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Custom Off-Topic Close Reasons Change

We have updated the custom off-topic close reasons according to two discussions held here on meta. The close reasons below are our new off-topic close reasons. As answers to this question, I am making ...
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Get a Room, a Chat Room!

Get a Room, a Chat Room! Did you know it only takes 100 reputation to create a chat room on Workplace SE? It's not a moderator-only privilege, nor is it reserved only for the highest reputation ...
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Delete votes and you!

I've noticed a number of our users have enough reputation to delete posts so I thought I'd write up a little primer. When can I vote to delete posts? Why would I vote to delete a Question? Why would ...
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Cleaning Up Bad Answers on Popular Questions

Due to graduation, privilege levels have dropped to the point where most of us can no longer delete answers making this less productive. We can revisit it in the future when we have more 20k+ users. ...
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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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How can we migrate questions to other SE sites?

This question https://workplace.stackexchange.com/q/15181/3192 does not belong here, and could be migrated to StackOverflow or Programmers.SE. (I am not implying that the question is good enough to be ...
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Too Localized?? Are you kidding me? [closed]

https://workplace.stackexchange.com/questions/2518/did-organizational-anti-patterns-foster-the-penn-state-cover-up Have you ever heard of Harvard Business School Case Studies?? They routinely study ...
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Community moderation comments template

AutoReviewComments - Pro-forma comments for Workplace SE CMW asked for a list of the links that we oftentimes drop in comments. I started using the Pro-forma comments Stack Apps script to increase my ...
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How come there are 5 Workplace questions in the hot list?

Over the last two days I've observed that there are 5 Workplace questions in the Hot Network Questions list. Given that list contains 100 questions and there are more than 100 sites in SE network, ...
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Should I always accept an answer on The Workplace?

I asked a question a couple of days ago, and thankfully I got great positive feedback for the situation I'm currently in. The issue or more like the dilemma is that I really can't accept just one ...
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When should I flag an answer as 'Not an Answer'?

The Workplace seems pretty subjective. There are guidelines for Good Subjective, Bad Subjective Questions, but what are the guidelines for answers? When should I flag an answer as 'Not an Answer'?
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Is there a process in place to dispute a “duplicate” flag?

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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Do code backticks really have a use on this site?

I am in the habit of using backticks in comments for quoting or highlighting parts of them(mainly quoting parts of others' comments). Personally, I feel that a change of font serves better for ...
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How can I remove this (The Workplace) account association from other stack exchange sites so that It cannot be traced back to me at my office?

Most of the people at my office know of my Stack Overflow account. This account (workplace) is associated with my SO account. However, I want to remove this association as this is a danger to my job. ...
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Will the real serial downvoter please stand up?

I guess someone is peeved at me, but doesn't have the courage to reveal themselves. -2 17:36 downvote My boss gave me everyone's pay by mistake and mine is lower, how can I increase it? -2 ...
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Why am I unable to edit questions?

I have noticed that since the last few days, I am unable to make edits to questions. The edit option below the question is disabled, although share and flag are available (see below screenshot). I ...
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What happened to my comment?

I placed a comment on this question, recommending the OP to recommend Gmail to the other party due to its "did you forget to attach the file?" feature. This comment has disappeared for some reason and ...
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Recent Changes to The Workplace

This is an unofficial list of various changes to The Workplace, modeled after Recent feature changes to Stack Exchange. To see the list in reverse chronological order (latest entry on top), sort ...
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A guide to moderating workplace.stackexchange.com yourself - close voting

On other sites (particularly Programmers) we have learnt that unless the community gets involved in voting to close it can cause friction between the regular users and moderators. So in an effort to ...
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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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We Want YOU for Community Moderation

"[The Workplace] is built and run by you as part of the Stack Exchange network of Q&A sites. With your help, we're working together to build a library of detailed answers to every question about ...
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Graduation, Privileges, and Deletion

Graduation is coming. Deletion of -1 scored answers is going from a 4,000 reputation privilege to a 20,000 reputation privilege. Time for some easy cleanup. Please: Vote on the post Improve if you ...
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Design Guidance for Community Promotion Ads

For those who are going to submit images for Community Promotion Ads, I figured that I would share some info to make things easier for you. I am basing everything off the original image added by Grace ...
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What was wrong with this question? [closed]

The following question got nine downvotes: How best to demonstrate that as a software developer you make the company money Was this the kind of question we want to avoid? If, so why? In the ...
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Are questions concerning the dynamics of clubs and projects on-topic for The Workplace?

I'd like to ask a question about interpersonal relations in a school robotics team. As far as I can tell, this: Represents a group dynamic Simulates (or creates somewhat of an analog for) a ...
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One user seem to be posting from (at least) four accounts, please help to sort it out

It looks like an (unexperienced?) user creates new account each time they lose prior one. Accounts that seem to be their are: https://workplace.stackexchange.com/users/13670/newboss https://workplace....
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Accidental downvote, what to do?

The vote buttons are on the left edge of the screen, right where my fingers fall when scrolling on the iPad, and I have almost accidentally voted one way or another several times.... Now it's no ...
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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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Where's my Vox Populi badge?

Yesterday I got the Suffrage badge and kept voting, until I got the "You have no more votes available today. Wait n hours to vote again." (or some such) However, it's now 20 some hours later and I ...
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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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(REOPENED) Reopen “How do I tell if a position I am being offered is a Demotion?”

How do I tell if a position I am being offered is a Demotion? The question title is How do I tell if a position I am being offered is a Demotion? the quesiton has been edited from its original ...
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Can I have a question removed from my account

I asked this question, Should I tell my employer that I need to appear in court. It was useful for me and probably will be for others, but I probably shouldn't have that attached to the account I use ...
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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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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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How can I re active my question?

My question had been put on hold: closed as too broad by ... what-is-the-best-way-to-coach-a-junior-in-software-development I've edited the question and then add a comment for the people who closed ...
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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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Can we ask for resume review here in The Workplace?

I don't know if it is allowed to ask for review of resume here at workplace. So is it good to ask for that here just like in codereview for codes written by peers.
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Bad behavior on StackExchange - the Workplace

I'm ranking 8th place for the year on another StackExchange forum and I like to help people. I don't consider myself a troll. But it looks like "THE WORKPLACE" here is inhabited by people who are ...