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The original question could definitely be seen as self-help. What's edit fixed that, so I reopened.


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Strategies: Frame background information specific to the person asking the question into some initial paragraph with a heading like "background". Have a clearly delimited set of general questions that are phrased in terms of people in general. The questions should stand on their own irrespective of the motivating background. Update the question title to ...


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Firstoff, it's the policy of this site that "self Help" questions are not permitted. Therefore, as soon as a self help question is found it should be placed on hold as off topic. Placing a self help question on hold indicates that the issues with it need to be corrected before answers can be submitted. This is important as it indicates to others that the ...


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I think we could make better use of the "not framed in," but I think the example question was closed correctly as a individual/self-help question: the person was basically asking for a diagnosis (i.e., "Is it something known?" ~= "Does my situation have a name (diagnosis)"). There have been similar discussions about this on MedicalSciences.SE, https://...


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short answer The linked question is self-help imo. Background An excerpt from the linked question justifies, imo, a closure because of self-help: Very rapid onset (15 seconds or less from baseline to angry) and long duration (up to 3 hours to flare up again) Does not want to be touched and actively rejects attempts at physical comforting pushes ...


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This is a valid point, and Mark Twain's quote hits the nail on the head! You almost answer the question yourself. One way of salvaging 'self-help' questions is by editing them into a terminology question. This, however, does not mean that simply slapping a terminology tag onto a question which is phrased as self-help can remain open. Two other potential ...


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This started as a comment, but then got too long... First off, completely agree with @AliceD. Here's my 2 cents: I think ultimately it is a judgement call. Many people vote: so 5 other people agreed this is "self-help". In essence, the "community" has judged the question to be off topic, so thus the question was closed. I actually don't like the name "self-...


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Although it is not phrased as a self-help question, the question is anecdotal and does ask about diagnosis, which we do not do. That is the reason the self-help close vote reason exists. As also argued by Artem a while back: [...] self-help questions are inherently anecdotal questions. They are too specific to the person asking, and often non-scientific in ...


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I agree with @BryanKrause. Looking at the closed questions in recent times, apart from Does it something known? which you highlighted, the latest closures for "personal medical advice" includes Asperger syndrome (closed Oct 5) Does this implies anything about my personality? (closed Oct 2) Why do we feel the present moment has already happened? (closed Oct ...


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