Linked Questions

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"As a manager myself..." Do appeals to identity improve or diminish answers?

I frequently see an appeal to identity in answers and comments - especially "As a manager myself..." - including my own. I've had a variety of reactions ranging from seeing the appeal as way of ...
12 votes
3 answers

Should we answer questions that are likely to be closed?

I’m fairly new to the community, but I’ve noticed that a fair number of questions that eventually get closed as off-topic will receive answers before they’re closed. Is it acceptable to answer ...
4 votes
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Please curate the answers to the older-technologies question

How to attract people to work on very old and outdated technologies? currently has 31 (non-deleted) answers. Many of them appear to overlap a lot. Several of them are very short. We have a policy ...
7 votes
4 answers

Duplicate answers - What action should we take?

A lot of our questions (Especially HNQ questions) seem to get a lot of answers that repeat what others have said before, albeit with a different context. A good example is this question. There are a ...
-5 votes
2 answers

This question is objectively opinion based but isn't being flagged due to it's easy to answer nature

The question in topic is If or How to answer compliments from boss at work and what I will say is that I will probably flag this as primarily opinion based as well.. It is. As per the question it asks ...
20 votes
2 answers

What is wrong with the answer to this question?

My question is about the accepted answer to this question Former manager is asking for documentation I prepared as his employee. Personally, I think there is a better answer given by ...
0 votes
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What to do after editing an answer that was deleted from the review queue?

I answered a question, which was put in the low quality review queue. I don't agree that it was low quality (and What are the guidelines for reviewing? seems to me to agree with me), but I edited it ...
1 vote
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Bad answers being marked as low quality, when they aren't

Some recent answers appeared in the Low Quality review queue, mainly these ones:
22 votes
6 answers

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,...
7 votes
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Delete reason for duplicate answers

Our Help Center for Answering explains that some answers are deleted because they are (emphasis mine): commentary on the question or other answers asking another, different question “thanks!”...
8 votes
4 answers

What is our stance on entire answers copied from other websites (with attribution)?

I have read the meta posts FAQ proposal: Back It Up and Don't Repeat Others and What can we do about me-too answers?. It is clear that repeating what is already covered in other answers is heavily ...
-2 votes
2 answers

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 ...
13 votes
2 answers

What can we do about me-too answers?

On Workplace more than any other Stack Exchange site, I see Me Too answers duplicating most or all of the content of earlier, better/more elaborate answers. We've got some question quality problems ...
9 votes
3 answers

2015 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
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2015 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection [duplicate]

In connection with the moderator elections, as we had done last year, we will be holding a Q&A with the candidates. This will be an opportunity for members of the community to pose questions to ...

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