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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Yes, although a minor point I would probably agree. It's less of an issue for people with all three classes of badge because the order of the badges is always consistent (the same way that traffic lights aren't set in different shapes - we know the bottom one is always the green one), but in Stack Exchange world people can have one, two or all three types. ...


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I don't see the trend that you're referring to. Some questions are borderline, and in those cases I weigh up whether I think it's possible to answer well, and whether or not the answers would be helpful to a broader audience. Referring to the two examples that you listed: That question is always going to be primarily opinion based unless the person that ...


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While your main question is more one for Meta.Stackoverflow I can give you some extra hints for how to track your progress on the Copy Editor badge. If you go to the Review section and hover over the progress indicator against any of the review items you will see an enhanced tooltip-type affair showing your badge progress: I am not sure as I passed the ...


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There is already a time limit on how soon you can accept an answer on a new question - however, currently it's only 15 minutes. I would assume that this value is configurable (or could easily be made configurable) on a per site basis - like the number of answers required before a question gets turned to CW - so it wouldn't be too difficult to tweak this for ...


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I totally agree that the existing icon, whilst being a Balsamiq brand does not do a great job of indicating a generic wireframing/mockup tool - especially for those new to Balsamiq. The placeholder box with the cross would go a good way to improving this. Perhaps the Balsamiq identity could be combined with that - for example in the following... ...which ...


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The ideal solution to this problem is to carry out the claim in the "closed" message (which says "its answers may be merged with another identical question") and then exclude the issue from search results (so the duplicate question can die gracefully). If that's not possible/feasible, my alternate proposal to resolve this issue would be to move the "Linked" ...


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That's my question! :-) I think the "balsamiq text" is good because it adds context to the teaser. If there were no spaces there and the asker did not put in punctuation for each line, things can get quite confusing. I think, instead of having all that blank space and a blurb that it was created by Balsamiq, a simple place holder like [image] for images ...


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The trick with duplicates is to catch them early so that few or no answers get left against the newer one and can be directed to the canonical question instead. Questions are duplicates for any number of reasons: The asker didn't bother using Search to check if it'd been asked already Solution: In such cases it is likely the question is a direct ...


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Good idea. This would be a great addition and something that I can't see being abused. The worst that I can imagine would be someone responding abusively at the reviewer, in which case the reviewer can simply ignore them. We're all adults, I'm sure we have the ability to ignore trolls and idiots.


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