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Let's document that site reviews are off topic

There's a custom close reason for Site Reviews (in the Off-Topic section), but the section of the FAQs titled "What types of questions should I avoid asking?," does not explicitly say that site ...
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Update FAQ to state that tool recommendation questions are out of scope

Over the past four months there has been a lot of discussion about the Tool category. The general consensus seems to be that in most cases, these questions are out of scope. That is the direction ...
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Narrow down the “What kind of questions can I ask here” definition in the FAQ

In the last few weeks, I saw quite a bunch of questions similar to this one, where (usually new) users fail to grasp the intended topic of UX.se. In the above example, the user, when pointed towards ...
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Is our FAQ text too exclusive?

Our tagline in the FAQ is as follows: User Experience - Stack Exchange is for user experience researchers and designers. I'm wondering if we aren't getting as many Information Architecture and ...
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Poor grammar choice on FAQ page

I noticed this section in the UX FAQ: What makes a good question? Prefer questions that elicit definitive answers or solutions rather than prolonged discussions. Remember, this a Q&A ...
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Should questions about popular products be encouraged?

I've noticed much of the best analysis and discussion of UX on other sites is not about applications one has designed themselves but rather popular, large market applicaitons, like this interesting ...
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Is it time to put an end to “Icon for X” questions?

Previously, we decided Suggest X questions aren't good for the site, but we didn't do anything about it. We've been especially tolerant lately of "Suggest an Icon" questions, and we've had a lot of ...
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Is it okay to link to live examples?

If a have a question concerning interaction design, and I want to illustrate with a live example - e.g. a quick prototype hosted on http://jsfiddle.net, would that be okay?
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Is asking for learning resources on topic here?

I've become accustomed to asking this question on every new SE site I come to, just so I know the boundaries. Especially on a beta site. I was wondering, is asking for some recommended reading for ...
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Are questions about semantic HTML on topic?

We've had a couple of questions recently about semantic HTML. One was migrated to Stack Overflow, an the other is moving in that direction. Page title h2 in navigation menu markup . Two birds, one ...
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The main FAQ page doesn't go into much detail about what's on and off topic

The main site FAQ doesn't go into any detail about the type of questions that are on or off topic here. If you look at other sites (Programmers or Web Applications) you'll see that there we've gone ...
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What is the policy around critique questions and how do we clarify it?

Problems: The FAQ does not address whether critique requests are appropriate yet this is clearly something users are not clear on Meta has a lot of discussion around critique policy but no decisions ...
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Suggest a way to deal with “Suggest X…” questions

I've noticed a good amount of our downvoted, closed and migrated questions tend to be of the "Please suggest an icon/color/ect" variety (such as this recent example), where people don't have an ...
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Update “sketchy” part of the FAQ

The question Why does this site look so “sketchy” should be removed from the FAQ now that ux.se has its own design.
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What should our FAQ contain?

As per The 7 Essential Meta Questions of Every Beta, we should decide on a good FAQ. This will grow organically, but IMO, it deserves its own question. Right now, this is what we have. As I opined ...
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Open-ended & discussion questions - another take

On "List Questions - Another Take?", in a comment thread, I asked why we should strive for one correct answer. Jouke van der Maas answered, Because that's what the site is for. If you don't ...
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List questions - another take

[EDIT: this applies specifically to list/poll questions. I opened a separate question about discussion questions in general] My question "Worst single user experience you’ve had?" just got closed. I ...