Linked Questions

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2017 Year in Review

Given past questions for holidays: That time of year again -- hats! Workplace.SE 2014 New Year's Resolutions Happy Thanksgiving! I wanted to ask the workplace community what are some topics of ...
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“Advice on what to do” close reason is over-broad

Update: We asked this question almost two years ago, and it took a while for voting to produce a clear winner. We'd like to implement this answer. As described here, I feel the current wording of ...
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Custom Off-Topic Close Reasons Change

We have updated the custom off-topic close reasons according to two discussions held here on meta. The close reasons below are our new off-topic close reasons. As answers to this question, I am making ...
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Is “advice on what to do” the same as “primarily opinion-based”?

Recently I've found myself looking at questions that have a few close votes for "off-topic: advice on what to do", and I find myself wondering if that close reason is really helping. The text is: ...
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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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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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Can we have a “specific to one company” close reason?

A lot of questions ask something that could be answered (sometimes very easily) by looking at an employer's policies/rules, or by asking your boss, but can't be answered by our community (example). ...
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What should we do with questions about personal dilemmas with no right answer?

I can't help feeling that some of the questions on the site are opportunities to offload to a listening pair of ears (or thousands of pairs of ears as the case may be). I'm thinking in particular of ...
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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 ...
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How do I deal with the fact that I'm awesome and everyone around me sucks?

This seems to be the default structure of workplace questions. From the current front page: Dealing with co-workers intentionally working slower to milk their work hours? How to not let co-worker's ...