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I think we can do better at not closing questions in a knee-jerk manner

There seems to be a glut of questions closed lately, and my interpretation is that we are not taking into consideration what is effectively the deletion of content of others before casting a close ...
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Why was my meta post about tolerance towards content, deleted?

https://workplace.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/7035/psa-recognize-effort-before-voting-to-close-or-forcing-close Can somebody please clarify why my post around content deletion was deleted? It's ...
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2021: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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(Reopened) Where do we draw the line for whether a question is really a duplicate?

I noticed the question Colleagues routinely only answer the first of my questions? was closed as a duplicate of the question I emailed my customer asking multiple questions. Their reply addressed only ...
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Why was the "CEO powers" question closed?

I opened a question about a CEO role. One comment mentioned this is case-by-case, but I didn't even know there was so much variance for a CEO position. Also, while I had questions closed in the past, ...
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Reopen request for "Tell colleagues about booster shot"

Tell colleagues about booster shot I really don't understand why people, including mods, are so trigger happy to close questions with the reason: Questions seeking advice on company-specific ...
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(Reopened) Does this question really not have a goal that can be addressed?

This question was closed for supposedly not having a goal we can address: How to find motivation to keep applying to jobs after being rejected I strongly disagree with both the closure and the stated ...
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(Reopened) What's the justification for closing the question around a scheme to optimize remuneration?

How to convince my hierarchy to optimize my remuneration scheme It was closed with the reason: Questions seeking advice on company-specific regulations, agreements, or policies should be directed to ...
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(Reopened) What's the justification for closing this question?

When answering "what are your top 3 strengths" are they looking for transferable skills or technical skills? It can easily be treated as a generalized question and answered in ways that work ...
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Should questions about problems that someone other than the OP faces be allowed?

Recently, there I encountered two questions about problems found in prominent news stories (rather than a problem that the OP personally faces): Could producing a grave bug that made headlines make ...
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Congratulations on your 100k milestone Nvoigt

Well done! You've provided a lot of interesting insights over the years. 100k is quite an achievement.
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Profile is showing the question score for my answers, not the answer score

My profile seems to imply that one of my answers has a score of 47 and is accepted: However, as much as I feel that my answer is worthy of lots of upvotes, my answer actually has a score of 12 and is ...
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Clarification on academic and academia tags

I was looking at the tags on this question during an edit: How to enter the GPA of a degree program on a job application? It includes academic, which I thought might not apply. My assumption was that ...
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Is "opinion based" a good reason to close a question?

Recently there have been many close requests with the "opinion based" reason and I am wondering if having this close option is useful. In a way most questions on this site are opinion based, ...
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(Done) Why was the question about monitoring an employees private network closed?

Can my employer legally monitor my personal network activity when I'm working from home? The question was closed as Questions seeking advice on company-specific regulations, agreements, or ...
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(Done) Req to reopen "Coworker wrote me into fictional book"

Coworker wrote me into fictional book Definitely work place related, clearly answerable, three votes to reopen already, Please can we have two more?
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Can I ask a question realted to my former boss behavior?

I read the topic section, but still I'm not sure if the question would be on topic. Basically, I would like to ask for advice about a behavior of my former boss. He is currently doing something that I'...
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Why was this answer deleted on: What are best practices for employee surveys?

https://workplace.stackexchange.com/a/179391/59502 There are vendors that specialize in designing and implementing employee surveys. Set up an introductory call with several of them. The answer was ...
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(Done) I think the question about employees putting lives at risk should be reopened

I am endangering people's lives doing tasks I am not qualified to do Yes, the OP may be asking what they should do, but I don't believe the answers in this question actually adds no value to ...
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Why was my answer severely downvoted?

I was very surprised at the many downvotes my most recent answer got and want to understand why. I took the OP at their word that they are not being flirty and used my example from my own work ...
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(Reopened) I think we should reopen the question about men wearing nail polish to work

The first time As a male, is it acceptable to wear black nail polish at work? made it into the reopen queue, it was unilaterally kept closed by a moderator. It now has 3 more reopen votes. It was ...
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Any thoughts on unpinning the accepted answer to a question from the top of the Answers list

Stack Overflow will no longer pin the accepted answer to the top. Other sites can do this either on demand or can opt out if the change is pushed site-wide. The answers would be listed by highest to ...
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What function does the "workplace-rhythm" tag serve

The tag workplace-rhythm seems to have no discernable meaning as it has no description. Should we just get rid of it?
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Can we remove some of the limitations to editing posts?

This may be the wrong place to ask this question; I have no idea whether this is a workplace.SE or a generic SE problem. Feel free to migrate accordingly. A recent workplace.SE post contains a ...
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I edited my question. How do I get it back?

Some other user edited my question and then it got closed. I edited it back, along with some other changes, to make it become more to my original intent. Is there a minimum number of candidates that ...
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Would this question from the Freelancing stack be appropriate?

I posted the question below at the Freelancing stack https://freelancing.stackexchange.com/questions/10215/dealing-with-a-startup-how-common-is-commercial-credit-vs-equity But it is a pretty low ...
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Why are people obsessed with closing good questions as "legal or company specific"?

In my opinion, the "legal or company specific" close reason is being abused to close any question that touches at all on a company or legality - which really is most questions. Examples are ...
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Why the downvotes?

Employee will not come into the office and managers will not enforce it I am getting a lot of downvotes on this question. I would like to get some feedback on what can I improve to change that.
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Bumping super-old threads

I've been noticing over the last couple of days that a bunch of super old threads (4-5 years old) have been getting bumped to the top of the forum. Can we not do that? Makes it hard to know which ...
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What is the tag “estimations” for?

Another tag I’ve come across with no description is estimations. I think it’s trying to cover questions involving giving or otherwise dealing with estimates, but I find the plural a bit confusing if I ...
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Is “women” a useful tag? (Nope, it’s been burninated)

I noticed a recent question with the tag women which has no description and only 15 questions. They are questions involving women, but not really about women. The questions might be better tagged with ...
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Can someone [support] me in burninating this tag?

The support tag currently has 10 questions. There is no tag description, and very little consistency in how it's used. By way of example, one question is about tech support, another one is how to ...
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How should questions with obviously ridiculous premises (such as how to engage in fraud) be handled?

Follow-up to: Should we answer questions that are likely to be closed? I recently encountered a question that basically asks how to defraud companies. The OP was "asking" if they could apply ...
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How inclusive we are for the Silent Majority?

I've read the discussions about being more inclusive etc. and I have impression that they are quite disconnected from the reality. Because those apparently marginalized groups are doing quite well. ...
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This community is disconnected from the workplace

I am finding it hard to justify recommending TWP after this. Telling a Coworker they aren't invited into my house The user has existing tensions with a co-worker, and one of the symptoms of the ...
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Hot network question impossible to answer because OP doesn't provide the crucial details - moderation failure?

I see it quite often on Workspace, the questions that are missing the crucial details (country), which makes the question unanswerable. People answer making some guesses that the OP is located ...
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More specific feedback for why my question has remained closed

I asked a question some time ago and it got closed. Apparently, the question was not focused enough so I edited the question yesterday and raised a flag to have it reopened. I see that the number of ...
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How does The Workplace view the issue of concealing vs revealing personal identity when asking questions?

I'd like to ask some questions about interpersonal conflict in the work-place--some topics and points which may make me look bad or weak, and others which may make others look bad or weak. As you can ...
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Can we revisit company specific close reason?

I asked this a few years ago.... Question, should we eliminate or change the reason to close regarding company specific policies? I think it's time to revisit this, as this reason has become a bit of ...
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(Done) Questions around policy, misinterpreted to be about policy advice

I seem to notice a bit of a pattern. Whenever there are questions that come up that involve some sort of policy, or law, a lot of people think: "Oh, this is asking for us to interpret the policy ...
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Is calling someone naive allowed?

May I call someone or a post "naive"? To me it sounds like this is violating the Code of Conduct. No name-calling or personal attacks. Focus on the content, not the person. This includes ...
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(Done) I think this closed question deserves another look

Can I refuse to enter guests room if they're not wearing masks The core question is basic to the service industry not company specific, the details are not that important in my opinion. I think this ...
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Another angle on 'Welcoming'

In terms of welcoming people there is an inbuilt solution already. Upvotes. It encourages people, whether it's a new user or an experienced one. I see no need to be stingy with upvotes, they cost ...
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2021 Community Moderator Election Results

The Workplace's eighth moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied and the two new moderators are: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly—please thank them for ...
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What is your overall opinion of TWP, with regards to moderation and welcoming environment?

Recently, a question came up essentially accusing this stack of not being very welcoming, especially towards particular groups of people. Of course moderation was included in the discussion. What are ...
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What details or clarity does the question about teammate vs volunteer need?

The question If no one is paid, then what is the difference between a teammate and a volunteer? is closed for needing details or clarity. From the comments I have a feeling that there is a mismatch ...
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Additional optional moderator election question

Sorry, I'm late with this question, I'll explain why: I was undecided whether I should run in this election. I had skipped the last elections, because to me it still felt too much like gunning for ...
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2021 Community Moderator Election

The 2021 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks, ...
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2021 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
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2021 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

The purpose of this thread was to collect questions for the questionnaire. The questionnaire is now live, and you may find it here. The Workplace is scheduled for an election next week, March 15, ...

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