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Accidentally submitting comments by tapping the return button on iPad

On numerous occasions, I have posted an unfinished comment by accidentally pressing the return key on my iPad. (I personally think you should have to press the “Add Comment” button on the site to ...
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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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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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Tag cleanup for app stores

Currently we have synonyms as follows: There are 1300 questions that will be affected. I propose reversing the order and making appstore a synonym of app-store. I propose making ios-appstore a ...
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Why is there an independent ios-13 tag while ios-11 and ios-12 tags are mapped to the generic ios tag?

Why is there an independent ios-13 tag while ios-11 and ios-12 tags are mapped to the generic ios tag?
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Synonym reversal for recovery mode tag

I propose we reverse the direction of the tag synonym for recover mode: With 25 questions, there doesn't seem to be a need to differentiate between macOS and iOS at this point.
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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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Unable to ask a question in this forum

I am not able to ask a proper question in this forum. Can this be fixed please?
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A sincere apology to our community from ex user310476

I, Daniil Manokhin, ex user310476 would like to apologise for both the verbal and physical harm I did to the community. Why I am apologising I decided I can’t continue on this site in clean ...
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Dupe question… but answers are extremely different

I recently asked this question about disabling Siri entirely in the touch bar on the new Macbook Pro models. The question is technically a duplicate (and was marked as such), however the answers on ...
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How is No for an answer to a question that invites workarounds?

The upvote arrow tooltip reads This answer is useful "How to answer" reads Make sure your answer provides [what is asked] – or a viable alternative. .. Any answer that gets the asker going in ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 do I delete an answer which is link only?

There is this answer that is only a link. patrix has left a standard comment Answers on Ask Different need to be more than just a link. It's okay to include a link, but please summarize or excerpt ...
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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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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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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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Should beta OS questions be on-topic due to NDA changes + widening distribution by Apple

Questions that relate to Apple beta software (for example https://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/192902/restoring-a-backup-to-an-ios-9-device) are generally not allowed. My understanding is that ...
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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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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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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 my edit rejected?

I've fixed a misspelling of OSX El Capitan in an older post, why was it rejected?
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Where is the list of canonical questions stored for Ask Different?

Where can we store a list of questions that are considered canonical? Canonical means that it's asked frequently enough to warrant an excellent clear and detailed answer that the site edits 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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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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Does a poster get notified if an edit is made to an answer?

Does a poster get notified if an edit is made to an answer, or should I add a comment to prompt?
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Restore from backup?

The cynic in me wants to post a question & answer I accidentally my hard drive. What do I do now? I accidentally Wiped my boot drive Tried to resize my partition Tried to ...
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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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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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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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Are we bored of “What screen resolutions can my Mac XYZ support?”

There seems to be a new one every day. This was today's - https://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/251243/macbook-pro-13-mid-2014-4k-screen-support I know we shouldn't close as "Why don't you Google ...
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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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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 ...