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I'm in favor to nuke because : there are already the tags work-environment, professionalism and unprofessional-behavior to describe this problem such a tag don't seems itself to be profesional and calling people toxic here would not pass the Be nice policy.


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Making the country tags visually distinct in some way would be helpful. I, too, often miss these, and it matters. I don't think we should just make them a different color/shade like for the four mandatory tags on meta sites, because that kind of color encoding already means "mandatory tag set" and that's not what we're doing with countries.1 (We should ...


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No, red-flags is not a valid or helpful tag and should not be used. It's a meta tag, per https://stackoverflow.blog/2010/08/07/the-death-of-meta-tags/. It is entirely unsatisfactory as a single tag on a question. It's like having a tag of [problem] or [things-I-dont-like]. It may as well be on almost every single question on the site describing something ...


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I think this looks quite all right: Only limited number of countries is included. I don't know how to automatically populate list of countries. I used google search to get tag names for commonly used countries here: // ==UserScript== // @name Country tags // @namespace util // @description Adds CSS love to country flags on Workplace.SE // @include ...


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No one is going to know the difference, just make them synonyms. I think there is a subtle difference between a coworker and a colleague, but as you said, not everyone agrees on what exactly that difference is. Add that with the fact that we have a lot of non-native English speakers here, there is no way we would be able to get people to use them ...


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Given the huge legal, social and cultural differences from country to country, I think it's an excellent idea. A simple question such as "Is it appropriate to ask about a coworker's sick family member" can have Widely different answers based on the culture and country. In The USA, it can get you in trouble. In India, it's expected, and in other nations it ...


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Legal aspects of navigating the workplace are not off topic. Legal and Law tags have their value and this proposal does not have any upside. While it may make finding information about legal and law problems in the workplace harder. This seems counter to the policies and behaviors SE purports to champion.


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We have some location tags already and I don't see a problem with them; I don't think they're "meta" in the same way that, say, "homework" is a meta tag. If the locale is important to the question then calling that out in a tag seems kosher to me. However, regardless of what we do with tags, if the locale matters I want to see that in the question body. ...


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No As in: we can, but we shouldn't. In modern English resume and résumé are pretty much interchangeable. Over time, loan words in American English seem to lose their diacritic marks as they lose their link to the original language. British English generally prefers CV over either. Since both are fine and the accented version is likely to wane in popularity ...


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Here's some holistic tagging ideas: 1 - Location Tags I think the most sensible idea is to take our best crack at segmenting tags into regions with overlapping workplace cultures. Some of this might be population dependant, but the overriding goal should be that if a given culturally-specific answer would apply to multiple areas in the same part of the ...


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My thoughts: As a non-French speaker, I do not have an easy way to make the é character on my Windows keyboard I use at work (at home I have a mac and mac users can fairly easily if they are savvy, but most probably don't realize this?). I will still type "resume" 100% of the time, both for the tag and for text of questions/etc. I don't really think this ...


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I don't see any issues with how the tags are currently being used. The gender applies to all questions related to gender, including sexism, discrimination, being a minority, and transgender issues. The lgbtq tag applies to questions relating to sexual orientation and gender identity. It would then be appropriate to use both tags for questions about being ...


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I disagree, per @MonicaCellio's description of meta tags: Meta tags (e.g. "homework" on other sites) are discouraged on Stack Exchange. If a question is good it shouldn't matter if it's hypothetical or real; if there isn't enough information, then either that needs to be addressed or it's not a good question. Whether or not meta tags are allowed or not, ...


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I believe a tag as general as "employees" is useless. Since this is workplace.stackexchange, "employees" is implied in pretty much every question. You might as well have a "work" tag. If tags are to be of any real benefit, they must be discriminatory. That is, selecting a tag must exclude a majority of unrelated questions. I can't see that happening if "...


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I think the intent was that software is for questions about software itself, like Justifying the installation of utility applications on company laptop. software-industry, on the other hand, is about an industry. It looks like the former has not always been correctly applied -- not having a tag wiki probably contributes to that.


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Because we have no questions justifying their creation. Venture Capital: 2 closed questions, none open Venture Capitalists: 1 question created by OP today, potentially off-topic VC: no open questions (one unrelated) Investor: 1open question, feels off-topic to me Tag should never be created in advance. Only create them when they are useful. Generally that ...


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Because one is able to converse in discussions and topics regarding law without asking for or giving legal advice


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Would anyone else be in favor of going back and adding a tag to all of these questions? No. I'd be concerned about all the "is this a scam?" questions that would likely follow.


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I don't think we should start separating religions. So while a tag for religion makes sense to me, separate ones don't. Should you separate into denominations, general beliefs, specifics? Who would make the decisions. Who's perception of what a religion is would be used anyway? An athiests? Many denominations believe there is only one religion in the World,...


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Another reminder when posting a reopen request, please make sure to accept an answer once it is completed. This is the preferred way of indicating that a question has been reopened, not just marking it as (Done). The reason to accept an answer is that every so often the Community Bot will bump the question to the homepage. This can be pretty annoying if a ...


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While I don't think this will always translate as meaning the underlying question will be opinion-based I do think it's a bad tag. Primarily because it's a horribly over-used, too-broad buzzphrase - people throw it around as though it actually means something but can never explain just what it means or if they can it never seems to agree with what other ...


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I am sort of behind this. However quite a few of the questions with the Unprofessional-Behavior tag should just have that tag removed. They are not about professionalism at all. So before the tag is merge someone should probably go through and remove the tag from those questions where it does not belong in the first place. Edit It appears most of the ones ...


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I hope these will be merged. There are, as Chad points out, shades of difference between quitting and resigning. However: I don't think our userbase makes that distinction when they're applying tags. Eyeballing them, I see answers with both tags, tagged resignation (not quitting) using the word quit tagged quitting (not resignation) using the word ...


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Based on the consensus and votes here seems that the tag should be gone. I agree with what David said in this answer, so I proceeded to swap 'ghosting' for communication.


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Yes. Tags with no questions are already automatically deleted. This tag has two questions which are currently closed. While I can imagine questions that would be on-topic here that could use it, such a tag can just be recreated then if there is a need for it. It might be worth launching another tag cleanup round to avoid creating new discussions for each ...


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Should we just get rid of this tag? Yes we should get rid of it. This TAG does not conform to our play nice policy.


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There are criteria on what legal questions can and can't be asked. We as a community need to work harder to actually enforce these criteria rather than throwing on close votes the second legality is mentioned.


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While I agree with the general theme - religion is something that can be absolutely pertinent to navigating the workplace (it's a protected characteristic in multiple locales for example) I'm not sure creating a tag for specific religions is the way to go.


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