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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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"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, ...