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Are questions about compiling open source applications on OS X off topic here?

Just posted this question -Compiling (NS/Cocoa) Emacs on OSX with SVG support - and was immediately told this was perhaps off topic, and to take it to SO. There are a lot of questions on AskDifferent ...
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Similar Group like “Android Enthusiasts” for Objective-C in Stack Overflow

I'm an iOS developer and I used to pass a lot of time on Stack Overflow. Recently I have seen a Stack Exchange site called Android Enthusiasts and it seems to me that it's only for "Android Developers"...
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Can anyone point to a reason to ban virtualized OS on the site?

Our help section has a prohibition on "hackintosh" questions where I believe the intent is to avoid low value, low quality questions about driver support. https://apple.stackexchange.com/help/on-...
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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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How to flag this type of question?

Today I saw this question, Details about methoxy polyethylene glycol What is the chemical formula of methoxy polyethylene glycol ? When I tried to flag it as off topic, I have three options ...
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Update to FAQ about iTunes Connect being on-topic

I have updated the main site's FAQ to include wording that allows iTunes Connect to be on-topic. Here is a short rationalization and summary of where the line is between what would be considered a ...
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Update FAQ to include Jail-breaking and/or unlocking

Does anyone else think that the FAQ should include addressing statements of one or both: jailbreaking (still legal in USA) unlocking (ruled illegal under some circumstances in the USA) 1-For jail-...
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Should we expand site scope to include iTunes Connect?

I would like to call for discussion on the scope of this site in light of recent changes by Apple to broaden the audience for the iTunes Connect program. I understand the initial hesitance to have ...
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Can we open questions about Mountain Lion before it is released to the general public?

Some questions about this software have been closed as it is not released, However the OS has been released to developers. This means there is a chance we can have questions answered by anyone with ...
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Update to FAQ regarding beta and pre-release software [duplicate]

I have updated to the FAQ to include a line about not being able to ask about pre-release and beta software. and it is not about ... pre-release or beta software requiring a non-disclosure ...
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Xcode questions

we are seeing some Xcode questions. Some are about the code being written and so are off topic here. However some are about keys to use e.g. here and so are on topic here. However there are more Xcode ...
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Is asking about jailbreaking with another OS on- or -off-topic?

So, the question already on this Stack Exchange site says that it's OK to ask jailbreaking-related questions - as long as it doesn't violate piracy laws or suggest a criminal offence. TL;DR: Jail-...
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Should FAQ#dontask explain “too localized”

While questions can be reported/closed for being too localized, the FAQ only seems to address overly broad scopes, and not too localized ones. Should the FAQ be updated to explain these guidelines?
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Should questions about the developer's side of the app store be considered on or off topic?

On one hand, posts about tax forms and the like are pretty narrow in scope and don't fit well with the more general, user-centric questions that this site is intended to get. On the other hand, such ...
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where should questions about the developer program be asked?

I had a question about what happens to my apps if the development program is not extended. Then my question was voted down and closed since this was not the place to ask this question according to ...
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Are questions on Apple-like hardware for PCs on-topic?

I flagged question Are there any non-Apple multi-touch trackpads on the market? as "off-topic" and also commented that it probably should be migrated to Super User. The flag was declined with a reason ...
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Are ports related questions off-topic for Ask Different?

I see a uptick in ports related questions (especially homebrew of late) and wondered if this has been discussed on meta yet. My experience from Apple discussion boards as well as the fink discussions ...
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iLife suite question

Is this a good place to ask specific usage questions about GarageBand, iMovie ?
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Are iPhone App Requests On Topic?

I'm looking specifically at this proposal: There's an app for that (iPhone apps) Proposed Q&A site for people who want to find and discuss iPhone apps. The app store is not a friendly place to ...
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What is on-topic and off-topic here?

One of the essential components of the FAQ will be the list of on-topic and off-topic subjects for questions. Following the model used at this English L&U meta question, let's use this question ...
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Are WINE questions about a specific Mac configuration appropriate?

If I wanted to ask a question about whether or not WINE, on a specific configuration of MacBook (assuming I provided the appropriate specifications), would work for a given software title, is that ...
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Should I have asked about 3rd party software? (pertains to iPhone and Mac OS X)

I asked this question, which pertains to the interoperability of an iPhone, Canon's software, and Mac OS X, on the main site. I'm very active in the "main Trilogy" of StackExchange, so I'm pretty ...

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