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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Totally agree with you on this. It's been an issue across stack exchange for over 2 years but no resolution as yet. The post on Meta StackOverflow about this issue has (at present) 137 upvotes and no downvotes, it's had bounties raised and awarded on it too but it's still not been implemented. I suggest adding your upvote to that Meta.StackOverflow post ...


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I fundamentally disagree with this, I'm afraid. A picture is not an answer, it's just a picture. Other than the accessibility issues an image doesn't give any reasoning as to why it solves it. An image can be used as an example of how the issue has been solved, to support the description and text of the answer itself. The example you linked to is not a ...


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Stack Exchange recently announced that they have now implemented this feature. http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2013/01/announcing-a-new-way-to-change-your-profile-picture/?cb=1


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Unfortunately the core functionality of all sites on the SE network is the same and the site-specific changes are just on the CSS level, as well as on all pages and dialogues dealing with site-specific context. The log-in mechanism and user settings are shared by the entire network, and people from a specific site can't change them for their site alone - ...


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What you're suggesting makes sense, but there's a lot of other sites for that already: forums. StackExchange isn't about each individual user's answer or ideas, but about finding the best one. People can build on other answers, or edit them — saves time and avoids reinventing the wheel.


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List of all badges with full descriptions Badges aren't that important, IMO, and if they added indicators for everything it would just be Too Much Information (and confusing). There's no real use of knowing if a badge can be awarded multiple times. If you really want more info about something, the faq on the main meta covers it. Also, as @Laura says below,...


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I'm not sure I participate on SE because of points. I don't mind the gamification, but I participate based on my interest and desire to learn (and share). As for real-world, physical relevancy, I'm sure there is interest - but in a world that is quickly moving to online delivery of, well, everything, there is going to be more interest in software UX. Also,...


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Bulk minor-edits (tag changes, spelling errors etc) are usually discouraged and would likely be detected if made by lower-rep users because each edit has to be approved and large bulk edits are likely to be unapproved (depending on the impact such action would to the site). Such edits are discouraged because of the issue you have identified. However, higher ...


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I like this suggestion. It might also be useful to strengthen the feedback loop in the opposite direction. When I review an edit, sometimes I'd like to send a brief notification to the person who submitted it, things like: It's also beneficial to move hyperlinks into the body text. or I think you changed the OP's meaning in the third paragraph, so I've ...


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Retagging posts has always bumped them up the active questions list, it's not a new feature. To be honest I think I disagree with you that it's undesirable. Retagging questions should bump them up to the top of the page. The reason for retagging questions is because they have the wrong tags in the first place. If a question has been tagged incorrectly ...


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That means that a user who had voted on one of your posts has been removed from Stack Exchange, either by their own choice or more likely from violating the terms and conditions of site use. When this happens their voting totals are reversed. As any votes they have made were done while they were in violation of the terms and conditions of the site they ...


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