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Update to FAQ regarding beta and pre-release software [duplicate]

I have updated to the FAQ to include a line about not being able to ask about pre-release and beta software. and it is not about ... pre-release or beta software requiring a non-disclosure ...
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Can one ask Hackintosh questions on Ask Different?

Hackintosh or OSx86 is Mac OS X running on non-Apple hardware. But since the software is still by Apple (most of it), is one allowed to ask questions pertaining to a Hackintosh here?
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Keyboard icons & terminology

Different people use different terminology and symbols for Mac keys/commands. I figured we should have one standardized list that can be a point of reference for editing guidelines. In general, the ...
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Are iOS 12, macOS 10.14, watchOS 5 or tvOS 12 (beta) questions OK?

WWDC 2018 announced new major OS releases - iOS 12, macOS 10.14 (Mojave), watchOS 5 and tvOS 12. All are scheduled to be released in the fall of 2018 to the public. Can we ask specific questions ...
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Ask Different, really? Surely Ask Apple

What exactly does Ask Different have to do with Apple? AskApple surely? It doesn't fit with the URL It doesn't fit the names of other stackexchange sites, which are pretty much the same from beta to ...
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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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Despite the general rule to not answer questions about beta products, should we allow Messages on OS X and Siri on iPhone 4S questions?

The general rule is that all questions on beta software and services are off-topic, out of scope, and should be closed on Ask Different according to our FAQ. However, we now have two shipping products ...
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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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Domain name suggestions [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Write an Elevator Pitch / Tagline Note: We are closing this domain naming thread. It is asking the entirely wrong question. See this blog post for details: Domain Names: ...
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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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Can I ask about not-yet-publicly released OS?

Apple generally pre-announces its latest and greatest operating system, and seeded copies to developers, but the operating system is not yet shipping to the general public. This can last for months ...
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Is it OSX or OS X?

Or does it even matter? As I mentioned yesterday, I'm editing a ton of question titles. I tend to change OSX to OS X just out of personal preference, but I wonder if that will annoy anyone?
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Community Promotion Ads - 2012 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Community Promotion Ads - 2013 For one reason or another, we missed 2H 2011. Nevermind that, though, let us commence with 1H 2012! And yes, it starts in December. What in the ...
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What happened to the “beta ban”?

I'm sure… I think… there was a ban on beta release questions - but I can no longer find it in the Help section, only this link in Meta - Update to FAQ regarding beta and pre-release software Do we ...
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Asking jailbreak-related question

Can I ask iPhone jailbreak related question on this site?
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Site design update

As you can see, Ask Different community site got a slight design update today. I have moved site's CSS to a newly refactor LESS system, so it's easier for us to fix SE network CSS bugs globally going ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2013 [duplicate]

As it is December 2012, we are now going to reset our Community Promotion Ads for the new year. What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads are community-vetted advertisements that ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 1H 2011 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Community Promotion Ads - 1H 2012 What in the Wide, Wide World of Sports is Going On Here? TL;DR -- put images and links in the answers. If they get voted up enough, they ...
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The new iPad is here - ask different and win one! [closed]

Edit: The contest has now officially ended. Congrats to everyone who completed the Levels! Since we had 10 people complete Level 3 (WOW! You guys are awesome), we have to implement the tie breaker. ...
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How to kill off 'community wiki' entries

ok, the title is a little bit aggressive. I'm relatively new here, but the examples of 'community wiki' that I've seen so far seem to be actively detrimental to the web site. For example, the 'What ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2014 [duplicate]

It's the time of the year again, namely it is December 2013, and so we shall now refresh our Community Promotion Ads for the new year. What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads are ...
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Write an Elevator Pitch / Tagline [closed]

We closed the domain naming thread (click for details). Instead, let's start with a killer "elevator pitch!" Joel will be blogging about the elevator pitch approach to naming, but to get you started:...
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Promoting Apple.SE

Apple.SE needs promotion to increase both the amount of users and questions on Apple.SE. (Mind you we still have 68 days to prove our worth) I'm noticing the following things really need help: ...
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Pre-release software that doesn't require an NDA

THe FAQ makes it clear that prerelease software requiring an NDA is off-topic for the site. But not all pre-release software requires an NDA. Is pre-release software that doesn't require an NDA an ...
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Tag corrections

Proper tagging for questions, use this to determine a baseline format for tags. Mac OS X => [osx] for example. All tags should be lowercase, case doesn't matter. Dashes - are used instead of spaces,...
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List of X/Poll Style Questions - What to do?

One Apple.SE we now have at least 13 list/poll style questions. These questions will always be "unanswered" and cause a bit of strife over how to deal with them as sites mature. Should we be allowing ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2016 [duplicate]

It's 2016 now, and we've made some changes to the sidebar size. As such, we can now restart the Community Promotion Ads for 2016! Keep in mind, we have updated some of the guidelines compared to ...
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Should the help page remove the prohibition on hackintosh?

I'm inclined to edit the help page on what questions are on and off-topic. The list off-topic items has this category: Installing or using Apple operating systems on non-Apple hardware (and most ...
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Design for the Apple StackExchange site

Hi all. I'm Jin, and I'll be working on the designs for the Stack Exchange sites as they graduate from the beta phase. Each site will have its own unique theme that will reflect its topic. However, ...
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How can I help promote Ask Different as a new version of OS X is released?

This time, the latest and greatest is Lion, but this has all happened before, and it will all happen again. There will be zillions of mac users upgrading, and they'll have lots of questions. And since ...
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Ask Different swag for top users

As a thank you for being awesome, if you are on page 1 or page 2 of … https://apple.stackexchange.com/users?tab=reputation&filter=all … we'll be sending you a little care package ...
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Should we expand site scope to include iTunes Connect?

I would like to call for discussion on the scope of this site in light of recent changes by Apple to broaden the audience for the iTunes Connect program. I understand the initial hesitance to have ...
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What should our logo and site design be like?

This should also be brought up at some point, so I'll do it now. :-) Does anyone have ideas about what visual elements our Apple SE should have?
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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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The Ask Different Blog is looking for contributors

A few days ago Stack Exchange set up a blog for Ask Different at http://apple.blogoverflow.com/, and we're looking for contributors! The topic set is the same as Ask Different - reviews, comparisons, ...
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Why we're not customer support for [company X or product Y]

Why do many questions asking for customer support get closed on Ask Different: Help! My computer doesn't work https://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/276062/how-long-to-recover-an-apple-account ...
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Can we open questions about Mountain Lion before it is released to the general public?

Some questions about this software have been closed as it is not released, However the OS has been released to developers. This means there is a chance we can have questions answered by anyone with ...
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Is anyone interested in starting, managing and/or writing for an Ask Different blog?

IMHO Ask Different needs a blog seeing as other SE sites have one. If you are interested in helping out post an answer addressing these points provided by Rebecca Chernoff here: How are blogs created? ...
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Who is this character with the Ψ and the ♦, running around editing all these posts? (An introduction.)

I'm just dropping in to introduce myself. My name's Abby (you may have gathered this already), and I work for Stack Exchange as a member of their brand new CHAOS team. I've been given temporary ...
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When should I ask here, and when should I ask at Super User?

So what's the difference (assuming i'm asking an apple related question)?
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On the right name of Apple products and softwares

May this is too early and maybe I'm the only one concern, but at a certain point shouldn't we correct the name of Apple products and softwares to match their real name ? For examples : iTunes ...
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What is the difference between [mac] and [apple]?

Should there be a difference? My proposal is that [mac] relates to hardware, [osx] relates to the software, and [apple] relates to the company specifically.
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Is asking about jailbreaking with another OS on- or -off-topic?

So, the question already on this Stack Exchange site says that it's OK to ask jailbreaking-related questions - as long as it doesn't violate piracy laws or suggest a criminal offence. TL;DR: Jail-...
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What can users do to address orphaned questions with newer/better answers?

Now that the dust is settling over Lion and iOS 5, there are a large amount of questions that had been asked in the past that had either a workaround or a not-quite direct answer, but now there is a ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2015 [duplicate]

The dawn of a new year, 2015, now approaches, or has already approached, either way it means that it is now time to reset our Community Promotion Ads! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community ...
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Adding a close reason to explain why recommendations (hardware, book) are Off Topic

The community has been doing a good job closing opinion based questions, but I wanted to see if there was community support for adding a new close reason to make it very clear to the OP how to improve ...
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How, exactly, would winners be determined if more than five users complete Level 3? [closed]

In the New iPad Contest, the rules state: We can give away a maximum of 25 iPod touch devices and a maximum of 6 new iPads (5 for Level 3, and 1 for the raffle). In the event that more than the ...
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What should we do with closed questions about pre-release/beta software after the software has been released?

A user had mentioned to another in the comments of one of the Lion questions that most, if not all, questions about Lion will be re-opened once it is released. This was news to me, although I would ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2017 [duplicate]

It is a bit late into this new year, being that we're already in the second month, but we are now cycling the Community Promotion Ads for 2017! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion ...
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Is the pale blue of texts — on white, pale blue and beige backgrounds — too pale at Ask Different?

Is the pale blue too pale? I think so, but alternative answers will be appreciated. Thank you Background I'm usually a careful reader, but at least twice I have missed things of importance, ...