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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 users....
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Why am I unable to delete my answers, despite Stack Overflow rules allowing it?

(This question has nothing to do with licence changes). From: https://stackoverflow.com/help/deleted-answers Answers can be deleted at any time by their authors, unless the answer has been ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How can we promote the model of how peer reviewing/moderation is designed to work in SE?

I think it might help some participants inexperienced with the SE model to have an overview of how real-life management of a (synthetic) discussion problem is generally handled -- flagging, ...
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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 ...
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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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How can I help the site by suggesting text for Tag Wikis?

Background I've noticed that we have users suggesting text for our tag wikis and wiki excerpts. This is great! We also have plenty of users ready (and apparently willing) to review these suggested ...
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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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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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Activity from a suspended user account

There is one user who appeared to login yesterday despite having his account locked out due to SE term violations. The lock out period is still in effect. How is it possible to have activity then in ...
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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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Why is reputation shared between the main and the meta?

When switching between the main site and the meta here on The Workplace, my displayed reputation is the same between them, even though the badges are not and the reputation is not shared like this on ...
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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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Is creating anonymous questions disabled on purpose?

I cannot create anonymous questions anymore on The Workplace, is this intended behavior? I tried to create an incognito session in Chrome and post a question, which redirects me to the login/signup ...
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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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Filing report on user

I'm not sure how to flag a user, but https://workplace.stackexchange.com/users/10072/user10072 seems to have been just posting a spam answer in several questions. I know I just confirmed flags for at ...
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When are Elections?

We graduated on February 20th which was two weeks ago. And that is awesome. But due to the loss of privilege, we are working the moderators to the bones with our flags and general cleanup. While we ...
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Looking to undelete an answer

How does one get an answer undeleted? My answer was deleted, and I have modified it to respond to the comment. What else need be done to undelete it?
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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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Things to be careful about after 10000+ rep?

I recently passed the 10000 rep threshold. Are there now things to be more careful of/pay attention to, e.g. because flags and votes have more impact?
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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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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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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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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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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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Analytical Badge?

I know going on a badge-quest is probably a tad bit cheesy. But this one's been bugging me. I feel like by now I should have read all the sections of the FAQ - so recently I made a deliberate effort ...
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Yearling badge twice in two days?

I'm not one to hand back accolades, but I'm pretty sure I just earned the "yearling" badge twice in two days. Is that expected behavior? I'm guessing that it's because I've been here 2+ years, and ...
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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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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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What am I supposed to do with this review item?

I got a review item for "closed w/o comment (auto)". But this is my only option: Am I supposed to just leave it as-is? I added a comment, but I still only have the option to flag/disagree. If I do ...
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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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What exactly is different with the new license StackExchange is going to enforce?

I don't know if this question is on topic on Workplace Meta, but I didn't know where to ask else (perhaps meta stackexchange itself?). I just only heard about the change of license that ...
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Why was the question about a co-worker's loud radio deleted?

There was a question about what to do about a co-worker who listened to a loud radio that got closed as a duplicate to What can I do about a very loud coworker? It caught my attention because I work ...
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Why is my question attracting down votes and close votes?

I have asked a question on Workplace SE and am continually editing and modifying as per the users' suggestions. Still, some users are down-voting and voting to close without leaving any comments. I ...
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Why did the system identify this question as spam?

I was visiting the review queue when this question How does one operate in an "Dark Scrum" environment? came up with the note Our system has identified this post as possible spam; please ...
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How can I prevent “too many” edits on my question?

I have asked a question and it was recently (a couple of hours ago) edited so much that it was no longer "recognisable". What I mean by this is the editor has edited the question so much that it was ...
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Why was this question closed as a duplicate?

I asked a question after checking it hadn't been asked already. I'm an experienced stack exchange user so I made the question pretty unambiguous, explaining terms, giving examples and background, ...
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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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Is it possible for a Moderator to edit multiple user comments for privacy reasons?

A user asked this question and then realized they had used their real name and wanted to change that. They were instructed how to change their user name here but several of the comments seem to still ...
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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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Are all the questions gone?

Is it just me, or are others seeing 0 Questions on the main site this morning? Other StackExchange sites seem normal. Are there problems only with Workplace?
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Why has my answer been “unaccepted”?

I just saw that my answer to "Who can acknowledge my resignation letter?" has been "unaccepted". Given that it had been accepted for month I am surprised is there a justification for that ?
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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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Disabled username in question

I've seen about three posts between SE and Workplace where the username of the poster is greyed out/plain text. Please what does this indicate?
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Why am I removed?

I just noticed that I received a "User removed" message from The Workplace last week, and my rep is reduced by 15. The funny part of this is that I haven't visited this section for few weeks. So may ...
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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 ...