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“What is the difference between the beta distribution and the triangle distribution?” On or off topic?

This question smells like it out to live on https://math.stackexchange.com/. It might be on-topic because: It's likely to come up as a question in the course of a PM's career. They are more likely ...
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Sharing your answer

IMO, it would be nice to have the linked-In icon feature to share your answer or question: There are only Facebook and Twitter icons, and more social relationship websites could be added. It could ...
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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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Shouldn't our answers be shorter?

Looks like the site is turning into that type of discussion board, where those who type faster get the higher recognition. I understand that project management is not programming, there is no "one ...
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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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Is there a lack of consensus amongst moderators about Product Management questions?

Today I posted my first PM.SE question, which was clearly tagged as 'Product-Management' (existing tag), and asked a question about licensing, which IMV is absolutely in the thick of Product-...
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Should we move this to Software Rec site, close it or leave it as is?

This is a very popular question on the site (approx 1,600 views) but is clearly asking for a software recommendation: https://pm.stackexchange.com/questions/5600/project-management-software-for-a-...
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Let's get critical: Dec 2013 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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Add “PM Canvas” tag

The Project Model Canvas is a methodology similar to Business Model Canvas to manage projects. The official site is www.pmcanvas.com.br (in brazilian portuguese). This technique consists of using ...
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How should we handle the-question-is-wrong answers?

I have recently noticed that very often answers to not actually answer the question but try to explain that the question is wrong somehow. Here are some examples: BillThor's answer on How to apply ...
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Edit questions and answers

I've noticed many QAs have similar errors and they could be easily enhanced, grammatically speaking. This got me wondering if that was the right behaviour or not. So, after exploring, found in the ...
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Review Queue numbers on banner

Often I find that there is a little number (against a brown background) next to the Review link on the banner at the top of the page. Allegedly this is the number of posts awaiting review according to ...
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How should we adapt the “What is an acceptable answer” post to fit PMSE?

All of us have a slightly different perception of what makes an acceptable answer. While there are general guidelines on How to Answer, tailoring the MSO table to our site may help eliminate ambiguity,...
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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 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 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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Need new tag for MS-Project 2013

I don't think I can create tags, but we do need one for MS-Project 2013... Posted on the "Discussion" tag rather than "Feature Request" as my rather simple statement above got rejected under Feature ...
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Understanding the Low Quality Posts Review queue

How did this answer end up in the Low Quality Posts Review queue? It looks good as far as content and length is concerned. I even clicked on the Edit link to see if there are any hidden/spam content ...
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Why did no one vote to close this question about working on a codebase remotely?

A user recently asked How to work on a programming project remotely. The comments asking for clarification, and comments hinting that the question might not be the right fit for our site are great! ...
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Is my question a bad fit for PM.SE?

Given the amount of views, lack-of-comments, lack-of-votes -- is the following question a bad fit for the PM.SE site: Business Requirements Analysis for Business Intelligence, and if so, why? Also, ...
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Would a Question About Dealing With Customers Be Considered On-Topic Here?

If this Programmers SE question were asked on Project Management SE, would it be considered on-topic? If this question were asked here, should it be closed? How Are We Supposed To Deal With ...
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Is this Sharepoint/Project Server question off topic?

I was just taking a look at this question in the close review queue: https://pm.stackexchange.com/questions/15848/. I can't decide if it should be closed or not (though the OP seems kind of grumpy ...
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Notification on updates

I would like to get an email if there is an activity on one of the questions I asked or on ones I subscribed to. I would have assumed this is possible but I missed the function up to now. Is this ...
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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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Undo turning an answer community wiki?

I just accidentally checked the 'community wiki' box when posting an answer, while I tried to copy it for a google search about what that even meant. Is there a way to undo that?
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Let's get critical: Sep 2013 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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What can we do to improve the question about software metrics?

There's a question on the main page, What are the metrics for software documentation?, that is extremely vague, unclear, and overly broad. As it stands currently, I believe it should most likely be ...
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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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Migrate to Workplace?

What do you think of migrating this question to Workplace SE: https://pm.stackexchange.com/questions/6639/best-way-to-track-employee-skills Sounds like the OP is looking for a list of HR tracking ...
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Should there be a tag for “school / study / university” projects?

I was thinking last night about another tag we could add to the pm site for better categorization of "school", "study", or "university" projects and was unable to find something along those lines. ...
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Is it appropriate to broadly push for domain clarification?

While there are a lot of general Project Management aspects that apply across domains, there are also many questions and answers that depend heavily on the domain. For example, the constraints and ...
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Answer doesn't include new information

I'm talking in particular about this answer. This made me think how we shall proceed when, in the same question, there's a new answer that doesn't include any new relevant new information. The same ...
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Should pm.se deal with company / startup questions?

I've noticed an increased appearance on PM.SE questions (such THIS, THIS and THIS) related to how to manage not only a project, but more strategic program (or even company) wide questions. As of ...
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Should we have specific tags for VSTS and and TFS or we should keep a single one?

This question comes from Remaining Work rollup issue. Based on the premises that we are ok on having software-specific tags, should we have tags for Visual Studio Team System (VSTS) and Team ...
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Is “How technical should a Project Manager be?” a polling question?

The Problem I stumbled across the question today when in the review queue, and had some ambivalence about its current suitability. While the question as a whole seems site-relevant, it has the ...
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What is the appropriate Title for this Question?

There has been a lot of discussion around this question as well as continuing discovery on the specifics of the situation. I've tried to capture the essence of the underlying question in a new title ...
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WIP tag change and synonyms

We current have only one WIP-related tag: wip-limits. Personally, I'd prefer to see this changed to work-in-progress for clarity. I'd also like to see some synonyms for work-in-progress like: wip wip-...
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Agile related question to our personal life

I wanted to ask few questions related to applying agile, scrum and kanban in specific in our personal and family life. Here is what I have in mind: After taking course about agile and scrum ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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