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Code formatting hints necessary?

I was About to ask my first Question on this side when i saw the Code formatting tips on the right (yellow area). I am very new to this site, but i am Pretty sure there should be very few Questions ...
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What is the assumed work market context for IT related questions when it is not fully specified?

Note: this is narrowed down to IT industry to make it answerable. I have asked this question which initially gathered several downvotes and a couple of close votes. That was clearly my fault because ...
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Why do we have so many close votes reviews?

Recently, I've noticed the red dot indicating there are a lot of close votes to be reviewed pretty much every time I get on the site. Is this a bug or do we actually have a deficit of close votes ...
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Avoiding or Interacting with “Don't Do That Then” Answers

Don't Do That, Then! Is well known in the Hacker Jargon. On a recent question I asked, I felt I got of lot of "don't do what you are trying not to do" answers. I would hope that the presence of a ...
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What to do about reviewers who don't actually review?

An edit to the question I was cheated into a job and want to leave ASAP, what do I tell my interviewers? just came across my review queue. The edit just added the following text to the end of the ...
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Trolls and ESL folks

This question about a specific instance of offensive language in the workplace seems to have been overrun by trolls and/or folks who sincerely don’t understand the nuances of the language used. Given ...
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Why are nasty comments allowed [closed]

I been here for more than a year now and dont say much but here is what I notice I seen a few people run off and this bothered me for a while now when people can comment like this and flagging it ...
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(DONE) Reopen request for parental leave question

Should parental leave benefits apply to non-parents? I am assuming it was closed as off topic "because of company policy" or "legal" content, but my understanding is that topics that do include legal ...
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Congratulations gnasher on clipping 100k!

It just came to my attention that @gnasher729 recently reached the 100k milestone. Congratulations, gnasher! Hope that you will be able to continue contributing to this wonderful Community.
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Reopen request for CEO salary question

Is a high CEO salary in large corporations justified? Lots of factual and logical reasons exist. Shouldn't be closed for 'Opinion'
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Inconsistent comment moderation appears capricious

So I had a long comment thread form under one of my trademarked "Harsh Truth" answers here: How can I reply to coworkers who accuse me of automating people out of work? And I notice one comment I ...
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Did my comment get deleted?

In addition to a well received answer on this thread, I originally made a comment underneath the question suggesting to the OP that he should avoid stating his bad financial situation ("broke" - his ...
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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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Serial downvoting reversed, but downvoter continues today, any consequence to a serial downvoter or is it just the poster who suffers?

I had 7 serial downvotes reversed yesterday - which is fine. But this morning already I have just received another downvote... So, my question is does a serial downvoter ever get caught and if they ...
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Tag Merge - redundancy to layoff or both to termination

While looking at the suggested tag synonyms I noticed two that could potentially themselves be merged into the broader termination tag: layoff and redundancy. The latter two have 80 and 38 questions ...
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How should questions about transgender issues be tagged?

While tagging some questions with the lgbtq tag, I noticed we also have the gender tag. Current description of the gender tag: Questions relating to gender, gender identity, and being part of a ...
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Should we fix or burninate [ghosting]

ghosting currently has 2 questions, no wiki, and no usage description. One of the questions is closed as too broad. Can we either remove it for lack of necessity or add a proper description to ...
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Merge [applications] and [applying] tags; should we go for it?

Recently it came to my attention that we have both applications and applying tags. The first one has currently 676 questions and a brief excerpt, but the other one has only 38 posts and lacks an ...
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Why was my second question on poaching, without brands this time, deleted?

Apologia again for the bother. These answers refer to a "commercial interest", but I removed all brand names in https://workplace.stackexchange.com/q/141179/107097. Thus what's wrong now?
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“As a manager myself…” Do appeals to identity improve or diminish answers?

I frequently see an appeal to identity in answers and comments - especially "As a manager myself..." - including my own. I've had a variety of reactions ranging from seeing the appeal as way of ...
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What is and how does it work to be “suspended for low-quality contributions”?

My question comes from seeing this on some user's profile: I was previously aware that one could get suspended if one breaks the Code of Conduct, behaves rudely, posts spam, etc., but never have I ...
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Is it ok to wait to accept an answer?

So, a few day ago I posted this question and it kind of blew up, way more than I expected, and I don't know what the best practice is for this situation. I find an answer that feel is the best one, ...
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Do we still need the lower threshold for spam/rude deletions?

On most sites on the network, it takes six red flags (spam or rude) to delete a question or answer. In December 2016, two sites that were getting a lot of spam had the threshold lowered from six to ...
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What happened to the manager poaching question?

I posted a question (https://workplace.stackexchange.com/q/140813/107097) that got deleted. Why was it removed?
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How is the vote to migrate option actually useful?

I occasionally see question that I think should be migrated to a different SE. However, when voting to close, I really only have one option, and that's to migrate to this meta SE. I have a fair bit ...
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Why is my this question not supported even when I'm facing a genuine problem and trying to explain genuinely?

My this question has a lot, lots of edits. The problem I've described there is genuine. Some users tried to fix it, but it changed the intention of the question. Now I don't know how can I explain ...
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Reasoning behind deleting a question?

This question was posted recently on the main site: https://workplace.stackexchange.com/questions/140379/boss-asking-for-proof-for-missing-interview It was deleted minutes within getting posted. It ...
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Improving the [management] tag wiki

In the spirit of my last post about improving the tag wikis, I’m nominating management as the first victim target opportunity. management is a good place to get started because: It’s a very active ...
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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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Request to reopen question

I made edits to this question to narrow the scope of the question so it does not read like a "shopping" question which is out of scope per community guidelines. I have done a lot of work in ...
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Do we have guidelines for commercial research-oriented questions?

A user recently posted a question that asks, "How do you do X?" In the user's profile, there is a link to a software company that makes a paid-subscription product for doing X. The user isn't ...
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Should we answer questions that are likely to be closed?

I’m fairly new to the community, but I’ve noticed that a fair number of questions that eventually get closed as off-topic will receive answers before they’re closed. Is it acceptable to answer ...
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'See a mental health professional' is not a complete answer

In response to questions that deal with mental health, it's common for the most upvoted answer to be something to the effect of "See a mental health professional." and then essentially leave it there. ...
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Demographics about TW users would be helpful for interpreting & answering questions. Possible to share?

The Workplace is different from Stack Overflow or other technical sites in the SE network in that workplace norms, and thus our answers, vary between geographies, industries, and roles. The ...
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Where did the comments go?

There were a bunch of comments on Should my manager be aware of private LinkedIn approaches I receive? How to politely have this happen?. A seemingly random bunch of them were deleted. There is no "...
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What does “Serial Voting Was Reversed” mean?

I see the message "Serial voting was reversed" in the Recent achievements list. What does that mean? Edit: Again, serial voting was reversed last night. I wonder if this is happening more often? ...
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What Is Up With Voting in “Workplace”?

I'm on a number of forums and I have to say that Workplace has the most insane voting patterns of all the forums. I'm all for some downvoting when needed, but I see a lot of questions with heavy ...
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Can I ask for a list of advice?

I were going to ask a question: "What are the good things to do when taking on a new position in a new company?" but I thought that there would be no clear answer or an answer would be an aggregation ...
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Should I ask the question again, differently?

I wrote this question: Is it common for new employees to be appointed to a team in a higher position than the current technical lead? Is there a term for this? At first, I was not planning on ...
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(Done) Request to reopen after edit to narrow question scope

This question is one vote away from being closed due to over - broad. I have edited the title and questions to hopefully narrow the scope and make them more focused on how to navigate job role ...
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What should be our approach on new feature allowing removal of a question from HNQ?

This is a recently introduced feature: There are times when the hotness formula selects a question that a site would rather not have featured. Up until now, the only recourse that was available was ...
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What's up with Jase and his nametag?

Over the last 6 weeks or so, we've seen effectively the same question posted (at least) 5 times: Use preferred name at work? Can you use a preferred name tag at work Name tag at work - using a ...
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(Done) Reopen request - question closed as unclear

Dismissed on grounds of misconduct, without police involvement This was closed as unclear, which seems to be because the original version of the text was very brief and included an acronym that only ...
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We're testing advertisements on The Workplace

My name is Juan M and I'm one of the community managers here on the network. You can read more about some of what I'm working on here and here. For several years we've had advertising on technology-...
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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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Have lots of Users been Removed recently?

In the past few days, I've seen a few notifications that "User was removed" in my Achievements list. Some removed points, some added points. I assume I would see only a single "User was removed" ...
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How about a swag-yielding event?

I started contributing to TWP recently and liking the community so far. I searched the meta for any past swag-yielding events, and got a reference for the only one swag giveaway. Asked around in ...
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sandbox: having group lunch with boss, how to suggest change of culture

I would like to sandbox a question. I don't think this is a dupe. We are a group of PhD students, have a group lunch with our boss (PI). That never happened before and there is currently no agenda. I ...
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Is this question really a duplicate? Country tags differ

I was looking for questions about medical issues and job interviews in Australia. This question turned up in a search: Unemployed with health issues last 9 years, how do I present myself in best ...
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Is this question really “Off topic: asking for advice?”

MIS vs IT Degrees It's closed now as "off topic, asking for advice on a specific choice." My interpretation is that the asker is not asking which degree to pursue; instead they're asking does it ...

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