Questions tagged [faq]

These questions are the most frequently asked and answered questions on Meta.

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The Workplace is a worldwide site

Please remember: The Workplace is a worldwide site, and this means there are going to be some differences in context that we all need to be careful about. Language: The language of the site is ...
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Public service announcement: Keeping the Workplace Professional

Be nice. Stack Exchange has a Be Nice policy. The Workplace is no exception to this policy. Lately we moderators have been spending a lot of time dealing with comments and posts including such ...
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Custom Off-Topic Close Reasons Change

We have updated the custom off-topic close reasons according to two discussions held here on meta. The close reasons below are our new off-topic close reasons. As answers to this question, I am making ...
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Recent Changes to The Workplace

This is an unofficial list of various changes to The Workplace, modeled after Recent feature changes to Stack Exchange. To see the list in reverse chronological order (latest entry on top), sort ...
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Community moderation comments template

AutoReviewComments - Pro-forma comments for Workplace SE CMW asked for a list of the links that we oftentimes drop in comments. I started using the Pro-forma comments Stack Apps script to increase my ...
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When should I flag an answer as 'Not an Answer'?

The Workplace seems pretty subjective. There are guidelines for Good Subjective, Bad Subjective Questions, but what are the guidelines for answers? When should I flag an answer as 'Not an Answer'?
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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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How can I help the site by suggesting text for Tag Wikis?

Background I've noticed that we have users suggesting text for our tag wikis and wiki excerpts. This is great! We also have plenty of users ready (and apparently willing) to review these suggested ...
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Delete votes and you!

I've noticed a number of our users have enough reputation to delete posts so I thought I'd write up a little primer. When can I vote to delete posts? Why would I vote to delete a Question? Why would ...
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Are questions about what career field one could go into on-topic for The Workplace?

Is it appropriate to ask what career field I should pursue? If I base the question on my skillset, experience, and goals, it would be more specific an answerable. However, the result would probably ...
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What is rude on The Workplace?

Due to the widely varying attitudes in the question, answers and comments on the post Can this site be more "friendly" to users when closing questions? I really think we need a quick primer ...
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FAQ proposal: Back It Up and Don't Repeat Others

I'm considering adding the following clauses into the first bit of our FAQ: How should I answer? Make sure your answer adds helpful information and is a complete, stand-alone answer. Read ...
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A guide to moderating workplace.stackexchange.com yourself - close voting

On other sites (particularly Programmers) we have learnt that unless the community gets involved in voting to close it can cause friction between the regular users and moderators. So in an effort to ...
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What “comments” are not . . .

If you've noticed comment-discussions being unceremoniously deleted, there's been a lot of misuse of comments in this system. Let's see if we can nip this in the bud. Comments are like Post-It notes ...