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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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Yes, it should be removed because it doesn't add anything. On-topic questions here are about UX anyway, so ux-design is unneeded.


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At the time of the above "reasoning", Flat design trends were barely even a thing, and mobile interface design consideration was nowhere near as influential or dominant as it is now. Icons weren't anywhere near as relevant or significant in interface design, either. Given the HIG of Apple and the predominance of two significant companies and their massive ...


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Original Poster. It refers to the person that wrote the post that started the thread.


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"User interface" is too vague to be of use. Tags exist to categorize content so that it's easier to find answers to questions you need help with or so you can subscribe to them if you're an expert. No one is an expert at "user interfaces". No one is going to look at answers to questions about "user interfaces" and find a common thread that will help them. ...


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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 ...


7

Given that this whole site is about user experience, the user-experience tag is redundant. It's a needless wart. Let's prevent its use.


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This tag has been removed and made intrinsic (same as a blacklist, but won't block inbound migrations) - it's now in the same class as user-interface, which should give you a clue as to why it wasn't already blacklisted. 10 questions had no other tags - please retag them appropriately.


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Seems that https://ux.stackexchange.com/content/balsamiq/mockups-web.swf is 404. Friends at StackExchange, let us know if you need any assitance fixing this. Maybe it's time to update the integration? We've come a long way since the version you have today. Email me at peldi@balsamiq.com if you'd like to chat!


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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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We have a very technical term for this - it is called "a bug". It isn't just you. It should be fixed in a couple of minutes (we're deploying currently).


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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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The only reason to keep it that I can see is to differentiate these questions from ones dealing with ux research... But we don't really get a whole lot of those. I say nuke it.


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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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This has been fixed on dev server. The change will be on live after our next production build(within 24hours).


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Agreed. The color of the text is #AAAAAA. On a white background it doesn't pass WCAG AA compliance. Contrast ratio is far too low. See this screenshot taken from snook.ca It'll be much better at #545454 or even darker: I've looked over a bunch of other StackExchange sites and none of the ones I checked have such a feint colour for the search field text.


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Wish granted! Merge Results updating post history, 167 rows affected updating posts, 120 rows affected updating PostTags associations, 120 rows affected removing/renaming old tag, 0 rows affected updating count for master tag, 1 rows affected tag remapping of [lists] and [list] complete! remapping 0 synonyms 3 favorite and ignored tags ...


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Now this is offically implemented: Add social media sharing icons to the “link” popup. Click the Share link below and post to share it; question or answer!


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The tag should apply to all questions posted on UX.SE. So yes I would agree on blacklisting it.


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They were removed last week. They apparently saw "abysmal" usage rates and Kevin Montrose had been itching to remove them. I specifically mentioned that sites like UX likely use the sharing buttons a lot more than Stack Overflow (I was afraid SO likely heavily biases their opinion on the matter) but he said their usage was mostly the same across the network, ...


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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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This should now be resolved and the fix is live across all sites. Sorry for the inconvenience; I broke it when modifying how the Markdown editor worked for Stack Snippets.


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As a general rule, I hate shutting down questions that have even a tangential UX connection. However, in this one case, I would almost always refer people to something like https://icons8.com/request-icon/free/hot That site is totally focused on icons. If you get votes, they make them pretty quickly. It's not a huge community, but it is really targeted to ...


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Fixed. Thanks for the suggestion!


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I have put in a fix for this. I have no idea why I picked the colors I did... it will be in the next production build. (you may need to refresh browser to see the change).


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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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There's now a userscript to impliment my suggestion: Add Share buttons to the “link” box. Chrome/Firefox users can put this to use until SE changes something with sharing (if they do).


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I have put in a fix for this, it will be on live server after the next production build.


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ux-design has been burned and blacklisted. There's some cleanup work to do: untagged.


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