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Question closed with no feedback for improvement; how can I improve the question?

My post Drive setup for Time Machine and file sharing connected to router was closed for being opinion-based. That's fine; I can accept that. None of the five users who voted to close the question ...
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How can I show my research when posting a question on how to view which meeting participant admitted a guest from the lobby into an MS Teams meeting?

I posted a question How can I see which meeting participant admitted a guest from the lobby into the meeting?, which closed with the following close reason (which is one of the default close reasons): ...
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2023: a year in moderation

It’s that time of the year again! As we wave goodbye to last year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here might be ...
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Announcement: minor edits to the Ask Different Tour

First off - thanks for doing your parts in an excellent 2023 here in the community of asking for help and learning together while using Apple products and services. Everyone on meta, doing moderation ...
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Can we have [usb-c] as a distinct tag from [usb] rather than a synonym?

In looking at the tags available for USB I find that [usb] is synonymous with [usb3] and [usb-c] which I find a bit frustrating. If I'm looking for answers on something like DisplayPort or Thunderbolt ...
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Possible Spam Questions

It really looks this question - Developed an addiction. How can I block websites? - is a clever marketing spam post to promote Freedom.to ... it's written in a manner to reject all other reasonable ...
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How to send a message to a moderator

I made a post but the post was deleted. I do not know why. How do I send a message to a moderator to find out?
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Flagged post didn't get re-edited

While going through my usual reviews of posts, I will also check for accessibility, formatting, grammar, etc. I came across an answer that was quoting a link they provided but the quote was formatted ...
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Should we be slower to close some questions?

"Welcome to Stack Exchange. Your question has been closed." So goes the old joke. Here's a classic example of a post from someone who's clearly not very tech savvy, looking for help with a ...
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Why can't you re-upvote comments?

Pretty straightforward question: Why can't we re-upvote comments? For example, when I accidentally upvote a comment, almost instantly cancel my upvote because it was a mistake and realise after ...
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Edit an old post

While browsing the main site, I came upon some (very) old posts (questions and answers) that needed editing (formatting/capitalization/typos/etc.) but I was unsure whether to edit them or not ...
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Cross-post to Apple Developers forums - what should I do?

I just found a person who posted the exact same question both on Ask Different and on Apple Developers forums. I just asked them if it was them and they said "yes". What should I do about it?...
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Create a `sonoma` tag

As the new macOS version is announced (macOS 14 Sonoma), I suggest we create a tag for it. Previous macOS versions have their own tags, Sonoma should have its own.
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Why did the voting buttons change to this horrible design?

I just noticed that in the past hour, some changes were made on voting buttons, it became: Why were these changed? The previous ones were really good. Those ones are unaesthetic and aren't even well-...
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What do we do with 'useless old questions'?

What do we do with 'useless old questions'? Ones that never really defined the problem, will never have an answer & no-one would care if they vanished off the face of the earth. They don't provide ...
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Comments on Review Actions

My edit was rejected and I posted a comment on the related question/answer. I was then told I shouldn’t do this. I thought comments were for clarifications. What’s the proper etiquette here?
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Retro Tag for Vintage/Obsolete Apple Tech?

Just putting this out there for opinions. Would having a “Retro” tag be beneficial? I am thinking this could cover everything older than, say 15 years old (i.e. White Unibody MacBook) and include all ...
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Edit suggestions ban threshold

I got blocked from editing again. I wanted to know from when (ratio approve/reject?) I get blocked. For example, in my last 10 suggested edits, 7 were approved and 3 were rejected. Is this the ratio? ...
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April fools 2023?

I visited AD on April 1st this year (as well as every day in March and April) but I didn't see anything for April fools. I have seen other posts on AD Meta on April fools for other years but I'm not ...
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Are questions about the Apple website allowed?

I've got a quite unusual question here. Would asking a question about the Apple website directly be on-topic? If so, what are the specifications or the "checklist" I should follow when ...
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Mass edit reject - why?

I have proposed a few edits, and all of them, even the most worthy of being accepted got rejected for an ambiguous reason : "The edit does not improve the quality of the post. Changes to the ...
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Answer from someone's comment

This can be considered as an ethical question. I was wondering if, when seeing someone's comment answering the question on which it was posted, I can add an answer based on that comment. Of course, ...
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Discussion requested on a tag synonym cleanup - sed and awk / unix

We have questions on the synonyms for unix On Ask Different, freebsd is a synonym of unix Separate Linux tag from Unix One of the problems in doing anything is that there seems to be no agreement on ...
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Middle Sidebar Advertising

As you all know, advertising is an important source of revenue for Stack Overflow and it helps us support all the sites across the Stack Exchange Network and the resources that go into maintaining and ...
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On Ask Different, freebsd is a synonym of unix

Preamble Why do you pull BSD and Linux people into your business? Context The moderators of this site don't understand what synonym means ("exactly or nearly the same as another word") and ...
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“Urgent” edit due to new Imgur ToS and loss of images

I reviewed two “urgent” edits that were done because the editor referred to a Meta post Imgur TOS change on May 15th could cause the loss of thousands of StackExchange images! The first answer and the ...
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Retract a suggested edit

It already happened that I initially wanted to edit a post, posted my edit and noticed that it wasn't really useful after having posted. Is it possible to retract my edit somehow?
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Another very small question with same topic as another one

I have another question about the meaning of some very small parameter linked with MDM and this question, do I post another question, a comment or do I make it an edit to the question? The parameter ...
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Add Ask Different to MS Edge Sidebar

This is just a simple "Hey! Check out this new feature post..." Microsoft added a sidebar and you can add in websites. StackOverflow is already on their list, but you can add in Ask ...
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Can we have notifications for review queues?

I am looking for a way to get notifications in real time as when I earn reputation or have something in my inbox but for review queues. I have seen in other Meta SE questions that it was the case ...
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Make [ios-16] and add it as synonym of [ios]

I suggest making ios-16 and adding it as a synonym of ios. ios already contains recovery-mode, ios-beta, ios-12, ios13, ios-13, ios14 and ios-15. Since iOS 16 got released in the end of 2022, I think ...
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How to propose tag synonyms?

I want to propose a synonym for a tag, how do I do? I have read that it is available to create tag synonyms for users that have 2.5k rep but I don't know from when it's possible to propose a tag ...
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This post is marked as a duplicate, but none of the "original" questions provide the actual answer

I have run into an issue and Googled and found this answer to my issue. In Ventura, I'm finding that Finder windows will follow me from space to space. It's marked as a duplicate and 4 other questions ...
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Do I have to edit all of my posts when I do an upgrade?

I will soon be doing an update on my iPad. Should I edit all of my questions where I mention the OS update?
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Why are some people not providing explanations when downvoting posts?

Some of my posts got downvoted but the downvoters didn't tell me why it was downvoted, making it difficult for me to imrove the post because I don't know what's not right with it. Why are people doing ...
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Where are close votes?

Where are close votes located on questions and answers? I don't see the number of voters anywhere, on any question.
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What to do if your question is already old and ignored, but still unanswered?

I still need to find a solution to my problem. Can I repost the same question? Can I "bump" the old question? Do I just have to give up on this site (for this question) and look for help at ...
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Why does it not show when you get downvoted?

Normally, when you gain reputation, it shows a little number at the top right of the cup with a star on it (next to inbox). Why isn't it showing when you lose reputation as when you get downvoted? I ...
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What’s up with the Favicon?

In the last couple/few days, I have noticed the favicon go from the Apple clover on a white background to a bold letter “A” on a red background. Did we change anything or are we in the midst of a ...
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Why are my edits rejected (and why am I suspended from editing)?

I wanted to pose this topic to our community members with the review privilege (part of the moderator tools) so they could share their reasoning behind the decisions to reject an edit. From this, I ...
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Question led to a followup question — asked in separate question, marked duplicate

I asked: Why does Finder.app Sort by Kind sort extensions in reverse order. The answer was: Sort by Kind doesn't sort by extension. Fair enough. The question answers the unexpected (to some) behavior ...
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Suggested Edit was MUCH longer than original answer

So I ran across an answer to a question that was not much more than a couple of short sentences and the suggested edit was six paragraphs plus three images: https://apple.stackexchange.com/review/...
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2022: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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Why would a moderator delete the first duplicate answer in the timeline?

If an answer gets deleted by a moderator - presumably because it was considered a duplicate - why would said moderator delete the first answer in the timeline, especially after the poster has put in ...
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Stack Exchange iOS App is giving me errors

I have been using the Stack Exchange iOS app for years. Today, for the first time, I was unable to comment or ask using it for Ask Different. It suggested that I log out and back in. When I did ...
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How to improve this question

This question was closed: Free WYSIWYG Markdown editor with the motivation Questions asking to recommend or find a Mac, book, tool, tutorial or other off-site resource are off-topic for Ask Different ...
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Help with shells

Newbie here. I (still) use the MacOS terminal a lot. I have some very specific questions about bash. Can someone tell me where the best place to post these might be?
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Help me understand why my flag was declined

I raised a flag for this answer by user MindingMyBusiness which has virtually the same information as this answer by user drivec. The flagged answer is also saying "Thank you". As far as I ...
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AWS will be sponsoring Ask Different

We're thrilled to announce that AWS will be sponsoring Ask Different starting on July 22 through December 31. We wanted to give you a heads-up and walk you through what that means. How and where will ...
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Why is it hard to get answers and responses here? Or is this a false impression?

I've been a Stack Exchange user for about seven years, mostly on Unix & Linux. I noticed recently that I have a slight impression that it's pointless to ask about my Apple problems on this site, ...
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