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Deleting “broken windows” on PMSE

We have a number of old questions that are closed, and that have no answers or links to duplicate questions. In other words, they are broken windows, rather than signposts to on-topic content. I'm ...
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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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How could the FAQ be updated to address iffy product/tools questions?

There was a recent question that asked: What [are] the key differences between MSP Server 2007 & MSP Server 2010? The title of the question made the scope too large, and possibly something ...
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“Canonical” questions & answers on Project Management

Project Management SE joins its siblings in maintaining a list of "canonical" questions & answers. Please place candidate questions into answers (except Q&As that have been discussed in chat ...
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Should there be a list of canonical questions on Project Management?

Yes, we do have PMBOK, but this forum is slowly generating its own body of knowledge. Think PM.SE could take a page from Server Fault's book and mark certain accepted Q/A pairs as canonical and list ...
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Should we, as a community, be closing duplicate questions such as the PMP Prerequisites post?

There is a question on our front page, https://pm.stackexchange.com/questions/8408/prerequisites-for-pmp-exam, which to me seems to cover exactly the same ground as an earlier question. I posted a ...
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Our two year anniversary is coming up, how should we celebrate? [closed]

February 7, 2013 marks our second anniversary since day 1 of the private beta. Should we celebrate this event somehow? If so, how?
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Risk and Risk-Management Tags. Is there a difference, or should we merge them?

I just noticed that we have a risk tag and a risk-management tag. I'm not sure I really see a difference. There's also a schedule-risk tag. Is there a good reason to not merge these together? Or ...
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Should we encourage everyone to define their acronyms?

There an awful lot of acronyms out there in the world of Project Management - PMP, ROI, SDLC, SWOT, EAC, EVM, JAD etc. etc. - and there's a tendency for users to use them without explaining their ...
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The Great Tag Wiki Cleanup of 2012 and early 2013

In a recent discussion regarding What's the difference between the tools tag and the pm-software tag? as well as this question about Revisiting Tool Recommendation Questions, we've come to the ...
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Revisiting Tool Recommendation Questions

We've seen more tool recommendation questions lately, and some of these questions have received some really great answers. Despite what I thought was a consensus in meta, these tool recommendations ...
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Area 51 Stats for 2012

Here are the stats for Area 51 for December 2012... These were pulled from the web archive December 2012: May 2012: January 2012 (a year ago): Source: Jan 2012 Area 51 Web Archive May 2012 Area ...
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How should we handle the-question-is-wrong answers?

I have recently noticed that very often answers to not actually answer the question but try to explain that the question is wrong somehow. Here are some examples: BillThor's answer on How to apply ...
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How to ask about examples of…, best way to…?

My team and I recently moved our old web-based bug tracking system to a visual criticality matrix (a 2-meter high wall). I wanted to ask the community about other visual bug tracking tools, with ...
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What can we do to improve the question about software metrics?

There's a question on the main page, What are the metrics for software documentation?, that is extremely vague, unclear, and overly broad. As it stands currently, I believe it should most likely be ...
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Do we want hats?

Last year, as a promotional effort, Stack Exchange ran an event called "Hat Dash", on Arqade, Stack Exchange's Gaming Q&A site, where users earned hats for their avatars for performing certain ...
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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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Can we develop a “should slug”?

I've seen a few too many questions that begin "Should X do Y"? To my mind those are intrinsically subjective questions and a bad fit for StackExchange. Should is always evaluated against some ...
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Requirements / Progress of Transition from Beta to Official Release

Just as the title says, I am curious as to how the PM Beta is going. Is there a way to view the progress or to monitor what is still needed to transition to an official release? I suppose that this ...
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Is anyone interested in a voting contest?

Mark and I were discussing on this question, How close are we to coming out of beta?, what things we would need to do to get closer to coming out of beta. We're doing great, but if we graduated today,...
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Should we add “software development tools” to the don't ask section of the FAQ?

This meta question is inspired by the following question: VCS + IssueTracking + CI for free? It has a close vote, but I wanted to get some more community input on whether or not developer tools, ...
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Are Salary / Payment / Bonuses questions considered ontopic for PMSE?

Reading this PM salary in the IT industry question, I wondered if any of these questions related to payment / salaries / bonuses are really PM questions. Especially if we read the question raised by ...
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How should we adapt the “What is an acceptable answer” post to fit PMSE?

All of us have a slightly different perception of what makes an acceptable answer. While there are general guidelines on How to Answer, tailoring the MSO table to our site may help eliminate ambiguity,...
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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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Valuable question that doesn't strictly fit

This question What should I focus on as a student of IT to prepare myself for a career in Project Management? is something that should get a lot of interest from general Google searches. It is also ...
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Agile related question to our personal life

I wanted to ask few questions related to applying agile, scrum and kanban in specific in our personal and family life. Here is what I have in mind: After taking course about agile and scrum ...
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How close are we to coming out of beta?

Daily visits seem to be up. The community is growing and involved. The stats from Area 51 seem to be positive, by and large. Any sense on how we are doing to transition out of beta?
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Should this question about where to get KPI's be reopened?

This question, https://pm.stackexchange.com/questions/6681/where-to-get-benchmark-data-for-key-performance-indicators-in-payroll-management, was closed as NARQ for lack of detail. We left some helpful ...
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Why isn't this question closed, or locked?

I'm curious why this question hasn't been closed, or at least locked. What is the Project Management book that left the most impact on you? It seems like a straight polling question, with most ...
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Close Question?

Should we close this question https://pm.stackexchange.com/questions/6667/problem-solving-work-teams-vs-self-managing-work-teams? How much time should we wait for the OP to fill in further details? ...
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Project Management self-evaluation #2: let's get critical! [closed]

You love our site and Stack Exchange loves our site, but there is a whole world of people out there who might not even know it exists. When they do find it, their first impression will either scare ...
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Migrate to Workplace?

What do you think of migrating this question to Workplace SE: https://pm.stackexchange.com/questions/6639/best-way-to-track-employee-skills Sounds like the OP is looking for a list of HR tracking ...
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Is the question about CAPM vs PMP certifications too localized?

I answered Can I apply for PMP without experiences in all processes? What are the requirements for obtaining these certifications? after doing some research on the PMI website. It wasn't until I was ...
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Edited Question “Books and information regarding CAPM” into Shape!

I just found this post Books and information regarding CAPM [Original Revision], which at first glance didn't seem very constructive: What are the best books or study material for the CAPM ...
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Are users coming from Google confused about what answer will be best for their problem?

In a discussion about using downvotes on PMSE, CodeGnome, as well as a few other users, point out that some questions tend to get competing answers due to the subjective nature of project management. ...
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Using downvotes on PMSE

I understand how downvotes should work on stack exchange in general, however I have some confusion with their use here. Namely, I don't like that we seem to constantly end up with questions that have ...
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How should older “on the bubble” questions be handled?

I ran across this question today, and was initially tempted to vote-to-close as Not Constructive because the question asks: Is there anything like this out there? which is really a polling or ...
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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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Is “What PMs value most in team members?” too generic?

I found this question, and my first reflex was to add the following comment: Hello Marcin, and welcome to StackExchange PM! This discussion would definitely be interesting to have. However, ...
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Migrate to Programmers SE or Workplace SE?

What do you think of migrating this questions How to determine the skills of a software developer in a job interview? to programmers or workplace SE? The way it is framed, doesn't specify if this is ...
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Why did no one vote to close this question about working on a codebase remotely?

A user recently asked How to work on a programming project remotely. The comments asking for clarification, and comments hinting that the question might not be the right fit for our site are great! ...
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Is Quality Management on/off topic in PM-SE?

I've to say that I'm really astonished with the kind of effort people do to keep PM-SE Q&S with such high quality. And I would like to ask: Is Quality Management on/off topic in PM-SE? By Quality ...
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Reputation tab in User's Profile does not show up recent rep changes? [closed]

I've noticed the reputation tab is not showing up the recent rep changes (e.g. a diff since the last visit to my profile). I mean this: Other counters across the profile page are working fine. This ...
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Did the edits to this question improve it enough to make it a good, on-topic question?

I edited a recently-posted question: What are the metrics that can be analysed or derived from a Gantt Chart? I didn't think it needed to be closed because, as a developer/PM, I could relate to the ...
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Don't Forget to Vote on Questions and Answers!

Let's give the 15 top voters of the quarter a round of applause! See the Top Voters for the Quarter to learn who these users are. Now, let's see if we can expand this page. In August, so far, we ...
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Is it somehow possible to mark that an answer really worked for the OP?

I'm wondering if it is somehow possible to mark those answers which really worked for the OP? PMSE is a bit different than SO, because on SO you can easily check out the answer, and when it works, one ...
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How to prevent spam answers on questions that ask about products but are borderline recommendation questions?

How should the community handle this question, and those like it, in order to avoid spam or one-liner answers: How do I select project management software for our current workflow? My Thought ...
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What do you think of the new FAQ?

Okay, so after much discussion on how to move our site to the next level and focus on quality and community engagement, I've revised our FAQ to make it much more concise. While the previous revision ...
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Do we need to include “General Reference” in the FAQ?

From Shog9's post on If you can Google it - don't ask it here: If followed strictly, such a policy would effectively kill the site: anything you can't google won't be found by folks who could ...
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Some Statistics To Ponder - Community Edits and Shepherding New Users

Here are some statistics I put together from the main page: 16 of the 50 newest questions were asked by users with over 200 reputation. 10 of the 50 questions were either closed or migrated. All of ...

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