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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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(Reopened) Why was the “Fired by an Intoxicated Boss” question closed?

I'm confused why the Fired by an Intoxicated Boss question was closed. The close reason says: "Questions seeking advice on company-specific regulations, agreements, or policies should be directed ...
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Is discussing the meaning of terms as it applies to the workplace off-topic?

This recent post I made was found to be off-topic. In my mind, the meaning of many terms is intimately connected to the context in which they are expressed. I asked for help validating my intuition ...
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Is this the right stack exchange to ask questions for learning current good manufacturing practices?

I am a biology major who is applying for QC laboratory jobs, which state the need for cGMP skills. I am having trouble honing down resources for learning cGMP, as I hear it is variable to your job. ...
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Getting downvotes and delete votes for my recent questions

A couple of my recent questions have gotten a lot of downvotes and delete votes for each - the questions are: Is it rude and unprofessional for a hiring manager to check with my references before ...
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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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Can we remove the legal advice from the off topic close reason?

Too often the Off-topic close reason asking for legal advice is misapplied to any question that has a question about the law. Instead I think we should reword the close reason to say: This ...
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Are facility management questions on topic?

As I see it, facility management in the context of a workplace concerns itself with creating, operating and maintaining commercial environments and infrastructure. In an office context I believe the ...
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Proposed change to the on-topic section of the Help Center

This change is now live As discussed in this meta post, with the changes to the close reasons we should really look in to updating the help center to match how we close questions. Below is the ...
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Question, should we eliminate or change the reason to close regarding company specific policies?

Here is the reason in question: •"Questions seeking advice on company-specific regulations, agreements, or policies should be directed to your manager or HR department. Questions that address only a ...
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Could someone please explain why this question was downvoted and closed?

A few months ago I asked this question: Is it normal for agency warehouse workers to have such high turnover (UK)? The question was downvoted, and then closed without any explanation, despite ...
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Can we improve the text of the “Advice on what to do” close reason?

“Advice on what to do” close reason is over-broad Questions asking for advice on what to do are not practical answerable questions (e.g. "what job should I take?", or "what skills should I ...
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Update Help Center to match new off-topic wordings

We recently changed the "advice on what to do" close reason to "advice on a specific choice". However, I noticed that the off-topic definitions in the Help Center were not updated to match the new ...
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Can this question be asked around here?

Once I was notified from my management that I had been part of some injustice against some woman and therefore I am no longer welcome to do business with them. My manager asked me what it was but I ...
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Is The Workplace inclined more towards the US?

I have been on this site for over two months, and I have noticed that it seems to be more inclined towards the US. Most of the answers I see here are based on US laws. Someone from another country has ...
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Is it on topic to ask how to act with clients?

I've read through the meta and the (tiny) faq page for on-topic questions. But nothing specifically states "You can('t) ask about what to do/how to act with a client". I'm thinking about asking a ...
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How does the community feel about removing some community wikis?

We have a lot of answers and questions which for various reasons became community wiki over the years (variety of reasons). From here: Guidelines for un-Wikiing And that's still the case: ...
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Phrasing a question about technical leadership readiness

I'd like to pose a question, which goes something like this: 'What are some signs that one is ready for a technical leadership role' or 'How does one know that they're ready for a technical ...
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Removing the word “career” from the Off topic close reason

Recently the What should I do Close reason wording was changed to: Questions asking for advice on a specific career choice, such as what job to take or what skills to learn, are difficult to ...
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“Choose rationally between two different jobs” - reopen request

The question Chose rationally between two different jobs (life changing) has been closed for asking "What to do". I believe that this question is not off-topic and should be reopened. The final lines ...
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Question related to career change

Are questions like these on topic here ? My current work experience in this digital Marketing is 2 years, I am looking for a career in programming. The digital Marketing is not related to ...
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Opinion based question

This question is entirely about opinion and cannot have any one definite answer. Why has it not been closed? Subjects to discuss while on break with older colleagues
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Why “Does it make sense to apply to second time for another position?” has been closed?

This question has been closed as off topic. I do not think it is: The question about the job search should be on topic. It is unlikely that it is not clear what is being asked (should I re-apply or ...
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Why the close votes?

My question here has already attracted 3 close votes but I am completely confused as to why. If someone has left a comment concerning it, I can't tell because every comment has been deleted. I'm ...
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Why is this question on hold? Complaining about junior label after entering company

The following question was put on hold Is it reasonable to complain about the 'junior' label after entering the company with 4 years of experience? for the following reason: Questions ...
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Reopen question on forwarding emails to personal address in the UK

This question (HR and work emails forwarded to private email - can they be used in a court of law?) has been put on hold for being company-specific. However, the question is not company-specific ...
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Reopen “How to convince manager to let employees change departments?”

I would like to reopen the question How to convince manager to let employees change departments? Right now it is closed for seeking advice on company-specific regulations. That close reason is ...
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Should I cancel contact with a contract hiring agency; is this a duplicate?

I feel this question might be a duplicate, but if it isn't is it on topic to post? I was contacted for contract work by a contract agency for a company I really wanted to work for as a full time ...
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Give more info around the site on how to make a question less company specific

I see you already have a meta post explaining how to edit a question to remove "company specific" elements. I understand this rule is to prevent questions and answers which are only helpful to the OP, ...