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It's perfectly ethical to comment on the public design and / or behaviour of a company. If company XYZ has poor UX, then they should be called out on it, and it should hurt their reputation. In the same way that if restaurant ABC had terrible food, they should also be called out on it. The only place that ethics would come into play would be if someone ...


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We're getting a bit hung up here on "copy is included in UX" and ignoring the actual situation here I think. The question, as originally asked, was certainly not a matter of copy: why we using the word OOPS if something went to wrong in the sentence or communication with others? I would like to know the correct information regarding this question. Any ...


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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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Unfortunately this is one of these "it depends" answers which is leading into a discussion instead of a real answer. But on Meta, we're OK with that. For starters, if you are in any tech industry and are provided with an error message like "The UPSA failed to provision due to lack of free memory" then adding How do I solve error message doesn't add any ...


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I posit that the practice of UX should be on topic: how to conduct a usability study using paper prototypes how to insert UX into an agile dev project how to communicate the value of usability testing to business users how to communicate with a usability study subject that is struggling without invalidating the result of the study In the past how to do ...


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For me, the biggest thing for on-topicness is "who would best answer this question?" That's why I find "what word do I use for..." generally falls to the English stack more than here, and the "how do I...in Javascript" falls to Stack Overflow. If the question is uniquely, primarily or best answered by someone in the field of UX, it's probably on topic. So, ...


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In one way, that's the beauty of our community. It's very soft and blurry on the edges, which my UX-me loves and my programmer-me hates. Community members can get away with a well-formulated, slightly off-topic question, just because it's interesting. We lose ourselves in interesting things, rather than determining if its on- or off-topic. Some say this is ...


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Here are a few cases where moderators would need to remove a post using company branding: 1. Advertising or promoting a brand without any specific UX question What do you think of my new company logo? Is this website I made good UX? 2. Bashing one brand while promoting your own Moderators that visit the forum regularly can tell the difference between an ...


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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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To continue the discussion, the real question is: At what point are questions related to English not about user experience? Here's the stick: http://www.slideshare.net/randallsnare/usable-language-how-content-shapes-the-user-experience Content helps to shape the experience for users (people) but many of us are not copywriters. We can limit questions ...


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I sometimes go back and forth on whether or not I think these questions are useful for the site. However, I fear that covering off such basics could lead the site to be thought of as quite simplistic - comparable to Yahoo Answers / Quora in just allowing all sorts of questions. Stack Exchange sites expect users to have done some research into their problem ...


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I'm a fan of a liberal/broader policy on questions on SE. This is a great example of a question that's worthy of meta debate. That said, I think "design a teapot" is probably a little broad as a question (nice book reference with the photo btw). But, perhaps a constructive way to narrow the specificity while still providing plenty of breadth would be to ...


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First of all, I have to admit I accidentally clicked on this question while watching a World Cup match, only to surprisingly find my question on the top of the list mentioned. Now, I'm a complete newbie in this forum so I don't quite know how this Meta sibling of the main site works as well as the way the discussions should go. So my excuses if this's not ...


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I really don't like these questions. If we refer to the FAQ page What types of questions should I avoid asking? What types of questions should I avoid asking? First, make sure that your question is on-topic for this site. You should only ask practical, answerable questions based on actual problems that you face. Chatty, open-ended questions ...


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I've been noticing some patterns in which you can predict the number of answers provided based on the type of question that's been asked. Basically anything that's "hard to answer" tends to be unanswered. This is really unfortunate because some of these are gems. Here are two types I find are legit UX questions with poor answer rates. Questions with ...


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No, not really suitable. Primarily because there is no answer to a Pros and Cons question. Someone will say one thing they think is a Pro, someone else will give another example, another person will say some things they think are Cons... Nothing is actually the solution to the question. You should phrase such questions as "Should I do X for my situation". ...


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I'm glad you asked this question as I've pondered it too. It's also an interesting UX question on its own right. I've resolved this from a UX approach by asking myself "what would users most likely search for to find this answer?" That may not resolve the issue for everyone, but for me it gets to the pith of the issue because: It helps promote SE's ...


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The problem with "how do I ..." type questions is that they tend to be so broad that a complete answer would be a mini tutorial at best, and a short book in most cases. Does that make a good question on UX.SE? If questions are overly broad, you tend to end up with the answer being a mix of points from a number of questions, as each answer will tend to ...


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That's not quite true. You approved the original edit and automatically added an additional edit to the edit log. https://ux.stackexchange.com/posts/85815/revisions From an audit trail point of view then everything is accounted for. They get their credit for a successful edit, as do you. Just that yours came more recently so it shows on the question itself ...


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Well not exactly. Unanswered doesn't necessarily mean that there are no answers, nor that no answer has been accepted, but that there are no upvoted answers. Asking a question and being given a response that nobody deems worthy of voting for is not really much different than asking a question and not receiving any responses. Both are equally unhelpful to ...


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In the past your questions were very brief and were closed due to lack of research undertaken before being asked or were migrated to other stack exchange sites (where they were often closed off too for the same reason). That was a while ago though so provided you stick to the guidance outlined in the HELP section you should be OK. But if more questions are ...


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For that particular question - as it is written it's not really ideally suited to this site. There isn't really a correct answer to 'what size should a logo be' in the context that it has been asked. And even if there were a correct answer it isn't a User Experience issue that the Original Poster is having. Whatever option they choose isn't going ...


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There are a few options for you, depending on the type of question you have. If it's about colors, different color space, RGB or CMYK color model, transparent color, using or changing colors then probably Graphic Design Stack Exchange is the best place for you. Here is a list of the questions on Graphic Design Stack Exchange tagged COLOR. If it's about ...


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Interesting usability issue. I didn't read the error message properly. I simply glanced at it and interpreted it as needing to put in 10 characters into the body of the text - NOT that I had to give a reason for the edit.


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I'm more interested in drawing people into awareness of UX than in building a towering edifice of deep and narrow questions. I know that's a minority view but I think a little contrarianism and some dialectic is healthy for any community. UX is a discipline that is (IMHO) incredibly powerful and can be life changing for people who become aware of it. So ...


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I agree to Jon’s answer here in almost every sentence. But even if the question at hand can look trivial to experts, imagine what kind of qualitative answer an expert could give. The one asking could have been searching for a User Experience term, and find various of good and bad answers and really need to verify what this term means, not only in an academic ...


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As is the answer to most questions on the main site: "It Depends". Often, people will close off a question with 'any thoughts?' purely as a way to finish writing the question itself. It's perhaps a more polite way of saying "tell me the answer". Questions such as the ones you speak of can tread a fine line between what works here and what doesn't. I think ...


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Where do we draw the line on what is UX? The UX field is quite fluid in terms of what exactly falls under its banner and it is still evolving. That being said there are some core diciplines that have shaped, continue to shape and contribute to the definition of UX. Direct contributors: Design, Interaction design, information architecture. Indirect ...


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I don't think there's an ethical problem with using named companies as examples. As @JohnGB says - if they have bad UX or good UX then that fact should be shared. I also agree with @DaveAlger regarding being vigilant for people taking advantage of the situation to promote themselves while bashing a competitor. The problem that I see, when using a named ...


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I don't think the title was misleading here. It is a good title, and the question illustrates and example of that situation. Sure, the answers may be a bit too focused on that specific issue rather than the concept a whole (although most answers are still useful to the general idea) but I don't think it's a problem. You can apply the logic from that specific ...


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