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Can we get a be nice post notice for questions that deal with sensitive issues

This sounds like a good idea to me as well. I think the reasoning for why has been pretty clear, so I'd like to suggest a wording like this: This question deals with a topic about which many people ...
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Can we get a be nice post notice for questions that deal with sensitive issues

We discussed this request internally a few weeks back, and then I kept my eyes open with it in mind. Here are, I believe, the key factors to consider when constructing such a post notice: Responses ...
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Is there anything we can do to highlight the country/culture specific tags?

We have some location tags already and I don't see a problem with them; I don't think they're "meta" in the same way that, say, "homework" is a meta tag. If the locale is important to the question ...
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We need flags to show our biases

What about people who've worked extensively in more than one culture? Are we going to see stacks of flags? More importantly, though, if it's relevant this information should be in the post, where it'...
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Can we add a flag reason "This is an answer in the comments"

Essentially no we can't, because we have no control over this. There's a main meta post on this exact suggestion: Add an "answer in comments" flag reason, which points to Make comment ...
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Is it possible to flag a User?

Kind of, but not directly. You can't flag the user, but you can flag any (rather than all) of the user's posts with the other (needs ♦ moderator attention) reason and explain the situation. The mods ...
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Add Interpersonal Skills SE as a migration target

We've had this discussion about Academia in the past. It's a bad idea. If it's workplace related, it's workplace related. Now, specifically towards IPS IPS is, and remains in Beta for a reason. ...
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Should we mark questions as duplicate of closed questions?

Full disclosure: I was the close voter who marked the duplicate as stated above My method is (maybe too) simple: will clicking the link get the person the answer they are looking for? If yes, vote to ...
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How come there isn't a tag for questions regarding investors or VCs?

Because we have no questions justifying their creation. Venture Capital: 2 closed questions, none open Venture Capitalists: 1 question created by OP today, potentially off-topic VC: no open questions ...
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We need flags to show our biases

Downvote, downvote, downvote! I almost always downvote answers which clearly ignore the culture/location of the question. I wish more people did this to be honest, because I agree 100% with the ...
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Feature to allow high rep users to answer closed questions

That would make closing questions pointless. The fact that it's abused doesn't mean we should abuse it further by side-stepping it completely. Many times I've gone to the Chat to make a quick case ...
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How do we feel about adding feature of directed questions?

I don't see how this would add anything positive to the site. If you're enough of a regular to know the users and have one in mind, then you know how to contact them via chat and ask that they take a ...
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How do we feel about adding feature of directed questions?

Given the userbase is concentrated in technology with substantial number of developers and others in tech roles, this may be useful. The questions asked aren't technical ones, so this would have ...
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When there are many answers already, help me check that mine won't repeat others

To avoid misunderstanding, I realise that feature like this would make it technically harder for me to post an answer. Imagine I am willing to add 20th answer to some question, that would mean I have ...
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Testing proposal: automating review of answers that fail to meet site-specific guidelines

Data we need to collect: What happens to answers that get this post notice? Possible values: edited and notice removed, edited but insufficient (notice not removed), notice removed sans edit (...
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Can we have a "specific to one company" close reason?

I usually use This question appears to be off-topic because it is about regulations or agreements that are company-specific and don't have universally applicable answers. As a custom close reason ...
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Should we hide comments on question with several existing answers?

Do you think this would help ease the conflict over comments? Hard to tell. If the core problem is the "number of comments" - then hiding many of them probably won't help. If the core problem is ...
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Restrict down-voting from people who answered

As one of the downvoters (and, admittedly, the first) I'd like to weigh in on this, as I get the feeling that this question comes from a general frustration as to how your answer was received. First ...
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Disassociating yourself from a question

Disassociation requires human intervention, and that's a good thing. If somebody is posting and then wanting to disassociate a lot of stuff, we probably want to talk with that person about better ...
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Comments are not for extended discussion - long-term solution discussion

Some of this has been proposed on Meta.SE, so in the interests of drawing attention to existing proposals and helping us find gaps where no proposal exists, here are some links. (Disclosure: I've ...
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Please require a country tag for all questions

Disagree. While we have a good case for using country tags when applicable since we are a global network, that doesn't mean we should always require them. There have been suggestions to make the ...
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Instruction to reopen doesn't include "post at meta"

The usual process is for them to edit, which puts it into the reopen review queue. Posting on meta should not be necessary. Maybe giving guidance to edit is all that is needed. See this answer over on ...
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Can we get an off-topic link to law.stackexchange.com

Law.SE is a beta site, and as such isn't available as a target for migration. Moderators can migrate, of course, but it can't be a target in the Off Topic close reasons until/unless Law graduates. ...
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All-time top questions

There is the Greatest Hits list. I don't know where it's linked (if anywhere!), but somebody tipped me off about it a while back and I just construct the URL myself (sitname/questions/greatest-hits). ...
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Delete votes, how does it work and why is there no notification?

If you look at the review queue task for this post it was deleted through the low quality review queue. As far as I know, there is no mechanic built into Stack Exchange to notify upon deletion of ...
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Delete votes, how does it work and why is there no notification?

The consensus on meta so far seems to be that a deletion is not an actionable event so a notification makes no sense. When a post is deleted the poster has no way of reacting to that, short of ...
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Can we get a be nice post notice for questions that deal with sensitive issues

Do we want this notice? If yes What should the wording be? I say yes, but let's see what others think (based on comments and the votes on this question seems that others think the same). People may ...
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Separate Legal Advice from Company-Specific in Reasons to close

Back then when these close reasons were merged to meet particular system limitation, they seemed like a sensible mix to me and I expected to get used to it. Time has shown though that I was mistaken. ...
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Is it possible to flag a User?

If you encounter a user posting nothing but spam, and it's clear the user created that account simply for the purpose of posting spam and nonsense, it's best to flag as spam. Although, as Jim says, ...
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