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Please join me in thanking George (a.k.a. grgarside) on his earning 100k reputation

We have a new 100k reputation contributer to the site. George a.k.a grgarside has passed the 100k mark and has clearly done an amazing job at documenting useful, clear, helpful answers. He stands ...
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2017 Community Moderator Election Results

Ask Different's 4th moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the 3 new moderators are: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank them for ...
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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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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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Most Active Contributors Monthly Report - October 2017

Welcome to the first edition of the Ask Different Most Active Contributors Report. This report will be published Monthly / Quarterly / Yearly. Please don't hesitate to share your valuable feedback in ...
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Apple's 'Let's meet at our place' event (Fall 2017)

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 7 September 2016 we saw the iPhone 7 range,...
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Discussion on 2016 Holiday Moderation

Since everyone here plays a part in moderation, I wanted to feature one post on how to ask about software recommendations from meta: How should I ask about getting a software recommendation? Since ...
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Mass modify product names for consistent formatting (for example, change XCode to Xcode)

In my opinion, Ask Different would be great if Apple product names only appeared as: Xcode iPhone iPod touch iPad OS X Mac OS X and I never saw: XCode, xCode, xcode, XCODE IPhone IPod Touch, iTouch ...
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Separate Linux tag from Unix

I just tried to retag a question as linux which was based on not finding a Ubuntu boot disk However I see Linux is a synonym of Unix which surely is wrong for this group as the differences matter a ...
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Why was my edit removing code formatting reverted?

I recently made an edit to this answer: Apple Mail keeps crashing frequently after RAM problem I removed the code formatting from the text, except the shell commands as these are code. My edit was ...
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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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Most Active Contributors Quarterly Report - 4th Quarter 2017

Welcome to the first 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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Most Active Contributors Monthly Report - December 2017

Welcome to the third edition of the Ask Different Most Active Contributors Report. This report will be published Monthly / Quarterly / Yearly. Please don't hesitate to share your valuable feedback in ...
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Reverse [handoff] and [continuity] tag synonyms

I fielded a question this evening regarding an issue with Apple's Handoff functionality, which was introduced in iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite. The tag handoff is only shown as a synonym of continuity. ...
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Moderator Pro Tem Announcement

As we enter the second week of the public beta, we desperately need members from the site whose focus is to engage the community, both in community-building issues and site management. That's why we ...
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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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Most Active Contributors Monthly Report - April 2018

Welcome to the seventh 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 2018 This report ...
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Most Active Contributors Monthly Report - February 2018

Welcome to the fifth 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 2018 This ...
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Should making edits bump a question to the top of the list?

I noticed today that even a tiny edit like simply removing the word "thanks" form the end of a question can bump it right back to the top of the list of questions. Whilst this does alert interested ...
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Most Active Contributors Monthly Report - July 2019

Welcome to the 22nd 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 2019 This report ...
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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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Most Active Contributors Monthly Report - January 2018

Welcome to the fourth edition of the monthly Ask Different Most Active Contributors Report. This report will be published Monthly / Quarterly / Yearly. Please don't hesitate to share your valuable ...
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There must be a better old question for “I lost my iPhone, now what do I do?”

Upon reaching this new question, "What actions can be taken with lost and locked phone?" I followed the duplicate question link to "Lost iPhone, what action to take?" and read the answer and followed ...
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Announcement: new mobile ads

We wanted to let you know that we are currently testing some new ads on the mobile version of Ask Different. They are shown in two places right now: the bottom of the home page, and the question page (...
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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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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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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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Most Active Contributors Quarterly Report - 1st Quarter 2018

Welcome to the second 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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Rename [podcasts-app] → [podcasts.app] for consistency

I propose renaming the tag podcasts-app to podcasts.app for consistency with other app tags. The majority of tags for apps on iOS, watchOS, and macOS end in .app to specify it is about the platform-...
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How to rescue this QA

Applescript Won't Invoke Shortcut Command This entire QA, including all 3 answers & a myriad comments, is more of an online troubleshooting conversation than a true QA. The final answer I ...
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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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Typing question/answer via iPhone very slow

I've just typed an answer on AD and it's way slower than typing a question or answer on this meta for example. I am using Mobile Safari browser and not enabling the mobile theme - so it's basically ...
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Podcast #9: Google+, Lion, Ask Different's Growth

We’re back! Our (unplanned) summer sabbatical has ended, and we begin again. The length and frequency of our previous shows was too exhausting, so we're cutting back a bit. Our shows will not occur ...
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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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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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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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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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Most Active Contributors Monthly Report - June 2018

Welcome to the ninth 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 2018 This report ...
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Tag wikis should not contain “Questions about” or “Concerning”

A tag, by definition, is for questions about its stated topic. Repeating "questions about" or variants thereof ("concerning", etc) is redundant and looks bad.
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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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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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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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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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Merge [charge] and [charger] into [charging]

Merge charge and charger into charging (largest of the three) This seems like a straightforward merge, similar contents. Might even be worth merging into power unless charging is significantly ...
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Do we need a generic off-topic close reason?

I don't have vote to close privileges here, but wanted to flag this question as off topic. Simply because it's not in the scope of this site, and just asking for an external website. However, the ...
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Why are my comment flags (obsolete) declined?

Is it possible to use Macbook with 0% health? The first is what you mean by "accu" ? and the second The battery. I thought it was a word in English, my bad I have use flag for both with "...
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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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2017 Community Moderator Election

The 2017 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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Should [energy] be renamed to [energy-impact] or be a synonym of [power-management]?

energy-saving is already a synonym of power-management, but energy is separate. It is used on a variety of questions, mostly in unison with power-management for general energy questions, or when ...
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Canonical Windows emulation question

Should we make this question into a canonical Windows question. Either by putting each piece of software into an answer or at least splitting the emulators (Virtual Box, Parallels and Fusion) ...