Misleading/out of date LinkedIn profiles - saying you still work for an employer when you don't

is closed as Unclear what you're asking. There is nothing unclear about it.
It seems on-topic (there are plenty of LinkedIn questions already - we even have a tag), my only objection is that it's a bit What should I do?
It also describes a quite common fact.

I came across the question because it had a Delete flag, which I think is incorrect, because it has decent answers.

I also suspect that the many downvotes are related to the attitude/judgment of the OP.

I want to suggest to:

  • not delete*
  • edit the opinion of the OP out of the question
  • vote to reopen*
  • upvote to 0*
  • add an (community wiki) answer containing the text from the not malice/forgot comments

* I have already done these

  • I think the edit would be straightforward, just remove the final paragraph. It does seem like the question already has good answers, both from a personal perspective and per LinkedIn's policy. I voted to reopen.
    – dwizum
    Commented May 20, 2019 at 15:41
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    It's been reopened - I removed the last paragraph as per @dwizum's suggestion. FWIW I think Jan is right it - got treated harshly because the OP came off poorly but the core question is not a bad one. I doubt the re-opening will make much difference to anything in the long run as it is such an old question. But tidy is as tidy does or something.
    – motosubatsu Mod
    Commented May 20, 2019 at 16:22
  • I didn't make the edit because I was mulling over whether or not it would throw things out of context in the question. I suppose the answers are still quite valid, but some of the comments don't make sense now, although that's probably OK given that comments are supposed to be transient anyways.
    – dwizum
    Commented May 20, 2019 at 16:44
  • @dwizum With the question in its current form my 5th suggestion is no longer necessary. Edited that out of the question.
    – user8036
    Commented May 20, 2019 at 17:36

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