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Help! I am being oppressed! Why do people keep downvoting my opinions?

People don't downvote you because they disagree that your opinion should be posted on this website, they disagree that any opinion should be posted on this website. Many people on this website will ...
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What is the rationale for the "question ban" for user guest271314?

This was an automatic question block made by the Stack Exchange algorithm. The details of the algorithm aren't public (we moderators don't know them either). But it usually seems to get triggered when ...
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What currently prevents Politics.SE from being launched from Beta?

I remember reading somewhere on Meta (not sure which site), that the question rate should (I know there may be exceptions) be steadily above a certain threshold (Area51 lists 10+). Basing myself on ...
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Please delete my account

If you wish your account removed, please use the "Delete Profile" option on your user profile: Please note that: User deletion is irreversible! By sending this request, your votes will be ...
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How does "Primarily Opinion-Based" work on this site?

Welcome to Politics Stack Exchange. We handle "Primarily Opinion-Based" very strictly here, maybe even stricter than on most other Stack Exchange sites. The reason is that we do not want to be a ...
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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 ...
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How does 42 add up to -3?

The answer has received 6 upvotes and 9 downvotes. Each upvote earned you 10 reputation points, which means you gained a total of 60 points. Each downvote cost you 2 points, which means you lost a ...
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Moderator Censorship

So here's how we're gonna do this: I've deleted all of the comments on that answer save for the one that directs folks to the chat room. Since you and others - and especially you - couldn't keep your ...
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Let give me crystal clear standards. -- Which question to go busted ---

Are you insinuating that this site is none of the business of un-Americans? I am German and they elected me moderator. The runner-up candidate was Ukrainian. So by empiric evidence, no, there doesn't ...
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There should be a moratorium on impeachment questions

Presidential impeachment in the United States is currently a topic which receives a lot of public attention. So it is obvious that people have a lot of questions about it and come to this site to seek ...
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Would my question be better off on philosophy.stackexchange.com?

This question is definitely off-topic here on Politics Stack Exchange. The help center article about what's on-topic on politics stack exchange says: Politics Stack Exchange is for objective ...
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What's the deal with a dozen users removed yesterday?

With the help of the Stack Exchange community team we recently discovered a ring of sock puppet accounts engaging in vote manipulation across several stack exchange sites. Unfortunately I can not go ...
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Is it okay that this answer was deleted?

Yes, the answer was deleted because it was spam. A common theme with spam on the SE network is that spam links will be embedded within innocent-looking answers which are actually plagiarised, either ...
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Moderator Censorship

55 people have commented on that question, and it became a side-discussion. As some of you are aware, I delete what looks like side discussins. The first handful of comments seemed to be asking ...
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Help! I am being oppressed! Why do people keep downvoting my opinions?

It seems highly unlikely that there there are not some people on Politics.SE who use downvotes, (and upvotes), to strategically promote and suppress opinions. Officially this is frowned upon, and can ...
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Is there a way to get information on my closed and deleted questions and answers?

A desire for revenge is not tolerated on this site, @guest271314. Instead of focusing oneself on hurting other users who voted to close posts, one should see if these posts can be improved. Other ...
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What currently prevents Politics.SE from being launched from Beta?

At present, it seems that graduation is broken There hasn't really been a comprehensive solution regarding how this would work juggling ~173 sites, much less deciding which sites would be eligible ...
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Should we start requiring users to register before they can post questions?

Unless this takes a lot of work on the part of the moderators, I'd leave it as is. While in beta we have many users that can vote to close. Furthermore, once a troll is known it seems a few down ...
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Should we start requiring users to register before they can post questions?

I've done this temporarily. What that means depends on how long it takes. I'll probably re-enable anonymous participation when I'm confident that we've got this situation under control.
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Why was my highly upvoted answer just deleted? Was it retaliation?

This answer is more of a comment on Sam I Am's answer and their reasoning for deleting the answer, since I think it's safe to discount the idea that it's some sort of Monica-related retribution. I'm ...
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How is it that StackExchange allows moderators that believe attacking an idea is the same as attacking a person?

Welcome back to Politics.SE. I presume you're referring in your question to my final deletion vote on your answer here a couple of months ago. Firstly, note that this took place before I was elected ...
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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.
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Why are the questions about Iran's nuclear threat against Israel off-topic

I'm not sure what questions you're talking about, but questions that are intended to promote or discredit are explicitly off-topic here. In fact, of the main close reasons on this site is: The ...
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Why my comments and questions are repeatedly getting deleted?

Your comment was deleted because we generally discourage comments regarding up/downvotes - see the examples in the Help Center article on the commenting privilege: When shouldn't I comment? Comments ...
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moderators please lock this question before it attracts another series of back and forth rollbacks

The question was initially not up to our quality standards. It even gathered two close-votes, one for unclear and one for promote or discredit a specific political cause. But fortunately a well-...
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Is there a way to propose an edit without automatically applying it?

No, once you earn the Edit Questions And Answers privilege, you may no longer suggest edits. When I'm attempting edits that I'm not entirely sure are in line with the OP's intent, I try to post a ...
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Experimenting with depoliticizing politics

First, What you're asking for changes to things that are the same throughout SE. Meta.StackExchange.com would be a better place to propose such changes. The mods here can't adjust how many points ...
Sam I am says Reinstate Monica's user avatar
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What is "serial voting" on this site?

Moderators cannot invalidate votes. This can happen either by an automated process or by a Stack Exchange employee. You may find more details in the help centre. In this instance, I noticed that you ...
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