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Where do we draw the line between 'what to do' and 'how to do' questions?

I have reviewed various questions that appear to be related and still find the issue unclear. I'm asking with specific reference to How to break off contact with someone without hurting their ...
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(DONE) Can question #21407 be improved and reopened?

Thanks to many edits (and last great one from @avazula), this question about "courtesy" has been (temporarly) saved and could probably be reopened. "Is it common to leave something in someone's house ...
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To increase the number of reopened questions, add a On Hold tab

As there is a consequent number of questions getting the "On Hold" state (for good reasons) I was still wondering how it would possible to increase the number of questions reopened. The "On Hold" ...
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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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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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Why do I get “on hold”?

I’m asking this question because, in this question which I posted, I have corrected myself. And of course, I have bulled only her, but not in front of her. Question: Why do I get “on hold messages”? ...
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Should we delete answers to closed questions?

We often get the case of someone asking an off-topic question, getting one or more answers, and then the question is finally closed. In some cases the OP even accepts one of the answers. This leads ...
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Should question 16793 have been closed?

Question 16793 is an etiquette question asking about the common courtesy of how/when to stop conversation with someone in online dating. This question was closed as "primarily opinion based" and from ...
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Why recommend editing a question if the editing is ignored afterwards?

In this question https://interpersonal.stackexchange.com/questions/14402/how-do-i-break-to-my-neighbor-that-her-boyfriend-may-be-cheating-on-her the original question stated two options: silence or ...
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Why this question was not reopened and closed even after required editing?

How do I explain better to my colleagues that they should wish me a happy birthday on a different date? This question by me was originally not specific. I edited it accordingly but it wasn't reopened....
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Can question #13889 be reopened?

How to politely tell a friend that I want to hang out with her, but not invite others? This question has been closed as unclear what you're asking. The reason seems rather weird to me, because OP ...
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Why was my etiquette question closed?

Edit: I've now added more specific information to my question, according to Catija's comment - can we get it reopened? My question here Etiquette question regarding conveying enthusiasm in email ...
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Why was my question closed?

My question How can I transition a conversation about Taylor ham, with a girl, into other topics was closed as off-topic, and I don't agree with this. The reasons given in the comments, as well as ...
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Why was my question criticized and closed as off-topic while other questions asked in the same way are highly upvoted and not closed?

Edit 2 Now it's closed again for "unclear what you're asking". This is very strange five people who reopened thought it's clear enough and I received explicit mild compliments from some people: we ...
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Can we use custom close reasons more often for “off-topic” questions?

If you've been around for a bit, you have probably noticed that we close a lot of questions! Sometimes the default close reasons are fine, but we've also developed a few guidelines that can feel ...
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Proposed solution to hit and run questions

Fairly often we get a kernel of what could be an interesting, on topic question buried in a not so great post. And fairly often the OP disappears after posting without editing or responding to ...
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Can we reopen question 9506 (How to pitch a message for a Fraternity Election)?

Currently, this question: How do I pitch a message for a Fraternity Election? is only one reopen vote away from being reopened. The OP answered all the questions for clarification and edited their ...
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Should answers on closed questions be downvoted?

I'm not sure if this is the right place to post, but a question of mine initially had several answers. Then some people aggressively downvoted the answers, apparently because they didn't like the ...
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Why was this question about public transportation etiquette closed as “opinion-based”?

I'm referring to this question: Not sure if have to give up priority seat as not sure if lady is pregnant or just plus sized The basic question there is: When I can't tell if a lady is pregnant or ...
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Why was this question closed?/ To what extent are opinion-based questions acceptable?

I just want to make it clear that it's not critique or a rant of some sort. I just want to understand why this question got closed because i did not find it to violate any IPS.SE rules to an extend to ...
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Have we decided to adopt 'requires professional help' as a new, custom close reason, and how should the close message be worded?

We have been getting a small but significant number of questions where one or more of the people in the stated situation need professional help. The IPS.SE community apparently had come to a consensus ...
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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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Knee jerk reaction to seeing a high rep user answering a low quality question

Did we handle the guy who's dating multiple chicks (*) and seeing a girl whom he considers a 2nd class citizen, and a sex toy, but didn't want to see on a Saturday night, question appropriately? How ...
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Was the question about offensive language in poetry handled appropriately?

How do you deal with abusive, vulgar and violent language in poetry? This question drew a lot of fire, comments, arguments, and close votes, but I'm not sure that it should have been closed. The ...
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Is “too broad” being confused with “too verbose” or “too vague”?

I would like to understand what “too broad” means on SE Interpersonal. The SE official ‘handbook’ states too broad - if your question could be answered by an entire book, or has many valid ...
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Closed threads as too broad when they aren't

I made these 2 questions and they have been closed as too broad, but in my opinion and as i saw, in the opinion of other users too, they aren't broad at all. There is only one clear question with ...
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What can I do to reopen my question?

How to deter busybodies when polite deflections fail? was unilaterally closed as asserted here. After a substantial edit, I would like to ask the community to reopen my question. If the Question ...
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Can we re-open the question about stack exchange?

I feel that the question How to handle people who don't get along on Stack Exchange? hasn't been given enough thought as to its closure. Robert C., our community builder for stack exchange closed ...
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Is a question about underlying assumptions made by strangers off-topic?

Why do half-strangers say I'm sure you'll love it when they don't know my interests ? was just closed as "too broad," in my honest opinion it lacked some extraneous details that probably would have ...
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What close-reasons were applied to close this question, and why?

Note: this question was originally about why a question got closed, but it is also about what close reasons were applied and why. I have edited the title to make this explicit. So kindly do not remove ...
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How can someone answer a question after it is put on hold?

This question is put on-hold with me as the last voter. At that time no one posted an answer and I'm sure because I put a comment after that. However, somehow there's an answer after it was put on-...
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Should we have a greater latitude on duplicates?

This: How to follow up with someone who lost a loved one? came up in the review queue as a possible duplicate of this: How to enquire about someone after they learned bad news? They could be ...
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What makes this question too broad?

How to help a friend that is suddenly socially withdrawn? First, this is not about dealing with suicidal people. Socially withdrawal might be a symptom of depression, but not all social withdrawal is ...