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Hey guys,

Just wanted to remind everybody that the minimum you can do to support the site is read questions, and upvote good questions and answers.

This is not really hard to do; everybody on the site has some type of questions they find interesting (for me, agile/scrum/IT + risk management); so read and upvote!

I know sometimes people get caught into the "reputation trap" of focusing purely on reputation -- reading only questions they might know, dropping answers, and not up-voting other good answers -- but in the spirit of project management, be fair to everyone, even people who you're "competing" against.

My personal time availability is fluctuating, so this is a reminder to myself first and to the rest of us -- voting is easy and useful.

  • Thanks for the encouragement! I plan to spend some time this weekend to read some previously asked questions and vote on some good questions and answers. – jmort253 Apr 10 '11 at 0:53
  • Are there 'signs' that there isn't enough upvoting? And what does that mean, then, for the site? – Stephan Apr 12 '11 at 21:30
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    @Stephan there is; see the Area 51 Proposal: area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/10947/project-management -- there's a section on "avid users;" we're on track for 2000+ and 3000+ rep users (moderate: yellow), but for 150+ rep, we're behind and going to end with a worrying/red metric. – ashes999 Apr 13 '11 at 14:47
  • Ashes, thanks for the link. That's indeed "worrying" if we're going to get judged by those stats. Number of visitors is maybe the most worrying of all. – Stephan Apr 13 '11 at 15:13
  • @Stephan there are a couple other threads discussing this; notably: meta.pm.stackexchange.com/questions/94/… -- I wouldn't worry overly much; if you can, blog/write about the site, and hope for the best. – ashes999 Apr 13 '11 at 16:01
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Indeed, "Vote Early and Often"!

http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2010/10/vote-early-vote-often/
https://pm.stackexchange.com/users?tab=voters

Beyond that:

  1. Share great questions and answers
    http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2010/09/announcer-booster-and-publicist-badges/

  2. Love and reward your new users for being awesome! (hint: also involves voting!)
    https://pm.stackexchange.com/review
    https://pm.stackexchange.com/users

  3. Try to attract experts to the site by helping them get answers, too:
    http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2011/04/helping-the-experts-get-answers/

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