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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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What happened in October 2018?

I've recently come back and posted a few answers, and was surprised at the lack of interaction. In fact, this site seems quite dead. Thus I played with the Stackexchange Data Explorer a bit, it's a ...
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To increase the number of reopened questions, add a On Hold tab

As there is a consequent number of questions getting the "On Hold" state (for good reasons) I was still wondering how it would possible to increase the number of questions reopened. The "On Hold" ...
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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, in ...
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Should we remove lifehack solution from answer that also give interpersonal solution?

I'm thinking about this answer who do have a (small) interpersonal solution and a big lifehack part with very distractive pictures. After reading this answer for the first time, what I remembered ...
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What to do when a new version of a closed question indirectly invalidate existing answers?

This question is downvoted and closed for being unclear, and has one answer. I now have a better version of this, which removes all unnecessary information and states what I think clearer. What should ...
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What kinds of interpersonal skills questions aren't opinion based?

Like the title says. Trying to get a handle on what this site likes, but having a tough time making sense of it; e.g. the current top 6 don't seem not opinion-based, but I'm not sure what you all ...
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The objective aspect of subjective questions

I am asking about questions in the line of "would doing X be perceived as intrusive?", "would doing Y invoke the eager to continue?". In general, they ask for the possible outcomes of the target ...
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Should we start deleting old, closed question?

The other day, I asked this question about re-tagging closed questions and, judging by the answers, my conclusion isn't that we should re-tag them, but that we should delete most of them. Here are ...
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Is there an audit on IPS while reviewing?

I just noticed the following: Hat earned - peacekeeper Successfully complete 20 reviews without failing an audit. What's weird is that, since the winterbash started, I made more (much much more) ...
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What is the consensus on valid comments where the post has not been edited in quite a while?

IPS policy regarding comments strictly discards everything that is not either asking for clarification or suggesting improvements. Those comments that do not respect these guidelines - I'll call them "...
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Heavy handed deletion of an answer

Over a year ago, the question How to get spouse to empathetically listen to problems instead of offering solutions? was posted here. My answer was brief, offered a book that was perfect for the ...
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“Show 1 more comment” shows no comment

There's a particular answer giving me a weird bug. I see a "show 1 more comment" link beneath it: But when I click that link no comments actually show up: This happens even after I refresh, ...
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Should we re-tag closed questions?

You may have noticed that I tend to re-tag a lot lately. However, I only re-tag questions that aren't closed. But now I'm wondering, should I also re-tag closed questions? Is this useful? If it's ...
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Tell me **exactly** what is wrong with this Answer [duplicate]

Another Answer was wrongly deleted with not justification. How to show appreciation to colleague? You will note in the comments that the Commenter freely admitted they missed details in the Question....
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Tell me **exactly** what is wrong with this Answer? Again

I have another answer that was wrongly deleted with no explanation or opportunity to address. How to finish a date gracefully? I want to now exactly what wrong with this Answer and why it was ...
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IPS-Related Questions Without Clear IPS Goals, Valid Only in the Case of a Definitive Answer

I have in mind two questions, largely the same in content and approach, but for which I offered opposing opinions on voting to close: Is this a known Interpersonal “Anti-Skill”, if avoided could de-...
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Should we rename the “requests” tag into “making-requests”?

I recently discovered that we have a requests for when the OP need to request something from someone else. When I talked about it in chat, someone got confused and thought that the tag was for "I ...
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Example of answer that was deleted too quickly

This answer (screenshot) is (to me) an example of an answer that was deleted far too quickly. The original question was how a guy could get his friends to get more serious about starting a business ...
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How can we politely communicate to users that ignoring IPS' policy about answering is hurting the site?

I've seen this behavior around for several months now, but observing it again this morning while reviewing the low-quality posts queue made me think it may be worth a meta post. I've observed that ...
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Are we possibly a bit too trigger happy in our moderation?

I find it a bit worrisome seeing how much moderation takes over on IPS. My impression is that we are at a point where the close reasons are too far narrowed down. I understand that questions which ...
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What's the different between the “friend” and “friendship” tag?

Are there any differences between those two tags? Why do we have both? The friends tag have a description; For questions about interactions with friends, people with whom you share personal ...
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Told to ask here: Should this Q stay on IPS or move elsewhere, i.e. Linguistics, Psychology, or another? & Why?

Here is the question I asked: Is there an existing concept for what I call "Verbal Cannonballs", which if avoided reduce conflict? I was specifically told by someone on Meta to ask about ...
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Do we really need the “asperger” tag when we already have the “autism” one?

Autism is a spectrum. Every person with autism is different and the way autism affects their life is different for each one of those individuals. For example, some people on the autism spectrum will ...
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What is the difference between the tag social-event and parties?

While I was going through the list of tags, I noticed the tag parties (27 questions) which reminded me of the tag social-event (41 questions). Here is the definition for each one: parties: ...
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Do we really need the “approach” tag?

I was going to the list of tags in the main site when I notice the "approach" one. Here is its description: For questions where the author is looking for a way to achieve their goal. Such as to ...
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Answer deleted after a year and many positive votes

Been awhile since I have been here, hope all is well. I am curious past the very brief explanation given by the moderator and the generic stuff in the help section as to why an answer that clearly ...
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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 ...
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Trust a Moderator even if I disagree in review queue?

The question How can I mediate between my fighting adult siblings? to me seems like it should be closed. What strategies can I employ to mend this relationship as a sibling? To me this seems ...
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Can we start writing “There is no established etiquette” answers instead of closing as primarily opinion based?

I have noticed a trend where users will vote to close a question asking "What is the etiquette for a particular situation?" as primarily opinion based or off topic because they feel there is no ...
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Hiring a lawyer is not legal advice

I see a lot of answer advising to hire a lawyer. This is not an interpersonal solution. Interpersonal solutions should be exhausted before someone spends money hiring a lawyer and inevitably gaining ...
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How should we be handling close-worthy questions that have poor optics?

We've had these before, and I'm sure we'll have them again. Questions that aren't great questions, questions that probably deserve to be closed, that also touch on taboo topics... (most obviously and ...
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On the HNQ and its effects on the site stats

Some time has passed since D-day (the 'D' stands for DeHNQisation) happened 16 October 2018. Time to take a closer look at the site's stats and what effects the HNQ and its absence have had on the ...
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What is the IPS Comment Bot?

What is the "IPS Comment Bot?" Why is it posting in our site chat? What do the messages it posts mean? Can I interact with it? If it posted one of my comments, does that mean my comment was bad?
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How to be a good community moderator while leaving a comment?

As a community, we often leave comments under a question/answer in the hope the question/answer will be improved or just to explain why a question/answer is likely to be closed/deleted. However, ...
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“question seems a little too opinionated for this site”

I noticed this sentence used (copy / paste) for several posts, and it is incredibly bad. My dictionary says: Opinionated: Characterized by conceited assertiveness and dogmatism (example: An arrogant ...
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Is it time to cut the canned comments?

There was a time when we'd get floods of answers from users unfamiliar with our site policy. Unable to spend a significant amount of time and effort on each of these posts, many of the IPS users began ...
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On-topic page is still “Being Nice”

This is actually a small update. While I was reading the help center article What topics can I ask here, I found out that off-topic reasons are also mentioned in the same article under the heading "...
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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 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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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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Should we rename the “conflict-aversion” tag?

The tag conflict-aversion is badly named. Aversion is a strong dislike or disinclination. A person can be conflict-averse. The description for this tag says it's more likely to be about conflict-...
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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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Does IPS want to be back on HNQ? [duplicate]

So as you all know, questions on Interpersonal Skills are no longer shown on the Hot Network Questions sidebar. As much as can be said about the way this came to be, it is interesting to reflect on ...
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Should users be approached with a comment about improving old answers? [duplicate]

I understand the desire/need for moderation and to have a certain standard, but I think going through old posts and asking users to improve answers that are over a year old based on rules implemented ...
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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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I can't find my recently deleted answer

Before the weekend I posted an answer which was reasonably well received, with a bunch of upvotes. It was deleted because, although it told an of interesting and relevant experience, it did not ...
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Should we delete answers to closed questions?

We often get the case of someone asking an off-topic question, getting one or more answers, and then the question is finally closed. In some cases the OP even accepts one of the answers. This leads ...
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Does this post provide an answer or is it missing the point of OP's question?

In the recent question "How do you tell a Facebook friend that they might be on the autism spectrum?" the currently most upvoted answer is giving the same instant response I'd have given before ...

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