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Do questions that are no longer true still add value?

This older post came back into circulation today - it asks why Google still uses paging instead of infinite loading. When a question is based on a fundamentally outdated premise, should it be closed? ...
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Community consensus on enabling a banner to warn about policy on AI-generated content?

An experiment was conducted recently to test a banner highlighting the “AI-generated content” policy on Stack Overflow. The placement of the banner showed no significant impact on answer rates; ...
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2023: a year in moderation

It’s that time of the year again! As we wave goodbye to last year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here might be ...
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Is asking about "the best and most beautiful design for dashboard large buttons" on topic?

Is asking about "the best and most beautiful design for dashboard large buttons for android" on topic? Or asking about up to date and common design for dashboard UI for android?
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Should we be raising the bar on the type and/or quality of questions and answers as a way of filtering out AI assisted or generated content?

There has been a lot of debate in the moderators circles around how to address or deal with AI assisted or generated content. The proliferation and uptake of AI tools has the potential benefit of ...
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Can we get rid of old posts with no answers?

The community bot consistently brings up questions without any answers or activity, which becomes tiresome, renders the site irrelevant, and conceals new questions. Shouldn't we automatically close ...
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Middle Sidebar Advertising

As you all know, advertising is an important source of revenue for Stack Overflow and it helps us support all the sites across the Stack Exchange Network and the resources that go into maintaining and ...
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How did this spam question get into HNQ?

This thread seems to be spam — the answer appears to be given by another account of OP ("Ashwin" vs "ash ux win") within 1.5 minutes of asking and the answerer promotes a resource ...
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Making target when writing a question a mandatory selection?

I've seen questions where it wasn't clear at first sight (and also not at second or third), if at all, what they were about. So, wouldn't it be advantageous if there were a list of "main" ...
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2022: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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Is there a reason for the Community Bot to poke years-old questions?

While browsing top questions on ux.SO home page (under Active tab), I was surprised to find some pretty old questions, from 2018, 2019 or so, apparently poked by the Community Bot: Is there a use case ...
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No feedback after submitting closed question for review

My question was closed 4 days ago for being off-topic Programming Exercises UX I made the necessary changes in order to comply with the guidelines, following the feedback I was given. I haven't heard ...
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2021: a year in moderation

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Why does clicking the "StackExchange" logo in the top-left corner of this very page not directly take you to stackexchange.com?

Rather than taking you directly to the main page, it opens a popup containing another button that you need to click. Why in the name of everything holy is this website designed this way? Please tell ...
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Review Queue badge when there's something new to review

In the main nav, the Inbox icon tells us with a red badge when a user has responded. The Trophy icon turns green when we have a new badge (or shows a green badge when we've received points.) Was the ...
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Is this search algorithm request appropriate for this site?

I want to ask a question to find an algorithm. This specific question feels like a UX question to me, but I can also see the counter argument to that. Is this the correct site to ask for a search ...
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Merge and synonymize [fab] into [floating-action-button]

fab has 3 questions and a usage description. floating-action-button has 13 questions, and is much more descriptive ('fab' is not an acronym I was familiar with before seeing this tag, but maybe others'...
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Several proposed tag synonym suggestions still pending

wireframing → wireframe (Meta discussion) (Completed) prototyping → prototype (Meta discussion) (Completed) manditory-fields → required-fields (Meta discussion) (manditory-fields currently has no ...
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Merge and synonymize [mandatory-fields] into [required-fields]

mandatory-fields 15 questions 2 asked this year required-fields 40 questions 7 asked this year
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is this a new feature?

I just saw this, which I never saw before, so not sure if a glitch or some kind of upcoming feature, kind of automatic detection of low quality posts. Does anyone know?
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Maybe need a HTML5 mockup tool now [duplicate]

Flash is dead on Chrome, cannot create a mockup on site now.
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Process for dealing with bounties that don't have an answer associated with it

One of the reasons for starting bounties is to get the community to provide answers (to questions that don't have enough attention or can be answered if given some incentive), but at times even after ...
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We've missed the 10 year anniversary (understandable since well, COVID) but there's still things we can do?

According to the post on Stack Moderators about celebrating the 10th anniversary of the community, the way to determine the age of the site is: How to determine the age of a site? We agreed to ...
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New chat rooms are open - how to encourage more people to participate in conversations?

It took a little bit of time but I finally managed to make my way to the new chatrooms that have been made available to the StackExchange community. Unfortunately there were not many chatrooms open, ...
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Please consider reopening 'Tools for user stories' question

The question Is there a tool for managing user stories? may be a little clumsily worded, but it's in essence a really important question to the UX community, particularly beginners. I agree it could ...
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Helping to clear the list of unanswered questions

One of the metrics of Q&A sites is the number of unanswered questions and this can also be further broken down into the amount of time a question remains unanswered for. As a moderator this is of ...
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Proposal for the convention or structure for one type of question on UXSE and feedback

Just wondering if this is a convention or feature of interest to develop in UXSE. I have come across a recent question where the OP adopted a convention/method of structuring a question that seems to ...
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2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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Duplicated Questions

I've been seeing a lot of questions marked as duplicated. Now, I understand there's a rationale about questions being asked again and again. But there are many cases where one of the following things ...
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Merge [android-ux] into [android]

We have two tags about Android: android (855 questions) and android-ux (58 questions). I can't see any difference in the questions using these tags, so I propose that they be merged, keeping android ...
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Can I link to my own app to give better context of what my problem is?

I've just opened this post: Is it worthwhile to offer a "recover your status" functionality for a paid version in phone app? I think maybe people would find it easier it they can check what ...
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Why does UX StackExchange have both "Home" and "Questions" tabs?

Does UX StackExchange really need both "Home" and "Questions" tabs in its left nav? "Home" seems to be the Questions page with the "Hot" filter applied; it's ...
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Synonomize [user-engagement] and [engagement]

engagement has 9 questions (1 asked this year), and no wiki. user-engagement has 41 questions (2 asked this year), with a wiki. I suggest we merge engagement into user-engagement and make the former a ...
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Merge or synonymise [ai] and [artificial-intelligence]

The site currently has two tags for questions related to artificial intelligence: ai with two questions at the time of writing, and artificial-intelligence with nine questions at the time of writing. ...
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What would the best (top) tag hierarchy be?

I wanted to share some work I have done to look at the community's tag set and estimate a hierarchy: https://www.cems.uwe.ac.uk/~pmatthew/blog/2020/06/19/a-ux-hierarchy-from-folksonomy/ A ...
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Merge [filter] into [filtering]

These tags are unnecessarily separate, being related to the same topic. Question counts: filter → 143 questions, of which 46% are also tagged with filtering filtering → 429 questions, of ...
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Merge and synonymize the tag [wireframing] into [wireframe]

The two tags are very similar and used interchangeably: [wireframe] currently has 177 questions. [wireframing] currently has 18 questions. I think we could merge and synonymize them into [wireframe]....
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Synonymize/merge [prototype] into [prototyping]

There are two very similar tags: prototyping, currently 119 questions and a decent tag excerpt and wiki. prototype, currently 25 questions (5 of which also have the prototyping tag) without excerpt ...
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Closing Coronavirus questions

I'd like a debate about how we should treat Coronavirus related questions. Right now there are no open questions tagged Coronavirus or COVID-19 on ux.stackexchange.com. I posted one, and that was ...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2020

2020 has come! But… oops, where did the time go? It’s already March! Belated as it is, it’s time for a refresh of Community Promotion Ads! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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Delete [accesibility] tag

The tag [accesibility] is a misspelled version of the [accessibility] tag. I would suggest this to be deleted.
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Why are there so many close voters on this sub SE page?

Every 3rd or 5th new question I see instantly has close votes. Someone asks about something a little opinionated - instant close. Someone writes a question that is a little too broad - instantly 2 ...
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Bad or no Reputation!

I'm sure again I won't get too many, if any, points at all for this post. I can't help to think about one of my late favorite French singers with his famous line "In the prétention free village I ...
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2019: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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What is the most well written, answered and documented question that you have come across?

I have just added the fifth update to a question that I first posted more than 6 years ago. Since then it has become a tradition to revisit that question and 'maintain' it because I feel like it ...
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Thoughts on the change to points awarded to Questions?

There was a massive thread of comments after the announcement of the changes to the points awarded for Questions. I am not sure if I spotted anyone from UXSE providing their thoughts there, but was ...
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Data structures in spreadsheets appropriate here?

I'm considering re-inventing the spreadsheet interface. The problem with current spreadsheet tech is that the formula is in the cell. This makes it difficult to troubleshoot and maintain ...
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Given that there is generally no 'right' or 'wrong' answer in UX design, does it mean that people are less likely to award a tick to answers at UXSE?

I recently just answered a couple of questions over at a number of different Stack Exchange sites, and within a very short amount of time I received upvotes on the answers and also had those answers ...
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Questions asking for links

Questions asking for links to third party resources or examples aren't allowed on SO. It seems they are allowed here or are they said to be banned somewhere? Example question
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Is there a case for time-weighted reputation score?

Given the large number of very new or relatively inactive users that seem to be in many of the forums, it is sometimes very hard to get a true indication of the influence that someone has on UXSE over ...
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