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Questions tagged [asking-questions]

This is meta-meta: questions specifically about the process of asking and posting questions.

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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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App to lock phone

I’m looking for apps which lock the phone, either for a specific app (I.e. “don’t use Facebook for 1 day”) or for the full phone (I.e., “don’t use any app for the whole day”). On Android this is ...
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What exactly is a recommendation question on Ask Different?

Ask Different closes some questions as off topic and one broad category employed to keep the questions (and thus answers) highly focused on practical questions that have objectively verifiable ...
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Prerequisites for Canonisable Questions / Scope of Ask Different

Sparked by the question: What is coreduetd? This got criticised for being: "it’s also a canonical question for one we want to close as “too broad” and “too wiki” - we don’t want to encourage ...
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Migration rejection followed by repost on original site closed as duplicate, how do I proceed?

I had asked a question on the IoT and they immediately migrated it over to Ask Different, where it sat for a while (almost 2 weeks) and no answers. A moderator from Ask Different thought it should be ...
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Multiple Part Questions

I have a question I would like to ask and in typing it out I realize that the same post could end with three, closely related, yet different questions. What is the consensus on multiple part ...
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Should I answer an existing old question or ask/answer my own new question?

Is there a point when a question gets too old to answer it? Before today, there was no easy way to tell if your iOS device is currently jailbroken, but an iOS security analyst has developed an ...
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When did we become a scriptwriting service?

NB: This is probably not the first time a question of this nature has been asked, but I could not find anything similar. While scrolling through the front page/review today, I noticed a trend that ...
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Are questions about the effect of upgrading iOS out-of-topic

Are the following types of questions considered out-of-topic at Ask Different? - Will my iPhone X be able to run iOS X without lagging - Anyone tried to install iOS X on iPad X, what's your ...
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Upgrade related questions appropriate?

Appropriate to ask for advice on upgrading on this site? For instance, if a user says "I have this computer was set up a, and $500 to spend, what are the best upgrades to spend my money on?", will ...
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What do I do if I have a series of smaller questions?

Let's say that for instance I have a series of very short questions with an average of 5-10 words each. Do I normally ask a question for every? Or can I ask small questions in one question? Or should ...
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Draft forgets title of question

I was writing a question on apple.stackexchange.com. I saw the little “draft saved”. I went away, then I went back to the page. I found my draft question, with even the tags, but the title was empty. ...
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Questions asking “Has anyone else experienced this?”

I'm seeing a fair number of questions that describe a problem then ask whether anyone else has experienced the problem. This invites a host of "yes, I've had that problem" (or worse, but less common, "...
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New users don't tag questions correctly

Here's a sample of two, consecutive, new user questions posted a while ago that prompted this discussion. Let's ignore the non-optimal titles for now and focus on the choices for the tags on the ...
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“You can only post once every 20 minutes.”?

Rare occasion. I actually have two questions about Apple products and it complains What gives? I don't quite understand the rationale whichever way I think about it. Even if this is something to ...
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How should I ask about getting a software recommendation?

I am looking for software advice and don't want to ask a question like: "What is the best racing game for iOS?" "What is the best free alternative to Photoshop?" Those sort of questions get down ...
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Does Ask Different have a different tag-suggester than other SE sites?

I’m using an old version of IOS Safari (original iPad). Of course, there a lot of minor irritations with the UI. One of them is that on all SE sites, selecting a suggested tag takes anywhere from ...
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Wrong “correction” of the title

Please have a look here : How to have Safari open links with the evil target attribute open in the same tab? These curly quotes in the title of my question are totally wrong ! This sort of “...
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question allowed here? buying a battery replacement for Macbook Air if Apple doesn't have official service in the country

I am considering to post the following question. Will it be allowed at AskDifferent? Any suggestions on how it can be improved? title: battery replacement for Macbook Air (if original Apple service ...
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Can I ask a question asking for iPhone pre-purchase advice?

I have a question I'd like to ask before purchasing a new iPhone that involves advice about switching carriers, carrier reception, if in my circumstances I should be going through a physical store or ...
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What is wrong with this hardware question for Ask Different and is there a better way to ask it?

Here is the question https://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/41969/what-input-devices-do-you-find-to-be-an-indespensable-part-of-using-your-mac The question is not intended to be about shopping ...
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What are this site's quality standards?

I am unable to post a question because "it does not meet our quality standards": Where can I learn about said standards? I see no mention of them in the FAQ.
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When should I ask here, and when should I ask at Super User?

So what's the difference (assuming i'm asking an apple related question)?