Linked Questions

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When asked 'How can I foo the bar?' is 'Don't foo the bar' an appropriate answer?

On Cleaning Up Bad Answers on Popular Questions a comment by Yamikurone says: There seems to be a flood of "Not an answer" flags on answers on this post. Many of the answers so flagged were, in ...
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What is asking for legal advice?

We have had several questions that have been closed because they had a legal component to them. But we live in a heavily regulated society so nearly every question on the site has laws that apply to ...
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Good Subjective/Bad Subjective and Agony Aunt Questions

"questions that are not answerable — discussions, debates, opinions — should be closed as subjective" That's what Good Subjective, Bad Subjective says. And then it goes on to give us 6 guidelines ...
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Why was my question edited/closed/downvoted?

Based on this post by jmort, and a suggestion by enderland in chat, I thought it would be useful to create a consolidated post where we can point users to when we downvote/close/edit their questions ...
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Custom Close Reasons for The Workplace

I am delaying moving forward with this until we resolve the problematic parts as brought up by several users including Chad, jcmeloni, and mxyzplk. It isn't going away, but we want to make sure that ...
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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 experience, ...
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Aggressive Edits

Update 3 weeks following this discussion, the question has been closed, is sitting at -2 score, and has two answers with a combined +1 score. This is not to say "I told you so", but rather to ...
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Did the edits on the question about how to bridge the gap between management and employees make the question reopenable?

I came across this justifiably closed question: https://workplace.stackexchange.com/questions/4285/how-can-we-bridge-the-gap-between-executive-management-and-the-employee It was a rant, one that ...
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Closed a question. Need help to reformat the question

I have posted a question about learning from my lead and mentor who is busy and not open up so much. The question is How can I learn from Senior team member who has fear of being replaced?. It ...
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Can we update our site description (tag line) in the FAQ and About pages?

Our current tag line is members of the workforce navigating the professional setting This is used everywhere to describe the site. It shows up in the Google description of the site, in the very ...
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New Users Guide

This is a work in progress. Now that the FAQ has be changed as per this post, I think we need a guide on "how to ask a question / write an answer" section here. Also, I'm not sure how to best do a ...
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How should we deal with “passable” questions?

Discussion: What should be done with questions that aren't overwhelmingly bad, but have little redeeming future value? Background: There are many questions on this site which aren't off-topic, and ...
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Modifying a question significantly which receives many answers and good number of votes

I have asked a question in Workplace Stack Exchange, and it received good up votes and significant number of answers. The question is How can I learn from Senior team member who has fear of being ...