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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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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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(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 ...
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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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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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“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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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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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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4answers
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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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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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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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1answer
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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 answer ...

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