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Documentation on question closure, please? [duplicate]

Question How much does salary go up after probation period? was closed. Is there some documentation I missed that would show me how my question was not appropriate for the site, and even better, how ...
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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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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 ...
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Are questions about other workplaces than the office/telecommute on topic?

To be immediately concrete with a possible question: I've been wondering what the best thing to do is when you're operating heavy machinery, in say a warehouse, a factory or a construction site, and ...
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Can we improve the text of the “real questions have answers” close reason?

One of our close reasons currently reads as follows (based on this meta post): Real questions have answers. Rather than explaining why your situation is terrible, or why your boss/coworker makes ...
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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 do I need to do to get the 'poison a co-worker' question re-opened?

My question has been closed and I'm working on revising it to get it re-opened and would like your help. Here is the question: What happens if I poison a co-worker who has been stealing my food? ...
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COVID questions about being forced to attend place of employment

There have been a few questions lately from people that are being forced to go into the office, where they feel it is unsafe, or they have a moral obligation to stay at home. In almost every instance,...
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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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Should edits to Programming Test question be rolled back?

I initially voted to close the question "How do I determine if a programming task doable during interview?" for being not about the workplace, but after a comment from Andrew Berry I retracted my vote ...
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How can we address a poor but highly voted answer with potential legal implications

https://workplace.stackexchange.com/a/44592/16 This answer lack references and appears to be wholly the personal opinion of the poster despite the statement as though it was all fact. A multitude of ...
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This question seemed fair. What was wrong?

What was wrong with this question? https://workplace.stackexchange.com/q/154592/437 The text of the question was: I prefer competition to collaboration. Is this compatible with a career in ...
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Shouldn't this question be deleted for blatant sexism?

In this question: How should I tactfully let my coworker know I'm uncomfortable being alone with someone else in a closed-off room? The OP is promoting a blatant sexist stereotype of "All men ...
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Why was the question about how to ask for changes about security policy closed?

I noticed that the question As a developer, how can I ask for more freedom when confronted with a tight IT security policy? had been closed as off-topic with a note saying that it wasn't a question. ...

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