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Is the idea of user registration flawed if we can't provide any real value for it?

I work in a newspaper publishing company and currently, all the contents in our site is free and no user registration is required. Recently, the lifestyle column team proposed to implement a small ...
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Are there any tried and tested methods for rejuvenating an old message board?

I have a moderately successful message board with an excellent (but tiny) community associated with it. One of my goals for the month is to try and increase the amount of users on the site and also ...
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Apache, www-data and custom user permission

I'm running an ubuntu server with apache and I have web directory which is owned by the user www-data and the group www-data. WordPress works great in this directory. It can auto update and I can ...
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How to make users arrive at site through the home page

A client has requested that all site visitors arrive to internal pages via the home page. At present a lot of visitors are hitting internal pages directly from google search results. Are there any ...
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How do sites like alexarank and w3spy.net work?

I am curious as to how companies are able to track the number of unique visitors to other people's sites. Seems like an impossible task to me. Any ideas?
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How to get useful feedback/bug reports from users

I'm sure most webmasters have recived a mail like this: Creating [insert item here] is not working! When you check it out there is no general problem with the function but rather the user has ...
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Should Designers Be In Charge Of Developing User Experience?

Should a designer be in charge of mapping out the user experience of a website? In my opinion, a developer should draw out how the website would work, what pages link to what etc. Then the designer ...
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Checkout Process: 1 page or 3 pages?

What's better for a checkout process? One relatively long checkout page? Multiple short pages/steps ?
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One-user databaseless CMS authentication

Background: My client needs a one-user bare-bones content management system, which should be capable to Edit text-content in plain-text or in WYSIWYG-style Possibly create new subpages Update image ...
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Are there any studies regarding the psychology of viewing web pages?

This may seem a little... out there, but have any studies been conducted about the psychological or even physical aspects of viewing a web page? For example, psychologically, what makes a good or ...
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What are some methods to rewards users for participating on your site?

This is not strictly programming related, so I apologize. But I think this fits within the scope of this site. We have a community site (part forum, part wiki, part knowledge base) where our users ...
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Do users need to be 13?

A lot of sites require users registering to be 13 years of age. Is there any actual law that requires this?
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Is JavaScript or Flash able to extract the MAC address from a browser?

MAC address = Media Access Control address Believe I saw that this was possible somewhere, but now that I'm looking for it I can't find the implementation.
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Best Ways to Develop “Chicken and Egg Content” sites?

By 'chicken and egg content' I'm referring to user-contributed/crowdsourced content - sites like StackOverflow / StackExchange. When SO launched, Jeff and Joel were essentially able to 'cheat' the ...
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How would you establish user credibility for your web app?

One of the problems with general public facing apps is to deal with fake user accounts. Using an Open ID service doesn't solve this, as anyone can open multiple Google accounts and register as many ...