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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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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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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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(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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Repairing our broken windows - we need YOUR help!

Background Like other successful Stack Exchange sites, The Workplace gets a lot of questions. This is great! And we have a good-sized group of knowledgable users who answer those questions. This is ...
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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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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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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 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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What criteria do we need for questions regarding the law/regulations to be allowed?

We have had multiple discussions on what constitutes legal advice here: Are employment law questions off-topic? Defining the on-topic / off-topic line on questions that could be answered by a lawyer ...
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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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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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What is “legal advice”?

We say that questions asking for legal advice are off-topic (rightly so). I always thought this meant "what should I do in this situation?" (which may also be too localized), or "what exactly does ...
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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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Is it reasonable to improve an answer to a question that has been put on hold?

Does it make sense for me to go back and improve an answer to a question that has already been put on hold? My thought is that it does, because the question may never get deleted, and may even be re-...
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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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Ethical Questions Should be Allowed

This suggested edit by Mihai Nicolae was more appropriate as a meta post, so I am adding the content of the edit here for discussion by the community. This was regarding the question "Is a complex ...
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How should we handle questions made worse by the asker rather than the content of the Q&A?

I voted to close this question. I think the core of the question is good: "How do I discuss money before investing my time in pursuing a potential job?" The issue is that the asker is ...
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Broken Windows for Review Week #1

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 Sunday, and then we'll handle ...
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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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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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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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Broken Windows for Review Week #2

Broken Windows for Review Week #2 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 ...
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Why was the question about a co-worker's loud radio deleted?

There was a question about what to do about a co-worker who listened to a loud radio that got closed as a duplicate to What can I do about a very loud coworker? It caught my attention because I work ...
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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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Cleaning up a few of our Low-voted closed Questions

Recently we seem to be attracting much more 'new' (or new to the workplace) users, whether or not this is because of our increased amount of hot questions in the ticker or not is beyond me, but in ...
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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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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 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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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 ...
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Why is asking about “Breaking commitment” attracting close votes?

I have posted the question Is breaking a verbal agreement to pursue career advancement ethical? in Workplace.SE. Surprisely it attracts both down votes and close votes. And finally this question was ...
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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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On-hold question is not editable and comments are disabled; why?

How do I prevent myself from leaning too close to the monitor? is currently on hold. The "edit" link is not available (this isn't a rep problem), and comments are disabled. The post is behaving as ...
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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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Why was this closed?

Does everyone know to ask for compensation for floating holidays when someone is laid off? I get that this is a fairly boring question. But I think this question is one a LOT of people have - even ...
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Why was this thread closed as asking for legal advice?

This thread was closed as asking for legal advice: How can I minimize the risks of moonlighting in violation of my contract? This does not seem to fall under the guidelines discussed in the linked ...
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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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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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How can I deal with other people broadening my question when I have tried and failed to keep it focused?

Is a prospective boss with a history of quick hirings and firings a "proceed with caution" or "do not proceed"? , which was recently closed as too opinion based, was intended as a ...
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What can be done to the question about putting public profiles on a resume to get it reopened?

The question Is it a good practice to put public profile such as Professional or Social Networking site links in your resume? got closed as not constructive I've often wondered if putting things like ...
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Summer Cleanup Project #1: Duplicate Review

As The Workplace grows and looks to leave Beta, I think there are a few things cleanup duties that we should start doing to make the site tidier. Rather than create giant laundry lists which have less ...
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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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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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Is Workplace SE not community moderated like other SE sites?

Been using many SE sites (starting with SO) for a few years now. Questions are closed/put on hold in most sites by 5 votes from people who have crossed a certain threshold of points. I myself vote for ...
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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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Why close questions about Work Sampling, Slacking and Idle Times

I don't understand why questions about idling at work gets closed as subjective, but other questions that also ask about how much time are spared. However, from the management point of view, if the ...
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Why is this question considered off-topic?

One of our users, EMS, asked this question which has been put on hold by the community: Weighing pros and cons of quitting against other life circumstances He does not understand the reasoning ...
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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 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 ...