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Foreseen Problems Vs. Actual Problems

How to ask good hypothetical questions? Sometimes we face recurring issues at the workplace, when a situation repeats itself and may need addressing at some point in the future. These situations are ...
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How to improve acceptance of my questions

I've asked already two questions on this site. As of now one has a balance of -2, and the other is 0 (2 up and 2 down votes as I can see). I feel I put reasonable effort asking the questions, did ...
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Can I ask about whether or not it's a good idea to talk about a specific previous experience when applying?

I've checked the Tour and the Help center, and I'm having a doubt whether or not my question has its place on Workplace SE. Basically, there was a software company for which I worked as an intern, ...
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Would it be appropriate for me to post some questions or answers about disabilities in the workplace?

I haven't seen to many, and the answers all seem to be restricted to seek legal advice File an ADA action They can't do that Leave In fact there are far more options. The first two are impractical,...
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Broad questions create duplicates for more targeted questions (same topic)

Some time ago, I have asked this question which was considered by the community a duplicate of this question. My feeling is that the referenced question is too broad as it provides very little ...
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Is this question a good fit for The Workplace?

EDIT: I submitted the question yesterday, and I have had a ton of helpful suggestions and a lot of great answers. Thank you very much for your help! You all have helped me to deal with some ...
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Should the Workplace allow and encourage questions in a foreign language?

After thinking about the possibilities of workplace questions from different cultures and languages, I searched on the Workplace SE questions, meta, and help, and didn't find a policy on questions in ...
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Proposal: Sandbox for Proposed Workplace Questions

I'm bumping this old idea of mine for some consideration for this site. Basically, I'm offering here a way in which we can help guide users in crafting a better quality answer without it being ...
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Should we lift the prohibition on questions asking which skills to learn or job to take?

It seems there is a vocal component of our base users that think that well written questions that ask for our experienced based opinions on "what job(s) they should take/look for" or "what skills ...
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Should we always edit questions titles formulated as story titles?

There are a lot of questions titles here that looks more as the title of a story than an actual question, while just putting the question in the title shows directly to people scrolling what the ...
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Is it okay to ask a question on past situation at workplace SE?

I am relatively a new member of this community but in my 10+ years of experience there were several situations at my workplace where I could have used some advice from this community. I still wonder ...
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What is our policy on spinoff questions?

There have been a number of instances when someone posted a question which was "inspired" by another question, especially questions thrown into the Sidebar Garbage Dump Hot Network Questions. The ...
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What's the story with this user

I refer you to one user's exceptionally exciting life: Jan 17: Gets fired by an intoxicated boss, but just went back to work anyway to find out he has a new manager Jan 26: Wasted a lot of ...
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Are questions about the content of a Software Engineering portfolio on-topic?

I have several questions about the content and requirements of a software engineer portfolio. For example: What kind of code examples are interesting? Which content is expected from a student ...
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I'm kinda disturbed by all the petty conflict questions

I'm not regular user on this Q&A, but I decided it can't hurt if I just leave this thought of mine here. What is this about is that I've seen several repetitive questions, most of which I've seen ...
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How can I make this question on job searching (find jobs that hire based on skills tests) on-topic?

I want to ask a question on the main site that is more or less "How can I find jobs where hiring decisions are primarily made on the basis of cognitive, intelligence, and/or skill test scores rather ...
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Following up on an anonymous question

I have asked a question here recently (anonymously - due to a sensitive matter), but I now can't do anything with it, since I don't actually have any reputation on the site (I can't edit the question, ...
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Is there a place for “unethical” yet correct questions on The Workplace?

Ah, dammit, it feels bad to ask such a "similar" question, but while I got some interesting answers, I feel like we could take this to a higher scale, the example I used was most likely flawed as ...
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Is this question OK ? Why, why not?

I understand Meta is the place to ask about specific questions, so here we go. It is about the question "How can I engineer my own firing". This question seems to be well-written, on-topic, and the ...
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What is a proper question for workplace?

So I am extremely confused as to what is a proper question on workplace. As far as I can tell, every question I've seen, closed or open, is either opinion based, seeking advice, or (somehow) ...
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How to improve my “too broad” question?

My question is on hold for being too broad. I am an absolute novice in Workpace SE, so I do not know much other than all the questions and answers from others I have seen. I was afraid of the ...
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Are 'how does one become an X' questions on topic?

I have often wondered how one joins a profession with a non-traditional career path. Some examples are: How does one become a ship captain for an international freight line? What is a typical career ...
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Tags cut off, Similar Questions overflowing

While adding tags to a question I asked, I noticed that the box that displays as you type in a tag was getting cut off. Also, the list of "Similar Questions" was overflowing down to the bottom of the ...
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test failed: a question from unregistered, 0-score account

Today, I tested posting a question from unregistered, 0-rep account: the link that I hope soon will be deleted and remain visible only to moderators and 10K users. Here is how it went: I filled the ...
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Pressing “Ask Question” while not logged in does not take me to the log in page

I notice that when I am not logged into Workplace and I want to ask a question, clicking on "Ask Question" takes me to the page to create the question rather than the sign in page. This is in contrast ...
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Is it better to ask a new question than edit the existing one, when the existing one was pretty off track?

Regarding this question: https://workplace.stackexchange.com/questions/18726/rudeness-back-biting-unprofessional-attitude-common-workplace-problem The user initially asked 'Does my workplace suck, ...
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Can a question that is discussive be provided with an SE approved answer?

I have a question I would like to ask in a way that will not make the answers primarily opinion based but I'm not sure if it can be done. I am a Software Engineer and basically I see little benefit ...
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Should anything be done about a user posting fake questions

I believe we have a user posting questions based on the plots of soap operas that are not broadcast in the US or Europe. Several of the questions have been popular though not really believable. Is ...
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New Users Guide

This is a work in progress. Now that the FAQ has be changed as per this post, I think we need a guide on "how to ask a question / write an answer" section here. Also, I'm not sure how to best do a ...
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Are the changes here appropriate?

https://workplace.stackexchange.com/posts/8849/revisions I am considering implementing a policy that all employees must speak the language of the country where the company is located in when ...
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Cannot delete own post

I have a couple questions I posted myself and I would like to delete and I am not able to. Partly because they are down voted so much. On other stack sites, I am able to delete my own post. Update: I ...
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Is it acceptable to ask questions from the past?

As someone who's been in the workforce for a while, I have experienced some situations which others may encounter in the future. As such, I think it may be useful to pose questions about these ...
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When should you delete your question?

According to Delete votes and you!: Closed posts are all "candidates for deletion" but generally only irrecoverably off topic/poor questions without useful information in answers should be deleted. ...
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Are questions about what career field one could go into on-topic for The Workplace?

Is it appropriate to ask what career field I should pursue? If I base the question on my skillset, experience, and goals, it would be more specific an answerable. However, the result would probably ...
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Are request for resource list questions going to be acceptable?

What are some good resources for improving communication skills? It is an on topic request I think but in general I dislike the list requests. They are ripe for piling on and there is no one right ...
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Are questions in the format “Is doing/behavior X considered acceptable/professional” considered non-constructive?

The last question spurred a specific debate which was mostly hidden in the comments and in chat room, but i want everyone's view on this. The questions of the format "Is X a normal/acceptable ...
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I think we now have that quality issue that Robert warned us about

In Do We have a quality control issue Robert warned us *you don't stand a chance at making the Internet a better place by asking generalized, generic questions that have been asked 100's of times on ...
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How should we handle work sensitive questions?

Take as an example my question: How can I encourage our team to have shorter meetings? It has got information in it which might be seen as unflattering to my customer. There are other examples of ...
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Should this be multiple questions?

What data supports the benefits of telecommuting/working from home? I think it is very on topic. But it is very broad and there is no one right answer which makes it a bad question for here. Is ...