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Do we have a Quality control issue?

We have a few questions that while not off topic I do not think are high quality questions as asked but have been upvoted: Workplace gossip makes me uncomfortable - how do I deal with it? How can I ...
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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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Copying questions that had a misfortune of being widely exposed in the hot list

This question had a misfortune to be widely exposed in the hot list: Some of the employees don't check if everything has been flushed properly and that the bowl is clean Newer question is a ...
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How should we deal with questions where there is a potentially illegal aspect?

We had a question that has been closed and reopened where the question basically said: I did something illegal, am I likely to be caught when a potential employer does a background check: Does a ...
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How does a question get “bumped to the homepage”?

A couple times recently (on this question and this question in particular) I've seen a Meta post that was 'modified' by the Community. When I open the question, I don't see any changes, just a notice ...
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What does “Not Constructive” Mean? [closed]

closed as not constructive by Rarity♦ 1 hour ago As it currently stands, this question is not a good fit for our Q&A format. We expect answers to be supported by facts, references, or ...
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Policy for asking hypothetical questions to generate more good content

Should we introduce hypothetical tag to indicate that the question asked is not a question related to personal (or a friend's) issues at work, but rather a theoretical issue? People answering the ...
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Can I ask “Professional Careers and Advice” questions here?

I created Professional Careers and Advice at Area 51. Then this proposal came along which I think is a superset of mine. I'd like to recommend people come here instead (I've already added an ...
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Are we running out of questions?

All of our stats are heading in the right direction, except questions per day, which seems to be dropping. Is this a normal lull after new sites launch as traffic builds, or is there something else? ...
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How should we handle work sensitive questions?

Take as an example my question: How can I encourage our team to have shorter meetings? It has got information in it which might be seen as unflattering to my customer. There are other examples of ...
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Are “How do I change my career from X to Y” questions off topic/not-constructive?

I hate to ban the category out right but if not maybe we should have some guidelines for what is acceptable for this type of question. https://workplace.stackexchange.com/questions/728/what-is-the-...
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Is a question being hypothetical a problem?

I recently asked a question based upon the surprising popularity a comment in another question received. My question received a lot of criticism. I tried to improve the question based on that ...
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Are questions concerning the dynamics of clubs and projects on-topic for The Workplace?

I'd like to ask a question about interpersonal relations in a school robotics team. As far as I can tell, this: Represents a group dynamic Simulates (or creates somewhat of an analog for) a ...
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How should we deal with questions where the OP is looking for someone to tell them something that they want to hear?

First of all, congratulations to @maple_shaft! He just spawned a new process! Now to his question: Giving two-weeks notice when on maternity/paternity leave? When giving two weeks and one is on ...
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What goes through your mind when answering these questions?

So I mostly participate on the StackExchange site Superuser.com. Answers there, for the most part, have one solution. Sometimes, there are more than one answer, but all have a logical path to a ...
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Standard way to add follow up to a question I asked [duplicate]

I recently asked a question and received some great answers that guided me to handle the situation. Today (some days later), after addressing the problem with the person involved, I have some new ...