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Just got an “your question (from 7 years ago) is closed as duplicate of a question (17h ago)” - what is this policy?

Just for reference I'm talking about: Multiuser - can process of background user kept running? Don't judge - not my smartest one, but back then was the first time about fast user switching. I'm all ...
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Why a comment could be deleted?

A few days ago I asked a question on Ask Different and a user answered me. another user who is one of Ask Different moderators, leave an answer but based on the community rights, I believe his post ...
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How do I properly give props to the copyright holder (Creative Commons) of an image I use in an answer?

In this answer: Can I increase RAM from 8GB to 16GB on this model? I use an image from ifixit. The copyright holder (Sam Goldheart) uploaded it under the Creative Commons BY-NC-SA licence there (Image ...
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What is the suggested tags fixation with macOS Lion?

I just asked this question about viewing logs in Console. These were the suggested tags: These are mostly a fair guess based on the content of the question except for Lion. iTunes is also not ...
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2019: 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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Why was my flag for “not an answer” declined?

I've been declining a lot of flags about "not an answer" and wanted to ask a straw question to explain why. Pretend I just had my flag declined and am here to ask WTF!?
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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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Add “Not about Apple products” to close vote reasons

I've seen a default "Not about Apple products and not in scope of this site etc." as closing reason. It does not show up in my options, is it diamond mod only? Can this be added to the 3k rep closing ...
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Inconsistent thumbnail generation in Finder?

Ok, just saying, but this site seems a bit broken. The exact question I want to ask has been addressed, but I can't enter that conversation/thread because I don't have 50 reputation points. So ... I ...
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I posted a long question. Part of it is Apple-specific; part is not. Should it be kept open, or should it be closed?

On the main site, you can find a post I've written. Let me first summarize it and analyze it, and then ask you about it. Summary and initial analysis of my post on the main site YouTube offers a ...
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Should I post, or not post a new question with clarifying information?

I recently posted a question: User reporting that Push Notification doesn't always show in the notification center It was closed with the following notice at the top: Closed. This question ...
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Most Active Contributors Monthly Report - August 2019

Welcome to the 23rd edition of the monthly Ask Different Most Active Contributors Report. Please don't hesitate to share your valuable feedback in the comments. Report for August 2019 This report ...
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Should we duplicate some of the most Apple releated popular questions from other SE sites?

Should we duplicate some of the most Apple releated popular questions from other SE sites in order to help seed Apple.SE with relevant questions? Addendum: If the original users have not added their ...
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Mac OS X Server ontopic?

What about questions about Mac OS X Server? Shall they go here, or would Serverfault be the better place?
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Re-ask unanswered questions from SuperUser, ServerFault

If I have some unanswered questions on others site which are too old to be migrated, may I repost them here as this is now the main Apple site ?
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Subjective questions - sometimes ok?

Since I'm sure this'll come up sooner rather than later, should we allow certain subjective questions on Apple.SE? This one was just closed as subjective. Subjective questions are frowned upon in SE ...
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Should we allow “useless” tags and what are “useless” tags for Apple.SE?

What is the list of tags we should not allow? Much like how on most other SE sites tags like homework, subjective, etc. have been disallowed. It doesn't stop anybody from asking homework-related or ...
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What is the difference between [mac] and [apple]?

Should there be a difference? My proposal [mac] relates to hardware [osx] relates to the software [apple] relates to the company specifically.
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Would text-substitution and text-replacement tags be useful?

I propose creating the ‘text-replacement’ tag for iOS (and perhaps synonym ‘text-substitution’, the OS X term for the same thing, to it)? If you search for NSUserDictionaryReplacementItems, you'll ...
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MacOSX programming question here or at stackoverflow?

I wonder if I should ask a MacOSX programming question here or at stackoverflow. What is the rationale for asking here versus there and how does that decision work with the discouragement of cross ...
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Questions for Apple services not related to Apple software

Is it on-topic asking about a login problem to an Apple web site that asks for the Apple ID, when the login is done from Internet Explorer?
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Question about a Windows driver — here or Super User?

Someone recently asked the following question: Radeon 5730m on Windows XP Hey all, I've recently installed Windows XP SP3 32bit onto my iMac via Boot Camp - I'm having some trouble getting ...
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Should osx brand server tags be synonyms of each other or the main non-server OS tag?

I would like to suggest that snow-leopard-server and any other such variant of the given Server Software names be synonymized to osx-server.
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Can we ask questions about Apple software on Windows?

Are questions using Apple OS and Apple Software (3rd party or otherwise) on non apple hardware allowed? This is more general than hackintosh which is also up for discussion. In this case, it might be ...
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Can one ask Hackintosh questions on Ask Different?

Let’s define Hackintosh (also OSx86 before the PPC to intel transition) as Mac OS X running on non-Apple hardware. Since the people that know best Apple software are here, is one allowed to ask ...
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What should our FAQ contain?

Quite simply, what should it contain? To help with lots of answers, if you can format as follows, please and thank you: Answers: Put headings in either bold or Third level heading format with ...
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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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Could we add a tag for the Procreate App?

Procreate is doing very well, today it was the 37th top US grossing app in the App Store. I would like to receive alerts when a Procreate question comes up, and as far as I can tell will need it to ...
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“MacBook Pros” or “MacBooks Pro”?

I know which is linguistically correct, but I want to know what you guys prefer to use here. So: MacBook Pros or MacBooks Pro? iPod Touches or iPods Touch? AirPort Extremes or AirPorts Extreme? Et ...
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Should I bounty one of these to get a canonical answer for Catalina era hardware?

There are quite a few versions of “I want an external display, an open clamshell and no display whatsoever” questions: How to automatically turn black main monitor when external monitor is connected ...
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Are macOS Music.app questions duplicates of iTunes questions?

In macOS 10.15 Catalina, a new dedicated Music.app replaced the venerable iTunes: What happened to iTunes? With macOS Catalina, your iTunes media library is now available in the Apple Music ...
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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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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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