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Propose automated comment deletion emails

[Automated] Deletion Notifications I don’t have an issue with some comments being deleted, especially as an infrequent visitor of the forum (kudos to admins being active and caring). Proposal: ...
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Let's go back to HNQ!

Like discussed, IPS would like to return to HNQ. Support for a return to HNQ was overwhelming, so here's a feature request: Bring IPS back on HNQ! We've had the discussion about when and what to ...
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If & when Interpersonal.SE rejoins HNQ, add its HNQ feed as a chat feed

Based on the discussion in Revisiting HNQ participation for IPS, it looks like IPS.SE might be rejoining HNQ. Monitoring the questions on HNQ and ensuring they are and remain in good shape is a ...
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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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“question seems a little too opinionated for this site”

I noticed this sentence used (copy / paste) for several posts, and it is incredibly bad. My dictionary says: Opinionated: Characterized by conceited assertiveness and dogmatism (example: An arrogant ...
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On-topic page is still “Being Nice”

This is actually a small update. While I was reading the help center article What topics can I ask here, I found out that off-topic reasons are also mentioned in the same article under the heading "...
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Easy way to ask with another username? [closed]

I would like to ask a question, but not have the same account as on for example Stackoverflow. Because I feel some shame for what I would like to ask. But the default option is using the same account. ...
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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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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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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 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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“Recommend Deletion” should include a “Your answer has no examples” / “Your answer is not substantial enough” option

Many of the low-quality posts tend to surface as there aren't sufficient information in there (like elaboration, examples, anecdotes, sample situations, etc). Since IPS is moving towards having ...
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How can we make a Sandbox happen?

For those that don't know, a Sandbox is a meta question that is constantly maintained as a place for users to get feedback on their questions before they post to main. Users can post their questions ...
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Would requiring downvoters to give a reason help create better answers?

I gave what I thought was a pretty good answer, and it was downvoted-x2. So at least 2 people felt it was a terrible answer. I have no idea why. Is there some way to get specific feedback on an ...
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Automatically protect questions that hit HNQ

It seems that we have more problems with hot network questions than most sites. When a question goes hot, we tend to get a flood of votes and low quality answers from users who aren't familiar with ...
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Review Queue - Scope for a brief 'Stop the Clock' feature after Mod comment

Often when I look at the review queues I see that there are posts which have had constructive comments left for the OP, which if acted on would avoid the need for the post to be deleted. The problem ...
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Can we let adequate explanation be an alternative to “Backing it up”?

There is plenty of current discussion on the back it up policy as we have started deleting answers that don't provide either personal experience or supporting research to back up their claims. While ...
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Can we have a new Post Notice for Moderators to use on answers that don't meet our “Back it up” rules?

The current post notices don't really meet the need for addressing the problems of answers that don't meet our "back it up" policy here. Having such a notice would make it much more likely that I'd ...
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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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Should we add a stack-specific close reason for off topic “dear Abby” questions?

Dear Abby, I have a problem. I would like to flag or vote to close questions on IPS.se that are off topic because they ask for advice on what to do instead of how to do it. Unfortunately, there's no ...
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Would stretching some privilege milestones reflect closer congruence with the learning curve and would that help moderation work?

This is not a complain about a single editing of a single post. As an example: Isn't the privilege to 'Edit Questions And Answers' with immediate results a little too easy to get at 1,000 rep? I ...
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Is there a way to follow and be notified when a question is removed from 'hold' status?

So I can access and answer that particular question instead of searching for it again in the "unanswered' tab.
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How to better communicate site policies to users?

In light of the number of meta posts complaining about deleted comments or closed questions, I think it's clear that the site itself is not communicating to new users exactly what comments are for or ...
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When is an answer 'not an answer'?

The 'Not an Answer' Flag has the text This was posted as an answer, but it does not attempt to answer the question. It should possibly be an edit, a comment, another question, or deleted ...
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Should we make the tour a requirement for new user activity?

Many, many new users get frustrated by their deleted comments, answers, closed questions, etc. I've heard a number of high rep users complain about HNQ voting from the 101 rep users. I don't think ...
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Could this site make use of a FAQ?

Reading Tinkeringbell's answer here today I realised just how much guidance there already is on this meta on various topics like how to compose answers, how to back up your answers, when to flag and ...
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sandbox and quality control [duplicate]

At time of posting: the front page of recent questions had 15 questions total. 6 of those were either on hold, closed or in negative and probably flagged. Consequently, I am suggesting a meta sandbox ...
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Feature request for moderating answers

I recently asked a question here on meta about what happens after using the "recommend deletion" option for an NAA / VLQ answer that I review - and I was kinda surprised that it takes six reviewers (...
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Renaming of the tag [netherlands] to [the-netherlands]

Coming across the tag being called "Netherlands" thew me, as I always refer to that country as "The Netherlands". Asking a few dutch friends (perhaps half a dozen or so) they all agreed that their ...
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Option to suggest an edit instead of immediately pushing it?

Some background This is, more or less, related to this question where an accidental keypress made me push an edit that actually made the question worse. I quickly fixed it, pushed, then continued on ...
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We get a lot of answers here… should we implement some system changes that will encourage users to review existing answers before adding their own?

Recently it came to my attention that there are per-site configuration settings that allow us to create some extremely minor barriers to answering questions when more than n answers already exist. ...
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Accepting an answer shouldn't effect how answers are ordered

The question How should I approach a situation in which I made a female roommate uncomfortable? has an accepted answer with a score of negative seven. Because the answer is accepted, an answer with a ...
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How to filter all questions?

I try to filter all questions to find out which question has the most votes. At the moment you can only filter for active, hot, week and month. It would be really cool if there would be another ...
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How to encourage askers to tell the end of the story?

English Student makes a very good point in this answer: Less than 5% of OP's even post an update, I think. It would be nice to know how their problem turned out. On the main stackoverflow, or the ...
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Should comments be transient?

Looking at this answer to a question about an embarrassing scenario: https://interpersonal.stackexchange.com/a/5177/6468 . If it's relevant, I wrote the answer. The answer intends to give advice ...
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How do I edit my bounty notice to remove typos?

This question has not received enough answers: How to get more co-operation from a teacher who discourages a student from asking questions to clear his confusion? I posted this bounty notice now: ...
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This one weird trick gets rid of all off-topic comments. Let's use it!

This is a site that gets a lot of off-topic comments, comments that really are answers, chatty comments that should be posted in chat, etc. I frequently flag these comments, but it's like I'm fighting ...
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Shorter URL alias, like ips.stackexchange.com

The domain http://interpersonal.stackexchange.com is painfully long to type. Some sites with long names use abbreviations in the URL, like http://dsp.stackexchange.com or http://sqa.stackexchange.com ...
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Can the threshold for protecting questions be lowered?

Can the threshold for protecting questions be lowered, while we're in beta? Just thinking that protecting questions a little earlier may help with some of the issues we're seeing when questions hit ...
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Moratorium on Hot Network Questions until we have greater control over content

I'm going to ask for a moratorium on questions from Interpersonal Skills Stack Exchange from appearing on the sidebar in the Hot Network Questions list, until a later date. We've had a number of ...
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“How to … without being rude?” Should this kind of question get a custom close reason?

A big part of questions I've looked into since the site started was just a variation of "how to say/ask ... in a friendly way/without being rude". The answer can be broken down into "Simply do it, ...
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How to style 'extra' information, backstories, etc in a post?

From other forums/qa's I'm used to using some sort of element (usually collapsable) to create a space for backstories and extra information. This so that it doesn't clutter up the question itself, but ...
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Hygiene tag proposal?

There is a personal-hygiene tag, for yourself, but I recently asked a question about other people and there was no hygiene tag. Could we possibly get a hygiene tag?