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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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Accepting Nominations — Who should moderate this site? [duplicate]

Ideally, Moderators♦ are elected by the community, but until the community is large enough to hold a proper election, we will be appointing three provisional Moderators to fill those roles. We need ...
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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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Why doesn't this site have a back it up rule?

I'm looking at the answers on this site. I've found that very few of them are supported by any sort of evidence. For example, in the question How to discourage missionaries?, the top voted answer ...
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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 question still too broad even when it's purpose is clear?

This question (a community wiki) I may add was recently closed for too broad: What to do if I/Someone I know is feeling depressed/suicidal? Why? It's intention was not to be a proper question, it's ...
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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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How much should we be enforcing specific and regional questions?

As per this meta post, we should really be giving regional examples of our questions, however I'm seeing a large increase in open ended questions, where not only is the situation not really defined to ...
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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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Using American Versus British Usage in Posts

There has recently been a suggested edit to: Can I buy my friend a gift I am also going to buy a copy for myself?, in which the changes suggested followed American usage and spelling rules. The post ...
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Hygiene tag proposal?

There is a personal-hygiene tag, for yourself, but I recently asked a question about other people and there was no hygiene tag. Could we possibly get a hygiene tag?
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Activities are gradually reducing. Is this bad for the site?

Day by day, the activity of the site is reducing. The number of visitors, the questions per day and everything is reduced. Will it be a bad for the site?
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What makes this question too broad?

How to help a friend that is suddenly socially withdrawn? First, this is not about dealing with suicidal people. Socially withdrawal might be a symptom of depression, but not all social withdrawal is ...
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For questions, should we assume politeness is required?

I noticed that a fair amount of questions ask for a "polite" solution to a problem. For instance: How do I politely end a cold call I've received? How to politely say, "I know, right?" ...
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Would questions on reasons and origins be on-topic?

Would questions pertaining to the origins of, or reasons for, particular social practices or points of etiquette be on-topic? Examples might be of the "Why do we say "bless you" for a sneeze, but not ...
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Are issues of “political correctness” appropriate for the site?

There are several aspects of social interaction in which such a issues of gender identity, stereotyping, and expressing of "views," which can fall into the category of political correctness/...
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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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Should tag descriptions start with “Questions about” or “To be used”?

A lot of the current tags start with "Questions about..." (see saying-no), but also do many start with "To be used..." (see close-friends). I personally prefer the "Questions about" starter, however ...
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Should we allow questions on dealing with depressed/suicidal friends/colleagues?

As commented on in this meta post, if someone is seriously considering self harm or suicide, then we have to close the question and direct them to the relevant sources. However, what about people whom ...
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Should tags be pluralised or singular?

Should tags be pluralised or singular? For example: e.g. friend or friends
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Should parallel questions where you are the subject/object be allowed?

I'm not sure if I have the best title here, but I recently thought of a pair of questions, and I'm not sure how to pose them: how to make a good first impression? how to deal with someone who made a ...
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When we should start reviewing/merging/deleting/discussing tags for the site?

I've already noticed a lot of similar and potentially duplicate tags for the site, and I was wondering when during the site's beta is a good time to start asking for community feedback on merging 2 ...
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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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Rejection and Saying-no tags

Rejection and Saying-no tags Do we really need both? Should they be synonyms?
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Should we tag questions based on age?

I created the young-adults tag for this question because it seems like the answers to a more general question could be different for different age groups, and this clearly pertained to teenagers. I ...
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Isolating the problem

Most interpersonal situations are different and have little details that could change everything about the answers. I'm not sure whether questions should add paragraphs of detail to help the user, or,...
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Not so fast! (When should I accept my answer) - Stolen from ELL

I've noticed that some questions are being asked, answered, and accepted in very short periods of time. Accepts are great but, particularly as this site contains a lot of subjective-ish content, I ...
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How this tag description is actually rejected for not describing when to use it?

In this tag wiki excerpt I wrote Asperger syndrome (AS), also known as Asperger's, is a developmental disorder characterized by significant difficulties in social interaction and nonverbal ...
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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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Should we encourage writing from experience?

I haven't answered many questions here because I've decided to stick to dealing with situations where I've experienced something similar or identical. My rationale for doing so is that answers on ...
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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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Deletion or incorrect close votes?

From this question What makes this question off topic? I realized that we are trying to get the best questions during the beta. Mine clearly wasn't the most well thought out question and it made more ...
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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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What makes this question off topic?

How to avoid walking into others in busy hallways? Interacting with others in a hallway seems to be an interpersonal skill... What makes this off topic?
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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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Should workplace related questions involving communication be on-topic?

Proper communication is an important aspect in life at workplace. However, should workplace related questions like how do I approach someone for promotion etc be on-topic? We have Workplace SE for ...
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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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Are questions about romantic relationships on topic?

We've had a few questions about romantic relationships here. Previously there was a site here dedicated to relationships - unfortunately, it was closed. Do we want to allow questions about romantic ...
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Are hypothetical questions welcome?

Usually, Stack Exchanges deal with "questions about an actual problem you have faced." However, I can see Interpersonal Skills being well-suited to questions that: Deal with a situation you think may ...
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Favicon is identical to Islam's

The favicon for this site and Islam are essentially identical. Both say 'is'. Can we change this one so that it's not hopelessly confusing? The Interpersonal Skills one: Islam:
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What mix do we want of “dear abby” questions, and “Encyclopedia” questions?

My question What interpersonal skills are important to develop to be successful in Business? Was closed due to being too broad. A helpful user commented that putting "interpersonal skills" is ...
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How should this site's general chat room be named?

Interpersonal Skills General discussion for interpersonal.stackexchange.com is quite boring... so: How should our main chat room be named? It is custom to use a clever play of words on the topic of ...
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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 ...
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I have Asperger's, is my contribution even gonna help for this private beta?

Just front up: This is not about ranting I literarly see 2 options how this site is expected to be and need help to understand which of them is the supposed one. I have Asperger's what made me when I ...
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Do we want references in our answers?

This is the sort of site that could well lend itself to using personal experience to answer questions. Is it ok to use personal experience? Do we want people to cite authoritative sources in their ...
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How do we deal with cultural differences? [duplicate]

The answers to many questions on this site will depend on the specific culture in which the OP lives. The norms of interpersonal contact vary a lot from one culture to another. (I realised this when I ...
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Should we tag our questions by (cultural) region?

Some interpersonal skills are universal, but others are very much cultural dependent. Therefore, there may be a case to tag questions by region. Where that is not enough, by anything else that ...
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A private beta. What can we do to make this site a success?

Interpersonal Skills has entered into private beta. I waited many days for this entry and since today is Tuesday, I am checking from morning itself when this will be launched. There are many SE sites ...

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