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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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Where do we draw a line for 'needs professional help'?

So, in the past, we voted to close How to help my girlfriend get her confidence back? as 'needing professional help'. My stance on that question was that it needed to be closed as 'needs professional ...
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Should we get a custom close reason for 'needs professional help'?

As a site about interpersonal skills, we attract a lot of questions about dealing with persons with a mental health issue, or about people that are having trouble with their own interpersonal skills ...
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Have we decided to adopt 'requires professional help' as a new, custom close reason, and how should the close message be worded?

We have been getting a small but significant number of questions where one or more of the people in the stated situation need professional help. The IPS.SE community apparently had come to a consensus ...
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3answers
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How to handle ips questions by people with “mental disorder”?

When i read this question, I realized this sensitive scenario. The asker says he has some kind of autism (just used as an example here). Under normal circumstances I would post an answer, but to be ...
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Would requiring downvoters to give a reason help create better answers?

I gave what I thought was a pretty good answer, and it was downvoted-x2. So at least 2 people felt it was a terrible answer. I have no idea why. Is there some way to get specific feedback on an ...
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1answer
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Does this post provide an answer or is it missing the point of OP's question?

In the recent question "How do you tell a Facebook friend that they might be on the autism spectrum?" the currently most upvoted answer is giving the same instant response I'd have given before ...
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FAQ for Interpersonal Skills

Asking questions What is the Sandbox? How do I use it? How do I write a good question? Are there any suggested question structures? Answering questions How do I write a good answer? What are the ...
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1answer
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How should we respond to questions when someone involved, but not OP, needs professional help?

There's a similar question here on meta that asks how to respond to questions where OP needs professional help. Then someone wrote an answer to a question on the main site stating that the one of the ...
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1answer
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Are questions on understanding someone's behaviour on-topic?

I have a friend who regularly misses on schedules, even when it is about helping them out. A question on how I can get them to correct their course is perfectly acceptable on IPS.SE. However, there ...