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Should we make country tags visually distinct?

Country tags have a bit of a history on this site but the general consensus seems to be that they serve a useful purpose. Unfortunately, even when they are added to a question, they often end up ...
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Please don't ask for status-completed on requests to reopen (or close) questions

We get a lot of questions on meta about closing or reopening specific questions. That's great -- meta is the right place to discuss these matters (and is way better than comments on the question). ...
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(Done) Rename maternity-leave tag to parental-leave

We have the tag maternity-leave which is used in 29 questions currently. This is definitely a useful tag, but it really only refers to leave taken by the mother who just gave birth. There are many ...
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Should we remove the toxic-people tag? (removed tag)

The toxic-people tag is presently used by 5 questions, of which 4 are closed and 1 is likely to be closed soon. This tag does not seem particularly useful, as it would mostly be used by questions ...
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What should we do with questions about personal dilemmas with no right answer?

I can't help feeling that some of the questions on the site are opportunities to offload to a listening pair of ears (or thousands of pairs of ears as the case may be). I'm thinking in particular of ...
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Tag Merge: quitting and resignation

Proposal: merge quitting into resignation Stats: quitting Questions: 160 Tag Info: Questions about leaving one's job resignation Questions: 301 Tag Info: For questions dealing with the voluntary ...
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A Note on Tag Wiki Excerpts

I've had to reject and roll back a lot of tag wiki entries, and I'd like to explain what we are looking for. See Improved Tagging. Tag wikis are about why you would use a tag. Tag wikis are not to ...
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Etiquette and Professionalism

In tag-clarification-ethics-vs-etiquette-vs-professionalism we discussed the similarities between Etiquette and Professionalism. Jim made the point that etiquette and professionalism could be ...
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Should we have country specific tags?

Some questions are inherently quite localised. For instance How important is a grade point average on a resume? makes little sense to those of us outside of the united-states. I don't think questions ...
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How can we tag questions on medical issues?

There are a variety of questions on "how do I deal with a disability/health issue in the workplace?" Right now, we don't have a tag for them (or, at least, one which is being used). I want to make a ...
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The Workplace Tag List Project

After a comment in chat about the The 7 Essential Meta Questions of Every Beta, I looked to see if we had done work on deciding how we want our tagging to be handled. While I found small discussions ...
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Should we fix or burninate [ghosting]

ghosting currently has 2 questions, no wiki, and no usage description. One of the questions is closed as too broad. Can we either remove it for lack of necessity or add a proper description 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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Is there anything we can do to highlight the country/culture specific tags?

I see quite a few questions that are culture specific that tend to attract US Centric answers. As a result the answers are completely wrong because the way things work in US are completely different ...
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Opportunity is nowhere

https://workplace.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/opportunity Is there any reason to keep this super generic tag around? I would like to see it no where, not now here.
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Announcement: Some cleaning and changes done to our Meta Tags

Today I took some time to do some cleaning and organizing of our tags here on Meta TWP. What inspired me to do so is that our tags are kind of a mess right now, and also because I noticed we have ...
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If we avoid legal advice, why do we have a law tag?

I saw this question and the comment that caught me off guard was this bit: Alright I'll move it away, I figured since there was a "law" tag that it was applicable Why do we have a law tag? I saw ...
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Merge Tags: professionalism and unprofessional-behavior

Proposal: merge unprofessional-behavior into professionalism The former currently has 81 questions while the latter is up to 1360. This was originally brought up by Monica in her answer here: I ...
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software-industry tag discussion

The other day jmac and I were chatting and he raised the opinion that the software-industry was a terrible tag and he makes some good points. If someone works for twitter in HR are they in the ...
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Tag Merge: software-development into software-industry

Proposal: merge software-development into software-industry Stats: software-development Questions: 140 Tag Info: [blank] software-industry Questions: 1,405 Tag Info: Questions with this tag ...
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Should we use the [red-flags] tag?

While I do appreciate the addition of the new red-flags tag as it provides me a convenient list of questions to vote to close as opinion-based, I think it's probably in the best interest of the site ...
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What should we do with the Ontario tag?

Just recently the ontario was created, and it's currently only used on this question. What should we do with that tag? Seems that this may lead to confusion, as there are many places called Ontario, ...
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What is the difference between [colleagues] and a [coworker]?

colleague with currently 931 questions Tag wiki excerpt: Questions regarding the people one works with. This includes questions about communication, teamwork, or other issues caused by ones co-...
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What value does the “Employees” tag show?

Convince me the employees is worth keeping. It seems too vague to really matter, since most questions here are about employees, and the tag can't really provide any meaningful additional information. ...
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Should we remove the annoyances tag?

The tag annoyances doesn't seem to serve any constructive purpose. It can only be used on questions that are complaints in nature. Whether the situation described in the question is annoying is ...
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Tag merge: onboarding and new-hires

Proposal: merge onboarding with new-hires new-hires Questions: 114 Description: (emphasis added) Questions around people that were recently hired, on boarding practices, orientations and so forth ...
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Should we add a “gender” tag?

On Transgender in the UK, should I use my female name on my CV even when it refers to male accomplishments?, we had several comments about users trying to find similar questions about the specific ...
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What's the [legal] tag for?

We have a legal tag for some reason. After some debate on Meta, questions that require lawyers are off topic in the FAQ. I admit there are some questions with a slight common law focus that could be ...
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Should the drugtest tag be killed?

So, there is a question posed recently concerning how an applicant may have messed up faking a drug test. The only other question under the drugtest tag is closed as off topic. Since there is very ...
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What is the use of 'software' tag?

There's already a software-industry tag, which has a tag wiki entry. The software tag has no tag wiki entry, but seems to be used synonymously with software-industry, or used incorrectly. Is this tag ...
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Remove low quality tag “Workplace Rythm”

By chance I noticed this rather odd tag: workplace-rhythm I don't think this a useful tag; its certainly not a term I have ever heard used in the workplace.
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Tag synonym: [hr] and [human-resources]?

It looks to me that the hr is a synonym of human-resources. I don't see any questions which are tagged with hr in a different way then human-resources. I also notice that half the question asked ...
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Another tag discussion!

I have done some research into tag cleanup and am looking for community feedback. Just like when RhysW did the same thing, I will post one answer for each recommendation, feel free to add your own. ...
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RhysW's Tag Reviews - Suggested Course of action

So I have recently been having a batter at the tags to see if we can remove any we don't need. Define any that are undefined and re-tag those we think are redundant. As suggested by Monica Cellio I ...
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Kind reminder when posting reopen requests

I want to kindly remind you that we have a reopen-request tag, that is intended to use along meta posts that ask for... well... a reopen request. Please, let's stick to using the tag when it is ...
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The tag wikis could use some love. What should a great Workplace tag wiki include?

I've been looking through the tag wikis and many of them are one-line, blank, or conflate the excerpt with the rest of the wiki. Compared to best-practice examples from other SE sites, our tag wikis ...
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Community cleanup of tagless questions

There are a number of untagged questions. These should probably be either: tagged deleted edited/reopened Quite a few of you have more than 10k reputation (required for deleting questions) and can ...
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Do we have a “leaving job” type tag?

For questions related to leaving your current job, do we have a good tag for these? We have job-change but I'm not sure this is appropriate as there are specific things related to leaving a job which ...
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Does the rejection tag cover candidates rejecting a job offer?

We have a rejection tag with 20-odd questions which for the most part seems to cover the typical scenario of a hiring manager rejecting a candidate for a job. But should this tag also include ...
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Tag display issue while editing a question

When I edit a question with Chrome v67 tags edits display: It happens every time for me on this question: How do I communicate to a problem employee that they are being moved to a field office? The ...
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Figuring out the money related tags

We currently have the tags salary money payment pay benefits expenses and raise. That's really too many tags, and many are being used interchangably. I initially intended "salary" to refer to issues ...
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Do we have a guideline for posters to follow when tagging their posts?

The reason I am concerned is that I started with removing the "professionalism" tag when there is no content in the post that has anything to do with "professionalism". Then I noticed that some ...
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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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Why there are so many tags without any question related to them?

Why do these tags exist if they have no associated questions? Tags: reinterviewing, self-employment, singapore, supplies, untagged, visa, workers-compensation, workplace-routine, phone, quitting, ...
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Can we make our help page on tags more relevant to our site?

We have had a bit of a problem with tags for a while. There were some steps taken in that direction about 4 years ago (RhysW's Tag Reviews - Suggested Course of action, The Workplace Tag List ...
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Can we remove the ethics tag?

I am uncertain of the place of "ethics" in the workplace, both the site and, you know, the actual workplace. I hasten to add, this is because ethics are incredibly subjective, and a cursory glance of ...
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Tag synonym: Recruiters -> Recruitment?

It seems the recruiters and recruitment tags are being used in basically the same way, and I don't personally see the value of splitting the process of recruiting/being recruited (recruitment) and the ...
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Tag clarification: [ethics] vs [etiquette] vs [professionalism]

A long time ago I asked Is the Etiquette tag a synonym of Professionalism? because the two seemed to be used largely interchangeably (I still think they often are). Now we also have ethics, which ...
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Should we avoid abbreviations for country tags?

In reference to: Should we have country specific tags? I just saw the uk tag was created. Personally, I hate using abbreviations for things. I really think the site should use full country names and ...
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Location Tags - What Should we Do?

Earlier in the summer I compiled a list of tags in the hopes to clean things up, and recently RhysW has done some good work going through tags as well. In that thread (as well as in mine) there was a ...