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Are these quasi-UX 'why is this thing the way it is' questions appropriate for the site?

Too often UX gets caught up in digital interface design and leaves out an enormous part of UX that deals with real world objects and design decisions. In addition, even thinking about real world ...
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Improved UX Logo

I prefer your proposed redesign. The unified lines give the overall logo a better sense of balance, the star feels like it flows from the negative space more naturally instead of being forced in, and ...
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Is it ethical in UX StackExchange to use brand or company as reference example?

It's perfectly ethical to comment on the public design and / or behaviour of a company. If company XYZ has poor UX, then they should be called out on it, and it should hurt their reputation. In the ...
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Who is the core audience of UX Stack Exchange?

This is the right place for your question, yes. The Meta site is for questions about the site itself. As for your actual question; As taken from the site tour: UX Stack Exchange is a question and ...
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Is it OK to ask OP in a comment to accept an answer?

Yes, that's OK. If they're a new user they may not know that accepting an answer is possible, so you are just advising them on how to use the site. This has been asked before on the main StackExchange ...
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Is the tag "ux-design" needed?

Yes, it should be removed because it doesn't add anything. On-topic questions here are about UX anyway, so ux-design is unneeded.
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2015 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

How would you handle this situation: A very popular, trivial question is posted (something like: "Why don't Segways have seats?"). It receives a lot of votes and answers and generates a large degree ...
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Why isn't there a UX.SE Careers page?

There isn't any reason that I'm aware of, other than it hasn't been done yet. I think it would be a great idea though.
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Improved UX Logo

To be honest I don't really see why this is an improvement. Nor do I see what is particularly wrong with the current one that necessitates improvement. You've not really been clear as to why you've ...
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Why is someone discrediting my answers?

I answered some questions, but for some reason the answer police discredited my response and then removed it. Not just once, but a few times. None of your answers have been removed. Edited, yes, but ...
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Is it time to put an end to "Icon for X" questions?

At the time of the above "reasoning", Flat design trends were barely even a thing, and mobile interface design consideration was nowhere near as influential or dominant as it is now. Icons weren't ...
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Is it better if titles are phrased as questions?

Unfortunately this is one of these "it depends" answers which is leading into a discussion instead of a real answer. But on Meta, we're OK with that. For starters, if you are in any tech industry and ...
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Why doesn't UX.SE have much drawing on the header?

My argument would be two-fold: Our logo is ... lacking. Our spacing feels ... cluttered. This creates a weird paradox in my brain where I get to thinking that this is supposed to be a site about ...
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Where do we draw the line on what is UX?

I posit that the practice of UX should be on topic: how to conduct a usability study using paper prototypes how to insert UX into an agile dev project how to communicate the value of usability ...
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Improved UX Logo

I'm not sure I like the star inside the UX logo, because although it's evocative of the "favorites" icon on StackExchange, I don't think it's particularly emblematic of the site. I also don't like ...
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Can we (un)learn from SO culture?

If you distill the problem you've identified into just two words, I believe they would be: negative reinforcement. In my view, the way that you combat that cultural spiral into negativity is to ...
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Why do we need the review counter?

Totally agree. A misleading indicator doesn't really provide a benefit in my opinion. In fact I commented such against the linked meta stackexchange post, and it was responded to: Notify users of ...
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2015 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

A new user has left several answers to questions, and many of these have been edited by the community to generally tidy them up, improve the grammar and remove any "I hope this helps, yours, {Username}...
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2015 Community Moderator Election Results

Congrats chaps! Welcome on board.
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Where do we draw the line on what is UX?

In one way, that's the beauty of our community. It's very soft and blurry on the edges, which my UX-me loves and my programmer-me hates. Community members can get away with a well-formulated, slightly ...
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Where do we draw the line on what is UX?

For me, the biggest thing for on-topicness is "who would best answer this question?" That's why I find "what word do I use for..." generally falls to the English stack more than here, and the "how do ...
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Are security questions also UX questions?

Security falls under UX if you're asking about the UX of security rather than implementation. There is even a security tag, which should indicate that security questions are allowed. Take a look at ...
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posting a ui ux feedback challenge here

I don't think so. Something like this would really belong in the chat rooms but you're not able to even access those until you get 20 rep. In the tour of this site they say that "UX Stack Exchange is ...
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Delete [accesibility] tag

On inspection it turned out that only one question had that misspelled tag. I therefor submitted an edit so the tag was no longer used on any question. Once the edit was reviewed and approved there ...
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Moderator time commitment?

Well its a typical UX answer really. It Depends. Now we're not exactly Stack Overflow, so moderating this site is not going to take your life away from you. But equally we need to be sure that if ...
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2015 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

I'm 3nafish (so that you don't have to scroll all the way to the bottom to figure out who's talking). A very popular, trivial question is posted (something like: "Why don't Segways have seats?"). ...
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2015 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

Answer from Benny Skogberg A very popular, trivial question is posted (something like: "Why don't Segways have seats?"). It receives a lot of votes and answers and generates a large degree ...
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Updates to the site

Overall I think it's an improvement, so well done. However, the font seems to be thinner and harder to read now - I'm referencing it on a Retina display, which is usually better font wise, so I'm ...
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