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I found it easier to find the "submit yours [picture]" link than the "ask question" link.

  • The former is where I'd expect the latter to be.
  • The former is larger and more prominent than the latter.

I know, I should've complained before the design went live. Sorry.

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  • There's a "submit yours [picture]" link? /me hunts... – bacar Jan 27 '11 at 16:57
  • @bacar There used to be :) – badp Jan 27 '11 at 17:34
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I agree -- same problem on math.se , the "ask question" link needs more aggressive styling (color, etc) to make it not look like "just another link".

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I know that at one point in the history of Stack Overflow (which this site is based on), there was a problem with the 'Ask a Question' button being too easy to find, resulting in people posting low-quality questions (ie, the questions were poorly worded, poorly researched, etc).

I don't know if this was a motivating factor in this site's design, to down-play the Ask link. I don't think this community has a problem with many drive-by askers, so I agree, the Ask link should be more prominent. If we end up having a problem down the line, perhaps we can revisit this then.

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  • The "ask question" is now in a different colour -- do you think that'd help? – Rowland Shaw Oct 30 '10 at 15:08
  • @Rowland, better but not quite good enough. :) – BBischof Oct 30 '10 at 21:16

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