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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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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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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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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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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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Is Project Management Stack Exchange Ready for Public Beta?

There are currently a lot of questions right now regarding the domain of Project Management. Based on the answers to the below questions, it seems that Project Management should consist of any field ...
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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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Official abbreviation for the site name

Is there any official abbreviation for the site name? The name itself - Project Management Stack Exchange (or Project Management at Stack Exchange) - begs for some short version but I've seen a number ...
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PMSE Earns its Yearling Badge

We should all take a step back and wish Project Management Stack Exchange a belated happy birthday. On February 7th, PMSE gained the required number of committers in Area 51 to graduate it to beta ...
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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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2019: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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Shall this site have an specific definition of “shopping question”?

PM is about best practices, processes, tools, and techniques related to Project Management. Sometimes a question is tagged as: "shopping question" when people ask about some tool recommendation or ...
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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 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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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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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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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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Few up-votes - Are questions or answers not deserving it?

Basically a up-vote in a question or answer means it is clear and useful, but I feeling people are not giving so much importance to that. Are Q&A not being so good as expected?
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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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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 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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Who are The Notable Bloggers in the PM Community, and How Can We Get Them Involved in Our Site?

In this question, What Are Some Interesting Questions That Could Be Used in a Blog Article To Help Promote The Site?, we're compiling a list of interesting questions that could be potential blog ...
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Where are the project managers?

Doesn't seem like any project managers are on this site anymore. Heavy IT presence and clearly not managers or leaders. Is this site evolving to IT-centric concepts?
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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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How do we handle questions with multiple valid answers?

I find myself tending to ask questions that are of the form "how do others solve this problem?" or "how do others perform this activity?" (like here). I find the information in the answers very ...
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Is the question “How to evaluate your manager/boss?” on topic?

I would like to get tips on how I could evaluate my manager or my boss without being unjust. So, is this question on topic here?
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Should questions about financial projections be off-topic?

Financial projections can be considered part of PM discussion in PM SE? I´m not sure if it is directly related to project or financial issues (there is another site that handles financial Q&A?).
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How Should “Looking for PM Software That Does X” Questions Be Handled?

Several community members on PMSE have flagged questions recently where the question-asker polls the community in an attempt to locate software that solves a specific problem. Below are some ...
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What Would be A Good Design Theme for PMSE?

When the site moves out of beta, the SE designers will work on building a CSS theme and a logo for the site. Assuming the site continues to grow as it has, what would be a good design theme for the ...
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Duplicated Answer - how to flag?

A while back, I flagged https://pm.stackexchange.com/a/20270/25606 as 'Not an Answer', since it was an exact duplicate of the https://pm.stackexchange.com/a/17133/25606 answer for the same Question. ...
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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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Retagging Questions marked as “Beginner”

Someone mentioned that the beginner tag is not one that is really encouraged, and this meta topic Should we be adding tags like [beginner] to questions? has some information on using tags like ...
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How to protect questions?

I have recently earned the "Protect Questions" privilege. Go me! However I cannot find out how to actually protect a question! Not that I want to at the moment, but I might do in the future! I see ...
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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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Should we accept tool recommendations?

The FAQ discourages tool recommendations - it specifically says that this site is not for tool recommendations. Tool recommendations tend to be localized (localized in time - because one version of ...
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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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“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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Is there a mobile version available?

I was wondering if there is a mobile version of the site available?
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How do we get some project managers on here?

I am just a programmer who sometimes wears a PM hat, and even I can answer many of these questions. How do we get some real PMs on here asking and answering questions? It seems like many of the ...
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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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Should we vote down questions because of bad English?

Should we vote down a question because of bad English? How much effort should we have to put in to understand a question? for example: What to do with a messy project when it's close to be ...
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How much sense of humor should we allow on PMSE/meta?

Recently we had a question which referred to programming, mofo manifesto [warning, explicit content!]. The question was booted because of offensive content, which I agree with. However before it was ...
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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 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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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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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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How do we stop a user from removing tags?

I've been Rejecting dozens of requests for a few days already to remove the MS Project version-specific tag (like ms-project-2010) on questions that are clear that they are specific to that version of ...

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