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Making target when writing a question a mandatory selection?

I've seen questions where it wasn't clear at first sight (and also not at second or third), if at all, what they were about. So, wouldn't it be advantageous if there were a list of "main" ...
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Not satisfied with original formulation of my question and the answers I received — what steps can I take?

I have a question about my UX Stack Exchange post: Why do the Western European countries use the AZERTY keyboard? What is the historical origin of this layout? I am not happy with the current ...
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Is there a reason for the Community Bot to poke years-old questions?

While browsing top questions on ux.SO home page (under Active tab), I was surprised to find some pretty old questions, from 2018, 2019 or so, apparently poked by the Community Bot: Is there a use case ...
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Helping to clear the list of unanswered questions

One of the metrics of Q&A sites is the number of unanswered questions and this can also be further broken down into the amount of time a question remains unanswered for. As a moderator this is of ...
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Proposal for the convention or structure for one type of question on UXSE and feedback

Just wondering if this is a convention or feature of interest to develop in UXSE. I have come across a recent question where the OP adopted a convention/method of structuring a question that seems to ...
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Thoughts on the change to points awarded to Questions?

There was a massive thread of comments after the announcement of the changes to the points awarded for Questions. I am not sure if I spotted anyone from UXSE providing their thoughts there, but was ...
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How to tell whether a (visual) design question is on-topic?

This question is related to question about what is UX but goes more into details. Comments on this question (Has this design got a name? (Overflow illustration out of web card)) got me thinking ...
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Are there ever good situations for combining questions?

I'd recently answered this question, when a mod promoted it to the homepage from the tumbleweed bin. This seemed to be a common question to me, and I found a similar question posted. This latter ...
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Is there a discrepancy between the overall quality of questions versus answers?

I don't know if this is a reasonable assumption, but my experience with UXSE is that questions are more likely to be asked by people with lower reputation scores while answers are more likely to be ...
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Why did this question receive so many down-votes?

I'm new to this site, so I'm not familiar with the community's standards for what makes a question good or bad. Why did the question "Putting the title bar at the bottom of the dialog?" receive so ...
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Can I ask a question with my answers to select best one

I've gathered two or more answers to my own question that I haven't asked here in this community. My question is, can I ask my questions with the answers below it to find the best one after votes or ...
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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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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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Are questions about UX naming-conventions and terminology on-topic?

I often find myself looking for the names of design patterns and UI components. Is it an on-topic question to describe what I am looking for, then ask for the name of it? There are only two hard ...
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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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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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"Stealing" a question improvement

I was suggested to approve the question edit performed by someone else, and while I found the edits quite reasonable, couple tags were missing, so I added them, and this automatically rendered the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Since we can't migrate off-topic questions older than 60 days, what should we do with them?

The reason I have come to asking this question is due to the plethora of questions that are of the effect of "this word" vs "that word". Are these types of questions always on-topic for UX.SE ? Are ...
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What are the characteristics of unanswered questions?

There are actually quite a lot of unanswered questions on UX StackExchange, and I was wondering whether trying to get a feel of why the questions are not answered can provide a way to improve the site ...
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How does one edit the title of a question?

I tried changing the title of this question: "How does iPhone icons are of same grid across all model" but was unable to. Is this a matter of accrued points or is there a conscious decision to ...
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Is it ok to ask for examples of UX for certain type of website if we ask for the features that make it a good design?

Is it ok to ask for examples of good ux sites that have a certain purpose if you're asking for why are they outstanding? Such as "What are good examples of search engines and what features make their ...
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Are questions that describe a user experience and just ask for comments welcome?

I start to see more and more questions where a user sees something interesting UX related, describes it and concludes with something like "Any thoughts?" (this question is a good example). As I ...
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Are usability study resource requests on topic?

Are requests for credible usability studies / results on topic here?
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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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Why am I getting "danger of being blocked" message?

I wanted to post a question, but the page shows: Looking back, I only see two questions asked, both with positive upvotes. Why am I getting this message?
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How to reformulate this UX question?

I keep reading in several ux.stackexchange.com answers and comments like: "This question does not belong here, it belongs to"... Lets take this example: Logo size for new website? So, I ...
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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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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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Is it right to post a "reference" question?

There is a question on Stack Overflow which agglomerate a list of questions related to PHP symbols. This is a good way to discover some rarely symbols, even for someone who has no problem. Can I add ...
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Is the UX site the correct place to ask color layout questions?

I have a few questions where i am looking for feedback on some color layout on my website. Is the UX appropriate place for this type of question?
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So, what exactly is a hypothetical question?

I'm trying to figure out what's on-topic with regard to hypothetical questions. I know the global StackExchange FAQ discourages these (in so many words): To prevent your question from being flagged ...
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How to encourage questions

Firstly, I am suggesting this only for UX.se, so please don't migrate it to the Stack Overflow meta. Right now UX.se has become almost exclusively about computer related UX and mostly leaves out the ...
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How do I add mockups and/or visuals to my questions?

When discussing UX, I find that it is helpful to have visual aid to help clarify the discussion. However I find that many of the discussions contain only bare text with hardly a visual in sight. So ...
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Are questions about UI in languages other than English on-topic?

Are questions about User Interface messages or menu items involving languages other than English on-topic ? Also, are questions about problems with translating/converting a UI from English to other ...
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When and how often do we review what questions are acceptable?

This question was triggered by Benny's question on Why do we say we "browse" to a place on the Internet when we actually download a web server’s content to our browser? To me that question ...
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For complex questions better to make one big one or break components into separate questions?

When you have a multi-part question where there is more than one component or UI element involved, is it better to ask a single question where everything is neatly presented in context but the answers ...
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Question about showcase of UX

I'm thinking if the question the answers on which would include the showcases of great user experience is allowed? I have a small bunch of bookmarks with the sites and apps which I found beautiful in ...
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Does what we consider a good question evolve?

In general I agree with the guidelines of what makes a good question, but my overriding goal is "what questions are useful to learn from". In general, I think people upvote questions that they have ...
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20k views in one weekend?

Is coffee a good excuse for a slow application start-up time? question had around 1k views over the first 5 days, and all of a sudden the question had like 20k+ over the course of a weekend. Can ...
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Similar questions in sidebar overlay rest of page when scrolling [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: “Similar questions” scrolls down and covers other links I ran into this today when asking a question on UX.SE. What I was seeing was that the similar questions that appear in ...
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What information is important to include in a question (and when)?

A problem that's often encountered on UX is that often you don't quite know enough about the situation to answer. Or maybe you think you do, you answer, and then the asker notes that your idea is ...
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Where can I find a history/log of the featured questions?

If I've understood this correctly, then all the "bounty" questions are listed in the "featured" section. Right? But once the bounty is awarded, then they disappear from that list. Since many of ...
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