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(Done) Please vote to reopen “How should I deal with an employee who is stealing from the cash counter”

Please vote to reopen How should I deal with an employee who is stealing from the cash counter? It is not off-topic and should not have been closed, IMHO. It already has several good answers. And ...
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Allow users to cast a “reopen” vote before a question is closed

Controversial feature request I know - but it seems a bit... ridiculous that only five users are required to close a question, and even if 100 experienced users come along who disagree with those ...
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(Done) Req to reopen Can my employer require me to refrain from wearing headphones (disability issue)

Can my employer require me to refrain from wearing headphones (disability issue) I edited this heavily, took out the ranty parts and presented what I think is a more clear question. disability ...
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What is with the (Done) in titles here?

We have a status-completed tag. Why are titles being cluttered up with their status? Are moderators not responding to flags asking to have things marked status-completed? I find this is really ...
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(Done) This isn't a duplicate. Needs one more reopen vote

Colleague is not competent but gets away with it Totally different scenario when the OP is a contractor.
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(Done) Re-Open How to Respond to a Sexual Harrassment Claim made Against You

Not really sure why this question was closed. The OP isn't looking for anything company specific, they just want to know how to proceed. There are already 3 re-open votes. Can we get 2 more?
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(Done) Request to reopen question about expensive applicant hosting

What point does company's generosity during the interview process have? There are solid and widely used business reasons this may happen, not just opinion. It's also useful knowledge to have. I'm ...
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Does the reputation system handle (apparent) vindictive downvotes?

Apologies if this is not the right place to ask this. I noticed today that earlier this week, four of my answers (mostly a few weeks old, all with quite a few upvotes and no previous downvotes) were ...
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(Done) Unsure why this is closed for the reason given, VTRO request

"Past Employer" Wants Source Code Nothing particularly uncommon about dodgy people trying to get free work done or evading paying.
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The Workplace updated site theme is ready for testing!

As part of implementing the new unified themes across the network, we're gradually rolling out updated site themes for each site. As of today, we have enabled your updated site theme for testing. If ...
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(Done) Reopen “How do companies with blogs make writing happen”

How do companies with blogs make writing happen? This question needs another reopen vote. It is not at all "too broad".
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This question should be reopened. It is not asking about a specific choice (Done)

HR employee sent me code test but not know open .c file. Serious problems? This question should be reopened. It isn't asking about a specific choice.
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Reopen “dream job and bad written test”

Interviewed for dream job, bad written test: how can I recover? was closed as too broad and then edited. The current version of the question is answerable, in scope, and not too broad. Let's reopen ...
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Is there a procedure for dealing with close-vote abuse or overuse?

Now, as I am not one to engage in callout culture, I'll address the problem as opposed to the user. Excessive, unconstructive flagging gets the privilege suspended. Down-voting costs you rep. serial ...
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(Done) Can we look at reopening the Hardware to Software question

I had a go at editing this, mostly just removing unnecessary noise. From Hardware to Software It seems on topic to me, there are a few valid strategies, one of which I outlined as did another answer ...
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Feature to allow high rep users to answer closed questions

We already have milestones based on rep. I'm wondering if we could be a bit more helpful to OP's by allowing high rep users to answer closed questions which have no answers. This would allow OP's to ...
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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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I'm just going to put this out there

As far as site vision and obligations go, each and every answerer, questioner, and reader has their own agenda. The site is not set in stone. It can do a 180 just because of one twitter post about ...
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We're at least partially about helping people aren't we?

I think the fast closures impact on the quality of answers in some cases and encourage shooting an answer in quickly. I do this every so often, because if I don't the question may well be closed ...
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(Done) What part of this question of sharing contacts is unclear?

What part of this question is unclear? Telling a possible romantic interest that I cannot share my current industry contacts It seems simple enough to me. I voted to REOPEN.
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Answering questions that might be duplicates

I'm still fairly new to the Workplace community and with the amount of questions amassed through this site's history, I have honestly no way of knowing whether a new question is a duplicate or not at ...
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(Done) Rename maternity-leave tag to parental-leave

We have the tag maternity-leave which is used in 29 questions currently. This is definitely a useful tag, but it really only refers to leave taken by the mother who just gave birth. There are many ...
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Suggestion for new 'hold' reason

We seem to close/hold an awful lot of questions that would be easily answered if the OP were to provide or clarify one or two minor details. However the VTC's don't indicate that, so I propose we add ...
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(Done) What part of this question is unclear?

This question Is an experience certificate from an unregistered company valid? was closed as "unclear". Other than a bit of language (which I cleaned up), I'm having a hard time imagining what isn't ...
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How is this offtopic?

Can some explain how this question is off topic? It may not be the best worded question in the world and it may be lacking some detail, but I fail to see how asking the appropriate protocol for ...
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(Done) Re-Open Being denied bathroom at work because I'm the only male

This question was recently closed as off topic. This is very much a workplace issue and IMO should be re-opened. I took a stab at an edit that will hopefully help make the question a bit clearer.
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Why are there delete votes on my question?

My question here: https://workplace.stackexchange.com/questions/119440/is-it-rude-and-unprofessional-for-a-hiring-manager-to-check-with-my-references-b?noredirect=1#comment378855_119440 has 2 delete ...
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(Done) Re-Open Coworker stole code entirely and claims he wrote it all

I took a stab at an edit for this question. The original question was a bit of a rant and asked quite a few questions. I chopped it down to what I believe is the actual question and tried to ...
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Unclear what you're asking - well, it's also unclear why you're closing

"Unclear what you're asking" seems to be the most-abused close reason on Workplace. Every day I see things like this... I was assigned to a fake project after being hired. Is this bad news for my ...
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What to do when someone vandalizes his post and account?

This question has been vandalized by its author. He also vanished his Workplace account. His account contained his real name, his company and location. His other SE sites' accounts still contains ...
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Created tag: Islam

I just created the islam tag with the following short description (still in peer review): Questions relating to Islamic culture and traditions and how they pertain to the workplace We've had a few ...
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Sending an answer to the Low Quality review queue

What is the right way to mark that an answer should be sent to the Low Quality review queue? I ask this because twice recently I have flagged an answer as Low Quality or Not an Answer and had 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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(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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(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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(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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Community 90 Day Edit/Reopen Challenge

The Workplace's question close rate has been oft discussed on meta here. If you've been around here more than a few minutes, you probably are aware of all the words written on the subject, opinions, ...
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(Done) Re-Open: Being told you're not liked and should quit

This question Was closed using the "company specific/legal advice" reason, personally I think this was incorrect. From the meta post addressing that close reason: Questions should be able to be ...
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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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(Done) Re-Open question on quitting internship due to transport costs

Is it worth to quit my internship after first day? As originally worded this was clearly a close candidate under "specific choice", however I've edited it to a (hopefully) more SE-friendly format. ...
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Why does it have to be this harsh?

I have enjoyed my first few months here at the Workplace, and I found the community to be very helpful, with insightful and mind opening discussions. However, in the last six months, something changed....
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Why does this closed post does not show the target duplicate?

The post in question is Software license not valid in my country; how to handle being asked to use it anyways? I first edited and then answered the post. However, some time later I found a duplicate ...
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How can we discourage ganging up with downvotes?

I've been downvoted unfairly at least 26 times in one of my recent answers. This is bad because if my answer was really rubbish, why would the three voters upvoted my answer? The problem started ...
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(Done) Reopen: What if I'm a better developer than my Team Leader?

This question What if I'm a better developer than my Team Leader? asks So what if I'm a better developer than my Team Leader? Should I try to "take his place" as a team leader? which was ...
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(Done) Reopen: “How to handle a group activity during an interview…”

The question How to handle a group activity during an interview when the participants are applying for the same job as you? was recently closed for being too broad. Honestly, I have absolutely no idea ...
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Can we be careful with delete votes?

I notice questions getting delete votes that IMO should not be deleted. Current examples: UPDATE: Should I ask for my job back after being terminated? (2 votes) Should I recommend a fired colleague? ...
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(Done) Reopen: How can I gauge market demand for my skills before going freelance?

I asked this question yesterday, which appears to have been voted closed as 'too broad': How can I gauge market demand for my skills before going freelance? Was this question closed appropriately? I ...
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Getting downvotes and delete votes for my recent questions

A couple of my recent questions have gotten a lot of downvotes and delete votes for each - the questions are: Is it rude and unprofessional for a hiring manager to check with my references before ...
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Unbelievable level of abuse at OP

So I posted an answer to a new users question, my answer appears to be contentious, so I've tried to reduce the contention. But the comments and other answer seem to be outright abusive. I have no ...
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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 ...