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Should one remove me too part and hope it helps part from an answer?

Catalina and iOS 13 brought in a lot of new users and they try to be polite and helpful and write answers like: I was having the same problem, my MacBook Pro, model xxxx, macOS xxxx was not doing ...
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Is asking a “list-like” question regarding incompatible 32-bit apps in macOS Catalina off-topic?

The subject pretty much says it all: Is asking a “list-like” question regarding incompatible 32-bit apps in macOS Catalina off-topic? I am well aware list-like questions (aka: questions that inspire ...
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Add a Linux tag?

I have just answered a question here which related to what version of the Linux kernel would work with a MBP. The question was tagged as Dual-Boot and Unix. The question was about dual-booting ...
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After 3 years I posted an up-to-date answer and got some bad feedback — What should I do?

We are talking about this question: How to schedule airplane mode? Jun 15, 2016 — I asked the question how to schedule the Airplane Mode on my iPhone. Got answer mentioning it was not possible ...
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This duplicate - Are we missing something?

Earlier this month I asked my first question on this site. See: I think my Mac swallowed Facebook and Twitter - How to get them back? Today I came back and found it had been closed as a Duplicate of ...
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Most Active Contributors Monthly Report - June 2019

Welcome to the 21st edition of the monthly Ask Different Most Active Contributors Report. Please don't hesitate to share your valuable feedback in the comments. Report for June 2019 This report ...
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Live Chat event for Apple's 'By innovation only' announcement (Fall 2019)

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 2018 we saw the iPhone XS and ...
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how to edit such long code/error blocks?

Accessing fileURL from My Photo Stream says "Operation not permitted" This question has a terrible formatting. It is not suitable for: Text: as it is code(in some form) and such texts are ...
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Are questions related to issues with the user interface in Photoshop on-topic?

Photoshop is constantly moving the window application on macOS when the menu bar overlaps it. The menu bar is set to be hidden automatically. This is a question about the Photoshop user interface and ...
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Most Active Contributors Monthly Report - May 2019

Welcome to the 20th edition of the monthly Ask Different Most Active Contributors Report. Please don't hesitate to share your valuable feedback in the comments. Report for May 2019 This report ...
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Adding hints for including code in questions about scripting

Proposal Since questions about AppleScript, Automator, and UNIX shell scripting are on-topic here, more impetus should be given to the questioner to include the script they have used. Reference ...
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Editing for style rather than content

From time to time, I see a lot of editing being done that can be described as "merely a linguistic style choice", rather than a correction to spelling or a clarification of the question at hand. Often,...
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Most Active Contributors Monthly Report - April 2019

Welcome to the 19th edition of the monthly Ask Different Most Active Contributors Report. Please don't hesitate to share your valuable feedback in the comments. Report for April 2019 This report ...
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Shout out to people for rescuing questions

I wanted to publicly recognize a handful of people that no surprise are here to help. (And very effective at helping) https://stackoverflow.blog/2019/06/18/adios-to-unfriendly-badges-ahoy-lifejacket-...
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Stating affiliation when recommending a 3rd party software/tool

I have experienced that when writing an answer, it is generally a good practise to state the affiliation (or not) with the developer of the 3rd party app/tool if one is recommended as part of the ...
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Post ownership of an item appearing in Low Quality Posts Review queue

I was working through the Ask Different, Low Quality Posts Review Queue. Per my experience, I understand that most posts end up getting a delete vote and gets deleted eventually. I understand (please ...
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How to address follow on questions?

@merchako has this comment on the answer https://apple.stackexchange.com/a/224772/1860: So far, there are two questions in this comment thread that I think are highly relevant to establishing a ...
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Why was my edit rejected?

I've fixed a misspelling of OSX El Capitan in an older post, why was it rejected?
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Do my eyes deceive me? Lots of people lost a lot of reputation today

I wanted to address what was raised in chat today where some reputation changes were made and many of the highest reputation people decreased substantial amounts of reputation (and by substantial - ...
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Live Chat event for Apple's Keynote Address (WWDC 2019)

As most of us know, each year Apple hosts its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). Typically, Apple launches the WWDC with a keynote address during which it introduces upcoming software and ...
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Why was this question not closed?

I read this question about giving your iPhone & passcode to another person. The OP asked What's the things the can do and what trace would be around to identify that action? To my reading and ...
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Adding a Bot To Main Room

I proposed this feature in Chat a while ago and haven't had any complaints, but I wanted to ask the community before I added it. I have developed a bot and would like to add it to the Ask Different ...
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Tag guidance spotlight - is the hacking tag representative of group consensus?

I wanted to hi-light recent changes to the hacking tag on the main site. I took out all the “dictionary” definition from the excerpt and made it 100% about usage guidance - what should be tagged and ...
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Most Active Contributors Monthly Report - March 2019

Welcome to the 18th edition of the monthly Ask Different Most Active Contributors Report. Please don't hesitate to share your valuable feedback in the comments. Report for March 2019 This report ...
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How should software development related issues be handled?

I’ve seen several issues punted to the Unix/Linux or StackOverflow exchanges, but that’s problematic. Many things are unique to the Apple platforms. Thanks to Darwin’s UNIX underpinnings and ...
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Can we make this question stronger with facts and references?

One question had a couple close votes that I cleared. The comments are very good and the question is a bit soft in my eyes, but I think Bill is super smart and has a good core question. Why do so ...
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Many supposed questions are actually requests for debugging

Quite a number of questions posted require debugging of an individual situation. I don't think any of us volunteers are longing to be unpaid technical support, especially without the tools required to ...
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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 ...