Can you please add these 3 tags? Because, I’d like to have permission to ask about “how to deal with....”

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    All 3 of those are essentially "What should I do"-Tags. which is off topic
    – kscherrer
    Commented Sep 28, 2018 at 8:12
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    How-to-deal also tends to tie to intrapersonal questions, which are also off topic.
    – Jess K.
    Commented Sep 28, 2018 at 18:10

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How-to-deal with a situation is off topic for the same reason as "what should I do" questions. It mostly boils down to having too little information to make a good decision.

The advice and suggestion are really similar in that they also imply "what should or do" or "what can I do". Although answers to such questions could be useful, in the majority of cases they won't. I expect questions like these to be closed for being "primarily opinion based"

  • Ok, then how about this tag “what should I do?”
    – Alex A
    Commented Sep 28, 2018 at 18:11
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    @AlexA "What should I do" questions are explicitly off-topic; we even have a custom close reason for them.
    – Em C
    Commented Sep 28, 2018 at 18:21
  • I wouldn't be opposed to having a "what should I do" tag so we can find off-topic questions faster... ;)
    – Jess K.
    Commented Oct 1, 2018 at 12:16

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