I'm not that negative all the time, but no offense, I don't like this proposal. Because, it takes away the experience which is most the valuable part of project management and we are creating more rules how a question should be written and answered, which is not good.
Personally, I don't care much about the officially recognized knowledge, because there can ...
Definitions in the discipline of Project Management
Project Manager, profession or role?
What are the definitions and distinctions between Project x Program x Portfolio x Product Managers?
Team management and leadership
As a PM, How do you select your project team members?
How to Avoid Micro-Managing a Software Development Team?
Which skill set is ...
@Zsolt brings up a good point.
Should the site's success be gauged by how well we answer people's questions or whether it is a source for cutting edge project management knowledge?
We are doing well in the former, but not building up the latter.
I would argue that we need to build up the site as a source of project management knowledge and that this, in ...
One of the first things I learned about the PM was that there are no silver bullets and there are no solutions that work out of the box. Time after time, case after case, project manager needs to introduce an abstract idea into a real environment. So, in answers I mostly value experience of a writer contained in a response.
Secondly, the recognized body of ...
I think we need to consider the process of induction versus deduction. Induction is where we learn; deduction is where we confirm. This is important because many problems encountered on projects may not have been experienced before or at the level where documented solutions exist. Through induction, we find solutions through innovation, creativity, adding ...
There are questions that simply begs for experience-based, sometimes even opinionated, answers. Zsolt's question that jmort253 mentions is a good example.
By the way: I did an experiment and added a couple of referrals to my answer. Is it better now? And, before you rush to confirm, it is just reference to my earlier writings on the subject, which is still ...
This question, Shall I use my project management style when I'm substituting for my colleague, while he is away?, asked by Zsolt and answered by our two top contributors, is a perfect example of why I think Yegor proposed this new policy.
First, Zsolt asked a great question! Second, the answers are outstanding. Both answers are from respected experts ...
As you gain more reputation on Project Management SE, you will gain more privileges that will help you contribute more to the community moderation of the site.
The most basic way to help in these situations is to flag the question as spam. Anyone with at least 15 reputation can flag a post.
The moderators on the site will then respond by either leaving a ...
Removing the ability to track on-topic questions about how to use or implement specific project management tools would be A Bad Thing™.
The Underlying Problem
The problem isn't questions about using tools, it's with questions asking for tool recommendations. By definition, the latter will solicit polling, debates, and unsubstantiated opinions.
It looks like someone went through and flagged the now-deleted answers as spam, and a moderator responded to those flags by deleting the answers. I'm not sure why that person didn't flag the other answers as well.
Here is information from the May I Promote Here FAQ Section:
Be careful, because the community frowns on overt self-promotion ...
Perform Basic Research First
In order to ask excellent questions here on Project Management Stack Exchange, please make sure that you've performed some basic research before asking your question. Your question may have already been answered. Even if it hasn't, some basic research will help you write stronger, more answerable questions.
Provide Context for ...
Originally posted by yoda on Meta Stack Overflow:
The following is a slight modification of my post on meta.gardening. Consider a hypothetical question:
How can I foo the bar in X?
I'm trying to foo the bar using qux. However, I get an error message <error>. What am I doing incorrectly?
When should I post a comment and when should I post an ...
I don't think I like the way the new post review works. I generally limit myself to giving one or possibly two answers an upvote per question. This doesn't mean that all of the others deserve a downvote. So that means I either need to leave a spurious comment, or select "not sure" which seems rather confining.