Content that users create on a service, like uploads, comments, articles.

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Highly rated content, how do users expect this to be sorted?

We are currently designing a community where users can upload content (User Genererated Content). This content is voted on by those who have used the uploaded content (usage is a criteria for voting) ...
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What is the fundamental difference between liking and upvoting? Please signify what to use in what contexts?

In particular: How do people perceive the difference between these actions? How do people perceive the difference between a like/don't like system and a upvote/downvote system? When should you use ...
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Should web app users be allowed to edit/delete their own content?

I'm developing a site that will be nearly completely driven by user-generated content, similar to a recipe website. Obviously, the importance of the content goes beyond the scope of the authoring user....
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Is adding “Flag as inappropriate” button necessary for site with expiring content?

I am not sure if this is the right place to ask but we have an interesting situation going on. We are making a web service that allows users to share files, however, they do not have to sign up and ...
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How to encourage users to post content?

My site has an ideas page which allows user to share ideas within his/her group of friends. Sadly it seems like users are either afraid or do not have any ideas to post (note these are travel ideas). ...
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How to encourage quality content?

Yahoo! Answers and StackExchange are two well-known examples of Q&A sites. Both sites allow users to ask questions, vote, and choose the best answer. Both sites have a point system to encourage ...
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What is the best way to indicate that text in a text input field is editable?

Imagine an app like yelp. In this case, you select the amount of stars that you want to rate something. When you do, a pre-generated text is displayed in the text input field. You can either keep this ...
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User generated dynamic document

The requirement is to allow the user of the website to create dynamic documents with placeholders. The placeholders can contain any item from a defined list. Example: Hello {name}, I'm contacting ...
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What are best practices for providing change language options on multilingual site

My site has a multilingual audience. The site (WatStory) is a writing/ blogging and reading community and supports 3 languages (English, Hindi, Bengali) right now. Content is largely user generated. ...
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Relationship between font size and content's perceived length

My site has long form content. I need to understand if having a large font size, though it helps in readability, may lead to perception that content is longer than it is thereby making less people ...
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In reports, Displaying 0 is always good?

The image below is monthly attendance report of an employee. You can see no holidays and no late here My question: Is it always good to show 0 value at reports, even the activities happens very ...
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Is the StackExchange model a good one for avoiding duplicate questions on community Q&A sites

Is there any data to support the strategy of suggesting similar questions on community sites involving user-generated questions and answers? The only example of this strategy I know of is (was?*) on ...
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Adjusting website content according to searched query from Google / external search engine

I heard that it's possible to customize a website content according to the search query the user has entered before accessing the site through external search results page. It seems like a very smart ...
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'Likes' vs 'Upvotes' [duplicate]

When it comes to completely anonymous appreciation of videos. What is better to use: 'Likes' vs 'Upvotes'? I've read elsewhere that likes seem more personal and there is a network involved. But what ...
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Is the comment area of a news story a distraction to the user?

i mean, include a area to comments in a news can make the reader forget the read content? as you know, Comment areas are full of conversations fleeing subject, hate speech,trolls and much more, so, it ...
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Is there an alternative to the standard comment stream below blog posts?

We have seen it a million times, the standard comment stream below the blog post / article. But there are alternative options out there. I'm thinking soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/quantic/out-from-...
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Breaking down tedious processes

I wonder what are some good sample ways for breaking down tedious processes, e.g., creation of long content. Most sites present long forms - for example, eBay presents one long form for the details of ...
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Choosing Multiple List Items While Allowing User Generated Content

I have a mobile app that allows a user to select multiple items e.g. item a, b, c and so forth and have this items displayed in his profile. However, the mobile app should be flexible enough so that ...
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Phrasing of persisted but tenuously editable data

Background Users can use a web app to submit content without having to create an account (similar to pastebin, imgur, and jsfiddle). If the site's cookie is cleared, they can no longer edit ...
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Nested titles for grouping inline editable ordered lists

Overview The following image provides background information for this UX problem I've encountered: download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups The above image shows ...
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Native mobile, user content editable

I was wondering because I can't seem to find any examples of a good native design for modifying user content; I'm an Android developer and I have a dedicated job to build one app for our company. For ...
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Distinguish a user's HTML-based content from other, non-user-generated HTML

I have text content that users entered using TinyMCE, so it contains a good bit of HTML. I need to display this content back to them on a page along with a few other things, but the user-generated ...
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Decreasing Load Time

My client's web app loads a long list of content, and it's crucial that the amount of time it takes to load is the quickest possible. As of right now if the amount of content is under 25 "lines" we'll ...