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11 votes
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Are hypothetical questions welcome?

Usually, Stack Exchanges deal with "questions about an actual problem you have faced." However, I can see Interpersonal Skills being well-suited to questions that: Deal with a situation you think may ...
Gregory Avery-Weir's user avatar
15 votes
4 answers

UPDATED: COMPLETED "On Topic" help page contents are live

Taking into consideration the notes left in answers below, the help page has been updated. Feel free to leave any commentary on the text. This site really needs content for the help center's "On ...
Catija's user avatar
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2 votes
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Which stack does this question belong to, if any?

Todays question Is adding “let me know if anything is unclear” to an e-mail really necessary or is it redundant? was apparently manually migrated (delete, then create new question on other stack) from ...
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10 votes
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Could this site make use of a FAQ?

Reading Tinkeringbell's answer here today I realised just how much guidance there already is on this meta on various topics like how to compose answers, how to back up your answers, when to flag and ...
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1 vote
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IPS-Related Questions Without Clear IPS Goals, Valid Only in the Case of a Definitive Answer

I have in mind two questions, largely the same in content and approach, but for which I offered opposing opinions on voting to close: Is this a known Interpersonal “Anti-Skill”, if avoided could de-...
Upper_Case's user avatar
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1 answer

Can I ask this theory question?

I am being banned from asking question in 7 days, but I'm not sure if the ban can be lifted so I can ask the below question? Is there any research about silence in communication, especially in online ...
Ooker's user avatar
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2 votes
3 answers

Reworking the help/on-topic page

A while back, we discussed How to encourage questions to actually focus on the 'interacting' part of Interpersonal Skills. My answer there proposed editing the help/on-topic page to be clearer, and ...
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Is "too broad" being confused with "too verbose" or "too vague"?

I would like to understand what “too broad” means on SE Interpersonal. The SE official ‘handbook’ states too broad - if your question could be answered by an entire book, or has many valid ...
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5 votes
1 answer

How should we define what makes a question asking for academic research on topic?

Background Recently, this question and that one have been asked in the tag academic-research. Both questions were closed within a few hours of being posted and as of this question one has been ...
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6 votes
3 answers

Are resource recommendations on topic?

Suppose a person wanted to ask for resources to examine a subject further - for example, books on public speaking, websites with conversation starters, or videos about how to dress at a conference. ...
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2 votes
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Finally finishing the rework on help/on-topic

UPDATE: I edited the help center page accordingly on 2022-08-22. This is now live. Over a year ago, IPS worked on this post to re-work the help/on-topic page. It might be good to read through the ...
Tinkeringbell's user avatar
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