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Where do we draw the line on what is UX?

This has been bugging me for a while, but I'm not sure where the line should be drawn. A question recently got me thinking about this. While I'm not suggesting that this is a good question, I do ...
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2015 Community Moderator Election Results

User Experience—Stack Exchange's 2nd moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the 2 new moderators are: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank ...
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Since we can't migrate off-topic questions older than 60 days, what should we do with them?

The reason I have come to asking this question is due to the plethora of questions that are of the effect of "this word" vs "that word". Are these types of questions always on-topic for UX.SE ? Are ...
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Why not have 100 moderators?

Anyone who has put in the effort to reach 10,000 reputation in the community should be a moderator as long as the following is true: They want to and are willing to invest the time They are positive ...
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How different would the results be if moderator elections simply asked who wants to be a mod and picked top reputation?

Tone is really hard to convey when posting text online so please know that I'm not trying to whine or complain or anything. How many members of this community (or any stack exchange for that ...
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How to improve a “too-broad” question where a user isn't sure which design pattern to choose? [closed]

If someone is considering a couple of different approaches to a design (such as tabs, a dock panel, or windows) but hasn't narrowed down the problem enough to be answerable in a brief Q&A format, ...
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Why doesn't UX.SE have much drawing on the header?

I notice that the header of this site (you can see it for yourself) only has plain blue. Why doesn't it contain some drawing? Some other headers of other Stack Exchange sites: Disclaimer: I have ...
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What are the characteristics of unanswered questions?

There are actually quite a lot of unanswered questions on UX StackExchange, and I was wondering whether trying to get a feel of why the questions are not answered can provide a way to improve the site ...
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During a moderator election, do primary phase votes continue over to election phase or do they reset?

I was curious if the votes stay with candidates from the primary phase or if they get reset during the election phase, the final phase, and everyone starts fresh?
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2015 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
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Is it OK to ask input on implementation of a question?

This question touches on this one, but I'd like to ask a follow-up question. A question I asked earlier got some helpful answers, and (parts of) it where actually used. I have some specific usabily ...
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Moderator time commitment?

I'm considering nominating myself to be a moderator, but I want to understand the commitment better before I apply. Jon, Ben, and Rahul, what is the time commitment required to moderate this site? ...
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2015 Community Moderator Election

The 2015 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three ...
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2015 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

In connection with the moderator elections, we will be holding a Q&A with the candidates. This will be an opportunity for members of the community to pose questions to the candidates on the topic ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2015

The dawn of a new year, 2015, now approaches, or has already approached, either way it means that it is now time to reset our Community Promotion Ads! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community ...
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Is there a difference between [user] and [users]?

The user and users are seems to be the same thing. Even their tag info is kinda identical. Shouldn't they merged and one be a synonym for the other?
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Is this site limited only to Web applications?

We can see User Experience in our daily routine of life in many products. but I am seeing the questions here are only related to Web applications. Is this site limited only to Web applications?
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What are some ways that I can further improve / re-word my question to avoid the question being mistaken as a sexist topic?

In this question, I fully intended to approach a user experience issue from a professional perspective, observing the topic of a user's preference as to which gender he/she receives support/services ...
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Are questions about UI friendliness on topic

I currently am making a UI menu for people, but am a total leek in user friendliness. Would a question about increasing the user friendliness of a UI be on topic ? I already found Is question about ...
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Is the Design tag needed?

So there's a design tag and I'm struggling to imagine a situation where it'd actually be useful; there's much more specific and relevant tags like flat-design and responsive-design that have value, ...
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Oh what a tangled Web tag we weave

While cleaning up untagged posts, I noticed we probably have some significant redundancy in our web related tags: mobile web and web app are definitely fine, websites is a synonym of website ...
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Is it no better and easy to way to make a question? [closed]

Today I was trying to make a question but it was really an nightmare to make. At the end I did something that nobody can understand. It is really bad this method that you use here.
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Is the tag “ux-design” needed?

The tag ux-design doesn't sound like one we need, because this site is all about UX itself. Should it be removed?
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Is question about user interface optimization on topic?

I have made dialog box that hosts a lot of various controls ( around 50 ) using C++ and raw WinAPI. Although my application works, I still wish to somehow reduce the number of controls I use in a ...
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Why did Jon close the question on toggling radio buttons? [closed]

Jon said it was because the answers were "low quality". I agree with his estimate, but think that's exactly the time you leave a thread open -- to eventually pull in some high-quality answers. ...
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Possible to modify OP's Balsamiq Mockup directly within a response?

If a question has a Balsamiq Mockup within it, rather than having to download the bmml source then edit then re-upload, wouldn't it be better to be able to modify the original poster's Balsamiq Mockup ...
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Bridging the qualitative and quantitative aspects of UX design

It occurred to me that there are not many tags devoted to the description of more qualitative aspects of UX, such as clarity, accuracy, precision, simplicity, etc. I was wondering whether it is a good ...
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Is it ok to ask for examples of UX for certain type of website if we ask for the features that make it a good design?

Is it ok to ask for examples of good ux sites that have a certain purpose if you're asking for why are they outstanding? Such as "What are good examples of search engines and what features make their ...
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Should bounties prevent closure?

This is just a random observation but I've seen a few questions now that look like they should get closed but then the user places a bounty on the question, preventing closure. The questions I've ...
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Where to apply for making a complaint about Stack Exchange?

I asked a question couple days ago on UX. Experinced members of here put my question "on hold" status because my question was "too broad". It was okay. I acknowledged it. ![info box][1] So I ...
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Tag synonym request : [naming] <— [names]

Both tags naming and names are being used for questions related to terminology or naming conventions. They should be made synonymous. I prefer naming to be the primary. Alternatively, we could map ...
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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?

Looking at the Area 51 Web Design proposal and the questions with tags for web design on this website and StackOverflow, does it make sense for people here to also commit to the Web Design proposal ...
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Why do we need the review counter?

Is any one else seeing this as a usability problem? According to the accepted answer here, the review counter at the top bar does not show a personal counter, but some kind of a cached total ...
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Do we need to add an additional close reason for Shopping Request questions?

This is sort of a follow up to this question from a while ago: New custom close reason for shopping questions However, that question took a bit of a turn into whether or not we replace any of our ...
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Improved UX Logo

After listening to the stack exchange podcast 59, it was insinuated that Joel Spolsky does not like the ux stack exchange logo. When I had a look at it, I realised that there are some problems with ...
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Are usability study resource requests on topic?

Are requests for credible usability studies / results on topic here?
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More UX design questions relating to different languages/cultures

How can we encourage more discussion about inclusive design, especially taking into account of catering for different languages and cultures? I saw some UI design questions that show screen shots of ...
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Can comments be used to share an emotion?

Some comments engage you in a kind of dialogue. Some dialogues trigger emotions (make you laugh for instance). Can comments be used to share these emotions ?
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Users will adapt to your UI

I stumbled upon this site when browsing Stack Overflow and got interested. I started reading the top questions and at first was really excited, but halfway trough page three all I could think was ...
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Is it OK to ask OP in a comment to accept an answer?

I was looking over my answers and came across this unanswered question where a user described my answer as "unique and helpful". I was wondering why the user didn't accept my answer then. It's either ...
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Why does everyone answer the question as a comment?

If the answer is very short, should we be commenting instead of answering? If not, why do people do this?
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How stuffy should we be here?

I had fun with an answer and said fun was edited out: http://ux.stackexchange.com/posts/60379/revisions Which, I'm fine with if that's the general rule-of-thumb here. But I would like to lobby a ...
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What's the deal with “what's the deal with X” questions?

I'm never quite sure how to classify these questions, but we have a problematic class of questions that very often hits the "hot questions" list. Questions such as Why don’t we remove door handles ...
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Editing of typewriter quotes (changed into curly quotes)

I saw someone earlier edit a question and the main thing they did was change all typewriter quotes into curly quotes. " into “ ”, if you will. There were some other edits, which is why I accepted it, ...
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Can we merge the tag 'iconograpy' with 'icons'?

The tag iconograpy is a typo and I noted that the tag iconography redirects to icons. Can we either delete the misspelled tag (only tagged to one post) or point it to icons? edited to add: I ...
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Why is this question closed as opinion based?

Why doesn't the Mac OSX finder have a Cut option? This question is closed because it is supposedly opinion based. That doesn't seem to be true. There might actually be a reason why a cut menu ...
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Call for [virtual-reality] on UX.SE

I will be opening a couple of virtual reality related questions of which I will be answering a lot this weekend myself probably, but I do first want to give space to the community to answer them and ...
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Why is someone discrediting my answers?

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. Can I get an explanation for what was wrong with my ...
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Should questions that are asked more than a certain period of time be reopened again automatically for re-evaluation?

I have seen many questions where the answer is relevant to the time that the question is asked, so if a significant amount of time passes then the answer may no longer be relevant. However, rather ...
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How to reformulate this UX question?

I keep reading in several ux.stackexchange.com answers and comments like: "This question does not belong here, it belongs to"... Lets take this example: Logo size for new website? So, I ...