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comment Social Media links: is it worth the costs?
This question is a mix of a topic that is too broad for this site's format, or asking for something that can't possibly exist outside of an extremely narrow and audience dependent study - which would make it unhelpful to most people reading this site. It does present an interesting discussion, but unfortunately discussions don't fit into the format of this site's questions. You're free to discuss this in chat though.
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comment Seat belt design rules
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it's a question about changes in car safety legislation and practice. It's answerable, but the answer has little to do with UX, and hence is off topic for this site.
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comment Social Media Icons close to one another — which gestalt principle?
While this may be the sort of thing that lecturers like to ask to test your knowledge, they have very little practical use in UX. Hence I don't see any UX value in answering a purely academic question like this, and so I'm closing the question.
Jul
27
comment Do users click horizontal product carousel slider arrows (e.g. recommendations)?
Firstly, it's unclear exactly what you are referring to, and secondly you can't test something like this in a way in which the result applies generally. So it's largely unanswerable even if I knew what widget you were referring to.
Jul
23
comment What's the purpose of “This page is intentionally left blank” we see in books?
While the reason for this isn't UX, I consider it a fair question as it isn't clear that there isn't a UX reason for it unless you already know the answer.
Jul
22
comment Where can I read up on the “BLU” convention?
@mafu, Even with that information, the post would be more of a "find x for me post". However, if you want to know something specific about underlined link colours, you're welcome to ask that as a new question, which should then meet the site's question requirements.
Jul
22
comment Where can I read up on the “BLU” convention?
@mafu To answer your question in your flag, this was closed because you aren't being clear in your question. Simply stating an acronym for something which wouldn't be clear to most users makes the question unclear. However it also is essentially a "find x for me" type question which also isn't allowed.
Jul
18
comment Providing a user with the option of a drop down or a custom entry textbox on a web form?
While I agree with the general sentiment of your answer, it would be helpful for most people reading this if you were to expand on the reasons why you recommend using type assist.
Jul
16
comment Feeling overwhelmed - where do I start?
@DanielVianna This doesn't seem to be posing a UX question in a format that can be answered on this site. You're essentially asking for a broad range of factors which would better be broken down into a number of smaller questions, or to bring up in the chat room.
Jul
16
comment Do users understand this hybrid checkbox/radio control?
@GrahamHerrli You said that you wanted to know whether users understand a control that you came across yesterday. The answer to this will be primarily opinion based with little objectivity in it. If you were proposing a problem for which this was a possible solution, then answers could go into solutions for the problem rather than "Yes, they get it", or "No, they don't" type arguments.
Jul
15
comment Do users understand this hybrid checkbox/radio control?
@GrahamHerrli If that is your intent in the question, then it would be closed as being a pure opinion type question, or as being essentially a survey. If you were asking whether anyone has used this in practice, that would likely be acceptable.
Jul
14
comment Undo History - Why limit it?
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it's essentially a question about the technical reasons why undo is left out, not the UX reasons. It's sort of like asking why computers used to only have 16 colours. It wasn't because anyone thought 16 was better UX than 256 or 16 million. It was a technical choice or constraint.
Jul
14
comment Is showing single textarea at first then show other fields on comment form confusing?
Although this is a decent question at its root, right now you're essentially asking for opinions. As a result I'm putting it on hold, but if you improve the question to be less about what we think or feel about it, you can ask for it to be reopened.
Jul
12
comment Why are keyboard keys staggered?
@JonasDralle I'm not sure what's not clear here. You said "QWERTY is a horrible keyboard layout because it's designed to be inefficient". I simply said that it wasn't designed to be inefficient. It was designed to prevent key jamming via hand alternation, which doesn't necessarily make it inefficient. The focus here on the "…designed to be inefficient".
Jul
11
comment Why are keyboard keys staggered?
@JonasDralle Not really. One is saying that the goal was to slow down typing to prevent them getting stuck, while the other is saying that the goal was to alternate hands to prevent them getting stuck. keys that are far apart from each other on a mechanical keyboard are less likely to get stuck on each other, than closer keys. Alternating hands isn't a strategy to slow down typing, it's simply the best approach to minimising stuck keys. Many good layouts (Dvorak for example) focus on alternating hands, and they are designed specifically for speed.
Jul
10
comment Why are keyboard keys staggered?
@JonasDralle That is a commonly held, but erroneous belief. QWERTY was designed to prevent keys getting stuck, and so focused on alternating between left and right hands. I'm the last one to say that it's a great layout (I don't use it), but it was not designed to be inefficient. That may have been a consequence, but it was not a design goal.
Jul
8
comment what's the name or how to search for this “guiding” process?
I've removed your link as we discourage links which are likely to change in the future, breaking the questions.
Jul
4
comment Is Font Boosting Good UX?
Right now this is a broad question as you aren't providing a context. it's like asking "are checkboxes good UX?". Overall I like the idea behind the question though, so please edit it to give more context and one of the mods can then reopen it.
Jul
3
comment What kind of feedback is appropriate to inform the user that he's actually offline for a mobile app interface?
With the expansion, you've given more about what your app is, but you haven't narrowed the UX question. Showing examples of designs that you've tried, or just possibilities will go a long way to getting good answers.
Jul
2
comment How to improve the readability hexadecimal characters on a small label
To clear up the discussion here, it most definitely falls under UX. We have other questions on readability, and I don't see how this is any different. However, the question could be improved to ask about making it more readable, rather than simply the font.