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What is the difference in “Broadness” between the two version of “15 years employment…red flag”

Two questions were recently asked, each looking for the opposing view of the other. The original question is currently open, while the second has been put on hold for being "too broad". The original, ...
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Suggestion for new 'hold' reason

We seem to close/hold an awful lot of questions that would be easily answered if the OP were to provide or clarify one or two minor details. However the VTC's don't indicate that, so I propose we add ...
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How is this offtopic?

Can some explain how this question is off topic? It may not be the best worded question in the world and it may be lacking some detail, but I fail to see how asking the appropriate protocol for ...
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Unclear what you're asking - well, it's also unclear why you're closing

"Unclear what you're asking" seems to be the most-abused close reason on Workplace. Every day I see things like this... I was assigned to a fake project after being hired. Is this bad news for my ...
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The Question-Close Police

I decided recently to try to participate more on Workplace. It turns out to be not so easy. You've got to be quick on the draw to so much as answer a question before it gets closed for dubious ...
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Why does a question get closed as a duplicate when other close reasons where also suggested?

This question was closed as a duplicate of this quesiton. However, I felt it was far from being a duplicate and wanted to close it as being off topic as the person is asking us to write an email for ...
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Why was this question put on hold?

Not my question, but why is this on hold? Accidentally applied to my current company Those related questions linked in the comments don't answer this question. It doesn't seem more opinion based ...
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(REOPENED) Is my question salvageable

How to determine the best way to give notice when manager is absent Details aside, the main idea is about how and when it is necessary to give notice in person rather than over the phone/through ...
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How to get more specific with a PIP question, without leading the question?

I've asked this question on the PIP (performance improvement process). Before I added more details, the question received a few flags. One way to interpret most of the answers is that "anxiety is ...
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Should a question be marked as duplicate even if it would help later users?

The question (How to write a good resignation letter when quitting under poor circumstances?) has been viewed 3844 times in 2 days and received 29 upvotes, but marked as duplicate. This must be ...
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Should this question be closed and if so, what is the appropriate reason?

I was looking at this question today and a couple of people have commented that they are voting to close the question for a couple of different reasons, one of which was: because it is asking for a ...
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What is a workplace?

This may seem very silly to ask, but I've been annoyed on this website by the following closing reason: •This question does not appear to be about the workplace within the scope defined in the help ...
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Should we have a “too trivial” close reason?

There have been a few questions recently where the problem faced by the OP has little-to-nothing to do with the workplace is about some common social convention I realize some people do struggle ...
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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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Is this question really off-topic?

I just saw this question and wanted to add an answer. While I was composing my answer the question was closed as off-topic. I'm a bit puzzled: although the question could have a slightly broad answer ...
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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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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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Reopen a question which is on-hold

I asked a question in workplace.stackexchange.com: As a scrum master, how do I get everyone to take deadlines seriously? But unfortunately because of lack of information in the original version of ...
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Why is this question about interacting with the opposite gender on hold?

How should I maintain a professional relationship with female coworkers? has been put on hold because There are either too many possible answers, or good answers would be too long for this format. ...
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May I ask what the going rate is for a particular position?

I tried https://www.glassdoor.com/index.htm but it wasn't helpful for this particular position. I checked https://workplace.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic and FAQ - What questions can I ask here but ...
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Close reason for personalised writing help

We routinely get questions asking for help in writing letters, applications or resumes from scratch and without a specific answerable question. While there is a custom off-topic reason related to ...
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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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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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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 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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What is wrong with my Australian Employment Contract question

I don't understand all of the close votes on my question here. In my opinion my question is clear and is not A legal question Too specific (unless the community considers the entire country of ...
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Comment re the “real questions have answers” close reason

Having been a member of this site for a while, I understand and appreciate the difficulty involved in determining whether a question is on-topic. That being said, this question appears to have been ...
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Job Search/Transition and Workplace Policy and Procedure Only? Confusing Scope

I have asked a question here and told it was not relating company policies and thus is not appropriate for the forum. If you were asking how to convince your employer to change their policies, ...
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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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Is it possible to reopen this question or add some details about what makes it off topic?

I have an on-hold question Dropping off your resume in person for a job that does not exist. Whilst an answer is probably subjective unless anyone is aware of peer-reviewed literature on the matter, I ...
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What are “opinion-based” questions?

In the context of Workplace, what makes a question close-worthy based on this reason: "primarily opinion-based" Many good questions generate some degree of opinion based on expert experience, ...
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Custom Off-Topic Close Reasons Change

We have updated the custom off-topic close reasons according to two discussions held here on meta. The close reasons below are our new off-topic close reasons. As answers to this question, I am making ...
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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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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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Can we have a “specific to one company” close reason?

A lot of questions ask something that could be answered (sometimes very easily) by looking at an employer's policies/rules, or by asking your boss, but can't be answered by our community (example). ...
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Asking for strategies

I want to establish something along the lines of SO's "Questions asking for code". There you were required to demonstrate your grasp of the situation and explain what attempts you made so far. To me ...
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Can we add a new close reason?

Inspired by this question and this question, can we add the following close reason? This question appears to be off-topic because it is a question in search of an objective definition; not a ...
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Can we eliminate the close reason “Primarily Opinion Based”?

Our SE is based on asking how to deal with workplace situations. There is no one right answer and many times the questions that are more complex and require more thought are just being closed for ...
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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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34% Close Rate for Last 50 Questions, ~60% of those mention the reason

I just went through the latest 50 questions on the site. Of those 50 questions, 17 of them (34%) have been closed. Of those 17 questions, 10 or 11 clearly explain the reason the question was closed. ...
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Why do we close a poll data question?

I am confused by the closing of the question https://workplace.stackexchange.com/q/9773/1193. The OP was not polling. Instead, he was asking the references of poll results. The closing reason ...
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Why was the discrimination question closed, and what needs be done to re-open it?

The question in question is: How can I deal with discrimination against groups of colleagues? To me, it clearly describes a behaviour from management that reeks of discrimination, or at least ...
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Why was “Lifestyle impact on career” closed?

I fail to understand why the moderator decided to close this question, even after my edit removing specific instances where the OP was polling for opinons. https://workplace.stackexchange.com/...
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Repeated question meme - how can I get more money in my job/negotiation?

Every day, I'm seeing a repeated meme, and I'm wondering if we we are getting to a subset where we want to try to have some sort of meta-answer or meta-question/answer set that we could start ...
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What does “Not Constructive” Mean? [closed]

closed as not constructive by Rarity♦ 1 hour ago As it currently stands, this question is not a good fit for our Q&A format. We expect answers to be supported by facts, references, or ...
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Too Localized?? Are you kidding me? [closed]

https://workplace.stackexchange.com/questions/2518/did-organizational-anti-patterns-foster-the-penn-state-cover-up Have you ever heard of Harvard Business School Case Studies?? They routinely study ...