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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 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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Please reopen a post about what's generally acceptable to ask superiors or read into the employee handbook

The question is this: Is the subject of installing Steam on your office computer one which should't even be mentioned? This was not a company-specific question. Even before I edited the ...
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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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How to delete profile from Workplace?

Now it seems like there has been lot of down vote lately for my answers. So Workplace won't allow me to add any more answers to questions. So can someone give me link or steps to delete one's profile....
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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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Why did virtual user “community” reject a tag edit?

I just tried to add tag "india" to this question, but the "virtual user" "community" instantly rejected this edit. Why did this happen? Should that happen at all?
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30 rep points disappeared yesterday

30 points disappeared from my Rep yesterday. It was 902 when I went to bed, when I woke up yesterday AM it was 872. I checked the reputation, voting tabs, etc. and didn't see anything. No downvotes, ...
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Questions about creating a new tag

I was looking at the new questions when I noticed this question which had three tags including elevator and lift which seemed to be proposed by the person who asked the question. Since these did not ...
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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 didn't this question get automatically deleted?

https://workplace.stackexchange.com/questions/24396/how-to-work-with-an-argumentative-qa-engineer-at-software-house My understanding is a question at -3 with no answers closed several months ago ...
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Can I see all of my Comments in one place?

In order to help rectify the Comments Problem (as described elsewhere), I'd like to be able to see a full list of all my comments. That way, I could go and delete the comments that didn't result in ...
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Why was this question made community wiki?

Per my understanding, conversion to community wiki does not occur automatically (anymore). But this question seems to be converted to CW after 15th answer was posted to it: Selecting interview attire ...
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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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How can I target post notices with custom CSS?

I use Stylish to increase various font sizes on SE. (This seems to work better than zooming the site, which sometimes breaks other layout.) I can't figure out how to target a post notice for styling ...
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Can someone please nuke the comments on my answer to this question?

Q: Will not disclosing that I worked as a contractor not an employee count against me in a hiring decision? The OP is very anxious and we've ended up with a cyclical and not very useful conversation ...
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Detecting fake/spam questions via bizarre unicode gremlins?

First, I am not too sure if this is “Workplace” specific, or a question best suited for the larger Stack Exchange world. If this question can be moved to a more appropriate place, please do so. So ...
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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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Request for hot question vote statistics

Can we get data similar to one quoted here but closer approximating hot questions, that is limited to ones with over 1-2K views? And preferably not limited to 180 days. Asked here per advice at MSE. ...
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Pressing “Ask Question” while not logged in does not take me to the log in page

I notice that when I am not logged into Workplace and I want to ask a question, clicking on "Ask Question" takes me to the page to create the question rather than the sign in page. This is in contrast ...
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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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I approved an edit too quickly - can I revert this?

I approved the first edit to this question (the one made by user yochannah), but regret doing so. Can I revert this somehow? I could not find a way. I have 2031 rep at the moment. [FWIW: Reason: She ...
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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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Should the linked questions section list closed questions?

To the right of the question there is a section of linked questions. Should that really include closed questions as well? I find it awkward to see an interesting question and go to it, only to find ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can a moderator please anonymize all my questions and answers? [closed]

I want to disconnect this account from SO account. Cheers.
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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 this question too broad?

I'm asking because I don't know if it would fit on https://workplace.stackexchange.com/ . I'm quitting my job on short notice as a developer concepter. As I've been in charge of several projects, ...
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How do I know if a question is on-topic for The Workplace?

Based on confusion by some of our regulars about what is on-topic, as well as confusion from regular users and mods who post here, and due to a request by gnat I think we need to create a quick 'What ...
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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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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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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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I want to close my question, why can't I do that?

I've come to realize that StackExchange is not the right place for my question and I want to close it (I have voted close already). I don't want to delete it though, because I think the responses and ...
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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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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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Geo-specific Culture questions?

I've seen a lot of geo-specific questions get rejected in workplace, but I feel like there ought to be an appropriate place somewhere on SE to ask questions about whether an interview strategy I have ...
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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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Who on Earth tweeted this painfully mediocre question?

Should you list a desired position title in your resume? I just noticed that the above question was tweeted by @StackWorkplace; to which I have to say... ...Seriously? This question is probably ...
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Close vote broken?

What is going on with this thread? 4 people agree with my comment (close vote reason), but only 1 close vote is shown, and I can't vote again. Was the thread closed and re-opened already?
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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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Should I have been able to mark my own flag as helpful?

A low-quality post appeared in the flag queue and I clicked the "flag" button to reinforce it. Only after doing that did I realize that I could just cast a delete vote instead. Mine was the third ...
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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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Unable to edit a comment on a answer

I was going to make an edit to my comment on the below answer to a question as I feel I may have been a little terse with my response to it. When I went to edit...I can't, only delete. Are you still ...
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How does this site generate revenue?

I don't see any ads or similar revenue generating materials anywhere in the page. So I am wondering, where does the money come in for maintaining this page? I saw sections about hiring employees, but ...