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Why was this answer about cancel culture accepted by the community, despite completely failing at answering the question objectively?

While I personally don't think that the answer is necessarily the best answer provided so far (I personally didn't vote on it and upvoted a different one), I don't agree that it does not answer the ...
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Why are answers that basically say "right wing illogical bad, left wing rational good" allowed to exist?

Because sometimes people aren't rational. In fact, I'd argue that people are rarely rational, liberals and highly-educated people included. Most of our behavior is driven by factors other than pure, ...
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Why are answers that basically say "right wing illogical bad, left wing rational good" allowed to exist?

I want to spell out what the core of this dispute is, because I think that will help you guys as you try to establish policy about answers like mine. So... There is an essential confusion about what ...
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Why are answers that basically say "right wing illogical bad, left wing rational good" allowed to exist?

It's not a CoC violation. It's not smart by any stretch, but a CoC violation would have been a direct attack. Something along the lines of All [members of this political party] should die in a ...
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What should we do with this answer to "Why did people still chant Lock her up at Trump rallies in 2019"?

I think Brythan's (non-)answer put it best: Really though, if you want the answer to this, we're the wrong place to ask. The real problem is the question, which, by asking for the internal ...
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Why was my accepted answer deleted?

Update: just noting some developments... The disputed answer was deleted again roughly two weeks ago (beginning of March 2020); after gaining more experience on this site, I honestly don't think it's ...
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Why was my answer to Slavery in the Sudan deleted due to 'plaigarism'?

As I indicated in my mod message reply, you should provide full attribution per the help center guidance on referencing material by others. Your post did not include a link to the original source. ...
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Why was this answer deleted as "pro-Russian propaganda"?

The explanation is found in the comments below the answer. This just makes it look like Russian propaganda used to justify the invasion of Ukraine. Making claims of invalid elections after ...
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Why my accepted answer got deleted for alleged "apologizing antisemitism"?

I deleted the answer mostly for this paragraph: American Jews are statistically more successful even than US whites -> it does not prove any privilege at all. Any person who dares to look for ...
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What should we do with this answer to "Why did people still chant Lock her up at Trump rallies in 2019"?

The question was "Why did people still chant “Lock her up” at Trump rallies in 2019?", and he answer appears to make an honest attempt to answer that question. The answer does try to divine the ...
Sam I am says Reinstate Monica's user avatar
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Why my accepted answer got deleted for alleged "apologizing antisemitism"?

The answer was deleted by a mod. For his reasons I have to refer to his answer. As that answer is a bit terse and only mentions one knock-out reason, it may be beneficial to analyse other potential ...
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What happened to this answer?

The user that posted the answer either deleted their account themselves, or had their account deleted or destroyed. When an account is deleted, all contributions with a negative score are also deleted ...
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Why was this answer about cancel culture accepted by the community, despite completely failing at answering the question objectively?

The only objective way to answer this question is to provide the intended meaning used by the majority of people who use that term. By all means: find the objective survey that establishes how the ...
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12 votes

Why has my post on Maximal Wage Policies been accused of plaigarism when I've explicitly acknowledged Wikipedia as a source

When quoting from an external source, then you should: Make clear what's copied from the external source and what's your own work. You can do that by marking it as a blockquote (> before each ...
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Why was my answer to the question "Why is China interested in supporting the Taliban?" deleted?

I responded to your answer after it received a rude or abusive flag. I don't think it is rude per se, but I found other issues. At the time there was one comment by Ekadh Singh - Reinstate Monica ...
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Why was my accepted answer deleted?

If I handled a deletion flag on that answer, I would probably decline the flag. In fact, there was a VLQ flag on that answer which got declined by a different moderator. That answer was deleted ...
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Disputing a declined NAA flag on the whose to blame for the US government shutdown question

As long as it's an attempt to make an answer, the not an answer flag will usually be declined. This is the case even if the answerer misunderstood the question and posted an answer to a slightly ...
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Disputing a declined NAA flag on the whose to blame for the US government shutdown question

I agree that it does not completely answer the question. I have left a comment explaining what information I felt the answer lacked. However, how well an answer is answered is a qualitative concern ...
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What should we do about an instance of a highly upvoted but unsourced and unfactual answers?

Sometimes the approach taken towards improving something is important. Your comments would be more likely to have been received well if they looked like constructive criticism trying to improve an ...
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What should we do with this answer to "Why did people still chant Lock her up at Trump rallies in 2019"?

I'm not a fan of trump by any stretch of the imagination, and haven't interacted with the answer in any way, but it feels like it'd be off topic or at least completly unsubstantiated in the way it's ...
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What happened to the accepted answer at Why is a border wall such a polarising issue in American politics?

The answer was removed by the community, three trusted users to be exact. From what I can see, the removal is under review and has gathered one pending undelete vote. Further reading: Why and how ...
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Answer was improperly deleted; Neither rude nor spam

Whoever deleted this answer did the right thing. It is an incoherent piece that primarily displays prejudice and racism. It does that through a short string of allusions rather than bringing forth ...
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8 votes

Why are answers that basically say "right wing illogical bad, left wing rational good" allowed to exist?

Not rude or abusive per the CoC I just flagged an answer that literally just said pretty much "The reason for X is because Left is rational and right is irrational", using a lot of randomly ...
JJJ's user avatar
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What was deemed "rude or abusive" at user rs.29's answer that has been deleted by moderator at What are the main arguments made for White Nationalism?

The "rude or abusive" flag links to the Code of Conduct. Regarding this specific answer, this section is relevant: No bigotry. We don’t tolerate any language likely to offend or alienate people ...
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Kindly familiarize yourself with the details of the CC license before handling content licensed under its terms

Editing content of other users is a regular part of how Stack Exchange works. For more information, please read the help center article "Why can people edit my posts? How does editing work?"....
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Kindly familiarize yourself with the details of the CC license before handling content licensed under its terms

I have tried to familiarize myself with the Creative Commons license. I have come to the conclusion that the initial edit was not in violation of the license. By posting on our site, you have shared ...
JJJ's user avatar
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Answer improperly deleted; Neither Rude nor Spam; No way to undelete

That answer was flagged as rude/abusive by a user and I agreed, so I deleted it. I agreed that it was rude/abusive because it reads like a conspiratorial rant which paints a vaguely-defined group of ...
Sam I am says Reinstate Monica's user avatar
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What should we do about an instance of a highly upvoted but unsourced and unfactual answers?

As the author of the answer that Swedish Architect (hereafter SA) takes exception to, I suppose I should offer my perspective... First, let me point out that SA has had a certain amount of input on my ...
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Why was this "unfriendly" flag declined?

Well, telling someone they misunderstand something may be veering into condescension when in fact they do not, or when it's a matter of opinion/interpretation of some ambiguous words. On the other ...
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