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Cannot delete my own comment to a locked post

Let me start by stating that I participate a little bit in this site, in the form of upvoting questions and answers and, as of today, flagging comments. Earlier today I came across 3 comments from ...
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Where and how to post UX review requests

I'd like to get feedback on the UX of various products ("how would you improve this site's UX?"). Are such open-ended questions anathema in this community? What sites do we refer users to who post ...
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Reputation boosting [duplicate]

Can we stop up-voting questions about google's UX, like "why Google has a button" or "why Google has no button.."? Nobody knows why until Google tells it publicly, and when Google does, it's ...
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Are questions about the 'Internet of Things' (IoT) on topic?

The ongoing Internet of Things (IoT) Area51 proposal reminded me of this site again. The tour of this site states: UX Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for User Experience Designers, ...
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Should I flag multiple posts from a spammer?

I've had a couple of experiences lately where I've noticed users posting (presumably) their own website/project links as answers on multiple questions. Here's an example: https://ux.stackexchange.com/...
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Should the datetimepicker tag be renamed?

The datetimepicker tag has two problems in my opinion. Firstly, the name of the tag is incorrect because datetimepicker is not a word. However, I can understand why this name was introduced, since ...
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Why are questions with answers showing up in the Unanswered Questions tab?

This is my first post to meta, so perhaps there's a really simple answer for this... but when I go to the Unanswered Questions tab, I see mostly questions that have answers provided. Does Unanswered ...
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What's the story behind the star theme?

I find the site's theme to be pleasing to the eye. However, just out of curiosity, what's up with the star theme? Where did that come from? There's a star embedded in the "UX" logo, and the badges ...
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What is not allowed

One of the questions (not mine) asked on the main site got a comment from a moderating stating: "Asking a question about the affordance of a flat button is fine. Asking for feedback on your design or ...
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Should questions about the user experience of the site itself be on meta or the main site?

Should questions about the user experience of the UX Stack Exchange site itself be on meta or the main site? Questions about the site itself should be on meta Questions about user experience are on-...
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Questions on trading card layouts

I'm in the process of designing the cards for a card game I've made. Are questions related to this on topic Here?
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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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Are NSFW websites allowed on UX Stack Exchange?

Is asking a question about the user experience of an NSFW website allowed? When discussing about a UX design practice, one may be asked to provide an example of a website where the UX design practice ...
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Why were these questions marked as duplicates just because they're old?

Each of these questions on Meta UX were marked as duplicates of the version posted in the subsequent year. Community Promotion Ads - 2012 Community Promotion Ads - 2013 Community Promotion Ads - 2014 ...
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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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How do I perform a first edit?

I am trying to earn badges to increase my use of UXSE. To earn the editor badge I need to perform a 'first edit. How do I do this on UXSE?
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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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Where would one ask questions about how to use specific UX tools, like Axure or Balsamiq?

I guess it would be nice to have some technical questions on tools on UXSE, but I understand this may not be the place for it.
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How do we get feedback from the users of UXSE about how they use UXSE?

I have some students interested in doing some research to find out how people use UXSE (since I am encouraging them to take advantage of it), and was wondering if posting the link to the survey on ...
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Can we change the criteria for getting tag badges?

Right now, we have the following badges for tags: Gold Badges – Two, and only JohnGB has been awarded them Silver Badges – Four, JohnGB has been awarded all of them and DA01 has been awarded one ...
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Why does this site (non-meta part) use light blue link text on a white background?

Isn't the light blue text on white background of this site (non-meta part) difficult to read? Not enough light/dark contrast, IMO.
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Shall we make some questions regarding icons on-topic?

According to our moderator JohnGB: The problem is that it was decided years ago to disallow questions about icon suggestions. Outside of the site policy, I would like to allow questions about ...
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How to make a question regarding an icon on topic

I have a question that was marked as off topic: Has anyone come up with a Match Case icon? How it was written, I certainly understand why it was marked that way. I wrote an update to hopefully ...
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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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Took time to put in a thorough question, stated my issue clearly, and still put on hold

I posted this earlier: Is a tag based system a better UX than traditional folder structure? and was surprised to see it was put "On Hold". I've been an SE user and mainly work in SO / Meta for years ...
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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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Is the bounty feature/process giving community users what they need?

Maybe I like to ask questions more than provide answers as a UX designer (sorry, I do have a background in science so it is in my nature), but I saw that of the five bounties posted today I started 3 ...
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Equivalent of 'bug bounties' for information security in UX: 'dark pattern bounties'?

I asked a question regarding preventing RSI for mobile phone applications and the fact that game designers (many of them no doubt also UX designers) not doing anything to alleviate the amount of ...
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Collection of examples of bad UX design?

Would it be ok to open a thread on this site simply asking for "examples of bad UX design"? I know that such a question doesn't quite fit within the StackExchange guidelines, as it's a bit too open-...
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The tags [sort] and [sorting]

We have two tags which, I think, should be merged / become synonyms: sort (× 68) putting items into order, for example alphabetic. sorting (× 87) any process of arranging items in some ...
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What to do when there is no answers on Bounty question

I am not sure if this is the first time it has happened to me, but I didn't get any answers on my bounty question but I have still been asked to award the bounty to someone. Is this a defect or some ...
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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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UX failures on UX

I just consider that the UX site has UX failures: The UI wireframe icon is similar to the image icon. Sometimes I want to post an image and I click the wireframe icon The wireframe dialog has an icon ...
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Tag synonyms / merge? User-testing and usability-testing

Should user-testing and usability-testing co-exist as separate tags, or should they be combined? I personally don't like the user-testing as it implies it's the user that is being tested, so ...
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Should cart be a synonym of the shopping-cart tag?

Should cart be merged in as a synonym of shopping-cart?
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Community Promotion Ads - 2016

It's 2016 now, and we've made some changes to the sidebar size. As such, we can now restart the Community Promotion Ads for 2016! Keep in mind, we have updated some of the guidelines compared to ...
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Accessibility vs Disabilities tags

We've got two tags: accessibility and disabilities. Personally I don't see the need for two and think disabilities should be made a synonym of accessibility Disabilities isn't a very common tag and I ...
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Validating the “upvoting decline” hypothesis

This is a two-part question. As an UX person and a data nerd I am missing an information regarding users performance in UXSE: a ratio between answers and upvotes the answers get. For the sake of ...
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Is this a poor quality answer?

I received an answer to my question which I thought was poor quality, the user has commented back, and Im trying to explain why I think his answer isn't good. Can someone with more experience on the ...
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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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Isn't it misleading that pencil icon is used to indicate an info and not an action

Isn't a pencil icon typically used for an edit action, especially when it's used without any accompanying text? However, ux.stackexchange.com uses pencil icon as an indicator that the comment has ...
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On what forum do I ask UX tool-based questions, if not here on UX.se?

I was asking the question here (below horizontal line), but it was put on hold, due to answers likely being "opinionated" or there was "no correct answer". As far as I'm concerned the question is ...
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Is it possible to increase someone else's bounty?

I found a question recently I want to put a bounty on, but it already has one. Is there a way for me to increase their bounty or do I have to wait until theirs is done to do my own?
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Where did the rep disappear?

I'm new to this site, so I was just browsing through some of the most up-voted questions. I came across this particular question and noticed something strange. The question has 640 up-votes today. On ...
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UserScript to reduce clutter on UX.SE

Wasn't sure where (or if?) to post this. I enjoy scanning UX.SE most days to see what others are up to and occasionally offer some ideas. But I feel the site is cluttered and awkward to quickly ...
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Why is the question about the intentional blank page has a different name in Google?

This question's title doesn't only contain the string This page is intentionally blank. Its old title is This question is intentionally blank, while the current title is What's the purpose of “This ...
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I have a UX related question but its more technical than fundamental - Where should I ask?

I have a question which is basically: "Users want local movie theater schedules to show up when they ask Siri about movies, how does a theatre make their schedules available to Siri?" This is ...
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What is considered a reasonable edit?

I have come across a couple of edits wanting approval that seem to consist of little more than very minor formatting corrections from contributors with relatively low scores. This seems to be viewed ...
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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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Is a pros vs cons question on topic?

I want to ask a question about the methods available for displaying lists of items of varying length and their pros and cons. The question so far is as follows: While reading https://stackoverflow....