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What should our policy be? Allow reference requests without an actual question, but require all answers to summarize why the reference satisfies the request. The tag information for reference-request suggests such questions are permitted. Questions seeking books, websites, articles, papers, research, or downloadable content on any topic about politics. ...


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What should our policy be? Close all reference requests that do not pose an actual question to be answered. (Such questions are inconsistent with the position of Stack Exchange.) When answering a question, the sense of [reference-request] is an addition to the question. Any source may be used to answer the question, as usual; but an effort should be made to ...


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I agree with the answer by Joe W that a fixed cutoff date would be counter-productive. For me, the criteria about whether a question belongs on Politics or on History is whether or not the answer is still relevant for the politics of today. For example, when most of the people involved in an event are no longer actively participating in politics, then that ...


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This will depend on what the question is asking. It is possible for it to fit on both sites, one of them or neither of them. Don't judge a question solely by the topic of the question, in this case poverty, but the details of what it is asking. There are plenty of cases where a question would fit on multiple sites and that isn't a bad thing. Though your ...


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I don't think there is a cutoff date wise but rather what the question is asking. If it is asking more about events in general it might be history. However if it is asking more about the political side it might still be valid here. The content should be more important than how long ago the content of the question occurred. It should also be remembered that ...


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I think it would be possible to ask such question while state a clear point in time for when the question applies. For example: What did President Bob Bobson accomplish on (issue) after one year in office? What did President Bob Bobson accomplish on (issue) during his first term? What did former President Bob Bobson accomplish on (issue) during his ...


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It depends on what the question is about. If it is about something that the person can directly control it is probably safe to ask about it sooner. However if it is about something that the person does not control directly it is probably better to wait. If you look at the question that you referenced there is a lot of it that is outside of his direct control ...


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I personally think that such questions should be asked multiple times, with a date to make them not duplicates. What this would look like is: May 2021, the question is asked, saying “what has Biden done up till this point (May 2021) 6 months later it is asked again, and asked “what has Biden done up till this point (November 2021)” And so on. This was it ...


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I've liaised with moderators on the History stack, and we both feel that the question fits better on that site - the question is explicitly looking for historical examples and while the current event in Belarus is undeniably political, the question isn't really focused on the political aspects of the event. On the other hand, History's help center mentions &...


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I'd like to ask a question about the mass downvoting of a certain app and its effects on the technical and business levels. The motives for the people participating in a downvoting campaign are not relevant for the effects on the technical and business levels. So I don't think that this is a question about politics and political processes as defined in the ...


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I think it would be off-topic because the question as phrased is primarily not about governments, policies and political processes as defined in the Help Center. While the Israel-Palestine conflict is in scope, questions asking how that conflict affects "technical and business" aspects of a social media app are not. Of course there is a political ...


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