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Voting on meta-questions
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There is actually an official explanation of the odd voting patterns in Meta; I just dug it up when answering a comment on another question, and thought I'd post it here for the sake of completeness. ...

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Everybody understands the answer - but moderators complain - why?
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The trouble is, the "everybody" who saw your answer as the obvious solution did not include the OP. Your profile suggests you are a full-fledged adult who has been out in the world for at ...

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Why was comment deleted?
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In general, comments need to include a clear "action item" to make your suggested improvement or request for clarification clear to both the OP and mods. That means if you have a criticism for a post, ...

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How can we encourage/enforce the backing up of answers?
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One possibility might be to edit in sources for some of the better, but un-cited, answers. This would take a lot of extra work, and some very diplomatic commenting, but if done well it could ...

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Avoiding turning "should I" questions into XY problems
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One solution might be to edit "should I" type questions into something more like What should I consider when making this decision? or How can I evaluate the likely outcome of these different ...

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Is Stack Exchange a site for adults to respectfully and civilly work together as adults and peers to answer questions?
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Is my opinion just as important as some moderator's opinion, and the only thing that sets us apart is that someone trusted the moderator to act on theirs, or is the moderator's opinion more important ...

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UPDATED: COMPLETED "On Topic" help page contents are live
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I think this section could be bulleted and include more guidance: Questions must be specific enough to be answered Because interpersonal interactions are very complex, we require that ...

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What do we expect from an answer on Interpersonal Skills?
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Some explanation of where the information and advice in the post come from. This could be personal experience, professional training, or some kind of research such as academic studies, an on-point ...

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Is this post salvageable for re-opening (the one about killing insects)?
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As I said in a comment, I think that "How can I persuade people that I'm right and they're wrong" questions should be off-topic, regardless of the opinion. Your edit in its current form is much ...

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Do we need to re-write "How can I get X to do Y" questions?
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I think this will often depend on what the body of the question says. If the body of the question supports such a change to the title, I don't see any problem with editing the title to match; ...

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Let's start working on our help center "what to ask" text!
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{On Topic} Questions about [specific/formal] etiquette Questions about the unwritten, but well-established and expected, rules or conventions of behavior in a specific setting. This may include ...

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Could we benefit from the "Too many answers already" warning the workplace uses to prevent outright duplicate answers?
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I think this is a good idea, including the "attached" feature pointed out by Monica Cellio. I would put the threshold at either 5 or 3; I think in IP it's very rare that there's an obvious "right" ...

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Where do we draw a line for 'needs professional help'?
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I see two slightly different reasons for a "needs professional help" closure. The first would be in a case where an OP's own personal problems are beyond the scope of the site; the obvious ...

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Should I wait before casting a close vote?
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TL;DR: I don't think this is generally necessary on this site, but there is one hypothetical situation where I could see it being a useful response. There is one very specific situation in which I ...

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Tags [life-partner] and [marriage] the same thing?
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They don't necessarily overlap; all spouses are (optimistically) life partners, but not all life partners are spouses. That might be by choice (because the partners don't believe in marriage, for ...

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How can I clarify my question and thereby avoid accumulating close votes?
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I would suggest one more edit to the title, along the lines of How can my cousin restore harmony between his Indian mother and American mother-in-law? You're really asking for advice on your ...

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What to do with answers that aren't related to interpersonal skills?
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In some cases, the "softer" interpersonal skills like active listening and finding common ground may not be sufficient to solve an interpersonal conflict. In those cases, it will be appropriate for ...

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