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June 25: Experiment has ended Ok! It's been about two months since this started, and I've turned off the altered comment text. This should be enough to give us a reasonable idea of what effect was had by this change. With less to watch on TV, I've had time to fix a few serious errors in my initial query and also adjusted the method for associating edits ...


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A quick update on this request: Yes, the Community Team has submitted a request to have this feature change implemented using Interpersonal SE to test it. Acceptance by the dev team is still pending, but with the pent up demand and backlog of feature-requests, it is still unclear how this will be prioritized. If it is accepted, the date of completion is ...


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Update: As of... just now (20 May 2019), the site setting for minimum question age should be active and we've added IPS back to the HNQ list with one question at a time. Please keep me updated on how things are going. Thank you so much for hanging in there with us. It's been a hard six months and I'm really excited to see how this changes the traffic here ...


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Let's have conflicting answers for extra fun, shall we? I'm going to say yes, with caveats. Take my answer to How to talk to a girl who's sitting next to me but wearing headphones? as an example. It contains no personal experience (note: "if" is not experience, it's theoretical) It lists no sources It's the second-highest-upvoted answer on the site. ...


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1. Raise the autoflag threshold to 15. We have issues on Worldbuilding with questions that get lots of answers. The HNQ effect means that many get 10 or more, and our record is at least 30 or 40, I think. However, we (the Worldbuilding mods) did there what we (the IPS mods) do here, and let the answer autoflags sit for a while. So we got the threshold raised,...


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I don't think this will help. The attention we get from the HNQ list is a symptom of a larger issue and I think that shutting it off would only make the underlying issues less apparent. Are the HNQ posts problems? These questions drive traffic to the site which makes more users aware that we exist and makes us more likely to find new active users. They also ...


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"Just do it in a friendly way" isn't an answer if it doesn't explain how to do it and what "a friendly way" is. Questions like this are usually looking for phrasing suggestions, ways to approach the other person, when to speak up versus let something go, etc. If the question doesn't provide enough context to do that, then it should be put on hold as ...


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No. I don't think we should do anything programmatically to request this. We're already asking people to share their private lives to some degree when asking the question. Prompting them to come back by emailing them or somehow having the system pinging them on the network seems invasive. In cases where it went well, no harm would likely be done... but ...


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I agree with "intrapersonal" possibly being hard to understand, as per gparyani's answer, but feel that "personal issues" is ambiguous. My proposed way of phrasing it: Questions relating to one's own thoughts and feelings are off-topic for this site. If applicable, instead ask a specific question about interactions with others which might be affected by ...


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Yes Yes Yes. This is a great idea. I know your pain, I have 232 comment flags, 28 alone today and yesterday are waiting for review and 188 helpful in 27 days! This is madness. I feel it's even more important on this website because everyone has some form of interpersonal skills at all different levels and have opinions on other people's interpersonal skills ...


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No. Comments should not expire at some predetermined time. Good comments may point out faults with the answer - particularly on less subjective sites. If these faults are not addressed - either by clarifying or correcting the post body - that doesn't make the comments less valid. If only the OP can clarify, we can not fully judge the post - whether a ...


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This idea has been proposed, discussed, and arguably talked to death across the Stack Exchange network, and it tends to get rejected each time. There have been plenty of objections raised: It would be easy to circumvent this by just posting nonsense comments. Some people prefer anonymity to prevent revenge downvoting. People would keep posting redundant ...


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If you're afraid that your account may be traced back to you in real life, you could consider making a second account: You will want to make sure your login credentials and contact emails are completely distinct, though, so that your accounts don't get merged automatically. Please, please make sure to register your second account as well, so you can ...


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I think this is somewhat backwards. If the community cannot handle the questions through the normal means of self moderation, then you're not ready for the question yet. That's the angle to approach this from. Rather than lowering the bar to let more people "protect" more questions, I'd sooner see something like this implemented — A moratorium on hot ...


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You can do it by favoriting a question. There is a star icon below the down arrow button on the left side of each question. You can see it here as well. Just click it and this question will be added into your favorite question list. Now, whenever that favorited question is modified (edited, answered, or reopened etc), you will see a count on favorites tab ...


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Finally! Here's what I'd propose as a strategy for moderators: Moderators see an unsubstantiated answer, they either delete it outright with a comment, or slap a post notice on it and revisit in a few days and delete if not substantiated. ...that's it. Pretty simple. But... We can't exactly expect moderators to review every answer posted here. Nor can we ...


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I'm answering primarily as a rebuttal to ArtOfCode's answer, because I believe it inadvertently spells out precisely why we need a "back it up" policy here: Take my answer to How to talk to a girl who's sitting next to me but wearing headphones? as an example. It contains no personal experience (note: "if" is not experience, it's ...


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I think that this request makes sense if you assume that closing a question (or in this case, putting it "on hold") is an end game that can't be recovered from but when you really understand the purpose of being put on hold, this request is actually already implemented by that status. The main goal of putting a question on hold is to give the user the ...


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For this, You may create a new anonymous account which is not linked to any SE site. This way, your question can't be traced. However, remember you shouldn't be using this account to interact with your original account in any manner. From this meta post at Mathematics.SE, Multiple accounts are usually tolerated, but they are not allowed to interact at all. ...


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I'm going to vote against this because the majority of the time, users shouldn't need this. If you choose to use any website (even outside of Stack Exchange), it's on you to read the rules. In fact, you should probably already have a general idea of how a website works because you have decided to actively participate in it by studying it and deciding it ...


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personal-hygiene should work for anyone's hygiene, not just your own. If it relates to the hygiene of a person (as opposed to any other thing), then it's personal hygiene. If you look at the questions tagged with personal-hygiene, even excluding yours, there are several that relate to other people. How can I politely tell someone that they should take a ...


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This is a standard in SE. 3 delete votes from >4k users or 6 recommend-to-delete votes from <4k users will delete the answer if the answer has zero or less score. From 13th point of this answer, Posts with zero or negative score that receive six recommend deletion reviews (four on Stack Overflow) in the low-quality-posts review queue are automatically ...


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This is now live with the close reason as suggested (last box on the answer) Let's take some inspiration by the options users have posted before: I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because unfortunately, this question appears to be asking “What should I do?”, which the community has determined to not be a good fit for Interpersonal Skills Stack ...


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I'm personally not a fan of using quote markup for this. I'm mentally expecting a quote to be... a quote. Now, I do use them regularly on ELL to set examples apart but these are generally single lines of text, not the bulk of your text. There are several options that I think would be preferable (personally). Section your post using horizontal bars. --- or ---...


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It seems like the question that you are referring to is this one, specifically revision 8. I would like to make 2 observations on this. The user who edited your question did not have 1000 rep, but the user who approved the edit had over 8,000. The edit seemed to me (and apparently at least 2 other people) to be pretty in line with the spirit of your ...


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We're having a namespace collision on the phrase "back it up policy" which is adding to the confusion that's happening with this topic. Right now we are using the phrase "back it up" to refer to making sure answers are more substantial than someone just saying "do this". This is a discussion of whether we should back up answers at all. Until it got ...


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I vote no because everyone needs to start somewhere. HNQ tends to attract low quality answers, but some new users post great answers on HNQ. If we protected all HNQ automatically, we would prevent any new users from providing answers to some of our most interesting questions and prevent them from easily joining our community, as HNQ are the questions that ...


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If Robert wants to test it here, I'm willing to be a guinea pig but I'm not going to hold my breath that it will work. Area 51 does not reflect an actual site, the types of users, and the types of comments. Until it's actually tested on a regular site, I don't have any reason to think it will actually do anything. Changing the wording on A51 and having it ...


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