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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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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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Should there be a description of what UX *is* on the help homepage?

The tour page currently states: UX Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for User Experience Designers, Information Architects, and Human Computer Interaction researchers. It's built and run ...
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2018 Community Moderator Election Results

Welcome to the team! About time we had some fresh blood around the place.
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Should questions about the user experience of the site itself be on meta or the main site?

Questions about the UX of the site are primarily opinion based questions, in the same way that questions about the UX amazon.com are. Hence it would not be allowed on the main site. It would however ...
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What's the story behind the star theme?

Well you're in luck. A blog post about the design of UX Stack Exchange was published by the designer Dmitry Fadeyev when it went live. Here's what he had to say about the star: One of the more ...
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What to do when there is no answers on Bounty question

By design the bounty is taken from your rep as you create the bounty, one can't get it back no matter the results. You can choose not to award the bounty or the site will automatically award the ...
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Why is this recent highly upvoted icon suggestion question not closed?

IMO, this question is not asking just for an icon. There are multiple ways to possibly indicate to a user that the cable is different than others (reading the answers, we find suggestions of all ...
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2018 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

Participation in this communities Meta site is rather low. Do you feel this is a problem, and if so - how would you go about increasing participation and use of this aspect of the site? The same ...
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2018 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

Participation in this communities Meta site is rather low. Do you feel this is a problem, and if so - how would you go about increasing participation and use of this aspect of the site? The same goes ...
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Why are there so many close voters on this sub SE page?

Having been on this community for a number of years and now in my second year as a moderator, this is my take on the question. Firstly, I think that this community does have a slightly more strict ...
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Collection of examples of bad UX design?

No. For the reasons you've already stated. Stack Exchange is a Question and Answer site. Not a discussion forum with threads. You pose a question and people who know how to solve it will give you ...
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What to do when there is no answers on Bounty question

Not receiving any / suitable answers to a bountied question may not necessarily indicate a problem with the bounty system. To be honest it probably indicates that there is an issue with the question ...
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Should there be a description of what UX *is* on the help homepage?

I would support such a feature/content for two reasons: Firstly, I think there are lots of new users coming to the site constantly, and I think being able to provide a clear focus and vision for not ...
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2018 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

Participation in this communities Meta site is rather low. Do you feel this is a problem, and if so - how would you go about increasing participation and use of this aspect of the site? The same ...
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Stepping down as Moderator

Sorry to see you step down. Hope you stick around, you've got a wealth of great knowledge and experience to share. All the best.
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Stepping down as Moderator

The current moderators for UXSE (apart from myself) have been around ever since I posted my first Question/Answer, so it is sad to see one of the moderators depart. However, I hope that others will ...
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Stepping down as Moderator

I feel you Benny, that's also what's preventing me from participating in the elections for the past few years, although a large part of me wants to :). Good luck!
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2019: a year in moderation

I noticed that in the corresponding post for last year there was just one comment relating to what this data means to the community and how it compares to the previous year (asked by me). And since ...
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Why are questions with answers showing up in the Unanswered Questions tab?

Well not exactly. Unanswered doesn't necessarily mean that there are no answers, nor that no answer has been accepted, but that there are no upvoted answers. Asking a question and being given a ...
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Where and how to post UX review requests

Our second close reason says the following: Questions about Site Reviews are off-topic because questions here are expected to be relevant for a variety of people in the same situation. ...
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Reputation boosting

This has already been covered in a more general sense by this question: Should "Why does x company do...."or "Is there a reason why x does y" questions be removed? But as for ...
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Are questions about the 'Internet of Things' (IoT) on topic?

Questions about Internet of Things are on topic here if they ask about how to design or improve the existing design of an Internet of Things thing. In general, the proposed questions for that Area 51 ...
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Is it ethical to offer design help for pro bono projects

What you choose to work on external to this site is up to you. If you want to do work for free then you're welcome so do so. However, Stack Exchange is not a social network so there are no means ...
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What is the benefit of the 2 day bounty delay?

This has come up a few times network-wide. For instance: "Question eligible for bounty in 2 days". Why? I would say that a delay is still beneficial, mostly because I really don't want ...
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There are two tags for accessibility

The merge have been performed, and the 3 questions now have the correct spelled tag. https://ux.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/accesibility Thanks for letting us know!
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Is it a right place to ask accessibility questions?

As with many UX questions - it depends. Yes, we certainly have several accessibility questions. It's very much a big part of User Experience design. However, it depends what sort of question you're ...
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Is this a place to post a link to my desktop site and ask for feedback on the UX?

No, this isn't the place for site reviews. Stack Exchange sites are repositories for questions people have about a particular UX problem, and the solutions to those problems, so that when other people ...
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Stepping down as Moderator

You're one of the people that helped make ux.se work through its growing pains :) Thanks for all your effort. I'm sorry you're stepping down, but also glad that you have other great things to do with ...
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Why are there so many close voters on this sub SE page?

I hear your frustration and agree that some of us may be a bit too aggressive with the votes to close. However, I also agree with the sentiments that Michael Lai expressed—especially the notion ...
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