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Is it ethical in UX StackExchange to use brand or company as reference example?

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 ...
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Why isn't there a UX.SE Careers page?

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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Is it better if titles are phrased as questions?

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 ...
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Where do we draw the line on what is UX?

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 ...
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Where do we draw the line on what is UX?

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 ...
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Where do we draw the line on what is UX?

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 ...
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Is it ethical in UX StackExchange to use brand or company as reference example?

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 ...
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Why isn't there a UX.SE Careers page?

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 ...
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What's the deal with "what's the deal with X" questions?

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 ...
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What's the deal with "what's the deal with X" questions?

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 ...
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Usability 101 Type Questions

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 -...
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Appropriateness of "Designing a (blank)"

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 ...
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What are the characteristics of unanswered questions?

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 ...
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Is a pros vs cons question on topic?

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 ...
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"Stealing" a question improvement

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 ...
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Is it better if titles are phrased as questions?

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 ...
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Appropriateness of "Designing a (blank)"

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 ...
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Why are questions with answers showing up in the Unanswered Questions tab?

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 ...
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Are questions that describe a user experience and just ask for comments welcome?

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 ...
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Where do we draw the line on what is UX?

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 ...
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How does one edit the title of a question?

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 ...
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Is it ethical in UX StackExchange to use brand or company as reference example?

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 ...
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Usability 101 Type Questions

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 ...
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Usability 101 Type Questions

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 ...
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Are questions about UX naming-conventions and terminology on-topic?

Yes, there's even a tag for it: terminology. The only caveat I would put is questions should be more "What is the industry standard term for this thingy" not "Let's come up with a good name for this ...
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Is a pros vs cons question on topic?

I would leave it open because the answers likely would be instructive, educational and filled with professional wisdom. Questions that UX designers have in the beginnings of their careers should be ...
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Do we need to, and if so how can we avoid misleading titles?

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 ...
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Why were these questions marked as duplicates just because they're old?

It's marked as a duplicate because we don't want people submitting suggestions to old posts. But we don't want to remove it because it's useful to see what came before - we want to link people to the ...
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Is there a discrepancy between the overall quality of questions versus answers?

I tend to answer many more questions than I ask. It's not that I have no questions, but many questions have already been asked and answered. New users tend to not know the questions exist and don't ...
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How to tell whether a (visual) design question is on-topic?

Generally, if the visual design aspect of the question is the core of it then it's off topic for here. However if visual design is just an aspect of the question then it may be suitable. Think about ...
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