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UXExchange is being shut down. Merge here?

Read this: http://uxexchange.com/questions/5181/important-please-read-potential-uxe-shutdown/5202#5202 I really think that UXExchange should get merged here. Matt's main concern is that he thinks ...
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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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How can I ask better questions on UX StackExchange?

Welcome to UX.StackExchange! You may have found your way to this question from a comment on the main site -- maybe a question you asked was recently put [On Hold], or maybe we're just having trouble ...
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Should UX.SE have its own blog

At the time of writing, about 15 or so Stack Exchange network sites have their own blogs Every now and then a comment comes up: It would be good if UX.SE had its own blog! It would be a good place ...
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Are questions about origins on or off topic?

I noticed a question about the origin of the "loading circle" was closed earlier today because it was "not a practical problem." Further justification of the closing was that Knowing the origin ...
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What makes a good answer?

The FAQ describes what makes a good question, but not what makes a good answer. I think at this point most of us know quite well how to distinguish a good answer from a not-so-good answer, so we ...
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New custom close reason for shopping questions

Do we need a new custom close reason for shopping requests? Stack Overflow has one: Questions asking us to recommend or find a tool, library or favorite off-site resource are off-topic for Stack ...
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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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Is it OK to ask OP in a comment to accept an answer?

I was looking over my answers and came across this unanswered question where a user described my answer as "unique and helpful". I was wondering why the user didn't accept my answer then. It's either ...
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Why is meta.ux.stackexchange.com the only choice for migration?

Background So you pull up a question and see that it obviously does not belong on UX.SE. You try flag it by clicking off-topic and the last option you see is this: So you click that and then ...
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What would be considered etiquette while voting down?

I voted down on a question and got a comment on it? Is there an etiquette on this matter? Or should I vote down freely? Should I expect some sort of vendetta? I couldn't help feeling a bit guilty ...
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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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How to encourage editing and extending and curating answers?

As I understand it, UX.SE is a site for collecting good answers to interesting questions, and less a site for rambling discussions in response to questions. The "pick a best answer" mechanic drives ...
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List questions - another take

[EDIT: this applies specifically to list/poll questions. I opened a separate question about discussion questions in general] My question "Worst single user experience you’ve had?" just got closed. I ...
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Closing of subjective questions?

I have a couple questions that I hope the community can help me in understanding the closing of a question I posted just a few hours ago - https://ux.stackexchange.com/questions/3951/should-a-ui-...
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Fleshing out our tag wiki

I noticed there hasn't been any activity in our tag wiki yet, so I went ahead and created one for the "website" tag. It'd be cool if everyone could help out fleshing this out. Also, is there any ...
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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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UX Stack Exchange logo is extremely hard to see in the mobile version header

This is a similar issue to the one affecting the SE profile pages, but affects the mobile version of the website. This fails the WCAG contrast checking algorithm, which recommends that the contrast ...
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New feature that would allow the closing of a question via migration to any *.SE site through an automated close/moderator flag process

Related question: Why is meta.ux.stackexchange.com the only choice for migration? As a result of the answer I received to the aforementioned related question, I thought I'd see about asking for a ...
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What options do we have to promote the site and grow its user base?

In response to Robert Cartaino's answer to another question, we should talk about this: what can we do to further grow the site? Robert's blog post gives some great tips, specifically around how to ...
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2018 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

UX Stack Exchange is scheduled for an election starting next week, June 18th. In connection with that election, we will be hosting a Q&A here for candidates. This will be an opportunity for ...
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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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Has anybody been to UX London?

http://2012.uxlondon.com/ Is it any good? I just attended the NNG Usability Week in SF but was a bit disappointed, most of the content was a bit trivial IMO.
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Shall we make some questions regarding icons on-topic?

According to our moderator JohnGB: The problem is that it was decided years ago to disallow questions about icon suggestions. Outside of the site policy, I would like to allow questions about ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2016

It's 2016 now, and we've made some changes to the sidebar size. As such, we can now restart the Community Promotion Ads for 2016! Keep in mind, we have updated some of the guidelines compared to ...
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How to make a question regarding an icon on topic

I have a question that was marked as off topic: Has anyone come up with a Match Case icon? How it was written, I certainly understand why it was marked that way. I wrote an update to hopefully ...
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Why do links use very similar colours for :visited, :hover and regular links?

When scanning the main page, I find it a little difficult to differentiate between visited links and regular links. I can see the difference but it always catches me off guard as visited links seem to ...
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Should we get rid of the User-Interaction tag?

It seems to me that - as this is a User Experience site - every question posted could reasonably be tagged with user-interaction. It's more or less a meaningless tag. Certainly when I notice a ...
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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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Is our FAQ text too exclusive?

Our tagline in the FAQ is as follows: User Experience - Stack Exchange is for user experience researchers and designers. I'm wondering if we aren't getting as many Information Architecture and ...
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Are questions about physical user interfaces on topic?

By that I mean, is the scope of this site solely the way a user interacts with software on their screen (monitor, touch screen, smart phone, etc)? Or does it include the way a user interacts with... ...
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Should we get rid of the user-experience tag?

Following on from the Should we get rid of the User-Interaction tag? question last year, it's now come to my attention that we have currently 95 questions tagged with user-experience. As someone in ...
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Is it good or bad practice to update a question with the outcome of the implementation?

Is it good or bad practice in this community to update a question you have asked with a follow up describing the outcome of the implementation? Many of the questions asked here are about problems ...
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Should we allow [ui] tags?

Does it make sense to tag [ui] on a site such as User Interface Stack Exchange? I'm starting to see more and more of those and was wondering if I was doing right in retagging. My vote would be to ...
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Should we blacklist the [user-interface] tag?

The tag ui (and ux) has been blacklisted (can't be used) as an "Intrinsic Tag"; it basically applies to all/a great subset of the content on this site, thus it serves no practical purpose. Now we ...
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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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Waking up chat with weekly chat sessions

So I was thinking about ways to get chat to become more active and I remembered how @GlenLipka has been looking for a place to discuss UX issues. The site isn't the right place, but chat is perfect. ...
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2012 Community Moderator Election [closed]

The 2012 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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Do we need to add an additional close reason for Shopping Request questions?

This is sort of a follow up to this question from a while ago: New custom close reason for shopping questions However, that question took a bit of a turn into whether or not we replace any of our ...
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Edit “Icon for X” questions not too localized to visual metaphor requests and reopen?

13 months ago the community decided to put an end to “Icon for X” questions. This was a good call then, but I feel the need to bring the subject up for revision again, it's been 13 months and all. I ...
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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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Something for the (quiet) weekends - clean out the clutter!

As the weekends are quite quiet around these parts, how do we feel about using that time to tidy up some of the old off-topic questions on this site? I previously asked a question here about whether ...
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Consider committing to the Cognitive Sciences Stack Exchange proposal

The Cognitive Sciences proposal on Area 51 is almost launched. I've committed myself and we could use just a couple more subject matter experts or people with many, relevant questions to the greater ...
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Should critique requests be allowed on the site?

Saw this question: https://ux.stackexchange.com/questions/2566/web-application-u-i-critique Is this the kind of question that we should have on the site? Disregarding the fact that it is fairly ...
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Are questions asking for research on topic?

If I have a question that is along the lines of "A versus B, is there publicly available research available" is this on topic for this site? I do not want blog posts or opinion, but I'm not sure if ...
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What should our logo and site design look like?

Please post any ideas you have for what the site design and logo should be. Jin (the SE designer) recently said on the web apps meta that he prefers greyscale images, but feel free to post designs in ...
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Merge with uxexchange.com did not work for me [duplicate]

See update here: Rebranding UI to UX + UX Exchange I didn't get any answer by email and I'm not able to comment or answer anything because I don't have any points. So my problem is: I have 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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Community Promotion Ads - 2H 2011 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Community Promotion Ads - 1H 2012 What in the Wide, Wide World of Sports is Going On Here? TL;DR -- put images and links in the answers. If they get voted up enough, they ...
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Should we allow Community Wiki-type lists posts on the main site

Questions such as Gallery of Step1, Step2, Step3, … progress bar UIs for web apps? are posts requesting lists of examples of a certain type of technique being used 'out in the wild'. I feel these sort ...

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