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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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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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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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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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Migrating to Software Recs

Now that the Software Recommendations SE is up and running, would it be better to instantly migrate Software Recs off-topic questions, rather than comment and closevote? We continue to get quite a ...
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What to do with excessively chatty but very useful “case study” question

Re this question This question has descended into a chat, and I know I have contributed to that, but I sensed some desperation in the OP and felt they needed some help and advice, and that wasn't the ...
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How to improve the rate of questions which are marked as solved

Almost all questions (>95%) have one or more answers. Nevertheless, I assume far less than 50% are marked as solved. How could this rate be improved? It would be nice to see what was the best answer ...
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Need new tag for MS-Project 2013

I don't think I can create tags, but we do need one for MS-Project 2013... Posted on the "Discussion" tag rather than "Feature Request" as my rather simple statement above got rejected under Feature ...
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Way to “de-prioritize” down voted posts to improve first experience

I'm not in anyway an expert on how StackExchange technology works, so forgive me. What I do know is that first impressions count for a lot and sometimes our entire first "page" of newest questions are ...
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Why aren't spam questions and answers being deleted?

This question and this question are clearly spam and have been voted for Closure and answers tagged as spam. Why are these questions not being deleted from the site? Do we need additional moderators? ...
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Let's get critical: Mar 2015 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Project Management Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from ...
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How can we improve our close reason for software recommendations?

I'd like to see us change this off-topic reason: Questions seeking software recommendations are off-topic because they tend to become obsolete quickly. Instead, describe your situation and the ...
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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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Too much focus on Agile?

Having been an active member of this site for some time now I have a growing feeling (though have not counted) that the majority of questions we "allow" are now to do with some facet of Agile and this ...
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HoHoHo! Hat Dash 2014 is here! Are we in?

Since 2012, as a promotional effort, Stack Exchange runs an event called "Hat Dash", which almost every site in the Stack Exchange network participated in, where users earned hats for their avatars ...
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Closing answers without feedback to the user

I would like to understand why the Community/Moderators close answers without any sort of feedback to the user. I appreciate that not all answers are great or elaborated enough but sometimes these ...
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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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Let's get critical: Sep 2014 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Project Management Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from ...
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Teaching more users how our site works

On another Stack Exchange site I contribute to, I was surprised to learn how many high reputation contributors don't know about some of the key features of Stack Exchange, and many of the tools at ...
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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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Does PM.SE have a recommended reading list of PM texts?

Does an SE thread exist (community wiki) to collate best practice books, white papers or case studies; possibly with reviews? If not - I would be interested in contributing to a PM.SE/BoK if it is ...
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Understanding the Low Quality Posts Review queue

How did this answer end up in the Low Quality Posts Review queue? It looks good as far as content and length is concerned. I even clicked on the Edit link to see if there are any hidden/spam content ...
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Something Wrong with our Stats on Area 51

Our stats seem to be off on Area 51. See questions asked per day and number of avid users.
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I have voted to reopen a question - here's why

I have voted to re-open this question: How to save Gantt and PERT as a GIF image? This is a question about how to use a very popular Project Management tool to undertake a very common Project ...
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Is “How technical should a Project Manager be?” a polling question?

The Problem I stumbled across the question today when in the review queue, and had some ambivalence about its current suitability. While the question as a whole seems site-relevant, it has the ...
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How to deal with OT questions that you want to help with?

I occasionally come across questions that are clearly OT for PMSE, such as this one: https://pm.stackexchange.com/questions/11361/first-web-development-private-contract, where the OP has asked a ...
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Should we move this to Software Rec site, close it or leave it as is?

This is a very popular question on the site (approx 1,600 views) but is clearly asking for a software recommendation: https://pm.stackexchange.com/questions/5600/project-management-software-for-a-...
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Review Queues and the PMSE Notice Board

I went through the close vote review queue and cleaned up some stuff that had been lingering around for awhile that should have probably been put on hold a little sooner. Most of the posts had 3 or 4 ...
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Let's get critical: Mar 2014 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Project Management Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from ...
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Software usage questions

I see quite a lot of questions about using project management software. For example: https://pm.stackexchange.com/questions/11087/can-jira-automatically-create-a-subtask-based-on-component MS ...
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What is the correct etiquette on discovering a “dodgy” question?

As a normal non-moderator, low rep user, what is my correct course of action on reading a new question that has issues, for example it is likely off-topic? I have several choices: I can downvote I ...
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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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Is it off-topic to ask for ISO Structure/Documentation

I just added the question ISO structure/documentation? and one person commented it as off topic and voted down the question. The question is about the ISO Structure, that I want it in some form to be ...
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Does PMSE have a process for adding community moderators?

Currently, PMSE has some great community moderators, many of whom are regular visitors and contributors. Unlike some other sites on the network, I think our moderators have the full support of the ...
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Does our site need active editors?

Part of what will make our site grow is having good, clean, professional looking content, the kind of content that a project management professional expects to see in his or her daily work. Our site's ...
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“How to mitigate the risk of team members leaving” looks valid now; can it be reopened?

The OP has edited this question. It seems properly phrased as a PM question now; in fact, I'd like to give an answer to it. Can it be taken off-hold now?
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Let's get critical: Dec 2013 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Project Management Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from ...
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Project Management chat room renamed to “The Scrum Room”

I renamed our site's chat room to The Scrum Room, which seems more appropriate, not only for our site's topic, but also because of the way we've been using the room. Our community doesn't consist of ...
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“Hat Dash” 2013

Last year, as a promotional effort, Stack Exchange ran an event called "Hat Dash", which almost every site in the Stack Exchange network participated in, where users earned hats for their avatars for ...
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Do we want this question about how to handle an unsatisfied project manager?

There's a question on the Workplace SE that I was thinking about having moved to Project Management SE. It seems like it would be more on topic here in it's current form, assuming we can address ...
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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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Answer has been posted and answer count is now correct but sort order is *still* incorrect

An answer was posted for Let's get critical: Sep 2013 Site Self-Evaluation on 2013-09-23 03:00:57Z. However, the Questions section is still showing 0 answers even after 8 hours. Screenshot given ...
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Let's get critical: Sep 2013 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Project Management Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from ...
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Planned Tag Blacklist Request

Instead of removing all of the tags identified in my answer to this meta post, I'm considering putting in a tag burn and blacklist request to remove the following tags completely from our site: ...
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Do we want this Workplace SE Question about Scrum Master's performing Functional Management Roles?

There's a post on Workplace SE - Scrum Master Performing Functional Manager Role, that may be a better fit for this site. It was asked on August 27th and only has 1 answer. Would the question be a ...
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Is asking for basic PM recommendations or advice on-topic?

I had a look at this but since the linked example seems to be closed, I thought it would be best to clarify. I am totally new to PM, and am looking for basic recommendations for specific PM ...
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Common PM Challenges

This question, https://pm.stackexchange.com/questions/9563/common-project-management-challenges, was placed on hold as it violates the rules of the site in terms of generating opinions and lists ...
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Can certification questions get some standardized close reasons?

TL;DR Certification questions in general, and certification market-value questions in particular, need a more obvious close reason. They may also benefit from some red flags in the help center. ...

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