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Would this be on topic here?

I would like to ask: Are the Stack Exchange Community Managers exempt from overtime? I am guessing that no one who is not a CM would know the answer for certain. But I am hoping that experts in the ...
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Are questions about school on-topic?

If I want to ask a question about how to ask a teacher about some school policy they are violating (for example), would that be on-topic here? Is a school a "workplace?"
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Did I somehow delete an answer?

I clicked vote to delete and the answer got deleted with this message... did I do that somehow? Never seen it before. deleted as spam or offensive 16 hours ago by Kilisi, Community♦
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Reporting the bad Ads

SE is testing new Ads provider: We're testing advertisements across the network During the test period, some of us with no ad blocker may encounter some not appropriate ads. Here is a post to ...
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Cannot fix grammar mistakes; how should I proceed?

I wanted to fix a grammar mistake, but I need to edit at least 6 characters. Should grammar mistakes just be left alone then? The answer I wanted to edit: https://workplace.stackexchange.com/a/142324/...
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Why is my this question not supported even when I'm facing a genuine problem and trying to explain genuinely?

My this question has a lot, lots of edits. The problem I've described there is genuine. Some users tried to fix it, but it changed the intention of the question. Now I don't know how can I explain ...
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What happened to my edit?

A few minutes ago I made an edit to a question (How to tell boss that we need a test plan and to ensure developers use the QA process?), by correcting a lot of its grammar, improving the formatting, ...
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I don't understand editing functionality - what am I missing?

Sometimes I edit others' questions or answers for minor things like readability and grammar. I have status on this site that lets me edit their content immediately, without my edits going into a queue....
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The “Is QA's job Only…” question should be moved

This question Is QA's job only to perform Quality Assurance of developer's work? really should be moved to the Software Quality Assurance & Testing stackexchange. It doesn't belong here. ...
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Providing an answer to a “protected” Topic

I rcently came across the following Topic: What can I do if I am asked to learn different programming languages very frequently? I am a Human Resources Professional with some experience in this ...
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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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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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Locating comments moved to chat

So I add a comment to a question and I can track the question I commented on by digging into my profile and looking at my history. But it turns out that this was a contentious question and a large ...
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How to find new questions

I'm sorry if I'm asking a silly question and the answer should be obvious but when I visit Workplace, no matter which tab is selected, I mostly see questions with several answers already in place. ...
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Why did Chat Room is deleted which is collection of comments?

I asked Is it typical in small companies to BCC the CEO on all external mails? question a few years back. There were few useful comments. Those comments were moved to chat. I do not disagree with ...
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Unable to load Popup - Please try again later

I can't write comments.
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Delete votes but no delete option

The on-hold question Can anyone solve these acronyms? appears in my moderator tools Delete votes panel/queue, but when I click on it it has no delete option (and it is not deleted yet). When writing ...
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Delete answers not visible; neither is their delete vote

Since I have > 10k rep I can vote to delete questions. I have noticed several time on page https://workplace.stackexchange.com/tools?tab=delete&daterange=last2days that some delete votes click ...
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Thank you so much for Workplace Stack Exchange

I don't know where to write this but FWIW just wanted to say that this site has totally saved my you-know-what in a complex and perplexing past few months. It also immensely clarified so much gut-...
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Could Workplace.SE moderators please reverse migration from Law.SE?

This question about legislative intent was posted, answered, and [the answer was] accepted several days ago on law.stackexchange.com. Earlier today, the post was migrated to Workplace.SE for no good ...
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Why can we only delete 20 comments per day?

So that I don't contribute to "our comments problem", I periodically go back and delete comments more than a few days old. But the site limits me to being able to delete only 20 comments per day. ...
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Why are there down votes on meta questions about a procedure or decision on stackexchange?

A short comment discussion just prompted me to ask this. How come there are down votes on a question in meta seeking clarification about this website? As far as I can see it a question is not a ...
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I was banned without any notification

So my colleague and I both participate regularly on Workplace and we sometimes discuss a particular question/answer prior to posting. Last week I was banned without any notice but my colleague ...
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Why did an answer stating reasons for the questions eventual deletion get deleted & earn negative reputation?

I answered to the question below pointing out the exact reasons why the question got put on hold and deleted eventually. My answer had 10 upvote events, 2 downvote events and a comment with the same ...
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Mortarboard badge at 199 rep

I've just been notified that I have won the bronze mortarboard badge for earning at least 200 reputation in a single day. Yet the same notification tells me I've earned just 199 reputation today. ...
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Workplace SE on phone suddenly not going to mobile site?

When reading Workplace SE on my phone, previously it would always go to the mobile site. However, yesterday something seemed to have changed and now it goes to the full site every time, which is ...
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Why did I get more than 200 rep in one day?

Why did I get yesterday 239 rep for the question I asked? I think the daily maximum rep you can get is only 200 (apart from few exceptions like when you get your answer accepted or when you get a ...
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Why can I not comment? [duplicate]

I was trying to add a comment to this question, but found only "suggest improvements" and "show all comments" links; none for adding new comments. This appears to be a new thing. I'm not 100% sure, ...
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How to award bounty on a dupe question?

I asked this question as an anonymous user (as can be seen). Now I want to reward Ertai87 for his answer that acted like a clear wake up call to me. However, the question was (incorrectly) flagged ...
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Is it expected that I cannot comment on questions or answers, having reputation 1,986?

My reputation on workplace is currently 1,986. The commenting privilege starts at 50. However, I can't comment on any questions or answers—there is no "add a comment" link on any of them for me. Is ...
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I don't understand what is wrong in my question and why the comments are given opinion based and rude?

I have a question about my The Workplace Stack Exchange post: How to deal with the persons whose actions delays in taking decision? As soon as I posted this question, I started receiving down votes ...
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Can I get my upvote unlocked?

I was just looking through my rep list and I noticed a ding of -1. Apparently for this answer, which I'm pretty sure I upvoted originally, because I literally say that in the comments. Somehow some ...
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Voting to transfer questions [duplicate]

Looking at this question from earlier: How to avoid a player co-worker, it looks like this would have been perfect for the Interpersonal Skills SE. However, it was closed for the "Questions require a ...
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Is this question on-topic?

Is it possible to get statistics about how many % Java installations are what version e.g. in India, how many users run Java 5, Java 6, Java 7, Java 8, Java 9, Java 10 respectively? The background is ...
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Are comments moved to chat in a group? [duplicate]

For Dealing with reactions from colleague about being self-taught the comments were moved to chat, and while the majority of them should have headed that way direction, and I agree with the mod that ...
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Go to HR and complain - Is this a really good answer?

Go to HR and complain I have seen that answer as above line for many question (Eg: How to fix a weird relationship at work). Is it actually successful answer? Note : I am from Sri Lanka my opinion ...
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What's up duck?

Just seen today that there is now a duck icon in the bottom right of the main page. I'm guessing it's a new feature but I haven't seen any announcements around it. Can I ask what it is for? Is it the ...
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Unusual review appeared on First Post Queue

I was just doing some Reviews on the Fist Posts queue, and encountered this post: This I found really unusual, as this is a one month old answer, which is even accepted and has more than 10 upvotes. ...
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Migrating closed, off-topic, on-hold questions (past, present, and future) to more appropriate SE sites

I had the intent of finding better SE sites for my questions that were closed, put on hold, or off-topic. I flagged a moderator for one of my questions, but I don't think an action was taken (if there ...
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Red dot on Suggested Edit review Queue

I just noticed a red dot in the Review Queue, besides the Suggested Edits: This I have never seen before, and I wonder what could that red dot probably mean? Usually it is a gray dot, and it goes ...
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Why is this allowed?

I have a question about my The Workplace Stack Exchange post: Update: Subversive behavior of colleague On posting, this heavy user shows up and says: Nothing but a senseless rant This: Did not ...
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Simultaneous Edits

What happens when two users are editing the same piece of content? Wrote the wrong date in a reply to accept an interview, should I point it out? GrayCygnus initiated an edit at t<0 and confirmed ...
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JavaScript blocked or failed to load

I was recently browsing questions when this hover message appeared over my Top Bar: I have never seen it before, nor here or on other SE sites that I frequent. What purpose does that notification ...
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Lost 10 rep without notification

I dropped from 130 rep to 120 with no notification. I require some sort of feedback as to why this happened.
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How have I single handly re-opened a question?

So I was doing the re-open review queue and came across this question. I felt it was valid and needed re-opening, but for some reason after my vote the question became open again. I expected that it ...
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Is using the Chat as a form of litmus test for questions a good strategy?

Often times I have questions I'd like to ask on the Workplace, after going through the process of writing the question, I ask myself "wait, would this be a good question to ask?" If the question ...
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Discussion questions

As some questions do not have an objective answer and one may want to know other people's thoughts on the subject, it may make sense to have questions which purpose is not to get a definitive answer ...
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If a flagged post is edited before a moderator sees the flag, how do they deal with it?

I flagged this answer as "not an answer". The initial version I flagged was: Unfortunately your company has the expectation on you because you are employed. If you are not able to meet the ...
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Employer biased community members skewing the intent of the site [closed]

Recently I am trying to be as active as possible in the community and coincidently I joined a new job so I am up with lots of questions which I feel are important from my point of view. I know that ...
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How to make the question about when recruiters should call candidates clear again?

When should recruiters call candidates instead of emailling? Two person (Daniel, Lilienthal) agree that this question can be reopen if there is some improvements. Which bits are unclear, and how to ...