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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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2021 Moderator Election will start on Monday (March 8)

As many of you know, one of our moderators recently decided to move on so our moderation team is down to two. To make sure our site has the coverage it needs, we've asked the Community Team to start ...
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Is SE Workplace intended for general questions (not related to a specific, individual case)?

I asked today a generic question and see that there are two close requests: opinion-based does not meet the guidelines I have the answer to my question so I am now curious about the rationale behind ...
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What's with the review queues?

Have the review queues changed or have I messed up my settings somehow? If they have changed it's not an improvement.
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Resigning as Moderator from the Workplace

I have made the easy decision of stepping down. Some of you will ask or want to know why, and the reason is simple: it isn't fun anymore, and I no longer see any personal benefit in being a Moderator....
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Is there a way to flag or question an accepted edit?

I've been following this question (Coworker made unsolicited comments about appearance, how should I handle it?) for the last few days and have noticed that it's been edited. While this improved the ...
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How can we make the Workplace more welcoming to people in marginalized groups?

In the blog post Stack Overflow Isn’t Very Welcoming. It’s Time for That to Change., SE started to grapple with how unfriendly it was to newer coders, women, people of color, and others in ...
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Why was a HNQ deleted?

The question coworker made unsolicited comments about appearance has been deleted. The 404 page directs me, and others, to the deleted question help center page. But that page doesn't seem very ...
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Semi-subjective question. Off topic?

I have a question that I want to ask, but I don't know if it would be too subjective. Can I get an opinion as to whether or not this would be allowed? text below: I applied for a couple of ...
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Would questions regarding medical residency be in scope?

In the USA, residency training is a period of time where recently graduated doctors work and train under senior doctors to gain specialized skills in their medical specialty such as anesthetics, ...
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Can I ask about standard ways to visually organize tasks/developer assignments?

As one of my tasks of organizing a team of professionals, I have to assign tasks to them and have a general idea of which major tasks are approximately going to be tackled next by who and in what ...
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Meta question, can I ask this here?

Before to ask my question I wanted to make sure that it was the appropriate place to ask it ! I would like to find a new supplier for my company in a specific country, is it possible to ask this ...
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Canonical clarification of when and how to go to HR?

After much back and forth, I think that "HR IS NOT YOUR FRIEND", doesn't really convey the message that is intended. It's usually in response to someone who is unaware of what HR is, what it ...
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Possible bug: Upvotes lowers question score

So just now I upvoted this answer from Old Lamplighter (Richard). However, I noted that an upvote actually decreases the score of the question by 1. Same thing for the response by user Colleen V from ...
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2020: 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 past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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Can we have a canonical “HR is not your friend”

I know it often comes across as "HR is the enemy", but given the questions I've seen over the past five years, many people seem to think that they can run to HR over the littlest problems, ...
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Cannot edit question closed as off-topic (company-specific)?

My question at https://workplace.stackexchange.com/questions/168304/uncomfortable-with-dress-code-not-in-a-customer-facing-position was closed as off-topic: Questions seeking advice on company-...
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Under what conditions are “Winter Bash Hats” taken away?

Not that I care much, but it seems odd. Earlier today I had 8 hats. Now I have 6. Under what conditions are hats removed? I don't believe I've ever seen that happen before, although perhaps I just ...
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Is this question about a man being harassed at work off topic?

This question was closed as off topic but it seems on topic to me. It asks for a specific goal in the subject. What do you think? "As a male, how can protect myself from my female supervisor when ...
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How do I improve 'ELI5: Explain work hours to young adult'?

How do I improve this question please? ELI5: Explain work hours to young adult (answer gets 9 upvotes and question gets 9 downvotes. so much for this Why aren't people voting for questions?. ...
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Where can I ask a question related to changing career?

I am wondering where I should ask a question related to changing career, specializing, getting a career coach in the field of electronics engineering? With certain age, place and if even it is ...
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What's the difference between [professionalism] and [unprofessional-behavior]?

I've read The Workplace constantly for a few months, and I'm confused about the scope of the tags professionalism and unprofessional-behavior. It seems to me they're talking about the same or similar ...
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Could we be less aggressive in locking questions with argumentative comments?

Today there was a highly active question posted about an individual facing HR consequences at work due to a ill advised racial / gender remark made in response to another coworker. One of the answers ...
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What's the best way to handle editing questions which massively change answers?

I'm looking at How can I manage a remote team member who appears to not be working their full hours? where the question was edited and rewritten to the point that a 160 voted answer seems to be ...
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Make that answer a canonical answer to “how to quit gracefully in a professional way”

I am not exactly sure, if this should be really done by going meta but I want to attract your attention to a question that has been asked many times in pretty much all possible way : Should I wait to ...
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What opinions are allowed here?

I recently received a warning from the mods. This called attention to various posts of mine,including one where I sugggested social mobility was a good thing. I'd rather not be banned so, with that in ...
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How can I delete a comment on a “locked” question?

I wrote some comments on a question that subsequently got locked: Choosing between two job offers: big brand vs smaller more fulfilling role In an effort to not contribute to "our comment problem&...
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Question about “how to make a decision” between offers should be reopened

Choosing between two job offers: big brand vs smaller more fulfilling role The close reason says "Instead of asking which decision to make, try asking how to make the decision" And the ...
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When comments start okay and then diverge, can we just move the latter ones into discussion, while keeping the appropriate ones above?

An example of what I'm talking about is here: https://chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/113513/discussion-on-question-by-ellenoid-how-should-i-deal-with-coworkers-who-dont-wa There were many comments, some ...
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Articulating subtlety between theory and practice when answering questions

I know that occasionally, some of my answers and responses can come across as heavy-handed. My particular weakness is when explaining a situation where a person may be technically right, but the ...
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Should we adopt the Academia SE rule banning allegations about named individuals or organisations?

On the Academia SE, there is a rule banning questions that allege misconduct by named individuals or organisations, including posts that allege that the poster has performed misconduct when the user ...
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How was this question rude or abusive?

This question was deleted because it was "rude or abusive": https://workplace.stackexchange.com/posts/164134/revisions How? This was a very educational case of a professional meeting a ...
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(Done) Reopen the Client can no longer pay me due to circumstances question

client-can-no-longer-afford-to-pay-me-due-to-unforseen-circumstances A pretty common dilemma and answerable, in fact it has 11 answers already. No idea why it was closed and I think it should be re-...
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(Done) Request to reopen working remotely from another country than UK

The question How long can I work remotely from Italy if my workplace is UK without me/my employer incurring taxing issues? was closed due to "Questions seeking advice on company-specific ...
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(Done) Req to reopen what is meant by no tennis shoes in a dress code

What is Generally Meant by "No Tennis Shoes" in a Dress Code I believe there's a useful question in here. While we can't say what "No Tennis Shoes" definitively means for a ...
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Why are flags for demonstrably false answers rejected?

This answer is not only demonstrably false as US labor laws vary drastically from state to state, and asking to go directly to the VP of HR is going to be disastrous for anyone naive enough to think ...
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Fired/Laid Off/Redundant: How do we expect these terms to be used?

With the ongoing covid pandemic, I expect we'll see an increase in questions around the topic of losing one's job. As such, I wanted to clarify the meaning of these three commonly used words. The way ...

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