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Closing vs Flagging

I've noticed when you vote to close a question you do not get a "Useful flags" count, however when you flag with reason "should be closed" then it classes as a close vote but you still get the useful ...
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Closing questions for lack of familiarity of industry/culture/nature of work

Examples include: I have absconded from a reputed company after 7 working days before signing any offer letter. What could be the consequences? Does an assistant cook on a cruise generally require ...
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Reopen “How do I represent a buy out of my team on my resume?”

The question has been marked as an exact duplicate of another. The current question talks about the effects of acquisition of the OP's team by another company, while the supposed question that it is a ...
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Why does a question get closed as a duplicate when other close reasons where also suggested?

This question was closed as a duplicate of this quesiton. However, I felt it was far from being a duplicate and wanted to close it as being off topic as the person is asking us to write an email for ...
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Bounties on Questions with Close Votes

I have been tempted and now have seen occasions where I thought answers on said questions with closed votes were worth a bounty. I just learned that a question cannot be closed while the bounty is ...
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Text alignment bug

I just discovered a graphics bug when looking at the Close Vote pop-up. You can see below that there are text alignment issues for the close reasons that already have a vote count next to them. I ...
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'Canadian spelling' question; close as workplace specific?

Shouldn't Can I use Canadian spellings in an American workplace? be closed as a question seeking advice on company-specific regulations, agreements, or policies? Subquestion: Is there any way I* can ...
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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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Why do we close questions which have accepted answers?

I noticed recently while reviewing that several questions with close votes also had accepted answers. What is the point of voting to close a question with an accepted answer?
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Discouraging down and close votes because you don't like the question

We've received a few questions recently that are asking how to do something that they really shouldn't be doing. How to convince manager to let employees change departments? How to disclose negative ...
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Should this question be closed and if so, what is the appropriate reason?

I was looking at this question today and a couple of people have commented that they are voting to close the question for a couple of different reasons, one of which was: because it is asking for a ...
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Could a moderator please close this question? Now?

How important is a LinkedIn profile? This question is entirely opinion-based. Thanks.
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How many votes to close?

In this post, the first "close vote" needed 4 more for it to take effect. Now, though, that close vote needs 24 buddies to get anywhere. Why? What is it that determines the necessary number of votes? ...
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How to improve my “too broad” question?

My question is on hold for being too broad. I am an absolute novice in Workpace SE, so I do not know much other than all the questions and answers from others I have seen. I was afraid of the ...
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What is wrong with my Australian Employment Contract question

I don't understand all of the close votes on my question here. In my opinion my question is clear and is not A legal question Too specific (unless the community considers the entire country of ...
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How best to help people who are stuck reasoning about workplace issues?

I see quite a few questions like this one: https://workplace.stackexchange.com/questions/27341/how-to-deal-with-requests-to-work-off-the-clock (Please note: I'm not appealing this particular close ...
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Consider Close Votes when there is an Extended Comment Discussion

Executive Summary Questions with a lot more comments than upvotes tend to be problematic for our site. When you see a question without a lot of comments from different users, consider a close vote ...
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How should we deal with questions where the OP is looking for someone to tell them something that they want to hear?

First of all, congratulations to @maple_shaft! He just spawned a new process! Now to his question: Giving two-weeks notice when on maternity/paternity leave? When giving two weeks and one is on ...
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Can we eliminate the close reason “Primarily Opinion Based”?

Our SE is based on asking how to deal with workplace situations. There is no one right answer and many times the questions that are more complex and require more thought are just being closed for ...
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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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Why is my question about keeping commitments attracting down votes?

I have asked the question https://workplace.stackexchange.com/questions/11480/i-have-finally-ended-up-with-committing-which-im-not-able-to-fulfill-how-could. I feel guilt for what happened and I don't ...
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Why did this post get so many upvotes? [closed]

Is it appropriate to ask about a company's dress code during an interview? I am 100% sure that this isn't a real problem that the OP faces. If this question commands +60, and the accepted answer ...
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Add a Message Similar to Downvote Message when Voting to Close

As already discussed, there is a tendency to leave close votes without any sort of comment explaining why. While I appreciate the recent efforts in adding comments, I think we can head off this issue ...
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34% Close Rate for Last 50 Questions, ~60% of those mention the reason

I just went through the latest 50 questions on the site. Of those 50 questions, 17 of them (34%) have been closed. Of those 17 questions, 10 or 11 clearly explain the reason the question was closed. ...
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What “problem” did the OP face when he posted this question?

I have a very simple question. What problem did the OP face when he posted this question: What's the correlation between guys with longer hair and professionalism?
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Shouldn't this question be edited to make it constructive?

Can I trust employers that make the first move? Fact: It's impossible to answer either 'Yes' or 'No' to this question. As currently stated, anecdotes and "guesses" about a party's motivation for ...
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Capitalizing on trends to grow the site

A user on our site just asked When should you form a union? Because of the issues faced with a recent large corporation and a union in the United States, there is a lot of activity on the Internet ...
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Isn't this question too localized?

Interview question: Why did you leave your previous role? The title would make you believe that this is a generally useful question. However, the content is very specific to one individual's ...
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Why did we close “Learning The Business” Question?

The question Learning The Business was closed as Not Constructive. I would like to know why because it is a good and constructive question to me. Moreover, one of the answerers voted to close. I am ...