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Community Promotion Ads - 2012 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Community Promotion Ads - 2013 So begins our newest iteration of the Community Promotion Ads! We're doing these on a yearly rotation now. What are Community Promotion Ads? ...
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Stack Improvement Drive - UX (Updated 12/4)

We have been assigned check in on the site and see if there’s any way we can help you improve it. Note that this is a more hands-on, site-by-site and case-by-case basis evaluation, not related to the ...
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Design for UX.SE

I'm Jin, the designer for the Stack Exchange sites as they graduate from the beta phase. Each site will have its own unique theme that will reflect its topic. However, all sites will share quite a bit ...
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Rebranding UI to UX + UX Exchange

There has been significant discussion on the scope of this site as it relates to UI and UX, and also the SE 1.0 UX Exchange. UX Exchange is being shut down. Merge here? UI Merging. What do you ...
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What will our Blog be about?

Following Step 1, Step 2 of getting a blog is defining the scope. Now we are gathering volunteers at a third question. Define the scope and purpose of the blog. Is the blog about the site? Is it ...
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Is it time to put an end to “Icon for X” questions?

Previously, we decided Suggest X questions aren't good for the site, but we didn't do anything about it. We've been especially tolerant lately of "Suggest an Icon" questions, and we've had a lot of ...
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Write an Elevator Pitch / Tagline

We closed the domain naming thread (click for details). Instead, let's start with a killer "elevator pitch!" Joel will be blogging about the elevator pitch approach to naming, but to get you started:...
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Improved UX Logo

After listening to the stack exchange podcast 59, it was insinuated that Joel Spolsky does not like the ux stack exchange logo. When I had a look at it, I realised that there are some problems with ...
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New Design Launched

Hi all, As you can see, the new design is now live. Thank you for your feedback. We have also updated the new look to UX.se's twitter account and its chatroom. I hope the new design will help to ...
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So, what exactly is off-topic for UX.StackExchange?

So, for those of you who don't frequent the main Meta.StackOverflow site you might not know that change is afoot. NO MORE CLOSED QUESTIONS OK, that's not strictly true. Questions will be closed off, ...
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What should our domain name be? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Write an Elevator Pitch / Tagline Note: We are closing this domain naming thread. It is asking the entirely wrong question. See this blog post for details: Domain Names: ...
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Open-ended & discussion questions - another take

On "List Questions - Another Take?", in a comment thread, I asked why we should strive for one correct answer. Jouke van der Maas answered, Because that's what the site is for. If you don't like ...
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Should we run our own UX studies?

While browsing through the questions in UX.SE, I noticed that that a lot of answers to questions don't have links to actual tests/studies. According to this answer that's OK, and we shouldn't do ...
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Topic of the Week Contest (UPDATED Feb. 4th)

This is a quick way to both expand and enrich the scope of the site, as well as generate new questions. This is also related to the Stack Improvement Drive. Right now, the sites Qs/day is a down to ...
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Should tool-related questions be on-topic?

Every once in a while a tool-related questions pops up and it usually gets closed. Our policy is that these type of questions are off-topic. I think maybe it's time to revise the policy :). Some ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2013 [duplicate]

As it is December 2012, we are now going to again reset our Community Promotion Ads for the new year. What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads are community-vetted advertisements ...
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Do YOU want to be part of our community blog?

We've already got some ideas for what our blog could be about. Now we need to know who will participate in writing the blog. There are no reputation requirements, you don't have to be a moderator, ...
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Trello Board for the UX.SE blog

If you're planning to participate in our blog you should plan to join our Trello Board for the blog. You'll need to be a member of the board to use it however, so please post your Trello username/...
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What should our FAQ contain?

As per The 7 Essential Meta Questions of Every Beta, we should decide on a good FAQ. This will grow organically, but IMO, it deserves its own question. Right now, this is what we have. As I opined (...
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I've got several good answers, must I pick one?

So I asked about what are the idioms for drop: What are the common idioms for the drop portion of a drag and drop operation? There are several good answers, and what I like is that each one ...
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Can StackExchange license Balsamiq for mockups on UX.Stackexchange?

Who thinks it's a good idea for StackExchange to integrate with Balsamiq for UX.StackExchange? I do, and I'd be really happy if we had the ability to make mockups on UX for UX. This is something for ...
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Undo vote expectancy

The first time I tried to undo an UP vote I naturally tried to click on the DOWN arrow expecting the score to subtract 1. Instead I had to click on the UP arrow again but logically if you are not ...
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Do we want a community blog?

We've started Step 2 of getting a blog, defining our scope. If you want to make it happen, please participate in that discussion. It's possible for a Stack Exchange site to get it's own blog provided ...
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Any news on when (or indeed if) we're going graduate to full site status?

Following up from my previous question on this subject, I was wondering what our status was. We've had the public theme for a few months now, so have the site's stats improved enough for a full ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2015

The dawn of a new year, 2015, now approaches, or has already approached, either way it means that it is now time to reset our Community Promotion Ads! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community ...
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How can I Streamline Images and Screenshots I Embed into my Post?

Uploading 1MB images or even 300KB images in a question or answer is often unnecessary/overkill and slows down page loads significantly especially when viewing on a mobile connection. Similarly, ...
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Why is the “washing machine having windows” question opinion-based?

Going through the question Why do washing machines have windows? I couldn't find anything opinion-based about it. The question describes a general observation and is seeking an explanation for it. ...
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What's going on with icon questions?

tl;dr: Lots of icon questions seem to have been closed in a way that doesn't match the FAQ, doesn't match the existing meta discussion, isn't consistent, and doesn't seem to make sense in terms of ...
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What is the policy around critique questions and how do we clarify it?

Problems: The FAQ does not address whether critique requests are appropriate yet this is clearly something users are not clear on Meta has a lot of discussion around critique policy but no decisions ...
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Should we close old questions that no longer fit the SE question criteria?

UX.StackExchange has been out of beta for several months now and there are a significant number of old questions from the early beta days as well as those that came across during the merger with ...
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The main FAQ page doesn't go into much detail about what's on and off topic

The main site FAQ doesn't go into any detail about the type of questions that are on or off topic here. If you look at other sites (Programmers or Web Applications) you'll see that there we've gone ...
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UI merging with GraphicDesign?

So, with this merging talk, now someone had the brilliant idea that it would be good to merge UI with Graphic Design (along with just about every other discipline that has the word "design" in it). ...
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Including 'Thanks' In Your Questions

Is it appropriate to include something like "Thanks for your help!" in your question? I'm assuming including 'thanks' in the question will encourage users to answer. Maybe 'thanks' should go in the ...
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How to determine when a comment is too chatty or not constructive?

I'm going through trying to clean up comments on UX.SE. There are a ton of them that simply don't need to be there. They are either too chatty in that people are trying to be funny or make witty ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2014 [duplicate]

It's the time of the year again, namely it is December 2013, and so we shall now refresh our Community Promotion Ads for the new year. What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads are ...
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Why are a lot of the merged UXExchange questions tagged with “untagged”

I know that these questions all had tags on the old site (it was required there too), but many do not have tags anymore and are tagged untagged. Why weren't the tags carried over completely?
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Should “Why does x company do…”or “Is there a reason why x does y” questions be removed?

There are many questions (including one of my own) that fall into the category of "Why did X company do Y?" Should these questions be removed for not being constructive? Examples: iOS multitasking ...
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UI Merging. What do you think?

I started a discussion on Area51 about the UI merging. Please participate with the open mind.
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2015 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
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Announcer Badge Reward

In an effort to increase the number of visitors per day to the site and up the site's visibility, we will be rewarding users who receive the Announcer Badge from the time of this post's publishing ...
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2015 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

In connection with the moderator elections, we will be holding a Q&A with the candidates. This will be an opportunity for members of the community to pose questions to the candidates on the topic ...
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Stephen Anderson's workshop about information visualization in Amsterdam - Sponsorship Proposal

Note: If you want SE to sponsor your ticket, you have to do something in return. Post an answer to this question illustrating why you should go and what the community will get out of it. For ...
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2018 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
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UXExchange is being shut down. Merge here?

Read this: http://uxexchange.com/questions/5181/important-please-read-potential-uxe-shutdown/5202#5202 I really think that UXExchange should get merged here. Matt's main concern is that he thinks ...
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Relationship to uxexchange.com? [closed]

What's the plan for how this site will relate to UX Exchange? This was brought up by ChrisF on the Area51 page, but I'm not sure there was a consensus there. In particular, are the scopes of the two ...
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How can I ask better questions on UX StackExchange?

Welcome to UX.StackExchange! You may have found your way to this question from a comment on the main site -- maybe a question you asked was recently put [On Hold], or maybe we're just having trouble ...
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Should UX.SE have its own blog

At the time of writing, about 15 or so Stack Exchange network sites have their own blogs Every now and then a comment comes up: It would be good if UX.SE had its own blog! It would be a good place ...
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Are questions about origins on or off topic?

I noticed a question about the origin of the "loading circle" was closed earlier today because it was "not a practical problem." Further justification of the closing was that Knowing the origin ...
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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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New custom close reason for shopping questions

Do we need a new custom close reason for shopping requests? Stack Overflow has one: Questions asking us to recommend or find a tool, library or favorite off-site resource are off-topic for Stack ...