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Sure. Ask away. A condition for asking a question here is to make sure it's based on real life situations, and not imaginary "what if" scenarios. The things that actually happened in the past to you or someone you know, if it relates to the IPS topics, then you can ask here. Although you may not be able to go back in time and change your decisions, ...


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Yes. And then discuss them and edit them. Gentle reminder that the most-used reference for what is on-topic here are the questions that folks encounter on the site: what they find in Google, in the Hot Network Questions list, in scanning the homepage. If folks mostly see questions that represent topics they want to ask about, they'll ask more of them. ...


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TL;DR: While we could write a FAQ post on questions that are on-hold, I don't think we should make a canonical meta post with the contents you describe here, with the terminology you use here and use it for the reasons you describe here. On this site, we get a lot of users who ask questions that are considered too subjective under our model. see revision ...


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This site is young and has only a few hundred questions. Conversations about scope do better when there's some actual data or at least experience to work with, so being able to see how actual questions in that area actually progressed is useful. Therefore, usually we should encourage people to just ask. That said, there are a few cases where I've found ...


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Depends on how you define "consensus" in meta. After something has been posted in meta for a while, it's reasonable to presume anyone interested has had the chance to weigh in as much as they wish. If a proposal receives no discussion from other users, and isn't debated in the main chat room, one can only presume that other users have no opinion on the ...


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A fix for this has just been rolled out.


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No, another FAQ isn't what IPS needs As Ælis pointed out in their comment, we already have an FAQ along with guidelines for good questions and good answers. We link users to those pages quite often, and get (what I would consider) mediocre results at best. I've seen many users complain about being linked to these posts, and far fewer have actually used them ...


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I voted to close that questions and my close vote aged away, so I still agree with the five users who voted to close it. Here's why: Meta isn't a forum. By that, I mean that it needs to have some sort of structure. If a question in the main site is a skyscraper, with a firm foundation, then a question on meta is maybe one of those cranes used to build ...


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