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This is a great idea, and we've been working with the nice people at Balsamiq to make it happen. It's now enabled. The editor has a new button: Clicking it will launch the Balsamiq editor. This requires Flash to be available in your browser. Leaving the mockup editor will take you back to the Markdown editor, automatically inserting the mockup into your ...


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This is Mike from Balsamiq. I appreciate, and I guess should have expected the feedback. We admit to not working on the icon when we did this integration, but I completely agree with all the feedback. It's obvious that a smiley icon, while a legacy of the initial Mockups App UI isn't going to work in a rich text editor to suggest anything other than an ...


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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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I took the liberty of creating a 5 Second Test (Question 2) for the submission form and took 20 anonymous persons feedback on their opinions. When asked: What do you think the smiley-face icon does? 15/20 responded: "emoticons" or "adds smiley into the post" (5/20 responded 'don't know' or similar). True, it's not exactly scientific, and there is no ...


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I'm going to skim the Community Wiki aspect first and get that out of the way - if you decide allow these, don't put Community Wiki in the equation. The issues inherent with list questions are not really about the reputation earned - its major impact is on votes, and Community Wiki doesn't do anything about votes. So if you allow these on the grounds you ...


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I don't really understand how knowing things such as "the average number of questions and answers that users ask" would help with answering questions, as you seem to suggest, however there is a lot of data collected and available for querying. That's what the Stack Exchange Data Explorer is for. There are already hundreds of existing queries there that you ...


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It's not red until you have favourited yourself too. It only turns that colour after you favourite the question. It's very discoverable what the colour means in the context of the action you have just taken. I don't see any real justification for anyone being confused.


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The best thing to do would be to edit your answer to make it correct. Baring that (or if someone else already has the "best" answer and you don't think you can do better), you can do as @dnbrv suggested and delete your answer.


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Disclaimer: This is my personal opinion as an employee of Stack Exchange. This is not an official company stance. First, you should go read the great post Joel Spolsky wrote about the history and future of Stack Exchange, Stack Overflow and Stack Overflow Careers Joel wrote it after Stack Exchange closed it latest funding round with Andreessen Horowitz last ...


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Unlike images it's hard for a spam user to make anything spammy or offensive with Balsamiq's tools. Since the rendering of the images happens client-side by the Flash editor, a technologically able user will not have a problem uploading any image via that route. In addition to that: As soon as we remove the restriction, UX.se is "that site on the internet ...


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I'd wager it would look too much like the golden badge icons. Regardless of what you connect the color red to (which is personal, or at the most a cultural thing) it's a color that stands out from the rest of the color scheme. Marking something as your "favorite" stresses its importance. Thus, standing out from the rest of the color-scheme is a good thing. ...


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The issue with trying to be dyslexic-friendly is that it's quite a subjective condition - meaning that improvements are different for each person who suffers with the condition rather than there being established rules to abide by. For instance; some dyslexic users like to reset the whole site to black and white, others like to set the text much larger, ...


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I propose something in the vein of this: Instead of using a not-so-well-known icon from one brand of software to represent a mockup, use something that more directly represents aspects of the mockup process. I myself was aware of Balsamiq but had never used it, so I had never seen icon. Since it is only shown after installing their software, or on the ...


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You can delete your answer, which will hide it from the public view but you can't vote on your own posts.


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It's done! http://blogs.balsamiq.com/product/2012/02/27/uxstackexchange/ :)


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Yes. A UX blog would be a great way to increase awareness of UX.SE if we take the time to write insightful posts, perhaps based on interesting content that surfaces in the site through questions, as well as offering members an outlet to comment on industry developments without having to ask questions. It would require significant time investment from ...


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This isn't something specific to ux.stackexchange; Gravatar is used across all the StackExchange sites. Just as OpenID is used for registration, StackExchange use Gravatar for avatars. StackExchange have used Gravatar for most (if not all) of their existence. A blog post was made on this back in June '08: Gravatars, Identicons, and You discussing why the ...


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I do not really understand how this is going to encourage people to ask more questions about physical UX. Maybe it will improve the quality of questions (even that I am not sure) or the amount of them, but it will probably not increase the amount of a specific type of questions. There is probably something to do with the presentation of the forum: In the ...


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There's no way to cancel a flag at the moment, the current best way to do this would be flag the post with an "other" flag and explain the situation. Remember if the post obviously alright your flag will probably just be marked helpful/declined very quickly, which isn't much work. And there's not much reason to be concerned about declined flags (unless the ...


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Why do you assume rk's (or other people's) motivation for editing questions is getting a badge? Maybe they just had some spare time and wanted to contribute back to the site by going through the review queue and doing what they could, which ended up manifesting itself in the form of edited questions. So I don't think removing the badge would fix the problem....


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Analytics data from sources such as Google Analytics (or other 3rd party ones) are not provided to the general public, as far as I am aware anyway. However there are various sources of public information that is visible. Probably the Quantcast figures for the site are enough for what you're after: https://www.quantcast.com/ux.stackexchange.com#!geo The ...


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Voting on SE is anonymous. That means that we can't force users to add comments while they vote. Up votes is pretty straight forward: a user found the answer useful. But down votes are different. That's why we on every down vote encourage people to explain what's wrong. But we can't force them to add a comment. Here on UX.SE it's an unwritten rule that you ...


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That's the badges overview for all users. Wouldn't it be better to see just your badges (eg. the section of your profile dedicated to badges)?


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I accept all of the points about "you can do this if you want" and "let the user choose". But it still irritates me that the links open in the same tab, because I always want to see the new location in a new tab, because it is information backing up the question. I never want to go there instead of SO:UX, I wlways want to open it up separately, look and ...


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You can notify a moderator by flagging the answer. If there was an automated alert, it would probably come in the form of a flag by the Community user. For now, manual flagging is probably the best way to ask to have the notice removed.


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Totally agree that our smiley icon is misleading in the context of a rich text editor, as it does indeed look like a smiley. We're totally open to having another icon, but the question is: what should it be? The "placeholder image" that infoal suggests is one option, a simple "form" like Matt suggests is another...can't say I'm in love with either, but that'...


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Note: The colour currently used violates WCAG compliance for readability. Note also: The :visited colour is just about compliant, but still not ideal.


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Once you've created the wireframe & added it to your question, there will be a link right under the image: download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups


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This only applies for suggested edits. If you have more than 2000 reputation, your edits don't go through the peer review system, and you aren't required to meet the same character requirement as suggested edits. With regard to getting rid of the minimum limit, it has been discussed before on Meta.SO and rejected — getting 3 people to have a look at your ...


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There already is an incentive and reward for completion of the profile section : the Autobiographer badge. Points should really be reserved for rewarding people helping other visitors out - asking good questions and providing good answers. Updating their profile isn't so important. It's not a social network, it's a Q&A site, so that's where the points ...


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