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When should I protect questions before Community♦?

The FAQ states: Do protect questions that are attracting a lot of non-answers or very poor answers (spam, etc.) from new users. …but Community♦ would protect the question anyway if this ...
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Is the preferred SE site for AppleScript questions Ask Different (as opposed to Stack Overflow)?

The answer to my question may be along the lines of: It really ends up being the preference of the asker as to where they want to receive an answer. Source: Are JavaScript for Automation questions ...
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Are product designation or naming questions appropriate here?

Im unsure about the appropriateness of questions about the origin of product names or other designations. For example I can't see the distinction between these questions: What does the "i" ...
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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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I can't answer anything on Apple.SE so there is no way to gain reputation now

I just opened a account here on apple.stackexchange.com. I know the rules and was ready to answer some questions when I noticed that I am not allowed to answer any questions at all. In the following ...
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How should we get a question updated for a new version?

I was googling how to find the location of backups on iTunes and how to change their locations, but the answers are around 3 years old. What is the right approach to getting these updated. I could ...
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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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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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Why is this question a CW?

I was looking for questions about the terminal to see if there was a question similar to the question I had to ask, and I found a question that has been made a CW: Listing the terminal commands ...
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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 ...
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How can I get more answers to my question?

I asked a question on this site several months ago, and I still have not received a working answer. Is there some way I can get an answer to this question or get more people to view it without putting ...
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Question migrated to meta and remains on homepage

Is this expected behavior? When I click on the link on the homepage it brings me to meta, but why does the link stay behind? https://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/131360/similar-group-like-...
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Dupe question... but answers are extremely different

I recently asked this question about disabling Siri entirely in the touch bar on the new Macbook Pro models. The question is technically a duplicate (and was marked as such), however the answers on ...
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How to get my question re-opened?

I recently asked this question Are there USB-A to USB-C adapters for the Early 2015 MacBook and it was closed as "primarily opinion-based" due to there not being enough detail since it was all rumours ...
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Dealing with repetitive spam

So this question: https://apple.stackexchange.com/q/425828/237687 Keeps getting posted. Surely a rule can be written that can recognize “gummy bears” etc and it can be automatically removed, ...
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Guidance Needed on Question re Network Location & Preferred Networks

I have a question re use of Network Location & Preferred Networks. I found two similar Q&A here: Q&A one, and Q&A two. Q&A one was posted 5 years ago, and closed 8 days ago because ...
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My question was closed as duplicate

My question about iOS 11.4 Full Jailbreak was closed as a duplicate although it was asked 1 month earlier than an “original” question. Can someone investigate this?
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Can I ask about installing Ubuntu on a Mac?

I already have a similar question on Ask Ubuntu for installing Ubuntu on a mac, but I want to post a question here. Is that okay?
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Stop the height handle from making the view jump to the cursor

There is a little yet annoying bug in the site. I am writing a (big) answer. In the text area, I have the view at the top. The cursor is at the end. With the handle, I make the text area taller. ...
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What's a 'wall of text' question here?

Howto good question says: give context and detail. Linking etiquette prescribes quoting the target, yet when posting just three smallish paragraphs plus two links with quotes that despite proper ...
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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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The edit link doesn't appear in a question

I noticed that I don't see the edit link in a question asked 2 hours ago, but I see the link in other questions, including the ones asked less than 2 hours ago. Backup software for backing up ...
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Should I delete my question?

I asked a question on this site that has been answered. How do I create an automator to forward mail? I didn't actually have the problem I asked about. Should I delete it?
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Upgrade related questions appropriate?

Appropriate to ask for advice on upgrading on this site? For instance, if a user says "I have this computer was set up a, and $500 to spend, what are the best upgrades to spend my money on?", will ...
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Should questions about OS X Yosemite be allowed now it is in public beta?

I know this question has already been asked, but with the public beta release everyone can access and get Yosemite. There will definitely be some bugs and glitches. Could we ask questions on Yosemite ...
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Draft forgets title of question

I was writing a question on apple.stackexchange.com. I saw the little “draft saved”. I went away, then I went back to the page. I found my draft question, with even the tags, but the title was empty. ...
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Why this question was down-voted?

Is there any indication that Apple/iCloud will offer a “photo collection hosting” service, comparable to Picasa Web Albums? Why this question was down voted two times? I think it is a legitimate ...
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Could my question(s) be reopened?

I made a small goof. I asked two hardware questions about Keyboards and Mice. The questions are very similar and, accidentally, I typed in the same title for both (referencing keyboards.) These ...
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How do I float questions to the top?

I have several questions that have not been answered and consequently, they floated to the bottom of the question list. How do I get the question more towards the top again?

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