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Should I bounty one of these to get a canonical answer for Catalina era hardware?

There are quite a few versions of “I want an external display, an open clamshell and no display whatsoever” questions: How to automatically turn black main monitor when external monitor is connected ...
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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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Where is the list of canonical questions stored for Ask Different?

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 ...
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Why we're not customer support for [company X or product Y]

Why do many questions asking for customer support get closed on Ask Different: Help! My computer doesn't work https://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/276062/how-long-to-recover-an-apple-account ...
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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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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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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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My question was closed as duplicate

My question about iOS 11.4 Full Jailbreak was closed as a duplicate although it was asked 1 month earlier than an “original” question. Can someone investigate this?
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Why does the FAQ say “asking how/why Apple does <some thing XYZ>” is off-topic?

I just asked a question about "Why Apple doesn't support android gear watches?" and did a lot of research on how they could support them. Other similar questions have been closed (or edited or simply ...
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Thoughts on OPs deleting questions

I have encountered this a few times recently: A user will ask a question about a problem, the solution to which is generally a one-liner troubleshooting thing posted in the comments (i.e. "Have you ...
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Why was my question closed asking why Apple didn’t implement a hardware feature in a specific device?

Why does the larger iPad pro support fewer LTE bands than the smaller one? This was VTC'd despite not being "based on opinion, rather than facts, references, or specific expertise." In specific, the ...
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Why was this question with 9 upvotes closed as “”Basic Customer Support or questions asking to recommendation"?

I found out that the question Equivalent of Dragon NaturallySpeaking's HeardWord function in Dragon Dictate 4 got closed two months ago (since no comment was left, I didn't receive any ...
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Could my question(s) be reopened?

I made a small goof. I asked two hardware questions about Keyboards and Mice. The questions are very similar and, accidentally, I typed in the same title for both (referencing keyboards.) These ...
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Sales Figures are Off Topic?

Here's a question I asked: https://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/232549/old-ipod-ipod-mini-sales-figures It was put On Hold, with this reason chosen: "Basic Customer Support or questions ...
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Are questions regarding topics whose legality is questionable allowed?

If you search jailbreak, you find 601 questions at time of writing related to jailbreaking one's device. The legality of this is debatable, but yet these questions are being answered. Should we close ...
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Challenging status of a question marked as duplicate

Recently, a question was marked as a duplicate since there was a similar, but not an actual duplicate, of the question already existing. In short, the situation was this: Original question was "How ...
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Once I have sufficient reputation and I vote to close, can I still flag for a moderator to finish the vote?

As far as I know, you need a certain number of close votes to close a question. I have seen some high reputation users closing questions for several reasons. I also saw a moderator closing the ...
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What does the Gold Badge next to a name on a duplicate post notice mean?

Recently, I found this when I was editing: What does the gold circle in the shape of a badge mean? Gold Badges don't appear on all marked as duplicate post notices.
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Can someone help with sorting / merging questions about transferring iTunes store balances?

I've closed a few questions as dupes to link questions about: Transferring iTunes store credit between accounts in general Disposing of iTunes store credit to allow region / currency changes Can I ...
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How to get my question re-opened?

I recently asked this question Are there USB-A to USB-C adapters for the Early 2015 MacBook and it was closed as "primarily opinion-based" due to there not being enough detail since it was all rumours ...
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Vote to close? I disagree, comments?

I saw this on the review queue as a Vote to Close. How can I get a me.com e-mail address? I voted to leave open - I guess my prerogative as much as anyone else's, but it prompted me to actually ...
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How should I handle questions about forgotten credentials

I have a problem how to handle the 99% new users with questions how to crack a password, or AppleID, in some cases forgotten recovery email, or claiming the email is no longer in use. The questions ...
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Remove duplicate status for a non-duplicate question

Disable iPhoto auto launch when connecting an iPhone or iPad is marked as duplicate. It's not. It's similar but it only pertains to iPhoto specifically in Yosemite. Got feedback that it should ...
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Reopening specific Yosemite pre-release questions

There are similar questions regarding reopening in here, but the 'master' question is about Lion & has no accepted answer. I'm aiming for more specific questions, as people spot them, to perhaps ...
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Question migrated to meta and remains on homepage

Is this expected behavior? When I click on the link on the homepage it brings me to meta, but why does the link stay behind? https://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/131360/similar-group-like-...
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What can be done to improve this question?

I've put a hold on this question: Does anyone know any good Diagnostic tools? It strikes me as something we want on the site, but as worded, it's far too vague to be searchable IMO. We don't have ...
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Allow “How to Learn Objective-C”-Type Questions?

Came across this question about learning Objective-C. While the FAQ explicitly disallows "Code-level programming questions", this is clearly not a code-level question, and I think there's some value ...
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What should be done with questions marked as duplicates of deleted questions?

There are a number of questions that are marked as duplicate of deleted questions: Will Lion X be downloadable for everyone? How to recover deleted files from Iphone 4(iOS 4.3) full wireless keyboard ...
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Which of these questions should remain open?

We have had several questions about people buying second hand phones and some have been closed as duplicate. How can I bypass Activation Lock? How to open iPhone 5c locked with an iCloud account? ...
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Question was locked and put on hold, but the banners only show 'on hold' and migration

Came across this question: Enforcing single docent copy in iOS [on hold] It's on hold and locked, according to timeline, and I can't comment/edit… Yet the banners below the post only shows the ...
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New Close Process - Too localised

Part of the new close process is to remove the Too Localized reason to close. The reasoning is given on meta stackexchange. The main reason is it is being misused on SO and a few other sites. The ...
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Changes are coming to the close process. What custom reasons might help this site best?

I wanted to post a main announcement here: Closing changes: on hold, unclear, too broad, opinion-based, off-topic reasons, bye-bye to Too Localized These changes are going to be a very nice benefit ...
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Requesting re-open votes for a question

I've asked a question on Apple.SE and it was closed. After I successfully argued here that the reason for closing was inadequate, the original closer and others agreed it should be re-opened. It was, ...
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Requesting re-open votes for a question

I'm requesting that people vote to re-open this question: What programs have trouble with case-sensitive (HFSX) filesystems, and how to fix them? The reason for closing as given by the closer was: ...
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Why was my question closed?

So I woke up this morning and decided to go check on my most popular question with 5 upvotes, located here. I was hoping for an answer, as it's a question I'd really like answered - it's very ...
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Considering reopening this question

This question was closed due to not having a wide enough audience. I personally think that it should be reopened, as many people do use Quicksilver. What are your thoughts?
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What should we do with closed questions about pre-release/beta software after the software has been released?

A user had mentioned to another in the comments of one of the Lion questions that most, if not all, questions about Lion will be re-opened once it is released. This was news to me, although I would ...