Jeff Atwood
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Stop closing subjective questions that are ON TOPIC
19 votes

Well, I think there are some pretty big differences between the questions you cited: Is Google Instant good or bad UX? [open] vs. https://ux.stackexchange.com/questions/8860/ux-review-google-plus [...

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UI merging with GraphicDesign?
11 votes

I can't see this remotely being a good idea -- for one thing there are very distinct professions for UX experts and graphic designers.

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UXExchange is being shut down. Merge here?
9 votes

We've had .. spotty .. results integrating old Stack Exchange 1.0 sites. This is due to any number of reasons: totally different model, no chat, no metas, etc. I always encourage smart members of ...

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Undo vote expectancy
8 votes

Whichever vote undo method we pick, someone will claim it is "not discoverable" and complain about it. It's been this way for 3 years -- out of millions of users and millions of votes, there have ...

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Should we go looking for good UI questions on Stack Overflow?
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8 votes

I am becoming more and more open to migrating questions out of SO into other sites, even beta sites, as long as they are a strong match to the site topic. Please note, that part is not negotiable! ...

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Should we run our own UX studies?
7 votes

A UX study is possibly something Stack Exchange, Inc could underwrite. We do have some nascent community grant programs underway, so feel free to hammer this into a detailed proposal!

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From Down Vote to Up Vote Gives +2
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5 votes

When if you change your mind (the asker updates their question) and you change it over to an up vote, it will automatically jump up to 1 (giving them +2 instead of 1). No, it does not give them +2, ...

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Coming out of beta
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5 votes

OK, I will get the Area 51 team to change that to This site will remain in beta indefinitely so it can grow; we will continue to evaluate its site statistics and overall health. There are three ...

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Meta isn't seeing much activity. What are our options?
4 votes

First of all, it's OK for the site to grow naturally. We'd rather have a small(ish) number of high quality questions and answers than a bunch of lesser quality ones. That said, as always, the best way ...

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How can we change our authentication for SE?
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4 votes

On your user page: https://ux.stackexchange.com/users/4595/johngb click "my logins" click "add new login..." click the button of whatever login provider you like (or enter one manually)

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Do survey questions belong on UX?
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4 votes

Do we want to exclude all survey-type questions in favor of questions with a single correct answer? Generally this, though some forms can be acceptable under specific conditions. per the faq To ...

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Shouldn't moderators be following SE rules when responding to flags and closing questions?
3 votes

Off topic questions: https://ux.stackexchange.com/questions/2918/whats-a-good-free-editor-for-animated-gifs I'd support migrating this to Super User. I agree it seems oddly placed here. https://...

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Correcting grammatical mistakes in posts
3 votes

Our position on this is here: http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2009/04/in-defense-of-editing/ TL;DR version -- edit all you want, just make sure your edits are substantive. If the OP resists, move on ...

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All tags on the main ux.se site have become unlinked from their questions.
3 votes

I suspect you are on the wrong tab. Our tabs are sticky. Can you look again?

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Alternatives to the "best-practices" tag
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3 votes

Considering that is exactly the tag we killed on Stack Overflow in the Great Meta-Tag Purge.. http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2010/08/the-death-of-meta-tags/ I can't see it being any different here.

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Closing of subjective questions?
3 votes

I was not expecting to see a "subjective" close reason on a subjective site You basically asked "should programmers use Emacs?" here, and you're wondering why it was closed? Pretty self explanatory ...

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Need to give users more feedback when presented with the '...appears subjective...' warning.
3 votes

I agree; I turned off the subjective warning indicator for UI.

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How do I get the Tweet/social buttons to appear on an answer I posted?
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2 votes

This only appears: a random percent of the time, decreasing chance with greater reputation on your posts if they are greater than 400 characters in length for 1 hour after posting Please ditch all ...

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Call to arms - action needed to clean up the [untagged] questions
2 votes

This is now complete. (we like to have answers on these so they don't show up as no answers..)

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When to flag and when to vote to close?
2 votes

Flag when: you feel the situation is urgent you feel extremely strongly that something is wrong In all other cases, use the other tools you have: voting, commenting, editing, etc.

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Update "sketchy" part of the FAQ
2 votes

That's tricky, because UX is technically not out of beta. Actually not "technically", but UX is not out of beta, period. So it'll have to stay that way because UX is an exception to our process.

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What are the peak hours here?
2 votes

Covered here: What is the best time to ask questions? This is a different site topic, of course, but I'd expect people's time to be similarly distributed here, statistically speaking.

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Is the Yearling badge one day late
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2 votes

It's not based on first post, it's based on the time of account creation. Mouse over the date in the "member for" field to see the UTC time your account was created.

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Reasoning behind closed questions
2 votes

I don't disagree with closing these questions, but if these questions are closed because they aren't valid questions for the site, then why are other questions kept open solely for the reasons ...

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Zero visitors a day? Broken statistics
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2 votes

This is probably related to the rename from http://ui.stackexchange.com to http://ux.stackexchange.com and I expect the stat will start functioning again in a few more days. But I'll check to be sure....

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How should user interface elements be displayed in a UI question?
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2 votes

I wonder then, if either is correct, or if an image should be used instead to ensure proper display? By all means, use images, or use unicode UI glyphs if it helps communicate your point in a ...

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A small bug in the super-mega-expando search box
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1 votes

Can't repro this in Chrome (current version) Once you've searched you don't need to use the top search bar. Instead, use the BIG ASS SEARCH BOX(tm):

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Bounty (half bounty) awarding is not working?
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1 votes

We extended the bounty auto-award for 24 hours based on an epic amount of user whining valued community feedback. A grace period of one day to award the bounty after expiration (without remaining ...

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Inbox is not working
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1 votes

We made some emergency changes to the network on Sunday; this should resolve itself soon.

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Propose tag wiki is not working.
1 votes

We don't support localized meta tag wiki changes at this time; we centralize those at the network hub at http://meta.stackoverflow.com and push them out to the rest of the network periodically.

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