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UX members: you're invited to submit articles to Smashing Magazine!

Over the years I've become close friends with designer Francisco Inchauste. He's written many fantastic articles on design. Last year he became the editor in charge for the UX section of Smashing ...
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Speaking of UserExperience

I occasionally browse this site, but it wasn't until today that I was encouraged to create an account--and only to post on the meta. As many of you know, when certain links are pasted into ...
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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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What are the plans to support wireframes after flash player is no longer available?

I am fairly new to using this site and have not used the wireframe tool before, although I do have the desktop version of Balsamiq. I thought I would give it a whirl but was told I need flash player ...
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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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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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Add "embed Balsamiq mockups" to the 10-rep permission description

Because embedding Balsamiq mockups isn't a feature shared with to the other SE sites, it doesn't seem to have made its way into the UX.SE descriptions of permissions granted at 10 rep. If possible, ...
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2015 Community Moderator Election

The 2015 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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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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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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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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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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'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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Surveys regarding popular UX questions

@Erics brought up a good idea in the UX chat. I'm not sure if he was serious or not, but either way, I saw it and thought it was a great idea. Would anyone be interested in the findings if I were to ...
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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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Let's get the blog in gear; call for contributors/status updates

Our Community Blog efforts faltered for a bit; we've got some good people working on some good ideas and a couple ideas ready to go, but it's not enough to start with. I'd like to get back that ...
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UX Moderator Cards

We recently printed some business cards for our Stack Exchange employees and they turned out great. It got us thinking: our sites' moderators have been working hard to keep our sites high quality for ...
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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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2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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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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Move to Graphics Design instead of close?

Recently, this question was closed on UX. I think that that is a pity, even though it does not belong on UX. The question IMHO shows real effort. Would this question be welcome on Graphics Design ...
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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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Is anyone here going to the ReMIX South 2012 Conference?

Are any users already planning on attending ReMIX South 2012 in Atlanta, October 19-20? SE would love to send some items for these users to wear and/or give away if possible. If you're attending the ...
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2021: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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Merge [android-ux] into [android]

We have two tags about Android: android (855 questions) and android-ux (58 questions). I can't see any difference in the questions using these tags, so I propose that they be merged, keeping android ...
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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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Should the on-topic page be updated to reflect current policy?

After reading the on-topic page I posted this question, and was surprised to find that it was closed, on the grounds that this site is not about implementation techniques. After further digging and ...
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Question score wraps unexpectedly when greater than 99 in related questions list

When a question has a score of over 99, it looks wrong in Safari v7.0.3 on OS X when presented in the related/linked questions list in the sidebar: . This issue can be relatively successfully solved ...
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Is "website-design" a useful tag?

Our most common tag is website-design. Without reading the tag's wiki, it seems like most questions on this site are about "web-design," which means that many users may begin typing "web" and then ...
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Why does 'Per Page' look like a button on our StackExchange interface?

5 15 50 per page Looks like 4 buttons to me. I accidentally clicked 'per page' and nothing happened.
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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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Fresh pro tem moderators, hot off the griddle

As the UX beta progresses, we've seen the need for a couple more Moderators Pro Tempore to give the existing crew a hand. I'm pleased to announce that these members have stepped up and generously ...
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Middle Sidebar Advertising

As you all know, advertising is an important source of revenue for Stack Overflow and it helps us support all the sites across the Stack Exchange Network and the resources that go into maintaining and ...
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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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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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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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UI Bug when viewing my suggested edit

Because I'm mildly compulsive, I was looking at the review status of my recent edit. I expanded the information about the reviewers by clicking the (more) link and then clicked (less) to un-expand (...
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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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UX.SE logo is almost impossible to see in SE Data Explorer

This seems to have been addressed in different questions about the mobile version, profile pages, and chat, but the logo is white on white in the SE Data Explorer.
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2012 Moderator Election - Town Hall Chat: Wednesday the 22nd at 21:00 UTC / 4pm EST

In connection with the moderator elections, we will be holding a Town Hall Chat session with the candidates. This will be an opportunity for members of the community to pose questions to the ...
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How do we get posters to give more specific use cases?

Many questions on this site don't provide much information about the use-case or context surrounding their product. They ask for universal patterns on, say, arranging kinds of data, or on how to ...
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Upcoming UI Conferences we should promote StackExchange UI at?

What are some upcoming UI conferences that we could use to draw attention to UI StackExchange? Should we attend simply to profile this community, or are members already attending and willing to spend ...
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2023: a year in moderation

It’s that time of the year again! As we wave goodbye to last year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here might be ...
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Merge and synonymize [mandatory-fields] into [required-fields]

mandatory-fields 15 questions 2 asked this year required-fields 40 questions 7 asked this year
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