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“Typing Fingers” is in need of cleanup

I found a question here that needs cleanup when I was reviewing. https://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/90066/app-or-webapp-for-learning-touch-type-on-ios-with-apple-wireless-keyboard It got ...
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A bug with the tag badge tracker vanishing

I was on my profile and wanted to look at the tag badge tracker, I selected it in the drop down and the graphics below the point graph disappeared! So I can't go back to the privilege tracker and I ...
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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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Should answers shaped like this be flagged?

I noticed a strange answer in the shape of "If you need help, we can help you out at example.com" Is it in the zone of validity to post such answer? I would possibly flag as spam since it appears to ...
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Burniate mobile-calendar.app tag

I accidentally created this tag instead of mobile-calendar to be inline with other tags like mobile-safari.
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Approving an edit after one “Approve” and one “Reject” vote

I was just noticed via mail that an edit to an old answer I once posted was approved. I was curious and noticed that it got approved after only one vote in favour. The help pages, however, state that "...
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Please remove this “beta” 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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How do I get a blog post to show up in the site sidebar?

I have posted a short blog entry about a change to the site scope to announce the allowing of beta questions. http://apple.blogoverflow.com/2015/08/beta-ios-9-and-el-capitan-questions-allowed/ In ...
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How often are the vote statistics updated in my profile

I like to vote on questions, and answers. I also like to review, but because of the 40 per day vote limit I like to keep a couple of votes just in case there is something brilliant that I want 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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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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Why was this question downvoted?

I'm a reasonably seasoned user over on on Stack Overflow, so I know a single downvote is no big deal, and people can vote however they like and have no obligation to explain why; that's fine. But I'm ...
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Once I have sufficient reputation and I vote to close, can I still flag for a moderator to finish the vote?

As far as I know, you need a certain number of close votes to close a question. I have seen some high reputation users closing questions for several reasons. I also saw a moderator closing the ...
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More convenient way to make code blocks

Is there any more convenient way to write code? When I have a longer log, I dont want to space every line because it would take very long. I thought that using the <code> tag would help. But ...
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Grayed out edit on some questions and most meta questions

Mostly, I can edit questions, place them in queue and wait for them to be reviewed. However, I haven't seen a question on the meta that does have the edit button not grayed out. I found one question ...
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How to find my answers where another answer has been accepted?

I am trying to do some cleaning. Is there a way to find out in my answers' history (1500), if there is a another answer to the same post that has been accepted? Here is example of why:
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Can I ask about installing Ubuntu on a Mac?

I already have a similar question on Ask Ubuntu for installing Ubuntu on a mac, but I want to post a question here. Is that okay?
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Can the slug for migrated questions be updated to match the current FAQ?

When a question is migrated away from Ask Different, the following slug is attached to the post in question. This question came from our site for power users of Apple hardware and software Could ...
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Question ban warning

I was about to ask a question today and a message appeared at the top of the page. My profile only shows that I've asked two questions, and one of them had at least one downvote (I don't know why), ...
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How are edited characters counted?

When I edit a question and change a link from http://www.example.com to [this](http://www.example.com), does it count as 8 characters edited, or as deleting the whole link and retyping (so 30 ...
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Meta is using non-SSL endpoints for some resources and it breaks the site in Chrome

For a few days now this has been a problem for me. I can no longer vote posts up or down on any meta channel from Chrome (Version 42.0.2311.152 (64-bit)) on OS X. Looking at the JavaScript console ...
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What does the Gold Badge next to a name on a duplicate post notice mean?

Recently, I found this when I was editing: What does the gold circle in the shape of a badge mean? Gold Badges don't appear on all marked as duplicate post notices.
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OSquestions copying Ask Different

I did see a bunch of questions on this topic. And I saw an answer saying that it is fine if they say the source is from AD. Though here it look just as if the AD question was native to the site ...
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What happens when I reach the daily reputation limit?

What happens if I reach 200 reputation gained in a day. Does it prevent me from getting reputation from accepted answers, votes, bounties etc. or does it move to another day and then I get the ...
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Where should questions that point out flaws of shortcomings of Apple products be posted?

Questions that highlight shortcomings or flaws in Apple's products, especially recently as the usability and performance of Apple's software has declined, are often down-voted or voted closed, ...
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Can SE Search be 'honed'?

Case in point… [even if I was looking at a Super User question & the terms I was starting from are very generic, it felt best to ask in Ask Different, as my 'home' community] Why does my ...
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How can I remove my down-vote I made by mistake

I recently accidentally down-voted an answer without realising (think it was because of a miss click when scrolling on the iOS app). The only issue is I cannot remove that down-vote now because of ...
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How do I answer questions on this site?

I found a solution to a question on this site that no one had provided my answer for and I wanted to share it with the world. I cannot figure out how to answer a question. Commenting takes "...
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What do I do if I have a series of smaller questions?

Let's say that for instance I have a series of very short questions with an average of 5-10 words each. Do I normally ask a question for every? Or can I ask small questions in one question? Or should ...
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Top bar shows more review tasks to be completed than the sum of tasks at /review

Can someone explain to me the discrepancy of the displayed number to be reviewed in the top bar and the sum of the actual review tasks to be completed? The top bar icon shows 4 but when I go to /...
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Was a user who posted a comment as answer assisted in commenting by a moderator?

Recently, I found a user that had a reputation under 50, so he couldn't comment. Instead, he put the comment into an answer, which people shouldn't do. I flagged the answer. After I rechecked, one of ...
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Answered Questions that help Instructors

For those of you who are able to reply, thank you for your help. I can't vote you up on here for some reason but I appreciate you.
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What is required to approve suggested edits?

Once upon a time, I thought I could approve edits. Now I get this: This suggestion still needs 1 approve vote from other reviewers. Close this popup (or hit Esc) to continue. Did something change ...
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How do I get to my Stack Exchange Inbox? Nothing to click in header area

I created this account when I asked a question. Now the header at the top says "Stack Exchange" and there is a red rectangle with the number 9; hovering over it says I have 9 unread messages in my ...
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Removing accidentally posted sensitive information from own answer

I posted an answer to a question earlier and attached a screenshot, then almost immediately realised that my screenshot contained sensitive information that I'd missed (in this case my personal e-mail ...
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I think there is a bug in the system

I seem to be the victim of a bug that effects the reputation "score" system. About two days ago I a question which was down voted that day and the day before it was asked, how can that happen?
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Can I ask this question on Meta?

I want to ask a questurn asking peoples opinions on why they hate having one port only on the new MacBook. I know I cannot ask this on Ask Different since it is opinion based however could I ask the ...
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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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How can I get an answer to a user when I don't have enough rep to answer his question directly?

An Ask Different user has a problem that I also had. I found a solution this morning and wanted to answer his question, but the question requires a 10 rep to answer. I have a six rep, so I can neither ...
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Is there any way to display my comment votes?

Seems that the only way to see how votes have my comments is going comment by comment and checking it. Is there a better way to display my comment's votes?
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“you have already raised this type of flag”

Does that mean I already raised it on this particular post but forgot, or that I've used up my day's ration of this type of flag? … or something else? I've seen it twice today, but wasn't paying ...
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What is http://osquestions.com/?

Just noticed that a question I posted on Ask Different HERE was ripped off at osquestions.com found here. Is this site affiliated with the SE sites or just an RSS grabbing knock off with a ton of ...
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My iOS syncing headaches is a “White Elephant.” Can anything be done to reframe the question?

So, I’m an active member on a few of the Stack Exchange sites. No so much here, but I did as one question here that has received 10,000+ views but I consider a “White Elephant” due to many factors: ...
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Is it possible to warn the users who left bad comments other than trying to help in a question?

I see that there are some users who left bad comments in the question when they do not understand what the OP wants to ask. I hope that the moderators can warn them not to do it again because what ...
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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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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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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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Make “mdm” a synonym of “mobile-device-management”

mdm — 51 tagged, 20 this year Mobile Device Management (MDM). A server platform that a company can deploy to centrally manage portable network-connected devices such as the iPhone, iPad and iPod ...
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Remove duplicate status for a non-duplicate question

Disable iPhoto auto launch when connecting an iPhone or iPad is marked as duplicate. It's not. It's similar but it only pertains to iPhoto specifically in Yosemite. Got feedback that it should ...
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Rename “one-note” tag to “onenote”

Microsoft OneNote doesn't have a space in its name, yet one-note has a hyphen in its name. Could the hyphen be removed from the tag name?