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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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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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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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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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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 is audience getting overlooked?

I'm a new visitor to this site, and I've noticed that many questions posted here seem to leave out details about the intended audience. In my view, that makes a question incomplete. I could cite ...
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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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Relationship to uxexchange.com? [closed]

What's the plan for how this site will relate to UX Exchange? This was brought up by ChrisF on the Area51 page, but I'm not sure there was a consensus there. In particular, are the scopes of the two ...
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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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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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Can I ask for feedback on specific interface layouts?

I have a fairly poor eye for designs that I implement myself - I fall in love with features, and the screens of my iPhone apps slowly get very crowded. Also, after working on an interface for a very ...
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How much should we care about the ratio of accepted answers?

Since StackExchange UI is much more about subjectivity than objective correctness, I doubt we'll ever see the kind of ratio of accepted answers sites like StackOverflow, SuperUser or Cooking (!) are ...
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Are usability questions not related to interface allowed

For example: from a uability perspective is it better to have your own login or use a third part system (OpenID, Passport, Facebook, etc...) Is this question allowed?
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Why do people ask for "The Best"? How can we discourage it?

It's rare that there is a single right answer for almost anything in UX, but about one in ten questions asks for the "best," e.g.: What's the best way to implement product comparison on a mobile web ...
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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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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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Is it useful to ask a question about an entire product?

We've been back and forth over the last few days over various incantations of "What do you think about Google+?" The first two were closed because they were considered too broad. A third has been ...
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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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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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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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Implementation specific questions

Is it ok to ask questions specific to a certain platform examples: What are good color themes for jQuery UI? what type of waiting animation should I use in silverlight? The general idea of the ...
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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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How should I frame a question about designing a better home screen?

Background: I've got no real formal training with UX, although I've done a lot self-learning and understand most of the concepts and terminology. We've got a major upgrade coming under the radar and I'...
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Text wraps unexpectedly in the mobile version

When a question title is very long, or there are many tags (enough to wrap over multiple lines), it becomes clear that the text wrapping is affected by the status block: This is caused by div.status ...
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Can I upload a sketch of a UI and ask for opinions?

Is it ok to ask for opinions about a specific UI example? or do questions have to stay objective and theoretical?
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Should questions about popular products be encouraged?

I've noticed much of the best analysis and discussion of UX on other sites is not about applications one has designed themselves but rather popular, large market applicaitons, like this interesting ...
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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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What strategies can be employed on site to improve question quality?

I've noticed that there are quite a lot of questions on site that are either very difficult to answer because: they're too general (i.e. don't focus on one particular problem or methodology) they're ...
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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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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 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 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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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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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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Programming vs usability questions?

I saw this question and found that this was more a programming / design than userbility / UI question. I know design is a part of UI, but this question is more about branding and finding a technical ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Need to give users more feedback when presented with the '...appears subjective...' warning.

The Ask Question page need to give users more info/feedback when the 'Question you're asking appears subjective and is likely to be closed'' warning is shown. I was shown this warning while asking ...
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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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"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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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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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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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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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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