JonW
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2018 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection
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Participation in this communities Meta site is rather low. Do you feel this is a problem, and if so - how would you go about increasing participation and use of this aspect of the site? The same ...

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What's the process for closing a bad-faith question?
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You can flag any question and use the reason of "needs moderator attention". That opens up a text field where you can explain what you think the issue is. Flagging is anonymous so nobody (except the ...

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What to do when there is no answers on Bounty question
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Not receiving any / suitable answers to a bountied question may not necessarily indicate a problem with the bounty system. To be honest it probably indicates that there is an issue with the question ...

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Collection of examples of bad UX design?
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No. For the reasons you've already stated. Stack Exchange is a Question and Answer site. Not a discussion forum with threads. You pose a question and people who know how to solve it will give you ...

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Where did the rep disappear?
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Reputation is limited to 200 points per day (except for things like awarded bounties and other exceptions), so once you get 40 votes in one day (20 for an answer) you hit your rep limit. More votes ...

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Is a pros vs cons question on topic?
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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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Should badge classes be described by shape as well as colour?
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Yes, although a minor point I would probably agree. It's less of an issue for people with all three classes of badge because the order of the badges is always consistent (the same way that traffic ...

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Why does my reputation keep going down?
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Go to your reputation view in your profile: https://ux.stackexchange.com/users/58102/bdd?tab=reputation And tick the 'Show removed posts' checkbox at the bottom. In regards this particular case ...

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During a moderator election, do primary phase votes continue over to election phase or do they reset?
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No, the primary votes are only used to whittle down the (potentially huge) list of candidates down to a more manageable level. Once the top 10 go through the voting starts again (but picking the 3 ...

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Incentivise Profile Completion with Reputation Points?
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There already is an incentive and reward for completion of the profile section : the Autobiographer badge. Points should really be reserved for rewarding people helping other visitors out - asking ...

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Is this site limited only to Web applications?
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Web applications is predominantly the focus, but that is only because the majority of the site users work with such applications on a daily basis. There are more web developers than board-game ...

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Does the fact that there are more webdesign compared to usability tags suggest that we need to support Area 51 Web Design?
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I'm not really clear what the web design proposal is for. Most of the sample questions are about "What is the best tool to do X". However, trawling through all the example ones it looks to be a site ...

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How stuffy should we be here?
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I rolled back the edit. I saw no problem with it in this case and, as I mentioned in the comment, the question itself showed no research effort at all so instead of just leaving a "Let me Google That ...

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Make font of user-typed text in the search boxes on the main and meta sites black
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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 #...

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Apple developer (HIG) links not allowed?
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It's not on the list of blacklisted links (and to be honest I would have been very surprised if it was). I've also just tested posting some links to the HIG myself on the main site (I've now deleted ...

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User leaderboard filter bug
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No, not actually a bug this, its working as intended. Jan-Feb-Mar is quarter one. We're now in April so Quarter two will be Apr-May-Jun Basically, you won't see any difference between Quarter and ...

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Approve edits to answer by questioner?
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In that instance the actual answer text was changed to mean something else because of that edit (although the main text is still there the additional edit changes the meaning of the answer). Because ...

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101 points but not allowed to answer?
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That question has been set to Protected, the details around this are: This question is protected to prevent "thanks!", "me too!", or spam answers by new users. To answer it, you must have earned at ...

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What's going on with icon questions?
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The floppy disk question is on topic because a 'correct' answer potentially exists - is this metaphor out of date? (the correct answer being either 'Yes, because of X' or 'No, because of Y'). The ...

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Can we reopen this question? What needs to change?
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That question isn't suitable for re-opening because it goes against specific StackExchange guidelines (not just ux.stackexchange but all stackexchange sites). As per the FAQ, which is global for all ...

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How can I view top scored questions ever asked?
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You need to access the 'Questions' menu on the left-hand side (or just go to https://ux.stackexchange.com/questions). Then you can get some extra filter options from there. Such as to this page: ...

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Annoying 'Body must be at least 30 characters; you entered 24.' for image answers
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I fundamentally disagree with this, I'm afraid. A picture is not an answer, it's just a picture. Other than the accessibility issues an image doesn't give any reasoning as to why it solves it. An ...

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Is this a place to post a link to my desktop site and ask for feedback on the UX?
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No, this isn't the place for site reviews. Stack Exchange sites are repositories for questions people have about a particular UX problem, and the solutions to those problems, so that when other people ...

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Is it a right place to ask accessibility questions?
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As with many UX questions - it depends. Yes, we certainly have several accessibility questions. It's very much a big part of User Experience design. However, it depends what sort of question you're ...

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What is the benefit of the 2 day bounty delay?
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This has come up a few times network-wide. For instance: "Question eligible for bounty in 2 days". Why? I would say that a delay is still beneficial, mostly because I really don't want ...

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Is it ethical to offer design help for pro bono projects
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What you choose to work on external to this site is up to you. If you want to do work for free then you're welcome so do so. However, Stack Exchange is not a social network so there are no means ...

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Dealing with questions from deleted users with no selected answer
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Your assumption as to the reason for the bump isn't quite correct. It's not bumping questions that have no selected answer, it's a bump of questions that don't have any upvoted answers. That was the ...

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Reputation boosting
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This has already been covered in a more general sense by this question: Should "Why does x company do...."or "Is there a reason why x does y" questions be removed? But as for ...

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Why are questions with answers showing up in the Unanswered Questions tab?
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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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"Stealing" a question improvement
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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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