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What's the story with this user?

If posting questions like that is okay then we better change site name to Soap Opera Plots Stack Exchange. And change site topics accordingly. In this case I would also recommend folks interested in ...
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Is this question OK ? Why, why not?

The OP wrote: Also, for anyone whose really interested, replace all my uses of the phrase "future employer" or "future prospective employer" with "wife", and suddenly, this whole question ...
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Is this question OK ? Why, why not?

I think this type of question is fine. Generally speaking. Asking a question like this is fine, but the way in which it is asked is really important. In fact, I think had this been asked in a less ...
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17 votes

What is a proper question for workplace?

Here are some of the criteria I use for determining whether a question is suited to this site. Most of this is based on the help center guidelines and the close reasons specified on meta. While this ...
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I'm kinda disturbed by all the petty conflict questions

I wonder how much of this could be addressed by a good canonical question. Ideally such a question should address interpersonal differences with peers, superiors, and other coworkers, and should ...
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I'm kinda disturbed by all the petty conflict questions

The vast majority of workplace problems ARE petty ones when viewed from a third perspective. But they can be life changing for the actual people involved. A lot if not most conflicts don't need to ...
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Is there a place for "unethical" yet correct questions on The Workplace?

Do you think unsavory/unethical questions can be asked on The Workplace ? It is important to understand that I am NOT asking if you would answer such a question, or what you (personally) ...
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12 votes

Is this question OK ? Why, why not?

Reasons why this question is not ok: This question is too specific. It will help just one person. I feel like no one else will learn how to get fired from this question User posting on the question ...
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12 votes

Is it okay to ask a question on past situation at workplace SE?

Yes. There are many questions like that here already. If it's a question that could apply to others, it will still be useful.
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12 votes

Should we lift the prohibition on questions asking which skills to learn or job to take?

No. Just a few of the main reasons I consider these not just out of scope but entirely unsuitable for SE: the highly personalised nature of such questions ("what makes sense for me?") which:...
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Is creating anonymous questions disabled on purpose?

Is creating anonymous questions disabled on purpose? Yes. Posting by unregistered accounts was disabled some time in April as part of our and the Community Team's efforts to combat a recent surge in ...
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test failed: a question from unregistered, 0-score account

Looks like Server Fault is the only site that redirects to the full How to Ask page. Stack Overflow, Super User, Ask Ubuntu, Programmers SE, and Stack Apps, for instance, all require creating an ...
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10 votes

Is this question OK ? Why, why not?

I think we have a very skilled troll on our hands, at least I HOPE this person is trolling as the alternative is far too disturbing to contemplate. He asked another bizarre one https://workplace....
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I'm kinda disturbed by all the petty conflict questions

Not everyone has the same interpersonal and communication skills. Sometimes its a culture clash because the people come from different backgrounds. Sometimes its just because they do not know how to ...
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How should questions with obviously ridiculous premises (such as how to engage in fraud) be handled?

Flag for mod attention, downvote, and vote to close and/or delete. Answering bad questions - troll questions for sure, and anything where the poster does not really have that problem - is not helpful. ...
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8 votes

Is there a place for "unethical" yet correct questions on The Workplace?

Realistically, such questions are going to draw more ire than answers, and will be a disaster for the admins to police. And they don't really meet the SE goal of being useful additions to a crowd ...
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8 votes

What's the story with this user?

Have you ever heard the expression, "When it rains, it pours"? Honestly, everything up until 2/22 seems plausible. It isn't until the dating the boss' daughter post and the posts on other SEs that ...
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Pressing "Ask Question" while not logged in does not take me to the log in page

On some sites, you must register in order to post a question or answer. For instance, on Stack Overflow, this adds a nice barrier to entry that helps to prevent a lot of low quality posts. On other ...
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Would it be appropriate for me to post some questions or answers about disabilities in the workplace?

Should I post a question like this, and include some answers of my own if we don't get broad feedback? I don't see why not, even more given the fact that It is ok to ask and answer your own questions....
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Would this be on topic here?

As you are asking something that is company-specific (specific to SE) then that would be off-topic. One of the possible ways for a post to be off-topic is precisely by being company-specific. To ...
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Are 'how does one become an X' questions on topic?

No. We have a close reason that specifically declares this off topic. Questions asking for advice on what to do are not practical answerable questions (e.g. "what job should I take?", or "what ...
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5 votes

Tags cut off, Similar Questions overflowing

The tag menu cutoff happens because the style sheet here on workplace.SE styles the #content element as overflow: hidden. Simply overriding that style with: #content { overflow: visible } is enough ...
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Are questions about the content of a Software Engineering portfolio on-topic?

How are coding samples helpful when dealing with workplace issues? I think it will be off topic. Questions that require code to be useful have multiple sites to choose from ( code review, stack ...
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Would it be appropriate for me to post some questions or answers about disabilities in the workplace?

As DarkCygnus said, self-answers are fine and baked into the system. One specific point: I'll bet you have some useful information to share that is specific to certain disabilities. Please do that! ...
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Is creating anonymous questions disabled on purpose?

I guess it is; there are one or more rather persistent trolls on this site, and while having to register doesn't stop them entirely, it makes it a bit more difficult for them. The Workplace is not ...
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What is our policy on spinoff questions?

Spin off questions that are "Real" are great. If you have a question it gets answered, but in the process other questions are generated, that is a good thing. Those questions should be asked and ...
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Following up on an anonymous question

Your other account would need to earn some reputation to gain those privileges. It's ok to have multiple accounts, but you have to be careful that they don't interact -- they can't vote for each ...
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