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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 correct way to inform an Asker their answer is on another SE site?

I gave an answer to this question: Install Xcode without admin But the answer mostly amounts to "Your question was answered at SO here: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/1837889/authorize-a-non-...
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Discussion Topic: Increase In Questions That Are Simply Solved With Google Search

I don't know whether it is the start of the school year, but I feel like I am seeing more and more questions that could very easily be answered by the OP with a simple Google search. An example was ...
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How should we manage questions that have very different answers per version of macOS?

I asked a question regarding how to perform an action on macOS Sierra. Over the years Apple has changed the OS in specific ways that older solutions don't apply to the latest version of their OS, and ...
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What should I do if I see an vague question?

Sometimes questions on the main site are vague and/or missing essential details required for answering them correctly. There has been some discussions about this already before, e.g. A moderator ...
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Requesting re-open votes for a question

I'm requesting that people vote to re-open this question: What programs have trouble with case-sensitive (HFSX) filesystems, and how to fix them? The reason for closing as given by the closer was: ...
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How can I flag an off-topic question without selecting an off-topic reason?

I wanted to flag https://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/97699/can-i-travel-to-tibet-independently as off-topic (the question is now deleted), but differently from where I can vote to close a ...
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Re-evaluating “list of tips” type questions

Shortcuts & gestures you can't live without is getting a lot of attention because it was selected as a "straw question" for the "Quick Start" guide for new users while it was being developed. ...
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Should answers which are not forward compatible be edited for compatibility, or new answers created for new versions?

Recent OS X updates (SIP) have rendered some old solutions (especially scripts) broken. Should old answers be updated, or new questions answered in their own right?
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Can, and if yes, should posts be bumped?

Say I've asked a question which hasn't gotten much attention despite being out for about a week (low view count, no comments or answers etc). How should I attract attention (besides offering a bounty)...
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Are JavaScript for Automation questions better suited to Stack Overflow?

As someone who has quickly adopted JavaScript for Automation, I was wondering whether questions about the language (both broad and technical) are better suited to Stack Overflow or Ask Different. ...
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New users don't tag questions correctly

Here's a sample of two, consecutive, new user questions posted a while ago that prompted this discussion. Let's ignore the non-optimal titles for now and focus on the choices for the tags on the ...
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Should a Question Ever be Removed from Hot Network Questions

Today a new update was made to Hot Network Questions, it included giving moderators the ability to remove a question from HNQ. There are times when the hotness formula selects a question that a ...
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Bounty expired without good answers, so did some digging and found the correct answer. Now what?

I would like to request some help on a bounty. I am not seeing options that seem right for the community. In summary, it looks like my only choice is to award a bounty to an unsatisfactory answer. I ...
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What is the correct response to cross-posted questions?

I occasionally see questions that have been cross-posted. For example, this question was also posted on SU at approximately the same time. In the past, I usually flag such cross-posts with a custom ...