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How to encourage questions to actually focus on the 'interacting' part of Interpersonal Skills?

Arthur summarized most of the problem very well in chat: We give people plaintext area to speak about their problems, so they just fill with what matters to them and not what's a good question. I ...
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Hiring a lawyer is not legal advice

I see a lot of answer advising to hire a lawyer. This is not an interpersonal solution. Interpersonal solutions should be exhausted before someone spends money hiring a lawyer and inevitably gaining ...
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When should one recommend deletion for a Low Quality Post in the queue?

When I first got enough reputation to review the queue, I had no idea how to use my new "powers". I had the hardest time understanding when I should "Recommend Deletion" for the &...
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How do I write a good answer?

The requirements for answers on IPS may be a bit different from what you're used to. We can't simply run your answer through a compiler and see if it compiles and works. But here's some stuff you can ...
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1 answer
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Why did my answer get deleted?

I've answered a question, but my answer was later deleted--it even had some upvotes! Why did this happen? What can I do?
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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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Question 15411 had a high rated answer disappear - how do I determine why this happened?

Yesterday Question 15411 had a fairly highly rated answer that I thought was the best answer. There was a "please back this up" comment on that answer. Today that answer is completely gone. Is ...
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What counts as an "Interpersonal Solution?"

I can't seem to find a solid definition of an "Interpersonal Solution" anywhere on the site (if I'm wrong, please drop a comment!). I've seen complaints that we delete everything except answers ...
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is this a site that wants to exclude people?

I recently answered a query - my first - on this site and was helped by someone who explained that my answer was "down-voted" because it did not answer the specific query. I thanked the person and ...
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With no reputation, can I somehow answer a blocked question because it attracted low-quality or spam answers?

I wanted to answer a question but it become blocked by community because it has attracted low-quality or spam answers. I do not have 10 reputation to answer it, since I am not that active on this site ...
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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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Most dictionaries don't include "communication" in their definitions of "interpersonal". Does this have any problem?

First, I don't have any opinion on the scope of the site focusing on communication - no agreement, no objection. However, I see that many arguments on various topics about the scope (e.g. https://...
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Should we use chat to give non-IPS solution, instead using comment?

Some question might have optimal/best solution with non-IPS approach. Answer is not the place to post non-IPS solution (if the answer solely suggest non-IPS solution). However, some might want to ...
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Why was another one of my answers deleted?

I answered the following answer to How can I ask an unfamiliar coworker to eat more quietly? Explaining to the asker that what he wants is not possible is perfectly fine on SE Is "Don't do ...
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Intrapersonal problem which interferes with interpersonal relationship: on-topic?

How to overcome nervousness while welcoming English-speaking clients? The OP of this question struggles with speaking with English-speaking clients. Nervousness interferes with how we deal with ...
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