Linked Questions

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How should we handle questions where it is suspected the OP is being abused?

First off I would like to say that I am aware that the stack exchange site has an official policy on posts that are suicidal or seeking professional help but I feel this may be slightly different. ...
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Is this site, essentially, a centre for primarily opinion-based questions?

Please, do not take me wrong. I am truly curious about this, and by no mean I am implying that this site should not exist or that it is less valid or useful or etc. I am a user in many other sites, ...
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What should be in our FAQ?

I'm thinking IPS needs a FAQ, because people keep coming to meta with the same questions. I feel IPS is different enough from most of the SE sites these people are used to, that we could use a FAQ to ...
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2answers
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Should we encourage writing from experience?

I haven't answered many questions here because I've decided to stick to dealing with situations where I've experienced something similar or identical. My rationale for doing so is that answers on ...
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How can Interpersonal Skills stand out and make the internet a better place?

One of the core goals of Stack Exchange is and has always been to make the internet a better place. That doesn't just mean providing quality questions and answers, or having a framework that (mostly!) ...
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Why doesn't this site have a back it up rule?

I'm looking at the answers on this site. I've found that very few of them are supported by any sort of evidence. For example, in the question How to discourage missionaries?, the top voted answer ...
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Related Answers: Why your Pakistani answer won't always work for India

n.b. I'm creating this post as a guide and canonical reference for why an answer to a question that lists a different culture may not always be appropriate and acceptable. As you may already have ...
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Can we have a new Post Notice for Moderators to use on answers that don't meet our “Back it up” rules?

The current post notices don't really meet the need for addressing the problems of answers that don't meet our "back it up" policy here. Having such a notice would make it much more likely that I'd ...
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Where does manipulation tie into Interpersonal Theories and what to do about it?

Context In my recent question, there was a surprising number of users insinuating that because the question was about the use of an Interpersonal Theory, it was inherently manipulative. This is a ...
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What do we expect from an answer on Interpersonal Skills?

We are trying our very best to remove low quality answers from our site. But there are no clear guidelines on what we, as a community, consider to be a good answer. So let's try and make a few ...
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Can we start enforcing the “back it up” policy?

We've had the "back it up" policy for almost a year now. It was one of the earlier things we seemed to think important for the quality of answers on the site. We've had more than a few discussions ...
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How do we deal with cultural differences? [duplicate]

The answers to many questions on this site will depend on the specific culture in which the OP lives. The norms of interpersonal contact vary a lot from one culture to another. (I realised this when I ...
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What do we delete, and what not?

I had an interesting chat with @Catija yesterday. She stated: This is something I've argued with the Cooking mods for over a year. If an answer has even a whiff of an actual answer, they decline ...
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Clarification on Subjective Answer Backup Requirements

We've now been formally enforcing "backup" for almost a year and a half (and discussing it for at least 2yrs). We've had some well written and well thought out answers on what's expected. However, one ...
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4answers
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How can we encourage/enforce the backing up of answers?

There's already been a discussion about back-it-up rules and relevancy of answers a few times on this site. What should we do with answers that are not backed-up? Related Answers: Why your Pakistani ...

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