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Ultimately, I agree with the comment @JoeStrazzere made, and I think it cuts to the heart of the matter: when someone posts both the details and the conclusion they've drawn, they will inherently get feedback about whether or not their conclusion is correct, even if that wasn't the actual question asked. You asked, Surely it's better to assume that the ...


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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 spam and troll questions. To confirm, both asking and answerings questions now requires registration: You must be logged in to ask a question on The Workplace ...


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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 account (and most likely show the full How to Ask page prior to allowing the user to post). All other sites I've looked at appear to only mention How to Ask as a ...


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I'll weigh in as the one with the accepted answer on the original post. While the question could do with more details and more examples from the OPs point of view, I don't think this is a very welcoming response to a new community member who may really need some help and guidance. We can only go on the details provided in the question - and there's ...


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jmac has flagged a couple off my answers as off-topic so I thought I'd put in my two cents. based on the on-topic center that he has linked both times, here's my attempt at putting the contents of that page in a concise form for the sidebar (in addition to what is already there): DO NOT ASK: - questions involving a specific job - legal questions - ...


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The question has in fact been protected; this happened around about 07:00 UTC on 2019-01-31. There is a network-wide bug which means that the protection status is not shown if (and only if) you do not have enough reputation (on the specific site) to answer the question. (Credit to Monica Cellio for finding that bug report). As you do not have 10 reputation ...


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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 alone in this regard; on some other sites like Stack Overflow you need to register as well to post a question, though question quality is there the main reason for ...


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With this said, what would be the most ideal solution? Edit the original and ask for revised and new answers or create a new question with the development and acknowledge its history and allow for more discussion? I would say it depends on the new version of the question, and if it is really similar to the last one or not. If it is really similar or ...


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