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Can we change the criteria for getting tag badges?

Right now, we have the following badges for tags: Gold Badges – Two, and only JohnGB has been awarded them Silver Badges – Four, JohnGB has been awarded all of them and DA01 has been awarded one ...
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Why does this site (non-meta part) use light blue link text on a white background?

Isn't the light blue text on white background of this site (non-meta part) difficult to read? Not enough light/dark contrast, IMO.
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Shall we make some questions regarding icons on-topic?

According to our moderator JohnGB: The problem is that it was decided years ago to disallow questions about icon suggestions. Outside of the site policy, I would like to allow questions about ...
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How to make a question regarding an icon on topic

I have a question that was marked as off topic: Has anyone come up with a Match Case icon? How it was written, I certainly understand why it was marked that way. I wrote an update to hopefully ...
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Does “you will have to test” count as an answer

For many questions on UX.SE I see the answer given "The only way you will know the answer to this is to test..". Sure, I do believe this is the case for some questions, the question may be too unique ...
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Took time to put in a thorough question, stated my issue clearly, and still put on hold

I posted this earlier: Converting users from hierarchical structure to tags? and was surprised to see it was put "On Hold". I've been an SE user and mainly work in SO / Meta for years now. I don't ...
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What's a good standard reply to questions looking for unlikely research?

JonW's answer to this meta question puts forward a good reason why questions looking for studies or research shouldn't actively be discouraged, but I figure there are so many times that the answer to ...
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Is the bounty feature/process giving community users what they need?

Maybe I like to ask questions more than provide answers as a UX designer (sorry, I do have a background in science so it is in my nature), but I saw that of the five bounties posted today I started 3 ...
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Equivalent of 'bug bounties' for information security in UX: 'dark pattern bounties'?

I asked a question regarding preventing RSI for mobile phone applications and the fact that game designers (many of them no doubt also UX designers) not doing anything to alleviate the amount of ...
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Collection of examples of bad UX design?

Would it be ok to open a thread on this site simply asking for "examples of bad UX design"? I know that such a question doesn't quite fit within the StackExchange guidelines, as it's a bit too open-...
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The tags [sort] and [sorting]

We have two tags which, I think, should be merged / become synonyms: sort (× 68) putting items into order, for example alphabetic. sorting (× 87) any process of arranging items in some ...
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What to do when there is no answers on Bounty question

I am not sure if this is the first time it has happened to me, but I didn't get any answers on my bounty question but I have still been asked to award the bounty to someone. Is this a defect or some ...
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Disclaimers and declarations for potential conflicts of interest in answers?

Just wondering whether people posting answers should provide disclaimers or declare conflicts of interest if they refer to a particular technology or vendor solution in response to an answer that ...
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UX failures on UX

I just consider that the UX site has UX failures: The UI wireframe icon is similar to the image icon. Sometimes I want to post an image and I click the wireframe icon The wireframe dialog has an ...
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Tag synonyms / merge? User-testing and usability-testing

Should user-testing and usability-testing co-exist as separate tags, or should they be combined? I personally don't like the user-testing as it implies it's the user that is being tested, so ...
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Should cart be a synonym of the shopping-cart tag?

Should cart be merged in as a synonym of shopping-cart?
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Community Promotion Ads - 2016

It's 2016 now, and we've made some changes to the sidebar size. As such, we can now restart the Community Promotion Ads for 2016! Keep in mind, we have updated some of the guidelines compared to ...
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Accessibility vs Disabilities tags

We've got two tags: accessibility and disabilities. Personally I don't see the need for two and think disabilities should be made a synonym of accessibility Disabilities isn't a very common tag and I ...
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Validating the “upvoting decline” hypothesis

This is a two-part question. As an UX person and a data nerd I am missing an information regarding users performance in UXSE: a ratio between answers and upvotes the answers get. For the sake of ...
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Is this a poor quality answer?

I received an answer to my question which I thought was poor quality, the user has commented back, and Im trying to explain why I think his answer isn't good. Can someone with more experience on the ...
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Winter Bash 2015 - the Hat Competition

The last three years UX.SE participated in Winter Bash, which lets our users earn and wear hats on their user profile image. You earn hats through participation in asking questions, answering ...
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Isn't it misleading that pencil icon is used to indicate an info and not an action

Isn't a pencil icon typically used for an edit action, especially when it's used without any accompanying text? However, ux.stackexchange.com uses pencil icon as an indicator that the comment has ...
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On what forum do I ask UX tool-based questions, if not here on UX.se?

I was asking the question here (below horizontal line), but it was put on hold, due to answers likely being "opinionated" or there was "no correct answer". As far as I'm concerned the question is ...
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Is it possible to increase someone else's bounty?

I found a question recently I want to put a bounty on, but it already has one. Is there a way for me to increase their bounty or do I have to wait until theirs is done to do my own?
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Where did the rep disappear?

I'm new to this site, so I was just browsing through some of the most up-voted questions. I came across this particular question and noticed something strange. The question has 640 up-votes today. On ...
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UserScript to reduce clutter on UX.SE

Wasn't sure where (or if?) to post this. I enjoy scanning UX.SE most days to see what others are up to and occasionally offer some ideas. But I feel the site is cluttered and awkward to quickly ...
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Why is the question about the intentional blank page has a different name in Google?

This question's title doesn't only contain the string This page is intentionally blank. Its old title is This question is intentionally blank, while the current title is What's the purpose of “This ...
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I have a UX related question but its more technical than fundamental - Where should I ask?

I have a question which is basically: "Users want local movie theater schedules to show up when they ask Siri about movies, how does a theatre make their schedules available to Siri?" This is ...
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What is considered a reasonable edit?

I have come across a couple of edits wanting approval that seem to consist of little more than very minor formatting corrections from contributors with relatively low scores. This seems to be viewed ...
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Standard Stack Exchange tour: confusing presentation of information?

Recently I noted on meta.stackexchange.com asking for a better way to find information about each site's scope. Knowing what questions would or would not be appropriate for a specific site seems very ...
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Is a pros vs cons question on topic?

I want to ask a question about the methods available for displaying lists of items of varying length and their pros and cons. The question so far is as follows: While reading http://stackoverflow....
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Fewer people Voting (or Accepting)

I was on site hiatus for couple years, and came back recently. One thing I've noticed is, there are a lot of new people, which is great. But I've also noticed that participants don't vote or accept ...
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Have rules changed at ux.stackexchange?

I'm wondering if something has changed and I'm not aware of. Not necessarily rules, but maybe mods have instructions by owners to make the site more friendlier an attract more visitors or whatever. ...
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Why hand cursor is used for navigational elements?

According to this, http://ux.stackexchange.com/a/36874/52877 Hand cursor is used only for navigational purpose. In case of While hovering on action element (i.e. help), we can see hand cursor ...
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I would like to answer a question that has been put on hold, how do I do this?

I am brand new to this site today, but I have found it frustrating that someone asks a question for which I have a good answer, but I'm unable to answer the question as someone has put the question of ...
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Is this site also aimed at UX enthusiasts who are not professionals?

The tour for the site says the following: UX Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for User Experience Designers, Information Architects, and Human Computer Interaction researchers. All ...
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How do we provide better answers? Specifically, with visuals

This may not be the right place for this I have seen a variety of posts using incredibly well done visuals to help convey concepts. As a large number of our responses revolve around proximity, ...
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Off-topic questions (for altruists)

From time to time there are these questions that don't follow the rules layed out in the help section, I'm talking of course about 'off-topic questions'. Depending on the situation I request to make ...
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Who is the core audience of UX Stack Exchange?

I'm not sure if this is where to ask this... When I'm reading through the questions here and seeing what gets asked, and what gets put on hold or deleted as being "off topic" or "too broad", I get ...
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A question about why Windows has some non-resizable windows. Is this question suitable for UX?

I haven't posted on UX before. I have a question that has always puzzled me. Is UX the place to ask the following? Question Many generations of Windows right up to the present have had non-...
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Do we need to, and if so how can we avoid misleading titles?

Does a rollover that replaces content with an icon help user understand the role of a button? was a question asked recently, and what bothers me about it is that the title is not an accurate ...
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Clarifying what constitutes a duplicate question

I was just want some clarification on what exactly counts as a duplicate question in regard to "This question has been asked before and already has an answer". Does saying the original question ...
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Is the blue on blue menu bar for this page a deliberate slight or bad humour

I had to block select the top of the screen to read what the menu options were on this stackexchange. Is the choice of colour done by some committee that has perfect colour vision or is this ...
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Stack Exchange Comments vs. Answer Question

Many answers on Stack Exchange are done through the use of comments attached to the question, rather than using the answer input below. Being new to Stack Exchange, I am wondering what benefit ...
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Why were those “not constructive” comment flags declined? [duplicate]

Comment 1 Comment 2 Comment 3 What all of those comments basically say is: "this is a useful question/answer". However there is already a way to show whether a post is useful; votes. The meaning ...
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Graph shows over reputation cap?

Why does the reputation graph under your user account "Reputation" section show bars that go above the daily reputation cap of +200? Is it just the potential rep cap (what you would have earned had ...
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Should this text say “click here”?

Should this link to activate: Be duplicated? Say click here, when I could be on mobile, and not clicking? Be a button instead, to imply interaction? This email mentions clicking the link three ...
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Does the “tools” tag need to be revised?

I posted this question and the community has exiled it from ux.stackexchange. I was doubtful if ux.stackexchange was the right place for the question, but when I discovered the tools tag, I was ...
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Delete “Desi” tag

There is a tag desi that doesn't appear to have any meaning, it's probably just a typo of design. Since we already have a design tag can we get this one deleted? http://ux.stackexchange.com/questions/...
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What more must I do to be awarded my next Badge?

This is a question that is asked quite frequently, and before the new user profile page was released – you were forced to build your own database query on a specific site. Luckily that’s not needed ...