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Is there a discrepancy between the overall quality of questions versus answers?

I don't know if this is a reasonable assumption, but my experience with UXSE is that questions are more likely to be asked by people with lower reputation scores while answers are more likely to be ...
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How to encourage users to accept an answer to a question?

There is an answer to a previous question that forms a possible answer to this question, but I want to come back to the root cause of the problem of users not choosing or accepting an answer to ...
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Can I ask a question with my answers to select best one

I've gathered two or more answers to my own question that I haven't asked here in this community. My question is, can I ask my questions with the answers below it to find the best one after votes or ...
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Formatting Images in Answers [duplicate]

I just posted an answer that included a small screenshot. The answer now shows the screenshot filling the width of the answer column, so it looks HUGE! It doesn't look like the answer-input widget ...
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Does "you will have to test" count as an answer

For many questions on UX.SE I see the answer given "The only way you will know the answer to this is to test..". Sure, I do believe this is the case for some questions, the question may be too unique ...
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Disclaimers and declarations for potential conflicts of interest in answers?

Just wondering whether people posting answers should provide disclaimers or declare conflicts of interest if they refer to a particular technology or vendor solution in response to an answer that ...
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Stack Exchange Comments vs. Answer Question

Many answers on Stack Exchange are done through the use of comments attached to the question, rather than using the answer input below. Being new to Stack Exchange, I am wondering what benefit ...
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Slightly different answers

Am I'm the only one who noticed that some questions get multiple answers, however, some of the answers are the same, a subset of or have a slightly different nuance than another, older answer. I was ...
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What is difference between a comment and an Answer?

In most of the questions i see people commenting the answers instead of Answering it in its appropriate place. what is the purpose of having a comment option. i am asking this so users like me can ...
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What are the characteristics of unanswered questions?

There are actually quite a lot of unanswered questions on UX StackExchange, and I was wondering whether trying to get a feel of why the questions are not answered can provide a way to improve the site ...
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The help does not keep its promise, the site generates incorrect (X)HTML code

The help does not keep its promise, the site generates incorrect (X)HTML code. The help says that writing --- generates a horizontal rule <hr/>. However, when I write ---, the site generates &...
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What does the colour green mean when applied to answers notation on the left?

Still figuring out this site and came across this bit of confusion. Screenshot: Question: Why do some answers in the question list page appear in Green and some do not? This is not clear to me. ...
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Answers, answers, answers

Over the past 12 months User Experience Stack Exchange has been attracting more and more visitors. This is a good thing. However, something that isn't growing in number are ANSWERS. We're getting ...
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Is it OK to post animated .gif's in answers?

I haven't seen any answers supported with animated .gif's to convey an interaction. I'm hesitant to post one if it has already been deemed as polluting the answers field. The only .gif reference I ...
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101 points but not allowed to answer?

I tried to give an answer to What to call "Cancel" when "Cancel" is already the default action?. I have 101 points because of my association bonus. But I didn't find the «Answer» ...
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Are one-line answers to terminology questions acceptable?

I've noticed the "Low Quality Posts" review topic frequently flags up answers to terminology questions (usually "What should I call X?" questions), which consist of a short, simple answer (usually ...
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How do Accepted Answers work on User Experience?

What are Accepted Answers and how are they different on User Experience? Should I accept answers to my questions? Should I refrain from answering a question with an accepted answer?
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Where can I find a history/log of the featured questions?

If I've understood this correctly, then all the "bounty" questions are listed in the "featured" section. Right? But once the bounty is awarded, then they disappear from that list. Since many of ...
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How much should we care about the ratio of accepted answers?

Since StackExchange UI is much more about subjectivity than objective correctness, I doubt we'll ever see the kind of ratio of accepted answers sites like StackOverflow, SuperUser or Cooking (!) are ...
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Proposal: Handcraft integration with UX.SE so members can easily add HTML mockups to answers

Lately I've been making HTML mockups for some of my answers. Here are two examples: Interactive table - with many levels of information How to make a 20-field online form more user friendly? I've ...
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What makes a good answer?

The FAQ describes what makes a good question, but not what makes a good answer. I think at this point most of us know quite well how to distinguish a good answer from a not-so-good answer, so we ...
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How can we encourage more references in answers?

I've noticed lately that we've been slacking off in backing up answers with sources. Eric's question about extending and curating answers got me thinking about it more. It's a worrisome trend. If we ...