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Is "opinion based" a good reason to close a question?

Recently there have been many close requests with the "opinion based" reason and I am wondering if having this close option is useful. In a way most questions on this site are opinion based, ...
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Clarification on academic and academia tags

I was looking at the tags on this question during an edit: How to enter the GPA of a degree program on a job application? It includes academic, which I thought might not apply. My assumption was that ...
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What function does the "workplace-rhythm" tag serve

The tag workplace-rhythm seems to have no discernable meaning as it has no description. Should we just get rid of it?
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(Done) Why was the question about monitoring an employees private network closed?

Can my employer legally monitor my personal network activity when I'm working from home? The question was closed as Questions seeking advice on company-specific regulations, agreements, or ...
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(Done) Req to reopen "Coworker wrote me into fictional book"

Coworker wrote me into fictional book Definitely work place related, clearly answerable, three votes to reopen already, Please can we have two more?
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Can I ask a question realted to my former boss behavior?

I read the topic section, but still I'm not sure if the question would be on topic. Basically, I would like to ask for advice about a behavior of my former boss. He is currently doing something that I'...
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Why was this answer deleted on: What are best practices for employee surveys?

https://workplace.stackexchange.com/a/179391/59502 There are vendors that specialize in designing and implementing employee surveys. Set up an introductory call with several of them. The answer was ...
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(Done) I think the question about employees putting lives at risk should be reopened

I am endangering people's lives doing tasks I am not qualified to do Yes, the OP may be asking what they should do, but I don't believe the answers in this question actually adds no value to ...
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Any thoughts on unpinning the accepted answer to a question from the top of the Answers list

Stack Overflow will no longer pin the accepted answer to the top. Other sites can do this either on demand or can opt out if the change is pushed site-wide. The answers would be listed by highest to ...
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(Reopened) I think we should reopen the question about men wearing nail polish to work

The first time As a male, is it acceptable to wear black nail polish at work? made it into the reopen queue, it was unilaterally kept closed by a moderator. It now has 3 more reopen votes. It was ...
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Why was my answer severely downvoted?

I was very surprised at the many downvotes my most recent answer got and want to understand why. I took the OP at their word that they are not being flirty and used my example from my own work ...
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Why are people obsessed with closing good questions as "legal or company specific"?

In my opinion, the "legal or company specific" close reason is being abused to close any question that touches at all on a company or legality - which really is most questions. Examples are ...
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Would this question from the Freelancing stack be appropriate?

I posted the question below at the Freelancing stack https://freelancing.stackexchange.com/questions/10215/dealing-with-a-startup-how-common-is-commercial-credit-vs-equity But it is a pretty low ...
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What is the tag “estimations” for?

Another tag I’ve come across with no description is estimations. I think it’s trying to cover questions involving giving or otherwise dealing with estimates, but I find the plural a bit confusing if I ...
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Why the downvotes?

Employee will not come into the office and managers will not enforce it I am getting a lot of downvotes on this question. I would like to get some feedback on what can I improve to change that.
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Is “women” a useful tag? (Nope, it’s been burninated)

I noticed a recent question with the tag women which has no description and only 15 questions. They are questions involving women, but not really about women. The questions might be better tagged with ...
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Bumping super-old threads

I've been noticing over the last couple of days that a bunch of super old threads (4-5 years old) have been getting bumped to the top of the forum. Can we not do that? Makes it hard to know which ...
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How should questions with obviously ridiculous premises (such as how to engage in fraud) be handled?

Follow-up to: Should we answer questions that are likely to be closed? I recently encountered a question that basically asks how to defraud companies. The OP was "asking" if they could apply ...
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How inclusive we are for the Silent Majority?

I've read the discussions about being more inclusive etc. and I have impression that they are quite disconnected from the reality. Because those apparently marginalized groups are doing quite well. ...
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Can someone [support] me in burninating this tag?

The support tag currently has 10 questions. There is no tag description, and very little consistency in how it's used. By way of example, one question is about tech support, another one is how to ...
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Hot network question impossible to answer because OP doesn't provide the crucial details - moderation failure?

I see it quite often on Workspace, the questions that are missing the crucial details (country), which makes the question unanswerable. People answer making some guesses that the OP is located ...
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More specific feedback for why my question has remained closed

I asked a question some time ago and it got closed. Apparently, the question was not focused enough so I edited the question yesterday and raised a flag to have it reopened. I see that the number of ...
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What is your overall opinion of TWP, with regards to moderation and welcoming environment?

Recently, a question came up essentially accusing this stack of not being very welcoming, especially towards particular groups of people. Of course moderation was included in the discussion. What are ...
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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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How does The Workplace view the issue of concealing vs revealing personal identity when asking questions?

I'd like to ask some questions about interpersonal conflict in the work-place--some topics and points which may make me look bad or weak, and others which may make others look bad or weak. As you can ...
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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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Can we revisit company specific close reason?

I asked this a few years ago.... Question, should we eliminate or change the reason to close regarding company specific policies? I think it's time to revisit this, as this reason has become a bit of ...
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(Done) Questions around policy, misinterpreted to be about policy advice

I seem to notice a bit of a pattern. Whenever there are questions that come up that involve some sort of policy, or law, a lot of people think: "Oh, this is asking for us to interpret the policy ...
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Vote Early, Vote Often

This is a reproduction of a moderator's (Richard) post on meta.hermeneutics.SE; I believe it is very much applicable to this community as well. Richard wrote a post encouraging voting. I think this is ...
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Another angle on 'Welcoming'

In terms of welcoming people there is an inbuilt solution already. Upvotes. It encourages people, whether it's a new user or an experienced one. I see no need to be stingy with upvotes, they cost ...
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Is calling someone naive allowed?

May I call someone or a post "naive"? To me it sounds like this is violating the Code of Conduct. No name-calling or personal attacks. Focus on the content, not the person. This includes ...
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(Done) I think this closed question deserves another look

Can I refuse to enter guests room if they're not wearing masks The core question is basic to the service industry not company specific, the details are not that important in my opinion. I think this ...
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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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2021 Community Moderator Election

The 2021 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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2021 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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2021 Community Moderator Election Results

The Workplace's eighth moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied and the two new moderators are: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly—please thank them for ...
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Should the Workplace allow and encourage questions in a foreign language?

After thinking about the possibilities of workplace questions from different cultures and languages, I searched on the Workplace SE questions, meta, and help, and didn't find a policy on questions in ...
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What details or clarity does the question about teammate vs volunteer need?

The question If no one is paid, then what is the difference between a teammate and a volunteer? is closed for needing details or clarity. From the comments I have a feeling that there is a mismatch ...
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Additional optional moderator election question

Sorry, I'm late with this question, I'll explain why: I was undecided whether I should run in this election. I had skipped the last elections, because to me it still felt too much like gunning for ...
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(Done) This question should not be closed as 'unclear'

Misleading/out of date LinkedIn profiles - saying you still work for an employer when you don't is closed as Unclear what you're asking. There is nothing unclear about it. It seems on-topic (...
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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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2021 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, March 15, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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