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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 of how these sites work, but they are all generally familiar. Wayfarers. They don't know how things work here. Many of them may be brand-new, perhaps drawn in ...


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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 they start typing lgbt by @JJJ @JJJ also points out that we should make lgbt a synonym of lgbtq+ to keep it from being recreated Probably lgbtq+ is the best ...


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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 applied only to certain posts. My fear would be that this only gets slapped onto questions as a way to further legitimize pruning unpopular answers/comments(...


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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, but this is not the case for the type of room you are asking about - basically the "main"1 chatroom for the site.) The system always keeps at least one room ...


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That seems reasonable. I've done it.


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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 "Policies are central to the making of legislation." I think the point of that phrase is to signal that it is often difficult to talk about legislation meaningfully ...


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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 Results updating post history, 51 rows affected (pipe delimited) updating posts, 41 rows affected (pipe delimited) updating PostTags associations, 38 rows affected ...


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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 SEs. As such I'd argue it doesn't answer your question completely. I did post a similar question to Meta.SE not long ago (Is "closer match to another SE&...


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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).


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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 procedure will have to be written down and explained beforehand, at least here on meta, if implemented. And if there is such a rule, I guess I'd like that to be ...


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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. Also, I copied the tag wiki from Interpersonal Skills.


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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've never heard it used for another country. Would you really talk about the Judicial Branch of the UK? judiciary is definitely more common and is definitely the ...


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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 tag legislature with 13 questions but no tag legislative-branch. There is also a tag legislative-process with 89 questions with a couple questions which might ...


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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 approved by another mod. Edit: It's back.


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I would agree that this is too many tags. Although I would propose combining all of these into a single tag, whatever name it might use. As far as your two-tag proposal, most questions about economic theory are not within scope here, and should probably be migrated to Economics.SE. The exception is macroeconomics. According to our Help: Just to ...


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As part of the work to move all sites to HTTPS, a lot of links got changed, this one got an incorrect change. Fixed in the next release (after rev 2017.3.16.25440)


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Deleted comments aren't really deleted. They can still be seen by moderators. If you tell us which answer you are talking about I can repost the continue-in-chat comment. Regarding the feature-request to make continue-in-chat comments undeletable or repostable after being deleted: That would be a technical change which would apply to all stackexchange sites ...


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This should be marked status completed now, as those two tags are merged.


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I've made congress the master tag. I think locale tags would do a much better job of distinguishing questions for non US congresses. For example, I think guatemalacongress is a bit more useful than guatemala-congress.


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Thanks to @JJJ, this issue has been resolved. Questions have been retagged as needed and the synonym request was approved. Thanks!


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No problem. A similar case was about the russia and russian-federation tags, see details here. I've been also subscribed to the RSS feed containing the former tag globally across the SE network, and I keep receiving notifications for Politics.SE questions tagged the latter one.


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