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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Graphic design, yes, I'd agree with that being added there. Especially as we're now going to be migrating some of the better Icon Suggestion type questions over there. English.se I don't really see a need for. We've only migrated two questions in the last 2 years to english (this one and this one) so that's not really something that is probably necessary. (...


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UX StackExchange doesn't use syntax highlighting, no. UX is technology agnostic and doesn't really focus on the implementation side of things. We're not about how to do something, we're about what should be done. Once it's been decided what the best UX approach to take is then it's up to the poster to go and figure out how to do it (or venture over to ...


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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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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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Questions that deserve to be migrated to another site are usually done so. Some recent posts that were voted / flagged for migration that ended up being migrated are: https://superuser.com/questions/656500/display-partial-screen-on-projector https://superuser.com/questions/651275/eyefinity-4-monitor-setup-with-hdmi-and-dvi https://electronics....


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Logically? The migration path makes sense. Graphic Design and User Experience are pretty easy to intertwine. The scopes are pretty adjacent. However, we pick our migration paths based on usage statistics. In the last 90 days, there've been 23 migrations from this site to Graphic Design, of which 21% were rejected. The all-time count for migration is 68 ...


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That's a good idea. However the page you've linked to (the Don't Ask page) is a network-wide one. All Stack Exchange sites have the same content on that page and it isn't editable to be custom for each site. What we do have flexibility over is the TOUR page that is displayed to new users. There are some Ask About / Don't Ask About sections in there. So, i'...


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Yes. Perhaps when you click the Balsamiq icon when answering a question, the site could give you options to select (one of) the OPs mockup(s) or create one of your own. As a temporary workaround, you can always just click "edit" on the question, copy and paste the text pointing to the mockup into your post, and click the link to edit the mockup. (When you ...


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No, I would not recommend this. You have even summarized why that would be a bad idea. I eagerly begin to write an answer. That is, until I look take another look at the question and notice it's terribly old. Yet again, I have wasted some precious time.. By this logic you are depriving the site of a valuable answer purely because of the age of the ...


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16 of the 21 questions tagged with google-materials-design were also tagged with material-design. I've removed the google-materials-design tag from these 16. The material-design tag appears to be the main tag. It has 128 questions and a tag wiki (compared with google-materials-design which now has only 5 questions and no tag wiki). I think it would make ...


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Firstly, I'm not sure why you're asking this in Meta, as this seems like a UX question, not a meta question. Secondly, as you have stated it, your question would be asking for a site review on the UX site - which would get your question closed. If you change it to be a general question about selecting all elements and exporting, then it will most likely be ...


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Sites can potentially be added to the list if there's a clear need for them. We can see if there's really a need by looking at the stats for the past 90 days. In the last 90 days there have been 8 questions successfully migrated away from this site. 6 to Graphic Design (and 1 rejected migration) 1 to meta.ux.stackexchange 1 to workplace.stackexchange Now, ...


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No. The point of giving reputation to questions / answers is to encourage people to submit them. We don't really want people to leave comments beyond when really necessary (requesting clarification on the post, primarily). The purpose of Stack Exchange is a repository for problems and their solutions. Comments just add noise and distraction to that purpose....


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I think this would encourage too many off-topic questions, or encourage users to answer in a more implementation-driven way. For example: Q: When should I tell the user their password is about to expire? A: You can wire it up via jQuery to pop up a Bootstrap modal after they click login. You just need to have an API call that tells you the expiry date. See ...


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Interesting idea, I would certainly support a more consistent structure which supports posters thinking about these aspects when they post. The area which most interests me in your proposal is the context, as I feel this is very much more relevant for UX type questions than some other areas, to the extent that one response may be totally valid or totally ...


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What happens when we put a question On Hold for being Too Broad is that we encourage the OP to edit the question in this way: There are either too many possible answers, or good answers would be too long for this format. Please add details to narrow the answer set or to isolate an issue that can be answered in a few paragraphs. So we're not actually ...


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Done!


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