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How do I improve 'ELI5: Explain work hours to young adult'?

How do I improve this question please? ELI5: Explain work hours to young adult (answer gets 9 upvotes and question gets 9 downvotes. so much for this Why aren't people voting for questions?. ...
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Why is this question closed as off-topic?

Please check the question. Software developer work day productivity: Is there an ideal code editor usage percentage? After initially getting a good response, the question got targeted and closed as ...
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Instruction to reopen doesn't include “post at meta”

My impression across SE stacks is that questions get put on hold and almost never get voted to reopen. Can we have a disclaimer on closed question that gives hope to the OP, that says something like: ...
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Should we answer questions that are likely to be closed?

I’m fairly new to the community, but I’ve noticed that a fair number of questions that eventually get closed as off-topic will receive answers before they’re closed. Is it acceptable to answer ...
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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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Community 90 Day Edit/Reopen Challenge

The Workplace's question close rate has been oft discussed on meta here. If you've been around here more than a few minutes, you probably are aware of all the words written on the subject, opinions, ...
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Why does this closed post does not show the target duplicate?

The post in question is Software license not valid in my country; how to handle being asked to use it anyways? I first edited and then answered the post. However, some time later I found a duplicate ...
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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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(Reopened) Question on “working with defensive colleague” closed as “unclear what you're asking”

This question is closed for "unclear what you're asking". I read and edited the question and didn't see any missing clarity, understood it perfectly and what was being asked, and I answered it without ...
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(Reopened) How does this question not have a goal?

New supposedly experienced software developer disrupting my existing work in volunteer organisation is closed because "Questions require a goal that we can address". How does this question not have ...
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Reopen “How do I represent a buy out of my team on my resume?”

The question has been marked as an exact duplicate of another. The current question talks about the effects of acquisition of the OP's team by another company, while the supposed question that it is a ...
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Why is this question opinion-based?

Should staying-at-home period waiting for specialized project better suits me be counted as working? It asks for a yes or no answer, and the consensus is clear: no. So how can this be opinion-based? ...
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Migrating closed, off-topic, on-hold questions (past, present, and future) to more appropriate SE sites

I had the intent of finding better SE sites for my questions that were closed, put on hold, or off-topic. I flagged a moderator for one of my questions, but I don't think an action was taken (if there ...
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Discussion on Interview live-coding - Find Second Biggest number in array

There seems to be some dispute about this question on if it's relevant for this site or not. I'm of the impression it can be, as the overall question boils down to: Is this task really that hard? ...
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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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How to make the question about when recruiters should call candidates clear again?

When should recruiters call candidates instead of emailling? Two person (Daniel, Lilienthal) agree that this question can be reopen if there is some improvements. Which bits are unclear, and how to ...
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How to edit a question to be better focused without losing detail?

I am trying to learn how to address an issue between a team lead and a team member that has to do with ineffective communication. Ironically I was not communicating effectively about it myself, ...
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What should I do if I found a better duplicate than the currently linked duplicate?

The question How to deal with boss constantly talking to colleagues, which affect my concentration? was closed as duplicate of the question What can I do about a very loud coworker?. However, the OP ...
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Is it ok to reopen a closed question so that it can be marked as duplicate?

Steven Vascellaro posted the following comment in chat: I'd like to have my question How early should I arrive for a meeting? marked as a duplicate of What's the best time to arrive for an ...
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Is it worth reopening closed questions that have been satisfactorily answered?

There's a few questions I see that are closed, for reasons I don't find appropriate. However, the majority of these questions have been answered to a satisfactory level and re-opening them doesn't ...
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How many users must vote to reopen a question that is on-hold?

I found this in the help center: Who can put questions "on hold"? Users with 3000 reputation can cast up to 24 close votes per day. When a question reaches 5 close votes, it is marked [on ...
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Reopened question rolled back to closed revision. Now what do we do?

This question Is going from Software Engineer to Test Engineer a demotion? was put on hold as off-topic. It was then reopened after an edit and a meta post. The question has since been rolled back to ...
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How can we make this hypothetical question clearer?

After an unintended harassement, should the recruiter contact the candidate again if they think they've found the right offers? This question is on hold as being unclear. Is it because it is a ...
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Reopen - How should I give notice of my resignation to a boss who has been a fantastic mentor?

How should I give notice of my resignation to a boss who has been a fantastic mentor? This question was closed as a duplicate of a previous question (which apparently I also answered). I do not ...
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Can we downvote questions more and close less?

This has come up in forms many times. (See sidebar.) A simple observation is that this community has very few downvoted questions, and very very few downvoted questions that are not closed. It's not ...
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Why do we close questions which have accepted answers?

I noticed recently while reviewing that several questions with close votes also had accepted answers. What is the point of voting to close a question with an accepted answer?
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Why is “No one else in my team cares about optimization, what should I do?” off topic?

No one else in my team cares about optimization, what should I do? is closed as "Questions require a goal that we can address. Rather than explaining the difficulties of your situation, explain ...
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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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Why don't more people try to edit/fix questions rather than just voting to close?

There are plenty of [on hold] or deleted questions on here which I feel that we could at least ATTEMPT to give an answer to. Who CARES if the question doesn't exactly fit the workplace "rules", if ...
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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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First question is closed, how can I salvage or improve to get better answers?

So I just asked my first question here on Workplace, which by the way I specifically mentioned on the question body. It turns out the majority of the people who saw the question resorted to giving or ...
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What's the difference between my downvoted question and this upvoted question

I asked a question about would it be better to move to California to find a California job because I live in South Korea. I'm originally from California. Working in South Korea. I want to relocate ...
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How is the “1:1 meetings” question unclear?

My manager wants regular one-on-one meetings: is this bad? was asked by somebody new to the workplace who was surprised by a notice for regular 1:1 meetings with his manager. The question identifies ...
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How is this communication question too broad?

How can I explain technical concepts related to business management who lack background to understand? was put on hold as too broad. There are no comments explaining this, though there's one arguing ...
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Reopen: Should I talk to my team lead about unintentional sexism within the team?

Should I talk to my team lead about unintentional sexism within the team? This question is just "How to deal with unintentional sexism within my team?" with one possible solution fronted. It is no ...
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Why “Does it make sense to apply to second time for another position?” has been closed?

This question has been closed as off topic. I do not think it is: The question about the job search should be on topic. It is unlikely that it is not clear what is being asked (should I re-apply or ...
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Reopen: Struggling in my first software development job, how to decide if I should move on?

Struggling in my first software development job, how to decide if I should move on? This question was just closed. I think it's a valid question: It is now asking for how to process through the ...
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Are these cross-posted questions distinct enough?

The question Reporting cheating within a workplace environment was recently posted, and cross-posted in Academia as well. There has been considerable debate in the comments about whether this is an ...
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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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Explanation of how the close reason relates to the question

I just don't see how the close reason presented applies to the question. Question: Arguing the use of a program that's not the company standard Question quoted: I recently joined a new company, ...
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Broken Windows Review #5

Welcome to a restart of the Broken Windows Review project. These posts are intended to simplify the cleanup of closed questions. By listing a number of such questions in a single meta thread, users ...
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Please reopen question: Everyone Behave Rude and Don't Listen to Me

I am asking for this question to be re - opened. Addressing dev team's resistance to solutions suggested by QA engineer? The OP is frustrated due not to not being taken seriously and his / her ...
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We tend to close questions about problems that are not interpersonal in nature

We think of the archetypal workplace.SE questions as involving working with a manager, a recruiter, asking for a raise, trying not to be fired, etc. Two were closed to date that are point-on on topic:...
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Is this question on topic? — “Should I disclose an ongoing relationship with a former colleague who is disputing her termination?”

When should I disclose an ongoing relationship with someone who is in a legal battle with my employer? I just put this question on hold, after it had received several close votes (in addition to ...
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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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Where is company specific policy or asking for advice in my question?

My question Inability to get to work because public transportation failure was closed with the reason: Questions seeking advice on company-specific regulations, agreements, or policies should be ...
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How can I re active my question?

My question had been put on hold: closed as too broad by ... what-is-the-best-way-to-coach-a-junior-in-software-development I've edited the question and then add a comment for the people who closed ...
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Side projects on resumes

Related to this question - Should I include side project in resume? This question is very similar to multiple previous questions. Additionally we often get questions around this subject, there are ...
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Broken Windows for Review Week #4

Broken Windows for Review Week #4 As part of our efforts to help fix closed questions on our site, below are approximately ten Workplace SE questions posted for community review. We'll leave this post ...
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Broken Windows for Review Week #3

Broken Windows for Review Week #3 As part of our efforts to help fix closed questions on our site, below are ten Workplace SE questions posted for community review. We'll leave this post open until ...