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2021 Moderator Election will start on Monday (March 8)

As many of you know, one of our moderators recently decided to move on so our moderation team is down to two. To make sure our site has the coverage it needs, we've asked the Community Team to start ...
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Is SE Workplace intended for general questions (not related to a specific, individual case)?

I asked today a generic question and see that there are two close requests: opinion-based does not meet the guidelines I have the answer to my question so I am now curious about the rationale behind ...
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Resigning as Moderator from the Workplace

I have made the easy decision of stepping down. Some of you will ask or want to know why, and the reason is simple: it isn't fun anymore, and I no longer see any personal benefit in being a Moderator....
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Is there a way to flag or question an accepted edit?

I've been following this question (Coworker made unsolicited comments about appearance, how should I handle it?) for the last few days and have noticed that it's been edited. While this improved the ...
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How can we make the Workplace more welcoming to people in marginalized groups?

In the blog post Stack Overflow Isn’t Very Welcoming. It’s Time for That to Change., SE started to grapple with how unfriendly it was to newer coders, women, people of color, and others in ...
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Semi-subjective question. Off topic?

I have a question that I want to ask, but I don't know if it would be too subjective. Can I get an opinion as to whether or not this would be allowed? text below: I applied for a couple of ...
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Would questions regarding medical residency be in scope?

In the USA, residency training is a period of time where recently graduated doctors work and train under senior doctors to gain specialized skills in their medical specialty such as anesthetics, ...
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Can I ask about standard ways to visually organize tasks/developer assignments?

As one of my tasks of organizing a team of professionals, I have to assign tasks to them and have a general idea of which major tasks are approximately going to be tackled next by who and in what ...
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Meta question, can I ask this here?

Before to ask my question I wanted to make sure that it was the appropriate place to ask it ! I would like to find a new supplier for my company in a specific country, is it possible to ask this ...
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Canonical clarification of when and how to go to HR?

After much back and forth, I think that "HR IS NOT YOUR FRIEND", doesn't really convey the message that is intended. It's usually in response to someone who is unaware of what HR is, what it ...
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2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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Can we have a canonical “HR is not your friend”

I know it often comes across as "HR is the enemy", but given the questions I've seen over the past five years, many people seem to think that they can run to HR over the littlest problems, ...
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Cannot edit question closed as off-topic (company-specific)?

My question at https://workplace.stackexchange.com/questions/168304/uncomfortable-with-dress-code-not-in-a-customer-facing-position was closed as off-topic: Questions seeking advice on company-...
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Is this question about a man being harassed at work off topic?

This question was closed as off topic but it seems on topic to me. It asks for a specific goal in the subject. What do you think? "As a male, how can protect myself from my female supervisor when ...
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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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Where can I ask a question related to changing career?

I am wondering where I should ask a question related to changing career, specializing, getting a career coach in the field of electronics engineering? With certain age, place and if even it is ...
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What's the difference between [professionalism] and [unprofessional-behavior]?

I've read The Workplace constantly for a few months, and I'm confused about the scope of the tags professionalism and unprofessional-behavior. It seems to me they're talking about the same or similar ...
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Could we be less aggressive in locking questions with argumentative comments?

Today there was a highly active question posted about an individual facing HR consequences at work due to a ill advised racial / gender remark made in response to another coworker. One of the answers ...
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What's the best way to handle editing questions which massively change answers?

I'm looking at How can I manage a remote team member who appears to not be working their full hours? where the question was edited and rewritten to the point that a 160 voted answer seems to be ...
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Make that answer a canonical answer to “how to quit gracefully in a professional way”

I am not exactly sure, if this should be really done by going meta but I want to attract your attention to a question that has been asked many times in pretty much all possible way : Should I wait to ...
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Question about “how to make a decision” between offers should be reopened

Choosing between two job offers: big brand vs smaller more fulfilling role The close reason says "Instead of asking which decision to make, try asking how to make the decision" And the ...
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When comments start okay and then diverge, can we just move the latter ones into discussion, while keeping the appropriate ones above?

An example of what I'm talking about is here: https://chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/113513/discussion-on-question-by-ellenoid-how-should-i-deal-with-coworkers-who-dont-wa There were many comments, some ...
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Articulating subtlety between theory and practice when answering questions

I know that occasionally, some of my answers and responses can come across as heavy-handed. My particular weakness is when explaining a situation where a person may be technically right, but the ...
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Should we adopt the Academia SE rule banning allegations about named individuals or organisations?

On the Academia SE, there is a rule banning questions that allege misconduct by named individuals or organisations, including posts that allege that the poster has performed misconduct when the user ...
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How was this question rude or abusive?

This question was deleted because it was "rude or abusive": https://workplace.stackexchange.com/posts/164134/revisions How? This was a very educational case of a professional meeting a ...
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(Done) Reopen the Client can no longer pay me due to circumstances question

client-can-no-longer-afford-to-pay-me-due-to-unforseen-circumstances A pretty common dilemma and answerable, in fact it has 11 answers already. No idea why it was closed and I think it should be re-...
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(Done) Request to reopen working remotely from another country than UK

The question How long can I work remotely from Italy if my workplace is UK without me/my employer incurring taxing issues? was closed due to "Questions seeking advice on company-specific ...
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(Done) Req to reopen what is meant by no tennis shoes in a dress code

What is Generally Meant by "No Tennis Shoes" in a Dress Code I believe there's a useful question in here. While we can't say what "No Tennis Shoes" definitively means for a ...
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Why are flags for demonstrably false answers rejected?

This answer is not only demonstrably false as US labor laws vary drastically from state to state, and asking to go directly to the VP of HR is going to be disastrous for anyone naive enough to think ...
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Fired/Laid Off/Redundant: How do we expect these terms to be used?

With the ongoing covid pandemic, I expect we'll see an increase in questions around the topic of losing one's job. As such, I wanted to clarify the meaning of these three commonly used words. The way ...
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Is it On-Topic to ask a question about Work from Home Issues in workplace SE site? (We have been working remotely due to Covid19)

As we all have been working from home or remotely due to Covid-19, our work place has been changed to home. So if we now face any issue related to work, is it suitable to ask it in The Workplace or do ...
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(Done) Req to reopen I told off a consultant and it affected my job

I told off a consultant and it affected my job This is a simple question about correcting course after misconduct. We handle these all the time, and while this one was a bit ranty, it still does come ...
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Offensive Language for sorta-sound-similar words?

Just had a question about a recent update to one of my answers. It's not a huge deal, but: would be seen as niggling and holding back the company's bottom line was changed to: would be seen as ...
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Should we use the [red-flags] tag?

While I do appreciate the addition of the new red-flags tag as it provides me a convenient list of questions to vote to close as opinion-based, I think it's probably in the best interest of the site ...
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How to provide sources for “it's legal”

I did not want to discuss this topic on the question because there's already enough discussion there :) How do I provide proof or sources if my claim is "[this behavior] is perfectly legal"? If I ...
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Should topic about volunteering be mentioned explicitly in the help center?

While questions about volunteering aren't off-topic, volunteering isn't mentioned explicitly in What topics can I ask about here? Should this be changed? I think volunteering is a very special form of ...
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Congratulations to Joe Strazzere for breaking the 300K rep barrier!

Congratulations to Joe Strazzere for 100k... no... 200k rep! Congratulations to Joe Strazzere for 100k rep! Congratulations Joe on 300k, a well deserved highscore. All your answers are indicative of ...
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Edit disapproved even when incorrect

Here is the question I had corrected the spellings and grammatical errors with better readability instead of congested lines. But still, it got rejected with a -2. Any thoughts?
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Is criticizing the employer an attempt to answer?

I flagged an answer as "not an answer", but the flag was declined. While there is an endless stream of "quit today" answers on Workplace.SE, this one doesn't even do that. It's just telling that the ...
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Is “XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXx” an acceptable edit?

I would like to know if Neo's edit to my post is an acceptable change to my contribution? He changed about 3500 characters to: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXx I see that he is a mod ...
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(DONE) Why was “Our top dev doesn't want new challenges” closed?

Our top dev doesn't want new challenges This question was closed as off-topic with the reasoning "Questions require a goal that we can address..." Yet it had 12 good answers! Clearly at least 12 ...
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Why are so many offensive questions here allowed past screening?

Questions like this frequently appear. Why is it against the law to rape women? They often get downvoted, but why are they even allowed past screening? Posting anonymously as others have been ...
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How do we feel about adding feature of directed questions?

How does the community feel about adding a feature to allow directed questions, or in other words, allow OP to request someone respond to their question. I am thinking of a button to be clicked if the ...
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Why was this question closed as “opinion based”?

This question was closed fairly quickly as opinion based by users much higher rated than I, but I don't see where the opinion part is. Would anyone who downvoted care to explain? It's probably off-...
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Is a question about what to learn in order to develop my career OK for Workplace Stack Exchange?

I'm a data analyst and would like to ask a question about what should I learn in order to become better at my profession. The "Tour" page says "Don't ask what to do". Is my question like this? I also ...
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How can a question with no answers be considered highly active?

This question has no answers, but I am banned from answering bc it is supposedly highly active. How is that? Joining open source projects
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COVID questions about being forced to attend place of employment

There have been a few questions lately from people that are being forced to go into the office, where they feel it is unsafe, or they have a moral obligation to stay at home. In almost every instance,...
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Relevant question for thousands of German employees during the COVID-19 crisis was deleted [duplicate]

Disclaimer: I have written an upvoted answer to following question. This question was deleted by Community: https://workplace.stackexchange.com/questions/155297/can-i-be-forced-to-take-yearly-...
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Unemployment and COVID-19

It's likely during the next few weeks, months, or even years there will be a large number of people that find themselves suddenly unemployed as a result of COVID-19. I think we should set up a ...
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The phone conspiracy

So, this question Does not having a mobile phone disadvantage me in the job market? is confusing quite a few users trying to help: "Not having to pay for the phone's data plans has saved me ...

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