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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 online ...