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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....
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Fewer people Voting (or Accepting)

I was on site hiatus for couple years, and came back recently. One thing I've noticed is, there are a lot of new people, which is great. But I've also noticed that participants don't vote or accept ...
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Have rules changed at ux.stackexchange?

I'm wondering if something has changed and I'm not aware of. Not necessarily rules, but maybe mods have instructions by owners to make the site more friendlier an attract more visitors or whatever. ...
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Why hand cursor is used for navigational elements?

According to this, https://ux.stackexchange.com/a/36874/52877 Hand cursor is used only for navigational purpose. In case of While hovering on action element (i.e. help), we can see hand cursor ...
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I would like to answer a question that has been put on hold, how do I do this?

I am brand new to this site today, but I have found it frustrating that someone asks a question for which I have a good answer, but I'm unable to answer the question as someone has put the question of ...
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Is this site also aimed at UX enthusiasts who are not professionals?

The tour for the site says the following: UX Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for User Experience Designers, Information Architects, and Human Computer Interaction researchers. All of ...
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How do we provide better answers? Specifically, with visuals

This may not be the right place for this I have seen a variety of posts using incredibly well done visuals to help convey concepts. As a large number of our responses revolve around proximity, ...
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Off-topic questions (for altruists)

From time to time there are these questions that don't follow the rules layed out in the help section, I'm talking of course about 'off-topic questions'. Depending on the situation I request to make ...
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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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A question about why Windows has some non-resizable windows. Is this question suitable for UX?

I haven't posted on UX before. I have a question that has always puzzled me. Is UX the place to ask the following? Question Many generations of Windows right up to the present have had non-...
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Do we need to, and if so how can we avoid misleading titles?

Does a rollover that replaces content with an icon help user understand the role of a button? was a question asked recently, and what bothers me about it is that the title is not an accurate ...
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Clarifying what constitutes a duplicate question

I was just want some clarification on what exactly counts as a duplicate question in regard to "This question has been asked before and already has an answer". Does saying the original question must "...
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Is the blue on blue menu bar for this page a deliberate slight or bad humour

I had to block select the top of the screen to read what the menu options were on this stackexchange. Is the choice of colour done by some committee that has perfect colour vision or is this ...
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Stack Exchange Comments vs. Answer Question

Many answers on Stack Exchange are done through the use of comments attached to the question, rather than using the answer input below. Being new to Stack Exchange, I am wondering what benefit ...
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Why were those “not constructive” comment flags declined? [duplicate]

Comment 1 Comment 2 Comment 3 What all of those comments basically say is: "this is a useful question/answer". However there is already a way to show whether a post is useful; votes. The meaning ...
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Graph shows over reputation cap?

Why does the reputation graph under your user account "Reputation" section show bars that go above the daily reputation cap of +200? Is it just the potential rep cap (what you would have earned had ...
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Should this text say “click here”?

Should this link to activate: Be duplicated? Say click here, when I could be on mobile, and not clicking? Be a button instead, to imply interaction? This email mentions clicking the link three times....
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Does the “tools” tag need to be revised?

I posted this question and the community has exiled it from ux.stackexchange. I was doubtful if ux.stackexchange was the right place for the question, but when I discovered the tools tag, I was ...
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Delete “Desi” tag

There is a tag desi that doesn't appear to have any meaning, it's probably just a typo of design. Since we already have a design tag can we get this one deleted? https://ux.stackexchange.com/...
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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 are there so many under-utilised tags, and tags that look like they should never have been created in the first place?

There are a pile of tags associated with 3 or fewer questions. ("3" is not a magic number. It just seemed a reasonable number to consider "small".) Many of these look as though they should never have ...
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Should the “focus” tag be disambiguated?

In the past, focus was retagged from "keyboard-focus". See: Better word for the 'keyboard-focus' tag. I noticed some people using the "focus" tag, however, in a different way, such as visual or ...
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Where to redirect UX career related questions

Once in a while, we get folks new to UX asking career and education related questions. e.g. New to UX. Should I focus on Web Design or UX in general? Stack Exchange is a clearly not a good place to ...
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What is difference between a comment and an Answer?

In most of the questions i see people commenting the answers instead of Answering it in its appropriate place. what is the purpose of having a comment option. i am asking this so users like me can ...
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Is it off-topic to ask about pricing UX consulting services?

I'm shifting my pricing model from hourly ("cost plus") to value pricing. Because design services are unique, I'd value this community's input on assessing their value. However, if my question is off-...
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Is it off-topic to ask about how to find freelance UX jobs?

TL;DR Is it on topic to ask about how to find freelance UX gigs? Background I haven't been in the UX world long (since I graduated, roughly 9 months ago) and my title at my job is "UI/UX Developer"....
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Is it ethical in UX StackExchange to use brand or company as reference example?

Every now and then I come across UX related questions after seeing different UX strategy of different brands/companies. So, is it ethical in UX StackExchange to directly put reference of them and ...
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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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Request for comment thread cleanup [closed]

can I request a comment thread cleanup / move to chat on this answer, since the comment trail has gotten a bit acerbic, is too long, and has drifted far out of scope for the answer: https://ux....
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posting a ui ux feedback challenge here

Can i post a UI UX feedback challenge like http://challenge.nexus360.mobi/ here?
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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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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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Are we asking too many 'what' and not enough 'why' or 'how' questions?

This might just be a gut feeling because of the frequency and timing of when I view the questions on UXSE, but for some reason I keep seeing questions about 'what is the best way to ' which I guess is ...
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Should it be mandatory for people to explain upvote and downvotes on answers and comments?

I guess people tend to have different ways of communicating with each other, and I would like to think that as a professional kind of community that we can offer each other the respect and courtesy to ...
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Is there interest in sharing book reviews here?

I recently bought two books on UX with similar titles and have been considering blogging my review of them on my own blog and/or LinkedIn. It occurs to me this site might be a better place for it. Is ...
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Usability 101 Type Questions

Many questions boil down to some fundamental usability concepts which are commonly defined around the web, but not necessarily here. For example, "What is affordance?" Simple enough, but Google isn't ...
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Can the 'standard' set of bullets for SE sites be added to the help/on-topic page of this site?

I recently asked a question, and wasn't completely sure whether it was on-topic. The reason for this is because the on-topic page for this site doesn't have those bullet points at the top saying what ...
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Tags: agile <- agile-development

I think agile and agile-development should be synonyms, but before I propose one, I thought I'd check: agile has 9 questions, whereas agile-development has 24. The tag pages are here: agile and ...
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Make the experience tag intrinsic

I was retagging "signup-signon" questions, so paying more attention to tags than usual. And so I noticed the tag experience. I don't see a use for it other than indicate that the question is about ...
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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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How is the user experience of the new profile page being measured?

I don't mind the new look and feel of the new user profile page, and there were a lot of discussions about how it should be designed plus the rationale behind design decisions. I wonder how then, ...
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Review close reason

This question (not mine) was voted closed today based on a duplicate : Should "Deletion successful" confirmation be red, or green? this question I think is quite different from the ...
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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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Precheck: What are the drawbacks of Material Design?

I'd like to ask this question in a community wiki format, because: Material design is a major current UX philosophy/framework. It is not that easy to find articles/blogs containing the drawbacks. ...
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Appropriateness of “Designing a (blank)”

The following question popped up at the top of my mobile StackExchange app the other day: Designing a Coffee Machine Without catching where it was posted before clicking on it, my thought was "what ...
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Primarily opinion based questions?

So, in general terms I am not sure when something is primarily opinion based here on UX.SE as UX is not an exact science, so every question is at some level opinion based. The skill lies in ...
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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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Is a question too broad if its title is?

People closed my question as too broad titled How are “focus groups” done? but in the question I go on to ask 2 very simple, specific questions about focus groups: Who are these people, how are they ...
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Should bumped questions be accentuated?

I recently noticed a lot of old unanswered questions getting bumped to the top of the question stack, usually by some new answers. Often however, these questions are too old, might not even be ...
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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. ...