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1:47 AM
@RhysW I am a consultant and working for IT consulting Organization. We have employed into the client location and work at the client location on client's assignments. We don't have any reporting manager like(Boss) except HR manager who do HR operations and marketing team with marketing manager who do marketing our profiles to get assignments for us. Client feedback and satisfaction is very much important to get extend contract and that decides our increments etc..
As I said my intention is not to hear this feedback from other channels especially from my employer at the time of decision making or after they took the decision. The satisfied client is our target
 
2:07 AM
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about etiquette and cultural norms rather than a workplace-specific issue. — Jim G. 2 mins ago
 
 
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CMW
7:52 AM
Given @jmac's post here on what side of the good/bad question line falls this question?
 
8:38 AM
@CMW I believe that question is covered by this meta post instead:
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Q: How do I deal with the fact that I'm awesome and everyone around me sucks?

JohnMcGThis seems to be the default structure of workplace questions. From the current front page: Dealing with co-workers intentionally working slower to milk their work hours? How to not let co-worker's incompetence affect my productivity? Should I confront a colleague who uses another co-worker ...

Perhaps your question provides a hint: "we may not needed to strictly follow what he thinks since I prefer simpler, practical ideas". He provides an idea based on what he's read, you give him a totally different idea based on your preference. Sounds like you just want him to implement your ideas because they are your ideas, not because his ideas are necessarily bad, or because your ideas are demonstrably better. As-is, I would have trouble answering this question, because it isn't clear what the actual problem is (other than your colleague not doing what you prefer). — jmac 20 secs ago
 
@jmac could you please protect that toilet question? it has already got at least 2 deleted answers from passers by, and it looks like it is still getting polluted
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Q: My coworkers don't clean the toilet after themselves

Nate KerkhofsWe have 1 men's toilet + 1 urinal at work for about 15-20 people and 1 women's toilet for 3-4 females. The problem we have is that some of the employees don't check if everything has been flushed properly and that the bowl is clean. According to the employees working here for a few years, this ...

its title in the hot list apparently attracts lemmings
maybe time to edit it to cool off...
Feb 19 at 8:56, by gnat
@jmort253 yeah. I think I first learned about titles importance in this question. Number of attempts at lemming answers dropped dramatically after changing the title from "Why did Git become so popular?" to "Why is the sudden increase in number of Git submitters on Debian popcon graph in 2010-01?"
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Q: Some of the employees don't check if everything has been flushed properly and that the bowl is clean

Nate KerkhofsWe have 1 men's toilet + 1 urinal at work for about 15-20 people and 1 women's toilet for 3-4 females. The problem we have is that some of the employees don't check if everything has been flushed properly and that the bowl is clean. According to the employees working here for a few years, this ...

 
CMW
8:53 AM
@jmac You're right. I forgot about that one
 
CMW
9:31 AM
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Q: Should I send goodbye email while I am changing my job in current company

Behrooz KashaniI work for a large company, recently I got offer from another section with completely different team and location, I have accepted their offer, my question is : " Should I send a Goodbye email to current team? if yes , what should I say? Thanks

can we get this one closed already? It's only attracting opinions
 
10:29 AM
@gnat I'm not 20k, unfortunately I can't protect anymore. you can try to ping @jmort, but he won't be up for another 6 hours at least (probably more like 8)
 
10:53 AM
@jmac I forgot, sorry. You got to compensate this with diamond!
@Chad agree that electing more mods would help... and that we have good candidates for elections. :) That's a very good point you made in the question: "can we get an extra mod or 2 to help handle the volume that we have?"gnat Feb 4 at 21:01
 
 
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12:23 PM
Good morning folks!
It's time... to upvote!
 
much more than our toilet mess :)
 
12:43 PM
@gnat Toilet mess? why you say that?
:O
Oh
because of that question
ahhahahahaHaH
oh my, this is funny
 
1:40 PM
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A: Some of the employees don't check if everything has been flushed properly and that the bowl is clean

Erdinc AyStart using islamic law today. It is forbidden to not tidy your hands. Uncleanness (not looking unclean - but being unclean) is punished. For example in Singapur it is forbidden to spit or throw your bubble gum on the street. The prophet himself made a special hand washing, which is today used ...

um.........
 
CMW
2:04 PM
@HugoRocha Totally agree
 
@CMW hehe, hello CMW. This situation reminds me of the game "Don't shit your pants", for the pc
:D
 
CMW
hey :)
I don't know that one
 
There is a channel from youtube, from someone called "Critikal"
or "penguinz0"
he makes funny gameplays, and gathers money from the channel
all his money goes straight to charity
100%
he played this game :P
If you want to see for yourself, here you go: google.com.br/…
here's a direct link: youtube.com/watch?v=Y6HWGqqeZ1A
 
CMW
this stuff about toilets and charity reminds me of give-a-shit.org (which unfortunately doesn't exist anymore)
 
give a shit? :D lol
a shame :|
speaking of charity, you guys know humble bundle?
buy games, donate to charity, and be awesome?
 
CMW
2:19 PM
Now I want to buy android games for my iphone
 
HahhahaHAH :D
Buy it!
 
CMW
I only got an andridiot
won't buy
 
andridiot?
-q
 
CMW
2:37 PM
'supid version of andriod' heard an iphone being called that, recently :)
 
lol Hahahah
I have a windows phone... bite me
:P
I'm one of the 12 users that has it
and hey, direct X 12 is coming!
 
CMW
yey?
Thanks. Removing my comments in 10 mins to keep it tidy. — oleksii 1 min ago
like!
 
yey for people who still develop with directX 11. Some algorithms really could use a upgrade.
:P
 
CMW
I dislike directX on grounds that it doesn't work on my machine :)
 
2:52 PM
I know :P
 
Peteris, still, we're looking for more than just a sentence. Tell us why you believe what you believe. What experiences led you to that conclusion. We're looking for answers that explain why and how using the guidelines of 6 subjective questions found in Good Subjective, Bad Subjective. Good luck and hope this helps. — jmort253 50 secs ago
 
CMW
@jmort253 Do you guys have a list of links you usually use in these comments? I always find myself searching for the appropriate posts to link to
 
Funny you ask, I was just thinking of posting them.... I'll do that tonight when I get time..... time for work....
BTW Thank you for asking! @CMW
 
CMW
@jmort253 Looking forward to it
enjoy your day. I can see my Feierabend already :D
 
@CMW it's only wednesday!
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Q: Should I send goodbye email while I am changing my job in current company

Behrooz KashaniI work for a large company, recently I got offer from another section with completely different team and location, I have accepted their offer, my question is : " Should I send a Goodbye email to current team? if yes , what should I say? Thanks

 
CMW
3:05 PM
@enderland Do you know that new show, 'The Tomorrow People'? You must be part of the 'Yesterday People' then :)
 
downvote party there man
@CMW Hahaha I mean it's basically your "almost friday" thing but don't rub it in for us Americans :P
I think Feirerabend is weekend, iirc
 
CMW
ah, not at all :)
It's just as germans like 'calling it a day' so much, that we gave that time a special term. Feierabend.
consisting of the words for 'evening' and 'celebration'
coincidentally
:D
 
ahhh. Ok, that's why I think i must have thought it was weekend? idk
 
CMW
:) weekend would be Wochenende
 
No... just no. This is not a good idea in the slightest bit. — enderland 5 secs ago
 
CMW
3:16 PM
@enderland That's another downvote party
 
3:44 PM
7 hours ago, by gnat
@jmac could you please protect that toilet question? it has already got at least 2 deleted answers from passers by, and it looks like it is still getting polluted
@jmort253 would you mind taking a look? ^^^
 
@gnat protected by Joe Strazzere 3 hours ago
 
@enderland oh, great! how did I miss that notice
 
CMW
I would be way more interested in something to back your claim that "It is the only way to foster any sort of collective responsibility for the state of the toilets". Why is there no other way?CMW 1 min ago
I think it would also be a viable solution to make an internal podcast "Addressing the State of the Toilets"
 
"when new software for fighter airplanes is deployed, they take the head of the software development team as a passenger on the first flight" Sounds like an urban legend to me. Where did you hear that? — Joe Strazzere 20 hours ago
 
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Q: How do I stay awake during work without the use of coffee?

ZibbobzI find myself drinking 2 cups of coffee a day during work, and feeling incredibly tired whenever I don't get at least one cup worth in my system during the day. This helps me stay awake well enough to get my tasks done. The problem is, I feel like I'm drinking far too much coffee for my own g...

wow that's some answers worth downvoting/deleting
 
3:59 PM
pondering a title for meta request to run mod elections, can't decide between "Need more guys to clean the toilet at Workplace" and "Need more guys to check if everything has been flushed properly and that the bowl is clean at Workplace". Which would be better?
 
CMW
You could do a meta meta question
 
Help wanted: toilet cleaning at the Workplace
 
CMW
@CMW - good point, I suppose my claim is based on experience (in general, not toilet related!). If you do not make everyone accountable for something, then it is almost impossible to make everyone feel responsible for it. It's just human nature. It sounds like until a client pulls out of a deal due to rubbsih hygiene in the toilets, management are not going to bother themselves with this seemingly insignificant problem — Mike 53 secs ago
what a gem
 
4:13 PM
guys, now seriously
where all these unworthy answers are coming from?
"There's too many of them!"
 
@enderland either this, or Help wanted: flushing everything properly and cleaning the bowl at the Workplace
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Q: Answers quality in hot questions

gnatFor few recent months, I've got a habit of downvoting answers which quality doesn't look OK to me. These probably can be generally described as low effort and/or these lacking relevance to question asked. Opinionated slogans, claims that are not backed up by appropriate references or by ...

 
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Q: The Anatomy of a Hot Question

jmacHere is the traffic since The Workplace was created: These are the three questions that caused those huge spikes in traffic: Is it rude to leave an interview early if you have already made your decision? How should I deal with an employee who has slept with my wife? What is a 'friendly' ...

 
@gnat I shall read this!
@gnat And this!
 
CMW
4:18 PM
@gnat Uncle Sam style: "We want you (to flush)!"
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This?
 
 
CMW
@HugoRocha nailed it
 
lemmings
@HugoRocha be careful, you may become a new convert...
in The Whiteboard, 6 hours ago, by Yannis Rizos
@gnat My latest question hit the "hot questions". 5 non answers in a day, and a dozen of bs comments that completely miss the point of the question. The numbers may not seem much, but are kind of impressive for a site the size of Politics. Also, someone thought the question itself was offensive. I didn't really enjoy the whole "hot questions" concept before, but now I truly hate it. With a passion.
 
@gnat This reminds me of "Wololo" - Age of empires, priest
 
4:25 PM
@HugoRocha this epic story (note the date of "answers quality" question) is now more of Lord Of the Rings scale. There's even Gandalf...
Jan 24 at 21:15, by gnat
by the way, @RhysW I just figured that MadScientist is more of a Gandalf in this hot story. :) My research started independently, but I pretty soon discovered that I am mostly walking on his traces
 
The question, then, is: Will he let me pass?
 
you'll never know until you try
 
:P
g2g guys! Have fun... IN THE TOILET!
muahahahhaha!
(I laugh, but some people here have trouble flushing too :P)
 
CMW
Is that what causes those strange noises coming from the restrooms?
you have fun, too, @HugoRocha
 
4:58 PM
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Q: Project Manager asks for complete 100% confidence everytime committing code

MiroI've got an ongoing relationship with a long term business partner as a consultant where his role is project manager (task manager + direction), and my role is a contracted developer. He has a tendency to micromanage my time with his tasks and oversight, but also has a strong sense of perfection...

could someone please protect this question from lemmings?
14 answers, lots of crap, soon it'll slide into CW
if not taken care of
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A: Project Manager asks for complete 100% confidence everytime committing code

PeroIf you manage something that you obviously know nothing about, then you are just an a**hole with high salary and not a manager. It's simple as that.

^^^ is hardly a quality wanted at our answers
 
@gnat protected by enderland just now
 
51 mins ago, by CMW
@gnat Uncle Sam style: "We want you (to flush)!"
while we're being hit by lemmings, a friendly reminder - Hot list has a couple of nice answer-rich SO questions that could help to redirect the killing exposure out of us if upvoted as enthusiastically as it happens at our questions...
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A: Prevent specific sites from being overrepresented in the hot questions list

gnatIt was bad Old system was designed so that it tended to inaccurately favor questions from sites that differ much from Stack Overflow, particularly smaller and ones of conceptual / subjective-ish nature (for example, Programmers and Workplace). Compared to SO, smaller sites have much less power ...

@Shog9 I feel fine about having regular 3-4 SO questions there, as long as these are close enough to top to relieve smaller sites of carrying that crappy weight alonegnat Feb 27 at 16:31
 
6:02 PM
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Q: Is there a Stack Exchange site for interview questions?

Mohammad S.Is there a Stack Exchange site for both technical and behavioural interview questions? Where I could ask questions about, for example: Sample questions and solutions, experiences, or seeking advice for interviews A place where I could ask interview questions and what the best way to answer it (...

wonder if it'd be worth throwing a disclaimer on that question, looks like workplace is recommended
 
6:34 PM
this post is rather hard to read (wall of text). Would you mind editing it into a better shape? — gnat 11 mins ago
^^^ Is @jmac on ICQ?
A rota is only fair if everybody makes the same amount of mess, which is highly unlikely. Asking employees who don't make a mess to additionally go in and clean up the fecal matter of their inconsiderate co-workers is going to generate a huge amount of resentment. — OrbWeaver 8 hours ago
parasietje - If that sales director is using the toilet absolutely. What makes that directory special? Is that diector too good to clean a toilet? — Ramhound yesterday
Why are you bringing religion into this? — Nate Kerkhofs 5 hours ago
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A: Some of the employees don't check if everything has been flushed properly and that the bowl is clean

Erdinc AyStart using islamic law today. It is forbidden to not tidy your hands. Uncleanness (not looking unclean - but being unclean) is punished. For example in Singapur it is forbidden to spit or throw your bubble gum on the street. The prophet himself made a special hand washing, which is today used ...

 
CMW
can we kill this whole thread with fire already?
 
6:58 PM
@CMW funny but it may be actually safer to keep it there for a day or two. It looks like a "weight" of -10 answer score finally managed to pull the question out of the hot list. Rare case when community feedback overruled brainless hotness formula: 21/5=4.2 added to score by senselessly stuffing it at one part, but cool fat -10 dragged it down at another part, so total is -5.8, just what doctor ordered :)
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A: How do the "arbitrary hotness points" work on the new Stack Exchange home page?

David FullertonBasically what's documented here: What formula should be used to determine "hot" questions? We have a few tweaks: Succeeding questions from the same site are penalized by increasing amounts. So, the first question from SO in the list gets multiplied by 1.0, the second by 0.98, the third ...

 
CMW
@gnat well that's a good thing for once
 
@CMW bad thing is of course this is rare case. It's too much to expect of community that every of megazillions lemming answers in every +20 hot question would be voted down to -5 or lower. And if you count in "sympathy upvotes" from passers by ("oh I'll +1 for just tryin'"), things get totally unmanageable. We're just lucky btw that tidy-your-hands didn't got such upvotes so far (keeping fingers crossed)
 
CMW
@gnat Is there still nobody willing to turn this into a sensible implementation?
 
...a "nice" example of the harm done by sympathy upvotes can be seen at Programmers, totally and demonstrably irrelevant answer got 7 votes down from regulars against 6 votes up from passers by. Answerer isn't even motivated to delete it, rather opposite: +6*10 -7*2=46, why would anyone in their sane mind want to delete such a rep cow...
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A: Why is the sudden increase in number of Git submitters on Debian popcon graph in 2010-01?

mmlThere is only one reason. Linus Torvalds. At the time, he had cobbled together git from a pile of shell scripts to more easily manage kernel patches in his email queue. Mat Mackall built Mercurial, and pitched it to Linus, but Linus was happy with his ball of shell scripts, which was working q...

This zero effort, purely opinionated answer lacks explanation and context. Statements made are not explained nor backed up with anything. Overly generalized wording like "There is only one reason. Linus Torvalds" does not even attempts to relate to the actual, specific question asked. As far as I can tell this blatantly violates requirements in the question notice: "provide some explanation and context.... explain why you're recommending it as a solution."gnat Dec 1 '12 at 8:17
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A: 2014 SO Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

gnatWhat is the Goal of “Hot Network Questions”? what the heck we are actually trying to achieve... The list of questions from a variety of sites is in a great location screen-wise, it is readily accessible and does get a lot of eyes on it. But as with any marketing, the goal isn't just to g...

^^^ you see the score? It reads loud and clear priority -17 at Stack Overflow => SE team keeps their priority aligned...
 
CMW
@gnat yeah, I've followed that development as well
 
7:10 PM
@CMW the way I see it, currently it makes more sense focusing on education rather than implementation...
Oct 1 '13 at 17:19, by gnat
As of now, I am focusing more on educating MSO audience about involved issues than on pushing for specific change; from this perspective status-declined is not very significant. the more people learn about it, the better chance for someone to come with a killer idea that would push it through
Feb 28 at 6:36, by gnat
@gnat I won't hash this out in the comments with you (I recommend bringing up a meta question to talk about this specific logical flaw you mention), but my answer does not change: We're not worried about needing to auto-protect hot questions because we haven't seen a reason to have to need to do that yet. Random google questions that the spammers go after are much more of a problem than the hot questions -- and there's no way to simply protect a question in advance because we won't know the spammers have hit it until there are already a few spam answers on it. — George Stocker 14 hours ago
Feb 28 at 6:36, by gnat
whenever I read what these guys write it just screams: educate me
 
CMW
That makes sense. I'm lemminging in :)
 
7:34 PM
hiya
 
 
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CMW
10:18 PM
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A: How to politely communicate that I really can learn well only if I do it myself?

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