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Why do some moderators use handles instead of their real names?

TL;DR Pseudonymity on Stack Exchange is a feature, not a bug. It doesn't impact the ability to manage the site or handle "bad actors." A More Detailed Explanation Why do some moderators (and other ...
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Is it time to hold Moderator elections and share the Moderator burden at SE?

Yes and no... Yes - we definitely need a new moderator more at least! No - on beta sites there's no election process. Instead, the current mods / SE staff invite valuable members to help on the ...
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This site has been in beta for years, will it ever make it out?

It's interesting to observe how some sites are more active than others in terms of questions yet are still healthy communities. The revisited policy seems to recognize that certain domains and ...
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This site has been in beta for years, will it ever make it out?

The latest rules for graduation are documented here. As long as this community is actively being moderated, it won't be closed: If there's enough moderation for a public beta site to consistently ...
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Uncommented downvotes

Analysis In comments, I mentioned that comments aren't mandatory on Stack Exchange, and that there almost 800 questions on Stack Exchange Meta about this issue. In general, the mechanic that applies ...
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Congratulations, you're no longer in Beta!

Congratulations, community! After 9 years, PM.SE has graduated! I'd like to take this space to share some of the trending questions around the graduation. This information is likely to be kept ...
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BPM and BPMN questions

BPMN Isn't Normally a Project Management Practice Unless you're working on a project that has business process re-engineering as a deliverable, I'm not sure that the Business Process Model and ...
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Shall this site have an specific definition of "shopping question"?

TL;DR Software and tool recommendations are off-topic for a number of reasons. PMSE is neither a search engine nor a Consumer Reports style test lab, and the site's format is unsuited to providing ...
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Should this be an Agile/Scrum Questions stack exchange?

I find it helpful that the site embraces both classic and agile approaches. I'm relatively new to project management and to agile, and I work in an environment in which classic PM is still expected ...
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Should this be an Agile/Scrum Questions stack exchange?

While there is merit in your suggestion but such efforts have failed to gather traction in the past. New Stack Exchange sites thrive on traffic and good content. There were such proposals on Area51 ...
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Moderator Elections?

My understanding is that SE doesn't hold moderator elections on beta sites. I think PMSE is an edge case, because we're a fairly well-viewed site with a lot of participation, but we currently don't ...
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Is it time to hold Moderator elections and share the Moderator burden at SE?

Your mod team here has supported the idea of getting some backup, as the older answer here shows. Today, I am happy to announce that CodeGnome is joining the mod team here to provide them with that ...
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Does PM.SE benefit from having Specific tags for each MS Project version?

Tags Updated There was a discussion about this in chat. After a little back-and-forth, I made some changes that will hopefully resolve this without a ton of extra work for the PMSE community. I've ...
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Is it fair to include a product url that is related to Project Management in a Question?

First of all, thanks for asking on Meta first :) TL;DR: highly likely to be considered offtopic. Although self promotion could be OK from a StackOverflow perspective (also HERE and HERE), I don't ...
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Why were my "obsolete comment" flags declined?

On Stack Exchange, comments are generally considered to be transient, temporary post-it notes which are meant to either seek clarification or help a poster improve the post. On Workplace SE, a large ...
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How to ask for peer feedback on a free MVP of a pm related product here?

Stack Exchange isn't the right place for every question. Most stack sites, and PMSE in particular, are focused on canonical answers about a topic rather than soliciting opinions, feedback, or ...
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Shall this site have an specific definition of "shopping question"?

Although I understand your frustration, I believe that the key difference between the Jira questions and the Excel question you raised is that no one is asking on these Jira questions 'what's the task ...
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Are terminology & comparison related questions on-topic?

TL;DR Most of these questions will be off-topic. There may be occasional exceptions, but I wouldn't hold my breath. The question cited was answerable, but I personally consider it a poor-quality ...
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there is no canonical answer

Questions that don't have potentially-canonical answers aren't a good fit for this site's Q&A format. That doesn't mean those discussions aren't worthwhile; it just means that Stack Exchange in ...
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How do we stop a user from removing tags?

By opening a discussion, such as in a chat room, I'd suggest. Also - are we sure that the Questions are actually specific to one version? And not just that the OP just happened to be having the issue ...
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How do we stop a user from removing tags?

In 10th of November 2018, had a discussion with moderators about the usage of version specific tags. From this discussion, we ended up changing the description of the parent tag, namely ms-project. ...
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Network unable to cope with flags

What Happened to the Spammy Posts The two posts you referenced were addressed by the community, but insufficient action was taken by users with sufficient voting privileges. I eventually deleted ...
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Users writing tags in title

The link you provided is great! The first phrase to come to my mind to answer this: Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime. So, ...
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Product Management questions - 2020 edition

As it stands, the best (and latest) answer for this question is available on THIS ANSWER from Todd. I share the TL;DR excerpt here: Product management as it relates to project management is certainly ...
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Uncommented downvotes

This site is getting ridiculous. The negative votes with no comments are frustrating. It is clearly an agile-centric site now with all other answer being wrong.
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Duplicated Answer - how to flag?

TL;DR I've deleted the duplicate, but I can't really do more than speculate about why the flag was declined before, and offer some suggestions about how to flag this type of thing in the future. ...
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Shall this site have an specific definition of "shopping question"?

Interesting question. I concur with the other answers, but I'll add that "What's the best way to..." is semantically similar to "What's the prettiest girl..." - the answer depends on the ...
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Possible reasons for a bigger view count

It was selected to become part of the "Hot Network Questions" panel that exists on all SE sites, which encourages cross-site exploration. I (and many others it seems) spend much time idly browsing the ...
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Where are the project managers?

I partially agree with you. Partially because my feeling is that there's a lot of Agile-oriented discussion @ PMSE, and Agile is more often used in Software development (although could be successfully ...
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Should this be an Agile/Scrum Questions stack exchange?

TL;DR Use tags such as scrum, pmbok, or prince2 to tag questions and filter your searches for a more optimal experience on PMSE. Questions here cover a wide range of frameworks, and represent a broad ...
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