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FAQ proposal: Back It Up and Don't Repeat Others

I'm considering adding the following clauses into the first bit of our FAQ: How should I answer? Make sure your answer adds helpful information and is a complete, stand-alone answer. Read ...
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Does this site need a “back it up” rule?

There's all kinds of career advice out there on the Internet, much of it conflicting or wrong. The conflicting or wrong advice is especially prevalent (but not limited to) that found on open-access Q&...
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Should we reduce the Community Wiki threshold to 10 answers?

The Workplace is naturally attractive to soft questions, and soft questions, more often than not, attract a lot of answers. That's good, but after a point answers start becoming horribly repetitive, ...
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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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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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FAQ Proposal: Off topic areas

Per the feedback in FAQ - What questions can I ask here I'd like to add the following Off Topic areas to the first part of our FAQ ASAP: What questions are off topic here? "Which job should ...
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Can we add “Questions asking for advice” to the list of off-topic questions?

We keep getting "I want advice on XXXX" types of questions which are all vague and more appropriate for a discussion board - not a Q/A site. Can we please update the first item under the list of off ...
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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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Can we update our site description (tag line) in the FAQ and About pages?

Our current tag line is members of the workforce navigating the professional setting This is used everywhere to describe the site. It shows up in the Google description of the site, in the very ...
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Bug uploading images on meta

Can't upload an image to demo the problem. Gray cover blocks the dialog; clicking anywhere makes it all go away.
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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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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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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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Etiquette and Professionalism

In tag-clarification-ethics-vs-etiquette-vs-professionalism we discussed the similarities between Etiquette and Professionalism. Jim made the point that etiquette and professionalism could be ...
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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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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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Layout (z-order?) bug when flagging questions

The default bottom part of the site overlaps the flagging reasons dialog. I always have the latest Firefox version (27.0.1 as of this writing)
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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 ...