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Questions tagged [discussion]

The question you're asking is designed to solicit opinions or best-practices on a particular topic, with the goal of reaching community consensus.

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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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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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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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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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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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How do I ask a question so I can increase my “reputation score”? This seems impossible for a genuine user

How do I ask a question so I can increase my "reputation score"? This seems impossible for a genuine user doing genuine research, so that means anyone with a reputation is more corrupt than a genuine ...
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Is question-linking a part of a privilege? Which one? Or is that done through some other mechanism?

I'm to the point where I don't think I can bring myself to answer pkgutil --expand-full again. Like, ever again. I don't wanna be known for milking this one flag I dug up years ago. But somehow, ...
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false duplicate marking

How do you silence Mojave “Your Disk is almost full” notification? [duplicate] How do you silence Mojave "Your Disk is almost full" notification? The first two answers suggests to use the ...
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High Traffic question

This isn't a complaint, just a musing... what made everyone and their dog (or feline companion) vote on the lost iPad question? How can I prove to an airline that the iPad Mini they found is the one ...
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When I visit Ask Different, the listing of recent questions has some that appear to be written in the background

Recently when I visit Ask Different the list of questions has some that are faded out. I included a screenshot. Does anyone know why this is? I'm running High Sierra on my iMac. My browser is ...
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Why did my answer only receive half of the 50 bounty?

I spent some time on this for a 50 bounty, but it only got 25? MacOS highlight individual words as they are spoken, as iOS
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Changing Apple links depending on region

Some links from Apple are specific to a region. For example, I am basef in the UK: https://idmsa.apple.com/IDMSWebAuth/signin?appIdKey=6f59402f11d3e2234be5b88bf1c96e1e453a875aec205272add55157582a9f61&...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2019

2019 is here! And with the new year, as usual, comes a new iteration of Community Promotion Ads! Let’s refresh these for the coming year :) What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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Redacting post to hide device serial number

It appears that new (as well as some old) users on Ask Different do not blur out/hide the device serial number when posting screenshot as part of their question. While some may argue if sharing ...
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Make our badges Apple shaped

Different sites have different shapes badges according to the theme: Travel has a map pointer Android has an Android icon English Language Learners have bookmarks So why shouldn’t our badges be ...
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Most Active Contributors Monthly Report - December 2018

Welcome to the 15th edition of the monthly Ask Different Most Active Contributors Report. Please don't hesitate to share your valuable feedback in the comments. Report for December 2018 This report ...
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HOWTO Convert video to animated GIF

Many times, OPs are good enough to link videos to their question(s) so that we can have a view of the problem they are experiencing. The only problem with this is that it links to a video off of Ask ...
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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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Rename and synonym [ibooks] to [books]

In iOS 12 iBooks was renamed to Books. Shouldn’t we rename the iBooks tag to Books and make iBooks a synonym of Books?
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Why is background app refresh a synonym of multitasking?

Multitasking is using several apps at the same time. Whereas background app refresh is the app refreshing in the background even when not in use. Why are they synonyms?
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False closure as duplicate

How do I block cookies just on Medium.com? Someone decided a post was a duplicate, but cited article didn't answer the poster's question. Poster wanted to block cookies, but cited article would block ...
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What's wrong with my post?

How long does it take to convert a cdr to an iso? I believe this is the correct answer. I've successfully use similar commands as shown in the article. Why are people so negative? They are not ...
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Correcting the already Deleted question

What is the purpose behind having Moderators correcting my already Deleted Question ?
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When adding a bounty to an existing question, can I edit to elaborate criteria?

So, Replace existing duplicate files on APFS with clones is really the heart of a question I really want answered, and rather than re-ask, I think the right approach would be to add maybe a 1-200 rep ...
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Rename [two-step-authentication] to [two-step-verification]

Apple IDs can be protected by the feature two-step verification (legacy), currently tagged two-step-authentication, the feature two-factor authentication, currently tagged two-factor-authentication. ...
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Question put on hold as off-topic yet previous off-topic flag declined

This question was put on hold as off-topic. Yesterday I flagged it as off-topic before it was put on hold: Yet it was declined. Why is this?
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Rename and synonym [passbook] tag to [wallet]

iOS has a feature to store credit cards, loyalty passes and things like a digital wallet or passbook. Wallet seems to be the English name replacing passbook entirely a few years ago (around 3). On ...
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Merge the [refit] tag into [refind]?

There are currently 62 questions tagged [refit], and 58 tagged [refind]. rEFIt was a boot manager that made booting Linux on a Mac painless. It seems to have been superseded by rEFInd, which is still ...
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What do disputed flags mean?

So quite a few of my flags recently got disputed and I am not sure what that means and why there were disputed. Example: Flagged as low quality It got disputed. What does that mean and why did it ...
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Most Active Contributors Monthly Report - November 2018

Welcome to the 14th edition of the monthly Ask Different Most Active Contributors Report. Please don't hesitate to share your valuable feedback in the comments. Report for November 2018 This report ...
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What to do when the answer is too short for an answer

I have seen quite a few questions where people ask how could they do something by a certain method. Example: Transfer files to iPad via USB from Android As far as I am aware it isn’t possible so I ...
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Strange email about Ask Different from Stack Overflow

So recently I got an email from Stack Overflow saying that I am in the top whatever percent of rep earning users. What I found strange though is that it's from Stack Overflow, not Stack Exchange or ...
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Ask Different question checklist

Here's a list of questions to check after you've written a question (or to think about before you post your question): Have you done some research before asking the question? If your question doesn't ...
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Most Active Contributors Monthly Report - October 2018

Welcome to the 13th edition of the monthly Ask Different Most Active Contributors Report. Please don't hesitate to share your valuable feedback in the comments. Report for October 2018 This report ...
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Would this 'guide' be considered on-topic?

I saw this question and answer from the same person. It appears the OP wanted to post a 'guide' to users making the change from PC to Mac. Is a guide the proper question for a Q&A site? ...
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Most Active Contributors Monthly Report - September 2018

Welcome to the 12th edition of the monthly Ask Different Most Active Contributors Report. Please don't hesitate to share your valuable feedback in the comments. Report for September 2018 This ...
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Should we allow programming related questions now that Shortcuts has been released?

Previously, AskDifferent has been confined to asking programming questions relating mostly to AppleScript, Bash, and Automator as per the help section. But recently Apple has released the Shortcuts ...
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How do I deal with an answer in comments that isn't an answer but not a dupe either?

How do I deal with an answer in comments that isn't an answer but not a dupe either? I got this one - Creating desktops and opening programs on those desktops using applescript Which I kind of read ...
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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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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 ...