Linked Questions

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Does this site need a “back it up” rule?

There's all kinds of career advice out there on the Internet, much of it conflicting or wrong. The conflicting or wrong advice is especially prevalent (but not limited to) that found on open-access Q&...
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FAQ proposal: Back It Up and Don't Repeat Others

I'm considering adding the following clauses into the first bit of our FAQ: How should I answer? Make sure your answer adds helpful information and is a complete, stand-alone answer. Read ...
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What can we do about one line answers?

We have a lot of very brief, one/two line answers. I think this is a problem, and this has recently come up on Programmers' Meta. We have a lot of answers per question and sometimes single-line ...
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4answers
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How do we define Constructive on this site?

Asking Constructive questions (and defining what that means for us) is a big issue I think we really need solved. We need it solved to help us define the site and help people ask questions, assured ...
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Recent Changes to The Workplace

This is an unofficial list of various changes to The Workplace, modeled after Recent feature changes to Stack Exchange. To see the list in reverse chronological order (latest entry on top), sort ...
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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 ...
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Un-community wiki this question?

How can I prepare for getting hit by a bus? At some point, this question became community wiki but I don't see a compelling reason for it to remain so. Just a note, there are quite a few deleted ...
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Has answer quality improved since the early days of this site?

This site's Spring launch was marred with a lot of poor, short, not very helpful answers. Forum level, discussion type answers where an upvote more often meant "I agree" as opposed to "This is useful."...
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Do we need a policy on bad/“me too” answers?

More and more I'm hearing "the problem is bad answers, not questions". I disagree that the questions are not partly at fault, but I'd love to see more answer moderation. The problem is the community ...
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Why was this question automatically made into a community wiki?

How do you explain to your boss they're wrong without making them feel threatened? This is a pretty old question, dating back to June 2013. It got a lot of traction and is now up to 15 answers. ...
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Why was this old post turned into a Community Wiki?

I was browsing around and came to this old post, which I have seen a few times before: How should I deal with an employee who has slept with my wife? However, I happened to notice that such post is ...