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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 ...
Lilienthal's user avatar
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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.
Monica Cellio's user avatar
15 votes

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'...
Monica Cellio's user avatar
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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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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 ...
Lilienthal's user avatar
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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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10 votes

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 ...
Lilienthal's user avatar
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10 votes

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 ...
Monica Cellio's user avatar
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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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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.
mhoran_psprep's user avatar
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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How can I prevent "too many" edits on my question?

Do not get into an edit war. If other users are repeatedly making unwanted edits to your question, flag the question for moderator attention and explain the situation. In this particular question, you ...
Masked Man's user avatar
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9 votes

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 ...
Joe Strazzere's user avatar
9 votes

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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9 votes

As a user, how should I respond to suggested edits being used to “PM” me insults anonymously?

Whenever you see someone breaking the Code of Conduct (CoC), whether or not it is directed at you, you should flag it for moderator attention. If it is a suggested edit, you should reject the edit as &...
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9 votes
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Got Rep bombed - sad face

The script that is supposed to handle those cases should catch it and roll it back in a day or two. If it doesn't, let us know.
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8 votes
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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, ...
David K's user avatar
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8 votes
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Unusual review appeared on First Post Queue

Apparently, the position of "first post" is dynamic. This related post on Meta.SE says: Questions are added to the queue when they qualify for it. Normally, a question qualifies as a "first post" ...
Monica Cellio's user avatar
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Providing an answer to a "protected" Topic

Welcome to the site! One of the unfortunate things about protecting questions is that inevitably you run the risk that someone with just the right knowledge is going to get blocked from answering and ...
motosubatsu's user avatar
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Can someone tell me why my comments were deleted?

I'm not the mod who removed your two comments, however I can see that both were flagged by the community and removed at some point prior to the chat migration. The vulgarity (although censored) may ...
motosubatsu's user avatar
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Request for data: What has been removed here as rude/abusive?

I ran the exact same query that was run to get the results for the MSO post you point to, and the results for the past 90 days are posted below. I can't do a code snippet here, like bluefeet did on ...
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What is a workplace?

I believe this page explains it pretty clearly. Finding employment (resumes/cv/cover letters, recruiters, hiring-managers, interviews, negotiations, etc.) Maintaining employment (promotions, ...
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