Do we need to avoid criticism of any governments in this stack exchange?

I'm not the kind of person who'd launch into a multi-page diatribe within Stack Exchange, but when drafting Is hanja opposed in North Korea? I was tempted to use a humorous word instead of "opposed".

I decided not to, because I didn't know whether we're trying to be avoided this website being blocked by any governments, but on second thoughts I also don't know whether it's likely to be hurtful to members of the community.

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Yes, we need to avoid criticism of any governments.

Stack Exchange is a question and answer site, not a discussion forum. I don't think it is appropriate to employ any criticism for any government that might create a thread of off-topic comments triggered by the use of a particular word or phrase.

A question should be as definitive and objective as possible and any superfluous or unwarranted words or expressions should be avoided.

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    100% agreed. Political arguments in a miles-long comments section are the last thing we'll probably want to see.
    – user12
    Jun 22, 2016 at 12:51
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    Are there any exceptions community can think of, e.g. misguided grammar reform of year 1234? Jun 26, 2016 at 14:34
  • @qarma I am not sure what you are referring to, but if you can debate whether it was "really' misguided or not, then, it will lead to discussion, not a definitive answer. Did I answer your question?
    – user7
    Jun 26, 2016 at 14:36
  • Yeah that's the gist. Example was fake on purpose, you know not to offend anyone (and because I'm lazy). Jun 26, 2016 at 14:47

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