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2023: a year in moderation

It’s that time of the year again! As we wave goodbye to last year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here might be ...
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Should we request a banner to communicate our policy regarding generative AI in posts?

Staff recently completed a test of a banner to inform users of a site's policy regarding the use of generative AI, finding that it doesn't significantly impact answer rates but that it does reduce the ...
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Removing the "pm-software" tag as an uninformative superset

The "PM-Software" Tag is Too Generic, and Needs Clean-Up and Removal The Problem I'd like to remove the pm-software tag, but we currently have 189 questions already tagged with it. This is ...
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Release-Plan and Release-Planning tag synonyms

Swapping and Merging Release Plan(ning) Synonyms We currently have the following unmerged synonyms: release-plan release-planning I'm fine with them being synonyms, although arguably one is an ...
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Discussion about new tags we may need to add to the site or otherwise make on-topic

Revisiting Tags and Topics to Remain Relevant & Encourage More High-Quality Questions Recently, this post caught my eye bcause at first glance I didn't think it was a PM question. After looking ...
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2022: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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AI-Generated Answers on Project Management

The use of ChatGPT and other services and tools to generate answers to questions on Project Management, or any Stack Exchange site, comes with risks. Please use these tools carefully. If you do decide ...
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Next steps around my first question: edit, bounty, posting a follow-up question or something else

My first question in the the main site is Is "citizen development" <software development> an old thing with new name in the project management field?. It was a "hot question",...
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Handling of a Bad Question with Upvoted and Accepted Answer

TL;DR As numerous commenters on the question have pointed out, the question focuses on the purported "flatness" of the hierarchy, which makes the question as currenlty-posed confusing and ...
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Usage of pm.se chat for knowledge & event sharing?

As someone who likes to attend meetups and get to know about nice videos & workshops to get up to speed with the latest around management & leadership, I've always struggled to know how to be ...
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2021: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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Definitive answer vs opinion-based based question

I don't understand why this question was closed on the grounds of "that this is an opinion poll", that I am asking what is the right approach in a given project management situation: https://...
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Should accepted answers be pinned or should answers be strictly ordered by vote?

Stack Exchange staff have announced a proposal around the way answer acceptance works - more details can be seen at this meta SE post - unpinning the accepted answer from the top of the list of ...
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Do we have any data on active users in PMSE?

I am intrigued as to how populated the PMSE community is. I very rarely ever meet anyone in my industry in the UK who has heard of PMSE and even less contribute to the community. Do we have an annual ...
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2021 Community Moderator Election Results

Moderator election #1 on Project Management has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the new moderators are: Please thank them for volunteering and share your assistance and advice with ...
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2021 Community Moderator Election

The 2021 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks, ...
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2021 Moderator Election Q&A – Question Collection

The purpose of this thread was to collect questions for the questionnaire. The questionnaire is now live, and you may find it here. Project Management Stack Exchange is scheduled for an election next ...
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Announcing an upcoming election [closed]

Summary: Project Management Stack Exchange will begin the nomination stage for an election on August 2, as your "graduation" election (as a result of having lost your beta label a while back)...
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How to handle a off-topic question that has a (potentially) very good on-topic question beneath it?

While looking at Poor man's manner of conducting Agile Scrum/kanban/lean/XP software development philosophies/practices while remotely working online over the internet, one might see that there's ...
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Tag badges awarded in bulk

Tag badges were recently awarded. Pardon my ignorance, was there a recent change/announcement that I may have missed? Did a script fail earlier? It appears to have been awarded in bulk:
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2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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Product Management questions - 2020 edition

Seems that roughly every 5 years (as HERE and HERE) this conversation is triggered: "Are Product Management questions on or off-topic at PM.SE?"
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Question asking for a link

Recently just came across this question which attracted this answer which is a link only answer (it loses any value of the link becomes obsolete). Thing is, this answers what OP asks, so the answer ...
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Multiple answers from that look like Spam

I'm particularly concerned with the contributions from this user, namely https://pm.stackexchange.com/a/30244/27189 https://pm.stackexchange.com/a/30246/27189 having in all of the answers ...
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BPM and BPMN questions

I have seen some questions regarding BPMN, but not as a main topic. Are BPM and BPMN questions suited for this site? Would it be a better to create a SE site just for that?
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Community Promotion Ads — 2020

You lost your “beta” label in 2019, so welcome to your very first edition of Community Promotion Ads, for the year of 2020! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads are community-...
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2019: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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Well-crafted spam, or just incidentally-spammy posts?

NB: I'd like any discussion of this issue to avoid the use of the product name at issue, to avoid accidentally promoting it. I'd also like to ensure that the discussion focuses on facts and ...
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Permission to not disclose author's affiliation?

I'm talking specifically about this answer from the moderator Todd A. Jacobs. In the end of the answer, there's a "See Also" section including many links to other answers from Todd A. Jacobs, without ...
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Act with Flags and Reviews in one single post

When reviewing a Low Quality Post, appeared a post that is not an answer but a thank you comment. Considering my all my possible actions, I could at least "Recommend Deletion" right away and this ...
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Chat room for flags?

Yesterday found another a SPAM answer, flagged accordingly but the answer still remains there. This isn't something new in this community and it's understandable if we consider there's people behind ...
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Answer doesn't include new information

I'm talking in particular about this answer. This made me think how we shall proceed when, in the same question, there's a new answer that doesn't include any new relevant new information. The same ...
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Congratulations, you're no longer in Beta!

This site started private beta before July 2012, so it is no longer "beta", it is a full site by our definition. We've removed the word "beta" from your site banner because we believe that you aren't ...
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Edit questions and answers

I've noticed many QAs have similar errors and they could be easily enhanced, grammatically speaking. This got me wondering if that was the right behaviour or not. So, after exploring, found in the ...
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Users writing tags in title

We know it's good practice to not write tags in title because Stack's tag system is good and we should trust it. Nonetheless, there are many questions using them. Here are some of the title ...
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Network unable to cope with flags

Sometime ago raised two flags of clearly two SPAM answers, explaining why the reason for the flag. Turns out the flags aged away and once that happened the answers disappeared from the site. They had ...
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Spammy answers trimmed with edits; links remaining in edit history

We have had several answers flagged as spam recently: https://pm.stackexchange.com/a/26530 https://pm.stackexchange.com/a/26531 The answers were trimmed by the author after they were flagged, ...
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Update info in 'agile' and 'scrum' tags to not use both?

I just rejected a deluge of suggested edits to add the 'agile' tag to a bunch of Questions tagged as 'scrum'. I presume this was the correct response due to extrapolating from Does PM.SE benefit from ...
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Should pm.se deal with company / startup questions?

I've noticed an increased appearance on PM.SE questions (such THIS, THIS and THIS) related to how to manage not only a project, but more strategic program (or even company) wide questions. As of ...
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How do we stop a user from removing tags?

I've been Rejecting dozens of requests for a few days already to remove the MS Project version-specific tag (like ms-project-2010) on questions that are clear that they are specific to that version of ...
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there is no canonical answer

What is to be so bad about question that to have there is no canonical answer? Some time it is important information and super answers and you to be closing it. A pity. I not to understand; a lot of ...
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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, in ...
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Are terminology & comparison related questions on-topic?

As an example, difference between project manager and business analyst is related to two terminologies and asks about their difference. Are such questions considered on-topic on PMSE? I left a ...
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Does PM.SE benefit from having Specific tags for each MS Project version?

Problem: There's been a lot of edits being approved due to question retagging. Every time these edits are done, these questions go to the pm.se frontpage as latest activity, "burying" several other, ...
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Uncommented downvotes

I am observing a trend in downvotes of questions with no comment to explain. Is anyone else noticing this? Is there anything that can be done? In other, busier SE sites, I don't think it matters as ...
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How to ask for peer feedback on a free MVP of a pm related product here?

I asked for a peer feeback of a free MVP product related to project / product / portfolio management and my post got flagged as spam and deleted. No chance to chat with the unhappy parties as far as I ...
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Shall this site have an specific definition of "shopping question"?

PM is about best practices, processes, tools, and techniques related to Project Management. Sometimes a question is tagged as: "shopping question" when people ask about some tool recommendation or ...
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Why do some moderators use handles instead of their real names?

Why do some moderators on Stack Exchange use handles? Why don't they use their real names, or actual photos of themselves smiling?
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Duplicated Answer - how to flag?

A while back, I flagged https://pm.stackexchange.com/a/20270/25606 as 'Not an Answer', since it was an exact duplicate of the https://pm.stackexchange.com/a/17133/25606 answer for the same Question. ...
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Please welcome your new pro tem moderator!

Your mod team here has supported the idea of getting some backup, as first discussed at Is it time to hold Moderator elections and share the Moderator burden at SE?. Today, I am happy to announce that ...
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