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Answer posted to question after question was put on hold

I've put a question on hold, nevertheless a user was able to post an answer later on: Seems like a bug to me, but maybe I'm missing something here.
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Renaming the passbook tag to wallet and making passbook a synonym of wallet

iOS has a feature to store credit cards, loyalty passes and things like a digital wallet or passbook. Wallet seems to be the English name replacing passbook entirely a few years ago (around 3). On ...
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Cannot flag answer as low quality

So I was on my mobile, and when I try to flag an answer low quality isn’t there. It was there before but now it isn’t: Is this intentional behaviour? Am I missing something? Or is this a bug?
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Merge the [refit] tag into [refind]?

There are currently 62 questions tagged [refit], and 58 tagged [refind]. rEFIt was a boot manager that made booting Linux on a Mac painless. It seems to have been superseded by rEFInd, which is still ...
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What do disputed flags mean?

So quite a few of my flags recently got disputed and I am not sure what that means and why there were disputed. Example: Flagged as low quality It got disputed. What does that mean and why did it ...
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Welcome to the 14th edition of the monthly Ask Different Most Active Contributors Report

Welcome to the 14th edition of the monthly Ask Different Most Active Contributors Report. Please don't hesitate to share your valuable feedback in the comments. Report for November 2018 This report ...
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What to do when the answer is too short for an answer

I have seen quite a few questions where people ask how could they do something by a certain method. Example: Transfer files to iPad via USB from Android As far as I am aware it isn’t possible so I ...
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Strange email about Ask Different from Stack Overflow

So recently I got an email from Stack Overflow saying that I am in the top whatever percent of rep earning users. What I found strange though is that it's from Stack Overflow, not Stack Exchange or ...
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Missing links/words for sharing options

Know someone who can answer? Share a link to this question via email, , , or . That is what it says under posts. Is this a bug or something, and if so, can it please be fixed?
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First suggested edit ban but still unable to suggest edits more than 24 hours later

Recently I had a lot of edits rejected. I know that when you have a certain number rejected in a period of time you get an automatic edit ban. I have looked at my edit history here: https://apple....
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Inconsistent Tag Synonyms and individual tags for iOS and WatchOS

Inconsistencies I have found several inconsistencies regarding tag synonyms. For example take the iOS tag: https://apple.stackexchange.com/tags/ios/synonyms The synonyms are: ios4 ios4.2 ios3 ios5 ...
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Ask Different question checklist

Here's a list of questions to check after you've written a question (or to think about before you post your question): Have you done some research before asking the question? If your question doesn't ...
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Most Active Contributors Monthly Report - October 2018

Welcome to the 13th edition of the monthly Ask Different Most Active Contributors Report. Please don't hesitate to share your valuable feedback in the comments. Report for October 2018 This report ...
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Visual bug on tabs covering badge tracker

There's a bug where the tabs in the Activity screen overlap the badge tracker section and it hides the "Track the next one" link. Chrome 69.0.3497.100 on OSX 10.14 Mojave.
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Would this 'guide' be considered on-topic?

I saw this question and answer from the same person. It appears the OP wanted to post a 'guide' to users making the change from PC to Mac. Is a guide the proper question for a Q&A site? ...
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I uploaded an image here and it shows up called “[1]: https://i.stack.imgur.com/1bG06.png”, is that right?

I took a screenshot of my desktop image that I uploaded to here. It is a screen shot of the image on my desktop that I wanted to attach the first time. Why is it showing up as a Imgur.com website? ...
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Most Active Contributors Monthly Report - September 2018

Welcome to the 12th edition of the monthly Ask Different Most Active Contributors Report. Please don't hesitate to share your valuable feedback in the comments. Report for September 2018 This ...
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Should we allow programming related questions now that Shortcuts has been released?

Previously, AskDifferent has been confined to asking programming questions relating mostly to AppleScript, Bash, and Automator as per the help section. But recently Apple has released the Shortcuts ...
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Please add a new tag “Shortcuts”

I'm gonna leave this pretty short because its pretty self explanatory. Shortcuts was recently released by Apple on iOS 12. I think we need a tag. I have enough rep to create the tag, but a tag for "...
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How do I deal with an answer in comments that isn't an answer but not a dupe either?

How do I deal with an answer in comments that isn't an answer but not a dupe either? I got this one - Creating desktops and opening programs on those desktops using applescript Which I kind of read ...
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My Unanswered Question Is Not On Unanswered, But Answered Questions Are

Here's my question: How To Let My MBP know that a USB is bootable? . I just realized that my unanswered question is not on /unanswered, but many answered questions with over 10 votes and 4 answers are....
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Filter questions with specific tag literally (excluding synonyms)

Is it possible to filter questions on Ask Different (or any Stack Exchange site) with a specific tag literally excluding the synonyms? E.g. I am trying to list all the questions with tag sed, but the ...
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Questions are no longer being accepted

Right now my Ask Different is no longer accepted questions from my account. Is there a way to override this or am I screwed?
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Please re-open GPL licensing question 192299

I have suggested an edit to Can I use GNU source in my iOS app? replacing the confusing use of "GNU source" and "GNU license" with "GPL license" throughout. I believe this should clarify this rather ...
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Most Active Contributors Monthly Report - August 2018

Welcome to the 11th edition of the monthly Ask Different Most Active Contributors Report. This report introduces some minor changes to the terminology used to better convey what the metrics are ...
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What are the rules on creating a second account?

I know that users are allowed to create second accounts but what are the rules on how those two accounts can interact or how they can be used? For example, the two questions below were most likely ...
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Live Chat event for Apple's 'Gather round' announcement (Fall 2018)

Join us in Ask Different Chat As many of us know, in September most years Apple hosts a press event during which new products are announced. For example, on 12 September 2017 we saw the iPhone X ...
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Can we fix the answers as comments problem?

As I understand it new users cannot comment on a post for some reason but they can answer. The problem is that new users are unfamiliar with the site and see a text box and type their comment ...
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What exactly are “off-site resources” from the “off-topic” close reason?

The close reason off-topic states Questions asking to recommend or find a Mac, book, tool, tutorial or other off-site resource are off-topic for Ask Different as they tend to attract opinionated ...
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Does this post's status suffer from wrong close reason and is indicative of robo reviewing?

This site suffers from overzealous community reviewers and trigger happy close voters. This can be exemplified with one of my recent posts: Is there any objective data on Apple laptop hardware ...
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Spurious posts that advertise body building products

Can a script be written that checks for single post users who only post a url with no associated text and delete the post and user automatically, or delete the post and block the user account pending ...
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CAN WE PLEASE BLOCK TITLES WRITTEN IN ALL CAPS?

Ironically, I think it would be a good idea to auto-block titles that contain all (or most) capital letters. The obvious idea of doing this is a cheap way to attract more attention to the one's ...
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Bug in site header leaves a white space gap on the top right when signed in

Search for any user on the main site or meta logged in as a moderator. I do hide the left nav and this doesn’t happen when I log out. Pretty sure my moderation diamond and/or the preference to hide ...
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Most Active Contributors Monthly Report - July 2018

Welcome to the tenth edition of the monthly Ask Different Most Active Contributors Report. Please don't hesitate to share your valuable feedback in the comments. Report for July 2018 This report ...
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Ask Different new site theme is live

We rolled out the new site theme for Ask Different. It is now live. What new theme? If you're like, "What the heck are you talking about?", then you should read the Meta Stack Exchange post ...
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Check if a question has already been asked

How can I ensure whether a question that I have has been already asked and answered? Ask Different currently has a huge and growing collection of questions. How do I effectively search through them, ...
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Why aren't questions about software development, once closed, automatically migrated to StackOverflow?

In the close menu there is an option for off topic because > Questions about software development are off-topic here, but can be asked on Stack Overflow. Why aren't these automatically moved to ...
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How can I quickly update my email address for the site?

If I find out that I’ve accidentally made a bunch of user accounts and want to edit them one by one and then merge them - I find it’s a lot easier if they all share the same email address. Is there ...
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Comment flags & upvote arrows - another change?

This is another of my "Am I going mad or did this behaviour change recently?" questions. I'm sure the grey upvote & flag icons didn't used to appear unless you hovered over them. Now they seem to ...
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Is it ok to “thank” someone by upvoting many of their questions?

Often, in an attempt to help people with chat-questions (questions that can not be answered without troubleshooting many, many steps and without asking many questions to the point where doing it in ...
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Most Active Contributors Quarterly Report - 2nd Quarter 2018

Welcome to the third Quarterly edition of the Ask Different Most Active Contributors Report. While similar to the monthly report, this report differs in that it contains fewer sections but lists the ...
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What is wrong with this edit

What’s wrong with this edit? I thought shortlinks were banned and should be removed.
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URL Shortener Crusade

The Request I set out on the Crusade for the Holy Grail of no-redirections (named by Denilson Sá) to eliminate every shortened URL on Stack Overflow. But the foreign hordes are overwhelming me, ...
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Top bar on SE sites… changed [again] recently?

Am I going mad? Is this a recent change or have I simply never noticed it before? When you scroll any SE page, the top bar, search etc stays in place [wasting screen space]. If I need to look at the ...
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OP claims to represent company in question

The author of this answer claims to represent a company asked about in the original question. This user just joined the site 45 minutes prior to posting the answer. They're currently listed as '...
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New Ask Different site theme coming soon

As mentioned on meta.stackexchange.com several months ago, all network sites will be getting updated themes. Ask Different is one of the first sites that will be updated. As such, I'm posting the ...
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Why is there no reputation change in meta

Why is there no reputation change in Apple.meta.stackexchange.com?
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Is this question still “too broad” after edits? Recommendations for further edits?

I've edited both the tile and body of the question Is region-specific blocking built-in to MacOS more extensive than a few emoji? with the plan of having it reopened. I thought there were as many as ...
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What’s wrong with this edit? [duplicate]

What’s wrong with this edit It added a link to the iOS version, without making the answer any longer or taking any more space on screen.
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Discussion on recommendation / menu bar reverse engineering

I wanted to have a short discussion on one question that looks problematic in terms of scope: Modifying the Menu Bar If you look at the initial version, it had a generally problematic closing which ...

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