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One possible change could be to change focus to input-focus. This seems to make some sense, since it had originally been keyboard-focus in the first place. Input-focus provides greater scope than keyboard-focus, but limits the application of the tag closer to what it was intended.


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Yes, let's merge them all into maps. Done, the tags are all synonyms of maps now.


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Yeah I can merge & synonymize the two unless there are objections (which I very much doubt). Generally we prefer the plural form for the tag, so both would be rolled up into buttons. Any objections? I went and made them synonyms.


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There's software ergonomics too; in fact using the broadest definition of ergonomics, most everything asked on the site could be considered ergonomics. There's definitely non-physical ergonomics questions: What are the must have elements of a web(site) ergonomics analysis? ergonomics might need to be defined more explicitly for our purposes or removed ...


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I'll disagree that "classical" copywriting has no place on the UX SE. IMHO, copy is just as much a part of the UX as anything else. Microcopy (as defined by JohnGB) and classical copy (the content of the product, the messaging, the prose) are what truly give the user something to experience. Without content, it's just design. I'm not downplaying the ...


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As far as I can tell, the term microcopy was coined by Joshua Porter (Bokardo). Ironically, the smallest bits of copy, microcopy, can have the biggest impact. Microcopy is small yet powerful copy. It’s fast, light, and deadly. It’s a short sentence, a phrase, a few words. A single word. It’s the small copy that has the biggest impact. Don’t ...


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I see no reason to keep them separate. I went and made them synonyms with users as the master tag (noun tags are generally made plural).


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OK, firstly, yes, this is a suitable place to propose tab synonyms. You could also propose them directly from the https://ux.stackexchange.com/admin/create-tag-synonym page, but posting in Meta is useful as it's possible more people will see it (we don't get many synonyms on UX.SE so people don't tend to go and review the existing suggestions) There's more ...


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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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A Desktop is a specific type of interface in addition to a type of computer. [desktop-application] fits applications designed for a desktop computer, but not questions about desktop style interfaces. We even have at least one question about these sort of interfaces. The most common one is probably the Windows Desktop: Note that desktop interfaces aren'...


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True! Good call! It's now merged! Thank you


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No apparent objections, went and added the synonym.


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The merge have been performed, and the 3 questions now have the correct spelled tag. https://ux.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/accesibility Thanks for letting us know!


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I think they're distinct enough tags not to require a merging / synonyming (if that's a word) For example, some questions tagged color that wouldn't make sense to be color-scheme are: How to interpret wcag2.0 guidelines on contrast for buttons and icons Correction in color model Intuitive colour pickers for non-expert users? Really, I think color-scheme ...


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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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From what I see of the definitions pointed to here, I would propose to turn the synonyms around. @Vitaly Mijiritsky commented that the classical definition of "copywriting" is mainly off-topic here. @Patrick McElhaney said in his answer: .. it seems all of our copywriting questions are about microcopy. So maybe it should be that copywriting should be ...


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On the synonyms page, click on a tag in the left-hand (Master) column for a row labeled as pending. That will take you to the synonyms page for that particular synonym. Near the bottom of the page, there will be a section saying Suggested synonyms with arrows next to it that can be used to vote. This interaction's rather unintuitive....it really ought ...


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It means rep for the main tag. You click on the link in the wiki for the main tag and type in the name of the sub-tag. This suggests a link backwards from the sub-tag to the main tag so that future entries for the sub-tag go to the main tag instead.


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Generally? No. It may increase the ability to find information, but it will also lead to an increase of non-relevant information. The internet is designed for interlinking, not overlapping - and I think that applies to your question. In your example, you propose that behavioural psychology and cognitive psychology could be synonomized (is that a word?) ...


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I just replaced the web-browser tag from that question, we can synonymize it if it becomes commonly used but it seems unnecessary for now.


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Skimming through the first 50 web questions, most (all?) of them appear to be about web design. (One is about interpreting web research to inform the web design. Keeping web research separate is the only reason I can think of to separate website-design from other web tags.) There's a fairly high degree of overlap. Of 135 total web questions, 29 are also ...


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I think that usability-study and usability-testing need to be merged. User research is a much broader term and can include etnographic studies, observations, interviews, surveys and all manner of research techniques which aren't usability studies. Testing is just too generic and these questions should be retagged to something more specific.


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Testing is (or rather should be) separate to usability-testing. The wiki text for it is wrong IMO, but testing itself would encompass more than just usability: It is system testing, user-acceptance testing, unit testing, automated testing... although not all specifically associated to UX it is still a recognised term. It is probably being used against the ...


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I wouldn't agree on click <- tap only because questions about tagged tap are going to be for touch devices and there is enough difference there to warrant it's own tag in my opinion. Same with information-architecture <- architecture. In this case I would just retag questions that are IA (which I have done). Whether we need an architecture tag at ...


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I recently asked a question regarding what I consider "modal dialogs". Is there any definitive research on modal/overlay forms? Specifically, dismissing behaviors I didn't get a good answer because it seems people have different notions of what a modal dialog box is. You can see from my language, I labored on what to call it. When I think of modal ...


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While I found Joshua's blog post to be a good informative read, I'm seeing nothing that suggests we need two tags - copywriting and microcopy. Issues: no matter how compelling a single blogger's post may be, we should not react immediately as though it is gospel. This is, I believe, what has happened with the creation of the microcopy tag there is nothing ...


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