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What to do with answers that aren't related to interpersonal skills?

There are fourteen answers on this question: How to write a note that will convince an unknown person to not urinate next to my garage door? The "Question" part of the question states: If we were ...
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Are “what should I do” questions on topic here?

Over at Workplace.se, they have an off-topic close reason for "what to do" questions, because it attracts opinion-based answers. Are these kind of questions on topic here?
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Related Answers: Why your Pakistani answer won't always work for India

n.b. I'm creating this post as a guide and canonical reference for why an answer to a question that lists a different culture may not always be appropriate and acceptable. As you may already have ...
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Let's close questions asking how to word/phrase something

I've posted two different answers here now with this recommendation and both of them have a lot of upvotes. To repeat: I'd like to introduce a rule that I think we should consider. We are not here ...
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Differentiating on and off topic - How?

Yesterday, Shog9 laid down some ground rules in chat for what definitely isn't on topic on this site (source), namely: It is, most emphatically, NOT a site chartered to discuss any of the ...
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Would the scope of “Interpersonal Skills” include Pickup?

Pickup - in the sense I am using the word here - refers to the pursuit and application of interpersonal skills with the goal of increasing the length, number, or perceived quality of one's romantic ...
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Is this site, essentially, a centre for primarily opinion-based questions?

Please, do not take me wrong. I am truly curious about this, and by no mean I am implying that this site should not exist or that it is less valid or useful or etc. I am a user in many other sites, ...
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Do we want theory questions here? What kind?

This question was closed for being too broad: How to be accountable for your actions but not responsible for others' needs? I tried to constrain it to be about a very specific dilemma concerning ...
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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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Is asking about appropriate dress for a situation on-topic here?

There's already a question about whether wearing white at a wedding is only taboo in the US, that is not closed, but is this true generally?
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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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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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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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Is “how to write” off-topic on IPS?

First, you may want to re-read this meta about phrasing request. We have agreed that phrasing request is off-topic. However, I believe that questions that asking "how to write" can be made on-topic ...
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Are all etiquette questions on topic?

Our help center's What topics can I ask about? page specifically lists etiquette questions: the written and unwritten - but well-established and expected - rules or conventions of behavior in a ...
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Are resource recommendations on topic?

Suppose a person wanted to ask for resources to examine a subject further - for example, books on public speaking, websites with conversation starters, or videos about how to dress at a conference. ...
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Are INTRApersonal questions allowable on this site or is this strictly interpersonal?

As the title suggests, I was looking to ask an intrapersonal question and was wondering if this would be the appropriate site? I understand this SE is more about sociology than psychology but there is ...
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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 sort of expert questions do we want?

What does a good expert question look like on this site? Possibly related to Are hypothetical questions welcome? and How can we include the terminology of interpersonal skills into our site? . Our ...
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Let's start working on our help center “what to ask” text!

Within the next couple of weeks we are likely to have moderators who can edit the various parts of the site, including our "On Topic" page and our three custom "off topic" close reasons. In our time ...
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Is it rude to ask if it's rude to ask? - or: What to do with questions asking “Is it rude…?”

First of all, I myself have asked such a question already and I was responsible for this title (it was a "Should I...?" question before). The purpose of this post is to start another discussion about ...
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Is social engineering on-topic here?

I guess such a topic, while related to both psychology and hacking, is essentially belonging a site like this. On the other hand, it would not be the best idea to give people advice for morally ...
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Should this question about convincing others about a specific political viewpoint be closed? Why?

Recently, someone asked the question How can I convince people that the use of a different word for the death of a woman is wrong because we are all equal?. This question sparked several comment ...
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The objective aspect of subjective questions

I am asking about questions in the line of "would doing X be perceived as intrusive?", "would doing Y invoke the eager to continue?". In general, they ask for the possible outcomes of the target ...
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Let's close questions that don't have a goal that we can address

Recently, I've noticed that this site has a lot of questions where the OP gives a long description of a situation that they're in, but when all's said and done they don't tell us exactly what they're ...
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If a question type is off topic then should it be used on the tour page?

The question: Are “what should I do” questions on topic here? On IPS. Over at Workplace.se, they have an off-topic close reason for "what to do" questions, because it attracts opinion-based ...
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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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How should we handle “why someone does X” questions?

Note: This question was supposed to cover all "why someone does X" questions, not only the example mentioned here. Example: Can I tell my girlfriend that I'm too lazy to meet up? After fixing ...
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How many questions do we need about politely asserting your boundaries?

We already have several questions that essentially ask how to say "no": How to say “no”? How can I politely reject someone asking for whatsapp number How to politely decline an opportunity to be ...
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Should we start retro-actively closing questions?

I've voted to close How to convey a message that will convince an unknown person to not urinate next to my garage door? only minutes ago. It was being mentioned on meta in: How should we edit ...
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Let's talk with X about Y so we can achieve Z

I rummaged through our questions from last week and noticed they most all fit into certain categories: How to talk to X about Y, so I achieve Z? How to ask a friend to do professional work? How to ...
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Are general things which affect interpersonal skills on-topic?

As brought up by this question As the topic affects interpersonal skills (i.e .being too annoying for others to properly hear you) it could be considered ontopic, however, it also isn't a specific ...
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Are questions asking 'How to know/recognize if I'm in situation X' suitable for Interpersonal Skills?

Sparked by How to know if you’re in an abusive situation? This question was asked yesterday, and I'm wondering if it really should be welcome on a site about Interpersonal Skills. The first ...
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Is this answer valid?

Upon review of this answer on "How to tell a friend I don't want his help with miniature painting", this answer got flagged for lacking citations of personal experience on similar matters: https://...
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How should we define what makes a question asking for academic research on topic?

Background Recently, this question and that one have been asked in the tag academic-research. Both questions were closed within a few hours of being posted and as of this question one has been ...
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Should we invite hurting users to come discuss it in chat?

Trigger warning: depression, suicide, anxiety What brings me to ask this question today is because I recently created a Stack Exchange proposal which scope may partially overlap the IPS scope. One of ...
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Let's discuss this question with regard to our scope

I've voted to close How do I let someone I'm romantically interested in know I think we wouldn't work out because I am not straight? this morning, since in my opinion, it isn't fit for IPS SE ...
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Why was this question about referring to someone by a racist word off topic?

This question was closed as off-topic (now deleted). A general reason ("not about interpersonal skills as defined in the help center") was given, but none of the indicators for off-topicness in the ...
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Can Etiquette Questions Be Answered Consistently with Stack Standards?

[Originally posted here, but moved as being too tangential to the specific question] [This is similar to this question, but I'm not describing topicality of questions so much as the ability of ...
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Popular replies that advocate (commonsensical) moral judgements rather than answer the question [duplicate]

I see this frequently here: OP asks how to deal with a difficult social interaction, often one involving a degree of conflict, i.e. a situation in which one side wants something else than what OP ...
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Is a question asking how to phrase an introductory message on a dating website on-topic?

I'm currently thinking about asking about how to approach somebody on a dating website (OKCupid, Match.com, etc) that requires an introductory message. I'm currently grappling with the issue and I'm ...
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Questions about how to establish or fix a relationship are too broad

How to be accepted back into a group For this site to work I really think that we have to limit ourselves to well focused questions. Questions need to focus on specific situations and the skills to ...
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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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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 ...
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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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What did I do or say wrong? AKA “Comments, comments, comments”

I posted three or maybe four comments beneath this question How to tell a non-muslim friend that "Inter-faith Marriage not gonna work"? The first one, which seemed to have met up with ...