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Is asking about the reasons why someone make a decision on-topic?

Here is my proposed question. Is it on-topic? What would be the reasons for people with non-tech background decide to learn programming? There are existing no-code/WYSIWYG solutions for most common ...
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Should I edit this question and how?

This question is downvoted, currently -4 ... Is it possible to work long hours in France? ... and I don't know why. SFAIK it was on-topic, and has useful answers. What's wrong with it -- is it the ...
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Is it common for controversial question to be removed from Hot Questions on network?

I just made a question that I knew it would end up being controversial due to the topics and my huge bias (which I cleaned up as best as I can), but I still want to reach as many people as possible to ...
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What is "legal advice"?

We say that questions asking for legal advice are off-topic (rightly so). I always thought this meant "what should I do in this situation?" (which may also be too localized), or "what exactly does ...
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Is this question asking for legal advice?

I posted a question which was put on hold. Where exactly is this question asking for legal advice ? I have read through this entire thread and I don't see the question I ask fits even loosely as ...
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Reopen request for Workplace reluctant to automate and improve practices Question

I edited this question into a better shape and I want to ask the Community what they think about reopening it: Workplace reluctant to automate and improve development practices; what are my options? ...
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Why isn't the "star of David" question on-topic?

This question about wearing a religious necklace in the workplace is getting close votes as off-topic -- legal/company policy. I don't get it. We have bunches of dress-code questions (and a tag for ...
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Deja vu reading question about Engineer turned manager training their subordinates for the next job

I just read the question Dealing with manager that has high turnover but great reviews from departing engineers. Didn't we have the same exact question on the site before? I feel like I already read ...
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Was $300 meal story worth flagging for removal from HNQ?

This recent question about $300 meals felt somewhat off to me, and comments moved to chat suggest that many other readers felt that way too. When I saw it in HNQ I recalled that mod advice for "...
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Wondering what needs improvement for a specific question

There is this question What is the official date of resignation when registered mail was delivered on time, but went to a collection point to be picked up the next day? and at the time of my writing ...
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How can I improve my question?

I don't understand why my most recent question (Feeling exhausted and disheartened while working on my current assignment) has received downvotes. How can I improve it further?
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(Reopened) Does this question really not have a goal that can be addressed?

This question was closed for supposedly not having a goal we can address: How to find motivation to keep applying to jobs after being rejected I strongly disagree with both the closure and the stated ...
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(Reopened) What's the justification for closing this question?

When answering "what are your top 3 strengths" are they looking for transferable skills or technical skills? It can easily be treated as a generalized question and answered in ways that work ...
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Can I ask a question realted to my former boss behavior?

I read the topic section, but still I'm not sure if the question would be on topic. Basically, I would like to ask for advice about a behavior of my former boss. He is currently doing something that I'...
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(Reopened) I think we should reopen the question about men wearing nail polish to work

The first time As a male, is it acceptable to wear black nail polish at work? made it into the reopen queue, it was unilaterally kept closed by a moderator. It now has 3 more reopen votes. It was ...
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Why the downvotes?

Employee will not come into the office and managers will not enforce it I am getting a lot of downvotes on this question. I would like to get some feedback on what can I improve to change that.
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How should questions with obviously ridiculous premises (such as how to engage in fraud) be handled?

Follow-up to: Should we answer questions that are likely to be closed? I recently encountered a question that basically asks how to defraud companies. The OP was "asking" if they could apply ...
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This community is disconnected from the workplace

I am finding it hard to justify recommending TWP after this. Telling a Coworker they aren't invited into my house The user has existing tensions with a co-worker, and one of the symptoms of the ...
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More specific feedback for why my question has remained closed

I asked a question some time ago and it got closed. Apparently, the question was not focused enough so I edited the question yesterday and raised a flag to have it reopened. I see that the number of ...
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(Done) This question should not be closed as 'unclear'

Misleading/out of date LinkedIn profiles - saying you still work for an employer when you don't is closed as Unclear what you're asking. There is nothing unclear about it. It seems on-topic (...
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Why was a HNQ deleted?

The question coworker made unsolicited comments about appearance has been deleted. The 404 page directs me, and others, to the deleted question help center page. But that page doesn't seem very ...
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How do I improve 'ELI5: Explain work hours to young adult'?

How do I improve this question please? ELI5: Explain work hours to young adult (answer gets 9 upvotes and question gets 9 downvotes. so much for this Why aren't people voting for questions?. ...
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(Done) Req to reopen I told off a consultant and it affected my job

I told off a consultant and it affected my job This is a simple question about correcting course after misconduct. We handle these all the time, and while this one was a bit ranty, it still does come ...
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Is a question about what to learn in order to develop my career OK for Workplace Stack Exchange?

I'm a data analyst and would like to ask a question about what should I learn in order to become better at my profession. The "Tour" page says "Don't ask what to do". Is my question like this? I also ...
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(DONE) Please vote to reopen "Skilled junior employee critical of her seniors"

Skilled junior employee critical of her seniors I voted to reopen this question. It's a good, solid, important question with some great answers - no idea why it was closed. Perhaps because it was ...
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This question seemed fair. What was wrong?

What was wrong with this question? https://workplace.stackexchange.com/q/154592/437 The text of the question was: I prefer competition to collaboration. Is this compatible with a career in ...
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Casual sexism in The Workplace

This is not the first time I've seen a question like Casual sexism at work? receive a pile-on of comments and answers explaining to the OP that they're not really experiencing sexism (or, for bonus ...
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Why was my question removed from HNQ?

Note: This is not a rant. I'm okay with whatever the reason from the removal was. I'm just curious to know the reason behind it. I recently ask this question: Am I obligated to work with my sexist ...
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Is my question about a reasonable pay rate request a duplicate of another question stating how to find a reasonable pay rate for a job?

I'm not entirely sure if a recommended duplicate actually answers the question I'm asking. My question is asking for specifics on how to ask for a higher pay at a new position than I have at my ...
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How do we save the question about an offensive remark by a teacher?

The question: How do I defend my self against the allegation that I made an inappropriate, culturally offensive statement in class? I think this is a question that we should be able to tackle. Is ...
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Why am I featured as a New contributor?

I have joined this community 2 years and 7 months ago: My first Reputation Points were earned in 17th October 2018 (through some Edits): My First Answer in this community was last week, on 7th ...
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(Done) Reopen request - How to negotiate an offer if I'm not actually going to accept it

How to negotiate an offer if I'm not actually going to accept it This was closed as too broad, but there is arguably a straightforward and answerable question in bold: So should I try ...
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Can this question be asked around here?

Once I was notified from my management that I had been part of some injustice against some woman and therefore I am no longer welcome to do business with them. My manager asked me what it was but I ...
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Avoiding or Interacting with "Don't Do That Then" Answers

Don't Do That, Then! Is well known in the Hacker Jargon. On a recent question I asked, I felt I got of lot of "don't do what you are trying not to do" answers. I would hope that the presence of a ...
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Why was my second question on poaching, without brands this time, deleted?

Apologia again for the bother. These answers refer to a "commercial interest", but I removed all brand names in https://workplace.stackexchange.com/q/141179/107097. Thus what's wrong now?
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What happened to the manager poaching question?

I posted a question (https://workplace.stackexchange.com/q/140813/107097) that got deleted. Why was it removed?
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Can I ask for a list of advice?

I were going to ask a question: "What are the good things to do when taking on a new position in a new company?" but I thought that there would be no clear answer or an answer would be an aggregation ...
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Should I ask the question again, differently?

I wrote this question: Is it common for new employees to be appointed to a team in a higher position than the current technical lead? Is there a term for this? At first, I was not planning on ...
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(Done) Should this question on getting fired on the last day be marked off topic?

The question Why did I get fired right before my last day? was closed, and I personally do not believe there is any other place on SE to ask this good question. Is it OK to ask where it is closest to ...
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Is this question really a duplicate? Country tags differ

I was looking for questions about medical issues and job interviews in Australia. This question turned up in a search: Unemployed with health issues last 9 years, how do I present myself in best ...
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sandbox: having group lunch with boss, how to suggest change of culture

I would like to sandbox a question. I don't think this is a dupe. We are a group of PhD students, have a group lunch with our boss (PI). That never happened before and there is currently no agenda. I ...
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Is this question really "Off topic: asking for advice?"

MIS vs IT Degrees It's closed now as "off topic, asking for advice on a specific choice." My interpretation is that the asker is not asking which degree to pursue; instead they're asking does it ...
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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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Questions that basically ask TWP to function as someone's Google Assistant

I'd like to get everyone's thoughts on how questions like this fit against guidelines on this site: Agreement between employee and employer for use of personal equipment Although the larger topic ...
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Cannot give more than one bounty per question

I recently asked a question that gave me some rep points and I want to invest all those points on this answer I had 450+ rep, started a bounty and rewarded that answer and now that I have again 100+ ...
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Should I cancel contact with a contract hiring agency; is this a duplicate?

I feel this question might be a duplicate, but if it isn't is it on topic to post? I was contacted for contract work by a contract agency for a company I really wanted to work for as a full time ...
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(DONE) Can we reopen: "how to deal with inter team work in a toxic team"?

How to deal with inter-team work in a toxic team? This has been edited down to a manageable size. It's answerable now.
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Not entirely sure how to react to a question which seems a little too out-there

The question I'm referring to: Getting training on a job with a child on the way This might be a legitimate question, but there's enough red flags for me: Kid on the way (as in, by the time we're ...
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Is this a rant disguised as a question?

Is it common to require a candidate to take an automatically-graded online coding test if they have lots of demonstrable material online? The OP asks questions (in the sense that there are sentences ...
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(Done) This question from a new contributor about getting fired should be reopened

This question Impostor syndrome or will I get fired? should be reopened. It already has some good answers. And one of the folks voting to close it already provided an answer - not very nice.