Where can we store a list of questions that are considered canonical?

Canonical means that it's asked frequently enough to warrant an excellent clear and detailed answer that the site edits and maintains so that it's broad, clear and helps many people troubleshoot or solve a common issue or misunderstanding.

Rather than blame people for coming and asking the same question over and over, the intent is to organize and realize that this will never and and instead have an efficient manner to link these to canonical answers.

That way, if the new asker actually has a different question, it will be easier for them to edit the post and get it reopened. It also will signal to the community that the answers are going to be heavily used and that it's worth it to keep them current, clear, and exemplary so that they can shoulder the burden of answering many questions on the same core topic.

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The list of existing canonical questions is here:

iCloud and Apple ID accounts in general

(developer accounts have a section below)

iTunes Store


Game Center

  • How can I fix my Clash of Clans Villages or online account?

Mac / OS X

Apple Developer services and accounts.


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    Everyone. Go ahead and ask any question you feel committed to sheparding I to a canonical question. Just post your question and post a link here. Try to tack on to the end of a section and then ping someone in Ask Different Chat saying you’d like them to place it where it makes sense to them. That way you’re not promoting yours above others. Cheers and mahalo!
    – bmike Mod
    Commented Aug 28, 2018 at 1:39

I propose that links to the very good canonical questions (as sourced from the wiki answer on this question) should be added to the relevant tag wikis.

For example, or could include a link to this question:

I don't expect question askers to necessarily read each tag wiki and find their answers there. Rather, it would make it easier for people to search for duplicate questions and redirect askers to high-quality answers.

  • Thanks nic. I’ve made a new section for Apple accounts. I like your idea of linking here for this. Not sure we can link to a section of an answer using anchors perhaps?
    – bmike Mod
    Commented Apr 25, 2020 at 17:20

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