35 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 ...
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?", ...
29 votes

Washing away apparent gender bias conveyed in an original poster’s question?

I made the edit to the question. Here's my viewpoint. If it's a sexism thing, show evidence. As a result, the question will be closed because it's an HR concern, which is out of scope of The ...
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 ...
22 votes

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 ...
21 votes

Washing away apparent gender bias conveyed in an original poster’s question?

My answer to that question unequivocally states that I did not—and do not—see any gender bias in the meat of the question. That said, I do not believe it is anyone’s role but the original poster to ...
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21 votes

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 ...
18 votes

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.
17 votes

Washing away apparent gender bias conveyed in an original poster’s question?

Don't jump to conclusions please. Sexism in the workplace is an insidious and pervasive problem. But suggesting that the Patriarchy is trying to hide the problem by "washing away gender bias" is ...
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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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14 votes

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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13 votes

Why isn't the "star of David" question on-topic?

The question is too broad and the OP is requesting an answer to a company-specific question that we can't answer while the broader question has no useful answers. Bottom line, could wearing the ...
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13 votes

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 ...
13 votes
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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 ...
12 votes
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This question is primarily opinion-based, but it's a reasonable one. Should we leave it open?

I would disagree that it's an opinion-based question. While a good source for the data is hard to come by, the question itself is very objective. The three answers it has received so far seem pretty ...
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12 votes

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 ...
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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12 votes

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 ...
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11 votes
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What should we do with the "psychologically fragile" question?

So since clarification is required, let me clarify some points. As explained in the comments, the question is specifically about a person who is psychologically fragile: “she already consults ...
11 votes

Seemingly valid question closing due to unpopular view expressed by the OP. How far can an edit go?

I think it all started going downhill when the OP Mentioned calling Child Services and Brought religious beliefs into it The fact that the original post was pretty rant-ish didn't do the OP any ...
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11 votes
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(Reopened) Reopen "How to make new employee accepting of light profanity at the workplace?"

The question has been reopened.
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10 votes

Washing away apparent gender bias conveyed in an original poster’s question?

All our work relationships are modified by social context. Gender is not an arbitrary piece of irrelevant information: in many human contexts, it has real effects on how we interact even if we'd like ...
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10 votes

Seemingly valid question closing due to unpopular view expressed by the OP. How far can an edit go?

General answer: It is possible to constructively ask questions that demonstrate an unpopular view. We've had them before. We usually struggle with them first, as people focus on the unpopular view (...
10 votes

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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10 votes

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. ...
10 votes
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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.
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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