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Let's start working on our help center "what to ask" text!

Within the next couple of weeks we are likely to have moderators who can edit the various parts of the site, including our "On Topic" page and our three custom "off topic" close ...
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Let's close questions asking how to word/phrase something

I've posted two different answers here now with this recommendation and both of them have a lot of upvotes. To repeat: I'd like to introduce a rule that I think we should consider. We are not here to ...
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Are the current restrictions on questions unhelpful?

As this question points out, a big proportion of questions on this site get closed, more so than on other Stack Exchange sites. I would argue that the current restrictions on questions are arbitrary ...
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Only 3 out of 15 of the most recent questions don't have close votes?

I understand the importance of closing questions that don't fit, and I understand the need to close them quickly, but looking at the questions page just now nearly all of the questions coming in are ...
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Acceptability of "How can I convince" questions

This has been previously admitted questions of the kind "How can I convince someone to X" are, for some, on topic for this site (1, 2) and we can find example on this stack such as this one ...
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Top voted answer didn't include citations or research, but my answer was deleted for not including them. Why was my answer deleted?

I gave this response to a question. How do I get my mother to use the bathroom? My response was deleted with this message from a moderator. Answers should suggest concrete actions based on research ...
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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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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 ...
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Should this question about convincing others about a specific political viewpoint be closed? Why?

Recently, someone asked the question How can I convince people that the use of a different word for the death of a woman is wrong because we are all equal?. This question sparked several comment ...
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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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