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Resigning as moderator

Monica was removed as a moderator over the weekend by the SE staff. It wasn’t her decision. As a result of that decision and way it was undertaken, I have taken the easy decision of immediately ...
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Public service announcement: Keeping the Workplace Professional

Be nice. Stack Exchange has a Be Nice policy. The Workplace is no exception to this policy. Lately we moderators have been spending a lot of time dealing with comments and posts including such ...
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Resigning as moderator from Workplace.SE

After having been a moderator for this community for over four years, I have tendered my resignation from Workplace.SE. I am proud to have served the community alongside Monica, who acted as a mentor ...
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Resigning as Moderator from TWP

As most of you know, Monica was removed as a moderator over the weekend by the SE staff. It wasn’t her decision, and there simply wasn't any justification for it. I scoured all the data I could ...
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Congratulations to Joe Strazzere for 100k rep!

Joe is one of our most consistent and prolific contributors here in the community. He is always polite, thoughtful and helpful. In my brief time here in this wonderful community, I can always be ...
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Let's try to work with users before chasing them off

The Workplace gets a lot of questions whose initial versions don't fit. We correctly close those. Our closure rate is around 50% (I can't find an exact number in the tools), so this is a widespread ...
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What's the story with this user?

I refer you to one user's exceptionally exciting life: Jan 17: Gets fired by an intoxicated boss, but just went back to work anyway to find out he has a new manager Jan 26: Wasted a lot of ...
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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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The Time has come to say Goodbye

I am retiring in just a few weeks and will be leaving this community at the end of this week to concentrate on what I need to get done before retiring. I have no plans to continue to contribute after ...
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No more active ♦ moderators. How should we keep the site in order?

In the past few days, y'all have witnessed the terrible action Stack Exchange's done: They dismissed Monica, one of the most beloved and respected moderator and community members. Following that, all ...
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Is 'Quit your job' an acceptable answer?

A lot of the questions on Workplace are getting an answer along the lines of 'You should quit'. There are some cases where i can see this as a viable answer but the majority of the time I think it ...
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Time to retire, take care

I've done my bit for this community I reckon. I don't like it lately, and life's too short to let myself worry about petty inconsequentials and people on the internet. So I'm taking a break. I'm old, ...
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April is autism awareness month

April is autism awareness month. As I've seen no official posts on it since I've been here, I've decided to take the initiative. Autism (and Asperger's syndrome, which is a form of autism) presents ...
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Is the puzzling icon too similar to ours?

Or is it just me? Frankly it doesn't seem to be just me as, it was this comment, currently on 34 upvotes that prompted me to raise this on meta: With the new site icon and the introduction to the ...
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Thank you to the moderators

I was surprised and disappointed to catch up on the events that has led to the dismissal and resignation of three of our moderators. I think that they, and all other moderators on The Workplace, past ...
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New Design Launched

As you can see the new design just went live. Which means this site has been officially launched! Congratulations! Thank you for your valuable design feedback. If you're still seeing the old favicons,...
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Site design for Workplace.se

I’m Stéphane, the new designer at Stack Exchange. First, I wanted to announce that this site is now starting the process of moving out of beta to become a fully-graduated site! Congratulations! ...
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The Workplace is a worldwide site

Please remember: The Workplace is a worldwide site, and this means there are going to be some differences in context that we all need to be careful about. Language: The language of the site is ...
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enderland's two week notice

Well, this is probably the most difficult post to write I've ever written on this site. I have been part of this community more than six years at this point (including 4+ as a moderator) but ...
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“Correcting” british to american english

In regard to: Can I be fired the same day that I hand in my notice? In revision 6 'endeavours' was changed to 'endeavors' which I think is strange especially as this is a UK question and this is the ...
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Congratulations to Kilisi on 100k reputation!

Congratulations on 100k! You have a very interesting, direct style. And you have provided a lot of great answers. Thanks for your contributions!
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Back to basics: Assume good intentions and Be nice

There's a concept in the business world called "Back to basics" When a company has drifted too far from it's principles, it often reviews itself, and starts a "back to basics" program/initiative. ...
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And yet another goodbye

I'm done. This has been a long time in coming. I don't know if this is for good or if I'm just going to stay away until the new year. I'll decide just how final this goodbye is at that point. Part ...
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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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“Advice on what to do” close reason is over-broad

Update: We asked this question almost two years ago, and it took a while for voting to produce a clear winner. We'd like to implement this answer. As described here, I feel the current wording of ...
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Experiment concluded: a comment by any other name

This experiment has ended; you can view the report here. Last year, Robert Cartaino relayed this one weird trick to fix comments: I also flag dozens-to-hundreds of posts daily simply to remove ...
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How to ask questions regarding my current job when coworkers use this site too?

I work at a software company. Everyone here uses the Stack Exchange network, all the time. This may include this site as well. Suppose I have a programming related question, and I ask my workmates. ...
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Congratulations Richard U for a 100K!

Congratulations to Richard U for reaching 100K. We are inspired by you. Wish you good fortune and the best it yet to come!! A personal note: In case you're yet to read the bio, please do.
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Time to say goodbye

After careful consideration lasting several months and multiple "retired in restricted mode" phases, I have decided that I no longer wish to actively contribute to the Stack Exchange sites. I will ...
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Edit invalidating top voted answer

This question has been edited by a diamond moderator in a way that invalidates the top-voted answer. Given the question as it now stands, my reaction tends towards "give your colleague a heads up". ...
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“Quit your job” as the answer to everything

Maybe I am just starting to notice it lately but it seems like all sorts of questions have been receiving the corporate equivalents of "hit the gym, lawyer up, delete facebook" much more often ...
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Congratulations to Joe Strazzere for 100k… no… 200k rep!

Congratulations to Joe Strazzere for 100k rep! Too early to celebrate, or should we just wait at least 4-7 more days? It's time, Light the Beacons!
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What “comments” are not . . .

If you've noticed comment-discussions being unceremoniously deleted, there's been a lot of misuse of comments in this system. Let's see if we can nip this in the bud. Comments are like Post-It notes ...
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Why is the RPG question closed?

I've killed my colleagues' characters during RPG session, now they won't talk to me is closed with the following notice: "Questions require a goal that we can address. Rather than ...
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Congratulations on 100k, HLGEM!

Congratulations, @HLGEM ! I've always enjoyed your answers. Always thoughtful. Well done.
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People don't know they're walking on egg shells

I know there are a few posts like this one, but this isn't an "answer" per se. It's an issue. Those of us who have been on this SE for at least a couple of weeks, know the general idea behind writing ...
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Temporary Anti-Spam measures are now in place

So you've been getting hammered. While we very much appreciate all of the hard work everyone has been doing to keep things clean, we feel like we should be making it easier for you. Hence, effective ...
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How should we handle potentially offensive questions?

Prompted by this question: How to prevent female being hired I think Kilisi summarised most users' stance on the subject raised by the OP in his answer: Your undoubtably admirable and steadfast ...
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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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Workplace Stack Exchange - Top User Swag (With A Surprise!)

As a thank you for being awesome by working so hard to launch a successful site, if you are on page 1 or 2 of: https://workplace.stackexchange.com/users?tab=reputation&filter=all ... I'll be ...
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Congratulations to enderland for your Legendary badge! [closed]

Since what goes around should come around, I'd like to congratulate enderland for being the second person on the site's to obtain the legendary badge! This significant milestone is awarded for abusing ...
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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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Great effort Enderland a well deserved 100k

Well done mate, you've put in a lot of solid quality effort and been a great example to all of us.
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A note of appreciation to the moderators for making challenging, controversial questions work

Moderating can be a thankless task, so I thought I'd drop a quick note of thanks for doing a good job of it here. I've seen a lot of questions on Workplace.SE that touch on sensitive and ...
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Does this site need a “back it up” rule?

There's all kinds of career advice out there on the Internet, much of it conflicting or wrong. The conflicting or wrong advice is especially prevalent (but not limited to) that found on open-access Q&...
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What does the return of the mods mean?

Does it mean they’ve determined no change or correction is forthcoming from SE about Monica’s ejection and this is just the new normal? And there’s nothing to be gained by continuing to object? Or ...
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Should we make country tags visually distinct?

Country tags have a bit of a history on this site but the general consensus seems to be that they serve a useful purpose. Unfortunately, even when they are added to a question, they often end up ...
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2019 Community Moderator Election Results

The Workplace's sixth 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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Are answers that advise illegal/unethical actions acceptable?

In this question the OP acknowledges behaving unprofessionally in the office and is concerned that this may have been witnessed by a female colleague, who is now acting uncomfortable around him. A ...
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Are some types of workplaces off-topic?

What can I do if I have a massive personal problem with a future student? is currently on hold as off-topic. The OP is a teaching assistant who has a problem with a student. Because it involves a ...

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