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Instruction to reopen doesn't include “post at meta”

My impression across SE stacks is that questions get put on hold and almost never get voted to reopen. Can we have a disclaimer on closed question that gives hope to the OP, that says something like: ...
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Please require a country tag for all questions

Some Stack Exchange sites seem to be more sensitive to country and sometimes states in countries like the US. I think Workplace.SE and Law.SE are two of them. Here are two sample question, and lots ...
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Fixed terms for mods

We don't have fixed terms for mods. This means that if a mod goes off the rails or loses sight of their role they remain in a position of power and can enforce their personal opinions or agendas on ...
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Make the water cooler redirect to The Water Cooler

The water cooler on our site theme doesn't currently act as a link to our main chatroom, The Water Cooler. This is clearly unacceptable!!! Obviously this should act as a hyperlink to our chatroom to ...
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Feature request: Prompt to include a requerst to include country of origin

Since different countries can have wildly different labor laws and customs, I think a prompt to request the user to enter country of origin either in the post itself or the tags would be of great help....
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Can we please roll back the Workplace theme update?

Re: The Workplace updated site theme is ready for testing! I'm unclear about what problems the updated theme was supposed to solve, but I can definitely tell you about two problems it introudced: ...
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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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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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Update example comment in Tour

I know we've been working a lot lately on trying to get comments more in line with the guidelines, in particular keeping them to concrete requests for clarification and limiting the amount of ...
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Add Interpersonal Skills SE as a migration target

Following up from this meta question, In the past few days, I've seen the following questions: How to decline politely How to go around a colleague who keeps inviting me for religious activities? ...
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Suggestion to help with the high closure rate

We have something of a problem here on TWP with high numbers of questions getting closed. Sure many of them are bad and closure is the only way but there are many that could be salvaged - they just ...
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Can we add a flag reason “This is an answer in the comments”

I've noticed a sharp uptick in people putting answers in the comments. while this is annoying when they are in the comments of the question, many people are dropping their own answers in the comments ...
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“This question has more than two answers already”

I've noticed that this message "This question has more than two answers already" come up when I went to answer a question which had 3 answers, but one of those answers had been heavily downvoted. ...
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Can we get a be nice post notice for questions that deal with sensitive issues

We often get questions where the topics involve someone acting (either intentionally or accidentally) unprofessionally, and invariably these questions end up with controversial answers, and answers ...
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Feature Request - Downvote comment required [duplicate]

It would be nice to know why a particular answer is downvoted, as it provides an insight into flawed thinking on my end or a measure of whether or not the answer is actually useful. I propose that, ...
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Comments are not for extended discussion - long-term solution discussion

Is seems like the mods here might be getting a bit frustrated with all the extended discussion going on in the comments. Is this accurate? This post is mostly going by the assumption that this is a ...
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Change the place holder text for the Ask a question Tags

Currently the placeholder says: at least one tag such as (professionalism ethics management), max 5 tags We should really remove ethics from this and replace it with resume, or interviewing as ...
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Can we remove the suggestion to leave a comment on down voting

We do not have a problem with drive by downvoting... we have a problem with people wanting to attack those who try to post a helpful answer being attacked for their efforts in the comments. And then ...
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Why aren't Comment downvotes supported?

Since the site allows upvoting of Comments, why doesn't it allow downvoting as well? It seems only natural. I understand the whole point that "comments aren't designed to be permanent". That's a ...
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Delete reason for duplicate answers

Our Help Center for Answering explains that some answers are deleted because they are (emphasis mine): commentary on the question or other answers asking another, different question “thanks!”...
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Disassociating yourself from a question

I recently asked a question containing personal matters about my situation. This question received a bunch of unexpected attention and got on the Hot Network Questions list. It wasn't smart of me (You ...
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We need to have an easily reachable link for the type of questions that we don't answer

This is the nth time somebody is asking "is this legal", "I need to know whether this is legal", etc. I suggest that you at least add a line to the "Off-Topic Questions" paragraph that explicitly ...
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To cut down on comment chatter, remove support for “@” except to invite someone to comment

The most useful comments are aimed at the OP. Some of them should persist long after talk on the answer has died down. Notifications tend to suck people in who have run out of useful things to say to ...
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Can we improve the text of the “Advice on what to do” close reason?

“Advice on what to do” close reason is over-broad Questions asking for advice on what to do are not practical answerable questions (e.g. "what job should I take?", or "what skills should I ...
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Delete votes, how does it work and why is there no notification?

An answer of mine was deleted recently. Without a comment. Without any kind of message. Just poof gone. Why does an SE post vanish like that? Why am I not even notified of this? I have the ...
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How can we promote the model of how peer reviewing/moderation is designed to work in SE?

I think it might help some participants inexperienced with the SE model to have an overview of how real-life management of a (synthetic) discussion problem is generally handled -- flagging, ...
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Use Culture Indication Per Answer

This is a follow-up to We need flags to show our biases Some of the conversation says to me that my sense of the problem is right on target. It seems like the norm in this site is to ask localized ...
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We need flags to show our biases

I am constantly thinking about cultural influences here. In my opinion every question and every answer (almost) would be greatly improved by prominently displaying the cultural perspective of the ...
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How come there isn't a tag for questions regarding investors or VCs?

Well as the title says, how come there isn't a tag for questions regarding investors or VCs?
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Could “On Hold” or “closed” questions be given a different font color?

I think it would make browsing easier. I'm mildly dyslexic so I sometimes miss those statuses at the end of the questions..
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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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Can we get an off-topic link to law.stackexchange.com

Many questions here belong there but there is no way as yet for flagging them for migration.
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“Should be Closed because option…” in flagging menu does not offer real questions have real answers choice

I flagged a question tonight (Wife interruption question with -2 dv). I noticed that in the "Should be closed because option" radio button when clicked does not give the reason of closure due to "Real ...
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All-time top questions

At Workplace, and any SE site for that matter, you can choose to sort questions in a number of ways. There's active, featured, hot, top questions this week, and top questions this month. Why isn't ...
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Restrict down-voting from people who answered

This is a feature request. A proper answer should be provided by the webmasters or so. Any opinion in regards with this feature request is just an opinion, be it pro or against, but not an answer. ...
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Can we decrease the vertical height for each question in a list?

When I log into Workplace Stack Exchange, I see the following (before scrolling down): As you can see, there are 2.5 questions visible thanks to a healthy amount of visual padding, making the total ...
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That watercooler down the bottom left - I want it to do something

This may sound a bit frivolous (ok, it is) and it may be more suited to the UX folks, but with those bright red and blue buttons on the watercooler, my eye and my mouse are attracted there. And I ...
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“Collapse” on-hold, duplicate and closed questions?

This problem has been discussed before here (High volume of questions being put On Hold or Closed - is that a problem?) and again here (Many Q's downvoted and closed?), so I won't go into that ...
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Should we hide comments on question with several existing answers?

Lately, there's been some questions about whether The Workplace has a comment problem. After spending some time talking with jmac and Shog9 (and reading more of this site's content), I'm convinced ...
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Proposed change to the on-topic section of the Help Center

This change is now live As discussed in this meta post, with the changes to the close reasons we should really look in to updating the help center to match how we close questions. Below is the ...
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Why delete comments? Why not archive them to chat?

A lot of highly voted comments were removed from this answer and others. Instead of deleting them, and asking people to move to chat, why not auto-archive all such comments and move them to chat so ...
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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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New off topic reason required for flags

The off topic flags don't currently offer any option for when a question doesn't fit within the framework of Workplace. I site this question as an example; it's not relevant at all to Workplace and so ...
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Is there anything we can do to highlight the country/culture specific tags?

I see quite a few questions that are culture specific that tend to attract US Centric answers. As a result the answers are completely wrong because the way things work in US are completely different ...
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Can we have a “specific to one company” close reason?

A lot of questions ask something that could be answered (sometimes very easily) by looking at an employer's policies/rules, or by asking your boss, but can't be answered by our community (example). ...
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Is it possible to flag a User?

Is it possible to flag a User, rather than just flagging all the spam answers that user posts? https://workplace.stackexchange.com/users/18962/globalhunt
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What questions are off-topic here?

This is the first post stemming from Improving the Help Center (take two). It is listed as faq-proposed so that the community can add to and comment on the contents. We can clean up additional answers ...
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Reason for downvoting should always be clarified in order to help improve question

I suppose this may belong to meta but I am unable to post there, so please move it there if you have the permissions to do so I have been following this site for a few months and also asked a couple ...
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When there are many answers already, help me check that mine won't repeat others

When posting my answer I check that it doesn't repeat others as required by our FAQ. In current UI, this becomes difficult when question already has many answers. I would want that questions with 10 ...
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Should we mark questions as duplicate of closed questions?

I've wondered about this before, but my current example is this question: Contracting role versus permanent role? What is the difference? which is voted to be closed as a duplicate of: Difference ...