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When can I use the lgbt+ tag?

Today, I asked this question: Avoiding conflict when showing my family my new name I added the lgbt+ on it with the following explanation: I put the lgbt+ tag because changing names is a common ...
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When a question mostly brings frame-challenging answers, should we try to edit it?

This question was inspired from a conversation in IPS' main chat. Regarding the following question: How to ask ex-girlfriend to seek professional help It was pointed out that most answers challenge ...
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Improving the Help center

Recently, someone pointed out that the Help Center wasn't precise enough regarding what is and what isn't on-topic. It was about the first version of this question and here is what the comments said: ...
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Announcing a Pro Tempore election

Summary: Interpersonal Skills Stack Exchange will begin the nomination stage for a special election on June 10 to bring in one more moderator. For full details of the process, see the announcement on ...
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Let's go back to HNQ!

Like discussed, IPS would like to return to HNQ. Support for a return to HNQ was overwhelming, so here's a feature request: Bring IPS back on HNQ! We've had the discussion about when and what to ...
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Edit of question #6385

The question is this one. I must say I believe that the autism-spectrum tag seemed appropriate, as well as the 1st paragraph of OP. Not picking up clues in a jokingly social environment is a skill I ...
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(DONE) Can question #21407 be improved and reopened?

Thanks to many edits (and last great one from @avazula), this question about "courtesy" has been (temporarly) saved and could probably be reopened. "Is it common to leave something in someone's house ...
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Tag “work-environment” and “job”

The tag work-environment (currently 288 questions) is defined as: Use this tag if the question is related to the work environment, such as an issue with your boss, your coworkers, or someone you ...
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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 ...
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How do we know if an answer is correct?

This is kind of a meta question and I'm sort of "thinking aloud" so bear with me, give me constructive criticism and I'll edit the question to reflect that. How do we know that high-ranking or ...
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If & when Interpersonal.SE rejoins HNQ, add its HNQ feed as a chat feed

Based on the discussion in Revisiting HNQ participation for IPS, it looks like IPS.SE might be rejoining HNQ. Monitoring the questions on HNQ and ensuring they are and remain in good shape is a ...
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Where should I ask “What do I do?” questions?

I recently asked two questions in the format of "What do I do?", and they were both either closed or on hold, so it seems as if IPS is less for open-ended questions and more for specific answers to ...
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When should mods remove questions from HNQ?

With the recent changes to the hot network questions list, site moderators have been given the ability to permanently remove questions from HNQ. This is a very powerful ability, and as such, we need ...
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“depression” and “mental-health” tag

Depression is a mental-health problem. However, mental-health issues aren't limited to depression. At IPS, we use both tags: depression For questions about depression, or depressed people. If ...
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How many questions should we allow to hit HNQ?

Since SE changed the way HNQ works, we've been given the option to have IPS get back on it. Based on the discussion on that second link, it looks like the community here does want to get back on HNQ. ...
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Revisiting HNQ participation for IPS

As of today (11 March 2019) we've made significant changes to how the Hot Network Questions List works, including giving moderators the ability to remove questions from the list and limiting the ...
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Why is there still a page from the private beta in the help center?

I was surfing the help center and found this link on how to ask questions in the private beta. Now I see how the points made in that post could still apply to the current public beta but, shouldn't we ...
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Answering multiple questions as a whole

There is a particular user here with 6 or 7 questions about his housing situation. A few of the issues: Non-tech savvy roommate thinks I hacked into his computer because when he scans wifi it shows ...
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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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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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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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Broad Questions, Definitive Answers, and the Limits of Personal Experience as Evidence

I'm posting this in response to a recent question which sparked some discussion in chat and comments, but the issue I want to talk about is broader. I'm also not intending to pick on this question or ...
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Should we delete the “conversations” tag?

The conversations tag is the most broadly use on IPS and, in my opinion, this tag doesn't bring any information at all. From the tag description: Questions about having conversations with other ...
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The end of my watch on IPS

Hey, everyone. Over the past few months, I think a few folks might have noticed that I've gradually become less and less present on Interpersonal Skills. While I've continued to handle flags (albeit ...
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Are We Striking a Good Balance Between Accomodating Askers and Accomodating Answerers?

We've had a few meta posts asking about how we treat questions and the users who ask them here, and those are good and valuable. But I feel that we might have an imbalance with our concern for those ...
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Are we giving users who ask questions 'good' feedback?

Disclaimer: Although I don't feel it has particular relevance, I am a new user here and haven't experienced the full scope of everything that's happened. These are just some of my own personal ...
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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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two similar questions, one getting close votes?

I just noticed there are two very similar questions recently asked. Both ask about how to engage in conversation when the OP is awkward or feels they don't have anything to converse about: How to ...
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Do we want to be back on HNQ?

Note: This is not an official question! I'm posting the same question than this one but several months later. I know that, at least some of us, are still thinking about HNQ (see here, here and there) ...
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What techniques could a shy person use to have a better outcome when asking questions on this SE?

For someone who is shy, interpersonal skills are always a big challenge. It's especially daunting, because there's always an intrapersonal aspect to it, which is generally much harder to overcome than ...
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Can we ask questions that are based in a standardized environment?

Preface: I work at a hospital and am considering asking a question related to the environment. I understand the standards within very well, but I’d like to see the consensus on acceptable scope. ...
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What changes do I need to make to my answer to get it undeleted?

The Question: Approach friends about getting un-invited last minute with terrible communication and rude behavior? The Deleted Answer: The Interpersonal Skill here is Setting Boundaries. Note though ...
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Should we invite hurting users to come discuss it in chat?

Trigger warning: depression, suicide, anxiety What brings me to ask this question today is because I recently created a Stack Exchange proposal which scope may partially overlap the IPS scope. One of ...
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We have a problem with the way we talk to OP

I wrote this almost two weeks ago. I wanted to be sure I wouldn't say something I will later regret and I also wanted to let my feeling calm down. TL;DR Just read the part about "So, where am I ...
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Should we consider reducing the speed at which we close off-topic questions for new contributors?

Sometimes an off-topic question is asked by a new contributor who doesn't understand well our site requirements yet, or simply didn't take/have the time to read our guidelines for asking a good ...
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Is asking a question lacking specific details acceptable on this site?

Background This was inspired from a question I had asked awhile ago. I will be using it as reference. Review Within the question it asks how one would be able to compliment their friend’s makeup ...
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Was this answer an improper frame challenge?

I'm pretty new here, so I am trying to get a better feel for the scope, etiquette, and topicality of this site. I recently answered a question here, which was moderately well received. However, ...
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Should this answer have been deleted?

The answer: https://interpersonal.stackexchange.com/a/20726/21067 Note: This answer had been flagged, go to review and was judged "ok". I'm posting this here because I disagree with the judgment. ...
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Why was my Answer wrongly deleted? Yes, this again

(How) can I ask gifts be in cash/check instead of more restrictive instruments? It answers the headline question directly and succinctly. There is no reason for anything other than Politeness when ...
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Building a library of canonical questions?

Following this discussion, I think we should "build a library" of canonical questions (on meta) that are off-topic for the IPS format but still interesting. The question is: What format do we want ...
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Tour page and representation of IPS

In the current version of the Tour page, the question used as a good IPS question is "When should I use Mrs. or Ms. in emails?". This is a fine, on-topic etiquette question, however, I'm afraid it ...
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What are the data regarding this site's removal from Hot Network Questions? Is this site cleared for potential re-inclusion?

Note: This isn't a request for SE to add this site back to HNQ. Rather, it's a question asking about what evaluation has been made about this site and HNQ overall, and if this site can be cleared for ...
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How Can We Best Incorporate Academic Literature into IPS.SE?

I'm on record as being concerned about the difficulties of basing questions and answers exclusively about published academic literature here on IPS.SE. The summary version is that I don't think that ...
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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 should we define what makes a question asking for academic research on topic?

Background Recently, this question and that one have been asked in the tag academic-research. Both questions were closed within a few hours of being posted and as of this question one has been ...
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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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If a question type is off topic then should it be used on the tour page?

The question: Are “what should I do” questions on topic here? On IPS. Over at Workplace.se, they have an off-topic close reason for "what to do" questions, because it attracts opinion-based ...
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What is the Sandbox? How do I use it?

Where is the sandbox? Why should I use the sandbox? How does the sandbox work? How should I format my sandbox post?
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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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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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