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36 votes

Why is the RPG question closed?

I disagree with the close. It probably should be edited a bit, but even as it stands, it's a good example of a bad example of employee conduct. This is the modern day equivalent of the old story of ...
Old_Lamplighter's user avatar
32 votes

Why the downvotes?

Your question wasn't "How should I handle this situation?" or "What should I do differently next time?" You went straight to "Where in the USA do people value rules?", ...
Alex Zuroff's user avatar
26 votes

Why the downvotes?

I downvoted because I don't like the premise or tone of the question. Premise-wise, it's basically asking us to validate and encourage obsessive, rigid thinking and behavior. Tone-wise, it's ...
EJoshuaS - Stand with Ukraine's user avatar
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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 ...
IDrinkandIKnowThings's user avatar
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Deja vu reading question about Engineer turned manager training their subordinates for the next job

No, you are not seeing things that don't exist. This is a common theme that appears a couple times a year: "We deceive and cheat our employees as a matter of policy. One of our most valuable ...
A. I. Breveleri's user avatar
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Why the downvotes?

While this site has a rule of assuming good faith, it's fair to assume some of the downvoters thought you were not asking in good faith and were simply trolling.
Comic Sans Seraphim's user avatar
17 votes

Should 'white male' status be considered in this question?

I think it should be returned. As it stands, the question makes no sense at all. It asks "How can I avoid discrimination?" but gives absolutely no indication of why, or how, for what reason there ...
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Is "How to force someone to quit" really off topic?

Is this question actually off-topic? Yes, but it should have had a custom close reason. None of the standard close reasons fit why the question doesn't belong on this site, but as you've commented ...
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13 votes

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 ...
Old_Lamplighter's user avatar
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Should 'white male' status be considered in this question?

As the question stands now it looks ridiculous, as it basically says "How can I prevent discrimination against me by using things about me that people might discriminate against." We have seen ...
Old_Lamplighter's user avatar
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Casual sexism in The Workplace

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 ...
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Is "How to get donations anonymously in a room" on topic?

Here's a thought experiment: imagine the OP had asked about how to set up a donation box at his workplace for some other worthy cause than his own expenses in giving a free course, and how to do so ...
Stephan Kolassa's user avatar
12 votes

What happened to the manager poaching question?

It was deleted as "spam or offensive," presumably because it appears to promote a commercial interest.
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What happened to the manager poaching question?

It attracted a strong negative reception including spam flags because it promoted a particular store. It also didn't ask a very clear question and there was suspicion that it didn't contain an ...
Lilienthal's user avatar
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Is it common for controversial question to be removed from Hot Questions on network?

Yes, it is common. The "Hot Questions" feature should be used used to attract other people that might be interested in workplace topics and asking or answering questions. What it does with ...
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Is "How to force someone to quit" really off topic?

Disclaimer: This is from my experience as a mod here and does not reflect my role as an employee The title of the question is deceptive. If someone were to ask this question as a manager in Japan (...
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Should edits to Programming Test question be rolled back?

I stand by my edit and think it should stay as is. I agree with your edit, and the thinking behind it. Originally it was more a "please try my test and tell me how difficult it is" question. ...
Joe Strazzere's user avatar
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(REOPENED) Reopen "boss keeps changing his mind"?

I voted to reopen. This is such a common problem in the workplace that I can not possibly see how this could be off topic.
Old_Lamplighter's user avatar
10 votes
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User posted answer after it was closed?

It appears this question was answered over on Meta SE (h/t @gnat) If a question is closed while you're answering on the full version of the site, you will receive a notification that the question was ...
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How can I make my "Director's opinionated views" question clearer?

Oh for goodness sake, don't add anything. Part of the problem is it's long and meandering as it is. "How to deal with" is going to confuse people because it's not clear what you want. Do you want ...
Old_Lamplighter's user avatar
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Why was the question on eating coworkers' lunch deleted?

Thank you for your work to improve the question. I'm sorry for the collateral damage. That post was part of a multi-site trolling incident. For the reasons explained by Shog in this answer to ...
Monica Cellio's user avatar
10 votes
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(Reopened) Reopen "How to make new employee accepting of light profanity at the workplace?"

The question has been reopened.
David K's user avatar
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This question seemed fair. What was wrong?

This post was deleted because it was (is) part of a coordinated spam attack. We (in this case I) don't delete stuff for fun. I cannot share any additional information beyond this. Similar ...
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Why the downvotes?

I didn't downvote, and I tried to set up an answer as clear and neutral as possible. That being said, think about the following points : Everyone seem to disagree with you Most people (including me) ...
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How much leeway is there for opinion based questions when the questions is likely to come up repeatedly?

Sometimes the answer makes the question. I don't like the seemingly dogmatic approach I see sometimes taken by the community (sorry, no example) on the subject. I often come across reasonably well-...
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Do we want a "meme" handbook?

Do we want a “meme” handbook? I don't really see the point for memes. I haven't seen one that would be useful, and I've seen many that I think would serve to discourage newcomers. Lastly, I think "...
Joe Strazzere's user avatar
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(Done) Why is any question about security clearance closed as "Legal Advice"?

I agree that the question is neither company-specific nor asking for legal advice. I suspect the sentence "I am not sure what level of clearance I will need for the job." made it seem job-specific. I ...
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