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What's up with the downvote pattern on this question?

How to point to risks in a culture that awards optimism and punishes CYA Every answer here has 2 downvotes. I'm prepared to accept my answer was merits the DVs it got, but two downvotes on all ...
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Comments moved to chat, link is 404

I wanted to read the comments of this answer. One of them, from a mod, says: Comments are not for extended discussion; this conversation has been moved to chat But the link points to 404 Not Found ...
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Is my answer not useful or was it misunderstood

I answered my first answer on this site here. It was downvoted. (It has since been edited so it doesn't get misunderstood.) I was wondering why. Was it "not useful" (the caption on the downvote ...
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Why was nothing done about this racial stereotype?

This answer asserts that a soap dispenser that does not work properly for a black person was designed by white people who design products for white people without concern for other races. There is no ...
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What if non-English text in a post doesn't appear to say what the author claims?

This question is from the point of view of moderation. just say this "gaman shiteimasu. jibun no chikara de gambatte hoshii desu kara." translated this means "I'm refraining from taking (that) ...
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Before I enter the review queues, please evaluate this Q&A combo

I'm five points short of entering the review queues. I'm practiced in other SE communities, but I'd like a bit of insight before I begin to review. Please consider both this question and my answer ...
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Why was this comment – which suggested an improvement to my answer – deleted?

This comment was deleted/moved to chat, yet it seems to me that this particular comments meets the requirement for posting comments: it constructively suggested an improvement to the answer, ...
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Can we remove wrong perception of “cowboy” from this answer?

OK, this one is one I'm having a hard time with: https://workplace.stackexchange.com/a/113657/9264 I know there is a common perception of what "cowboy" means in movies, but it's absolutely wrong, ...
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Why on earth was this excellent answer deleted?

Excellent Answer to the question Can someone explain why this answer with 80 votes was Deleted? I was planning on awarding a bounty on this! There may be one phrase which some might find offensive, ...
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Is it acceptable to make invidious comparisons and innuendoes?

EDIT: There are three moderators in the thread below, none of them have taken any action over this, so I assume that means the view of these moderators is "This is fine". Top answer with 12 is user ...
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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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Is it acceptable here to answer a question with “Go ask someone else?”

This question was spured by this answer but it applies in general. Is it approriate to answer a question with just "Go ask someone else" with no other context or attempt to provide guidance? My ...
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What explains the rollback of my edit?

I edited @JourneyMan Geek's response to the OP at the link below. https://workplace.stackexchange.com/a/36041/30062 I noticed the person chose to rollback to the original version of the answer. Can ...
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Do I recommend specific training?

In my answer to Resources for communicating & dealing with "hot buttons" as a software developer? I suggest the OP follows some trainings to help him distinguish his own 'red buttons'. ...
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How can we address a poor but highly voted answer with potential legal implications

https://workplace.stackexchange.com/a/44592/16 This answer lack references and appears to be wholly the personal opinion of the poster despite the statement as though it was all fact. A multitude of ...
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What constitutes spam?

I was peeking at the first post review queue while eating lunch and noticed this answer: What are the advantages of walk-in or in person interviews over online video interviews? It looks like the ...
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What should we do about the “reduced offer” question?

Reducing the salary after job offer? is getting a lot of attention, probably because it started out as a "bad stuff happened to me - is this ethical?" question, which is a magnet for opinions and ...
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Is this a “Bad” answer and what should be done with it?

https://workplace.stackexchange.com/a/22076/16 Please note: the answer has been considerably improved since this question was posted here is the link to the version this question was referring to: ...
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“My manager hopelessly sucks, what do I do?” - “Just quit.”

Here's the question (10k only - deleted) (partial quote): How do I handle a manager who lacks leadership skills? I am a software engineer with considerable qualifications. My manager is a high ...