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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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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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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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Rollback War on 'Why did our process cause us to miss our release date?'

The OP and one of the answerers keep alternating rollbacks to this Question. It's getting a little ridiculous and unprofessional. Do we have rules in place for whose revision should be kept? The OP's ...
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Can you update the custom close reason regarding software engineering questions?

Currently, there is a custom off-topic reason here that reads: Software engineering questions are off-topic here, but can be asked on Programmers Stack Exchange. Following our rebranding, it ...
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Can we make “estimates” the canonical tag?

Currently, there is currently a proposal to make estimation a synonym of estimating. However, I think this is backwards: if the choice is only between these two words, then estimation should be the ...
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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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Can we please change the “scrummaster” tag to be hyphenated like other similar tags?

TL;DR The current scrummaster tag should be converted to scrum-master, which is more consistent with our existing naming conventions. Explanation Currently, scrummaster is a canonical tag. However, ...
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Where to ask question on IT management?

I have a question related to IT management, more specifically: I'm beginning to document our application landscape. I have created a basic diagram and it keeps growing. I'd now like to list all ...
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Notification on updates

I would like to get an email if there is an activity on one of the questions I asked or on ones I subscribed to. I would have assumed this is possible but I missed the function up to now. Is this ...
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Just a small point about comments on stack exchange

Why can't new people to the site post comments instead of answers. As a workaround I've posted answers with what I hope is helpful content, but I can't figure out why I have to have a higher ...
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Review Queue numbers on banner

Often I find that there is a little number (against a brown background) next to the Review link on the banner at the top of the page. Allegedly this is the number of posts awaiting review according to ...
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Are moderators able to move comment threads to chat?

Moving Multiple Threads to Site Chat Room Our own help center says: Comments are not recommended for...[s]econdary discussion or debating a controversial point; please use chat instead[.] This ...
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Is my question suitable on project management or some other forum?

It's been asked before about the importance of knowing mathematics for programmers and I wonder if you think that mathematics will be more or less important for software development in the future. ...
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Suggested Tag Removal: Process Engineering

The definition under the Process Engineering tag: For questions related to the (re-)design of business processes. Process engineering (also called process systems engineering) focuses on the ...
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Is it appropriate to post questions more often than one provides answers?

I am new to this site. I ask questions more often than I provide answers. Is there any rule that says users should also provide answers instead of just posting questions which interest them?
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Undo turning an answer community wiki?

I just accidentally checked the 'community wiki' box when posting an answer, while I tried to copy it for a google search about what that even meant. Is there a way to undo that?
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Can we make an XP synonym the canonical tag?

I recently added extreme-programming as a synonym for xp. However, it seems that it should really be the other way around, e.g. that extreme-programming is the canonical name to which the abbreviation ...
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Should we make WBS a tag synonym for Work Breakdown Structure?

While I have access to Moderation Tools, apparently I am still unable to recommend tag synonyms. We have a well-defined work-breakdown-structure tag, but I think it would be beneficial to make wbs a ...
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The “Moderator Experience” for 2K Users

On PMSE, we don't get overloaded with flags, but they do occasionally come in. The 13 current 2K users on this site have access to a moderation dashboard that will show flags, but this is buried in ...
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What is an acceptable answer on PMSE?

I answered a question and my answer was (pick one) deleted converted to a comment added to my question as an edit Why was this? Why was my answer not acceptable? What is the definition of an ...
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Introducing the New “Review” Page

I'd like to officially introduce the new Review page! If you've clicked on the review link recently, located in the header to the right of your username and list of badges, you may have noticed some ...
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Why can't we offer a bounty of less than 100 rep on PMSE?

On Stack Overflow, a bounty can be offered for as little as 50 reputation points. As a relatively low-rep user, I'm not all that excited about offering 100+ bounties on other questions as a means of ...
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Why was my post deleted?

I noticed someone deleted my answer on Time Tracking in basecamp no longer supported. What are some alternatives? It was similar to the 5 posts just above it and provided exactly what the original ...
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Sharing Questions With Your Followers

We've recently noticed that on June 13th, Stack Exchange removed the share buttons from the left side of questions on the network. The developers do not plan to add them back. We believe that sharing ...
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If you can Google it - don't ask it here

What do you think of taking this approach so that we can get more of a subject matter specific focus?
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Is the editing tools / kitchen sink missing?

Not sure if that's happening only to me, but I've tried in two different browsers and no editing tool (aka kitchen sink) is appearing. Is SO pranking just me? Apologies if kitchen sink is not the ...
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Are mods capable of moving comments across posts?

Apologies if this question has been already answered somewhere beyond my knowledge, but I've seen some newbie PMSE users commenting on the wrong topic because they still don't have enough reputation. ...
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merge unregistered account with this one

I have an account that I sued to post my first question. I did it partly because I just wanted to quickly answer a question and partly because I wanted to be anonymous. Well, I don't care about being ...
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Is my question a bad fit for PM.SE?

Given the amount of views, lack-of-comments, lack-of-votes -- is the following question a bad fit for the PM.SE site: Business Requirements Analysis for Business Intelligence, and if so, why? Also, ...
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Can somebody merge my 3 accounts : Simon Boulanger; sorry not having register earlier [closed]

I think there is no other Simon Boulanger in our community. I tried to find out how to do it, but did not. So if someone at the technical department would help, I would appreciate. I am registered to ...
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Blue boxes aroud the questions - what are they for?

It seems like a new feature was added to the PMSE site, but I can not found it's meaning. Some questions are surrounded by a light blue box. What does it mean?
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Two Users Have More Than 80 Edits on Posts, but No Strunk and White Badge?

I noticed for the last few days that two users have enough edits for the silver Strunk and White badge, but the badges have not been awarded. Is this a bug? https://pm.stackexchange.com/users?tab=...
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List of unanswered questions

Hi, Why does this question appear to be unanswered, as it is, obviously, answered? The answered was added for 4 days, so it can hardly be a latency problem...
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The Minimal Commitment: Upvoting Questions and Answers

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 ...
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Closing down the old site?

In follow-up to this previous question, shouldn't the old askaboutprojects.com site be closed now that this one is running?
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Site Not On Track to Survive Public Beta

Edit: If you're reading this post, do whatever is within your power to help. Ask questions, post answers, and most importantly, share the link with people -- publicize on your blog, website, etc. We'...
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The minimum reputation point for view-vote-count action changed?

Hi all, Several days ago, I can easily click to any queston/answer to see the vote count (how many upvote/downvote on that question/answer). But's now it doesn't show up. So I guess the minimum ...
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Can the Administrators of This Site Award one of the Following Domain Names to the Site?

Some of us have discussed domain names for this site. David Hedlund proposed the domain name projectoverdue.com to match the same noun-adjective pattern used for serverfault.com and stackoverflow....