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"You can only post once every 20 minutes."?

Rare occasion. I actually have two questions about Apple products and it complains What gives? I don't quite understand the rationale whichever way I think about it. Even if this is something to ...
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How to delete my questions asked on Ask Different

I know how to delete my account, but I haven't found a way to delete the questions I asked. Is there a way to do that?
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Is It Allowed To Post Ideas About Solution To Collutz Conjecture Here

I am new new here. Am I allowed to discuss my ideas about proof of the Collutz Conjecture?
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Where is it on topic for Xcode related questions?

When searching for the "xcode" tag on Ask Different, the following banner appears: https://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/xcode WARNING: Almost all questions about development or ...
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How to make cookie setting permanent

Every time I log in I’m asked to confirm or choose cookie settings. How can I make the site remember my choices so I don’t have to choose every time I log in? Sorry if this is not the right site to ...
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How can I add a vertical bar | to a table on the site?

Earlier today, I posted an answer where I needed to add a table. But this table needed to have the vertical line character (|) in one of its cells. But I wasn't able to add it to the cell since it ...
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Ho do I send a message to whomever closed my question?

I have a question on Ho do I add a new paragraph or new line in Dictation which asks about adding paragraphs to dictaion on macOS. It was closed because there is a different question regarding other ...
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Answer getting -10 for no reason

This answer got accepted 7 days ago but I received a reputation notification today saying that it got -10 reputation. When I looked in the post's timeline, it says nothing about this (no noticed, no ...
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Where should I report? iOS Stack Exchange app not allowing Google login [duplicate]

The stack exchange ios app is failing in the google login flow after it returns from Google web flow. Where’s the right place to report this?
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How can you see the original post when editing?

When I edit some posts (most often questions) for the first time, it's alright because I can open the question in a separate tab and see the original question. But, when I have already submitted an ...
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How to format my post to reveal some text on clicking?

I have seen this in some help page of this site but haven't found it again. What is the command (formatting) which makes some text reveal on click? (Isn't it something like >! text or something?)
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Force to save draft (answer and question)

I sometimes ask a/multiple question(s) as comment(s) to a question and at the same time, I prepare an answer if the OP answers in a certain way but without posting before they answer. Each time I want ...
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How to propose tag synonyms?

I want to propose a synonym for a tag, how do I do? I have read that it is available to create tag synonyms for users that have 2.5k rep but I don't know from when it's possible to propose a tag ...
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Use text-align:center in inner HTML

I want to insert images to my questions and answers and, to make my post more readable, I use the HTML img tag. I was looking for a way to align images at the center of the post (normally text-align:...
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Where are close votes?

Where are close votes located on questions and answers? I don't see the number of voters anywhere, on any question.
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Why does it not show when you get downvoted?

Normally, when you gain reputation, it shows a little number at the top right of the cup with a star on it (next to inbox). Why isn't it showing when you lose reputation as when you get downvoted? I ...
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Rename [ios10] to [ios-10] for consistency

It's happened again! Just like last time with iOS 8, can ios10 be renamed to ios-10 for consistency with the tags for the other versions of iOS?
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Rename [libre-office] to [libreoffice]

LibreOffice is one word, however the tag libre-office is hyphenated. Can the tag be renamed libreoffice to reflect the correct word?
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What is "Top X.XX % overall"?

What is "Top X.XX% overall" or "Top X.XX% of the quarter"? I checked my user page when logged out and it shows none. What is it and from when does it come on the user page?
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Look up for questions with a score of -1 or lower

I am looking for questions which got downgraded and see why to improve mines. For this, I have searched for "score:-1" but it says "Search options not deleted score>= -1" and ...
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How to underline text in a question or answer?

I have searched around the question box and the help center, I have found this in the "formatting tips" but haven't found anything that allowed you to underline text. How to do it?
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How do I know who downvoted my posts?

Is it possible to know who downvoted my posts? I tried to find a way and I searched on the site but I didn't find anything. Is it possible? Thanks.
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Why was my post deleted?

I asked a question here about how to diagnose a weird swap issue with my Mac. I received some unhelpful advice from someone who didn't understand what the difference between VM and swap was, so I ...
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Is this Phishing or Legit?

I received this email which says the following was added to my inbox. But when look in the inbox I dont see it. I also dont see it under the thread. Unless i'm looking in the wrong spot.
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Why is this question being downvoted?

I asked a question about which US phone carriers allows its users to use one of iOS' features, and it got downvoted. Apple has a Discussion page about it, but it seems incomplete. People in the ...
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Stack Exchange iOS App is giving me errors

I have been using the Stack Exchange iOS app for years. Today, for the first time, I was unable to comment or ask using it for Ask Different. It suggested that I log out and back in. When I did ...
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Message count won't clear for inbox

Starting yesterday, there's a "4" badge on my inbox that won't go away no matter how many times I view the already seen items. New bug in code, or some sort of corruption in cookies? The ...
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How to improve this question

This question was closed: Free WYSIWYG Markdown editor with the motivation Questions asking to recommend or find a Mac, book, tool, tutorial or other off-site resource are off-topic for Ask Different ...
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How to improve this question?

How to improve this question? I have searched the web (Bing), there is no result for this topic.
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How do I gain reputation without much knowledge?

I am having a problem that is already covered by someone else's question, but none of the existing answers work for me. I've asked my own question, but nobody's tried to answer it, and I don't have ...
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What's the significance of the occasional red dot on the Review Queue button?

Occasionally I see a red dot on the Review Queue button (top right). While it seems to work as normal, and doesn't look like there are no more questions / answers than normal to review, I wondered ...
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How to really delete an answer?

I wrote an answer to Is it OK to buy a refurbished MacBook Pro? , and then after posting it I thought better of it, so deleted it. It added nothing to the question being asked as there were already ...
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How can I delete my Ask Different account?

If I decide I don't want to have an account, can I delete it?
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how to attach files that exceed character count limit for thread insertion inline?

I have output from a diagnostic I ran on my Mac. I want to insert the output of the diagnostic into a thread I have, but got the message that it exceeds the character limit. I then put the file into ...
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Does the community bot downvote?

I got an auto comment to improve my answer, which is fine. But I'm curious if the bot is the one that downvoted me or if other people downvoted me. Does the bot vote?
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Please remove this "Stack Exchange beta site" article from help

Please remove https://apple.stackexchange.com/help/whats-beta This applies to sites that are still in "beta" and clouds the issue we have on the site with respect to beta software questions in ...
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Are software recommendations in-topic or not?

I asked a software recommendation: Best iPhone app to track stocks This isn't the first time I do it, and my other questions were generally well-received: App which allows me to comment *and* to ...
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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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Specific question about a real problem was rejected and account was blocked seemingly arbitrarily

My account was blocked for arbitrary reasons. I asked about real problems and other users confirmed they had the same problems. Of course most normal people would and should express frustration when ...
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What is “more relevant content” in settings for Ask Different?

In the settings, there is a section we can enable or disable. Use my on-site activity to show more relevant content (recommended) If you opt-out, existing recommendations will be discarded within 24 ...
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tag synonyms for Apple-Silicon and M1

I have just seen that apple-silicon and m1 are separate tags. I think they should be synonyms. I think apple-silicon should be the base tag as it defines the architecture. m1 does not make sense as ...
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Question closed as opinion-based, suggestion on where to ask it?

This question of mine was closed as opinion-based: I have an iPhone XS, should I update to iOS 15.2? I understand the reason for closing my question. I also received an helpful comment (thanks). Could ...
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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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