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Answer votes getting +5 rep in notifications instead of +10

I'm not sure if anyone else has been having this problem today, but today I noticed that every vote I'm receiving on an answer is being reported as +5 rep instead of +10 in my notifications. Is this a ...
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Regarding the deletion of an answer for not answering the core question

In the recent question How to communicate to my mother that I find it hurtful when she cooks dessert for everyone except me who is vegan? my answer got deleted. I see the point of the answer not ...
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Easy way to ask with another username? [closed]

I would like to ask a question, but not have the same account as on for example Stackoverflow. Because I feel some shame for what I would like to ask. But the default option is using the same account. ...
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How do I write a good answer?

The requirements for answers on IPS may be a bit different from what you're used to. We can't simply run your answer through a compiler and see if it compiles and works. But here's some stuff you can ...
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Templates for leaving comments

This thread is a list of useful comment templates for common situations on IPS. The full list of current templates can be found below. Please note that those comments are only to be used as template ...
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Can you add “how-to-deal with a situation”, “advice” and “suggestion”?

Can you please add these 3 tags? Because, I’d like to have permission to ask about “how to deal with....”
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Answer that should not have been deleted

I just ran into this answer that was deleted. Maybe there is some legalistic hair-splitting reason why it was deleted. But my lord, it's the right answer. He asked her out on a date (see Seinfeld)....
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Should we add the (red) faq tag?

Today, I spend almost 20 minutes looking for the meta post "How do I write a good answer?". Spoiler alert, the post that I clearly remember upvoting doesn't exist because this post was about questions ...
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Why was this question about building a rapport with clients closed?

This question asking how to build a rapport with clients with whom the OP shares few (if any) common interests was closed as Too Broad. The help center states that on topic questions should be ...
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Should we add a stack-specific close reason for off topic “inTRApersonal” questions?

I find there are a lot of questions here that ask about inTRApersonal issues and are thus off-topic. As someone who votes to close off-topic questions, I think having a specific close reason for this ...
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How come this question and the answers are IPS?

https://interpersonal.stackexchange.com/a/18360/14435 Actually I liked reading the question and answers, but you guys need to play fair rules with everybody or accepting interesting but not straight ...
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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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Answer deleted as duplicate - not a duplicate

There is a recent question about an argument concerning veganism. I wrote a short answer Well, you started: "In fact, not all wines are vegan" Just don't make controversial (that people won'...
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Can I ask a question about writing an 'about me' page of my blog as it will be read by my readers?

I am working on my blog. In the about me page i want to write my story. I suffered from depression and the blog is eventual output of that. I want to ask if that is a good way to communicate with ...
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Most Helpful Response to Intrapersonal (Problem the person has with themselves) Questions

I'm relatively new here (and so apologies if this is not a relevant discussion), but I've seen a lot of questions asked by users that pertain to Intrapersonal issues rather than Interpersonal issues. ...
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Are questions on understanding someone's behaviour on-topic?

I have a friend who regularly misses on schedules, even when it is about helping them out. A question on how I can get them to correct their course is perfectly acceptable on IPS.SE. However, there ...
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How do I write a good question?

Writing a good subjective question about Interpersonal Skills has proven to be difficult, but here are some points you can keep in mind to help you: Have a question title that accurately and ...
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Can someone please explain what is wrong here and how can I fix it?

I asked this question. It got approved in the sandbox, but apparently it will be closed and downvoted on the main site. The only explanation I got is based on a fallacious interpretation of the ...
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Are there any suggested question structures?

Is there a guideline I can follow for forming questions?
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Should this answer remain?

Upon review of the moderation queues, I found this answer flagged because of its length and content. The problem with this answer is that it does not answer the question (at least not exactly: OP ...
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Can we undelete this answer to the heat wave / fan question?

There's a question posted earlier today that described a situation where the OP is conflicted about getting their fan back from their colleagues, due to the extremely hot weather that they are all ...
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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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What should be in our FAQ?

I'm thinking IPS needs a FAQ, because people keep coming to meta with the same questions. I feel IPS is different enough from most of the SE sites these people are used to, that we could use a FAQ to ...
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It is time to expand

I feel that it is now time to expand the site's scope to cater to the audience's needs. Too often now, users come here asking (a) for relationship advice, (b) how to phrase their ideas, (c) how ...
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Additional Pro Tempore Moderator Needed! - Accepting Nominations [duplicate]

As some of you may have noted, I'm no longer moderating this site because I got an awesome new job as a Community Manager, which requires me to step down from my moderation position here. This site's ...
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Access to Sandbox for new users

I recently suggested to a new user to post his question (16980) on the sandbox as it had some issues and I thought he could benefit and narrow down the question to something that wouldn't be closed as ...
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Why was the question about adding “let me know if anything is unclear” to an email reopened?

Yesterday, the question Is adding “let me know if anything is unclear” to an e-mail really necessary or is it redundant? was closed, with a link to the meta answer of Tinkeringbell, where she ...
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When to flag a comment for review?

I just ran into a comment that seemed rather personal and angry and was thinking of flagging it but wasn't sure exactly what qualifies as a candidate for flagging. Took a look at the help page but ...
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Which stack does this question belong to, if any?

Todays question Is adding “let me know if anything is unclear” to an e-mail really necessary or is it redundant? was apparently manually migrated (delete, then create new question on other stack) from ...
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Is the reason for the rejection of this proposed edit accurate, and in accordance with the community guidelines?

I asked a clarification question on this question in the comments. The OP asks how to encourage bystanders to do the right thing in the situation. My point of contention was making the question less ...
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Should question 16793 have been closed?

Question 16793 is an etiquette question asking about the common courtesy of how/when to stop conversation with someone in online dating. This question was closed as "primarily opinion based" and from ...
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Can another person edit a question to add personal detail about the original poster?

Someone edited this question to include what I consider a confidential personal detail about the original poster: How to convince my wife that my best friend and I are just friends? I then edited ...
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List of Rules for Site

Am I missing something or is there no easily accessible list of rules for the site. It's frustrating as someone who is trying to help other people to have a well received answer be deleted and the ...
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How can users ask private questions anonymously on this site?

Often the topics of questions may be very private, how would a user ask a question anonymously considering their profile is linked to their other profiles on the Stack Exchange network?
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Sandbox is now live!

You can find the Sandbox here. See our past discussions on the Sandbox here and here. Have a question that you want to fix up or not sure if it'll be a good fit here? Or looking to help nurture the ...
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Sandbox for Proposed Questions

What is the Sandbox? This "Sandbox" is a place where InterpersonalSkills.SE users can get feedback on prospective questions they wish to post. This is useful because writing a clear and ...
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Is asking for advice on contacting an old friend suitable for IPS?

I'm thinking about asking a question about an issue that I've had for a while now but I'm not sure if our users' would agree if it is an IPS problem or not. Can you let me know what you think and ...
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Question on why some answers to an onhold question deleted, others not?

Question My wife and I just had a big blow-up was put on hold because it was considered unclear. I have been through a similar situation and had posted an answer. There's a comment from sphennings ...
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“Recommend Deletion” should include a “Your answer has no examples” / “Your answer is not substantial enough” option

Many of the low-quality posts tend to surface as there aren't sufficient information in there (like elaboration, examples, anecdotes, sample situations, etc). Since IPS is moving towards having ...
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How do we handle answers in which there was already an identical existing answer?

It seems to me like I can pop into any random question, and unless it's a borderline case, there's always one answer that is duplicated 3-4 times throughout. Some pertinent cases: How to convince my ...
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How is the back-it-up policy going to evolve after the new Code of Conduct?

Soon, the new Code of Conduct will replace the Be Nice policy. From what I read in the document, there are several points in the new text that are contrasting with the recently introduced "back-...
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Let's revisit our policy on hypothetical questions

It's been over a year since we've had a discussion about hypothetical questions. Back then, the site was in its infancy and we were still feeling things out. The top rated response to the original ...
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How should we handle third parties editing hypothetical questions?

This site has a policy discouraging hypothetical questions. Normally this means that a question about a hypothetical scenario gets flagged and closed. Recently there has been a question about a ...
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How can we make a Sandbox happen?

For those that don't know, a Sandbox is a meta question that is constantly maintained as a place for users to get feedback on their questions before they post to main. Users can post their questions ...
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Should IPS allow answers that suggest threatening or harassing someone?

We already have a question discussing how to address answers that are advocating a violent approach. One of the top answers there however, suggests: Maybe when we have a larger body of examples we'll ...
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Kindly un-delete the valid and nice answer posted to the question

This answer (10k link) to Asking guys to quit shouting in a bar was deleted for claim Hi! This doesn't really focus on what has been asked. You should also keep Be Nice policy in mind while ...
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IPS' specific comment requirements & why comments can be useful

Some constructive feedback and observations from my visit here. TL;DR; Information being in comments that would make good answers can be detrimental to the site Information in comments are not ...
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Arguably useful comment was deleted

I made a comment on this question: My mom is being "nice". But it's unwanted. How do I get her to stop? I had some advice and started writing an answer, but after starting to write it ...
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How is this answer not a violation of the “back it up” policy?

In this answer, the user doesn't back it up with any personal experience or any other information. I was under the impression that this required a flag from this meta answer. I did flag as Not An ...
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How to handle double space after period and edits?

I recently rejected an edit where the only improvement was elimination of double spaces after periods. To be clear, on the internet, double spaces are unnecessary. If you look at the preview panel ...

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