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UX members: you're invited to submit articles to Smashing Magazine!

Over the years I've become close friends with designer Francisco Inchauste. He's written many fantastic articles on design. Last year he became the editor in charge for the UX section of Smashing ...
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What more must I do to be awarded my next Badge?

This is a question that is asked quite frequently, and before the new user profile page was released – you were forced to build your own database query on a specific site. Luckily that’s not needed ...
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2015 Community Moderator Election

The 2015 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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Standard Stack Exchange tour: confusing presentation of information?

Recently I noted on meta.stackexchange.com asking for a better way to find information about each site's scope. Knowing what questions would or would not be appropriate for a specific site seems very ...
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Tags about registration and login

Today, I manually removed the misspelled tag registraton from two separate questions. While this was an easy thing with only two questions having the tag, either making the misspelling a synonym or ...
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Optionally present images as thumbnails

This question relates to this Meta Stack Overflow question. Could we provide a method (possibly optional) that shows embedded images first as a thumbnail or medium-sized image preview and then show ...
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Winter Bash 2015 - the Hat Competition

The last three years UX.SE participated in Winter Bash, which lets our users earn and wear hats on their user profile image. You earn hats through participation in asking questions, answering ...
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Surveys regarding popular UX questions

@Erics brought up a good idea in the UX chat. I'm not sure if he was serious or not, but either way, I saw it and thought it was a great idea. Would anyone be interested in the findings if I were to ...
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Move to Graphics Design instead of close?

Recently, this question was closed on UX. I think that that is a pity, even though it does not belong on UX. The question IMHO shows real effort. Would this question be welcome on Graphics Design ...
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Let's get the blog in gear; call for contributors/status updates

Our Community Blog efforts faltered for a bit; we've got some good people working on some good ideas and a couple ideas ready to go, but it's not enough to start with. I'd like to get back that ...
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UX Moderator Cards

We recently printed some business cards for our Stack Exchange employees and they turned out great. It got us thinking: our sites' moderators have been working hard to keep our sites high quality for ...
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User Experience updated site theme is ready for testing!

As part of implementing the new unified themes across the network, we're gradually rolling out updated site themes for each site. As of today, we have enabled your updated site theme for testing. If ...
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Is anyone here going to the ReMIX South 2012 Conference?

Are any users already planning on attending ReMIX South 2012 in Atlanta, October 19-20? SE would love to send some items for these users to wear and/or give away if possible. If you're attending the ...
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Is there an area where users can find out how to be good reviewers?

So I have been able to review posts for a while now and I like to think I've gotten pretty good at it. When I started however, that was a different story. For the first few, I wasn't sure what was ...
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Is “website-design” a useful tag?

Our most common tag is website-design. Without reading the tag's wiki, it seems like most questions on this site are about "web-design," which means that many users may begin typing "web" and then ...
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Fresh pro tem moderators, hot off the griddle

As the UX beta progresses, we've seen the need for a couple more Moderators Pro Tempore to give the existing crew a hand. I'm pleased to announce that these members have stepped up and generously ...
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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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2012 Moderator Election - Town Hall Chat: Wednesday the 22nd at 21:00 UTC / 4pm EST

In connection with the moderator elections, we will be holding a Town Hall Chat session with the candidates. This will be an opportunity for members of the community to pose questions to the ...
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How do we get posters to give more specific use cases?

Many questions on this site don't provide much information about the use-case or context surrounding their product. They ask for universal patterns on, say, arranging kinds of data, or on how to ...
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Upcoming UI Conferences we should promote StackExchange UI at?

What are some upcoming UI conferences that we could use to draw attention to UI StackExchange? Should we attend simply to profile this community, or are members already attending and willing to spend ...
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AMA with UXPin on on Wednesday, October 2nd, 4PM–6PM GMT+02

First Ask Me Anything will be on Wednesday, October 2nd from 4pm-6pm GMT+02 [9am EST] It will be with UXPin UXPin is a design tool you can use throughout the whole product creation process, ...
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Multiple scrollbars in Review window

Didn't notice this until recently so I am guessing it must not have been ever-present. But it's clearly something that needs to be resolved. I am going to tag it as a point of discussion because I am ...
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Is there a UX SE research portal like the one in Stack Overflow?

Do we have anything like the research portal on Stack Overflow for UXSE where they do annual surveys and release the results? I would love to see this done because it helps all of us to understand the ...
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A more specific definition of 'too broad'

A problem I have encountered on ux.stackexchange.com is the subject of how broad is too broad for a question. I think this is compounded by the definition of 'too broad' being itself too broad to ...
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Do we need audience tags?

Target audience is very important in design, but on this site we have a pretty bad history of not mentioning audience often, and almost never tagging for audience. In the past I've created the older-...
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Do any of us operate businesses that we can use as a platform to advertise on?

Are there any UI products or apps our membership owns, is a member of or has leverage with that we can use to promote StackExchange UI? Would the developers of these apps be interested in sponsorship ...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2019

2019 is here! And with the new year, as usual, comes a new iteration of Community Promotion Ads! Let’s refresh these for the coming year :) What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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2018: 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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Should bad questions be “bumped to the homepage by Community”?

Lately, a lot of questions were "bumped to the homepage by Community" on ux.stackexchange.com, but more than ever that questions seem to be the type of questions that should be closed. If the question ...
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Changes to old questions’ approach?

With thousandsand thousands of questions and answers, UX.SE became a huge site with lots of useful content. However, due to the nature of our discipline, many answers are really outdated, when not ...
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Any policy on “beating a dead horse”?

Today, I saw the resurfacing of an almost two-year old question. This question had already received 20 answers when the OP offered a +100 bounty, stating the following reason: This question has not ...
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Should we delete the [UX Designer] tag?

I was about to weed through ux-designer and noticed there are more instances I'd need to remove than to leave (and it's not very common anyway). This is one that pops up once in a while as a "can't ...
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What's a good standard reply to questions looking for unlikely research?

JonW's answer to this meta question puts forward a good reason why questions looking for studies or research shouldn't actively be discouraged, but I figure there are so many times that the answer to ...
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UX.SE Facebook group

I love this site. I used to be heavily addicted to it and apparently reached the point of overexposure, so that my current activity level is much too low for my own liking, but I still think that this ...
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Short and concise, or real world example (for a question on Stack Exchange)

I'm coming from meta stackoverflow, Details are not important. I edited an answer there to reduce complexity by getting rid of the real-world example (essentially code bloat). So, would it really be ...
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Feature request: not show votes on answers for the first 48 hours

I've found that on questions with many answers the highest voted answers are usually those that were posted first. When I'm short on time and I go to a page with a relatively new question, I'll read ...
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Feature request: change “modified” to a more descriptive word.

On the active list, I would like to see more descriptive language used in place of "modified." Instead of saying "modified N hours ago," it would be helpful if instead it said "edited N hours ago," ...
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How to fix [ux-field]?

I see ux-field misused far more often than it's used correctly. The goal of the tag, as described in its usage guidance: Questions relating to the general UX field, such as career, academic aspects,...
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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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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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Asking for learning resources is on topic here?

On other Stack Exchange sites, requests for learning resources and books would be closed within minutes as off topic. Is this allowed here? Why? I ask because this happened This question has been ...
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Votes cast by those with less than 125 reputation … do not change the publicly displayed post score

Downvoting an answer on ux.stackexchange.com I've received below message: I've two question about it: right after that I've tried up-voting too, and it happened just correctly, without any message. ...
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How to encourage developers to ask more suitable questions on UXSE

It might just be something I have picked up on a little bit more since I am looking at a lot of questions recently, but I seem to notice many people who are not new to the community but new to UXSE (...
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How to encourage people to put up more bounties for questions

This is related to an existing question How to encourage questions but my focus here is specifically on getting people to post bounties. I understand that there are some issues with the bounty system ...
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2018 Community Moderator Election

The 2018 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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Poor example question/answers on the Tour page

I happened to stumble across the tour page today and read the example question and answers: The tour page displays this real question and a couple answers it received ~7 years ago. Is it just me ...
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Add tag [macos], change [mac-os-x] to be its synonym

mac-os-x should be renamed to macos. The brand Mac OS X was changed to macOS alongside the announcement and release of macOS Sierra in 2016. To reflect this, we should change the tag to macos, but ...
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Anyone else is having this issue here in the web? (really annoying)

This had happened to me several times and I can't figure out why. When I hit de "post your question" button the red error cta appears no matter what I do and with no other explanation but "error ...
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Is this the proper place to ask about design decisions?

I am playing a game, and I noticed a display that seems to interact counterintuitively. Can I ask about the design decisions for making a such a display here? It would look something like "There is ...
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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 ...