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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 ...
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Can you help me read the last comment on this deleted question?

The question was deleted before I had a chance to read the last comment. Since I visit this site only via the app, I have no saved URL from the browser history to give you. Thanks.
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Does The Workplace support embedded YouTube videos?

Over on Meta Stack Exchange, I am attempting to compile a complete list of Stack Exchange sites which support YouTube embedding. Searching on The Workplace Meta, I was unable to find any discussion ...
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Only got +1 Reputation from answer upvote

I recently posted an answer to a question. After that I proceeded to read the other answers; upvoted one I considered good and downvoted another that was not so good and also seemed like was somewhat ...
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Comments not expanded by default?

On mobile web, the non-upvoted comments are not expanded by default, only on Workplace.se. No other site does this, including this Meta. Is this by design or a bug? There is no user settable option ...
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How many users must vote to reopen a question that is on-hold?

I found this in the help center: Who can put questions "on hold"? Users with 3000 reputation can cast up to 24 close votes per day. When a question reaches 5 close votes, it is marked [on ...
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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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I can't ask another question is something wrong?

According to the site I've asked 4 questions that weren't received well by the community and so I can't post another question for four days. But I checked my profile, and I only have one question ...
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Notice about “information contained in this post requires additional references”

On my answer How can I handle my company docking my pay due to poor quality of previous consultant's work for customer? I got the following notice (this is what it says in my Inbox): Some of ...
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Can't see upvotes and downvotes for questions and answers

In StackOverflow the user can see the number of upvotes and downvotes when he clicks the total number of votes for a question/answer (between the upvote/downvote arrows). But this is not possible in ...
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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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Is moderator chat separate from normal chat? How do I view it?

I saw a post on the workplace stackexchange which had many edits and there was also an automatic message that moderator comments or discussion had been moved to chat. I was able to view the edits ...
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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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Unsourced material may be disputed or deleted

Are employers allowed to access/search through one's personal email outside work hours? My answer got flagged and received a moderator note saying Some of the information contained in this ...
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Title in capital letters in the timeline and in review queues

I was checking the timeline of a question when I found out the title shows in capital letters: TIMELINE FOR HOW TO HANDLE A HIGHLY PRODUCTIVE EMPLOYEE BUT WHO REACTS EXTREMELY EMOTIONALLY TO CODE ...
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Why is this a bad answer?

I'm of course not directly saying there is a massive masonic conspiracy to downvote answers of people not part of a particular clique. I am highly aware I would be pilloried for suggesting this ...
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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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What is a workplace?

This may seem very silly to ask, but I've been annoyed on this website by the following closing reason: •This question does not appear to be about the workplace within the scope defined in the help ...
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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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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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Is there a way to delete revision history?

A new user recently asked a question and included their personal contact information. This isn't something you normally want posted on the internet, so I edited it out. However, the info is still ...
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Request for data: What has been removed here as rude/abusive?

The Workplace has had a lot of discussions/arguments about what is or isn't rude. This came up most recently in chat, but it's at the core of a bunch of past meta questions too. It was also ...
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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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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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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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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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Where's my question gone?

I asked a question about The Six Sigma Illuminati and it's been deleted without trace, and I didn't even get a notification it was being removed.
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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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Edit did not correct critical issues with the post - I disagree

https://workplace.stackexchange.com/review/suggested-edits/42296 This edit just got rejected. The 'Community' user cited a strange reason, which I think doesn't apply: This edit did not correct ...
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Documentation on question closure, please? [duplicate]

Question How much does salary go up after probation period? was closed. Is there some documentation I missed that would show me how my question was not appropriate for the site, and even better, how ...
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May I ask what the going rate is for a particular position?

I tried https://www.glassdoor.com/index.htm but it wasn't helpful for this particular position. I checked https://workplace.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic and FAQ - What questions can I ask here but ...
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Are questions and comments involving management theory appropriate?

Many questions on this exchange address situations in the workplace. Workplace experience successfully handling tough situations at work qualifies a person as expert. This form of expertise seems ...
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Is there a link to “What topics can I ask about here”?

I asked a question, and was told it's not on-topic for this stack. That's all right. Since then I've been using that response to find the link to "https://workplace.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic" ...
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I would like to dispute my post being marked as a duplicate

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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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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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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Is the illuminator badge bugged, or is this by design?

Whenever I find a that takes a while to understand or has a poor title I'll edit it after I post my answer. I find myself doing this quite a lot so out of interest I started tracking the illuminator ...
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How can I withdraw an edit I proposed?

I proposed an edit to a title on a question which upon further review I then decided would not improve anything and decided I should withdraw my proposed edit. Unfortunately I couldn't find a way to ...
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Why can't I delete a comment on a Question which is on hold?

I like to delete comments after a few days, so that I don't contribute to our "Comments Problem". But I can't delete any comment when the associated question is On Hold or locked. Thus, I end up ...
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How do I convert a question to a community wiki?

I asked 2 questions which in hindsight probbaly should be community wikis However, when I select edit, I dont get the option to convert to community wiki. Any idea why? Dealing with women (or ...
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My post was edited but there are no changes

I am being careful here not to accuse anyone of anything in advance, maybe I am overlooking something. I offered an answer to the question Avoiding a colleague from my past A few minutes ago, I was ...
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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 ...
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I think some of my comments were removed - can I find out?

I seem to remember commenting on a question a day or two ago, but didn't see that comment when I visited it again today. I remember atleast one other time this happened in the past. Given what I ...
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“This is a new users answer to an old question” but answer is dated January 2013?

I found this in my Late answers review queue: The question itself is from 2012 and it has answers from 2014. I'm very curious why this would end up in the review queue now, in july 2015... It was ...
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Unable to tag users in reply to comments

For this question here, How can international students with weak work experience overcome logistical difficulties in seeking work in the United States? , I am unable to tag users as I want to reply to ...
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Could someone please explain why this question was downvoted and closed?

A few months ago I asked this question: Is it normal for agency warehouse workers to have such high turnover (UK)? The question was downvoted, and then closed without any explanation, despite ...
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Can we do something to inform users on “accepting” answers?

Too often in this board, there are good answers given with tons of upvotes, but the questioner rarely accepts the answer as the accepted answer, resulting in the person answering losing lots of ...
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ADA Subcontracting

Reopen the question for new answers and input. It's obviously not a specific legal advice question. It relates to a wide diversity of workplace situations. And in no way is the question specific to ...
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Question related to career change

Are questions like these on topic here ? My current work experience in this digital Marketing is 2 years, I am looking for a career in programming. The digital Marketing is not related to ...
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Where did 'flag to close' just vanish to?

I'm reasonably sure that I typically see an option to flag a question as deserving closure for the usual reasons (since I don't have enough reputation to vote to close). Yet, upon encountering ...