Robert Cartaino
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This one weird trick gets rid of all off-topic comments. Let's use it!
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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, ...

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I have Asperger's, is my contribution even gonna help for this private beta?
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Commenting on your specific post for a moment, you asked a question expecting an answer that would work for you specifically, but you did not provide the necessary information for someone to answer in ...

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How do we deal with potentially controversial (but not NSFW) content in questions?
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I'm drawing on several policy guidelines we worked up on the now-closed "Sexuality" site which I'm going to echo here (outside of how the post above was handled specifically). When hosting a site ...

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When are we going to public beta? — DONE!
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This site is now public. Enjoy! Original answer: Barring any technical delays, the site should go public tomorrow afternoon (Tue, 18-Jul). The nomination thread was posted last week, so the selection ...

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Is asking about appropriate dress for a situation on-topic here?
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Fashion choices are not on topic, but established etiquette is… Remember that the genesis of this site was a series of failed social proposals with topics as diverse as dating, conflict resolution, ...

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Do we need [help]?
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It's a meaningless tag, like 'question'. Removed.

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Should we keep the [interaction] tag?
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Isn't interaction just a roundabout way of saying "interpersonal"? That's the entire scope of this site. This feels a bit like a ubiquitous tag that doesn't really aid in any sort of categorization of ...

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For questions, should we assume politeness is required?
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No, saying that solutions must be polite is not good policy. You cannot assume politeness is a prerequisite of every situation. Various levels of confrontation are also interpersonal skills. In your ...

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Are INTRApersonal questions allowable on this site or is this strictly interpersonal?
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I don't think it would be a good fit. The expertise to understand/resolve internal, psychological problems is very different than someone who is a keen observer in the ways of social mores and ...

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How will we know when this site is ready to graduate?
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Forget about "graduation". Honestly. It's such a woefully deceptive name, and it means almost nothing to the future of this site. You can read more about the state of this site and the next ...

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How do we maintain a good question to answer vote ratio on this site?
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"...this site gets so many answers … I tend to upvote all the answers" Voting is used to sort the most insightful answers to the top. But if you highlight every passage on this site, then ...

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Do we need a disclaimer page?
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No, because you don't need one. Content disclaimers were (begrudgingly) added to a few sites because the content tended to run up against some of the professional ethics incumbent on the target ...

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How do you vs How should I
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This is a quirk of the English language. If you go to tech support to ask, "How do you unlock this iPhone?", you're not typically expecting a literal response like, "I don't unlock it; the phone is ...

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Is it ok to ask questions about issues on Stack Exchange? If so, where do we draw the line?
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The Stack Exchange's meta support site was created to deal with social issues as well as technical. While such questions may involve interpersonal concerns, I'm going to ask that we don't split these ...

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Are general things which affect interpersonal skills on-topic?
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Yes. I don't see a problem with this question. "Skills" doesn't just mean coming up with an applied solution for a specific instance or recurring problem with other people. Skills also includes ...

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Why was my comment deleted, feedback requested?
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To paraphrase, the question was how to deal with parents who mislead them (and partner) into eating animal products despite them being vegetarian. The answer stated that the author should elicit ...

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Can the threshold for protecting questions be lowered?
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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 ...

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Is being on-hold the same as closed and should we avoid putting questions on hold if they can be salvaged?
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When a question is submitted, it isn't always perfect. If you cannot fix any problems right then and there (a quick edit or typo), you always want to put a question on 'hold' until the problem can be ...

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What makes this question too broad?
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"Being withdrawn" is very vague. Without a more specific problem statement, it would take a shelf of books to even begin to address the entire spectrum of problems your friend may be having. Stack ...

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could we have a tag for #tact please?
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This feels a bit like an extension of should all things be polite? I don't see how [tact] can be the subject of a question. If an approach needs a particular degree of tact (whatever that means), it ...

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Make [off-topic] on-topic
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Done. I haven't seen on-topic or allowed-questions show up here (yet), but if they do, they should be merged, too.

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