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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?
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Adding tags that don't exist

I'm wondering - If I created a question which I feel requires a tag that doesn't exist, what would I do? Suggest it? Put it at the end of the question?
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What should I use instead of NARQ?

Some questions just aren't questions, usually meant to be an answer on a question or similar, but there's no NARQ close reason any more. What should I vote to close such questions as? This is the ...
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What to do about mindless acceptance of inappropriate edits?

So I come to see my answer was edited in the way it absolutely changed original meaning. There were three reviews of that edit with two accepted and one rejected it. So the edit now accepted. But it ...
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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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Unlock this question, please. Perhaps allow locks to timeout

I encountered this question via an organic search result in Google. Can a mod please unlock it so that I can upvote it? How can I make Safari show the URL when I hover over a link? The question has ...
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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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When should I protect questions before Community♦?

The FAQ states: Do protect questions that are attracting a lot of non-answers or very poor answers (spam, etc.) from new users. …but Community♦ would protect the question anyway if this ...
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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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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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Answer was accepted but bounty was not received

The OP has marked my answer as correct but I did not get the bounty! What happened here? Who decides who gets the rewards?
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Why can't I flag a question to go to another Stack Exchange site?

Currently, the "off-topic" flag presents to me three options: Software development questions should go on Stack Overflow Pre-release questions are off-topic It should go on another site When ...
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Question migrated to meta and remains on homepage

Is this expected behavior? When I click on the link on the homepage it brings me to meta, but why does the link stay behind? https://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/131360/similar-group-like-...
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Similar Group like “Android Enthusiasts” for Objective-C in Stack Overflow

I'm an iOS developer and I used to pass a lot of time on Stack Overflow. Recently I have seen a Stack Exchange site called Android Enthusiasts and it seems to me that it's only for "Android Developers"...
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How do you insert keyboard characters into questions/responses? [duplicate]

How would I get ⌥⌘ to appear as the keyboard characters themselves which I see often embedded in responses?
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Why was this answer low quality?

The answer below was marked a low quality. Why? It's one of the most complete answers..
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Who is the creator of a tag if a question is edited to include a new one?

Per the Taxonomist badge page, the requirement for obtaining the badge is: Created a tag used by 50 questions. If I were to edit a post to add a new tag, would I be accredited with the tag's ...
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'Ghost' inbox message

I just got this message in my inbox that there had been a comment that I should be aware of. When I click on it, it leads me to the right question, but there is no comment there?
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What's the point of voting to delete?

I've just reached 20k and got the ability to vote to delete posts that are -1 or below. I don't understand the purpose of this, or how I should be using it. Currently, when I see an answer by a new ...
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My retina avatar is no longer retina

For some time now, I've had a retina avatar, but no longer. I didn't change anything, but for apparently no reason my avatar is now very pixelated everywhere but my profile (and the top bar because ...
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How can a user review a suggested edit without having access to the suggested edit review queue?

How is it that a new user with 1 reputation has a badge for reviewing suggested edits and when I go to review, I see "You need at least 2k reputation to review suggested edits."
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Why do silent changes made by “Community ♦” show up in the front page?

I have often seen, on the front page, a question from years ago showing up as “Active” due to an update made by “Community ♦”. Specifically, this question does not show any activity with ?lastactivity ...
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Why don't we have an actual question on our About page?

I was looking at Ask Different's About page and saw the following question as our example: Why don't we have a 'proper' question? I'm sure we used to, right?
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Please add textbox for Off-Topic flagging

I just wanted to flag https://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/126842/wi-fi-network-created-but-not-shown-on-other-devices as being off-topic for not running on Apple hardware. But there's no option ...
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How to undo Unicoins changes

I used the Uniconis to make modifications but now I do not like what I got. Is there a way to undo the modifications like scrolling title bar ect. What is Unicoins: It is a popup on the right hand ...
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Bounty reward amounts

I was about to offer a bounty on a question and noticed that the 50 point bounty is not available anymore. I think before I was offered the option between 50, 100, and 150. Now it is 100 - 500 in ...
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Review low quality posts [ looks good ]

Review low quality posts Sometimes I see one of those one-line-answers and I write a comment below. But after reviewing I have to click one of these options: Looks good - Edit - Improve - Skip What ...
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Does Ask Different have a different tag-suggester than other SE sites?

I’m using an old version of IOS Safari (original iPad). Of course, there a lot of minor irritations with the UI. One of them is that on all SE sites, selecting a suggested tag takes anywhere from ...
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Flagging best practices

I've a couple of times gotten feedback on flags where I selected "not an answer" which says "...should possibly be an edit, comment, another question, or deleted altogether..." and (for example the ...
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What can I do about targeted negative voting?

I just found out that someone here does not like me. There was a targeted negative voting, on the same day (2 days ago), for answers I gave like 6 months ago: Is there something I can do about it, ...
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What is the `x2` or `x3` next to a tag in my profile?

Or, I guess, what is the difference between that and the number before the tag?
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How do I create a keyboard key? [duplicate]

I see keyboard keys on this question Deleting an Entire Line Moving Forward Shortcut But there's no shortcut on how to make them?
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MS Office for Mac questions: ask here, or at superuser?

Questions about Microsoft Office for Mac (including Excel, Word, Outlook etc) are on-topic both here (tag ms-office) and at http://superuser.com - but where's the best place to ask them? In my ...
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The accepted answer is wrong

An answer has been marked as "Accepted" but is clearly wrong. Is there anything that can be done about this? This is the url: How to set a default font for outgoing messages in Mail on Lion Thanks.
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Usercard no longer expands while mousing over it

I'm sure at some point we've all noticed while mousing over certain users picture/gravatar that extended information pops open about that person. Mine used to do this, although no longer seems to — ...
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Question was locked and put on hold, but the banners only show 'on hold' and migration

Came across this question: Enforcing single docent copy in iOS [on hold] It's on hold and locked, according to timeline, and I can't comment/edit… Yet the banners below the post only shows the ...
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question allowed here? buying a battery replacement for Macbook Air if Apple doesn't have official service in the country

I am considering to post the following question. Will it be allowed at AskDifferent? Any suggestions on how it can be improved? title: battery replacement for Macbook Air (if original Apple service ...
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Voted to close, but shows as voted to migrate?

Going through my close vote list to see how many of the questions I voted to close were actually closed, I see that one of the questions that I voted to close was migrated: Being intrigued, I click ...
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Serial upvoting reverersal

I spent over a hour helping another user Localhost Forbidden with his question. As he had little reputation, he went ahead and upvoted most of my questions and answers after I solved his issue with ...
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Question closed as “too broad” followed by edits only removing pieces of the original question

I'm stuck with this question: first, it gets closed as "too broad" then, I try to address the suggestion on how it can be improved finally, that edits are effectively reverted--and moreover, last 3 ...
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How can I delete my StackExhange OpenID?

For some reason, I've got two OpenID accounts on StackExchange. I use only one of them to login to AskDifferent. I've already removed unwanted one from 'my logins' list in my profile page, but I've ...
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Low rep user accessing own deleted comments

I could swear that I commented yesterday on Where can I download Safari for Windows?, but I am not seeing it now. Assuming it has been deleted, is there anywhere to access it, and/or see the reason ...
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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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What to do if the answers do not work for the latest OS version?

I found the question that is exactly what I'm looking for, but it's old and the solutions don't work for my version (Mountain Lion 10.8.4). How can I add a new application to the Open With menu? ...
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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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Struggling to create numbered lists

How do I correctly get numbered lists to work? I am using Chrome on Mac and have been manually numbering lists of items because I am struggling to get the rich text formatting work. However I was ...
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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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Why did the minimum reputation for review first-posts got changed?

Till last week, I reviewed both first-post and late-answers. today, I can't. It says that the users with 500 reputation can only review. When did this happen?
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Why isn't there a link to the moderator tools in the menu bar?

I recently hit the 10K privilege of mod tools, and I'm wondering why there isn't a link in the toolbar at the top to the moderator tools. Is there supposed to be?
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What are the little questions/comments that I see attached to some questions and answers?

It seems to be a basic StackExchange feature that I just can't understand. I feel I am being bone-headed in some way. I have looked through the help, and tried clicking everyting I can find in the ...