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Under the assumption that questions or comments meet the standards set in the user guidelines of the site - what do you consider “best practices” from your personal experience on PMC? What creates the most value for readers?
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Dear George
Interesting your question
Thanks for sharing

Our community has 383,995 members (correct me if I'm wrong)

The topics that correspond to the interests of these members are, of course, varied.

Over time, the topics of interest to each individual member may change

You can even change your perspective on a particular topic

Is ProjectManagement.com able to statistically address the most popular topics?

From this analysis will surely come the answer to the question: "What creates the most value for readers?"
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1 reply by Vincent Guerard
Nov 19, 2019 6:34 PM
Vincent Guerard
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Luis,

I don't know the real number, must be well over a million people with a profile here, just the USA is 649 934.
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George

Good Question. Over the years, I noticed that the interests of members varies from certifications, knowledge areas and general subjects but I did not see any trend that is bias towards a certain subject because as Luis mentioned, the interest of members varies significantly.

In terms of best practice, I trust in this case it is to stick to subjects that are business and management related regardless of the depth of the content.

RK
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The power of this group is that the diversity and experience varies. I find topics that delve into unique experiences most interesting. However, as Rami mentioned management topics are popular.
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George -

Adding value to the community is a basic principle. This is expressed in so many ways:

1. Avoiding unnecessarily duplicated topics
2. Add something meaningful (not just "Thanks for sharing" or "I agree") to posts
3. Look at the size of a thread before deciding to add something
4. Have a meaningful subject line
5. Think multiple times before necroposting

Kiron
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2 replies by Luis Branco and Rami Kaibni
Nov 20, 2019 4:27 AM
Luis Branco
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Dear Kiron
ProjectManagement.com is a community a few years old

- In this question topic how can we "Avoiding unnecessarily duplicated topics"?

- When you make a publication what do you prefer? Let no comment be made or, on the contrary, get feedback from someone who read what you wrote encouraging them to do so, for example "Thanks for sharing" or "I agree"?

- Knowing that all members of this community may have different interests what can we consider: "Have a meaningful subject line"?

- I don't know what necroposting means
Nov 20, 2019 1:33 PM
Rami Kaibni
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Kiron

Great Points - Totally agree except that I did not understand point No. 3 (Look at the size of a thread before deciding to add something) - What do you mean by this exactly ?

RK
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Nov 19, 2019 10:12 AM
Replying to Luis Branco
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Dear George
Interesting your question
Thanks for sharing

Our community has 383,995 members (correct me if I'm wrong)

The topics that correspond to the interests of these members are, of course, varied.

Over time, the topics of interest to each individual member may change

You can even change your perspective on a particular topic

Is ProjectManagement.com able to statistically address the most popular topics?

From this analysis will surely come the answer to the question: "What creates the most value for readers?"
Luis,

I don't know the real number, must be well over a million people with a profile here, just the USA is 649 934.
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1 reply by Luis Branco
Nov 20, 2019 4:15 AM
Luis Branco
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Dear Vincent
Thanks for your information

The number I got was from the badges in "Contender" which gives us the number of people who created a public profile on ProjectManagement.com

The total number of PMI members (31 August 2019) was 580,119 and the number of PMP certified persons was 958,593
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Nov 19, 2019 6:34 PM
Replying to Vincent Guerard
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Luis,

I don't know the real number, must be well over a million people with a profile here, just the USA is 649 934.
Dear Vincent
Thanks for your information

The number I got was from the badges in "Contender" which gives us the number of people who created a public profile on ProjectManagement.com

The total number of PMI members (31 August 2019) was 580,119 and the number of PMP certified persons was 958,593
Network:2984



Nov 19, 2019 3:40 PM
Replying to Kiron Bondale
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George -

Adding value to the community is a basic principle. This is expressed in so many ways:

1. Avoiding unnecessarily duplicated topics
2. Add something meaningful (not just "Thanks for sharing" or "I agree") to posts
3. Look at the size of a thread before deciding to add something
4. Have a meaningful subject line
5. Think multiple times before necroposting

Kiron
Dear Kiron
ProjectManagement.com is a community a few years old

- In this question topic how can we "Avoiding unnecessarily duplicated topics"?

- When you make a publication what do you prefer? Let no comment be made or, on the contrary, get feedback from someone who read what you wrote encouraging them to do so, for example "Thanks for sharing" or "I agree"?

- Knowing that all members of this community may have different interests what can we consider: "Have a meaningful subject line"?

- I don't know what necroposting means
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1 reply by Kiron Bondale
Nov 20, 2019 7:07 AM
Kiron Bondale
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Luis -

1. There is a fairly robust search capability on the site which members can take advantage of. Now if someone has taken advantage of that, determined that there is no relatively recent discussion thread which addresses their question or comments, then absolutely, go ahead and post.

2. There are certain members for whom "Thanks for sharing" or "I agree" is the sum total of their contributions. To me, this is no different than a "Like" - it is a pure vanity metric. If someone can take the effort to write those trite phrases, they can reference something in the post which they specifically liked.

3. Posts with the title "Hello", "I have a question" or similarly unspecific ones are not meaningful

4. My thanks for Andrew for introducing me to the term. Here is an Urban Dictionary entry for it: https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=necropost

Kiron
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Georges,

Maybe I should not answer since I agree with most comments posted before me. ;-)

Many people have different interests and objectives in participating in the discussion or posting a comment to articles or blog posts.

Some are experts, other novices from all around the planet

Some control required from times to times

I value the diversity of interest
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Nov 20, 2019 4:27 AM
Replying to Luis Branco
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Dear Kiron
ProjectManagement.com is a community a few years old

- In this question topic how can we "Avoiding unnecessarily duplicated topics"?

- When you make a publication what do you prefer? Let no comment be made or, on the contrary, get feedback from someone who read what you wrote encouraging them to do so, for example "Thanks for sharing" or "I agree"?

- Knowing that all members of this community may have different interests what can we consider: "Have a meaningful subject line"?

- I don't know what necroposting means
Luis -

1. There is a fairly robust search capability on the site which members can take advantage of. Now if someone has taken advantage of that, determined that there is no relatively recent discussion thread which addresses their question or comments, then absolutely, go ahead and post.

2. There are certain members for whom "Thanks for sharing" or "I agree" is the sum total of their contributions. To me, this is no different than a "Like" - it is a pure vanity metric. If someone can take the effort to write those trite phrases, they can reference something in the post which they specifically liked.

3. Posts with the title "Hello", "I have a question" or similarly unspecific ones are not meaningful

4. My thanks for Andrew for introducing me to the term. Here is an Urban Dictionary entry for it: https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=necropost

Kiron
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1 reply by Luis Branco
Nov 20, 2019 11:33 AM
Luis Branco
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Dear Kiron
Dear kiron
Thanks for your comments and for sharing the meaning of the term.

Do you consider it reasonable that a person before asking a question will search the community site for what has already been or has not been published?
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Nov 20, 2019 7:07 AM
Replying to Kiron Bondale
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Luis -

1. There is a fairly robust search capability on the site which members can take advantage of. Now if someone has taken advantage of that, determined that there is no relatively recent discussion thread which addresses their question or comments, then absolutely, go ahead and post.

2. There are certain members for whom "Thanks for sharing" or "I agree" is the sum total of their contributions. To me, this is no different than a "Like" - it is a pure vanity metric. If someone can take the effort to write those trite phrases, they can reference something in the post which they specifically liked.

3. Posts with the title "Hello", "I have a question" or similarly unspecific ones are not meaningful

4. My thanks for Andrew for introducing me to the term. Here is an Urban Dictionary entry for it: https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=necropost

Kiron
Dear Kiron
Dear kiron
Thanks for your comments and for sharing the meaning of the term.

Do you consider it reasonable that a person before asking a question will search the community site for what has already been or has not been published?
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1 reply by Karl Twort
Nov 20, 2019 11:51 AM
Karl Twort
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Hi Luis,

In regards to "Do you consider it reasonable that a person before asking a question will search the community site for what has already been or has not been published?" - Absolutely.

I can recall recent examples of this around "Agile in Construction". I think it had around 4 or 5 posts with the same or very similar request just last week.

I'll always search first, ask later.
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