JonW
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When should I cross-post between here and Meta.SO?
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Good question. The audience on Meta StackOverflow is far larger than over here so if it's a global issue occurring for all sites then generally I'd post it to MSO and maybe link to it in our [chat] ...

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Provide a way to review question asked by the users
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Sometimes people do come back and amend their question to say what it is they went with, but that is not that common. However I don't see that as a problem. If a question has been given an answer and ...

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Тags for different types of user interfaces
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I think you're coming at this from the wrong direction really. We don't arbitrarily create tags for people to use, tags are only created when a question is asked that would fit a particular tag that ...

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Critical Analysis Questions
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You need to relate things to actual situations that you are in, not just idle curiosity or issues unrelated to your situation. Take things back to the root of the issue. If we just answer a question ...

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So, what exactly is a hypothetical question?
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We are a bit more flexible when it comes to hypothetical / subjective question in UX than in many of the other Stack Exchange sites, purely because of the nature of User Experience as a whole. Unless ...

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Where did the "Retag" button go?
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It's not you, it used to be there but it's been killed off. From the Meta Stackoverflow post: Kill the Retag option, use just Edit Retag is gone. It has ceased to be. The "please go back and ...

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Update FAQ to state that tool recommendation questions are out of scope
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The closure reasons are currently in the process of being updated, but the FAQ will also be considered for updation and amendment. To quote Stack Exchange developer Jaydles we agree. We are ...

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Why can I flag the same question twice?
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Questions can be flagged several times, yes. However as far as I'm aware this can only happen in the previous flag you raised as already been dealt with (either marked as helpful or declined). ...

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Are [user-research], [usability-study], [testng] and [usability-testing] distinct or should they be merged?
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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 ...

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Is flagging a comment considered to be offensive?
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There are no real drawbacks to flagging comments that are obsolete, in fact it should be encouraged as it will help keep the possible confusion related to obsolete comments on the site down to a ...

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Tags on prototyping tools?
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As Rahul says, more specific tags are better than fewer generic ones. We just have to ensure that the tagging practice for these questions is done logically. For prototyping, unless it's a specific ...

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UXSE success rates
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We do (very) occasionally get updates on questions, such as with this question where the poster came back to update question with what they have actually done. However it is a common problem with ...

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Dragging tags to favorite box doesn’t work
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It's not designed to, I'm afraid. See this post on Meta.StackOverflow and the associated response: There is no drag-and-drop functionality with the tags right now. What you did, and can do on most ...

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Convert FAQ-question to Community Wiki?
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If you've set a bounty for it then you've more-or-less tied yourself into having to accept an answer. Even if you don't then the bounty will be automatically assigned to the top answer (or the highest ...

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Revise and specify existing question or ask a new one?
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That would probably depend on the answers that have already been left. If you change the question so that the majority of existing answers are then irrelevant that would just be confusing for any new ...

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Is the ratio of upvotes to downvotes acceptable/healthy?
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I think it's a lot trickier to judge whether or not something deserves a downvote or not, particular when voting on answers. If a response is a subjective comment on an issue related to the question ...

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Process for dealing with bounties that don't have an answer associated with it
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Honestly, if the question didn't get an answer when originally posted and STILL doesn't get an answer when a bounty is placed on it then I don't think ever diminishing bounty amounts is going to help ...

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Please consider reopening 'Tools for user stories' question
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Honestly, just because the subject matter is relevant and useful to UX practitioners, that doesn't mean the question is a good fit for Stack Exchange. The whole format of Stack Exchange is for a ...

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Bad or no Reputation!
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You can ask and answer any question on the site. And if your contributions are useful people will vote them up, thereby earning you reputation. Regardless of this fact - why does it matter? What do ...

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Improve help pages to more clearly list the specific reasons a question could be marked as off-topic
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In theory, yes I would agree that the Off-Topic help page isn't as useful in a specific sense for new users. However, the On-Topic help page is the only one that we can edit - the Off-Topic page you ...

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2018 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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When to close as "Primarily opinion based" in lieu of an answer?
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That question doesn't seem close-worthy to me. It's a 'I have situation X, what is the solution' which fits the scope of the site. Now, with such questions there may not be a correct answer, but that ...

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How to remove the hold on a question which has been flagged as too broad?
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The act of editing an On Hold question automatically adds it into the review queue for 'reopen voting'. That is what happened to your question, and it was unanimously voted to remain closed. https://...

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Shall we make some questions regarding icons on-topic?
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There are two issues with icon suggestion questions. There is rarely a correct answer. Whilst things like "Save" have long existing conventions, the same isn't really true for the majority of items ...

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Whatever happened to adding a 'shopping request' close reason?
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Whilst I still believe it would be useful on this site, it's not really something that has enough necessitity for it to be enabled here. I've posted about it on the main Stack Exchange Meta site and ...

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Are questions about website content welcome here?
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The way you describe the question you have, yes, that is probably on-topic for here. Content is very much a User Experience issue so in general we're happy to help out there. However, there are some ...

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We need to split the Windows tag
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windows-os is fine. Perhaps windows-wimp or just wimp instead?

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Who should be on the twitter stackexchange UX list?
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@ctomlin is a prolific one that doesn't seem to be on the list.

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What's causing these weird characters to appear in this question?
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This is how Firebug displays it. The strange text can be removed (at via firebug) with no ill effects to the main question text.

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All tags on the main ux.se site have become unlinked from their questions.
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I have some recreation steps here: Select Questions/Featured Now return to the main screen via the UX logo Choose one of the Tags against any question This takes you to the 'Featured' questions page ...

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