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Is 'Quit your job' an acceptable answer?

A lot of the questions on Workplace are getting an answer along the lines of 'You should quit'. There are some cases where i can see this as a viable answer but the majority of the time I think it ...
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3answers
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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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4answers
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How can we diversify our community?

Aarthi (one of the SE Employees on the community team) noted: Much like The Workplace, we'd really like to see more content that isn't software development related. That's not something that will ...
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7answers
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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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1answer
196 views

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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4answers
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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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3answers
973 views

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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3answers
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Can we eliminate the close reason “Primarily Opinion Based”?

Our SE is based on asking how to deal with workplace situations. There is no one right answer and many times the questions that are more complex and require more thought are just being closed for ...
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4answers
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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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2answers
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How can we best emphasize that just being 'Right' isn't enough?

In order to maintain the high quality of answers on workplace we need to be able to emphasize to those who answer that just being 'right' isn't enough. A few people (links to come) have questioned ...
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1answer
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Has answer quality improved since the early days of this site?

This site's Spring launch was marred with a lot of poor, short, not very helpful answers. Forum level, discussion type answers where an upvote more often meant "I agree" as opposed to "This is useful."...
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4answers
186 views

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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1answer
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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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4answers
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What do we do about Answers being given in Comments?

Recently we seem to be facing a larger than usual epidemic of users posting comments that are essentially short answers, or semi-answers. These comments add nothing to the posts and I feel we should ...
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2answers
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Reasoning for answer deletion?

My answer to a question was deleted here. The reasoning for deletion is: Help Center > Answering Why and how are some answers deleted? Answers that do not fundamentally answer the question may be ...

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