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Do code backticks really have a use on this site?

However, I was recently told to not use code blocks for this purpose. I'm guessing that was me. Here's the full-text I normally use when I comment on this use of the code markup: Please do not use ...
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Will the real serial downvoter please stand up?

But not a single comment... are you afraid of getting your ears boxed again? Why would you say that? Are you in the habit of engaging in long, argumentative discussions with folks who comment on your ...
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Bad behavior on StackExchange - the Workplace

First, Stack Exchange is NOT a forum. It's a question/answer site. Not a "here's my thoughts!!!" site. Not a "try X, might work!" site. A question/answer site. Questions receive answers. I gave ...
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Where's my question gone?

The question was not a real question but an attempt to use meta for personal amusement. It was deleted as offensive by the community.
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Why am I unable to delete my answers, despite Stack Overflow rules allowing it?

In all of this it's important to remember that you've licensed your content to SE and while you still hold the copyright, they have the right to distribute that content. Also note that the system ...
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Activity from a suspended user account

Suspended users can still log in and visit the site, same as a non-user or logged-out user can. They just can't do anything here -- posting, commenting, voting, editing, and so on. Suspensions aren'...
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Should I always accept an answer on The Workplace?

I'll start by referring you to the SE FAQ on accepting answers. This should help explain how things work across all Stack Exchange sites, but I'll answer your questions specifically. Accepting an ...
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Is this question on-topic?

No, this is not on topic for The Workplace This isn't an issue on navigating the workplace, it's looking for statistical data for a given platform. It wouldn't be on topic on any of the stacks here ...
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Why is my this question not supported even when I'm facing a genuine problem and trying to explain genuinely?

I haven't voted, commented, answered, or otherwise participated in your question, but it seems like you're hitting a couple themes that come up from time to time, in terms of questions getting a "bad" ...
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Custom Off-Topic Close Reasons Change

Questions seeking advice on company-specific regulations, agreements, or policies should be directed to your manager or HR department. Questions that address only a specific company or position are of ...
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Is creating anonymous questions disabled on purpose?

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 ...
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What opinions are allowed here?

is there a list of opinions that aren't acceptable here? If I where to take your question literally, and answer it in a pedantic way, I would say "all of them". This site (and all SE) is ...
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Why has my answer been "unaccepted"?

I've had this happen to me on Stack Overflow a few times. When it happens, I just leave a nice comment for the asker saying something like this: Hey userXYZ, I just noticed the unaccept on the ...
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Why has my answer been "unaccepted"?

You would have to ask the asker of the question to get a definitive answer. People can accept/unaccept answers whenever they want, as far into the future as they want.
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Why is this a bad answer?

Some thoughts: One thing to realize is that when you posted your answer, there were fifteen answers already. Upon clicking "answer" you should have seen: Note that your answer doesn't really add ...
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Discussion questions

Are you with me? No. Stack Exchange is not a forum. This is a Q&A site built around the concept of asking and answering questions and judging both. A discussion cannot be judged and is simply not ...
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Why is this allowed?

Ok, I'm going to disagree with a theme that's running through most of the answers and comments here. Nothing but a useless rant I would have deleted that if I'd seen a flag on it (or come across ...
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Is it expected that I cannot comment on questions or answers, having reputation 1,986?

there is no "add a comment" link on any of them for me. It's because currently it reads "suggest Improvements" (on main site): The reason is stated in this post: Experiment running: a comment by any ...
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We Want YOU for Community Moderation

This site is designed for you the users, and we want to help make it as easy for you as possible to take ownership and shape our community. All improvement starts with a little step from you, our ...
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9 votes

What was wrong with this question?

For a second I thought you might be a troll, but now I think you're simply desperate for attention. You describe a situation which is borderline fantasy, reply to our requests for clarification in ...
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Can we ask for resume review here in The Workplace?

The Codereview site is a site that went through the Area-51 process. If you believe the ResumeReview site is needed then start that process, or see if somebody has already started one.
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Employer biased community members skewing the intent of the site

Here is the complete content of my now-deleted answer. Perhaps you could indicate what was objectionable so that others can provide an answer more to your liking. Note that you have radically changed ...
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Why did an answer stating reasons for the questions eventual deletion get deleted & earn negative reputation?

Please don't use answers to explain why a question should be closed; that's what close votes or flagging to close is for (depending on your reputation). The question was deleted because it had a score ...
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Providing an answer to a "protected" Topic

Welcome to The Workplace. The requirement to answer a protected question is only 10 rep points. One upvote on another answer, or two on a question and you're in. Unfortunately, for every person ...
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Custom Off-Topic Close Reasons Change

Questions asking for advice on a specific choice, such as what job to take or what skills to learn, are difficult to answer objectively and are rarely useful for anyone else. Instead of asking which ...
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Only got +1 Reputation from answer upvote

Does it have something to do with the fact that I achieved 200 reputation on this day and somehow caped my reputation gain? Yes, that's exactly it. You reached your 200 rep max for the day, ...
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