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How much due diligence should be used before saying "You can't"? [duplicate]

Quite often I see an answerer open with "You don't" or "You can't" or some other abject contradiction of the asker's question. Sometimes that is an alliterative style which quickly turns into a real ...
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Does the "Be Nice" Policy cover potential rants about general groups of people?

I have some questions about the meaning and the enforcement of the "Be Nice" policy, particularly with regards to this recent question. According to the policy: Bigotry of any kind. Language ...
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How do you tell an answerer that you think their answer needs work?

Today I saw a weak, but well voted, answer. There were a number of viable, potential answers to the question. So this was not a "how do I drive drunk safely" impossible answer that must be ...
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How to talk about "who is responsible, who is to blame"?

I am not sure if this is a good place to discuss this. But I guess it's better than the main site so I'll try. The following questions: How can I avoid the awkwardness of a returning player who wears ...
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I have Asperger's, is my contribution even gonna help for this private beta?

Just front up: This is not about ranting I literarly see 2 options how this site is expected to be and need help to understand which of them is the supposed one. I have Asperger's what made me when I ...
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What is the difference between not answering a question and posting a frame challenge?

What is a frame challenge? We require answers to adress the question. However, some questions may warrant answers questioning whether what the OP wants, really is the best choice. These answers are ...
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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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What to do with questions about "getting around" peoples' boundaries / autonomy

Sparked by this question: Since it's a well known faux pas to ask, I'd like to find a ...
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Templates for leaving comments

This thread is a list of useful comment templates for common situations on IPS. The full list of current templates can be found below. Please note that those comments are only to be used as template ...
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How to respond to posts that are primarily soapboxes for political viewpoints - either for or against?

I would prefer not to cite any specific instances of this. Many of the relevant comments have been deleted, or are hidden in edit histories, and my focus is what I fear may be becoming a systemic ...
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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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The Dark Side of Interpersonal Communication - where do we draw the line?

Interpersonal skills has a dark side. Sometimes, it's about getting what you want, not making a better and healthier relationship. Various unsavory tools can and have been used since forever that ...
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Coming to terms with "Frame Challenges" vs. "Respecting the Question"

I'm a little confused. Recently, it seems there's been a push to "respect the premise of the question" in answers. It's causing answers like this to be heavily downvoted and flagged with comments ...
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What do we do with questions involving the use of substances?

I'm asking about this question, where using drugs is the main goal of the OP. My opinion has already been done long time ago: drugs are bad. But this is a personal opinion, and not the point. What I ...
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I'd like to introduce you to our new friend - the Controversial Topic Post Notice

If you spend any time on Meta Stack Exchange or on The Workplace Meta, you may have seen a couple of Feature requests for a new post notice. What you might not have seen was my support for them and ...
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