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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 is that people can do what they like with their votes, with or without comments. The exception is serial voting. However, my personal guess (I have no inside ...


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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 question. It could have easily led down a rabbit hole, but in this case did not. I'm inclined to leave it open, but would certainly revisit this particular ...


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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, instead of doing a massive amount of edits that adds low / no value and having them stockpiling on the edition queue, you could add comments on these questions to ...


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Editing is something that is encouraged on the StackExchange platform to improve both questions and answers. Here are some of the things you can do to help: Turn questions that might be closed Not Constructive into Constructive questions by removing a few small key phrases: "What do you think about X"? "What is your opinion about Y?" "Is there a better ...


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Different ways of visualizing bugs, per se, is not a project management question. A better fit would be something along the lines of a question on how team members can improve their contribution to raising overall software quality, or increasing participation in the bug fixing process. Make sure to point out the constraints and goals of whatever it is you ...


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Maybe I could ask the question without mentioning my own experience, with something like "How to improve and facilitate bug prioritization?" and then answer to myself exposing our implementation...but there still would not be one "good" answer


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Chat One feature we have on PMSE, that we try to promote, is our Project Management Chat Room. Chat, unlike the Q&A portion of the site, can be used to talk about anything you want. Consider dropping your question in chat. This meta discussion will hopefully serve as a bit of a promotional piece for your question, and maybe a few community members ...


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As far as I can see, most of these questions are being raised by new users in PMSE (the most seasoned ones already know that there are plenty of topics on the pm-software tag). Still, as we're running Beta, closing the topic could cause a bad impression for a person that could in the future contribute with the community. As a Brazilian, I can't help it but ...


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Think About Semantic Clarity of the Question Context matters, and clarity is often the determining factor for me when I review titles. For example: ruby: chars in var name This is a terrible title for many reasons, and the tag being in the title is only one of them. Contrast this with the question below. What characters are allowed when defining a ...


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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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I see this in a slightly different approach. What's more important? To accept as valid some questions that cannot have a canonical answer or to leave the community without any answers at all? I'd support the former. My reading of "off-topic" for general terminology was to avoid questions that are broadly answered all over the internet: "what's agile?...


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I hear you - but on other sites where I participate, explanations on comments are invitations to personal abuse. This leads to arguments in comments which, IMHO, damage the site far more than the uncommented downvotes do. As a result of my experience, I'm a strong advocate for the SE system in which you get to use your votes however you wish. If you want ...


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There's been a lot of discussion around downvoting lately, and here's the current takeouts - and what can be done (just to keep my answer aligned to the question :D) Downvoting trending information: There's an automated mechanism in StackExchange to identify serial downvoters. In case the system detects them, such downvotes are rolled back a few days later....


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The only concern I have is one question states to disregard the PMBOK, while the other one has an answer that explicitly quotes the PMBOK. If we merged them, I guess we could edit the non PMBOK answer to indicate that the poster is answering in the context of specifically not referencing the PMBOK, since the other question doesn't state the preference ...


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I'm really glad David asked this question because he highlights a very important point: The subjective questions are oftentimes the most important and the ones that involve the most expertise and specialized knowledge. "Questions that are complex have schools of thought" I agree completely! But, it's important to realize that these questions generally ...


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For me, the question isn't vague (like 'How can I manage a project?') It's just simple. As we have lines of code, function points, etc. for code, what are the metrics available to measure documentation? Although no one came with an answer like that, I totally agree with David, more important than the metrics itself is why are you measuring that?


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So I thought a bit how to edit the question and I cannot come up with anything that does not materially change it. What I personally liked about the question is that the question itself exposed the ignorance and lack of knowledge of performance metrics of and in itself. It became more than 'how do you measure performance around a paper deliverable?' So ...


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I do agree this question could be valuable. But right now, he's pretty much asking for a list of people who know project managers with/without certifications. As it stands, it's not valuable... but like you said... it could be! I was hoping the asker would come back and maybe be a little more clear about asking for definitive answers. However, I see that's ...


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Why It's Off-Topic I think this question is just fundamentally off-topic. Here are some reasons why: It is not possible to envision any sort of canonical response to this question. Even if we accept questions which are likely to solicit opinions and subjective answers as being on-topic, the underlying question is not really about teaming or project ...


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I gave it a shot, to make it more oriented to team formation to solicit answers based on community member's team leadership experience. What do you think?


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Close or Delete, Don't Migrate In this specific instance, I believe the correct solution is to either close or delete it. We shouldn't migrate poor-quality or off-topic questions, and I can't think of any site other than Programmers where this would be even vaguely on-topic. Even if it's on-topic, I think it's either too localized or too subjective to be ...


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This question is helpful in defining what is on-topic. Should we accept questions about project managers or questions which solicit the opinions of project managers (so the team member who works with a pm gets a better perspective)? In that light, I'd say it is off-topic since it is subjective/soliciting opinions rather than looking for a "practical, ...


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Cross posting of questions between sites is discouraged since it creates noise and spreads answers across the different sites. If the question were on topic on PMSE, you could leave a comment asking the asker to delete the other question. You could also flag it on the other site for removal. I went ahead and flagged it on Stack Overflow for removal. Thanks ...


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There are some people at PMSE who answer a lot of questions. Since their answers seem to be at least relevant it is a safe assumption that they have read the questions and spotted most visible issues (common mistakes, typos) as well as things that require clarification. Why not just fix the question and treat is a part of answering it? This is something I ...


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I'm one of those people who always flags these questions for you & the other moderators. To my mind there are many duplicates (or at least a lot of overlap) and at least in the short time I've been part of this community these questions tend more toward polling (e.g. "Which Collaboration Software Do You Use?") rather than the Q&A format through which ...


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I think they are distinct, but that merging them will create a question/answer with more value.


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Although you ask different questions, the answers of the first question bring any added value compared to the answers in the second question. I would merge them.


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In this case, I merged the two questions together. I merged the question with the most close votes with the one with no close votes. This merges all answers, as well as the comments for those answers, to the target question. Leaving a comment on the question with a reason why it should be closed, flagging the question (if it's really bad) and voting to ...


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Just building on what Tiago suggests, the Stack Exchange platform encourages people to answer their own questions, and I really think it could be helpful to have the occasional self-answered question to help build our repository of useful Q&A knowledge. But it's important to remember the Q&A part! Self answered posts should look just like any other ...


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