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Avoid and remove the “professionalism” tag

professionalism is a catch-all tag. Our scope is defined in our FAQ as The Workplace - Stack Exchange is for members of the workforce navigating the professional setting. However, "...
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Is calling someone a “troll” against the Be Nice policy

Does being referred to as a troll or describing a person's behavior as trolling break the Be Nice policy? Specifically, does it constitute name-calling and assuming bad intentions?
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What to do with unexplained downvotes

I have been in stack-exchange for quite a few years, and have been about 10% users in quite a few sites. So I do understand the culture of the place. Unfortunately, I have been observing recently ...
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What does “Not Constructive” Mean? [closed]

closed as not constructive by Rarity♦ 1 hour ago As it currently stands, this question is not a good fit for our Q&A format. We expect answers to be supported by facts, references, or specific ...
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Policy for asking hypothetical questions to generate more good content

Should we introduce hypothetical tag to indicate that the question asked is not a question related to personal (or a friend's) issues at work, but rather a theoretical issue? People answering the ...
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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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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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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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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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“Should I quit?”

We've got a lot of quitters. It's a fact of life that sometimes you do need to resign, and there are real, generally applicable problems around resignation. The problem with asking about the decision ...
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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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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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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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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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Do we want hats?

A year ago Stack Exchange ran a Hat promotional event where you could earn "hats" for your gravatar (profile icon) to wear. Stack Exchange is going to do a second run of this promo, but they're ...
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What is wrong with the answer to this question?

My question is about the accepted answer to this question Former manager is asking for documentation I prepared as his employee. Personally, I think there is a better answer given by ...
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Please stop that troll

A bit much for a flag text, so... It starts with New employee has offensive Slack handle due to language barrier A manager asks what he should do about an employee not able to speak english ...
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Curious migration to Programmers.SE

This question was just asked this morning on Workplace.SE, and was accepted fairly well. As you can see, it was subsequently migrated to Programmers.SE. My question is, is this really a suitable ...
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What are “opinion-based” questions?

In the context of Workplace, what makes a question close-worthy based on this reason: "primarily opinion-based" Many good questions generate some degree of opinion based on expert ...
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How should I post a useful non-answer if it shouldn't be a comment?

By my understanding of what is said in the What "comments" are not . . . meta "question", the comment I posted to How do I bring up being misled about my job role during the interview period?...
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Are questions in the format “Is doing/behavior X considered acceptable/professional” considered non-constructive?

The last question spurred a specific debate which was mostly hidden in the comments and in chat room, but i want everyone's view on this. The questions of the format "Is X a normal/acceptable ...
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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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Best ways to address comments?

We've been told that the purpose of comments is to improve posts and that comments are meant to be temporary post-it notes. My post is getting a lot of comments; what exactly am I supposed to do ...
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Is it appropriate to leave a comment which is a general remark on the question?

In My first freelance project took me twice as long as estimated - How should I proceed? , it took the OP twice as long as he had estimated to finish a project (missing a few updated deadlines on the ...
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The tag wikis could use some love. What should a great Workplace tag wiki include?

I've been looking through the tag wikis and many of them are one-line, blank, or conflate the excerpt with the rest of the wiki. Compared to best-practice examples from other SE sites, our tag wikis ...
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Can this site be more “friendly” to users when closing questions?

By perusing through the site, I have seen quite a bit of topics closed and arguments ensue. The tone in most of them seems condescending. Compared to some other SE sites, this one seems to be "catty"...
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Why are Workplace answers removed without an explanation?

Who chooses which answers are retained, and which are removed on Workplace. Exactly who are they and what are their credentials?
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Can I ask “Professional Careers and Advice” questions here?

I created Professional Careers and Advice at Area 51. Then this proposal came along which I think is a superset of mine. I'd like to recommend people come here instead (I've already added an ...
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Here we go again… certain biases are OK… others not?

So we have this question - Should I talk to my team lead about unintentional sexism within the team? Lots of heated discussions. Lots of very sexist comments by a lot of women posters. One of them ...
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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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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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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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Washing away apparent gender bias conveyed in an original poster’s question?

I'm a little disturbed by the edit history of and comments on the question originally titled Male seinor [sic] architect bullying junior female developer. What to do? Edit #4 has the comment "Took ...
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2019 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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2014 Community Moderator Election Results

The Workplace's 1st moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the 3 new moderators are: They'll be taking over for the existing crew shortly — please thank them ...
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2018 Community Moderator Election Results

The Workplace's fifth 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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Are questions from the perspective of management on topic?

If I am an owner or manager of a workplace, are my question on topic here? Questions would be like: Are bonuses good or bad? What should I ask on a workplace benefits survey? I think that the ...
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Importance of flagging spam instead of editing it out or voting to close

The Workplace gets a fair amount of spam every day. According to this listing there are at least 2-3 spam posts on here every day. In general, the way to deal with spammers is to flag and destroy ...
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That time of year again — hats!

For the last couple years Stack Exchange has done something fun and lighthearted as the year ends, Winter Bash. Winter Bash is an annual event that can run on any Stack Exchange site that chooses to ...
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This is becoming too engineering focused

This site is becoming too focused - in question type, but also language used - on software workplace issues. Right now we have a question about the difference between junior and senior engineers. I ...
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2018 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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Can we improve the text of the “real questions have answers” close reason?

One of our close reasons currently reads as follows (based on this meta post): Real questions have answers. Rather than explaining why your situation is terrible, or why your boss/coworker makes ...
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How can we improve question quality without closing *everything*?

Seriously, the front page is currently a wall of closure (7 of 10 closed) and the few questions that aren't closed have close votes (5 close votes in the remaining 3 questions). I understand the site ...
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“I don't know” isn't an answer

There's a severe problem I've noted with the answers to How can a company implement a "20% time" program like Google's? Most of the answers, especially the highly upvoted ones, ...
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How can we best help brand new members who are actually putting in effort?

We have a new member who posted a question - it was put on hold as too broad, and rightly so, since it was incredibly brief and generic. Two other members made good comments with suggestions about ...
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Are we running out of questions?

All of our stats are heading in the right direction, except questions per day, which seems to be dropping. Is this a normal lull after new sites launch as traffic builds, or is there something else? ...
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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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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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Announcement: Some cleaning and changes done to our Meta Tags

Today I took some time to do some cleaning and organizing of our tags here on Meta TWP. What inspired me to do so is that our tags are kind of a mess right now, and also because I noticed we have ...

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