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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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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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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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(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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(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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Do we still need the lower threshold for spam/rude deletions?

On most sites on the network, it takes six red flags (spam or rude) to delete a question or answer. In December 2016, two sites that were getting a lot of spam had the threshold lowered from six to ...
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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 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 Addendum: “typical” Salary/Hourly rates are off topic

Something I really should have brought up in FAQ Proposal: Off topic areas is that questions about average expected salary/hourly rates/how much should I charge are always too localized. As typified ...
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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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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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Blacklist the Work tag

So there's a work tag. It's only on 7 (all but 2 closed) questions but we should probably just get the tag blacklisted to save ourselves future headaches instead of editing them out (and spamming up ...
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Burnination of the 'Job' tag

The job tag should be burninated, and here is why you should agree! The purpose of The Workplace is to answer difficult questions that people have about (not surprisingly) their workplace. So ...
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The Workplace self-evaluation: let's get critical! [closed]

You love your site and we love your site, but there is a whole world of people out there who might not even know it exists. When they do find it, their first impression will either scare them away or ...
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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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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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“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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Would we want to be mentioned in the Programmers FAQ?

I've started a discussion on Programmer's Meta about the possibility of mentioning The Workplace in their FAQ, as they've chronically had a problem of asking general Workplace questions on the site. ...
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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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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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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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(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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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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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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Timestamps in the Community Bulletin look out of place

First: Congrats on graduating! I love the new design (kudos to the designers) overall. However, this has been bugging me: Notice how 'tomorrow' is ever so slightly smaller than 'ends'? It turns out ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Total amount of close votes displayed twice

Theres been some new changes to the way the vote to close system works. Rather than showing just the total close votes like before as a whole number it shows it as (x/5) where x is the amount of votes....
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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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Add image doesn't work on Chrome

Everything starts grayed out: Clicking anything causes the popup to disappear. Works fine on meta, though.
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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 ...
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No contrast on meta between visited and unvisited links (new behavior)

On meta I am seeing no difference in color between visited and unvisited links, either titles on the main page or other links on individual pages. In the following screen shot, I have visited the ...
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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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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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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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Cleaning up a few of our Low-voted closed Questions

Recently we seem to be attracting much more 'new' (or new to the workplace) users, whether or not this is because of our increased amount of hot questions in the ticker or not is beyond me, but in ...
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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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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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All caps in the user profile?

The user profiles ( https://workplace.meta.stackexchange.com/users/10042/michaelt ) are in all caps. Cutting and pasting from mine gives "MICHAELT". Could this be changed to the small caps format so ...
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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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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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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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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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Verbiage Must Be Updated

From: https://workplace.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic What questions are off topic here? "I need advice on...", "What should I do?", or "Which job should I take?" Questions ...
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Button Color and Logo Color are Shared Making for Funky Magnet

In chat, there is a button that shows all rooms with our logo on it. It looks like this: As you can see, the bottom right of the icon is the same color as the button background, making our logo ...
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Black on black flag indicator

The flag indicator is black-on-black. The text is visible, but the indicator is not very noticeable.