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Questions about asking questions on the site, such as what type of questions can be asked and whether a certain topic of question is allowed.

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Are the currrent restrictions on questions unhelpful?

As this question points out, a big proportion of questions on this site get closed, more so than on other StackExchange sites. I would argue that the current restrictions on questions are arbitrary ...
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Call for contributions about finding examples of great questions and answers

It has been discussed following recent challenges about the site quality that we produce a curated list of "good" questions and answers to redirect newcomers to, so they understand at a ...
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Hypothetical questions rule clarification

Regarding the recent CoC changes on SE meta, I came across a post that argues gender has no place on SE - and I largely agree, yet this site is a little different because everything IS personal, and ...
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Can I ask this theory question?

I am being banned from asking question in 7 days, but I'm not sure if the ban can be lifted so I can ask the below question? Is there any research about silence in communication, especially in online ...
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Can we ask questions that are based in a standardized environment?

Preface: I work at a hospital and am considering asking a question related to the environment. I understand the standards within very well, but I’d like to see the consensus on acceptable scope. ...
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Is asking a question lacking specific details acceptable on this site?

Background This was inspired from a question I had asked awhile ago. I will be using it as reference. Review Within the question it asks how one would be able to compliment their friend’s makeup ...
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What to do when a new version of a closed question indirectly invalidate existing answers?

This question is downvoted and closed for being unclear, and has one answer. I now have a better version of this, which removes all unnecessary information and states what I think clearer. What should ...
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What is the difference between a "convince" question and a good question?

In my experience with the stackexchange network, the format best supports questions that give a situation, actual behavior and desired behavior with the question being how to obtain desired behavior. ...
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What's our stance on two questions in the same question?

While not as recurring as I first imagined, every now and again there will be a question that is actually asking two different questions at the same time. I've picked some of the first examples I ...
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Can't post a new question - there's a 7 day wait?

I was going to post a question tonight but got this notice instead: You have reached your question limit It looks like you might need a break - take a breather and come back soon! You've ...
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When would it be "asking too often"?

I've been lurking around IPS and some other Stack Exchange domains for several months now, only recently having created an account and asking my first question. The thing is, I've faced many IPS ...
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Do we need to re-write "How can I get X to do Y" questions?

This was primarily spurred by yesterdays question of: How can I get my sister to stop asking me to help her smoke? I think the title (and problem statement) is problematic here, for two reasons: It ...
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The Dark Side of Interpersonal Communication - where do we draw the line?

Interpersonal skills has a dark side. Sometimes, it's about getting what you want, not making a better and healthier relationship. Various unsavory tools can and have been used since forever that ...
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Duplicate of a closed question - Where should people go?

Looking through the unanswered questions I stumbled across this question about confidence, not being the most confident of people and perhaps looking to share some of my own experiences and what ...
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Can we ask questions on behalf of others (e.g. friends)?

Lately, I have been discussing this site with friends and they have all expressed the desire to ask questions but either don't feel their English is good enough or are hesitant for other reasons. I'm ...
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I want to ask a question, but I want to protect people

I want to ask a question on this site about something that a close friend is claiming happened to them. This something was probably illegal, and they want to protect the perpetrator of the crime (for ...
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Why this question is considered off-topic?

As a male, how can I close more jewelry sales to female customers? I don't think this question is off-topic. Although I assume the title is making people uncomfortable, I believe it is a good ...
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Are questions about 'how to convince another person to change their behavior?' on topic

How do I convince someone else to change their behavior? This sort of question was and is a recurring problem on the Workplace. But we have defined this sort of question off topic. People are very ...
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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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Should the same questions coming from different cultures be considered as duplicates?

As we all know, we have started to include culture/country in the questions asked on main site and ask others to do the same. Though, this is a good idea to get rid of answers that won't work in a ...
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Is this question on-topic for this site?

I have a question about that phenomenon when two people are walking down a hallway and to avoid running into each other, go to move around the other, only to find the other person did the same thing! ...
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Is asking about public speaking on topic?

Is public speaking on topic here? More specifically: writing effective speeches speaking techniques (wide range included here - audience engagement, confidence in front of audience, etc) help with ...
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Is it ok to ask questions about issues on Stack Exchange? If so, where do we draw the line?

This question has been asked: How can i deal with someone obsessed with me on a website? There is a comment: Are you talking about Stack Exchange or some other site? If you're talking about SE ...
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What is the site recommendation for citations and references when we post an answer here? [duplicate]

I am new to the whole concept of Stack Exchange and mainly active at English Language and Usage since April 2017. Now English.SE is a site that depends heavily on citations and references to support ...
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Is this question still too broad even when it's purpose is clear?

This question (a community wiki) I may add was recently closed for too broad: What to do if I/Someone I know is feeling depressed/suicidal? Why? It's intention was not to be a proper question, it's ...
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How can we include the terminology of interpersonal skills into our site?

The following question got me thinking about scope What's the difference between being introvert and being shy? Personally I'm keen not to narrow our scope to situational questions. As this meta ...
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Are MBTI related questions on topic?

Among the many questions I have for this site, some require me to specify the other person's MBTI type, like: How should I bring up that subject with an INFP? For example. Are those questions on ...
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Is it a good idea to have classes of relationship types for questions to create context?

Is it a good idea to have classes of relationship types for questions? By this I mean, family, close-friends, etc A question like this Asking someone to check out something I created could be ...
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