JonW
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Why can comments be edited for ONLY 5 mins?
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The edit time-window is there for you to correct spelling mistakes or suchlike that you only really notice once you've hit 'Add'. If the edit period were indefinite this would open up the possibility ...

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Remove/edit internet slang acronyms from posts?
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Jon here. I hope you are well. It's a bit cloudy here, pity as it's supposed to be the summer solstice today, first day of summer and look what we get! Anyway, you had a question so I'll do my best ...

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Who is the core audience of UX Stack Exchange?
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This is the right place for your question, yes. The Meta site is for questions about the site itself. As for your actual question; As taken from the site tour: UX Stack Exchange is a question and ...

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Including 'Thanks' In Your Questions
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I'm going to directly quote user TheTXI's answer from Meta.StackOverflow here to the question "Should 'Hi', 'thanks,' taglines, and salutations be removed from posts?" because I can't answer ...

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2015 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection
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How would you handle this situation: A very popular, trivial question is posted (something like: "Why don't Segways have seats?"). It receives a lot of votes and answers and generates a large degree ...

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Is it OK to ask OP in a comment to accept an answer?
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Yes, that's OK. If they're a new user they may not know that accepting an answer is possible, so you are just advising them on how to use the site. This has been asked before on the main StackExchange ...

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Gratitude Comment Missing
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I have just checked the deleted comments against that post. There were two comments that have both been removed; one was someone saying thanks to you for posting the answer, the other comment was your ...

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Should tool-related questions be on-topic?
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I would be concerned with what would come through that door if we opened it. GraphicDesign.SE already have problems with too many Photoshop questions that they've had to go out of their way with ...

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Improved UX Logo
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To be honest I don't really see why this is an improvement. Nor do I see what is particularly wrong with the current one that necessitates improvement. You've not really been clear as to why you've ...

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Why is someone discrediting my answers?
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I answered some questions, but for some reason the answer police discredited my response and then removed it. Not just once, but a few times. None of your answers have been removed. Edited, yes, but ...

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Why is the "washing machine having windows" question opinion-based?
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Here's what happened with that question: Jan 15 - 4 answers (one of which came the closest to actually answering the question) Jan 16 - 8 new answers, then question is protected. Jan 17 - 2 new ...

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Why are we so uptight?
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Locking (or Closing, as I suspect you refer to) does give them the chance to reframe the question. That's really the purpose of closing posts - it stops bad answers coming in and making things even ...

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I don't get it. What is the difference between these two questions?
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The first question is really just about how to handle form layouts when there are multiple fields with many unrelated to each other. It's badly worded and really should have been reworded, but people ...

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Are "Why did ________ do ________?" questions answerable?
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I don't think they're suitable for here, no. Mostly for the reasons you suggest. As i mentioned in a recent meta comment I think the questions that are "Why X was done this way" are poor questions ...

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Who voted and viewed my profile
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Stack Exchange isn't a social network, it's a Q&A site. There is no value to knowing that user53168 visited your profile as you cannot contact them or do anything of value with that information. ...

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2015 Community Moderator Election Results
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Congrats chaps! Welcome on board.

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2015 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection
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A new user has left several answers to questions, and many of these have been edited by the community to generally tidy them up, improve the grammar and remove any "I hope this helps, yours, {Username}...

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Why do we need the review counter?
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Totally agree. A misleading indicator doesn't really provide a benefit in my opinion. In fact I commented such against the linked meta stackexchange post, and it was responded to: Notify users of ...

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catch-22-like mods procedure left me with crippled question
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The mods (i.e. me) only put your first question on-hold as it was too broad. There was no mod intervention with the different question you asked - no mod has acted on that one. OK, it got a close vote ...

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When will the 2014 Moderator Election take place for UX.SE?
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We've not had one since 2012, you're correct. That was pretty soon after we came out of beta status. However, elections on sites don't have set dates / times as to when they happen, they are brought ...

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What if I disagree with the closing of another person's question?
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That question could just as equally been closed as being Not A Real Question, as the OP wasn't really asking anything in particular, and even though that was pointed out to the OP in a (up voted) ...

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Are questions asking for research on topic?
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Yes and no. Straight questions such as your A vs B example could verge on shopping requests or at worst LMGTFY ones; neither of which are particularly constructive for this site. However, if you ...

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How can I read a comment on a deleted post?
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Well not directly. You could get yourself up to 10,000 reputation which will allow you to view deleted posts (among other things). However, if that comment itself was deleted then no, you wouldn't ...

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Fewer people Voting (or Accepting)
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I've gone and had a look back over the analytics for the past few years to see if there are any patterns, and while we can't share the specifics here what I can say is that there hasn't really been a ...

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How can I ask better questions on UX StackExchange?
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Introduction There are a few key things to remember when asking question on User Experience StackExchange: First and foremost is that we really DO want to help you solve your problem. Second is ...

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Is there interest in sharing book reviews here?
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That's not really what this site is for. Stack Exchange sites are Question and Answer sites - a question is posed that is based on an actual problem that that person has, and any responses to that ...

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Moderator time commitment?
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Well its a typical UX answer really. It Depends. Now we're not exactly Stack Overflow, so moderating this site is not going to take your life away from you. But equally we need to be sure that if ...

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Metadata for UX StackExchange
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I don't really understand how knowing things such as "the average number of questions and answers that users ask" would help with answering questions, as you seem to suggest, however there is a lot of ...

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How can I Streamline Images and Screenshots I Embed into my Post?
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If you don't have the wherewithal to optimise an image prior to upload, here are a few tips on doing so directly on UX Stack Exchange: After embedding an image to your post, you should see an imgur ...

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So, what exactly is off-topic for UX.StackExchange?
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Icon Requests and Suggestions I'm having trouble coming up with a good icon for feature X. Should I ask here for ideas? No. While the subject of icons is on topic, there's very little value in ...

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