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What is the point of voting to close ( or closing in general ) a question with an accepted answer? Whether a question is on-topic has nothing to do with the presence of answers, whether those are upvoted or not. We close questions for various reasons (see the tour and help/on-topic). As Masked Man said I don't see why the presence of an answer changes ...


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If it's a good question, then it shouldn't matter if the poster choose whatever answer is most favorable to his situation. I suspect that's what happens in the majority of acceptances anyway. A good question is a good question - no matter which answer is accepted, if any are. I'll bet if you analyze all the questions asked, the majority are looking for ...


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The question is over 3 years old. Your concept of urgency seems a little off. Even if there was a critical issue that needed to be resolved quickly, this isn't the way to do it. You have plenty of other options: You have close votes to start the closing process. You can comment why the question should be closed or how it should be improved to avoid ...


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Should we on Workplace close questions where questioners have a workplace problem but aren't quite sure how to reason about it -- how to navigate the icebergs? If we don't close those questions how can we best help those users? Useful answers about how to navigate the icebergs will help all our visitors, so they're worth keeping. We definitely want to put ...


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Why is this frowned upon by the Mods ( or in general )? We frown upon any action that abuses SE systems, especially if it's done to accomplish a particular action that's not normally possible. Strategically placing a bounty to prevent a question from being closed is an example of that. Bounties preventing close votes is, to my knowledge, largely a side-...


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I'd like to quote this answer of mine (slightly adapted) on a related post, where we discussed how to be more welcoming to non-IT questions. This applies the same to questions outside our area of expertise: As an IT folk, but also a bit of a Generalist, I have developed a simple flow chart that I try to follow when navigating TWP: See a new ...


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Executive Summary 13.3% of the questions asked on this site since the 'primarily opinion-based' close reason was introduced on June 26th, 2013 have been put on hold for that reason. Despite that (rather large) number, I do not advocate eliminating the close reason as it does have a place. I do advocate aggressively editing questions to try to keep them ...


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that close vote needs 24 buddies to get anywhere. What do you mean by this? Questions always need 5 (non-moderator) close votes to close. Are you seeing the "X votes remaining" option - this refers to your votes remaining. So you could vote to close up to 24 questions.


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It takes 5 reopen votes. Interestingly this isn't specifically said in the help center anywhere I can find.


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Should we still vote to close as we would normally (as if it was a fresh question), or should we take some consideration that a large number of people thought the question was useful? The close reason in this case makes no sense on the face of it. The reason given is: This question needs details or clarity. Add details and clarify the problem ...


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We should give the question a chance. I skip questions I don't know about and come back to them later or just make a comment for clarification. But I rarely vote to close anyway, usually that is done very quickly by the same people. Sometimes I wonder if they actually made an attempt to understand the question first.


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I believe that the majority of TW questions are going to be asked about situations in which the OP desires confirmation of their position. There are just a couple types of potential perspectives questions will be asked from. The first is an employer seeking how to handle a situation; the second is an employee doing the same. If it's an employer then they ...


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The problem here is 2 fold. A) we dont know what the OP wants to do.(work it or not) B) We have no idea what the actual employment status of the OP is (Contractor, hourly employee, salaried employee) The assumption here is the the OP is paid an hourly wage (or bills at an hourly rate) but it could just be that the OP is salaried but reports their hours ...


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Please justify these close votes. I don't know why folks voted to close. Here at stackexchange it's not required that anyone justify any of their votes. If I had to guess, I'd say that the phrase "can I even resign or am I bound by the contract?" comes across as requiring legal counsel for a proper answer. "Bound by the contract" pretty much demands a ...


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I think we should proceed with a good deal of caution. It's fine if something is not your area of expertise. While bad advice is worse than no advice, preventing someone from getting advice is worse still. I've noticed this trend in answering questions about disabilities in the workplace as well. Not all questions about disabilities fall under "You are ...


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That question looks more like "how do coworkers tend to react to this?" than "am I going to get in trouble with management/HR if I do this?" to me. We have lots of questions about behavior in the workplace that could go either way. I tend to err on the side of leaving them open, personally. (I only skimmed this one quickly.) If a question has been closed,...


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I only agree with close votes part. Closing should be reserved to questions which can't possibly be answered well, like questions asking for opinions, rants phrased as questions or unclear questions which can only be answered with guesses. Voting is a different matter. We all have different views on what questions are useful, and are free to vote ...


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I'm not seeing what is so bad about this question that it needs anything more than the regular close vote. It's not actively causing harm to the site, so let's just let the normal process take effect.


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There seem to be a large number of close votes being cast on here in general - more than most other SE sites I frequent. Perhaps there should be a review of the VTC categories and/or the guidelines for what is considered on topic here? Workplace issues are not a science. Most questions and answers on TWP are to some extent opinion- and personal-experience ...


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Numbers mean little in some cases. I once had an answer deleted after it had over 30 upvotes/ So if it warrants closing or deletion in your opinion, just go ahead.


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I agree completely with this suggestion, because: All questions here are primarily opinion based This close reason seems to get used incorrectly from my anecdotal experience "Primarily opinion based" means something different for SE than it does in standard English - this is super confusing to most people I suspect


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I think people who ask questions have a lot of unorganized analysis already done in their head! its because they cannot arrive to a solution themselves they reach out to forums like these. And for the very same reason the questions may sometimes sound vague. But putting them to hold or closing them does nothing to help them and puzzles them even more so.


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I was one of those who voted to close. My reasoning was that, while your question was detailed, it asked a question that cannot possibly be answered here. You could get five different sources and end up with five different answers. "Definitive source" is dependent on many factors, not just sector. By definition it can't be answered because it's too ...


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The bottom line here is you CANNOT know the reason for a vote of any kind unless the user has the good sense to comment on the item being voted on. ( I don't always comment when I vote in the positive direction, but I do most of the time if I vote in the negative direction. You cannot assume voting occurs based on popularity ( I like this question ) versus ...


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"Trolling" implies intent, which is hard to judge when reading someone's words. So I agree with the generally accepted approach of taking things at face value: If someone asks an answerable question, we should focus on answering it rather than guessing intent. (Outside of obvious fringe cases, which should probably be handled with flags). I think that still ...


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