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Should we have the "Controversial Post" post notice?

Yes. Please. In my mind, users fall into two groups: Regulars. They visit Politics.SE regularly and are generally familiar with the SE model. There may be a significant variation in their knowledge ...
indigochild's user avatar
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Should accepted answers still be pinned to the top of the list of answers?

I looked at the data a bit using this SEDE query. There are 704 questions where the accepted answer is outscored by another answer. In 486 questions the difference in score between the accepted answer ...
JJJ's user avatar
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Someone is downvoting my answers here every day since about one month

It indeed appears that you are the victim of rather unusual downvoting activity. It appears that over the past month, someone downvoted exactly one post of yours per day. Among those downvoted posts ...
Philipp's user avatar
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Should accepted answers still be pinned to the top of the list of answers?

I like the idea of going by score only as for the most part the accepted answer will have the highest score. However there will be times when an answer is accepted because it was what the OP wanted to ...
Joe W's user avatar
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Change the "lgbt" tag to "lgbt+" or "lgbtq+"

I think we should rename the tag: It makes the tag more accurate, It brings us more in line with the tagging used on other sites There's no reason not to make the change. People will still find it if ...
divibisan's user avatar
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11 votes
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Are there any strong objections to the creation of the neutrality tag?

While I have no objection to a neutrality tag, it is important to distinguish between neutrality as a position for international relations and the existing questions for net-neutrality, many of which ...
Rick Smith's user avatar
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Someone is downvoting my answers here every day since about one month

This episode of targeted downvoting has now been resolved, and the offending votes invalidated. Thank you for bearing with us and the Community Management team while this was properly investigated.
CDJB's user avatar
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10 votes
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Incredible low visits/day

This must be a bug that lasts for over 2 weeks. We are not alone: Traffic (views, visits) isn't correctly registered on Site Analytics or Area 51 Traffic isn't updated correctly on Area51 ...
Be Brave Be Like Ukraine's user avatar
8 votes
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Better defining the [polling] and [public-opinion] tags

I agree with the tag synonyms as you divided them. So we get: Main tag: [polling] This should have the following tag synonyms: opinion-polling, polls, ... Proposed tag description: Questions about ...
JJJ's user avatar
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Should accepted answers still be pinned to the top of the list of answers?

I feel like there should be ('should' is a funny word) a hybrid model here which weights the accepted answer as higher scoring than it's actual votes, but does not automatically pin that response. For ...
William Walker III's user avatar
7 votes

Should we have the "Controversial Post" post notice?

I was going to just leave a comment, but decided to expand this into an answer. I'm skeptical that adding a 'notice' like this, is a valuable change. It might actually have negative value, if it's ...
Jack Of All Trades 234's user avatar
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I'm [conflict]ed about these tags

To JamesK's point, I don't like tags that are supersets of another tag. By this definition, every question tagged with "war" should also be tagged with "armed-conflict" and finding ...
JJJ's user avatar
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5 votes
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On-topic page is unclear

I think you are correct that the statement is missing a word. I suspect it should read "Processes are central to how legislation is made." I personally think this is more naturally phrased as "...
CoedRhyfelwr's user avatar
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Should we unfreeze Politics chat?

Just to clarify under which circumstances a room is frozen. A room is frozen after 14 days without any activity. (A room can be deleted already after 7 days if there is almost no activity in there, ...
Martin's user avatar
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UN or United-Nations?

I copied the tag wiki and then merged the tag un into united-nations using the mod interface. This should retag all the questions, create a tag synonym and also update any subscriptions. Merge ...
Philipp's user avatar
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I agree that my question is a good fit for another site, but it's clear that it's on topic here too

We have already established in 2014 that macroeconomics is in scope on this website. I therefor reopened the question (two other users already casted reopen votes at that point).
Philipp's user avatar
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Should we have the "Controversial Post" post notice?

That depends. And it depends on how this is implemented: Who decides that such a banner appears? According to which criteria? When, that is: how soon does this appear? I guess that methodology and ...
LаngLаngС's user avatar
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5 votes
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Make [eu] a synonym of [european-union]

That seems reasonable. I've done it.
Philipp's user avatar
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5 votes

Can we move out of beta now?

The refinement of the graduation process has been on hiatus for over a year now. I'm not sure whether there has been any more recent public staff comment on this. It seems unlikely to me that any site ...
Bryan Krause's user avatar
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5 votes
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About certain overlapping tags for [transportation]?

I suggest making railroad and public-transport synonyms of transportation. The "common sense" solution for the infrastructure overlap is: If an infrastructure question involves ...
Rick Smith's user avatar
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I agree that my question is a good fit for another site, but it's clear that it's on topic here too

The answer already posted by @Philipp confirms that macroeconomics is within scope here, but doesn't really explain how to resolve the situation when a question is legitimately on topic at two or more ...
arboviral's user avatar
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4 votes
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Can we have a "references" tag in politics.meta.SE?

Yes, and it's already here: references.
JJJ's user avatar
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4 votes

Make [judicial-branch] a tag synonym of [judiciary]

I agree that they should be synonyms, but wouldn't it be better the other way? I've always though of "Judicial Branch" being specifically American, as a reference to the 3 branches of government. I'...
divibisan's user avatar
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4 votes
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Change the "lgbt" tag to "lgbt+" or "lgbtq+"

Done. lgbt+ is now the master tag. lgbt and lgbtq+ were made synonyms and will be automatically remapped to lgbt+. Let me know if there are other commonly used variants we could use as synonyms. ...
yannis's user avatar
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4 votes
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Can we remove `fer` tag?

I don't think it's necessary to do anything about it. Tags only exist in the context of questions. So one way to get rid of the tag would be to remove it from all questions. In this case though, that ...
JJJ's user avatar
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4 votes

Should a [term-limits] tag be created, or should that tag be made a synonym of [election-requirements]?

When deciding whether a new tag should be added, there are generally four considerations. 1: Is it useful? Can one know a lot about term limits, but not know a lot about election requirements? I'd say ...
Ekadh Singh - Reinstate Monica's user avatar
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Someone is downvoting my answers here every day since about one month

I think this ought to be automatically caught, so I opened a request: Improve the detection of targetted downvoting (failed to catch someone downvoting a user almost daily for a month).
Franck Dernoncourt's user avatar
3 votes
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Make [judicial-branch] a tag synonym of [judiciary]

The whole set of tags for the 3 typical branches of a government with separation of powers is a bit chaotic: There is no tag executive but there is a tag executive-branch with 53 questions There is a ...
Philipp's user avatar
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3 votes
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Did we lose the "not about politics" close reason?

This default reason was automatically disabled when we added the new close reasons. We were not aware that this would happen. I already re-added it as a 3rd custom close-reason. It just needs to be ...
Philipp's user avatar
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