JonW
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Why do we punish users for returning to answer their own questions?
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You're not punished for answering your own question - in fact there is even a badge for doing so. However you don't earn the +2 votes for accepting your own answer. What happened to you is that ...

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Why Is 20 rep required to chat?
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No, it's not because you need to be well known. Far less dramatic than that. It's to stop automated bots from turning up in the Chat rooms and spamming links everywhere. It's pretty easy to get to 20 ...

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why did Doc Brown's delightful April Fools' post disappear?
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I think the good Doctor (oh wait, that's Dr Who...) I mean 'Doc' only popped by for a brief period while the space-time continuum alignments were in... alignment. Co-incidentally this happened on ...

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2018 Community Moderator Election Results
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Welcome to the team! About time we had some fresh blood around the place.

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Why was the post about CLI vs GUI locked instead of protected?
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Initially it was protected. Mostly because of off-topic answers being left. But protecting doesn't, and didn't prevent it getting comments. The only way to prevent comments is to lock the post down ...

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Should there be a description of what UX *is* on the help homepage?
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The tour page currently states: UX Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for User Experience Designers, Information Architects, and Human Computer Interaction researchers. It's built and run ...

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American vs British English and spelling edits
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There is no official version of English, aside from StackExchange being an English Language site. It is possible that when questions / answers written in one country are edited by someone in another ...

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Can I ask for feedback on specific interface layouts?
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Requests for feedback / reviews specifically are not really suitable for this site. The reason for this is that UX.StackExchange (and all StackExchange sites) exist to provide benefit to all users, ...

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Changing the icon for Balsamiq on the toolbar?
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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 ...

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What's the story behind the star theme?
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Well you're in luck. A blog post about the design of UX Stack Exchange was published by the designer Dmitry Fadeyev when it went live. Here's what he had to say about the star: One of the more ...

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Mod edited my comment and made it ruder
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Reading the audit trail of actions on that post it appears that there were lots of flags raised on many comments in that post. Several comments have been deleted (and I've now deleted several more) to ...

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Why not have 100 moderators?
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Well, we do really. Community members get more privileges the more reputation they earn, and at 10,000 reputation it opens up access to the Moderator Tools. this gives you access to viewing deleted ...

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Why is UX Stack Exchange so unfriendly to dyslexic users?
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The issue with trying to be dyslexic-friendly is that it's quite a subjective condition - meaning that improvements are different for each person who suffers with the condition rather than there being ...

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So, what exactly is off-topic for UX.StackExchange?
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Why does {application / product X} do this? Mostly, the answer to such questions is going to be: 'You'll have to ask the company / developer, they're the only ones who will know the answer". ...

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Unable to fix typos
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Editing, among many other areas of Stack Exchange site is a priviledge that can be earned by gaining reputation. As far as editing goes, before you earn 2000 reputation all edits you make will be ...

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Topic of the Week Contest (UPDATED Feb. 4th)
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Can I suggest a topic of accessibility as one of / the next tags?

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Does the Ad read "For FUX Sake"?
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This is one of the Community Promotion Ads, submitted by the UX.SE site members and voted on via this site (meta.ux.stackexchange). From the original post: Community Promotion Ads - 2012 Community ...

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Is this a poor quality answer?
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The answerer was trying to be helpful and suggest an alternative to your proposal, rather than commenting on the actual request. So in a sense it is poor quality, but it isn't the sort of answer that ...

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On what forum do I ask UX tool-based questions, if not here on UX.se?
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The problem with these questions, which are really just polls, is outlined perfectly on the StackOverflow blog in this famous article: Real Questions have Answers In summary though, the take away from ...

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Usability 101 Type 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 -...

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Is it possible to see basic usage data for this site?
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Analytics data from sources such as Google Analytics (or other 3rd party ones) are not provided to the general public, as far as I am aware anyway. However there are various sources of public ...

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Why does everyone answer the question as a comment?
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If a question can be answered with just a single line then that probably means one of two things: The question is very simple and doesn't show any research effort to find the solution, or there is no ...

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

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Icon Requests -> migrate to Graphic Design?
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I recently popped into the Graphic Design chatroom to discuss how they'd feel about this idea. They were mostly ok with it, although have some reservations (too subjective, not really helpful to ...

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Can we broaden the area between "too narrow" and "too subjective"?
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This is a common complaint with the whole Stack Exchange platform. These are sites populated with experts in the particular field, so it is an assumption that anything to do with that field that these ...

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Who made the webdesign of User Experience?
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As I'm sure you're aware, UX.StackExchange is just one of may sites in the StackExchange network. Most of the features here are present on all sites around the network (tags, voting arrows etc). This ...

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Podcast dedicated to UX
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There was an attempt recently to try to get a UX.SE blog off the ground, but that hasn't yet taken off. I think if it's hard enough to get a blog going then a podcast is likely to be even trickier. ...

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Should "Why does x company do...."or "Is there a reason why x does y" questions be removed?
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The questions that remain open are ones that are both useful to other people (i.e. situations that could present themselves in future projects) and can be answered using expert UX knowledge and don't ...

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Why can't I just upload a profile picture?
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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 ...

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Stepping down as Moderator
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Sorry to see you step down. Hope you stick around, you've got a wealth of great knowledge and experience to share. All the best.

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