Please remember: The Workplace is a worldwide site, and this means there are going to be some differences in context that we all need to be careful about.
Language: The language of the site is English. Not everybody speaks English at a native level. Some posts will not be up to the level that fluent speakers are used to. If you can help to clarify the post, please edit. If you can't understand the post, please leave a polite, clear comment asking for clarification. We've seen some comments that are snarky, outright rude, or so "clever" that the OP is unlikely to understand. Those kinds of comments are not only not helping, but they're doing harm. And on the receiving side, please understand that people are trying to help, that downvotes reflect the current state of a post but can be reversed if you clarify, and that we're all trying to do the same thing here: get good answers to clear questions about the workplace.
Cultural context: You work in a particular location and field. You know that interviewing works this way, giving notice works that way, management should be doing that other thing... and that might all be exactly wrong for the OP's situation. American-context assumptions about employment at will might be totally off-base for the Indian who needs to secure a relieving letter after a months-long notice. Japanese-context assumptions about showing deference to superiors might be totally off-base for a German trying to deal with an oblivious manager. When asking, tell us where you are and something about the type of job/sector (check the location tags). When answering, describe the context you're coming from.
Behavioral norms vary. Different cultures have different norms of discourse. Your "joke" might be somebody else's "insult", or vice versa. Try to give the benefit of the doubt when reading what others write, and try to evaluate your own contributions in a broader context. Be generous in what you accept and conservative in what you emit. I don't mean that we need to be hyper-sensitive to imagined slights, but if you're getting push-back, if people seem to be arguing with you or getting upset, if you're getting the sense that other people are Wrong... maybe that's a good time to pause before clicking "post" and ask what you can do to de-escalate the situation. And remember to keep The Workplace professional at all times.
Come prepared to learn. This is a great site. I've learned a lot about workplace issues in other places, in other fields, and in situations that just don't come up in my job. That's really neat.
Please help keep The Workplace welcoming for all, no matter where they live and what kind of job they work in.