I noticed that a fair amount of questions ask for a "polite" solution to a problem. For instance:
- How do I politely end a cold call I've received?
- How to politely say, "I know, right?"
- How to politely refuse money from someone who is insistent?
A search of
is:question polite gives 18 results, almost all of which ask about how to do an action politely; 14 ask specifically. This is over 20% of the questions on the site, and I have yet to see a question ask about how to do something rudely. The trend continues when searching for other words.
Should we assume that most question asking how to do something are looking for a polite answer? Interpersonal skills often require not just doing it something, but doing in civilly and pleasantly - politeness is a part of most human interactions.
Obviously, having a policy that simply makes the word "politely" redundant doesn't save people that much time, but it would be nice in cases where a person does not specify that they're looking for a "nice" or "polite" resolution.