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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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We Will Be Closing All Tool Recommendations within 2 Weeks

Unless we hear otherwise. Are you interested in keep these open? Let us Know.
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Please avoid very broad, beginners' questions during the beta

I've become concerned about the surveys, polls, and first-year academic questions defining the first days of this site. After going through several dozen Stack Exchange betas so far, if there's one ...
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Is the question we fixed on topic or off topic? What are the boundaries of PMSE?

Mark Phillips dusted off his editing gloves and attacked the question referenced here in this meta discussion and made great progress on the constructiveness issue. We also reopened the question. ...
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Draft of a new policy for our site

I would suggest a new simple policy for the site, related to answers. Every answer should: Refer to some officially recognized body of knowledge (PMBOK, Agile Manifesto, PRINCE2, RUP, MSF, Scrum, ...
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Should We Enforce a “Back It Up” Policy In Answers?

I've been looking around different sites's metas to see how they handle different challenges of figuring out how to maintain high quality questions and answers. With some sites, like StackOverflow, ...
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Tips for Writing Great Questions

Do you want your project management questions to be viewed by a wider audience, get up-voted more often, and receive high-quality, outstanding answers? If so, then read and follow the series of ...
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A guide to moderating PMSE as a member of the community

This is a guide for members of the PMSE community to help participate in moderation of the site. I didn't write this. Ninefingers, a moderator on Cryptography SE, wrote this guide, and it's been ...
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Are questions about Product Management on or off topic?

A new area 51 proposal just started for Product Management. I don't see much difference and have already asked this question there. Frankly, I don't see much difference. What ultimately ...
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What are the existing problems with current tags?

A recent answer buried what I thought was a very important question that I felt deserved to be brought to the forefront. The author asked: Instead of making changes to the tags now, why don't we ...
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What Are Some Interesting Questions That Could Be Used in a Blog Article To Help Promote The Site?

UPDATE on May 12, 2012: I wanted to bump this question up to the top of the list with an edit. This question contains a list of questions that we felt could seed blog articles written about those ...
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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 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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What's the difference between the tools tag and the pm-software tag?

Based on this meta post, and the closing of software/tool recommendations, what do we do with these tags? Do we need a separate tag for tools and a tag for pm-software? Should we merge them? If not, ...
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Project Management self-evaluation: let's get critical! [closed]

You love your site and we love your 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 them away or ...
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Should we allow tags of specific PM tools?

I've noticed a "redmine" tag showed up this week. Is this usefull? Will we have a specific tag for every PM tool out there?
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Is this site about Objective questions or Subjective questions? Can the site survive accepting both?

Would asking for personal experiences from others in the field fall into your category of being a poor question? Is this site about objective questions -- like Stack Exchange, Super User, and Server ...
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What kinds of edits can we make to improve questions?

Many questions that are asked on our site are subjective questions. Subjective questions are okay to ask, and there is a lot to learn from both the answers as well as the question. However, subjective ...
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How do we get questions with more depth if we discourage questions that may not have “an answer”?

I wanted to take a minute to address David Espina's question: I am trying to understand the notion of questions that avoid opinions and / or discussions. On one hand, we want questions with more ...
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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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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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are the questions from the old site being ported?

there were a lot of good questions on the original askaboutprojects.com site - are they being transferred?
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This site feels too software-development centric

The questions on this site seem to be heavily biased towards software project management, with an especially strong focus on agile methodologies. I assume this is because it's a StackExchange site and ...
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Is the questions metric key if the PM site is to avoid being cancelled after beta?

As this meta post points out PM-SE is not going to have a strong case for continued existence based on the 5 core measures published on Area 51. The metrics published at Area 51 are a bit pessimistic ...
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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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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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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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Current traffic stats

Can we get some update on traffic stats, especially how much comes from different sources (like search engine, direct, referrals)? I think about data similar to what Robert Cartaino published here: ...
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Why does our policy on pm-tools appear inconsistent?

Background I recently asked a question on PMSE that was closed as off-topic. The comment provided was: This question is better suited to a support site for the software product. The question was ...
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Is IT Management on or off topic?

The area 51 IT Management proposal was floated at about the same time as this one, but hasn't yet made it out of the "define" phase. Based on the discussions here, the IT Management community feels ...
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Should we have Joel Spolsky as avid user?

I am aware this may be a bit out of the line, but I couldn't resist. There's a user on PMSE who most of us probably know -- Joel Spolsky. At the moment he has 180 reputation which means it takes only ...
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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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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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Cleaning up Tags

What does the community think about us cleaning up tags and making more prominent mention of them in the FAQs? For example, it seems that 3 broad tags would be helpful. Project Management Problem ...
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Upvoting questions

For some time I was off the site and the first thing I noticed when I came back was pathetic number of votes on questions. Most of recent questions have 0 or 1 upvotes which means they usually have ...
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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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How to Build Long Term Growth On the Site

UPDATE: Let's set a goal to have 10 awarded Announcer, Booster, or Publicist Badges. If you have the Announcer badge, then go for the Booster badge and we'll count that as 2! By May 15th, let's ...
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Why should I perform basic research or provide additional context for my questions?

When asking questions, why is it important that I perform basic research first, or add contextual information to my questions?
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How to catalyze adding more great questions?

As I look how we go through the beta I think one of biggest risks at the moment is the rate new questions are popping on the site. It may be a consequence of having more people that are looking for a ...
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Is Quality Important In a Beta Site?

A Round of Applause to Our Community If you're a member of PMSE and have posted a question, an answer, upvoted or downvoted something, left a comment, opened or closed a question, or posted in meta ...
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Looking for Volunteers to help Contribute to Building the Project Management Community

I have created a Project Management SE Facebook Page. To start, I linked to an article on my blog about Project Management Stack Exchange, as well as Dave Parillo's Web page on Project Management ...
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What should the “Elevator Pitch” for this site be like?

The Elevator Pitch: You just stepped onto an elevator with a group of strangers. Before the elevator gets to the next floor, your challenge is to describe and "sell" the Project Management Stack ...
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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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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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Are advice/recommendation questions fair game on this site?

Are questions such as the one I asked here fair game for this site?
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Candidates to merge?

There are two very similar questions on defining what project is: Disregard PMBOK. How could I define a Project? What is the generally-accepted definition of a "software project?" Should ...
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Dealing with cross-site duplicates

This question is a duplicate of SO's question which OP even directly states (otherwise I wouldn't even notice). Anyway my question would be what is the standard way of dealing with such cases? ...
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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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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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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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