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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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Do we have a canonical response to health-related questions?

In the same way that we (potentially) close questions "asking for legal advice," I am wondering if we should have a canonical response to questions that essentially ask for health advice, or health ...
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Can we make country tags mandatory for all questions? [duplicate]

We already have a lot of grey areas here, e.g. "questions should address a solvable problem" and "the answer should not be up to personal opinions", and we all wish we could stand to these rules as ...
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Merge tags: coronavirus and covid19

We now have both a coronavirus and a covid19 tag. Since all the coronavirus questions are about COVID-19, these should be merged or made synonyms. I do not think the covid19 tag should be destroyed ...
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We should have a flag or close reason of 'Trolling'

This seems a reasonable idea to me, perhaps even with a lower threshold than other flags. The suggestion of flagging as 'Spam' is factually incorrect.
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Canonical for “can my boss restrict non-work related activity”

I saw the "boss demands I don't talk to any people, because I can get coronavirus" question earlier today and recalled this similar question: Boss has banned cycling to work because he thinks it'...
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That troll again, what can be done?

So back again, and now using a name that belongs to an established user... This should be controlled as it now starts to harm users... A delay loop of users with a rep less than 10 would be a start.....
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Is there a way to inform the wider userbase about dealing with the troll?

Not all users drop into meta, and so many are likely not aware of the advice in the previous question about dealing with the troll. (do not engage and flag as spam) This is leading to users engaging ...
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How to flag a user with an offensive username?

Or resident troll seems to be moving to more offensive behaviour: Link now removed as the user seems to have been removed and the URL contained the offending language.
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This question seemed fair. What was wrong?

What was wrong with this question? https://workplace.stackexchange.com/q/154592/437 The text of the question was: I prefer competition to collaboration. Is this compatible with a career in ...
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When it comes to questions which make public accusations against people, is there a community concensus on what should happen?

Consider the following question: https://workplace.stackexchange.com/questions/154497/harassment-inside-a-certain-mathematics-department It specifically names two people and accuses them of stuff. ...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2020

2020 has come! But… oops, where did the time go? It’s already March! Belated as it is, it’s time for a refresh of Community Promotion Ads! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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Addressing the troll in the room?

So we have a problem, daily, with a trolling jackass posting abuse, nonsense, and more on the site. It's getting pretty old. Could we: Get guidance on the most effective way for the community to ...
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Why is the quality filter for questions and answers so poor?

Supposedly there are spam filters on this site. How do answers like this one get through? Accept current job offer or wait for future offer? If nothing else, it should be flagged for having no ...
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2020 Community Moderator Election Results

The Workplace's seventh moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied and the new moderator is: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly—please thank them for ...
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Is it OK to add “TLDR: [summary]” to others' questions?

Recently I have made a few edits, adding TLDR section on top of the questions which I consider too long, even after removing unnecessary details. Since I have enough rep, these edits are not peer-...
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(Reopened) Why is the “tactics for rewarding employees” question considered “Opinion-based”?

Why did folks vote to close this question as "opinion-based"? Tactics for rewarding employees - keep them motivated and eager for work - long term employee retention It's certainly no more opinion-...
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Should we take into account the number of answers and up-votes for a question, when voting to close?

Example question: Strange job interview -- What were they really looking for? In the example, the question is well voted for and has a good number of highly voted answers. However, I would tend to ...
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Does The Workplace have a fundamental issue with throwaway accounts?

I was just thinking about this recently, and if you are posting on The Workplace: You likely are talking about something you wouldn't ideally like your employers to see. Then for those of us who ...
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Is it appropriate to edit questions to change initials into made up names?

This is something I've wondered for a while, and the question which has prompted me to finally ask it is this one. The first paragraph is A couple of years ago I was reporting to J as one of ten ...
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Is our policy adequate to our quality standards?

I witnessed a common phenomenomn where an objectively poor quality answer gets widely upvoted because people believe it's funny or because they approve people being salty toward OP. I identify poor ...
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Repeated poor questions

Should there be some type of "delay loop" to control new user posts? As this question has been posted weekly for several weeks and is closed each time: see I didn’t get a raise. How can I cost my ...
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Casual sexism in The Workplace

This is not the first time I've seen a question like Casual sexism at work? receive a pile-on of comments and answers explaining to the OP that they're not really experiencing sexism (or, for bonus ...
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questions based on bad or wrong assumptions [duplicate]

Sometimes there are questions that are based on very bad or wrong assumptions. I am thinking of something like this one, that is 'how many lines of codes should a programmer commit per day?'. The top ...
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Provocative, trolling question

What is the appropriate flag to raise or action to take when I suspect question to be trolling, or submitted only to inspire flame war? I am talking about this question, which I voted to close as ...
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Deleting my profile, Done with SE

The final straw for me was the latest antics surrounding the moderator elections, and being told off by SE staff. I have put in for deletion of TWP, and am deleting the rest of my accounts. We're ...
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2020 Moderator Nomination withdrawn by SE CM Team

For the sake of transparency, I wanted to let people know that I've just received an email that my nomination from https://workplace.stackexchange.com/election/7 has been withdrawn. Here's the text ...
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2020 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
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2020 Community Moderator Election

The 2020 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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What are the day-to-day activities of Moderators?

Now that moderator elections are upcoming, it would be nice to know: just what do moderators do? How much time per day does it take? What are you expected to do each day? I know that moderators move ...
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(Done) Reopen request: Appeals process of workplace question

This question was recently closed on the grounds that it asked for legal advice and was about a specific company: Appeals process when employer fails to enroll an employee's dependent in health ...
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2020 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

The purpose of this thread was to collect questions for the questionnaire. The questionnaire is now live, and you may find it here. The Workplace is scheduled for an election next week, February 17, ...
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When is enough answers enough?

What would be the downsides of having a “you break it, you fix it” policy in the dev team with the goal of reducing bugs? had so far elicited 16 answers, many of which are not much more than repeats ...
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Why was my question removed from HNQ?

Note: This is not a rant. I'm okay with whatever the reason from the removal was. I'm just curious to know the reason behind it. I recently ask this question: Am I obligated to work with my sexist ...
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Can this question be on topic in the Workplace?

I've come across the following question: Working with anxiety It seems to me, that this question as it stands has nothing to do with anything we could answer here, as it basically is asking if it is ...
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Why is this community so hostile?

What are easiest areas to get away with lying on your resume?
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Down vote procedures explained

On most SE sites general users tend to leave an explanation explaining the reason for the down vote. Does that not happen here?
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Why am I unable to delete my answers, despite Stack Overflow rules allowing it?

(This question has nothing to do with licence changes). From: https://stackoverflow.com/help/deleted-answers Answers can be deleted at any time by their authors, unless the answer has been ...
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Is my question about a reasonable pay rate request a duplicate of another question stating how to find a reasonable pay rate for a job?

I'm not entirely sure if a recommended duplicate actually answers the question I'm asking. My question is asking for specifics on how to ask for a higher pay at a new position than I have at my ...
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I do not agree to re-licensing my content

today I will be deleting all questions and answers I have written on this site before the 5th of September 2019. This is due to the re-licensing effective from the same date. This post serves as a ...
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Management Questions

I have a question(s) that I want to post about Management. However, it is about 2 employees, with similar problems, roles, and backgrounds (thus sources of issues) but drastically different ...
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Answers defaced with “(Answer not available under cc by-sa 4.0)”?

Why were so many answers defaced by replacing the text with: (Answer not available under cc by-sa 4.0) for example: https://workplace.stackexchange.com/a/140306/7777
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Was this question spam or offensive?

I went to edit an answer I had made and found my answer was gone. The question was deleted as spam/offensive: My boss is very indirect and conflict-avoidant (in contrast to me). Should I take their ...
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2019: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...

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