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How do you handle questions about release dates?

On Ask Ubuntu, we were asked Ubuntu on Meizu Pro 5 is sold out, will it be available again? This is a new product, and I'm interested how Ask Different handles this vein of questions - e.g. "When ...
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Is it okay to ask questions about rEFInd?

rEFInd is a free custom bootloader for Mac, capable of booting from disks such as NTFS, ext4 and others. rEFInd is not officially supported by Apple. Is it allowed to post questions about it on ...
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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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I posted a long question. Part of it is Apple-specific; part is not. Should it be kept open, or should it be closed?

On the main site, you can find a post I've written. Let me first summarize it and analyze it, and then ask you about it. Summary and initial analysis of my post on the main site YouTube offers a ...
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Question put on hold as off-topic yet previous off-topic flag declined

This question was put on hold as off-topic. Yesterday I flagged it as off-topic before it was put on hold: Yet it was declined. Why is this?
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What to do with “Code -36” questions

Today I stumbled upon this question. Code -36 is a file permissions error on OS X, and resolution is really dependent on what type of file is attempting to be opened. If it's an app, there's a Super ...
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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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Are questions about Apple history on-topic or not?

I posted this question on Ask Different a few days ago. In this short time, it became very popular and got over 25 upvotes. However, a moderator put it on hold for "being off-topic". I have the ...
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Discussion on recommendation / menu bar reverse engineering

I wanted to have a short discussion on one question that looks problematic in terms of scope: Modifying the Menu Bar If you look at the initial version, it had a generally problematic closing which ...
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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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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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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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Why was the “accepting user input” question received on the site while being off-topic?

Disclaimer: Don't flag broad, as it's all very interconnected and can be answered well in one post. One shouldn't repeat the whole story again and again. Also, I had exams so had avoided discussions ...
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Question about setting btime - would this question I posted over on the Unix stack be better here?

https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/364976/how-to-change-bsds-file-birth-time-aka-btime I posted a Q about how to set btime (BSD's file Birth time) on files. I'm wondering if the community here ...
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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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Revisiting prerelease software [duplicate]

Yes, there are already a lot of questions on meta about prerelease software, but I don’t think any of them actually focus on Public Betas. Sure, in the past, people would illegally download ...
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Are questions about the Apple Car acceptable (already)?

According to Help we should refrain from asking questions about “Pre-release hardware or asking how/why Apple does <some thing XYZ>” and we should avoid “asking an open-ended, hypothetical question:...
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Are questions regarding topics whose legality is questionable allowed?

If you search jailbreak, you find 601 questions at time of writing related to jailbreaking one's device. The legality of this is debatable, but yet these questions are being answered. Should we close ...
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How can I make my question comply to all Ask Different guidelines?

My question to improve: How to check if the screen replacement part for iPhone 5s is an original one? Some clarifications on questions from bmike: Are you looking for knowledge? If so, remove ...
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Where do we draw the legal line?

I've seen my fair share of 'shady' per-se questions on here, and am looking for input on where we draw the line. There are several places that we could draw this metaphorical line: Jailbreak ...

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