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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why does one upvote cancel five downvotes?

Not that I'm complaining, but if forty people think I posted garbage, and nine think the opposite, my rep increases. That seems a bit unbalanced to me.
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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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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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Why is my account still not deleted?

I've lost the fun in this site since the "back-it-up" policy was adopted and has started to become arbitrarily enforced (or not enforced). I could just leave it alone, but I'm not very disciplined ...
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What I can do to make my question a fit for this site?

I asked a question. My question was: how can I understand what people mean (when the meaning isn't literal). It was put on hold for being too broad. One idea I have to make my question not broad is ...
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Why can't I add comments?

I answered this question. I also wanted to add a comment on another one, but I am unable to do so. Why? EDIT: The problem is I do not see the usual add comment link, I only see suggest improvements
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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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After making a number of wiki edits I can't propose new edits

I noticed a repeated grammar mistake in all country tags. So I went through them one by one editing them or adding a description if there is not already. After a number of edits, I found the edit ...
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Are there any suggested question structures?

Is there a guideline I can follow for forming questions?
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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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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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How do I discreetly give feedback about, or question, the behaviour of a moderator?

Let us suppose that I question the behaviour or ruling of a moderator. This may be something serious or a minor quibble that I think is worth addressing. I need to give examples in order to justify my ...
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Please reorder the Help Center links to emphasize what should be asked rather than what not to ask

The three pinned posts on the "asking" section of the Help Center are: What types of questions should I avoid asking? What does it mean if a question is "closed" or "on hold"? What topics ...
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How many people are helping to moderate this site?

For a SE site to be successful, we need people to help moderate it. The more help, the better. So, I'm wondering, could we have some information about how many different people help moderate this ...
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White Bug when I want to edit in chat

Pictures speak louder than words. When it comes to editing the comment, the white font (why white?) makes it virtually impossible to see what I am doing. If I highlight the text, I can't edit because ...
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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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Who is allowed to delete comments?

Lots of questions and answers have comments which are outdated. I.e. a users asked to clarify a question or an answer and this was done already. I guess then that comment should be deleted. Who is ...
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How do I delete my account and all questions/answers on IPS, but keep it on all other SE sites?

I want to delete my account and all my questions/answers/activity on IPS, but keep my account open on all other Stack Exchange sites. How do I do that?
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Referring Askers to other SE sites?

Are there any rules on referring Askers to other SE sites where their question might be equally or more appropriate? I've done so in comments several times. Sometimes the comment stays, other times ...
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What search entry should I use to get a list of all answers ever posted on IPS, arranged by votes?

I am looking to use search to see whether many downvoted answers with negative score still remain undeleted, or not. What search entry should I use to get a list of all answers ever posted on IPS, ...
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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 an answer I liked deleted?

Yesterday, I posted a question and got some good answers. One in particular really helped me get the wording on confronting the issue right, but I can't see it, nor can I accept it anymore because it ...
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Can I ask a question here without it being linked to my main network account? [duplicate]

I'm tempted to ask a question on here but TBH, I don't want it to seen from any of my other SE accounts, especially SO. I do send my SO account to potential employers, etc and TBH, I don't want them ...
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There's a yellow duck on the bottom right of my IPS SE site, asking me to "speak up a little"

On the IPS main site, I just encountered a yellow duck on the bottom right, and it's asking me to "speak up a little". It even made a "quack" noise. What's going on? I haven't slept all night, and ...
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Why are my comments being deleted before I can even read the answer to them?

Two of my comments were deleted today. Before you jump to the obvious conclusions, let me go through the checklist: They were not in any way conflicting with the CoC They were not answers or ...
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Didn't Understand the reason behind Answer Delete

This Was my answer , Okay Everyone said and presented their views , I did that too ,Even my thing really worked for me as well as the problem was also faced by me so I just wrote what I did . Why ...
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With no reputation, can I somehow answer a blocked question because it attracted low-quality or spam answers?

I wanted to answer a question but it become blocked by community because it has attracted low-quality or spam answers. I do not have 10 reputation to answer it, since I am not that active on this site ...
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Answer deleted, without notice, no chance to improve etc.?

EDIT: I edited my answer, could it please be undeleted? I posted an answer to the question How to convince my parents I’m happy with my social life? and it seems the answer was deleted. I received ...
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"Greeting" to "Greetings"

In this question, the tag greeting is used, this tag should be changed to greetings to match up with tags such as conversations and friends (other plural tags). Also related to this meta post related ...
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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 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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Flag handling until a moderator is chosen?

Who or how are flags being handled while a mod is chosen? Seems some flags are being handled while others are not.
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Asking to reopen a question (the logistics thereof)

This issue came up when I was asking to reopen this question: How to support a friend with an 'insignificant' problem? At first I just poked the "reopen" button and dropped a comment on one ...
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Why has my answer been deleted?

I answered a question (How to schedule meetups effectively?) on how to schedule a meeting effectively. My answer was later deleted. Why was it removed? Image for those with lower rep:
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What are the things I can ask in IPS? [duplicate]

I’m asking this question because, I have plenty of questions, such as: How do I know if he did… It is possible to gain the skill to get whatever you want from others, no matter who he or she is? And ...
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Can I ask a question based on interpersonal relationships? [duplicate]

I have a question that's pressing me a lot. It's related to my bff and his gf and should I tell him that she's cheating on me, etc etc... Does this come under the purview of 'interpersonal skills'? ...
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How do I build up reputation and get feedback on answers/posts?

When I joined this community I answered a question. someone commented on it. before I could respond it got deleted. What do you say to a woman who asks you to dance when you don’t want to? I dance ...
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How can I destroy the stupid Duck?

Recently I see all the time this stupid Duck with the bubble "Can I help?". It is really annoying. I tried to delete it. I right-clicked it, go to settings, it just doesn't go away. I am not sure ...
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Does anything related to activity/participation earned on one SE site extend across all SE sites?

Are there any instances that if I earn a point, a badge, or a privilege on one Stack Exchange site that I'll find that I've earned it across the entire SE network? Are there any instances that if 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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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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I edited my answer. What can I do to get it undeleted?

Catija deleted my answer (deleted, viewable by 2,000+ rep users only) to this question. Dad wants me to invite his mother to my wedding. How to push it back? My answer started with: "Cancel the ...
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Why was my answer (8456) deleted?

I have an answer to a question that a few people agree with and a few disagreed with (normal). However, someone deleted the answer I believe overzealously. After rereading the answer, I agreed with ...