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New Cookie Dialog on SE Websites, iPhone only

iPhone SE (first generation), iOS 14.4.2 (18D70), iOS Safari I have regularly used this phone to browse the SE sites in which I'm interested: Travel, Expatriates, Mechanics, Home Improvement, and Ask ...
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I'd like to improve this, so can I know why this was closed?

I have a question about my Ask Different post: How can I unmount and erase disk0s2 and recover my bootcamp? I don't understand why my question was closed. It's my first time asking a question. I did ...
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Greyed-out Questions

Sometimes questions appear in a greyed-out form. For instance, here's a screen grab from just now, the first two questions in the list are greyed-out: I can't ascertain why this might occur. ...
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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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How do I read the comments on this questions? Notifications take my to question's URL and nothing there

I have a question about my Ask Different post: Can anyone explain to me the difference between Terminal, CLI, CLT and Prompt? I could see that someone requested a screenshot. When I clicked on that ...
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I earned -1 reputation, how do I see this?

So I noticed the little green badge with the number 9 in it in my AD toolbar so I clicked on it to get the details and this comes up I understand what the +10 means (and from where) but was curious ...
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Why do people on this site close questions with a message asking for “more research to be shown”?

I asked a very clear question and it got closed! My reaction to this was “Why are you all so mean and quick to criticize? I just want some help here, not censorship and more work.” One key reason my ...
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How should I ask about getting a software recommendation?

I am looking for software advice (or any resources that exist off-site) and don't want to ask a question like: "What is the best racing game for iOS?" "What is the best free alternative to Photoshop?...
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Definition of the "zoom" tag

I've answered a question today that has the [zoom] tag, and while checking the tag afterwards I noticed that: it has no definition or use recommendation it has been colonized lately by zoom.us.app ...
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Where is the Windows forum?

I use Apple and Windows products and love giving technical support on both of them. I found Ask Different to help people with their Apple products and it's great! However, I have searched far and ...
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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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How to cancel a flag?

I started this question and the AI immediately pointed me to a duplicate. But the answer to that duplicate didn’t work. Now the AI isn’t finding that duplicate, so I’ll have to ask again. I flagged ...
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Who are the moderators for Ask Different?

Who are the moderators for the Ask Different site and how many are there? I've noticed many people can close a question. Are they moderators?
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Ask Different newsletter archive

I am looking for old Ask Different newsletters. Is there an online archive of all past newsletters available?
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So can someone tell me what's wrong with the question I posted below?

so I posted a question here, Battery discharging while plugged in and it was closed for being similar, which I don't think it is besides being battery related... I was told I could edit it and it ...
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Resize images programmatically

For editing purposes, is there a way to resize the images on this website without saving them to your computer, resize them an upload them again? I've played with some x and y coordinates, but with ...
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Undo incorrect click in Review queue

So my A.D.D. was if full effect today and I clicked the No Action Needed button in my Review queue when I meant to click on not an answer. Clicking around I could find no "undo" or way to revise what ...
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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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What if I answer my own bounty question?

I have been struggling with a python problem for several weeks. Recently I started a bounty on my question I had submitted. No one has answered yet but I have figured out the solution. May I answer my ...
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Why did I just get a large drop in reputation on this question?

I was just looking at my reputation and noticed I received a -10 recently for this answer. When I look at the actual answer there's no downvotes. I also looked at the answer history and don't see ...
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Why a comment could be deleted?

A few days ago I asked a question on Ask Different and a user answered me. another user who is one of Ask Different moderators, leave an answer but based on the community rights, I believe his post ...
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Why can’t we flag as duplicate a question with no answer?

These two questions : Touchbar seems to randomly trigger - hardware bug? Button on touchbar is randomly activated without being pressed Are exactly about the same problem but when I try to mark the ...
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It would be good if you could please undelete three comments on the YouTube Kids autoplay question

There were about half a dozen comments still visible on the YouTube Kids autoplay question. I flagged just one as "no longer needed" (too chatty), but all of them got deleted. It would be most ...
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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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MacOSX programming question here or at stackoverflow?

I wonder if I should ask a MacOSX programming question here or at stackoverflow. What is the rationale for asking here versus there and how does that decision work with the discouragement of cross ...
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Questions for Apple services not related to Apple software

Is it on-topic asking about a login problem to an Apple web site that asks for the Apple ID, when the login is done from Internet Explorer?
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Question about a Windows driver -- here or Super User?

Someone recently asked the following question: Radeon 5730m on Windows XP Hey all, I've recently installed Windows XP SP3 32bit onto my iMac via Boot Camp - I'm having some trouble getting graphics ...
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Should one remove me too part and hope it helps part from an answer?

Catalina and iOS 13 brought in a lot of new users and they try to be polite and helpful and write answers like: I was having the same problem, my MacBook Pro, model xxxx, macOS xxxx was not doing ...
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Direct email question from an AskDifferent user

So I just noticed an email that just arrived in my primary email. It referred, specifically, to "Stack Exchange" of which I am not a member. So I assume it was referring to something on Ask Different ...
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Why has my reputation score suddenly gone up?

I just notice that my reputation score suddenly got bumped up by a sizeable number. I don't see any count on reputation button on top right, neither do I see anything under and Reputation tab on my ...
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How can we reduce the size of a image, while editing?

When someone post a question with an image on it that is really huge (most of the time an iPhone screenshot), is there a way to reduce the size of the image with an edit in order to make the question ...
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Why did I get -2 for an answer with a score of 1?

My answer to this question was not accepted but was upvoted once. Yet when I check my points the answer is listed as -2. What gives? This has happened twice in one day!
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"Close" and "Flag" don't work with Safari 12.1.1

It seems silly to ask, because there would already be a question here because it would affect very many people, but maybe I'm just too stupid: If I click on "Close" or "Flag" on any stack exchange ...
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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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Can an user see their post deleted for reasons of moderation and its comments?

As it often happens, a new user posts a thank you answer or asks a question in answer box, people leave comments under them telling them to ask new questions or leaving other related links and flag ...
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How can I log out of Ask Different?

How can I log out of Ask Different?
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How is "extended discussion" defined

I want to know what the "official" definition here is, of "extended discussions", because when the comments under an answer are being used to further troubleshoot or gain relevance to said answer, and ...
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how to edit such long code/error blocks?

Accessing fileURL from My Photo Stream says "Operation not permitted" This question has a terrible formatting. It is not suitable for: Text: as it is code(in some form) and such texts are ...
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Undelete a deleted question

The following question was posted yesterday on Ask Different: https://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/365151/emacs-gui-no-longer-opens-from-the-terminal-after-a-brew-upgrade I engaged with the OP ...
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Why doesn't formatting work in comments (for me)?

I tried commenting on an answer, and all of my paragraphs were strung together in a single paragraph. I used proper markdown, adding two spaces at the end of each paragraph. When that didn't work, I ...
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Hello/hi removed in questions and answers

I've noticed that whenever I start a answer with either the word hello or hi, that word has been removed when I post the answer or attempt to update it. A few things I've noticed about this: Either ...
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How is a well-received question defined?

What are the technical criterion for a question to be defined as well-received? I am looking for the definition in context of the following badges: Curious: Ask a well-received question on 5 separate ...
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New filter control for questions?

I just noticed a new question filter button in the UI. When was it introduced? Did I enable it unknowingly? Is it a public or test release? Is there a blog post announcing it's addition? Can it be ...
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Community♦ decisions - sometimes remarkably rapid

After a quick couple of comments under a new question, I flagged it as a dupe of a similar question, which the OP seemed happy with. How to use other key combination to replace ⌘W? Within a minute, ...
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Is the 'Lifejacket' Badge a new thing?

I earned two "Lifejacket" badges today, [not both on AD] on questions that had passed the criteria for its merit a long time ago. Is it just a 'new' badge, now being applied retrospectively?
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Who starred my chat messages?

While chatting in the Ask Different Chat room, I noticed that a couple of my chat messages were starred. A ★ appeared next to the messages and the message also appeared in the list in the sidebar ...
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Why does the list not properly render in a quotation?

Please see my answer here: https://apple.stackexchange.com/a/360783/45492. There I quote a Support article, however, the list is not rendered correctly in the quotation (see 1. below). I tried adding ...
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How can one improving/suggest edits to the Tour page

Is it possible to suggested edits or improvements to the Ask Different Tour page? If yes, how to do it? Is it directly accessible for edits (just like other Q&A posts) to normal users (non-...
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Revert a mistakenly approved Suggested Edit

I mistakenly approved a suggested edit. I wish to undo the approval, but I am not able to find any option to do so. Is there a way I can do it myself? Or do I need to seek assistance of a site ...
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How to close obvious duplicate

This question How to access the Menu Mnemonics of an X11 Program within macOS is and obvious duplicate of How can I get the Alt key to work in an X11 application? However I can't mark the question as ...

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