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How to talk about "who is responsible, who is to blame"?

I am not sure if this is a good place to discuss this. But I guess it's better than the main site so I'll try. The following questions: How can I avoid the awkwardness of a returning player who wears ...
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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 ...
3 votes
6 answers

Everybody understands the answer - but moderators complain - why?

Today I answered this questions: How to establish boundaries with a roommate without confrontation? Until now, 9 hours later, 28 people up-voted my answer. This tells me that at least 28 people ...
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18 votes
5 answers

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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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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11 votes
5 answers

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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2 answers

Stop censoring Question and Answers

The context of this Question How do I respond to "if you had kids with a white girl, they’d look like [the guy next to me]"? is abundantly clear to an individual whom has experienced one or more ...
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5 votes
2 answers

Can we start enforcing the "back it up" policy?

We've had the "back it up" policy for almost a year now. It was one of the earlier things we seemed to think important for the quality of answers on the site. We've had more than a few discussions ...
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Comment explaining a downvote deleted

First of all, sorry if this is the wrong way or the wrong place to ask this question, but I'd really like to know the reason for this action, and I thought this was the best way to get it. I posted ...
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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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Against the evidence or experience requirement [closed]

This post aims to argue for the following belief: That imposing an evidence or experience requirement is harmful (epistemic status: uncertain) a) An evidence or experience requirement will not ...
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Are answers where the OP has no experience with a situation and is speculating worth upvoting?

The question Which pitfalls should I watch out for when meeting my half-brother who hasn't been aware of my existence for 25 years? is a really interesting question. It's interesting, it's about a ...
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10 votes
3 answers

Add history to citation expectations meta post

In the meta post What are the citation expectations of answers on IPS SE I noticed that the post was not as friendly as I would have liked in the perspective of new users, and I wanted to improve the ...
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2 answers

What do we delete, and what not?

I had an interesting chat with @Catija yesterday. She stated: This is something I've argued with the Cooking mods for over a year. If an answer has even a whiff of an actual answer, they decline ...
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8 votes
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Where does manipulation tie into Interpersonal Theories and what to do about it?

Context In my recent question, there was a surprising number of users insinuating that because the question was about the use of an Interpersonal Theory, it was inherently manipulative. This is a ...
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