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Ask Different needs correct tags for 'Mac OS X Server' (10.0 - 10.6) and 'OS X Server (10.7 - 10.9)

IMHO there is something wrong with the now available OS X Server tags! When I did some extensive re-taging edits on the 'OSX-Server' tagged Questions I realised that people would mostly not adhere to ...
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“Next Privilege” bar hard to read

Please check image below, this is the current view on the privileges page. I've added one darker background color to the <div class="meter"> resulting in this: Would it be an option to update ...
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Can we have the reputation league shown in the user page like Stack Overflow?

Having been participating on Stack Overflow a bit recently, I've noticed this: This doesn't seem to exist on Ask Different: Can it be added?
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Secret hats are so secret those who earn them don't know why!

So some hats are designated as "secret hats." Some of them are pretty guessable as to how you got them (if you happen to do so), but others are quite a mystery. Is there a way for people who are ...
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The accepted answer of the Ask Different example question is wrong!

The about page for Ask Different uses this question: The problem is, the answer, as of a few months ago is YES. Apple released iBooks support in the newest version of OS X: Mavericks. There is an ...
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Plural guard registering false positives on this site

It seems to be an ongoing pattern that Apple regularly upgrades product designations by adding the letter "S" to the end of a product name. Thus, the iPhone 3G was succeeded by the iPhone 3GS; the ...
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Can a Moderator Designate a Question as Answered?

There are dozens of questions on here that have viable answers, yet the asker never bothers to go back and assign an answer to the question. Many of them are quite obvious. Yet, as far as I can tell, ...
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The page http://apple.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic needs to be more prominent.

It appears the the Ask Different FAQ is gone, redirecting to a generic help page. I now see that there is a page about what is on-topic for the site, but that page is far less prominent than the old ...
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About page (site tour) still refers to FAQ and not the Help Center

The text in at the bottom of the about page still points people to the FAQ and not the very nicely assembled Help Center. I'd put "Help Center" on the button, but something without FAQ would also be ...
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Please pin the [ask] “How to Ask” tutorial to the top of the help page

Often we get new users that ask questions without sufficient research. I would like for the How to ask page to be pinned as the first item (or at least a visible item) under the Asking section of the ...
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Design flaw in the number/items per page selector

I've noticed Ask Different's CSS is much less legible than other Stack Exchange sites: Pretty selector: Not pretty selector: (produced by hovering over a choice) Could we change it so that the ...
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Is it possible to post pictures in comments?

I was wondering if it is possible to post pictures in comments? It might be useful for clarification of difficult questions. If not then could it be a feature?
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Community accepted crappy suggested edit

I came across a rather interesting revision history of an question, in which was a horrible suggested edit that was accepted by the Community bot. To be fair, the suggested edit wasn't all bad – the ...
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Why doesn't AskDifferent Reviews have tests?

I have stopped by the review page on StackOverflow a few times, and noticed that they give test questions and answers for the reviewer to catch - typically flag - correctly. This particular one was ...
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Why are AskDifferent and AskDifferentMeta not retinafied yet?

Being sites for Apple related questions, you would think that AskDifferent and AskDifferentMeta would be retinafied by now. But they aren't. And they look terrible on retina MacBook Pros! Are there ...
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Merge the “playlist” tag and “playlists” tag

On the main site, there are two tag that similar: Playlist Playlists How about merge the Playlists tag to the Playlist tag?
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Please hat the community user

The community user is showing up in the Ask Different winter bash leaderboard. Undoubtedly the community process is working hard, but until now there was no easy way to measure its contribution. It ...
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Feature Request: Desktop Notifications

Right now, we receive Stack Exchange notifications in the subtle “inbox.” Wouldn’t it be great to receive Desktop Notifications, considering this is an Apple QA?
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Badge achievement completion percent indicator

There are some badges which requires a certain number of "Actions". For example Commentator: Left 10 comments or Announcer: shared a link to a question that was visited by 25 unique IP ...
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Shadow missing under the info box of the edit queue

The yellow box informing the users that their edits will be placed in a peer reviewed queue is missing the shadow under the bottom-right corner.
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tag synonym reminder -> reminders

I think reminder should be a synonym of reminders - I didn't find the question mine got duped to because it actually doesn't come up on a search of 'share reminder' - but does on 'share reminders'. I ...
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Review Etiquette re: obviously incorrect or irrelevant answers

Something I've seen quite a bit of while reviewing Low Quality Posts: obviously incorrect/irrelevant answers. (Case in point: this answer.) What is the recommended approach to this? The answer is ...
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Adopt a “Create a Tag, Write the Description” Policy

I was browsing through some of the lesser-used tags and came across many tags that were misused greatly due to either their lack of a description or to a low-quality description. For example, with ...
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Checkbox to automatically resize a retina display screenshot

For users with the new MacBook Pro with retina display, screenshots have their dimensions doubled. For example, if I take a screenshot of a window, this is what I get: As you can see, when the image ...
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Retina graphics for Ask Different?

As retina displays are becoming more pervasive in Apple hardware, and we're here to support users of Apple products, I think it would be great if the AD site included retina versions of its image ...
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Know the user who increase your reputation or who gave you an up vote

I'm still new here and not yet familiar with many of the features of the forum. I would like to know if there is a way to determine or know the user who increased your reputation or who gave you an ...
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Can we disable the ⌘H “Heading” shortcut?

As the question/answer editor currently stands, ⌘H inserts ## Heading ##. I often want to use the Hide shortcut while editing, so is there any way I could disable it? Otherwise, would people mind if ...
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Can we delete the word “power” from the tagline at stackexchange.com/sites?

In our logo, the description of Ask Different is "Answers for your Apple questions" -- a concise and fairly accurate description of the site. At http://stackexchange.com/sites, our site is described ...
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How to report spam-user

I've noticed a user who has every quality of being a Spam-bot. I know you can flag questions, but can you flag users as well? The user in this case, edward, keeps spamming and filling up the ...
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Please update the Markdown help to include how to enter keyboard symbols

The how-to and copy-and-paste codes for entering keyboard symbols is scattered around AD meta but it is something that comes up a lot and is very helpful, particularly when using an iPad. Can we ...
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Should OS version be included on OS specific questions?

Should OS version (E.g. 10.7.3) be included on all standard Operating System questions for future reference? As Operating Systems release updates and/or New Operating systems are released all together,...
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To ensure that users read proper manual pages: should we allow hyperlinking of x-man-page:// URLs?

Current behaviour Example: x-man-page://8/fsck_cs is misinterpreted as an http:// URL. Proposal Allow x-man-page:// URLs to be hyperlinked — examples. Motivations Appropriateness. Referring to ...
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Is there a way to track share stats?

Sharing 10 links is quite a challenge. I don't want to just spam 10 links to all my networks and hope they click all of them, so I'm trying hard to target just those links that would be very ...
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Can we make the the tags look like the buttons in Lion?

In chat today, Timothy mentioned that the tags in oneboxes look a lot like the buttons in Windows XP: Compare to Windows XP button: Can we make the oneboxes and the tags on the main site look like ...
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Can I view all my close votes somewhere?

I have wanted to go back to questions that I've cast a close vote on and check up on them. However, I lose track of all the questions. How can I view all my close votes?
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Can we implement Youtube video embedding on Ask Different?

I am trying to embed a Youtube video into my answer, but I can't seem to get it to work. I've seen it embedded on other sites (see this answer). Can the ability to embed Youtube videos be added to Ask ...
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I think system specifications should show as signature?

When ever i asked question in this forum. i got some common comments like what is your system's specifications. So i want to propose this feature request that while registering, user should provide ...
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Can we make the registered vote arrow more obvious on meta-se? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Could the voted/unvoted button artwork be further differentiated on meta.apple? I must be getting old. I have a hard time telling when I've voted on meta questions. The ...
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The @mention highlight color in chat is the same as default OS X highlight color

When I'm mentioned in chat, my name in the person's message is highlighted blue. 99CCFF, to be precise. The problem is, that's exactly the same color as the default OS X highlight color, and I always ...
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How difficult would it be to make an RSS feed of notifications? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Suggestion - Possibly Sitewide - Inbox Feed? I'm picturing an RSS feed for each user which would contain notifications from the Inbox. This way, I could get an instant ...
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Mass modify product names for consistent formatting (for example, change XCode to Xcode)

In my opinion, Ask Different would be great if Apple product names only appeared as: Xcode iPhone iPod touch iPad OS X Mac OS X and I never saw: XCode, xCode, xcode, XCODE IPhone IPod Touch, iTouch ...
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Can questions that have been merged be marked with “Merged”, “Closed”, or similar?

I just came across this question while reviewing questions with the mail.app tag: https://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/5987/mail-app-import-from-entourage-failed (edit: this link now points to ...
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Could Community♦ not bump questions without accepted answers on meta?

So we've established that it's appropriate for meta to contain questions that aren't really answerable. Which suggests that the algorithm whereby Community♦ randomly bumps questions without accepted ...
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Can we add a “minor edit” checkbox when editing a question/answer?

This is an extension of Should making edits bump a question to the top of the list?, which was asked yesterday. I have a tendency to edit a lot of question and answers, which bumps them to the top of ...
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Could the voted/unvoted button artwork be further differentiated on meta.apple?

The selected and unselected states of the vote-up and vote-down buttons here on Ask Different Meta aren't distinct enough for me to understand the difference. I'm including a screenshot that I just ...
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Access to some moderator tools should be linked to flag weight or edits

So users with 10K reputation get access to moderator tools. And now 5K reputation gives you access to the queue of suggested edits to review. And absolutely, high reputation users give so much to this ...
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Suggestion - Possibly Sitewide - Inbox Feed?

I might be being dense, but I was wondering if there is a RSS feed that displays entries from our 'inbox'? If not, then perhaps a feature suggestion. I use a RSS reader a lot and it updates ...
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Can we add iOS-like scrollbars to this site?

I know that people using Lion will have nice, pretty scrollbars, but what about those of us who don't have Lion? I was wondering if we can add some iOS-like scrollbars to the site. I think that it ...
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Community vote to answer correct answers that have been left unaccepted

This is an extension of the question 'What to do with original posters who don't accept correct answer' I have seen a few new users who have had an issue and used this site to get their answer, after ...
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can we have Tag Icons

On Stack Overflow the facebook, Android, and adobe tags have icons on, could we allow Icons for tags such as iTunes, App Store, Bluetooth, Mail.app, etc?