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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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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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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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Need stats on the effectiveness of user verification systems on fraud, abuse and/or compliance?

Here's an example, although not a good one from Craigslist.
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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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User Registration forms— Do we need a user name?

Lets say we are designing a new website's registration form. Would I need to provide a space for a username, or should I simply require an email address? Are there any serious issues with either of ...
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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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Gravatar or host my own avatars?

Planning on launching a new site and was wondering if I should simply host my own user avatars or integrate gravatars. What is the best way to approach this? Gravatar for those who don't know what ...
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Javascript based analytics tool with multiple user account management options?

We run a manage a website system for a large retail franchise. Each franchisee has their own templated website. We currently use SmarterStats to provide website analytics to our franchisees. ...
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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 ...
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Is it better to put hyphens in a domain name?

Both in terms of SEO and user friendliness, is it better to put hyphens in a multi-words domain name or not ? For example, is www.stackoverflow.com better than www.stack-overflow.com ?