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What Is Up With Voting in “Workplace”?

I'm on a number of forums and I have to say that Workplace has the most insane voting patterns of all the forums. I'm all for some downvoting when needed, but I see a lot of questions with heavy ...
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Is there a limit to number of answers

This question has 18 answers and counting. Is there a limit to number of answers. If not should there be a limit?
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Shame on us! We must treat new users better!

https://workplace.stackexchange.com/users/40274/jack-d-ripper This user was not attempting to ask bad questions or question on how to exploit or get around the system. He was asking questions about ...
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Do comments that say “this doesn't add value”, add value?

I've been on Stack Exchange sites for years, and just in the last week or so I've gotten four comments on answers I've posted that basically say "this answer doesn't add any value" or "this doesn't ...
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Many Q's downvoted and closed?

I recently visited WorkPlace for the first time. On the front page, it looks like most questions have multiple downvotes, and many questions are closed. I'm all for downvoting and closing bad ...
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What are “opinion-based” questions?

In the context of Workplace, what makes a question close-worthy based on this reason: "primarily opinion-based" Many good questions generate some degree of opinion based on expert ...
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Should personal experiences be included in an answer?

I have seen many answers that are based on a single person's experiences - these are typically down-voted, however I don't see any particular stance on them - should it just be implemented as a rule ...
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What should the “Back it up” policy look like for The Workplace

Nearly two years to the day since "back it up" was introduced to Workplace, there seems to be a lot of confusion regarding what the principle looks like on The Workplace. Here is all our on-topic ...
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Can we make the Workplace exchange less hostile to new users?

I am a new user of Stack Exchange. I have gotten a pretty good response to the first question I have answered, and nothing but unhelpful responses to every question after that. In some cases I have ...
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Are the Downvoting police too active?

I'm new to Workplace.SE, though I'm active on other SE sites. One thing I've noticed is that there is a downvoting police, that goes around giving -1 to anything they don't like. Go to the main page, ...
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Should I be proactive in supporting my older answers?

The current effort to be stricter with unsupported answers has made me realize that some of my older answers come across that way too, and probably the only reason they haven't been targeted (yet) is ...
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Is it worth creating a meta.SO proposal for custom flags?

We use flags here in a way which is good given the nature of our site. However, these are different than what other less "subjective" sites use. I would love to see a flag for the following: Does ...
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How finnicky do we want/have to be with answers that don't fit the question but the overall topic?

This answer just popped up in my review queue and the author even states that it is not really answering the question. So I'm wondering, do we flag it anyway? Do we leave it in place? I do think this ...
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3answers
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Is a question opinion-based if all answers are of the same opinion?

I noticed this question has been put on hold. I normally wouldn't look twice and trust the 'hive mind' SE operates on but this time it struck me as a bit odd. To quote the relevant parts: My ...
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Recognizing the difference between 'exact' answer and 'real' answer

My answer to How to handle a subordinate's inability to provide adequate customer service due to their personal/family issues? was downvoted aggressively. Some comments that appear under the original ...

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