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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, ...
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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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Should we have specific tags for VSTS and and TFS or we should keep a single one?

This question comes from Remaining Work rollup issue. Based on the premises that we are ok on having software-specific tags, should we have tags for Visual Studio Team System (VSTS) and Team ...
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This site has been in beta for years, will it ever make it out?

Similar threads in the early days of this site exists: Site Not On Track to Survive Public Beta and Is the questions metric key if the PM site is to avoid being cancelled after beta? but looking at ...
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Is it fair to include a product url that is related to Project Management in a Question?

I have a Project based Calendar template on a digital market and I would like to improve my product based on Project Manager's (or related Persons') ideas. But I would like to know that, is it allowed ...
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Is it time to hold Moderator elections and share the Moderator burden at SE?

After the [rollback war] is it now time to hold another round of moderator elections to ensure we have consistent coverage across the PM SE?1
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HoHoHo! Winter Bash 2016 is here!

The end of the year is upon us, and here in Stack Land, that can only mean one thing: it's time for Winter Bash 2016! Event Overview Winter Bash is a fun, lighthearted event we run every year as a ...
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Should we promote upvotes on questions?

The question What is the best way to deal with a client that is always complaining? for instance has been asked yesterday, already have 5 answers and no upvote. IMHO, we should see a reverse ...
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How (and should I) proactively create synonyms that are more intuitive than the canonical tags?

Background We currently have 17 questions tagged daily-scrum, which is the formally correct name for the Scrum ceremony. However, colloquially many people call this meeting the daily-standup, so I ...
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Where are the project managers?

Doesn't seem like any project managers are on this site anymore. Heavy IT presence and clearly not managers or leaders. Is this site evolving to IT-centric concepts?
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Should this be an Agile/Scrum Questions stack exchange?

Wouldn't it make more sense to have a distinct Agile group? What do you think are the benefits of having questions and answers from this two different worlds in this one group? Here are some ...
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Moderator Elections?

Does anyone know how often moderator elections are held on this site? Or more importantly, when the next one would be? I would like to throw my hat into the ring for election as moderator so that ...
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How to protect questions?

I have recently earned the "Protect Questions" privilege. Go me! However I cannot find out how to actually protect a question! Not that I want to at the moment, but I might do in the future! I see ...
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Once again, obsolete comments not deleted- why this time?

In this question I once more assisted with clarification with the OP and in this case I asked questions in the comments, the OP answered and I asked them to edit their answers into the question. They ...
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Possible reasons for a bigger view count

Can someone with access to relevant analytics, please shed some light on how the following question got bigger traffic as compared to other posts. 2000+ views in less than 24 hours. We would like the ...
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Why were my “obsolete comment” flags declined?

In this question there was a lot of commentary in relation to the original form of the question. The question was heavily edited and morphed into a completely different question, rendering all the ...
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Meeting up at Scrum Gathering

I hope it's ok to post this here - I'll happily remove it if not. It's great being part of this StackExchange community with you all. I was wondering if anyone else was going to Scrum Gathering April ...
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Lots of edits recently

I've noticed a lot of edits coming through recently and while I want to applaud the improvements to the questions, I'm a bit concerned that so many are being edited that new open questions are being ...
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HoHoHo! Winter Bash 2015 is here!

The end of the year is upon us, and here in Stack Land, that can only mean one thing: it's time for Winter Bash 2015! Event Overview Winter Bash is a fun, lighthearted event we run every year as a ...
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Why has PM:SE Usage dropped off so much?

Earning Rep on PM:SE is a slow and tedious affair, mainly because of the slow rate of on-topic questions and apparent lack of users who read, upvote and accept answers. I once waited 2-3 days on Meta ...
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What should I do with tag, which is used for different types of questions?

Some tags have different meanings and are used for different types of questions. I found that, when I wanted to write a description for an education tag. As I saw, it's used for: Marking questions ...
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Should questions about financial projections be off-topic?

Financial projections can be considered part of PM discussion in PM SE? I´m not sure if it is directly related to project or financial issues (there is another site that handles financial Q&A?).
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Is this Sharepoint/Project Server question off topic?

I was just taking a look at this question in the close review queue: https://pm.stackexchange.com/questions/15848/. I can't decide if it should be closed or not (though the OP seems kind of grumpy ...
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Can I ask for a critique of an aspect of our development process?

For example, would it be considered off-topic if: I posted some project requirements along with corresponding User Stories I created and asked for a critique of my stories? I'm pretty sure I already ...
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Should [estimating] and [estimation] be synonyms?

Should estimating (161 questions) and estimation (6 questions) tags be merged / made synonyms? I believe they share the same meaning and only one of them should be used. Even though estimation has ...
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Is there a lack of consensus amongst moderators about Product Management questions?

Today I posted my first PM.SE question, which was clearly tagged as 'Product-Management' (existing tag), and asked a question about licensing, which IMV is absolutely in the thick of Product-...

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