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Make the UX.SE question interface suck less

The UX StackExchange question interface has a number of problems which results in poorly asked and poorly researched questions: The following types of questions are asked far too often, resulting in ...
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UX StackExchange logo is hard to see in the SE profile pages (accounts tab)

The logo is really low contrast compared to elsewhere on UX, where the monochrome logo is used or the darker blue of the favicon. See here for a live example.
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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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Move moderator comment banners?

I'm seeing a few answers with what appears to be a special comment appended, like here. It strikes me that such a comment banner would be better placed between the answer and any following comments, ...
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'Post closed' activity should say 'Post put on hold'

Since we put questions 'on hold' now instead of 'closed', shouldn't the activity change to say 'Put on hold' instead of 'closed'? If you look at the actual question (for reference: https://ux....
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Format notices differently from blockquotes

Pretty straight-forward. An edit notice prepended to a post: A blockquote in the same thread: To help quickly distinguish between the two better (and make sure people actually see the notice), the ...
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UX StackExchange Bottom Notice poor link color contrast

It bugs me that the "bottom-notice" links on the UX pages have such poor contrast. The color contrast of #E8BF6C against a #FFFFFF background is 1.74:1. WCAG 2.0's luminosity contrast algorithm ...
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Should “Close” not be used to mean “Migrate”?

There is no differentiation between "Close" and "Migrate". It would be nice to immediately see that a question is still open, merely elsewhere.
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Questions tab options are confusing

The options under the Questions tab are a mix of sort options and filter options. Newest, Votes and Active sort the questions by those attributes and display ALL questions (thus making the label to ...
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Why no love for UX community bulletin?

Can we at-least have some background color to highlight that it exists? I feel it will be a good start to divert traffic of regular users to the meta. Right now, it is quite hidden and can easily be ...
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Form buttons and pagination do not have a hover state?

I noticed that the form buttons like 'Post Your Question' do not have a hover state and neither does the pagination links. Is this purposeful?
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UX.SE Site Doesn't Display Well In Network Chat Rooms

I'm referring to the 'onebox' that occurs when you post the URL of a stackexchange site into one of the chatrooms on the network. As most of these rooms have a light background, the UX onebox is ...
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Updating UXSE badges to be more accessible

I noticed that this question has been asked quite some time ago, and should be considered a feature request: What can we do to make UX Stack Exchange badges accessible? There were some good options ...
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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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Confusing Pagination Buttons

Isn't this a bit confusing? I mean button "next" look like label and it's button while "Per page" looks like button and it's label. What do you think?
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Open Balsamiq in new tab

When using the Balsamiq tool for sketching an answer, we often need to look at the question to see more details and to get the mockup right. Since Balsamiq opens in the same tab as the question, it ...
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Accessibility not met?

Here is what the site looks like using the "Text Only" tool in Chrome: Missing alternate text and navigation contrast. Can this be fixed?
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Favorite icon VS Badge icon

I find the icons for badges too similar to the icon for favorite questions. I remember that this confused me when learning to find my way around the page and what the badge are. Here is the favorite ...
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Request SE admins to allow YouTube embedding

I've just realized that we don't support YouTube embedding. As a site that has a lot to do with interaction, I think we can benefit a lot from allowing video embedding. Especially since the web ...
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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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Whatever happened to adding a 'shopping request' close reason?

Came here to ask why there's no close reason to deal with tool and service requests. Found it'd already been asked. Do we need to add an additional close reason for Shopping Request questions?
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Creating a tag longer than 25 characters

Today I wanted to add a "conversion-centered-design" tag, but it is 26 characters long. At the same time, "ccd" may be harder to understand. Any way out of this?
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Use non-breaking spaces in timestamps to prevent awkward wrapping

The timestamp in the comments list (at least) can wrap awkwardly making it difficult to read: Since the whole timestamp is always relatively short (i.e. three words), and once it wraps it already ...
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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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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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Could we have some more visual difference between visited and unvisited links?

I read the questions on UX in "newest" sort order. Usually I'll scroll down to the first question I have already read before working my way back up to the latest and greatest. On StackOverflow this ...
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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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Easier way to provide image credit/attribution

This is similar to this Meta Stack Overflow question, but I think it probably becomes more of an issue on UX.SE where questions naturally tend to benefit from a visual/graphical response. While I ...
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Make “Log in” link into a modal box?

I clear my browser cookies each day, and log into StackOverflow with my oAuth quite a lot. Something that would be simpler is if we had Login change from something where it's on it's own page into ...
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Moderator access to Twitter account

Over on chat, we're talking about picking a day and topic, and scheduling "grand opening" event to get a bunch of people in the room at one time. In order to get the word out to as many as many ...
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Are there any plans to create a UX Designer survey like the StackOverflow Developer survey?

I have been looking at the StackOverflow Developer survey results for years and hoping that something like that is in the pipeworks for UXSE as well. With such a large community and active users, it ...
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Discoverability of edit-tags

As well as hovering over a question's tags revealing the 'edit-tags' option, hover over edit (for the question) to do so too. That's the more important one to reveal it for. Reasoning: people are ...
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Hover over icons behavior

Since this SE site is all about user experience, wouldn't it be a good idea to set the example for other SE sites and add hover animations to the icons as discussed in this question and its answer? I'...
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Is there a case for time-weighted reputation score?

Given the large number of very new or relatively inactive users that seem to be in many of the forums, it is sometimes very hard to get a true indication of the influence that someone has on UXSE over ...
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Earning points for suggested edits: Is it broken or does the Help page require editing?

I've been meaning to ask this for a while as I haven't come across an explanation anywhere. According to this help page, when a suggested edit is accepted the user making the edit earns 2 reputation ...
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Should tag/edit summary text boxes be immediately under body text box?

The text box for tags (when posting a question) and for the edit summary (when editing a post) seem like they should be immediately below the text box for the body of the post rather than after the ...
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Feature request: newest answers list

At the moment, we have an option to list the newest questions, why not have one to list the newest answers as well? This feature would be beneficial for two reasons: It would benefit users who come ...
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Day to day profile stats?

I'm trying to do a little bit of analysis of user activity on the site. I want to learn how asking, answering, commenting, chatting and performing other activities in this site is related to ...
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Favorite Tag color coding on UX.Stackexchange

I have been using SO.SE for sometime now but recently started using UX.SE. We have an option to set favorite tags and those tags appear marked in different color in the view and its easy to pick up ...
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Rep count in meta.UX is not a link like on UX.SE

As reported by Ben Brocka on this issue, the rep count shown in the header in meta is not a link, whereas the same text is a link in the standard UX Stack Exchange. I would expect the links in the ...
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Should we be able to embed Youtube videos?

I am suggesting that users of User Experience on StackExchange are allowed to use embedded video in questions and answers. User Experience is often a process of completing tasks, which sometimes is ...