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How can this question regarding ADHD in the workplace be improved?

How do people with ADD manage in the tech industry This question was voted to close as 'too broad', but has attracted several upvotes and answers. I have ADHD myself - so I have an interest in this ...
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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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How to make the question about when recruiters should call candidates clear again?

When should recruiters call candidates instead of emailling? Two person (Daniel, Lilienthal) agree that this question can be reopen if there is some improvements. Which bits are unclear, and how to ...
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Removing the word “career” from the Off topic close reason

Recently the What should I do Close reason wording was changed to: Questions asking for advice on a specific career choice, such as what job to take or what skills to learn, are difficult to ...
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Should this question be closed and if so, what is the appropriate reason?

I was looking at this question today and a couple of people have commented that they are voting to close the question for a couple of different reasons, one of which was: because it is asking for a ...
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How can I make this question on job searching (find jobs that hire based on skills tests) on-topic?

I want to ask a question on the main site that is more or less "How can I find jobs where hiring decisions are primarily made on the basis of cognitive, intelligence, and/or skill test scores rather ...
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Why was this question from guy who stole food off-topic?

I came across this question from a while back. I was surprised to see that it was closed. Sure, OP made (and has acknowledged that it was) a very stupid mistake. But does that have anything to do ...
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How much leeway is there for opinion based questions when the questions is likely to come up repeatedly?

I think that we can agree that the question I'm returning to the workforce after a long-standing medical concern. Do I share this with a potential employer? is primarily opinion based, but this is a ...
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Are questions and comments involving management theory appropriate?

Many questions on this exchange address situations in the workplace. Workplace experience successfully handling tough situations at work qualifies a person as expert. This form of expertise seems ...
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How to handle answers that are high risk to the OP?

I responded to this question: How to take vacation days within first year without looking like a slacker and after reflecting on my own response, and others that were much more popular, I think the ...
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Close reason for personalised writing help

We routinely get questions asking for help in writing letters, applications or resumes from scratch and without a specific answerable question. While there is a custom off-topic reason related to ...
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Is “We can't answer this” a valid answer?

In looking at the recent question Transport & Accommodation for new location, the question is clearly off-topic. There's no way we can answer the question, because it is about company-specific ...
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No such thing as a stupid question

Recently I have seen more questions that, while on-topic for the workplace, just don't seem particularly useful. Questions like Would it be rude to add this email disclaimer? and What can I say in ...
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Where is company specific policy or asking for advice in my question?

My question Inability to get to work because public transportation failure was closed with the reason: Questions seeking advice on company-specific regulations, agreements, or policies should be ...
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Can we get this question on topic?

This question https://workplace.stackexchange.com/questions/31300/inspirational-transgender-people-in-the-field-of-technology has been put on hold as off topic, however it may be salvageable and does ...
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Is asking for resources off-topic?

The original version of this question How can I impress upon a manager the value of a respectful management style? asks: Are there any resources you can recommend that document the value of a ...
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Should off topic reasons allow for questions that are editable to be on-topic?

There is some discussion about adding custom close reason for questions that are asking for general advice or are just rants. To me these are not neccessarily off topic, as they are usually about ...
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What is off-topic about asking why German employers are reluctant to hire part-time developers?

Why are German employers so reluctant to hire part time software developer? was recently put on hold for being off-topic. I did read the page on what is on topic for The Workplace SE, but I found ...