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Sometimes, I come across a question completely unrelated to the workplace (or, I feel it is). But, when I want to VTC with off-topic, I can only close with the following reasons:

  • Company specific/legal: No.
  • No goal/complaints only: No.
  • Advice on a specific choice: No.
  • Other site of SE Network: Sometimes yes, but I can only select Workplace Meta, so no.
  • Other, please specify: Well, I'm using this but is it the good choice?

Why don't we have a "Unrelated to the Workplace" reason? And what reason should I select for this kind of question? Or should I flag it for moderator's attention instead?


2 examples:

Was I sexually harassed?: From a comment (not mine): I don't see what this has to do with the workplace?. I think so too.

How do you work with a flat earther?: I'd say this question belongs to interpersonal.SE, not Workplace. But no off-topic reason were pertinent.

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  • we rarely get these questions, often from trolls. Other is sufficient for how often it is used. You could however just flag it and a moderator will judge it – Twyxz Dec 18 '19 at 15:55
  • cross-site duplicate: Blatantly off-topic for all "What is the reason to remove this option for high-rep users? I think it could be very useful in some cases..." – gnat Dec 19 '19 at 11:09
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    Not to get too far into the weeds, but I would argue that the second example is on topic for the workplace. A question like "How to deal with a person with X characteristic" is often highly dependent on the context in which you have to deal with them. For instance, the way I would deal with a crazy uncle I see once a year at the holidays would be very different than a crazy classmate at university versus a crazy coworker I have to actually work with every day. – dwizum Dec 20 '19 at 15:20
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  • Other, please specify: Well, I'm using this but is it the good choice?

Yes, this is the good choice.

Or should I flag it for moderator's attention instead?

If you are reaally unsure then you can do that, just, try not to do excessive mod flag.

Also, you can just let the question be, that's what I do when I'm unsure. If it's really off-topic it will be closed down eventually.

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