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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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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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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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The “Project Management” tag

I see some questions tagged as "project-management". Since that's the subject of the entire site isn't this tag somewhat redundant?
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Please welcome your new pro tem moderator!

Your mod team here has supported the idea of getting some backup, as first discussed at Is it time to hold Moderator elections and share the Moderator burden at SE?. Today, I am happy to announce that ...
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Congratulations, you're no longer in Beta!

This site started private beta before July 2012, so it is no longer "beta", it is a full site by our definition. We've removed the word "beta" from your site banner because we believe that you aren't ...
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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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Will it offend anyone if I start seeding this site with textbook questions?

I'm in a Masters program for Information Systems Management. Would it be okay to seed the site during Beta with questions from my PM and Systems Analysis courses? Or should we be sticking to ...
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Can we please change the “scrummaster” tag to be hyphenated like other similar tags?

TL;DR The current scrummaster tag should be converted to scrum-master, which is more consistent with our existing naming conventions. Explanation Currently, scrummaster is a canonical tag. However, ...
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Moderator Pro Tem Announcement

Throughout the beta, we need members from the site whose focus is to engage the community, both in community-building issues and site management. That's why we select a few members from each community ...
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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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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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Any Update on Graduation?

The PMSE Community has been growing and doing well. It seems to be a healthy, sustaining site with "Excellent" in every Area51 metric save one, including the number of users with reputation. I ...
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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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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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Sponsoring a community member to attend the 2011 RallyOn Conference

The 2011 RallyOn Agile Conference is coming up May 10th and 11th in Boulder, CO. We're partnering with Rally on this great (and invite only) event and as part of that, want to sponsor one member from ...
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How Should Our Community Handle Questions Asked From Non-PM Perspectives?

The following question was asked on PMSE: Should you give developer(s) bounty/bonus for his/her result? On the surface, the question title may appear on-topic, but after reading this well-written, ...
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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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2018: 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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The Minimal Commitment: Upvoting Questions and Answers

Hey guys, Just wanted to remind everybody that the minimum you can do to support the site is read questions, and upvote good questions and answers. This is not really hard to do; everybody on the ...
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Why has PM:SE Usage dropped off so much?

Earning Rep on PM:SE is a slow and tedious affair, mainly because of the slow rate of on-topic questions and apparent lack of users who read, upvote and accept answers. I once waited 2-3 days on Meta ...
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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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Too much focus on Agile?

Having been an active member of this site for some time now I have a growing feeling (though have not counted) that the majority of questions we "allow" are now to do with some facet of Agile and this ...
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Uncommented downvotes

I am observing a trend in downvotes of questions with no comment to explain. Is anyone else noticing this? Is there anything that can be done? In other, busier SE sites, I don't think it matters as ...
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Product specific question? E.g. Jira

Are specific project management tools/products questions off topic? I have several questions about JIRA that i have yet to ask. I thought it maybe a good idea to ask in meta.PMSE first.
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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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How can we improve our close reason for software recommendations?

I'd like to see us change this off-topic reason: Questions seeking software recommendations are off-topic because they tend to become obsolete quickly. Instead, describe your situation and the ...
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Does PMSE have a process for adding community moderators?

Currently, PMSE has some great community moderators, many of whom are regular visitors and contributors. Unlike some other sites on the network, I think our moderators have the full support of the ...
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Should we encourage everyone to define their acronyms?

There an awful lot of acronyms out there in the world of Project Management - PMP, ROI, SDLC, SWOT, EAC, EVM, JAD etc. etc. - and there's a tendency for users to use them without explaining their ...
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Moderator Elections?

Does anyone know how often moderator elections are held on this site? Or more importantly, when the next one would be? I would like to throw my hat into the ring for election as moderator so that ...
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Is asking for basic PM recommendations or advice on-topic?

I had a look at this but since the linked example seems to be closed, I thought it would be best to clarify. I am totally new to PM, and am looking for basic recommendations for specific PM ...
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Growing the Site with a New Experiment

As a follow-up to the evangelism effort at the RallyDev conference last month, a new experiment is taking place to grow the community. Rally is going to introduce pm.stackechange.com as a repository ...
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Rollback War on 'Why did our process cause us to miss our release date?'

The OP and one of the answerers keep alternating rollbacks to this Question. It's getting a little ridiculous and unprofessional. Do we have rules in place for whose revision should be kept? The OP's ...
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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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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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Can you update the custom close reason regarding software engineering questions?

Currently, there is a custom off-topic reason here that reads: Software engineering questions are off-topic here, but can be asked on Programmers Stack Exchange. Following our rebranding, it ...
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What is the correct etiquette on discovering a “dodgy” question?

As a normal non-moderator, low rep user, what is my correct course of action on reading a new question that has issues, for example it is likely off-topic? I have several choices: I can downvote I ...
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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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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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Revisiting Tool Recommendation Questions

We've seen more tool recommendation questions lately, and some of these questions have received some really great answers. Despite what I thought was a consensus in meta, these tool recommendations ...
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Are answers being accepted too fast?

In general, answers are being accepted by the original posters way too fast. When only one short answer has been provided and the answer accepted only hours after it was posted (with no other time for ...
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What to take out from the results of Jun 2013 Site Self-Evaluation

The results have been announced for Let's get critical: Jun 2013 Site Self-Evaluation. So what can be deduced from those raw numbers? Is it good, bad? Or those numbers are actually not meant to be ...
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Is it appropriate to post questions more often than one provides answers?

I am new to this site. I ask questions more often than I provide answers. Is there any rule that says users should also provide answers instead of just posting questions which interest them?
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(How) Can we attract non-technology PMs to use the site?

Assuming that the site is not just aimed at IT / technology project managers, I guess we should aim to attract other PMs from other disciplines to use the site more widely. Looking at the top ...
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Should the [Team-Motivation] and [Motivation] tags be merged?

17 questions - team-motivation 8 questions - motivation Should these two tags be merged? If not, what makes the two tags different? If we merge them, is team-motivation the tag we should use, or ...
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I have voted to reopen a question - here's why

I have voted to re-open this question: How to save Gantt and PERT as a GIF image? This is a question about how to use a very popular Project Management tool to undertake a very common Project ...
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Planned Tag Blacklist Request

Instead of removing all of the tags identified in my answer to this meta post, I'm considering putting in a tag burn and blacklist request to remove the following tags completely from our site: ...
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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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Since some users want to merge IT Management with Project Management, should all IT Management questions be tagged as “IT Management”?

The advantage of using tags like "IT Management" to tag questions related to that subject is so the community can experiment with different types of questions to see if they fit the constraints of ...
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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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