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When should a question not be answered?

(It's hard for me to believe that this question has not been asked before, but I couldn't find a duplicate.) I'm thinking specifically of a question like this one. Answers for this question will ...
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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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Is this a serious question, or trolling?

Is there a diplomatic way to explain to a manager that they're pushing without any leverage? I struggled with deciding if this is a serious question, or was just trolling. I don't like to feed ...
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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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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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Reopen “How can I increase the chances of scoring an interview when meeting a company a career fair”

How can I increase the chances of scoring an interview when meeting a company at a career fair? was marked as a duplicate of What should you do to get the most out of a career fair? As I said in a ...
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Why was my question asking whether I should point out flaws on a potential employer's website off-topic?

Yesterday I posted Pointing out flaws in their website?, and it was put on hold as being "primarily opinion based". Having been active on other SE sites I thought I had an understanding of what "...
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Way to improve my question to be answerable

I wanted to get experience about career but it seem like my question was seaking a "future prediction" answer : "What carrier plan is the best for making money as a Developer?" Many edits made it ...
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Salvage “How can I keep myself valuable”

I find this question (How can I keep myself valuable to deliver in my work if more and more stuffs are automated in data science?) quite interesting, despite currently having a very strong advice ...
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Is this Question still off topic?

When should graduates start applying for jobs? I know its an older question but it was linked to another question as a possible duplicate, as I looked at it, it seems to me that the question was both ...
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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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Summer Cleanup Project #1: Duplicate Review

As The Workplace grows and looks to leave Beta, I think there are a few things cleanup duties that we should start doing to make the site tidier. Rather than create giant laundry lists which have less ...
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How can we get SE to stop migrating questions which clearly need work here

https://workplace.stackexchange.com/q/13188/2322 This is going to be closed (hopefully) since it's a vague complete mess. It's not even remotely appropriate for Stack Exchange in its current form. ...
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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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Management Questions

I have a question(s) that I want to post about Management. However, it is about 2 employees, with similar problems, roles, and backgrounds (thus sources of issues) but drastically different ...
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(User was removed) reputation reduction when I have never posted any questions or answers

I have never posted any questions or answers on this site (except comments). All my reputation points here is from the 100 bonus for joining and from approved edits Yet today I have got a ...
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(DONE) Why is question about reorganizations closed as Off-Topic?

Are workplace reorganizations that result in a change in job duties without employee consent a violation of the original job contract? To me, the question seems clear and has a clear answer. This is ...
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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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(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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Can I combine different answers into one and how?

Recently I asked a question that got a lot of advice and a few part-answers. Is there any way to combine the part answers into one answer? My question is here: Is there any risk in sharing info about ...
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Closing vs Flagging

I've noticed when you vote to close a question you do not get a "Useful flags" count, however when you flag with reason "should be closed" then it classes as a close vote but you still get the useful ...
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Give more info around the site on how to make a question less company specific

I see you already have a meta post explaining how to edit a question to remove "company specific" elements. I understand this rule is to prevent questions and answers which are only helpful to the OP, ...
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Reopen request: Can my employer force me to open my office macbook? [done]

Can I ask for this question: Can my employer force me to open my office macbook? to be re-opened? While it certainly has legal aspects I believe that they are ones that a competent HR manager should ...
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(REOPENED) Request to reopen “How should I tell my boss that I cannot meet the deadline?”

The question How should I tell my boss that I cannot meet the deadline? was closed as "asking for advice on what to do". However, communicating to the boss that you cannot meet a deadline is a pretty ...
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Is the “I have no work” post too specific to use as a reference post for “duplicates”?

What can I do at work when I have no work? This post is roughly "I've unsuccessfully tried everything to get more work, what do I do with my time?" As such, the answers, especially the top-voted one,...
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Should I “refactor” my answer into separate answers? If yes, how?

For this question NSR Certificate Verification, I suggested in the comments that my older answer here If I don't have a relieving letter from a job, should I exclude those years worked from my ...
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Could someone please help me improving my post under certain viewpoints?

I just posted this question: What to do if I was tasked to get my work asigned by a coworker but he wasn't able to do so? I was first thinking about posting it anonymously, but I came to the ...
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(REOPENED) Reopen the question on junior guy excited about his discovery?

This question How to handle a junior team member who excitedly talks about discovering something known to seniors for years? was put on hold because it appeared to be more of a rant. The OP did not ...
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Can we reopen this question on Experience Certificate in India?

This question (Is an Experience Certificate valid without bank statements showing salary credit?) was closed as "Unclear what you're asking". It has since been edited and the current version of the ...
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Reopen “How to convince manager to let employees change departments?”

I would like to reopen the question How to convince manager to let employees change departments? Right now it is closed for seeking advice on company-specific regulations. That close reason is ...
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Why is this question on hold? Complaining about junior label after entering company

The following question was put on hold Is it reasonable to complain about the 'junior' label after entering the company with 4 years of experience? for the following reason: Questions ...
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2017 Community Moderator Election

The 2017 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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Is there any feedback or interaction while my question is into the re-opening queue?

I've made a question that was put on hold as off-topic. Since then I've made some edits following the automated feedback, and I believe that the reasons for putting it on hold are not valid anymore. ...
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Could we add a legal clause in the description box?

Each day there always seems to be two or three questions where the poster should be talking to a lawyer, not an online community. I think this is always going to be a problem in this kind of format ...
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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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The look and feel of this SE site (Propose making the most the text darker)

Just to start with a positive note, the questions on this site seem to have increased in quality so I thank you for all your hard work promoting it. Now to the negatives. The font color on the site ...
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This now locked question is answerable

How much am I expected to know as a technical student co-op? This question is answerable with a minor edit to clarify the question is "what are expectations of coop students?" rather than "what ...
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Do we want a canonical “How and when do I follow up” question?

Earlier today we were having a conversation in the Watercooler around creating a "How and when do I follow up?" question to address the points that often come up in these scenarios (link to ...
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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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Do we have a canonical response to health-related questions?

In the same way that we (potentially) close questions "asking for legal advice," I am wondering if we should have a canonical response to questions that essentially ask for health advice, or health ...
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Canonical for “can my boss restrict non-work related activity”

I saw the "boss demands I don't talk to any people, because I can get coronavirus" question earlier today and recalled this similar question: Boss has banned cycling to work because he thinks it'...
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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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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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( DONE) Drug test question shouldn't be on hold, please reopen

This is a relevant and answerable question. Am I able to retake a Pre-employment Drug Screen? Drug tests are not arbitrary, there are fixed and logical procedures for them which deal with attempts ...
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Germany-Specific: Unerlaubte Rechtsberatung

what is the position of the workplace community on "unerlaubte Rechtsberatung" (giving legal advice for a specific legal situation to a person may get you fined unless you are a lawyer or acting in a ...
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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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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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Removing a dup link

On this question: How to disclose the negatives of my negative job, without seemingly badmouthing my ex-employer There are currently 3 duplicate links, one of which I believe is not a duplicate. The ...
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“What skills to take” question when the experience of this community can offer meaningful input

Prospects of Switching from Business Analyst to Project Manager I put a close vote on this question as it does pretty much exactly fit our wording of a "not practical answerable question", yet that ...
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Can we reopen this? “How to deal with a colleague being rude to the customer during meetings?”

How to deal with a colleague being rude to the customer during meetings? Closed because: "Questions require a goal that we can address. Rather than explaining the difficulties of your situation, ...