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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 ...
anongoodnurse's user avatar
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 ...
12 votes
5 answers

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 ...
AllTheKingsHorses's user avatar
11 votes
7 answers

How do I write a good question?

Writing a good subjective question about Interpersonal Skills has proven to be difficult, but here are some points you can keep in mind to help you: Have a question title that accurately and ...
8 votes
3 answers

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 ...
OldPadawan's user avatar
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Would the scope of "Interpersonal Skills" include Pickup?

Pickup - in the sense I am using the word here - refers to the pursuit and application of interpersonal skills with the goal of increasing the length, number, or perceived quality of one's romantic ...
TheChymera's user avatar
4 votes
4 answers

Should we close questions where underlying assumptions are not supported by evidence?

Recently, I have seen 2 questions here where the underlying assumptions made the question hard to answer. In both cases, there is no reason given for the assumption(s) that was/were made in the ...
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16 votes
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What are the citation expectations of answers on IPS Stack Exchange?

As a Stack Exchange site, answers on Interpersonal Skills SE are expected to be cited and backed up, but what the expectations are exactly can be hard to find. So we've adapted an excellent post on ...
5 votes
3 answers

Are we possibly a bit too trigger happy in our moderation?

I find it a bit worrisome seeing how much moderation takes over on IPS. My impression is that we are at a point where the close reasons are too far narrowed down. I understand that questions which ...
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Can we start writing "There is no established etiquette" answers instead of closing as primarily opinion based?

I have noticed a trend where users will vote to close a question asking "What is the etiquette for a particular situation?" as primarily opinion based or off topic because they feel there is no ...
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2 votes
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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 ...
ArtificialSoul's user avatar
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2 answers

Hiring a lawyer is not legal advice

I see a lot of answer advising to hire a lawyer. This is not an interpersonal solution. Interpersonal solutions should be exhausted before someone spends money hiring a lawyer and inevitably gaining ...
bluevapor's user avatar
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2 votes
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When a question mostly brings frame-challenging answers, should we try to edit it?

This question was inspired from a conversation in IPS' main chat. Regarding the following question: How to ask ex-girlfriend to seek professional help It was pointed out that most answers challenge ...
avazula's user avatar
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Should this answer have been deleted?

The answer: Note: This answer had been flagged, go to review and was judged "ok". I'm posting this here because I disagree with the judgment. ...
Ael's user avatar
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2 votes
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How to deal with OPs which are clearly the problem?

In most questions, OPs have some issue with other people, and the problem is "somewhere" between them. However, occasionally, OPs are the real problem, and additionally they refuse to accept ...
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