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The Question-Close Police

I don't understand the zealotry people display in telling others that their question was crap. I'm sure there are varied reasons why some folks vote to close so aggressively. Some seem to enjoy ...
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Why do we close questions which have accepted answers?

What is the point of voting to close ( or closing in general ) a question with an accepted answer? Whether a question is on-topic has nothing to do with the presence of answers, whether those are ...
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The Question-Close Police

I think there is a tension between to goals of different people on this site. Some long time contributors see this site as a effort to build a corpus of great questions and answers. They protect the ...
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Is this question on topic? -- "Should I disclose an ongoing relationship with a former colleague who is disputing her termination?"

I think there is an on-topic professionalism question in here. The problem is that it's intertwined with legal issues and seems to stray too far in the wrong direction on the personal-advice front. ...
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Repairing our broken windows - we need YOUR help!

A couple times recently we moderators have made the decision to make the edit anyway and leave comments on the answers pointing out the change. That has not always been received well. We(or at ...
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Please reopen question: Everyone Behave Rude and Don't Listen to Me

Unfortunately, the OP hasn't really asked an answerable question. It's compounded by this: Sorry that I don't have exact question to ask... There is an edit waiting in the approval queue, but the ...
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Why don't more people try to edit/fix questions rather than just voting to close?

couldn't we generalize the question to "How can I transition to a new career after 15 years?" Absolutely, but it does require an edit that someone has to make. Any user can suggest an edit to the ...
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What details or clarity does the question about teammate vs volunteer need?

With all due respect, your question in it's current form is meaningless. It does not specify a region (in certain regions the terms "teammate" and "volunteer" may have important ...
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Is Workplace SE not community moderated like other SE sites?

On all sites on the network, Moderators have binding votes. Some sites use them more than others. The post in question had received flags about a large number of comments that needed to be cleaned up....
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Discussion on Interview live-coding - Find Second Biggest number in array

I don't really want this site to become a, "what do you think of this interview question?" which is basically what that is. The core is basically: "We're using this question, is it too hard?" We ...
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Discussion on Interview live-coding - Find Second Biggest number in array

This site is about the workplace, not about specific jobs. If a question requires domain expertise -- in programming or plumbing or dentistry or any other non-HR field -- then it isn't a good fit ...
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Reopen: Struggling in my first software development job, how to decide if I should move on?

I'm for reopen. It is a situation nearly everyone in IT faces at one point or another, and was closed mostly by non-IT people. Add to that, the plethora of good advice in the answers, this deserves ...
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The Question-Close Police

If people put as much energy into editing questions as they did either lamenting or defending the number of closed questions on The Workplace, we'd have a lot fewer closed questions and a lot more ...
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Instruction to reopen doesn't include "post at meta"

The usual process is for them to edit, which puts it into the reopen review queue. Posting on meta should not be necessary. Maybe giving guidance to edit is all that is needed. See this answer over on ...
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Why don't more people try to edit/fix questions rather than just voting to close?

This is a great example as it's exactly what I would vote to close as it's : very specific to the poster, both in terms of circumstances and mentions technologies does little other than ask "what ...
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Can we downvote questions more and close less?

A few thoughts, too long to put into a comment: Questions being "on hold" are not necessarily a bad thing, if the questions are off topic. This is intended to allow time to edit and reopen questions. ...
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How many users must vote to reopen a question that is on-hold?

It takes 5 reopen votes. Interestingly this isn't specifically said in the help center anywhere I can find.
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Is this question on topic? -- "Should I disclose an ongoing relationship with a former colleague who is disputing her termination?"

The question is: Does OP disclose his relation to the plaintiff to his employer (the defendant)? Only someone familiar with employment and contract law in northern Europe can provide a helpful answer ...
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Broken Windows for Review Week #4

Re 3,4,8 (and I'm biased as an accepted answerer for 8). The fact that the questions are highly rated, and there are are several highly rated answers on those questions would suggest to me that the ...
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Broken Windows for Review Week #1

8. What should I do about receiving an unwarranted written warning? Hi Can you please tell me if you have to be handed a warning letter or can it just be emailed to you, also how do you appeal you're ...
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Broken Windows for Review Week #2

1 Send wedding invitations to some co-workers but not all I think there is a good question in here: in a situation where you interact with lots of coworkers on a regular basis, how do you go about ...
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First question is closed, how can I salvage or improve to get better answers?

The question has too many moving parts. You could literally write a book on the topics you have asked about and there are several already. You could choose to focus a question (or several questions) ...
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Reopen - How should I give notice of my resignation to a boss who has been a fantastic mentor?

This had 4 reopen votes, I just cast the 5th.
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Migrating closed, off-topic, on-hold questions (past, present, and future) to more appropriate SE sites

I'm speaking as an individual moderator, not for the team. (I'm not saying I think they'd disagree; we haven't talked about it.) First, there's a time limit on migrations: questions older than 60 ...
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(Reopened) How does this question not have a goal?

As per now, the question has been reopened. However I agree in part with Masked Man's answer; saying "and convince them Steve is actively disrupting my work" could be a bit biased, or at least ...
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Broken Windows for Review Week #2

8 How to push back when colleagues send work to me they can do themselves? This was closed as "unclear", yet seems clear enough now. Perhaps it became clearer after the edits?
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