Questions tagged [closed-questions]

The tag has no usage guidance.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
5
votes
4answers
752 views

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 ...
4
votes
5answers
513 views

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 ...
5
votes
6answers
298 views

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 ...
6
votes
2answers
178 views

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 ...
13
votes
3answers
503 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
69 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
78 views

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 ...
9
votes
3answers
209 views

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 ...
3
votes
2answers
72 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
43 views

This now locked question is answerable

How much am I expected to know as a technical student co-op? This question is answerable with a minor edit to clarify the question is "what are expectations of coop students?" rather than "what ...
7
votes
3answers
228 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
51 views

This question about how to convince management to use individual offices is not a duplicate

https://workplace.stackexchange.com/questions/18739/how-do-i-convince-my-boss-to-get-rid-of-our-open-office-and-give-us-individual-o This question is not a duplicate, as it is about convincing ...
2
votes
1answer
27 views

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, ...
2
votes
1answer
86 views

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 ...
8
votes
1answer
66 views

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-...
1
vote
0answers
55 views

This question is very clear however it was put on hold

This question has recently been put on hold for being "unclear as to what you're asking". Why? It's clear what the question is, what's the hangup?
7
votes
3answers
238 views

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 ...
4
votes
0answers
91 views

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 ...
4
votes
2answers
61 views

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 ...
5
votes
2answers
48 views

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 ...
9
votes
1answer
199 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
54 views

Why was this borderline legal question not only closed but deleted as well?

This question was closed and then deleted: What are the ramifications of a wrong id on a contract? We have had several discussions on whether legal questions are on or off topic (here here and here ...
1
vote
1answer
89 views

Summer Cleanup Project #2: High View Closed Questions

Last Week I cleaned up [high-view Duplicate questions](Summer Cleanup Project #1: Duplicate Review). This week I am tackling closed non-duplicate questions with over 1000 views. Project #2: High View ...
3
votes
0answers
75 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
198 views

Insomnia Question - Discussion

This question seems like it has great potential to yo-yo from close/reopen. I am creating this to discuss the question rather than simply vote/comment up a storm.
1
vote
3answers
75 views

Are answers to closed questions appropriate to downvote?

I'm curious why my answer to this question was downvoted. I followed the "back it up" principle, along with the other guidelines. Is it possibly because it is a closed question? Does a question ...
0
votes
2answers
60 views

Add a Message Similar to Downvote Message when Voting to Close

As already discussed, there is a tendency to leave close votes without any sort of comment explaining why. While I appreciate the recent efforts in adding comments, I think we can head off this issue ...
17
votes
3answers
436 views

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. ...
4
votes
3answers
129 views

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 ...
-2
votes
3answers
81 views

Can we reopen the question about how to evaluate if your job is a “good” job or not?

I really liked pap's answer to the question What does it actually mean by a good job?. His answer provides some great information that would be very valuable to our community members, so am making an ...
5
votes
3answers
277 views

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 ...
4
votes
4answers
144 views

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 ...
-6
votes
2answers
111 views

Answer converted to comment by admin

I had an answer converted to a comment on: https://workplace.stackexchange.com/questions/5775/health-commute-skills-and-money The question was closed and I doubt it will be reworded to be appropriate ...
8
votes
2answers
299 views

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 ...
-1
votes
2answers
145 views

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/...
-10
votes
3answers
380 views

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 ...
3
votes
2answers
79 views

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 ...

1
2