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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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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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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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UX Stack Exchange Top User Swag

As a thank you for being awesome, if you have at least 1,125 reputation and are on page 1 or page 2 of … https://ux.stackexchange.com/users?tab=reputation&filter=all … we'll be ...
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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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2015 Community Moderator Election Results

User Experience—Stack Exchange's 2nd moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the 2 new moderators are: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank ...
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UX Stack Exchange is out of Beta!

Just want to let you know that UX.se is officially out of Beta! Thank you for being such an awesome community! Visual changes: the word "beta" is taken out of site's logo. The footer links to other ...
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When did copy stop being part of UX?

Or... why did this question on copy get placed on-hold? Do we really think, as a community, that copy (in its various forms) isn't part of UX? Dumping this person over to English.SE isn't going to ...
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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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Do we want hats?

A year ago Stack Exchange ran a Hat promotional event where you could earn "hats" for your gravatar (profile icon) to wear. Stack Exchange is going to do a second run of this promo, but they're going ...
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Updates to the site

My name is Kurtis and I'm a designer with Stack Exchange. You may have noticed some updates to the design of your site. The updates are part of a SE network-wide update to a new base css framework. ...
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The multiple question lists on Stack Exchange sites - a working concept?

On the Stack Exchange network sites, at the front page there are following main nav pages available: Questions | Tags | Users | Badges | Unanswered At first, there's no nav tab selected, and ...
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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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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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Why are we so uptight?

I see many questions which are downvoted and locked immediately, most of them from fairly new users. How about we give them a chance to re-frame the question or remove it themselves, rather than ...
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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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Why isn't there a UX.SE Careers page?

UI/UX Designer and Developer positions are becoming more and more popular and companies are trying to recruit people left and right. I think it would be great to make a page similar to the Stack ...
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Are these quasi-UX 'why is this thing the way it is' questions appropriate for the site?

(QUICK NOTE/UPDATE: As Rumi pointed out below, that these questions happen to be about 'real world' objects is a red herring. That's not the issue at all. The issue is that they simply aren't UX ...
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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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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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Is it better if titles are phrased as questions?

I see a lot of posts on this site with titles which read as statements or as a classification of the problem detailed in the body of the post. I've edited some titles which would be better phrased as ...
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The favourite question icon conveys a wrong message?

I saw this question favorited four times and my intuitive response was that four people marked it as something bad. It's because of the "danger like" color of the star. Here's my suggestion; make 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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Why do links use very similar colours for :visited, :hover and regular links?

When scanning the main page, I find it a little difficult to differentiate between visited links and regular links. I can see the difference but it always catches me off guard as visited links seem to ...
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Can we (un)learn from SO culture?

One of the huge positives I've seen at UX is the attitude of helpfulness in the community here. I'd like to think it's because professional empathy and exploring problems is part of the DNA of the UX ...
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why did Doc Brown's delightful April Fools' post disappear?

Yesterday I came across the amazing and delightful post by Doc E Brown regarding his "chrononaut transporter machine". But today the post is gone. Vanished. Poof. Gone to the big 404 graveyard. Here ...
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Join us for a ChiliProject UX Hackathon – June 9th, 2012

Signup sheet is here! https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dEs3RE9rTU9qZW1ydE5DZzhoUHpyM2c6MQ ChiliProject is an open source issue tracking software. It is a fork of Redmine, an ...
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What's the deal with “what's the deal with X” questions?

I'm never quite sure how to classify these questions, but we have a problematic class of questions that very often hits the "hot questions" list. Questions such as Why don’t we remove door handles ...
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Is the tag “ux-design” needed?

The tag ux-design doesn't sound like one we need, because this site is all about UX itself. Should it be removed?
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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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Help moderate UX yourself! Closing questions and you

Something I've noticed is that when I come across a not constructive, chatty or otherwise ill-fitting post, it generally only has one or two close votes on it. As a community we're not closing posts, ...
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Should we get rid of the User-Interaction tag?

It seems to me that - as this is a User Experience site - every question posted could reasonably be tagged with user-interaction. It's more or less a meaningless tag. Certainly when I notice a ...
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Changing the icon for Balsamiq on the toolbar?

I was just wondering if it would be possible to have a more descriptive icon for the Balsamiq feature offered by UX stackexchange. I have been on this site for a while and only today I found out about ...
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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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Who is the core audience of UX Stack Exchange?

I'm not sure if this is where to ask this... When I'm reading through the questions here and seeing what gets asked, and what gets put on hold or deleted as being "off topic" or "too broad", I get ...
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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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Are questions about physical user interfaces on topic?

By that I mean, is the scope of this site solely the way a user interacts with software on their screen (monitor, touch screen, smart phone, etc)? Or does it include the way a user interacts with... ...
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Moderator time commitment?

I'm considering nominating myself to be a moderator, but I want to understand the commitment better before I apply. Jon, Ben, and Rahul, what is the time commitment required to moderate this site? ...
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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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Should there be a description of what UX *is* on the help homepage?

Questions are sometimes asked on StackExchange which show that the questioner isn't really aware of what UX actually is. When this happens the subject is - quite rightly - put on hold and they are ...
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Why do we need the review counter?

Is any one else seeing this as a usability problem? According to the accepted answer here, the review counter at the top bar does not show a personal counter, but some kind of a cached total counter. ...
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Is our FAQ text too exclusive?

Our tagline in the FAQ is as follows: User Experience - Stack Exchange is for user experience researchers and designers. I'm wondering if we aren't getting as many Information Architecture and ...
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Hello, my name is Katey and I am here?

My name is Katey and I work for Stack Exchange as a member of the newish CHAOS team! Over the next few days, I will be scuttling around and editing entries and titles for clarity. CHAOS has a set of ...
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Self-evaluation - how do you feel your site is doing?

Periodically, the Community Team will evaluate the quality of a beta site. In addition to examining general site traffic stats and Meta activity, we check the content quality by selecting 10 random ...
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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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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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Stop closing subjective questions that are ON TOPIC

This is just killing me and drastically limiting the value of the community. Let's say SOME people want really targeted questions with targeted answers. Let's also say SOME OTHER people want to ...
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Where do we draw the line on what is UX?

This has been bugging me for a while, but I'm not sure where the line should be drawn. A question recently got me thinking about this. While I'm not suggesting that this is a good question, I 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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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, ...