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Who can help us implement Dark Mode?

I would like to know where to send my money so that Dark Mode can come to Ask Different. Stack Overflow has had it for two years and it is an absolute delight. I mostly spend time at AD in the evening ...
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Userspace for Lousily Written Questions

I began asking a question, that was more experience sharing, because I didn't know what the question was. After much terrible story telling and things I may have only wrote because they somehow ...
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How to migrate a post that doesn't belong here to Super User?

So I ran into a post about a Lenovo laptop that obviously needs to be moved over to Super User. So I clicked to close it and selected the Community Specific option and then to suggest moving it to ...
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Clarify difference between "reputation" and "score"

Update As Glorfindel points out, I was completely confused about the difference between "reputation" and "score", leading to the post below. I have been using StackOverflow for ...
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add off topic tag?

: : there should be an off topic tag for questions that may be valuable to mac users, but aren't directly related to Apple an example may be something related to file types: "Why should I use ...
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Default answer will take [ENTER] rather than mouse click

This may be way too trivial but I was wondering if it is possible to make the default answer (EG "Vote to close" etc.) accept the Enter key as well as a mouse click? That would make things so much ...
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Does it make sense to require constructive input before providing moderating feedback?

If a question is to be down voted or to be closed, does it make sense to require moderators to (perhaps walked through a process checklist): migrate the question to an appropriate group OR ask ...
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Separate script-editor and AppleScript tags from each other

Before this recent question Script Editor shows Error: No Error in JavaScript code for sending email taught me that JavaScript can also be used in Script Editor app, I had added AppleScript tag into ...
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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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Let's support Dark Mode!

With the introduction of dark mode in macOS, Safari Technology Preview 68 has released a new feature called prefers-color-scheme which lets us detect whether the user has dark mode enabled with a ...
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Make our badges Apple shaped

Different sites have different shapes badges according to the theme: Travel has a map pointer Android has an Android icon English Language Learners have bookmarks So why shouldn’t our badges be ...
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Inconsistent Tag Synonyms and individual tags for iOS and WatchOS

Inconsistencies I have found several inconsistencies regarding tag synonyms. For example take the iOS tag: https://apple.stackexchange.com/tags/ios/synonyms The synonyms are: ios4 ios4.2 ios3 ios5 ...
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Please add a new tag "Shortcuts"

I'm gonna leave this pretty short because its pretty self explanatory. Shortcuts was recently released by Apple on iOS 12. I think we need a tag. I have enough rep to create the tag, but a tag for "...
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Spurious posts that advertise body building products

Can a script be written that checks for single post users who only post a url with no associated text and delete the post and user automatically, or delete the post and block the user account pending ...
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CAN WE PLEASE BLOCK TITLES WRITTEN IN ALL CAPS?

Ironically, I think it would be a good idea to auto-block titles that contain all (or most) capital letters. The obvious idea of doing this is a cheap way to attract more attention to the one's ...
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Why aren't questions about software development, once closed, automatically migrated to StackOverflow?

In the close menu there is an option for off topic because > Questions about software development are off-topic here, but can be asked on Stack Overflow. Why aren't these automatically moved to ...
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Merge whatsapp.app and whatsapp tags

whatsapp.app - 84 questions tagged whatsapp - 5 questions tagged
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Voting vs Editing, are they at Odds in the Current System?

The site encourages editing questions, comments and answers. The site also encourages to vote, up or down on each of these entry types. Maybe I do not understand this correctly but what happens in the ...
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Please provide entire profile for Moderator candidates

I'm reviewing candidates for moderator. I would like to see their comments and other actions like up-votes, down-votes and closures (in addition to questions and answers). The comments, up-votes, down-...
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Make [watchos-*] tag synonyms of [watchos] to be consistent with [watchos-3]'s status

watchos-3 is currently a tag synonym of watchos. In less technical terms, this means any posts tagged with watchos-3 are actually tagged with watchos. If you don't know what tag synonyms are, you can ...
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New "No Research" close reason?

From some brief comments in AD Chat, it appears we currently have one spare slot for a new close reason. I would like to propose a 'zero research' type reason - though I'm open to suggestions on the ...
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Can I customize the Markdown editor's keyboard shortcuts?

It is a minor matter of comfort, but can I customize the Markdown editor on Ask Different? In part of my research, I clicked my avatar at the top and then Settings > Preferences. On that page there ...
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What's up with the 5 minute limit on editing a comment?

It is discouraging to type all your work in the comment field, and then have it time out. It legitimately took me that long because I was doing some research. There's no timer or progress bar, so ...
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Generic dongle/adapter tag?

I think there should be a tag that can be used for questions that are about using apple's adapters, e.g. ethernet to thunderbolt for example. Questions that might benefit: Can I charge a MacBook Pro ...
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Moving logout button to be easier to find

I was just wondering if we can move the logout button from the Stack Exchange drop down menu to an onHover:active dropdown in the sticky bar. It's kind of hard for some new users to find.
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Method to get answers accepted if OP is unregistered

On Ask Different especially, a significant proportion of questions are asked by unregistered users who are then unable to accept an answer to their question as correct. This is a massive disincentive ...
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New tag proposal - Canonical or FAQ

Re: BMike's question - Where is the list of canonical questions stored for Ask Different? It would seem reasonable that such questions could get their own tag type. Trying to find them when closing ...
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Do not set -webkit-font-smoothing: antialiased for all displays

I was looking at the "score" at the top of AskDifferent and noticed that the 101 (my score) there looked quite ugly on my Dell u2515h, compared to how it looked looked on most other StackExchange ...
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Please one box Apple app store apps in chat

It would be convenient if the one box code to expand a link in [chat] would handle Apple app store apps, iBooks, Movies, Music, Videos, etc... https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/just-press-record-voice-...
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Use San Francisco, Helvetica Neue fonts over Arial

The current CSS design for Ask Different puts Arial first. I think we should change this CSS to put San Francisco first, without having to license anything or anything like that. Here is my CSS code: ...
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Is there a way to mark answers as obsolete?

In a similar vein to this question about editing other users answers to provide compatibility with newer OS X versions, is there any way to mark answers as obsolete besides adding a comment that it ...
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Merge contacts.app and address-book tags

Two seemingly identical tags: contacts.app Tag wiki: Apple's address book client, renamed from Address Book in OS X 10.8 address-book Tag wiki: Apple's built-in contacts manager software for ...
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Would removing the reputation limit on commenting eliminate the "bumping old questions" problem?

I've noticed that plenty of really old questions get bumped to the top of the page by answers of "I have this problem too. Please help!" or "That answer worked. Thanks!", and even when the mods delete ...
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Tag request: safari-9

To me, there are enough differences with prior versions of Safari and Safari 9 that a [safari-9] tag is worthwhile.
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Please markdown process blog post links from the stack exchange blogs

The code that processes site links is skipping the ask different blog to grab a title in a similar manner to how site questions get rendered from the raw links See: Where can I discuss Apple's ...
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Why can't I upvote a post from the Low Quality Posts moderation queue?

Once in a blue moon there is a good question in the Low Quality Posts moderation queue. Why can't I upvote them without opening the question in a new tab? Am I just missing something? It seems like on ...
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Syntax Highlighting for AppleScript

It would be nice to have proper syntax highlighting for AppleScript used in code blocks, especially since AppleScript is the primary language posted on this site. Currently the auto-detection usually ...
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Off-topic post filter

Why is there no filter for off-topic posts? I mean, it would have to be actively maintained (or automatic), but for months leading up to the release of a product, you can expect wave after wave of off-...
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Can the slug for migrated questions be updated to match the current FAQ?

When a question is migrated away from Ask Different, the following slug is attached to the post in question. This question came from our site for power users of Apple hardware and software Could ...
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Should we make a new tag called 'rEFInd' in replacement of 'rEFIt'?

I have been asking a few questions lately about rEFInd and have had to use the tag refit. Should we make an updated tag for rEFInd since rEFIt is outdated now? If we shouldn't then why? This will ...
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Can we un-bump the old questions that get dug up by a "me too!" answer?

I've seen many questions from several years ago get bumped because someone posts a new "answer," either a spam post or an "I have this issue too" post. Often we'll flag those "answers" into oblivion, ...
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Should I receive a notification for my “upvoted" comments?

If my comment “adds something useful to [a] post”, I’d simply like to know so - I’d like to be notified. I think that such a feature would, in the long run, improve the quality of comments. Thoughts?
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Can the privilege of down voting be reduced from 125 to 10?

It kind of unfair to HAVE to require 125 rep to vote down. Can this be 10 to vote up and vote down?
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Synonym for photos.app to photos

All of the newest questions in the photos tag refer to the new Apple Photos application. photos.app refers to the same thing. Could someone with enough reputation please make photos.app be a synonym ...
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Edits by anonymous users?

In edit review I got this. Clearly a vandalism. It is always by Anonymous user. What sense does it make to allow anonymous to edit? Do we have any insightful edit by those?
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Why are the positive bonus rep red in the reputation tab? [duplicate]

I noticed that (un)accepts... ...and bounties... are red there. Why are all the rep received from bonuses RED?! I understand unaccepts - they give negative rep gain and therefore logically made ...
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Is there a way we can honor the service of retired moderators?

Being elected as a moderator doesn't mean you have to continue serving for the rest of your life. Moderators sometimes resign, but sometimes they fade away, becoming less and less active on the site ...
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Why not incorporate a "thank you" button for helpful edits to your post?

I'm thinking along the lines of what Quora does. For two reasons: Out of common decency. If someone edits the content of my post so that it substantively improves my answer, I'd like to just say ...
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Unlock this question, please. Perhaps allow locks to timeout

I encountered this question via an organic search result in Google. Can a mod please unlock it so that I can upvote it? How can I make Safari show the URL when I hover over a link? The question has ...
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Emojis usage in Comments and Answers?

Will Ask Different Community support Emoji in replies and answers? 😃
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