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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 questions about governments, policies and political processes. Is it a question about governments or policies? No, it's not the government which tells you to not state ...


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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 are posts made years ago. This pattern indeed looks like a revenge downvoting campaign, stretched out to one vote per day in an attempt to avoid triggering any ...


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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 as a community moderator, so I was only acting then in my role as a high-reputation user. Nevertheless, if your answer was posted again today in its current form,...


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No. If that question were so important, someone else would ask it. Also, you aren't "banned from Politics Stack Exchange". You were automatically blocked from asking questions because you asked too many questions in a short amount of time which were downvoted, closed and/or deleted. For more information on the automatic question block and how to ...


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The wording is confusing, but reopen votes and the reopen review queue are actually 2 separate things. A question gets reopened when it gets sufficient reopen votes. To enable improved or improperly closed questions to get reopened, certain actions get the question put into the reopen queue to get additional attention. In the queue, people can review the ...


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I think it is fine to ask about arguments in favor of the (proposed) legalization of certain narcotics. In your example, the question contains some of the author's opinion which in turn attracted down and close votes. That's fine, and it is up to members of the community to cast such votes. Another option might be to edit out some of the opinionated parts. ...


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I never saw this 'reopen' question appear in my review queue That's because you already voted to reopen it. This started the review task, which is to be performed by others, as all review tasks in the system do. Three 'Leave Closed' reviews complete a Reopen Votes review queue task (just like three 'Leave Open' reviews complete a Close Votes review queue ...


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Yes, this is a deliberate change. See New Post Notices rollout on Stack Overflow which quotes from this blog post (emphasis mine): For people who ask questions today, if your question is closed, feedback that is directed toward you privately is shared publicly with anyone who views your question. Plus, the names of people who voted to close the question are ...


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A user flagged this answer as a duplicate of an answer which was previously deleted by another moderator. At first glance that appeared to be true. Trying to circumvent moderator or community decisions to delete content by just reposting it is an absolute no-go in my opinion, so I deleted it too. But then I noticed that the same moderator who deleted the ...


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Yes, it does. We do not want political propaganda on this website. That means we don't want questions which are primarily designed to make the government of one country look good and/or another country look bad. When you have questions about specific governments and their actions, please try to phrase them from a neutral point of view. Avoid prejudice, ...


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Not for normal users. Moderators can see them, however. One small exception would be that if the comment was posted, but not deleted, before the previous Sunday at around 03:00 UTC, it would be able to be queried via the Stack Exchange Data Explorer, which receives a snapshot of the network's current state at that time.


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Using a secondary account to evade any kind of block is indeed an abuse of the system. However, it's also something that we tend to tolerate - at least until the secondary account becomes disruptive. Most times we do this to collect more data points and handle the case a bit more effectively. There's also a small chance the user has learned their lesson. ...


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What does 'via Vote' mean in the timeline of a deleted post? This meta question explains what "Via Vote" means here. This message is an automated comment that tells you that the question accumulated enough votes to be deleted. It may come up if the answer gets 3 delete votes from users, but it also comes up when a mod deletes a question ...


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It might be worthwhile to make a new tag here. slogan seems appropriate


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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).


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The code of conduct states: No bigotry. We don’t tolerate any language likely to offend or alienate people based on race, gender, sexual orientation, or religion It seems given the nature of the Israeli/Palestinian dispute, that a person who self-identifies as Palestinian would be likely to be offended or alientated by the implication that their ethnicity ...


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(Up and down) Voting is subjective. Different people have different standards, and everyone is free to interpret the guidance in the tooltip in their own way.


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Given how strongly they went with marijuana = dangerous, I'd say that was a push/loaded question... to rephrase for emphasis, it was something like: how could they possibly legalize something so dangerous? There were some clear signs of that in the q like this kind of alarmism: It may undermine the nation's gene pool. There's a more specific close reason ...


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You aren’t understanding the process. For a question to be reopened, five reopen votes (or one reopen vote by a diamond mod) need to be applied to the question. There are two ways a question can receive reopen votes: Someone navigates to the actual question page and clicks the little reopen link (the one with the (4) in your image) Someone sees the ...


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This was asked on Meta.SO and the list of bad things to use sockpuppets for includes using multiple accounts to circumvent system-imposed restrictions. using alternative accounts to circumvent suspension by a moderator.


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