Linked Questions

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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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Current moderators: please tell us about the job

As experienced job-seekers (and regular readers at The Workplace) know, an interview is a two-way street. Just as it's important for the community to ask questions of candidates, it's also important ...
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What should the “Back it up” policy look like for The Workplace

Nearly two years to the day since "back it up" was introduced to Workplace, there seems to be a lot of confusion regarding what the principle looks like on The Workplace. Here is all our on-topic ...
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Should we add a “Back It Up” rule to the FAQ now?

When we discussed the Back It Up rule before ChrisF suggested adding the rule to the FAQ when we go public to make sure people are aware of it (when they bother to look). His post was highly voted and ...
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Should we reduce the Community Wiki threshold to 10 answers?

The Workplace is naturally attractive to soft questions, and soft questions, more often than not, attract a lot of answers. That's good, but after a point answers start becoming horribly repetitive, ...
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Should our “Back it up” guideline be adhered to more strictly?

I've noticed lately that there have been a number of answers from mid to high level rep users that have, while answering the question with common sense, been just more or less one liners. I don't ...
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Is it acceptable here to answer a question with “Go ask someone else?”

This question was spured by this answer but it applies in general. Is it approriate to answer a question with just "Go ask someone else" with no other context or attempt to provide guidance? My ...
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Were the “Bikeshed Effect” and “Gorilla vs. Shark” Blog Entries Considered When Workplace.SE was formed?

Preface: I submit myself as a super-enthusiastic Stackexchange user. My Question: Were two key Jeff Atwood blog entries considered when Workplace.SE was formed? Bikeshed Effect Although ...
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Do we need expertise other than opinion?

As Rarity mentioned, many questions are not real questions or are not constructive (because every answer is equally valid and they are just asking for suggestions). If an "asking for suggestion" kind ...
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3answers
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How can we enforce quality standards without adding to the FAQ?

It's apparently agreed that we need a "back it up" style expectation of quality but support for actually placing it in the FAQ was very meh. The general suggestion so far has been to gauge expertise ...
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4answers
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What should our FAQ contain?

As with any beta site, what should we include in the FAQ? What should it look like? What type of questions should the FAQ contain? Take the Super User FAQ as an example: Super User is for ...
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Recent Broken window

How can I tell when I'm working on a Sinking Ship? This question is a broken window. I know it is very popular but it is a bad question by SE Standards and the answers, while not bad are not ...