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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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A Call for Q&A Bloggers: Answering your own Question

Recently, the community managers reminded us that this is not only acceptable, but desirable to answer your own question by adding an "Answer Your Own Question" checkbox right below "Post your ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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New Beta Theme Launched

Your site looks a bit different today. Yes, we are getting rid of the 'Sketchy' look and replacing it with a more-polished and finished design for sites in beta. You can read more about the redesign ...
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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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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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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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Interesting Way to Write a Question

I happen to be hanging around when an avid user from Stack Overflow, viyancs, visited our site to post a question about a problem he was facing. His question was a little vague, and it was only about ...
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Are you Following the Official Project Management StackExchange Twitter Account?

If you're a Twitter fan and spend time retweeting questions, you may want to consider following @StackProjects. https://twitter.com/#!/search/realtime/StackProjects StackProjects is the official ...
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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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When Should a Question be Closed? [Part 1]?

To help us identify questions that should be closed, I thought it would be a good idea to highlight the questions that should definitely not be closed. To help eliminate confusion on what should be ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Announcement: StackExchange Review Scheduled To Happen In Next Month

A member of the StackExchange Community Team mentioned to me that our site is schedule for a public review, most likely in the next month. The good news is that our stats overall are looking good. ...