ...
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Questions about the current attitude of Russians which might not be possible to answer accurately. Should I ask them?

No, I don't think that it is useful to post these questions at this time. There is simply not enough information available to give you reliable answers. And by the way, questions asking for public ...
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