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Are the Area 51 metrics right?

If there are 235 questions on PM after 47 days of beta, then surely that is 5 questions a day rather than the 3.6 quoted on Area 51. Or are some of the questions not counted - and if so, why?
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Why were my “obsolete comment” flags declined?

In this question there was a lot of commentary in relation to the original form of the question. The question was heavily edited and morphed into a completely different question, rendering all the ...
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Lots of edits recently

I've noticed a lot of edits coming through recently and while I want to applaud the improvements to the questions, I'm a bit concerned that so many are being edited that new open questions are being ...
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Answer has been posted and answer count is now correct but sort order is *still* incorrect

An answer was posted for Let's get critical: Sep 2013 Site Self-Evaluation on 2013-09-23 03:00:57Z. However, the Questions section is still showing 0 answers even after 8 hours. Screenshot given ...
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Common PM Challenges

This question, https://pm.stackexchange.com/questions/9563/common-project-management-challenges, was placed on hold as it violates the rules of the site in terms of generating opinions and lists ...
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Deleting “project” tag

I have a question whether we should remove project tag. Actually I don't see what value the tag adds. As we discuss project management vast majority of questions could be tagged project. If there's ...
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Are Career Questions on PM SE Considered On-Topic or Off-Topic

This question is a career-advancement question: Are Functional Managers or Project Managers Better Candidates for Executive-Level Positions? Some career advancement questions could be asked by ...
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Network unable to cope with flags

Sometime ago raised two flags of clearly two SPAM answers, explaining why the reason for the flag. Turns out the flags aged away and once that happened the answers disappeared from the site. They had ...
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Possible reasons for a bigger view count

Can someone with access to relevant analytics, please shed some light on how the following question got bigger traffic as compared to other posts. 2000+ views in less than 24 hours. We would like the ...
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Migrating to Software Recs

Now that the Software Recommendations SE is up and running, would it be better to instantly migrate Software Recs off-topic questions, rather than comment and closevote? We continue to get quite a ...
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Why aren't spam questions and answers being deleted?

This question and this question are clearly spam and have been voted for Closure and answers tagged as spam. Why are these questions not being deleted from the site? Do we need additional moderators? ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Should We Still Be Using the RallyOn11 Tag, Even Though the Conference Was Last Month?

I noticed that some questions were still being tagged as rallyon11. Should we still be using this tag, as the conference was 3 weeks ago. In addition, how does this tag, (and definition-of-done) help ...
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Two Users Have More Than 80 Edits on Posts, but No Strunk and White Badge?

I noticed for the last few days that two users have enough edits for the silver Strunk and White badge, but the badges have not been awarded. Is this a bug? https://pm.stackexchange.com/users?tab=...
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I noticed some suspicious voting patterns, what should I do?

Pretty much everything is in the title: what should I do when if I noticed suspicious voting patterns? Should I do anything at all? I mean there are mechanisms which should deal with that but I'm not ...
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The minimum reputation point for view-vote-count action changed?

Hi all, Several days ago, I can easily click to any queston/answer to see the vote count (how many upvote/downvote on that question/answer). But's now it doesn't show up. So I guess the minimum ...
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Should this question be transfered to pm.se?

Should this question be transfered to pm.se? It is a problem with ms-project tool, but it also a problem about managing resources.
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Questions and Tags for PMI/PMP and Concepts

When asking questions related to PMI's PMP framework, how should we tag it? My thoughts are (and the tag I'm using is) "pmi-framework." "pmi" would be questions about the PMI itself (would that be ...
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Spammy answers trimmed with edits; links remaining in edit history

We have had several answers flagged as spam recently: https://pm.stackexchange.com/a/26530 https://pm.stackexchange.com/a/26531 The answers were trimmed by the author after they were flagged, ...
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How (and should I) proactively create synonyms that are more intuitive than the canonical tags?

Background We currently have 17 questions tagged daily-scrum, which is the formally correct name for the Scrum ceremony. However, colloquially many people call this meeting the daily-standup, so I ...
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Should [estimating] and [estimation] be synonyms?

Should estimating (161 questions) and estimation (6 questions) tags be merged / made synonyms? I believe they share the same meaning and only one of them should be used. Even though estimation has ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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How to handle several 'spam like' answers from a specific user?

Apologies if this question has been already asked, I didn't find anything similar to address this specific case. I've noticed a kind of suspicious behavior lately, with people creating counts and ...
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Contact us link at the bottom is screwed in GMail

The mailto:link at the bottom of the page is interpreted wrongly by GMail -- it actually opens mail with "team meta.pm@stackexchange.com" instead of "team+meta.pm@stackexchange.com" I'm not sure ...
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Do questions about software development process belong here?

There are a lot of questions which touch the land somewhere between project management and software development. To show what I think about: agile bonds these areas together pretty tightly so ...
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Can we post information about the site on AskAboutProjects?

I've checked AskAboutProjects and it seems every few days there are a couple of new questions there. Also from time to time people come by and answer questions. I think it would be a good idea to ...
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What type of special information should the Project Management FAQ contain?

Each site has it's own unique FAQ. Some of the information is common to all Stack Exchange sites, but other information in the FAQ is very specific to the individual site itself. For Project ...
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What should I do with tag, which is used for different types of questions?

Some tags have different meanings and are used for different types of questions. I found that, when I wanted to write a description for an education tag. As I saw, it's used for: Marking questions ...
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Software usage questions

I see quite a lot of questions about using project management software. For example: https://pm.stackexchange.com/questions/11087/can-jira-automatically-create-a-subtask-based-on-component MS ...
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“How to mitigate the risk of team members leaving” looks valid now; can it be reopened?

The OP has edited this question. It seems properly phrased as a PM question now; in fact, I'd like to give an answer to it. Can it be taken off-hold now?
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Closing doesn't really work. What other options do we have?

A pattern I observe over and over again is that at PMSE it's basically impossible to get question closed unless one of moderators kicks in. There's just too few people who care enough, or understand ...
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Grooming questions

At the moment of writing this we have a couple of identical questions on the site: one originally posted at PMSE and another one migrated from other site A default action should be voting to close ...

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