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No, because this would contradict the very nature of StackExchange. We are here to learn. To learn from facts, not from someone's sharp tongue and a quick wit. There are plenty of political-related chat boards and forums around, and humorous posts here would only dilute the valuable information. Exceptioุุุุ้้้ns from this rule are very rare. :-)


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I can understand why it's deleted. Even if an answer kinda sorta answers the question, if its main focus is to speak at length about some other issue that's tangentially related to the question, then I usually don't consider it to be an answer. It's more of a blog post (or as some people say, "rant") masquerading as an answer. The question was asking why ...


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No, because exchanging opinions is not the purpose of this website. Politics Stack Exchange is for objective questions about governments, policies and political processes. It is not a place to advance opinions or debate, but rather for exchanging objective information about the policies, processes, and personalities that comprise the political arena....


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This isn't in our power. The badge-system is the same for all Stackexchange sites. There are no site-specific badges as far as I know. So if you want a new badge, you need to lobby for it on the general meta-stackexchange. But even if we could add such a badge, I don't think we should. The purpose of badges is to encourage people to participate ...


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The closest thing I know of on a Stack Exchange site is Mi Yodeya (Judaism) and their Purim Torah policy. As part of a cultural tradition, they have a few weeks out of the year where they can ask humorous questions, but only with strict guidelines about the nature of the humor (e.g. a misinterpretation of the Torah). If we allow political humor, I think we ...


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Is this planned? No. The format actually supports this. Someone could post a question e.g. Who should be President? And provide answers like Hillary Clinton. Donald Trump. Gary Johnson. Jill Stein. Evan McMullin. However, if you try it, the question and/or answers are subject to being closed and deleted. This particular question ...


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Thanks for editing the title. Why was my posted answer deleted…? As Philipp said in their comment, the post does not answer the question, "Why is Greece's debt considered a problem but not US debt […]?" Instead, it answers the question like "Do the crooked imperialists take over Greece by forcing it borrow money instead of feeding itself?" In some cases,...


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How to make your question not a rant. Cut Taking away the property or rights of persons without their consent is theft. No one has the right to put another person or persons into debt without their consent. Such unauthorized debt is immoral, unethical, and should be illegal by international law. This is an opinion that is unrelated to the question of ...


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