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Should we reach out to users on other StackExchange sites to diversify the content on The Workplace?

One of the questions selected for the most recent moderator election Q&A is This site has been dominated by the IT industry. What can we do to encourage more diversity? How can we be welcoming ...
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Answers affected by question edits performed per Broken Windows Review

What would be an appropriate course of action for answers that are affected by edits done to questions per Broken Windows Review? In particular, how should we (should we?) take answer score into ...
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Suggest regularly scheduled Chat Events

I'd like to see more people using our Chatroom. What are some chat topics we could use for Chat Events to drive some activity to chat? What would you be interested in chatting with your fellow users ...
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How can I improve this on hold question to make it fit the requirements of this stack?

I have a question about my The Workplace Stack Exchange post: How to tell someone politely that they are barking up the wrong tree? The question is put on hold, how can I improve it?
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Are people allowed to link to their portfolio and/or resume?

re: https://workplace.stackexchange.com/questions/68094/how-to-get-hired-as-a-web-designer Is providing links to your personal website/portfolio/resume within a question permitted? Seems like a way ...
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Broken Windows for Review Week #2

Broken Windows for Review Week #2 As part of our efforts to help fix closed questions on our site, below are ten Workplace SE questions posted for community review. We'll leave this post open until ...
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Why was the question on eating coworkers' lunch deleted?

The question Should I tell coworkers I have been eating their lunch due to a misunderstanding? has been recently deleted. I did call that question a "troll" in the past, but I changed my attitude ...
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What did this user do to warrant a 1 year suspension?

I found this user had 1 rep yet there are plenty of upvotes on this answer. After going through his profile, apparently he has been sent to the penalty box for a year. I've going through his answers ...
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What is a helpful interpretation of “company specific” in the off-topic rationales?

I see a lot of questions closed for being off-topic because they are about “company-specific regulations, agreements, or policies.” What should be “in” and “out” given this description of off-topic ...
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Repeated Question Meme - “I feel like [my head is going to explode]. How should I handle this?”

We've had a number of questions like these lately: How to handle a newcomer getting a larger stock option grant than myself as oldtimer with the company? (self deleted, link is for 2k rep users only)...
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If I can see comments are getting out of hand, what can/should I do?

I know The Workplace gets a lot of comments. And often, they get quite hot. It's not unusual for person A to ask a question, person B, C, and D to answer, and then E and F get into an extended ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2017

It is a bit late into this new year, being that we're already in the second month, but we are now cycling the Community Promotion Ads for 2017! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion ...
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Creating a meta post specifically designed for new users, and link to it in the faq?

I was recently reading the Skeptics.SE FAQ, and one of the top lines of their faq is: New users (even users familiar with the StackExchange format) should read our introduction to the site before ...
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Accidental downvote, what to do?

The vote buttons are on the left edge of the screen, right where my fingers fall when scrolling on the iPad, and I have almost accidentally voted one way or another several times.... Now it's no ...
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Heavily edit question that is about to be closed?

This question looks like it is about to be closed (currently 4 close votes). As written the question has received a bunch of IT centric (and scenario specific) answers. But it seems to have a more ...
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Figuring out the money related tags

We currently have the tags salary money payment pay benefits expenses and raise. That's really too many tags, and many are being used interchangably. I initially intended "salary" to refer to issues ...
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(Done) Reopen request: What should I consider when being asked to make a surprising move?

In the spirit of Community 90 Day Edit/Reopen Challenge I picked a closed question over the past week and made an edit: What should I consider when being asked to make a surprising move? I removed ...
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Closed a question. Need help to reformat the question

I have posted a question about learning from my lead and mentor who is busy and not open up so much. The question is How can I learn from Senior team member who has fear of being replaced?. It ...
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Why do we close a poll data question?

I am confused by the closing of the question https://workplace.stackexchange.com/q/9773/1193. The OP was not polling. Instead, he was asking the references of poll results. The closing reason ...
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Question about two tags

So we have both the "Salary" and "Salaried-pay" tags. Salary: Monetary compensation for work performed. Salaried-pay: A form of payment where you receive a fixed compensation regardless of the ...
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Why so many +1 comments?

EDIT [4/21/14]: I'm bumping this to the top for our new moderators. Possible duplicate of this question, but I see the problem persists, so let this be a friendly reminder. Although the comment box ...
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Tag clarification: [ethics] vs [etiquette] vs [professionalism]

A long time ago I asked Is the Etiquette tag a synonym of Professionalism? because the two seemed to be used largely interchangeably (I still think they often are). Now we also have ethics, which ...
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(Done) Reopen: Messy code from co-worker

This question was recently closed as lacking a goal we could address. I've edited the question and tried to state a clear, answerable goal that would would resolve the OP's issue.
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Deleting answers and improving site quality

TL;DR I intend to remove answers I don't think are adding value or answers that are suggesting legally or morally dangerous things. Not just because they are downvoted. I'm doing it on a case ...
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Do we want a “meme” handbook?

The question Practical Concept Handbook for navigating The Workplace was posted in Meta last week. Right now it's sitting at +5/-5, and of the 14 answers given, 5 are deleted, 6 have a negative score, ...
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Re-open this question?

This question has undergone some serious revision since is was marked as a duplicated. While I agree the question sounds similar to the dup, let me explain why I believe it should be re-opened. His ...
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What is the maximum bounty one can provide?

What is the maximum number of points one can leave as a bounty?
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What goes through your mind when answering these questions?

So I mostly participate on the StackExchange site Superuser.com. Answers there, for the most part, have one solution. Sometimes, there are more than one answer, but all have a logical path to a ...
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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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How should we deal with questions where the OP is looking for someone to tell them something that they want to hear?

First of all, congratulations to @maple_shaft! He just spawned a new process! Now to his question: Giving two-weeks notice when on maternity/paternity leave? When giving two weeks and one is on ...
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are Career Path Questions off topic?

I would just like to ask if questions like "How does a X Profession enter Y Company/Industry" on topic or off topic? I have read this Question, but I don't believe we have reached a consensus yet. ...
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What should I do if believe a moderator is biased?

What is the best way to handle a situation where I believe a moderator is biased? If a moderator is the problem, who moderates the moderator?
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(DONE) Reopen request: How do you forgive/let go/move on from a bully ex employer

How do you forgive/let go/move on from a bully ex employer This got closed as off topic: questions require a goal we can address. I've edited to make the goal clear by adding a sentence to the end ...
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Are the changes here appropriate?

https://workplace.stackexchange.com/posts/8849/revisions I am considering implementing a policy that all employees must speak the language of the country where the company is located in when ...
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Question about interview questions on topic?

Would a question about the best answer to a standard interview question be on topic here?
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(Done) Reopen: Handling requests that aren't for my department

As written this question wasn't on topic for TWP as it was more of a nebulous "should I...?" but I've done an edit and attempted to reframe it in a way that would be answerable here and I think the ...
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Another question about the comments; reminders of the “Be Nice” policy

General question here. If we see nastiness in the comments section, should we drop in a reminder of the "be nice" policy (not directed to a particular user) or just flag for a mod without comment?
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What constitutes spam?

I was peeking at the first post review queue while eating lunch and noticed this answer: What are the advantages of walk-in or in person interviews over online video interviews? It looks like the ...
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(Done) Re-Open: question on looking for out of state job and changing careers

I've been looking for an out-of-state job for 6 months now, what else could I do? ^ this question was closed for "specific choice", however I think the core of the question was actually about looking ...
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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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Can I get this reopened “Bias in the workplace against white males”

How can I avoid discrimination against me as a member of a non-protected class This was obviously closed for the subject matter and not for any lack of addressable goal, as evidenced by the comments. ...
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Question, should we eliminate or change the reason to close regarding company specific policies?

Here is the reason in question: •"Questions seeking advice on company-specific regulations, agreements, or policies should be directed to your manager or HR department. Questions that address only a ...
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Promoting the Workplace SE through community outreach to bloggers

There is still interest in hosting a community blog; however, we don't yet have enough content and writers to justify the Wordpress development for an actual Wordpress SE blog. I still think we could ...
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is it OK to reject a suggested edit for the post that is likely to be deleted?

I know that particular post is likely to be deleted - downvoted it myself hoping this will help driving it away faster. Note I am not 100% certain since I am not the one making delete decisions. ...
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Why did all comments suddenly start disappearing?

I recently noticed that comments are removed in many questions. Why is that happening? Most of the time, I found very good answers to my questions in comments rather than actual answers. Is it a ...
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If asking for a resource is off-topic, that should be stated in the help center

In response to an earlier version of How can I impress upon a manager the value of a respectful management style? I've been told that questions asking for a resource are off-topic. When I check the ...
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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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Should we have a generic “How do I job search / apply for a job?” question?

We seem to get questions like this fairly regularly: How to reach people from R&D industry departments? I'm currently looking for a job in pharma-biotech industry. What is the normal path to ...
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Can I have a question removed from my account

I asked this question, Should I tell my employer that I need to appear in court. It was useful for me and probably will be for others, but I probably shouldn't have that attached to the account I use ...
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General Tag Classification: Categorizing the Madness

There are currently 216 tags on The Workplace. We can clean up a lot of the tags, and retag a lot more, but as long as users only need 150 reputation to create new tags it is just going to happen ...

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