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Agree on this, and I love to stick to patterns. It's done!


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Stack Exchange exists to build a resource of knowledge that will help future visitors for years to come. In order to accomplish that goal and live up to that ideal, we need a steady stream of both great questions as well as great answers. The thing about answers is they need questions. If no one asks questions, there's nothing to answer. What's more, ...


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Welcome to Stack Exchange. I'm one of our site moderators here, along with our community of higher reputation and experienced Stack Exchange users, to help guide and teach new users about our Q&A platform. On Stack Exchange, our goal is different than that of a traditional forum. Instead of pages and pages of "me too" posts and back and forth, ...


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There are two possible culprits here: Caching is in place to save the database from unnecessary load. Review counter is not personalized. You may have reviewed everything but all those posts may still be waiting for other reviewers. References: It is also cached, so may or may not be very accurate depending on the amount of ongoing activity in /review ...


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Sounds like a math specific question and therefore relevant to the math site. Doesn't seem like a fit here since most of the most widely known pm approaches do not use heavy math nor have math as a prerequisite. There are, of course, areas such as risk management, running monte carlo simulations and other areas where math is used. But I don't think that's ...


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TL;DR By all means, invest time in improving questions and answers on the site whenever you come across a post that needs improvement. However, actively seeking out edits that are primarily "missions of grammar" or otherwise trivial edits can waste other people's time, and may color their perception of the editor's activities on the site. You don't want ...


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The Problem The original question, which the OP keeps rolling back, is off-topic for a number of reasons defined in our Help Center, including: "your question is just a rant in disguise: “______ sucks, am I right?” The OP says: "I blame our Agile approach for encouraging this particular problem, am I wrong?" "there is no actual problem to be solved: “...


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Thinking of this tag usage, I'd say that 'Process Engineering' would be used when one tries to improve a process that already exists or would need to define something that's not structured yet. Going a step back, quoting 'Engineering definition' from Google (apologies, as a non-native English speaker I like to double check I'm not - at least - completely ...


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I went ahead and used the power of the mystical diamond to swap the synonym with the canonical name. Oddly, there are 76 questions tagged "xp" and only one tagged "extreme programming", but synonyms allow for the flexibility of users choosing the tag they prefer. Up, up, and away to do more good deeds! :)


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I originally looked at your question when you first posted it. I thought you had some good detail, but at the time my brain was slightly on overload after a long day. All of your content was squished together in one big paragraph. We're human beings, and sometimes the way something is written can have a huge impact on how the community interprets and ...


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If followed strictly, such a policy would effectively kill the site: anything you can't google won't be found by folks who could benefit from answers. What's your goal here?


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I went ahead and merged the tags and created wbs as the synonym of work-breakdown-structure. I'm not an expert on tag synonyms, but it looks like anyone with 1250 reputation can propose or vote to approve a synonym. The privileges page on suggesting tag synonyms has more details.


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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 ...


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I went in and hit the metaphorical Ctrl-Z (or CMD-Z for the Mac OS crowd) on that Community Wiki post; it's now been de-community wikified. If this happens, you can always flag your post for moderator attention and use the "other" box to describe the issue, and one of us can make the change. Also, posting here, as you did, is fine as well. Hope this helps!...


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Your Answer: 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 ...


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welcome to PMSE! I believe that as of now, is hard to understand what your problem is, what you're trying to obtain by documenting your application landscape. Are you trying to meet some CMMi standards? Follow ITIL guidelines? So long you can make the community understand that the problem you're addressing is a project management problem, it could fit. ...


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Thanks for raising this in Meta before posting to the site itself - +1 for that. In my opinion PM:SE is not a good fit for this question as it is not about the mechanics or theory of Project Management, even though it is likely some contributors here would have faced this task as part of a project at some time. I am not aware of another SE site that would ...


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Open your account settings by clicking in your profile details (upper mid screen) Edit Profile and Settings Preferences Check the 'Email me my unread inbox messages' box Set the frequency you want to receive mails Hope this helps!


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There are currently only 10 questions that are tagged "process engineering", so retagging should be fairly straightforward. However, we most likely wouldn't blacklist it unless it keeps reappearing after removal. It's possible that this actually refers to business process re-engineering, as defined by Wikipedia: Business process re-engineering is a ...


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Analysis There's no definitive answer to your question, because circumstances vary. Answers that really are "exact duplicates" are rare, but answers that are similar or quote the same facts are very common. Expressing the same answer in different ways is okay, but answers that don't add anything new (e.g. additional facts, different conclusions, or greater ...


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good evening I believe this might answer your question: Users with more than 1250 reputation and a total answer score of 5 or more on the tag, can suggest tag synonyms. Users with a total answer score (total upvotes minus total downvotes) of 5 or more on the tag, can vote for tag synonyms. Suggestions will be automatically approved when they ...


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When facts are not available decisions are hard. Decisions become based on opinion, or who has more experience and time in the community. As the moderator Tiago Cardoso says Rules, as any tool, are a means to a purpose. In the case of community rules, the purpose is to make posts as useful as possible. Happens that if someone start bulk editing ...


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I'd say the same approach for tag edition applies - edit is encouraged when it really adds value (i.e. no trivial edit) OR you can do it without keeping stuff queued up for review (i.e. edit priviledge). The case of "grammatical or spelling mistakes" are focused (IMHO) on posts written by non-native English speakers with several errors. Otherwise, an ...


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The OP is rolling back the question to a format which does not meet the PM.SE guidelines for a lot of reasons include opinion-based. Either the edits are enforced or the question needs closed. It is clear the OP is now trolling the site and I have flagged this to Mods who have not taken action.


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The tag synopsis clearly states that this tag is for use as follows: For questions related to the (re-)design of business processes. Project management is all about processes, including the design and control of such. While the OP should feel free to suggest improvements to the tag that add clarity or differentiate between valid and invalid applications ...


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Yeessss! I'm happy to announce that Stack Exchange added back the social networking share links, so forget the browser add-on! Let's take advantage of this! Sharing links to interesting questions and answers can get them more views and more attention.


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In a completely unrelated post I pointed out that someone's question was a great question because: This is a tough question to Google for unless you know the right search terms. To the extent that you would expect a Scrum Master to know what a "daily scrum" is, or a PMP to know what a project charter is, I think you could certainly define certain classes ...


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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.


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From Clever bounty reputation hack: If you are placing a bounty on a question you answered, your minimum spend is 100 If you are placing a repeat bounty on a question, your minimum spend doubles till it reaches 500 Since you've already answered this question, your minimum spend is 100. However, you could use chat to try to convince another to ...


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As far as I can tell, we don't have the ability to move comments, only to convert answers to comments. What we can do is leave a comment to the user suggesting he move the comment himself, once he has enough rep. Or I can contact a developer and possibly have it moved, or we can simply delete it. I'm not sure this justifies developer intervention since ...


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