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To what extent do we respect the OP's request?

There has been a question rattling around in my mind since I started to participate actively on this site. After reading this question, I feel the need to bring it up in meta. I'm active on several ...
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18 votes
10 answers
954 views

What to do with answers that aren't related to interpersonal skills?

There are fourteen answers on this question: How to write a note that will convince an unknown person to not urinate next to my garage door? The "Question" part of the question states: If we were ...
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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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5 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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7 answers
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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 ...
13 votes
5 answers
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Should we be more strict about one-line answers?

There have been a lot of one or two line answers (very brief) on the main site. Most of them, almost all of them IMO, only suggest one or two things to do and never explain why they would work. Though,...
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5 answers
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What to do with questions about "getting around" peoples' boundaries / autonomy

Sparked by this question: https://interpersonal.stackexchange.com/questions/1537/how-can-i-tactfully-ask-if-someone-is-expecting-or-not Since it's a well known faux pas to ask, I'd like to find a ...
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5 answers
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Do we want references in our answers?

This is the sort of site that could well lend itself to using personal experience to answer questions. Is it ok to use personal experience? Do we want people to cite authoritative sources in their ...
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15 votes
7 answers
590 views

How do we engage more people to contribute on meta, to create a wider mandate for our policies?

Today (15-3-2018), there was a discussion in chat, starting about here, about the state of IPS and its moderation. (Moderation here means any moderation, not just diamond mods stuff) It is no secret ...
JAD's user avatar
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5 answers
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Why doesn't this site have a back it up rule?

I'm looking at the answers on this site. I've found that very few of them are supported by any sort of evidence. For example, in the question How to discourage missionaries?, the top voted answer ...
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4 answers
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How can I add backup for an "obvious" answer?

Here is a question about etiquette, and it has this answer How about simply asking them? If you're unsure if your behaviour will bother someone, a small question such as: Do you mind if ...
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Example of answer that was deleted too quickly

This answer (screenshot) is (to me) an example of an answer that was deleted far too quickly. The original question was how a guy could get his friends to get more serious about starting a business ...
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9 votes
2 answers
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What's the best way to deal with VLQ "answers" when you can't flag them appropriately?

This is about THIS question. If interpersonal skills are a way to deal with the issue (not even sure about that, though...), the problem lies with the "answers". How do you know an IPS question has ...
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9 votes
2 answers
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Can we have a new Post Notice for Moderators to use on answers that don't meet our "Back it up" rules?

The current post notices don't really meet the need for addressing the problems of answers that don't meet our "back it up" policy here. Having such a notice would make it much more likely that I'd ...
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4 votes
2 answers
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Should we add the (red) faq tag?

Today, I spend almost 20 minutes looking for the meta post "How do I write a good answer?". Spoiler alert, the post that I clearly remember upvoting doesn't exist because this post was about questions ...
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