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Most Active Contributors Monthly Report - May 2019

Welcome to the 20th edition of the monthly Ask Different Most Active Contributors Report. Please don't hesitate to share your valuable feedback in the comments. Report for May 2019 This report ...
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Undelete a deleted question

The following question was posted yesterday on Ask Different: https://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/365151/emacs-gui-no-longer-opens-from-the-terminal-after-a-brew-upgrade I engaged with the OP ...
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Why doesn't formatting work in comments (for me)?

I tried commenting on an answer, and all of my paragraphs were strung together in a single paragraph. I used proper markdown, adding two spaces at the end of each paragraph. When that didn't work, I ...
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Adding hints for including code in questions about scripting

Proposal Since questions about AppleScript, Automator, and UNIX shell scripting are on-topic here, more impetus should be given to the questioner to include the script they have used. Reference ...
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Hello/hi removed in questions and answers

I've noticed that whenever I start a answer with either the word hello or hi, that word has been removed when I post the answer or attempt to update it. A few things I've noticed about this: Either ...
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Editing for style rather than content

From time to time, I see a lot of editing being done that can be described as "merely a linguistic style choice", rather than a correction to spelling or a clarification of the question at hand. Often,...
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How is a well-received question defined?

What are the technical criterion for a question to be defined as well-received? I am looking for the definition in context of the following badges: Curious: Ask a well-received question on 5 separate ...
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New filter control for questions?

I just noticed a new question filter button in the UI. When was it introduced? Did I enable it unknowingly? Is it a public or test release? Is there a blog post announcing it's addition? Can it be ...
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Most Active Contributors Monthly Report - April 2019

Welcome to the 19th edition of the monthly Ask Different Most Active Contributors Report. Please don't hesitate to share your valuable feedback in the comments. Report for April 2019 This report ...
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Community♦ decisions - sometimes remarkably rapid

After a quick couple of comments under a new question, I flagged it as a dupe of a similar question, which the OP seemed happy with. How to use other key combination to replace ⌘W? Within a minute, ...
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Shout out to people for rescuing questions

I wanted to publicly recognize a handful of people that no surprise are here to help. (And very effective at helping) https://stackoverflow.blog/2019/06/18/adios-to-unfriendly-badges-ahoy-lifejacket-...
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Is the 'Lifejacket' Badge a new thing?

I earned two "Lifejacket" badges today, [not both on AD] on questions that had passed the criteria for its merit a long time ago. Is it just a 'new' badge, now being applied retrospectively?
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Stating affiliation when recommending a 3rd party software/tool

I have experienced that when writing an answer, it is generally a good practise to state the affiliation (or not) with the developer of the 3rd party app/tool if one is recommended as part of the ...
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Post ownership of an item appearing in Low Quality Posts Review queue

I was working through the Ask Different, Low Quality Posts Review Queue. Per my experience, I understand that most posts end up getting a delete vote and gets deleted eventually. I understand (please ...
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How to address follow on questions?

@merchako has this comment on the answer https://apple.stackexchange.com/a/224772/1860: So far, there are two questions in this comment thread that I think are highly relevant to establishing a ...
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Who starred my chat messages?

While chatting in the Ask Different Chat room, I noticed that a couple of my chat messages were starred. A ★ appeared next to the messages and the message also appeared in the list in the sidebar ...
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Why was my edit rejected?

I've fixed a misspelling of OSX El Capitan in an older post, why was it rejected?
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Do my eyes deceive me? Lots of people lost a lot of reputation today

I wanted to address what was raised in chat today where some reputation changes were made and many of the highest reputation people decreased substantial amounts of reputation (and by substantial - ...
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Why does the list not properly render in a quotation?

Please see my answer here: https://apple.stackexchange.com/a/360783/45492. There I quote a Support article, however, the list is not rendered correctly in the quotation (see 1. below). I tried adding ...
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Live Chat event for Apple's Keynote Address (WWDC 2019)

As most of us know, each year Apple hosts its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). Typically, Apple launches the WWDC with a keynote address during which it introduces upcoming software and ...
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Why was this question not closed?

I read this question about giving your iPhone & passcode to another person. The OP asked What's the things the can do and what trace would be around to identify that action? To my reading and ...
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Adding a Bot To Main Room

I proposed this feature in Chat a while ago and haven't had any complaints, but I wanted to ask the community before I added it. I have developed a bot and would like to add it to the Ask Different ...
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Tag guidance spotlight - is the hacking tag representative of group consensus?

I wanted to hi-light recent changes to the hacking tag on the main site. I took out all the “dictionary” definition from the excerpt and made it 100% about usage guidance - what should be tagged and ...
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How can one improving/suggest edits to the Tour page

Is it possible to suggested edits or improvements to the Ask Different Tour page? If yes, how to do it? Is it directly accessible for edits (just like other Q&A posts) to normal users (non-...
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Notification for edits made to posts [duplicate]

I no longer receive notifications (both on web and iOS app) for edits made to my posts by others. If I recall correctly, this didn't use to be the case previously. However, I can browse to the ...
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Revert a mistakenly approved Suggested Edit

I mistakenly approved a suggested edit. I wish to undo the approval, but I am not able to find any option to do so. Is there a way I can do it myself? Or do I need to seek assistance of a site ...
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Most Active Contributors Monthly Report - March 2019

Welcome to the 18th edition of the monthly Ask Different Most Active Contributors Report. Please don't hesitate to share your valuable feedback in the comments. Report for March 2019 This report ...
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How to close obvious duplicate

This question How to access the Menu Mnemonics of an X11 Program within macOS is and obvious duplicate of How can I get the Alt key to work in an X11 application? However I can't mark the question as ...
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How should software development related issues be handled?

I’ve seen several issues punted to the Unix/Linux or StackOverflow exchanges, but that’s problematic. Many things are unique to the Apple platforms. Thanks to Darwin’s UNIX underpinnings and ...
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Can we make this question stronger with facts and references?

One question had a couple close votes that I cleared. The comments are very good and the question is a bit soft in my eyes, but I think Bill is super smart and has a good core question. Why do so ...
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Many supposed questions are actually requests for debugging

Quite a number of questions posted require debugging of an individual situation. I don't think any of us volunteers are longing to be unpaid technical support, especially without the tools required to ...
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Is StackExchange supposed to be so hostile?

I've been making a concerted effort to contribute here, but see a lot of the same "in-crowd" politics as on other forums, particularly the open source ones. I don't understand why there's a desire (...
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Can anyone add a censorship tag?

I'd have wanted to add it to this question: Why doesn't iTunes allow to search for podcasts related to Uyghurs?
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Do we want to have any style guidances around indenting/centering images in questions & answers?

I recently wrote up this Q&A to show a method on how to center images from the CLI using ImageMagick - How can I center a PNG with a transparent background using the CLI?. Through the course of ...
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Should an RSS feed of hot network questions feed any chat room(s) here?

We’ve had the beginnings of a discussion on how the community here would like to handle hot network questions. Should a Question Ever be Removed from Hot Network Questions I set up a temporary room ...
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Duplicate question judgments

This recent question was classified as a "duplicate" with existing answers. Two questions were cited as providing answers to the poster's question: This question from Jul 8, 2014 This question from ...
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Why was this particular “not an answer” flag declined?

I flagged this particular answer as "not an answer". For reference, the question was: How to block bluetooth device that spams me with pairing requests? and the answer I flagged was: Doesn’t ...
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Migration To Ask Different - specific question

My question results from the question here which has a answer saying that this has been asked and answered on Stack Overflow. OK all normal and a common occurence. However in this case the question ...
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Comment deleted but not addressed

First, I must indicate that I'm new on this stack and may not be aware of how it works here. I'm referring to this question where all comments seem to have disappeared: Is it possible to run Internet ...
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Why have there been a lot of old questions showing up on the front page on April 2nd?

I wonder why there have been a lot of old posts suddenly showing up on the front page on April 2nd? It's hard to find new questions among all these apparently unchanged old posts. What is going on ...
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StackExchange theme problem: is the website hacked? [duplicate]

Every time I check the website, I see the following theme. And the mouse cursor has tails now. Does any one else have the same problem? Is the site hacked?
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90's style theme on Ask Different!

What's this theme on Ask Different? What's the reason behind enabling it?
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Most Active Contributors Monthly Report - February 2019

Welcome to the 17th edition of the monthly Ask Different Most Active Contributors Report. Please don't hesitate to share your valuable feedback in the comments. Report for February 2019 This report ...
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Let's support Dark Mode!

With the introduction of dark mode in macOS, Safari Technology Preview 68 has released a new feature called prefers-color-scheme which lets us detect whether the user has dark mode enabled with a ...
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How to thank an Ask Different user that saved my MacBook Pro, as well as my personal finances from destruction?

How can I thank a user in the Ask Different community for providing an answer so exceptionally good that it saved my MacBook Pro from getting trashed? Now, seriously, this site is great, but as much ...
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Should a Question Ever be Removed from Hot Network Questions

Today a new update was made to Hot Network Questions, it included giving moderators the ability to remove a question from HNQ. There are times when the hotness formula selects a question that a ...
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Why are visited links not rendered differently from non-visited links in AskDifferent?

I subscribe to several SE sites. I've noticed that the question links on the Questions page are rendered differently on the AskDifferent site than they are on the other sites I visit: After clicking ...
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What's a 'wall of text' question here?

Howto good question says: give context and detail. Linking etiquette prescribes quoting the target, yet when posting just three smallish paragraphs plus two links with quotes that despite proper ...
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Most Active Contributors Monthly Report - January 2019

Welcome to the 16th edition of the monthly Ask Different Most Active Contributors Report. Please don't hesitate to share your valuable feedback in the comments. Report for January 2019 This report ...
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Most Active Contributors Discontinued?

I haven't seen the Most Active Contributors monthly report since Dec 2018. I find the info very interesting and informative (h/t @Monomeeth). Has that been discontinued? It looks like it takes a ...

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