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17 votes
7 answers

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 ...
14 votes
6 answers

Should we tag our questions by (cultural) region?

Some interpersonal skills are universal, but others are very much cultural dependent. Therefore, there may be a case to tag questions by region. Where that is not enough, by anything else that ...
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10 votes
4 answers

Is this site, essentially, a centre for primarily opinion-based questions?

Please, do not take me wrong. I am truly curious about this, and by no mean I am implying that this site should not exist or that it is less valid or useful or etc. I am a user in many other sites, ...
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4 votes
5 answers

Can answers be off topic? - How to deal with answers that address legal issues

We have had a couple of questions that ask about ways to deal with interactions with others. These questions are perfectly on topic here because they are asking about interpersonal issues. Sometimes, ...
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9 votes
1 answer

Related Answers: Why your Pakistani answer won't always work for India

n.b. I'm creating this post as a guide and canonical reference for why an answer to a question that lists a different culture may not always be appropriate and acceptable. As you may already have ...
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17 votes
2 answers

What should we do about answers based on the 'wrong' culture?

This site has already had a lot of discussion about clarifying cultural context in questions. I haven't been following meta well enough to link to all the relevant discussions, but here's one early ...
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7 votes
3 answers

Are long answers part of the culture here?

As a new user on this site, drawn in by a post on ELU meta, I am surprised to find so many very long answers. This Q is related to "Just the facts, ma'am." OR Reining in answers, but is ...
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9 votes
2 answers

Are questions that lack a location tag really too broad?

I would like to settle this issue once and for all... It seems to me that voting to close a question purely because it lacks a location tag is actively counter productive. When users think their ...
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Answering culturally dependent questions with cultural ignorance [duplicate]

This is now the second time I see an answer here where my first impulse as German was "What the heck?" The first answer was How to tell a colleague to take care how he looks. It has many answers ...
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1 vote
1 answer

How much should we be enforcing specific and regional questions?

As per this meta post, we should really be giving regional examples of our questions, however I'm seeing a large increase in open ended questions, where not only is the situation not really defined to ...
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