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Has there been a change in policy regarding suicide prevention questions?

I flagged How to help someone who threatens self-harm over the internet? as a suicide prevention question, shortly after it was first posted. Initially it looked like things were being handled the way ...
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Interpersonal children?

Took a look at this question: Should I have my child apologize to someone after he called them fat? and I did a double take. This definitely belongs on parenting... my brain tells me. No brain,...
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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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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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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 ...
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Are questions on topic about when and why the use of certain (potentially) racist expressions might be ok?

I'm dividing a previous post into separate questions, as was suggested in the comments there. A recent question, which has been closed as off-topic and then deleted, made me wonder: Is there a ...
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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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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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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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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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Questions posing as Interpersonal Skills problems that really are not

There have been a few questions like: How to convey a message that will convince an unknown person to not urinate next to my garage door? That appear to be asking for an interpersonal skills answer ...
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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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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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Does 5 downvotes on a meta question equate to 5 close votes?

Why was this meta question which has 2 excellent and comprehensive answers closed? Against the evidence or experience requirement OP may be arguing against both evidence and experience, and many ...
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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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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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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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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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Should business related questions be off-topic?

I'm aware that there tends to be some overlap between Stack Exchange sites, something being on topic elsewhere shouldn't necessarily make it off-topic here, but I'm thinking that we should be cautious ...
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Why was my question closed? How can I improve it?

The question How can I calm myself down when giving a presentation? was closed recently as not about interpersonal skills within the scope defined in the help center. What...? This answer says (in ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How can Interpersonal Skills stand out and make the internet a better place?

One of the core goals of Stack Exchange is and has always been to make the internet a better place. That doesn't just mean providing quality questions and answers, or having a framework that (mostly!) ...
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“Is behavior X acceptable in culture Y?” : On topic or off topic?

There are many behaviors that may be acceptable in a culture and may not be in another: Smoking in an elevator hall Shouting a general salutation to all customers when entering a bar Talking on the ...
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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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Is this site only for “how to act in a certain situation”?

Some people seem to think that this site is only for question asking how to act in a particular situation. Example comment: I'm not sure how I feel about this question. I think it's a good one [...]...
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I'm heavily considering to ask a “why I feel better in X community than in Y” style question. Isn't it too broad?

I assume questions like this often come up in the potential audience of this site, as I myself often try deconstructing the good and bad aspects of certain communities I'm involved in. However, it's ...
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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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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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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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Would psychology question be on-topic here?

I think well-asked psychology question does attract experts, but do we want that kind of question in our site? It seems that we accept question about how a person with neurodivergent/disorder should ...
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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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Are MBTI related questions on topic?

Among the many questions I have for this site, some require me to specify the other person's MBTI type, like: How should I bring up that subject with an INFP? For example. Are those questions on ...
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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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Is it a good idea to have classes of relationship types for questions to create context?

Is it a good idea to have classes of relationship types for questions? By this I mean, family, close-friends, etc A question like this Asking someone to check out something I created could be ...
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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 ...