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What are the citation expectations of answers on IPS Stack Exchange?

As a Stack Exchange site, answers on Interpersonal Skills SE are expected to be cited and backed up, but what the expectations are exactly can be hard to find. So we've adapted an excellent post on ...
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What caused this site to be excluded from Hot Network Questions?

Recently, the Stack Exchange team made the decision to exclude this site from the Hot Network questions on the right sidebar of questions across the network and on the stackexchange.com homepage. Why ...
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FAQ for Interpersonal Skills

Asking questions What is the Sandbox? How do I use it? How do I write a good question? Are there any suggested question structures? Answering questions How do I write a good answer? What are the ...
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Why was another one of my answers deleted?

I answered the following answer to How can I ask an unfamiliar coworker to eat more quietly? Explaining to the asker that what he wants is not possible is perfectly fine on SE Is "Don't do ...
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Why was my comment deleted?

I made a comment on this question and it's been deleted from existence ... why? The words from this comment have now appeared in an answer to the question which has received a number of up-votes. ...
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Here a comment, there a comment, everywhere a comment - How many comments do we get, anway?

I want to talk about comments today. You may or may not be aware, but we get a few comments here. Even if you think we get a lot of comments, you may not be aware of how many... and I'm actually not, ...
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Voting on meta-questions

I have a question about voting in meta on Questions I read several comments now stating something like: Note that on meta, votes are typically interpreted differently, since they do not come with a ...
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Why did my answer get deleted?

I've answered a question, but my answer was later deleted--it even had some upvotes! Why did this happen? What can I do?
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Request for 2018 moderation stats before and after HNQ removal

2018 stats on moderation of IPS were given in this post and depict the site's activity smoothed on the whole year - thank you Shog9 for providing us those statistics! After October 16th 2018, the day ...
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Are there any suggested question structures?

Is there a guideline I can follow for forming questions?
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How to tell whether comments have been deleted due to moderator action or user flagging

Recently on the question Politely refusing to validate veiled bigotry some of my comments suggesting that the question may be unanswerable and/or not asked in good faith, and should therefore be ...
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I do not understand some of the decisions made regarding content deletion that, in my view, appear arbitrary

Is there a way to report a moderator who appears to abuse his/her powers? How can a user make sure a moderator is not abusing his/her powers or understand why the aforementioned moderator is not doing ...
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Why don't visitors tell you why they didn't like an answer or question?

I'm trying to figure this site out. So far, I understand that the negative number next to the questions is the number of times someone didn't like the question. Can someone tell me why this happens ...
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When are we going to public beta? — DONE!

I'm wondering when it's expected we will go into public beta. There's been a bit of chat about it and speculation. It would be good to know. We have the moderator nominations up Accepting Nominations ...
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How is the community doing at deleting answers flagged as Not an Answer?

We've spent the last few weeks talking about what it takes to make an answer that meets the site's guidelines for quality and I think that these discussions are valuable and will help us decide where ...
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Are users notified by the site when their answer gets deleted?

When an answer doesn't match the site's requirements, one should follow the following process (granted they have enough reputation to do so): Flag the answer with the appropriate reason, (Hopefully) ...
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Deleting old questions versus GDPR

Trying to delete a question I asked some time ago, as I don't feel comfortable sharing its content anymore, I encountered this alert: You cannot delete this question as others have invested time ...
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What button do I press to flag for undelete?

I recently had an answer deleted. I also got a comment, saying: (...) You can improve it by following the guidelines mentioned [here]. Feel free to flag it for review for undeletion once you've ...
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Why was my comment deleted when it asked for clarification of a question?

In the question Politely refusing to validate veiled bigotry, I asked (after, admittedly, having a somewhat lengthy discussion in the comments with the OP, which the mods duely deleted, and which I ...
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Why was comment deleted?

I had a comment pointing out a problem with this answer, which has not been addressed in any way - yet it was deleted. I can't remember the exact phrasing but it essentially said the same thing as ...
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Can someone please point me to the "community guidelines"?

I'm just curious if anyone has a copy of the rules. Something in writing. @Tinkeringbell called them "community guidelines."
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Why was my answer deleted last night?

Why was my answer to this question deleted? How do I effectively get people to look past my age when considering my abilities, if they know how old I am? My answer is below, for reference. I ...
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Should comments on this site be permanent and searchable?

A quick note: I'm aware of SE's position on this, which is that this isn't an issue since "nothing can truly be erased from the Internet". I'm holding off on posting a self-answer because I want to ...