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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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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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Are questions about hardware development on-topic?

Right now the on-topic FAQ reads: Please refrain from asking about the following topics: Code-level programming questions (cocoa, LLVM, etc…) are off-topic here. We do encourage AppleScript, ...
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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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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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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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History tag scope

The history tag is a hodgepodge of all sorts of things but I think it might be better off just deleted if it isn't going to collect apple-history (history of the company, computers, etc.—only found a ...
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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) ...
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Should I rollback a bad minor edit by the OP?

I recently made a substantial edit to this question: How do I upload a new version of an app after an App Transfer? The OP then further edited the post to change an I to an i: It was a very minor ...
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I'm looking for a canonical question on call blocking to help clean up the main site

We've had many, many questions about call blocking and most of them are quite outdated. I've tried to find the best canonical question and this is the one I propose we maintain as the primary target ...
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2013 Community Moderator Election

The 2013 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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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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package managers

I noticed that What are pros and cons for MacPorts, Fink and Homebrew? has come up due to an edit. This is really an opinion based question but the answers are reasonable enough at the moment and is a ...
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Creating an Ask Different Style Guide

Ask Different Style Guide I've been going through the Suggested Edits review queue and of late, there's been some wild "swings" in terms of the formatting (i.e. code, menu, keyboard, etc.), ...
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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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Discussion on recommendation / menu bar reverse engineering

I wanted to have a short discussion on one question that looks problematic in terms of scope: Modifying the Menu Bar If you look at the initial version, it had a generally problematic closing which ...
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How can I limit the responses to only the questions that I have asked?

How can I limit the responses to only the questions that I have asked. I find everyones answers on different questions interesting but I cant go 20 or more emails per day to find what I'm interested ...
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Rename [photos] to [photographs]

Sorry, I couldn't think up of a burnination zinger. photos is ambiguous, as people may think it refers to the photos OS X application. It should be renamed to photographs to avoid ambiguity. There ...
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A comment script for managing new users

Since Lion's release we have gotten a lot of new users that are posting answers and sometimes questions without really understanding how the Stack Exchange format works. I am qualifying new users as ...
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What can be done to improve this question?

I've put a hold on this question: Does anyone know any good Diagnostic tools? It strikes me as something we want on the site, but as worded, it's far too vague to be searchable IMO. We don't have ...
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Non-Answer Declined Flag, but Author agrees with me!

This one confuses me. I flagged this answer - https://apple.stackexchange.com/a/392854/119271 - as not an answer, which was subsequently declined. In the comments, the author literally says, in ...
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Why is background app refresh a synonym of multitasking?

Multitasking is using several apps at the same time. Whereas background app refresh is the app refreshing in the background even when not in use. Why are they synonyms?
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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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WWDC - Sponsorship Proposal

Context: This post follows the guidelines placed here (link) for StackExchange conference attendance sponsorship. I got an email on friday from Apple that I've been awarded an Apple WWDC Student ...
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Where do we draw the legal line?

I've seen my fair share of 'shady' per-se questions on here, and am looking for input on where we draw the line. There are several places that we could draw this metaphorical line: Jailbreak ...

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