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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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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 ...
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Most Active Contributors Monthly Report - August 2018

Welcome to the 11th edition of the monthly Ask Different Most Active Contributors Report. This report introduces some minor changes to the terminology used to better convey what the metrics are ...
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What are the rules on creating a second account?

I know that users are allowed to create second accounts but what are the rules on how those two accounts can interact or how they can be used? For example, the two questions below were most likely ...
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Live Chat event for Apple's 'Gather round' announcement (Fall 2018)

Join us in Ask Different Chat As many of us know, in September most years Apple hosts a press event during which new products are announced. For example, on 12 September 2017 we saw the iPhone X ...
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Can we fix the answers as comments problem?

As I understand it new users cannot comment on a post for some reason but they can answer. The problem is that new users are unfamiliar with the site and see a text box and type their comment ...
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What exactly are “off-site resources” from the “off-topic” close reason?

The close reason off-topic states Questions asking to recommend or find a Mac, book, tool, tutorial or other off-site resource are off-topic for Ask Different as they tend to attract opinionated ...
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Does this post's status suffer from wrong close reason and is indicative of robo reviewing?

This site suffers from overzealous community reviewers and trigger happy close voters. This can be exemplified with one of my recent posts: Is there any objective data on Apple laptop hardware ...
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Most Active Contributors Monthly Report - July 2018

Welcome to the tenth edition of the monthly Ask Different Most Active Contributors Report. Please don't hesitate to share your valuable feedback in the comments. Report for July 2018 This report ...
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Ask Different new site theme is live

We rolled out the new site theme for Ask Different. It is now live. What new theme? If you're like, "What the heck are you talking about?", then you should read the Meta Stack Exchange post ...
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Check if a question has already been asked

How can I ensure whether a question that I have has been already asked and answered? Ask Different currently has a huge and growing collection of questions. How do I effectively search through them, ...
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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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How can I quickly update my email address for the site?

If I find out that I’ve accidentally made a bunch of user accounts and want to edit them one by one and then merge them - I find it’s a lot easier if they all share the same email address. Is there ...
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Comment flags & upvote arrows - another change?

This is another of my "Am I going mad or did this behaviour change recently?" questions. I'm sure the grey upvote & flag icons didn't used to appear unless you hovered over them. Now they seem to ...
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Is it ok to “thank” someone by upvoting many of their questions?

Often, in an attempt to help people with chat-questions (questions that can not be answered without troubleshooting many, many steps and without asking many questions to the point where doing it in ...
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Most Active Contributors Quarterly Report - 2nd Quarter 2018

Welcome to the third Quarterly edition of the Ask Different Most Active Contributors Report. While similar to the monthly report, this report differs in that it contains fewer sections but lists the ...
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What is wrong with this edit

What’s wrong with this edit? I thought shortlinks were banned and should be removed.