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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 were zero questions with the misspelled tag. After 03:00 UTC the system runs a cleanup batch to remove so called "zombie" tags. The timing of all actions was ...


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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 guideline on the type of question asked, and there are a number of reasons. The most significant reason(s) to me are that UX is a multi-disciplinary field and ...


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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 joining the group of moderators I thought it is only fitting that I try to answer the question myself with a quick analysis of the results. Of course, I am not ...


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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 that this is a multi-disciplenary field. I don't believe it's immediately obvious to uninitiated users what exactly "user experience" entails and how it ...


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Generally, if the visual design aspect of the question is the core of it then it's off topic for here. However if visual design is just an aspect of the question then it may be suitable. Think about the people in your office that you'd go to if you had that question - would you go to a graphic-designer first, or would you ask the UX person? We care about ...


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My thought is that Jeff's original rational behind the original change years ago (see Should the weight of question upvotes be reduced?) was solid... literally anybody can ask a question, whereas it requires some skill and/or experience to answer one. Therefore the reward should be greater. Ergo, I, for one, am not a fan of the recent change.


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If it's a User Experience question that somehow relates to Coronavirus then it'll be allowed. If it's not a UX question, or is not specific enough to UX to fall within scope then it'll be closed off. We're not a medical Stackexchange site afterall. We're a UX one. If people want advice on the virus then there are sites out there with actual experts on ...


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I had a look through the questions for both tags, and it would seem like currently there isn't much difference between the two. However, I think there is some value to keeping the two tags separate, as "wireframes" should probably be used for questions relating to different elements of the actual physical or digital asset that is being produced, as opposed ...


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It's a good point, but I wonder if it is useful to still make the distinction between the two tags because there are probably questions relating specifically to the actual prototype developed compared (which fits the tag 'prototype') to the process of creating prototypes (which fits the tag 'prototyping'). This could also be the case with using the tag '...


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I wonder if answers should have a non-linear reward system. E.g. An answers first upvote gets 5 points. It's 2nd gets 10 points, it's third gets 12 points, This would reward people who take the time to write a good general answer. I also wonder if questions should get a non-linear response. A question gets NO points until it gets an answer, then gets ...


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Two thoughts: I think retrospectively giving out points to everyone isn't that great. It feels like the typical inflation problem; by giving everyone more points you're simply reducing the value of them for everyone. Someone in the comments made a very good point about how the greatest questions are typically refined into that state by later editors, not ...


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Correct, they're not suitable for here. Far too many possible answers, and a link isn't an answer to anything, it's just a link to somewhere. If you see such questions (or link-only answers) then vote to close or flag for moderator attention.


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I have contemplated a number of situations where the idea of combining questions has come up. Of course, in UXSE we encourage people to try and be specific about the problem they want to solve and provide as much context as possible, so this may seem counter-intuitive in some way. However, the range and variety of questions that we see on UXSE over a period ...


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