Proposal: Communication with the opposite sex

People asking question here should have at least a little expertise in the field, otherwise it’s just an online forum. If we want a QA format I propose the name to be changed in PUA. While this is surely going to narrow the initial audience, at least people asking questions are required to know what PUA is.

Furthermore, since there is no way to know their level of experience in the field, answers should also include sources. And by sources I mean actual statistics, scientific papers or at least quotations from authorities in the field.

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    People should cite all of the scientific papers into pick up artistry? And what are they? – user88642 Jun 25 '14 at 20:50
  • Every paper that proves a point should count as supporting the answer. Here is one general example (epjournal.net/wp-content/uploads/EP10899909.pdf) – gurghet Jun 25 '14 at 21:18
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    Care to explain what is PUA? The only thing I've found is Malware (Potentially Unwanted Application). – Donaudampfschifffreizeitfahrt Jan 21 '15 at 10:05
  • Your certainly reducing your audience for the proposal under those circumstances. I would say that you will be seriously challenged getting people to participate. If you want questions, the fuel that drives SE, you'll want start thinking about howto broaden the scope for beta. As it stands, this site will sink into deletion. – Citizen Feb 13 '16 at 2:38

I'm not sure if you have a different impression of what "PUA" means, but the idea that interpersonal relationship advice can only come from those who fancy themselves experts in neurolinguistic games and shallow manipulation is exactly why this subject will never make a successful community.

Folks asking for Dear Abby -style advice may never actually make a good SE site, but suggesting that the audience should be limited to those who deem themselves "pick up artists" makes this about as unappealing as it can get. That is just my opinion — no thank you.

  • You are right, still that’s not what I was claiming. I just said that literature on the argument exists and is pretty solid, therefore Dear Abby-style advice may never... whatever you say. It’s not necessary to express opinions, just give the right answers. – gurghet Jun 25 '14 at 21:23

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