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Questions tagged [status-completed]

Indicates that the report has been resolved through the implementation of a feature or the fixing of a bug.

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Why is this question not showing as protected?

I put my answer as a comment here because there was no answer box, and the question was not even protected. Trying to quit smoking but co-workers want me to start again due to me being more irritable ...
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Home page seems to be broken

Looks like the home page i.e. "Top Questions" is currently broken!
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(Done) Rename maternity-leave tag to parental-leave

We have the tag maternity-leave which is used in 29 questions currently. This is definitely a useful tag, but it really only refers to leave taken by the mother who just gave birth. There are many ...
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Rep changes not popping up in navbar (FIXED)

None of my Rep changes (positive or negative) are showing up in the achievements drop down in the top nav bar. I know I gained rep today and my total rep is correct, but I did not receive the ...
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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 are these answers ordered strangely?

Why are these answers ordered in the way they are? The answers to this question are (at the time of this post) ordered with an unaccepted answer of 79 first, followed by an accepted answer of 38. I ...
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(Reopened) Reopen “How to make new employee accepting of light profanity at the workplace?”

The question How to make new employee accepting of light profanity at the workplace? has been put on hold for "seeking advice on company-specific regulations, agreements, or policies". I don't see ...
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Green Colors on profile have changed?

Don't know if it is just me, but have the shades of green on user profiles (accepted answers, line borders, etc.) changed somehow? If we compare a screenshot from my main profile: with one of my ...
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Different layout spacing when on User tab

I am aware this might be a small/insignificant detail of the UX interface specific to The Workplace1. However, I have noticed that the spacing between elements in the top bar (esp. your badges, rep ...
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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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Text alignment bug

I just discovered a graphics bug when looking at the Close Vote pop-up. You can see below that there are text alignment issues for the close reasons that already have a vote count next to them. I ...
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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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Glitch in top banner

Just today I noticed a glitch showing up above the Search box in The Workplace banner. It looks like a small strip of the background is covering up the black banner. This occurs at The Workplace and ...
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Should we remove the toxic-people tag? (removed tag)

The toxic-people tag is presently used by 5 questions, of which 4 are closed and 1 is likely to be closed soon. This tag does not seem particularly useful, as it would mostly be used by questions ...
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Requesting to remove question from ON HOLD status

I have edited this question of mine to address some of the comments such as HLGEM that this method of thinking is improper. I also clarified the timing to make it clear that this is taking place after ...
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“I am being used as a communication tool…”

The question I am being used as a communication tool between 2 project teams who refuse to help each other out was closed for being a rant without a question. It's true that there was no actual ...
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Request to reopen the “part-time sysadmin” question

How to make sure a part time SysAdmin does not caught up in projects? Querent has made significant edit, RTC too broad no longer applies
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“Choose rationally between two different jobs” - reopen request

The question Chose rationally between two different jobs (life changing) has been closed for asking "What to do". I believe that this question is not off-topic and should be reopened. The final lines ...
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Is this question off topic?

How to address the issue of a senior coworker pushing the use of undocumented standards The original title was troublesome but the actual question asked was something that the workplace professionals ...
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Is this Question still off topic?

When should graduates start applying for jobs? I know its an older question but it was linked to another question as a possible duplicate, as I looked at it, it seems to me that the question was both ...
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Can we improve the text of the “real questions have answers” close reason?

One of our close reasons currently reads as follows (based on this meta post): Real questions have answers. Rather than explaining why your situation is terrible, or why your boss/coworker makes ...
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Reopen — Employer wants me to learn new language/system - how can I refuse to do this?

Employer wants me to learn new language/system - how can I refuse to do this? I understand people may dislike the OP's motivation or disagree with them, but this question feels squarely on topic. ...
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(REOPENED) Reopen “How do I ask a recruiter for time to update my resume?”

Former title: "Recruiter asks for resume, but mine is not ready" How do I ask a recruiter for time to update my resume? This question got close votes for being unclear but the question, while basic, ...
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Tag synonym suggestion: perks -> benefits

There is one question tagged with "perks": Negotiating Offers (Verbal Offers & General) This tag seems synonymous with "benefits" to me. Although there is only one question tagged with "perks"...
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How is this communication question too broad?

How can I explain technical concepts related to business management who lack background to understand? was put on hold as too broad. There are no comments explaining this, though there's one arguing ...
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Reopen: Should I talk to my team lead about unintentional sexism within the team?

Should I talk to my team lead about unintentional sexism within the team? This question is just "How to deal with unintentional sexism within my team?" with one possible solution fronted. It is no ...
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Why was “How to approach a boss…” closed?

The question How to approach a boss who doesn't take full responsibility for his mistake? was recently closed because "advice on what to do are not practical answerable questions". How does this fit ...
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Reopen a question which is on-hold

I asked a question in workplace.stackexchange.com: As a scrum master, how do I get everyone to take deadlines seriously? But unfortunately because of lack of information in the original version of ...
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Why is this question about interacting with the opposite gender on hold?

How should I maintain a professional relationship with female coworkers? has been put on hold because There are either too many possible answers, or good answers would be too long for this format. ...
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Can we re-review this question?

Not long ago, I asked the following question and got a few responses: How / when should a person notify in their job that they're transitioning gender? However, it was then put on hold as being ...
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I would like to dispute my post being marked as a duplicate

I asked a question about my resume saying that I'm over-qualified but that due to illness, I'm not able to meet the requirements of jobs I've held in the past. It didn't fit into the "how do you ...
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Please change the visited link color

Riddle: "Detect the visited link". I know this partially depends on monitor settings and quality, but a better contrast between the colors of ordinary text and visited links would be appreciated.
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Reopen “How to deal with a coworker who hates your religion”

I would like the SE community to vote on reopening this question: How to deal with a coworker who makes hateful comments about my religion? I felt this original reason for being put on hold was the ...
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Should the drugtest tag be killed?

So, there is a question posed recently concerning how an applicant may have messed up faking a drug test. The only other question under the drugtest tag is closed as off topic. Since there is very ...
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Merge Tags: workload and workload-distribution

The workload and workload-distribution tags each have only a handful of questions. The latter seems like an unnecessary specification. Even if we were to define them differently, I expect most users ...
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“Advice on what to do” close reason is over-broad

Update: We asked this question almost two years ago, and it took a while for voting to produce a clear winner. We'd like to implement this answer. As described here, I feel the current wording of ...
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Reopen - Is it legal for a company to demand you show up 15 minutes before a shift to “prepare” but not pay you for this time?

I believe that this question should be reopened as it is both useful and on-topic. I've suggested an edit which should push it in the reopen queue. Arguments: Questions asking for general advice ...
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ADA Subcontracting

Reopen the question for new answers and input. It's obviously not a specific legal advice question. It relates to a wide diversity of workplace situations. And in no way is the question specific to ...
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Why is this answer with 43 upvotes locked?

This answer, which has 43 upvotes, has been locked since yesterday: https://workplace.stackexchange.com/a/46616/12321 I'm not sure it's worthy of my personal upvote, but as I cannot vote on it (since ...
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Comment re the “real questions have answers” close reason

Having been a member of this site for a while, I understand and appreciate the difficulty involved in determining whether a question is on-topic. That being said, this question appears to have been ...
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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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Reopen PhD career question?

How does the process for applying for jobs look for a PhD? I made a fairly meaningful edit to this question, as I feel it is on-topic here as well as good question. I think it's a question which is ...
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What should be done with the “Christmas party slap” question?

So far this question has one delete vote, one reopen vote, one offensive flag, and a lot of discussion in comments (some of which are also flagged). What should be done with this question? Please ...
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Please reopen a post about what's generally acceptable to ask superiors or read into the employee handbook

The question is this: Is the subject of installing Steam on your office computer one which should't even be mentioned? This was not a company-specific question. Even before I edited the ...
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That time of year again — hats!

For the last couple years Stack Exchange has done something fun and lighthearted as the year ends, Winter Bash. Winter Bash is an annual event that can run on any Stack Exchange site that chooses to ...
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This question doesn't meet our standards and is an excellent candidate for deletion

https://workplace.stackexchange.com/questions/14588/which-path-would-be-better-in-the-long-run This question doesn't meet our standards and is an excellent candidate for deletion. "Questions ...
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Tag synonym: [hr] and [human-resources]?

It looks to me that the hr is a synonym of human-resources. I don't see any questions which are tagged with hr in a different way then human-resources. I also notice that half the question asked ...
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Why won't the moderators delete my account?

Because I have asked more than one question, I cannot simply click 'delete'. I have asked them in a private message and have used the account deactivation form twice but with no response. This was 20 ...
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Reputation count for questions with 100+ rep overflows in “related questions” section

I did a cursory search, but couldn't find if this bug has been reported before. On the "related questions" sidebar, questions that happen to have a reputation count of three or more digits is ...