I posted this question on Ask Different a few days ago. In this short time, it became very popular and got over 25 upvotes. However, a moderator put it on hold for "being off-topic". I have the highest respect for the specific moderator in this case, but I just wanted to put it to Meta, are questions on Apple history on-topic or is the Ask Different forum just for practical questions about Apple hardware/software?

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    Thanks for raising this here so many moderators (elected and non elected moderators) can weigh in and help - I’m that guy that voted to put your question on hold.
    – bmike Mod
    Commented Mar 27, 2018 at 23:41
  • Would you mind if I linked to your question and added an edit to this meta post explaining some of the original reasons why asking about Apple is off topic here? apple.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/2608/…
    – bmike Mod
    Commented Mar 28, 2018 at 0:06
  • @bmike No problemo! Feel free to edit it as much as you wish.
    – Srevilo
    Commented Mar 28, 2018 at 4:57
  • @bmike Just read that response you linked to. Seems legit :P
    – Srevilo
    Commented Mar 28, 2018 at 4:59

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Firstly, thank you for your involvement and contribution to the site. I hope you find it to be a valuable resource!

With regard to your question, although it wasn't me, I agree with the Moderator's decision here. The question you asked is certainly interesting and a great discussion topic, but it's not well-suited for the main Q&A site.

The main Q&A site is designed for questions from users who have a practical problem they are trying to solve with their Apple product or service.

The What topics can I ask about here? page provides a great summary of what is on topic. And the What types of questions should I avoid asking? page is also helpful.

For questions such as the one you asked, we do have a chat room that allows for more general discussion.

  • Ok, sounds good. I understand your point.
    – Srevilo
    Commented Mar 28, 2018 at 4:58

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