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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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How do you get “keys” to appear in your answer text?

See the accepted answer in this post: How do you position your hand to use the command key? What finger do you use? What's the markdown the person used to turn the CMD curly symbol in to a floating ...
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Downvoting Etiquette: With or Without Making A Comment?

I am interested to know what is the correct etiquette (if such exists) when downvoting a question: Do you downvote a question, and then make a comment ? Do you make a comment first, and then ...
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What is the significance of the blue background on some questions?

This question is a reaction to a hint in a comment on an answer of mine on this thread. I'm a new user, and have been surprised not to find any explanation (in the FAQ, for example) of the ...
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Suggested Edits now take more than one review?

I accepted a suggested edit just now ( How to use a UNIX console app ), but I get a note saying: You have already reviewed this item. It needs more reviews from other users to be completed. Is ...
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If there are 6 winners in Level 3, will the one ranked 6 win an iPod? [closed]

It's not so clear from the contest rules: We can give away a maximum of 25 iPod touch devices and a maximum of 6 new iPads (5 for Level 3, and 1 for the raffle). In the event that more than the ...
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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 ...
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Closing question as should be on other SE site

I think that Question about C++ navigation should be on Stack Exchange. So I tried to flag it as off-topic - the off-topic box only gave me the choice of meta for this - on other SE sites it would ...
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What/Where is the hall of Ask Different inquisitors page?

On the recent site-promotion page was the following nugget: everyone who completes Level 1: Use Different and beyond will have their gravatars honored in the hall of Ask Different inquisitors ...
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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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Starting reputation at 101 vs 1?

Just wondering why some users start with 101 rep while others start with 1. Is it to do with activity on Area 51 before the site went to beta?
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How do I link to a specific answer?

I've seen people make a link to a specific answer here, but now that I want to do this, I can't find any documentation or even an example to copy... How do I form the URL to a specific answer?
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FileVault 1 and 2: should we have tags [filevault-1] and [filevault-2] for the two different technologies?

Problem Looking ahead: expect confusion to arise from Apple's commonplace use of one word FileVault — without a version number — for two very different technologies. (Versions 1 and 2 both involve ...
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To answer or comment? The plight of the troubleshoot when faced with ambiguity (and then some)

How many times have I seen questions such as this in my few months participating in the community? Too many times. I brought up a similar issue on meta before, regarding the value of comments ...
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Scam or clever way of making money

I am sure you are aware of this web site that pops up in Google search using the Titles from the Ask Different. http://help.howproblemsolution.com/ All it does is it shows the copy of the Title or ...
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Could we allow the creation of [iphone-4s] tag?

I tried to create an iPhone 4S (iphone-4s) tag, but the system won't let me. I think it's a pluralization blocker (iMacs vs iMac). I was excited, because I've never created a tag before. Can this ...
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Is it just me or is there a sudden uptick in Clash of Clans questions with tons of “me too” answers?

The subject says it all. I am light user of this particular Stack Exchnage site, but rolled over in the past few hours to see lots of “Clash of Clans” posts new and old on the main page. Including ...
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What to do if I mark the wrong flag?

I accidently marked the wrong flag for a clash of clans question. I truly have no idea what it flagged, but I meant to put it as a low-quality question. If I flag a question with the wrong flag, what ...
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Can, and if yes, should posts be bumped?

Say I've asked a question which hasn't gotten much attention despite being out for about a week (low view count, no comments or answers etc). How should I attract attention (besides offering a bounty)...
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Suggested edit confusion

I have looked back over the revision history to this question and I am confused as to what actually happened. I posted my suggested edit shortly after the question was posted initially (around 15 ...
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Why don't I see an “edit” link below the post on this page?

This question: Can't authorize computer to play iTunes songs could use some editing, but I don't see an "edit" link below the question as I see on other questions. I tried editing the URL to ...
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Are non-Apple Mac OS X / iOS software questions on topic? Is the FAQ outdated?

I'm confused. The FAQ says questions are on topic if they concern: Apple hardware Apple software other Apple products or services Why questions about software, which are not made by ...
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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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Trying to create iphone-5s tag

I was editing a question and tried to add a "iphone-5s" tag and AD won't let me do it. I have the rep to create new tags, but I guess not if it is too similar to an existing tag. I was trying to ...
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Protected questions not considering +100 bonus rep for linking profile

I have over 22k rep on various SE sites (mainly EE.SE) and received the 100 rep bonus when I came here for the first time and signed in. However, I was prevented from answering a protected question ...
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Sharing links, question about which syntax is valid

A link that I share by copying the URL from the link button looks like http://apple.stackexchange.com/a/45919/3117 but a link I share by clicking the banner-like share to Facebook, twitter etc. ...
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How to improve this source code quoting?

Recently I posted an answer including source code with a method I regularly used here and on web pages: Corruptions within Calendar: duplicates. How to analyse their cause and fix? My (...
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Rename “ios8” tag to “ios-8” and create synonym

Tags exist for each version of iOS have hyphens in their name, such as ios-7, with synonyms for the tag without the hyphen. However, with iOS 8, the ios-8 does not exist and instead the only tag is ...
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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 syntax highlighting is visible only on preview page?

Preview on edit question Question Page