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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 rename the "conflict-aversion" tag?

The tag conflict-aversion is badly named. Aversion is a strong dislike or disinclination. A person can be conflict-averse. The description for this tag says it's more likely to be about conflict-...
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Does IPS want to be back on HNQ? [duplicate]

So as you all know, questions on Interpersonal Skills are no longer shown on the Hot Network Questions sidebar. As much as can be said about the way this came to be, it is interesting to reflect on ...
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Should users be approached with a comment about improving old answers? [duplicate]

I understand the desire/need for moderation and to have a certain standard, but I think going through old posts and asking users to improve answers that are over a year old based on rules implemented ...
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What caused this site to be excluded from Hot Network Questions?

Recently, the Stack Exchange team made the decision to exclude this site from the Hot Network questions on the right sidebar of questions across the network and on the stackexchange.com homepage. Why ...
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I can't find my recently deleted answer

Before the weekend I posted an answer which was reasonably well received, with a bunch of upvotes. It was deleted because, although it told an of interesting and relevant experience, it did not ...
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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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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 ...
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When should one recommend deletion for a Low Quality Post in the queue?

When I first got enough reputation to review the queue, I had no idea how to use my new "powers". I had the hardest time understanding when I should "Recommend Deletion" for the &...
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Readers' Feedback on Accepted Answer

Question or answer readers may give their up-voting or down-voting without revealing their opinion. This rule is known to me. I have faced one experience. Here, I had discussed with OP for about half ...
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Tell me *Exactly* what is wrong with the Answer

Deleting my Answer was completely unjustified. My Answer is still not restored and no justification for it's deletion has been provided. Please update me on this situation before I escalate. I want ...
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Coming to terms with "Frame Challenges" vs. "Respecting the Question"

I'm a little confused. Recently, it seems there's been a push to "respect the premise of the question" in answers. It's causing answers like this to be heavily downvoted and flagged with comments ...
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Should substantially edited answers retain their existing votes?

Both a moderator and I made comments on an answer to this question today to the effect that it (i) did not address the OP's question in any way and (ii) proposed lying to avoid having to face the ...
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There's no point to down votes if comments to them are discouraged

It has recently been revealed to me that the community policy discourages comments that explain down votes, at least on answers. This defeats the actual purpose of the down vote, and decreases the ...
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Maximum Up-Voted Answer

Example An answer-1, answer-2 which has short description (3 to 4 lines) and not formatted. It has got maximum up-votes. Question Maximum up-voted answer on IPS means high quality answer? Well ...
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Why would a moderator delete a comment to a question which requests down vote clarification?

Within the past day I posted a question regarding a personal experience of mine that I genuinely wanted advice on. Although I don’t mind getting tons of upvotes on questions, as an experienced Stack ...
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Regarding the deletion of an answer for not answering the core question

In the recent question How to communicate to my mother that I find it hurtful when she cooks dessert for everyone except me who is vegan? my answer got deleted. I see the point of the answer not ...
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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 ...
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Templates for leaving comments

This thread is a list of useful comment templates for common situations on IPS. The full list of current templates can be found below. Please note that those comments are only to be used as template ...
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Can you add “how-to-deal with a situation”, “advice” and “suggestion”?

Can you please add these 3 tags? Because, I’d like to have permission to ask about “how to deal with....”
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Answer that should not have been deleted

I just ran into this answer that was deleted. Maybe there is some legalistic hair-splitting reason why it was deleted. But my lord, it's the right answer. He asked her out on a date (see Seinfeld)....
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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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Why was this question about building a rapport with clients closed?

This question asking how to build a rapport with clients with whom the OP shares few (if any) common interests was closed as Too Broad. The help center states that on topic questions should be ...
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Should we add a stack-specific close reason for off topic "inTRApersonal" questions?

I find there are a lot of questions here that ask about inTRApersonal issues and are thus off-topic. As someone who votes to close off-topic questions, I think having a specific close reason for this ...
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How come this question and the answers are IPS?

https://interpersonal.stackexchange.com/a/18360/14435 Actually I liked reading the question and answers, but you guys need to play fair rules with everybody or accepting interesting but not straight ...
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Didn't Understand the reason behind Answer Delete

This Was my answer , Okay Everyone said and presented their views , I did that too ,Even my thing really worked for me as well as the problem was also faced by me so I just wrote what I did . Why ...
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Answer deleted as duplicate - not a duplicate

There is a recent question about an argument concerning veganism. I wrote a short answer Well, you started: "In fact, not all wines are vegan" Just don't make controversial (that people won'...
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Can I ask a question about writing an 'about me' page of my blog as it will be read by my readers?

I am working on my blog. In the about me page i want to write my story. I suffered from depression and the blog is eventual output of that. I want to ask if that is a good way to communicate with ...
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Most Helpful Response to Intrapersonal (Problem the person has with themselves) Questions

I'm relatively new here (and so apologies if this is not a relevant discussion), but I've seen a lot of questions asked by users that pertain to Intrapersonal issues rather than Interpersonal issues. ...
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Are questions on understanding someone's behaviour on-topic?

I have a friend who regularly misses on schedules, even when it is about helping them out. A question on how I can get them to correct their course is perfectly acceptable on IPS.SE. However, there ...
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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 ...
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Can someone please explain what is wrong here and how can I fix it?

I asked this question. It got approved in the sandbox, but apparently it will be closed and downvoted on the main site. The only explanation I got is based on a fallacious interpretation of the ...
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Are there any suggested question structures?

Is there a guideline I can follow for forming questions?
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Should this answer remain?

Upon review of the moderation queues, I found this answer flagged because of its length and content. The problem with this answer is that it does not answer the question (at least not exactly: OP ...
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Can we undelete this answer to the heat wave / fan question?

There's a question posted earlier today that described a situation where the OP is conflicted about getting their fan back from their colleagues, due to the extremely hot weather that they are all ...
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What should be in our FAQ?

I'm thinking IPS needs a FAQ, because people keep coming to meta with the same questions. I feel IPS is different enough from most of the SE sites these people are used to, that we could use a FAQ to ...
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It is time to expand

I feel that it is now time to expand the site's scope to cater to the audience's needs. Too often now, users come here asking (a) for relationship advice, (b) how to phrase their ideas, (c) how ...
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Additional Pro Tempore Moderator Needed! - Accepting Nominations [duplicate]

As some of you may have noted, I'm no longer moderating this site because I got an awesome new job as a Community Manager, which requires me to step down from my moderation position here. This site's ...
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Access to Sandbox for new users

I recently suggested to a new user to post his question (16980) on the sandbox as it had some issues and I thought he could benefit and narrow down the question to something that wouldn't be closed as ...
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Why was the question about adding "let me know if anything is unclear" to an email reopened?

Yesterday, the question Is adding “let me know if anything is unclear” to an e-mail really necessary or is it redundant? was closed, with a link to the meta answer of Tinkeringbell, where she ...
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When to flag a comment for review?

I just ran into a comment that seemed rather personal and angry and was thinking of flagging it but wasn't sure exactly what qualifies as a candidate for flagging. Took a look at the help page but ...
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Which stack does this question belong to, if any?

Todays question Is adding “let me know if anything is unclear” to an e-mail really necessary or is it redundant? was apparently manually migrated (delete, then create new question on other stack) from ...
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Is the reason for the rejection of this proposed edit accurate, and in accordance with the community guidelines?

I asked a clarification question on this question in the comments. The OP asks how to encourage bystanders to do the right thing in the situation. My point of contention was making the question less ...
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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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Can another person edit a question to add personal detail about the original poster?

Someone edited this question to include what I consider a confidential personal detail about the original poster: How to convince my wife that my best friend and I are just friends? I then edited ...
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List of Rules for Site

Am I missing something or is there no easily accessible list of rules for the site. It's frustrating as someone who is trying to help other people to have a well received answer be deleted and the ...
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How can users ask private questions anonymously on this site?

Often the topics of questions may be very private, how would a user ask a question anonymously considering their profile is linked to their other profiles on the Stack Exchange network?
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Sandbox is now live!

You can find the Sandbox here. See our past discussions on the Sandbox here and here. Have a question that you want to fix up or not sure if it'll be a good fit here? Or looking to help nurture the ...
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Sandbox for Proposed Questions

What is the Sandbox? This "Sandbox" is a place where InterpersonalSkills.SE users can get feedback on prospective questions they wish to post. This is useful because writing a clear and ...
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Is asking for advice on contacting an old friend suitable for IPS?

I'm thinking about asking a question about an issue that I've had for a while now but I'm not sure if our users' would agree if it is an IPS problem or not. Can you let me know what you think and ...
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