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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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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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Related links not obvious as links

In pm.stackexchange.com, Looking at the related links below they look like normal text and not distinct as links. They are not underlined when mouse hover. Am using Google chrome browser, I don't ...
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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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Do questions need to be relevant forever?

I noticed a lot of questions get closed because they ask questions that may become obsolete in the future. One thing this site is lacking (from that stats at http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/...
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What's the intent behind requiring Appeals to Authority as links in posts?

We Are Not a Link Farm Stack Exchange is not a search engine. By definition, the most interesting Q&A questions will not have "point me to the reference" answers; if they did, they probably ...
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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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How should we handle career questions about references and former bosses?

Do we want this question, https://pm.stackexchange.com/questions/6227/how-do-you-give-a-reference-when-a-boss-was-a-bully, on PMSE? I think it's a great, well-written, constructive question with a ...
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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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Do we want this list of blogs/blogroll on our site?

I am not sure if it's a mistake to make this post community wiki as opposed to simply closing it as not constructive: Project management blogs In The Future of Community Wiki. Here is a quote from a ...
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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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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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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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Why did these extremely broad Not Constructive and NARQ questions get reopened?

Thomas Owens and I closed https://pm.stackexchange.com/questions/6195/dos-and-donts-with-clients as Not Constructive. It's a very broad, open-ended polling question that would likely result in a list ...
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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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How Do I Find Information on the Site about Working with Clients

I want to know what are the do's and don'ts with client. While we are going for the project discussion, while doing it and after doing it. Simply before implementation and after implementation.
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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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Should the Twitter feed use the #pmot hash tag?

There's currently a @StackProjects account that carries a Twitter feed of questions. A brief glance at the feed indicates that PMSE may be missing a bet when it comes to accessible its target audience....
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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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I thought this was a good question: Certifications required to become a PM

I know it polls and there are no unequovical, definitive answers; however, it seems to me that there would be value to hear the opinions of various practitioners: pros, cons, what we do know about ...
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I totally disagree with an answer. Should I downvote?

Recently I came across a question with a couple of answers that I completely disagree with. I think only about the content of answers -- their form is perfectly OK. I just believe that answers are ...
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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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Can we make this question fit our site with edits?

A Stack Exchange CHAOS team member referred a user to us with a question that really pushes the boundaries of what we define as constructive. The question was also flagged, which prompted me to take ...
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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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Editing the question: “How to become solution-oriented and self-organized?”

I've decided to some editing during my tea breaks and I found this question: How to become solution-oriented and self-organized? My first action was to delete the parts starting with the "Answers" ...
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Feedback on Updates to the FAQ

I made some changes to the FAQ to reflect our meta discussions regarding the site scope. This is a work in progress and will most likely change again as we learn more about our site's issues and how ...
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Are Business Analyst Questions On Topic Moving Forward?

Should patches which cause regression issues be accepted? The above question has one off-topic close vote on it from a community user. It's asked from the perspective of a business analyst. Should ...
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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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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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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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How do you feel about a PMSE contest?

Occasionally, StackExchange communities hold contests centered around some particular set of activities on the site. These events can be a fun way to get more people engaged in making the site a ...
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Silver Badge “Beta” Eligibility

I have seen that the silver badge "Beta" is awarded based on the following criterion: Actively participated in the private beta. This does not clarify much and checking on the users that been ...
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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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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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Removed question - what are the rules

Today one of my questions (Project Management and sales activities) was removed. I'm wondering why ? What are the rules related to remove questions, because I think that i'm not fully understand it.
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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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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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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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Should I have migrated this question from Programmers SE?

How can I ensure our project gets developed successfully, without having any project management experience? A mod on Programmers SE asked me if this question was on-topic on PMSE. After reading it, I ...
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When Would be a Good Time To Get Together In PMSE Chat To Discuss the Site? [closed]

Is there is a time that would work for a get-together in the PMSE chat room to discuss the site and bounce around ideas? What time(s) would work best to discuss the site? Could this be a regular ...
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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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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. ...
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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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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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