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Is it On-Topic to ask a question about Work from Home Issues in workplace SE site? (We have been working remotely due to Covid19)

Given the (currently) 224 questions in the telecommute tag, it's absolutely fine (provided it meets the other criteria mentioned in the Help Center). The Workplace isn't just a physical place; at home ...
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Are some types of workplaces off-topic?

This answer deals with the specific question linked not the general topic My problem is not that it is happening at a school but that the problem is an interaction with a student rather than a ...
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Let's talk academic questions

I think that if a problem is exclusive to academia, then yes it should be migrated, but just because the work environment is academia doesn't make it off topic any more than a question about a ...
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Let's talk academic questions

IMO, the standard should always be: Is it Off-Topic for The Workplace? And then ask, is it On-Topic on Academia? And only then should we migrate.
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Are some types of workplaces off-topic?

I'll answer the question with one of my own: Would we be having this conversation if it were a nurse dealing with a patient, a daycare worker dealing with a child, or a prison guard dealing with the ...
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Should questions about problems that someone other than the OP faces be allowed?

Should we understand this to mean that people are only allowed to ask about questions that they personally face? No, I wouldn't frame it that way. Are these questions intrinsically hypothetical (and ...
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Are questions about other workplaces than the office/telecommute on topic?

So long as you keep the questions general, and not company specific, or asking on specific advice unique to your position, you should be fine. Example of a bad questions My boss is letting the ...
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What's wrong with the "empirical research" question?

What's wrong with the “empirical research” question? I think far too often these questions can be interpreted as "I'm too lazy to use search engines, can someone please give me a bunch of links to ...
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Are questions about other workplaces than the office/telecommute on topic?

As far as I know unless company specific they would be on topic. I would be more than happy to try and answer questions of that sort. I have worked in several industries. The only reason we mostly get ...
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May I ask what the going rate is for a particular position?

From one of the places you linked: https://workplace.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic What questions are off topic here? Questions seeking advice on company-specific regulations, agreements, ...
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Is it On-Topic to ask a question about Work from Home Issues in workplace SE site? (We have been working remotely due to Covid19)

To add to the other answer provided by Glorfindel, we have the term (now more than even) "Home Office", so as long as the question is about navigating in the workplace (be it a HQ, regional ...
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May I ask what the going rate is for a particular position?

There is no "going rate" for a position. Despite popular belief, it's almost entirely dependent on the company and how well your skill set matches their needs. There may be exceptions for legally ...
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Job Search/Transition and Workplace Policy and Procedure Only? Confusing Scope

So what is the actual scope of this community? From the "on-topic" link in the help center: The Workplace Stack Exchange is a Q&A site about the workplace and other career-related topics. With ...
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Are some types of workplaces off-topic?

We have questions about a customer harassing a retail employee, asking a client for a favor, volunteer team projects, and an instructor dealing with students. All of those questions are well-received,...
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Are questions about other workplaces than the office/telecommute on topic?

As enderland said, we do answer plenty of questions that aren't about a typical office environment, so your question wouldn't be off-topic for that reason. However, I think your specific question ...
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Are questions about other workplaces than the office/telecommute on topic?

While many questions here tend to the office environment (given the audience of Stack Exchange), questions like what you are saying probably are on topic. I would add that in my experience the ...
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Let's talk academic questions

I do not think that the moderators should override the community judgement in this matter. Unless the question is creating problems that require it to be locked/closed/etc then the Moderators should ...
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Let's talk academic questions

For me there are two similar criteria which are required for questions in an academic setting to be on-topic here at the Workplace. The question should be able to transfer to another work environment ...
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Is it On-Topic to ask a question about Work from Home Issues in workplace SE site? (We have been working remotely due to Covid19)

I have a workshop/lab/office at home, 1/4 the problems I get are work related and would be on topic, the other 3/4's are caused by my kids creating havoc, which probably aren't.
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Are some types of workplaces off-topic?

Because my earlier answer already has quite a few upvotes I decided to add this as a seperate answer rather than just expanding it. This answer explores the broader question of Are some types of ...
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What's wrong with the "empirical research" question?

I think you misunderstood my comment. I was agreeing that explain the research to me would be on topic but only if you already have the research you want explained. Go out and find the research and ...
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Why was this question from guy who stole food off-topic?

I'm not sure when all of the close votes came in, but if you look at the revision history of the question, it's clear that the original version of the question was off topic. Monica made some good ...
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Why was this question from guy who stole food off-topic?

Cast first vote to reopen. You've convinced me.
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What's wrong with the "empirical research" question?

True, I am not all that concerned with workplace.SE at all, however this seems to be just plain weird. Why would asking for research be wrong here, whilst at least on UX.se, skeptics.SE, biology.SE, ...
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