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Why am I featured as a New contributor?

I have joined this community 2 years and 7 months ago: My first Reputation Points were earned in 17th October 2018 (through some Edits): My First Answer in this community was last week, on 7th ...
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Help with improving question

I asked this: "rival" organised management meeting to pressure me: how to defend myself while being diplomatic? and it immediately got downvoted. The problem is something I will encounter ...
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Is there a way to change a “skip” to “leave open”?

I recently voted "skip" on a close vote review, since the question didn't look very good to me but I thought it could be salvaged (but wasn't sure how to do it myself). I've now read an answer on ...
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(DONE) Reopen request: How do you forgive/let go/move on from a bully ex employer

How do you forgive/let go/move on from a bully ex employer This got closed as off topic: questions require a goal we can address. I've edited to make the goal clear by adding a sentence to the end ...
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Canonical for “I entered into an agreement outside my contract and now my employer is refusing to honour it” questions

The most recent example: Employer reneged on negotiated clauses, citing budget cuts - what can I do? The correct answer to most variants of this question is essentially "you screwed up by not getting ...
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Recommendation for posts where OP is in a bad spot of their own making

Take this for what you will, but I have found that saying things like "you should have" aren't constructive. Instead, try things like "In the future, take these steps" Try to help the OP as much as ...
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How to not only get “ideal world” answers?

In the question:How can I manage my team to maintain a reasonable productivity when my employer doesn't treat employees well? One of the answers basically was: "fear them into working hard". And ...
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Encourage question/answers to be gender-neutral

There is a question about ways to dress in winter to preserve "business-casual" look. The first version of my answer addressed the question from POV of a cisgendered male dress tradition in the US. I ...
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Separate Legal Advice from Company-Specific in Reasons to close

Based on the meta question on the interpretation the criteria to qualify a question as "company specific" brought up here, I noticed that there is confusion on what is the reason for closing a ...
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What is a helpful interpretation of “company specific” in the off-topic rationales?

I see a lot of questions closed for being off-topic because they are about “company-specific regulations, agreements, or policies.” What should be “in” and “out” given this description of off-topic ...
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Did I somehow delete an answer?

I clicked vote to delete and the answer got deleted with this message... did I do that somehow? Never seen it before. deleted as spam or offensive 16 hours ago by Kilisi, Community♦
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Is the term “guys” a violation of the CoC?

According to an article on VOX, The term guys is problematic What is the official stance on this word for TWP?
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Updates to the Code of Conduct

Here is the official FAQ on the topic that has been so hot as of late, just in case you don't stay up on the Meta site. Official FAQ on gender pronouns and Code of Conduct changes And here is a link ...
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Leaving Stack Exchange Community

I've debated for a while whether or not to post this, but I've finally decided now that enough is enough. The direction that Stack Exchange has been going in is bad enough, but the treatment of ...
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Back to basics: Assume good intentions and Be nice

There's a concept in the business world called "Back to basics" When a company has drifted too far from it's principles, it often reviews itself, and starts a "back to basics" program/initiative. ...
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Forward, to the future

Now that two of our mods are back, it's time to look forward. There's been a good deal of bad will built up, and the mods are not going to have an easy time of it. The new CoC will have some very ...
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New tag (and wiki) for employment bonds (common in India)?

It seems that in India, it is common for new employees to sign an employment bond (or simply bond) - meaning they agree to pay a certain sum of money if they leave their employment before a certain ...
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Can this question be asked around here?

Once I was notified from my management that I had been part of some injustice against some woman and therefore I am no longer welcome to do business with them. My manager asked me what it was but I ...
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What does the return of the mods mean?

Does it mean they’ve determined no change or correction is forthcoming from SE about Monica’s ejection and this is just the new normal? And there’s nothing to be gained by continuing to object? Or ...
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A big thank you to our mods

Just like to show some well earned respects to our mods who put our site first and foremost. I know it wouldn't have been the easy choice. So great job and welcome back!
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Calm down, nothing to see here

Seriously, everyone, calm down. With or without moderators, we are all adults here, the place isn't going to collapse under it's own weight, get overrun by trolls, and get carried off into the swamp. ...
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Heard a lot from mods on their way out

It's great to hear the sentiments and protestations of loyalty to the site users and all the rest. But lets keep it real. Not one mod stepped up to the plate to help TWP by remaining for at least a ...
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Why was my comment deleted, but not the replies to it?

I posted a highly upvoted comment which was not asking for clarification on the question, so I understand why it was deleted. But why weren't the replies to my comment deleted also? This is not the ...
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No more active ♦ moderators. How should we keep the site in order?

In the past few days, y'all have witnessed the terrible action Stack Exchange's done: They dismissed Monica, one of the most beloved and respected moderator and community members. Following that, all ...
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Resigning as Moderator from TWP

As most of you know, Monica was removed as a moderator over the weekend by the SE staff. It wasn’t her decision, and there simply wasn't any justification for it. I scoured all the data I could ...
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Deciding to take a break

I've decided to take a break from Stack Exchange. The reasons are probably pretty obvious, but the details can be found on this Meta about another Meta post I made which was deleted by staff. Knowing ...
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Is “bad worker” a taboo here?

In the past I had multiple experiences here when I addressed the issue of bad performers, bad managers or "non-contributors", and a few people have been quite negative about the topic. I never had a ...
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Thank you to the moderators

I was surprised and disappointed to catch up on the events that has led to the dismissal and resignation of three of our moderators. I think that they, and all other moderators on The Workplace, past ...
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Resigning as moderator from Workplace.SE

After having been a moderator for this community for over four years, I have tendered my resignation from Workplace.SE. I am proud to have served the community alongside Monica, who acted as a mentor ...
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Resigning as moderator

Monica was removed as a moderator over the weekend by the SE staff. It wasn’t her decision. As a result of that decision and way it was undertaken, I have taken the easy decision of immediately ...
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Code formatting hints necessary?

I was About to ask my first Question on this side when i saw the Code formatting tips on the right (yellow area). I am very new to this site, but i am Pretty sure there should be very few Questions ...
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What is the assumed work market context for IT related questions when it is not fully specified?

Note: this is narrowed down to IT industry to make it answerable. I have asked this question which initially gathered several downvotes and a couple of close votes. That was clearly my fault because ...
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Why do we have so many close votes reviews?

Recently, I've noticed the red dot indicating there are a lot of close votes to be reviewed pretty much every time I get on the site. Is this a bug or do we actually have a deficit of close votes ...
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Avoiding or Interacting with “Don't Do That Then” Answers

Don't Do That, Then! Is well known in the Hacker Jargon. On a recent question I asked, I felt I got of lot of "don't do what you are trying not to do" answers. I would hope that the presence of a ...
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What to do about reviewers who don't actually review?

An edit to the question I was cheated into a job and want to leave ASAP, what do I tell my interviewers? just came across my review queue. The edit just added the following text to the end of the ...
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Reporting the bad Ads

SE is testing new Ads provider: We're testing advertisements across the network During the test period, some of us with no ad blocker may encounter some not appropriate ads. Here is a post to ...
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Trolls and ESL folks

This question about a specific instance of offensive language in the workplace seems to have been overrun by trolls and/or folks who sincerely don’t understand the nuances of the language used. Given ...
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Why are nasty comments allowed [closed]

I been here for more than a year now and dont say much but here is what I notice I seen a few people run off and this bothered me for a while now when people can comment like this and flagging it ...
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(DONE) Reopen request for parental leave question

Should parental leave benefits apply to non-parents? I am assuming it was closed as off topic "because of company policy" or "legal" content, but my understanding is that topics that do include legal ...
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Congratulations gnasher on clipping 100k!

It just came to my attention that @gnasher729 recently reached the 100k milestone. Congratulations, gnasher! Hope that you will be able to continue contributing to this wonderful Community.
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Reopen request for CEO salary question

Is a high CEO salary in large corporations justified? Lots of factual and logical reasons exist. Shouldn't be closed for 'Opinion'
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Inconsistent comment moderation appears capricious

So I had a long comment thread form under one of my trademarked "Harsh Truth" answers here: How can I reply to coworkers who accuse me of automating people out of work? And I notice one comment I ...
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Did my comment get deleted?

In addition to a well received answer on this thread, I originally made a comment underneath the question suggesting to the OP that he should avoid stating his bad financial situation ("broke" - his ...
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Cannot fix grammar mistakes; how should I proceed?

I wanted to fix a grammar mistake, but I need to edit at least 6 characters. Should grammar mistakes just be left alone then? The answer I wanted to edit: https://workplace.stackexchange.com/a/142324/...
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How can we best help brand new members who are actually putting in effort?

We have a new member who posted a question - it was put on hold as too broad, and rightly so, since it was incredibly brief and generic. Two other members made good comments with suggestions about ...
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Serial downvoting reversed, but downvoter continues today, any consequence to a serial downvoter or is it just the poster who suffers?

I had 7 serial downvotes reversed yesterday - which is fine. But this morning already I have just received another downvote... So, my question is does a serial downvoter ever get caught and if they ...
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Tag Merge - redundancy to layoff or both to termination

While looking at the suggested tag synonyms I noticed two that could potentially themselves be merged into the broader termination tag: layoff and redundancy. The latter two have 80 and 38 questions ...
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How should questions about transgender issues be tagged?

While tagging some questions with the lgbtq tag, I noticed we also have the gender tag. Current description of the gender tag: Questions relating to gender, gender identity, and being part of a ...
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Should we fix or burninate [ghosting]

ghosting currently has 2 questions, no wiki, and no usage description. One of the questions is closed as too broad. Can we either remove it for lack of necessity or add a proper description to ...
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Merge [applications] and [applying] tags; should we go for it?

Recently it came to my attention that we have both applications and applying tags. The first one has currently 676 questions and a brief excerpt, but the other one has only 38 posts and lacks an ...

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