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Etiquette question about “common gesture” and quality of answers

I'm talking about this question: Pointing the index fingers to one another as a way to excuse oneself: is this a common gesture? At first look, I thought this was a mostly valid question, however, ...
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Why was my question about how many photos to take negatively received, while a similar question was positively received?

I recently saw the question How many photos should I take If I'm given a camera to take a picture?, which asked a general question about how many photos to take if given a camera. However, I saw ...
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Can this post be reopened

I have a question about my Interpersonal Skills Stack Exchange post: Why people are often mad at me with I having no idea why they're mad? I did additional edits. I know some people will be mad ...
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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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( DONE ) Reopening a question

This question: Asking an update from a friend who agreed to help me but who didn't respond me last time was closed and then edited. The user who asks the question is new and really active (they ...
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Was my question really too-broad?

Today I asked this question: Why do people want eye contact when talking? It was closed as too broad and here are the explanations that I got in comments: When expressing emotions, you make eye ...
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Why was my academic-studies question closed and what can I do to have it reopen?

Today, I posted this question: "How are you today?" vs "Are you better today?". Someone left a comment saying that they thought the question wasn't specific enough so I edited it ...
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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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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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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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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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Why does this question involve interpersonal skills?

Both of my girlfriends want a conventional monogamous marriage It took me some time to figure out what Interpersonal Skills are, and I'm still not very sure I really know it now. IPS seems to be ...
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Why recommend editing a question if the editing is ignored afterwards?

In this question https://interpersonal.stackexchange.com/questions/14402/how-do-i-break-to-my-neighbor-that-her-boyfriend-may-be-cheating-on-her the original question stated two options: silence or ...
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Why this question was not reopened and closed even after required editing?

How do I explain better to my colleagues that they should wish me a happy birthday on a different date? This question by me was originally not specific. I edited it accordingly but it wasn't reopened....
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Should these two specific questions be tagged [feminism]?

How can I use IPSkills on a conflict-avoidance strategy to memorably inform feminist group some arguments affect our community because misandristic? How to politely encourage my girlfriend to support ...
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Why was this question asking “Was this inappropriate” reopened?

This is the question: Was it inappropriate for me to wear a qipao as a formal dress? It was closed originally as off-topic, but got reopened after an edit which replaced "is this cultural ...
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Why were some comments removed?

I was looking on a specific question to see what the latest activity on it was, and I noticed that some comments (including some of my own) have been removed. Normally if comments are removed, a mod ...
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Why was question 11726 about making people respect your wishes reopened?

How can you make someone to respect your wishes? I close-voted that this morning as a duplicate of How to make my mom respect my wish of not being photographed? Basically, the OP had a problem with ...
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What makes question 11643, about talking to flight attendants when the plane has a problem, off-topic?

Question 11643: "How can I properly ask a flight attendant what's going on if I know my plane has a problem?" has been voted as "off-topic" by 7 total people now, while has been voted "on topic" by 5. ...
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What's so good about question 11583: Should I go back to therapy?

I had a therapist for a year but they did nothing but waste my time and annoy me because of a state law. Should I try again? How? Was closed for being off-topic, but at the moment of writing already ...
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Edit war, part 1: With regards to question nr. 11471 about an abusive co-worker

So, this evening I stumbled upon this question in the reopen queue: How to deal with a person who tells me every time that he is better at work than me and always abuses me on this topic? I ...
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How does “primarily opinion-based” apply to questions about interpersonal skills?

I just had a question closed as primarily opinion based. I don't understand what this means. There is no 'manual' or 'applied science' behind interpersonal skills so of course the answers will be ...
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Why was a question on establishing boundaries between partners closed?

This basically sums up to me not fully agreeing that this post should be closed: How to tell partner we need boundaries? I think we are all pretty much in agreement that this isn't healthy behavior ...
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Concern about the usage of downvotes and close votes on questions

This is about this question: How to ask cashier out for date I think the premise of this question is a little flawed (as in, what OP intends to do merits a frame challenge), but the question itself ...
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Why was question 9645 closed as off topic? (“Why does a man pay for the first date with a woman?”)

The question Why does a man pay for the first date with a woman? was closed as off-topic. First I will quote the latest meta post about the contents of the "On Topic" help pages: Questions about ...
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What exactly is “unclear” about what this poster is asking? (Addressing unkempt coworker appearance)

I'm slightly confused on why - How to tell a colleague to take care of how he looks - is on hold and I'm wondering if it's salvageable for re-opening if we could clear anything up. The question seems ...
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Is this post salvageable for re-opening (the one about killing insects)?

To the best of my ability (since there was not already much meat to this post), I have edited the information in this question to not sound as biased and updated the question away from being "how do I ...
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How can the question about explaining SE to a partner be narrowed?

How do you explain, to your partner, that Stack Exchange is important to you? This question, my question, was put on hold for being too-broad. How can I narrow it further? I'd prefer not to narrow ...
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Can the question about using the word “queer” be reopened, after a quick edit?

How do I tell other gay people that they sound stupid calling themselves "queer"? I think this is another example of the chiming in, that I mentioned here: Could we be a little better about ...
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What's wrong with these “too broad” questions?

Twice recently I've answered questions that seemed clear and answerable to me, and then later the questions were put on hold as too broad. I try to be a good SE citizen; I don't knowingly answer ...
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Can this question be salvaged by editing it?

Communication while setting up an informational interview via email At a glance, this question seems to be asking about "how to phrase my email", which is off-topic here. However, I believe we can ...
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What makes the family holiday gatherings question too broad?

It's about this question: How to respond to questions at family holiday gatherings without making the asker uncomfortable about my sexuality? The comments there are already addressed, except for ...
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Should we undelete and reopen this one?

https://interpersonal.stackexchange.com/q/6630/ For those that can't see deleted posts: I am an 27 year old woman. I will be getting married this December. I have a sister-in-law who is 3.5 years ...
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Intrapersonal problem which interferes with interpersonal relationship: on-topic?

How to overcome nervousness while welcoming English-speaking clients? The OP of this question struggles with speaking with English-speaking clients. Nervousness interferes with how we deal with ...
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Request reopen question (Is the waitress nice to me …)

I'd like to consider this question for re-opening: Is the waitress nice to me because she likes me or because it’s her job? It was closed as being too opinion-based. Specifically, OP appears to be ...
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Questionable custom close reason

One of my questions was just closed with a somewhat questionable custom close reason: I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it sounds like you've spoken to him about it a few ...
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Alright folks… Once again, not liking the perspective of the OP is not a reason to close a question

Can I tell my girlfriend that I'm too lazy to meet up? This question was just closed for being "primarily opinion based." Admittedly it could use some fleshing out, some details would have been ...
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Was the question about learning to pick battles handled appropriately?

How do I learn to pick my battles a little better? Oh the sweet, terrible irony of having to argue about this one... This question, my question, was closed as being too broad. A few users seemed to ...
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Was the question about offensive language in poetry handled appropriately?

How do you deal with abusive, vulgar and violent language in poetry? This question drew a lot of fire, comments, arguments, and close votes, but I'm not sure that it should have been closed. The ...
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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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How should we answer this question about a person selling newspapers on a subway station

Recently, someone asked the question How do I get a person selling newspapers at a subway station to stop approaching me?. The question is about someone who feels uncomfortable giving someone a high-...
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Should “How to respond to someone when they ask 'How come you're still single?'” be reopened?

The question How to respond to someone when they ask "How come you're still single?" was closed. Now four people are voting to reopen the question. Should the question be reopened? Why? ...
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How can I improve my question about interacting in a political discussion group?

I recently asked the question Correcting what I see as factual errors in a political discussion, and I received a few downvotes. What can I do to improve the question?
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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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Is a question about underlying assumptions made by strangers off-topic?

Why do half-strangers say I'm sure you'll love it when they don't know my interests ? was just closed as "too broad," in my honest opinion it lacked some extraneous details that probably would have ...
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Should I update my question or add an answer? [duplicate]

I recently asked this question. I am now at a point where I would like to provide some feedback on the answers that were given. Should I update my question with a UPDATE section? Or write my own ...
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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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How can I improve my question on quantitative modeling of interpersonal skills?

I am trying to improve my question Can interpersonal skills be modeled quantitatively? and would like some help from the community. How can I improve the question so that it becomes worthy of upvotes ...
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Why can a question be closed with only 2 votes?

This question: How do I react when a girl I like has a new haircut that I don't like very much? was closed with 2 votes to close. I was under the impression that there were more votes needed to ...
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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 ...