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How to paste images into the site?

The Image button on this site gives the dialogue below, which mentions the ability to paste in an image. However, I can't get this to work in Safari (6.0.4) on OS X (10.8.3). I can drag a file in, ...
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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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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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Create Wiki Posts?

Okay, I'm a total newbie, and just received the notification, "Congrats, you've gained the privilege – create wiki posts learn more." Clicking on the "learn more" link brought me to the Create Wiki ...
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Update to FAQ about iTunes Connect being on-topic

I have updated the main site's FAQ to include wording that allows iTunes Connect to be on-topic. Here is a short rationalization and summary of where the line is between what would be considered a ...
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Lost 10 reputation points - marked as “removed” - “user was removed”

Logged in just now and found my reputation had dropped 10 points with the legends 'removed' and 'user was removed' yet I can login. What does this mean? I've looked in the faqs but found nothing ...
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How much does it cost to advertise here?

Yes here. Ask Different apple exchange. This is the only place I can think of where I can buy traffic visited by and only by mac owners.
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I would like to close and Delete my account here

Some feedback to Admin, my experience here is not good, this place is hostile not helpful and extremely pre judemental. If the question is not asked in perfect english that is already a big problem ...
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How do I create a link to Ask Different chat from Ask Different main?

I've seen links to chat (so as not to have a conversation in the comments). How do I create one? I've searched the meta here and unfortunately unable to find the right one.
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After how many days is a user removed?

I see in my reputation history that I have been removed on January 29th, only three days after my last activity on the site (accepting an answer). Was this a mistake or are users removed after just a ...
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Why is the edit link displayed but is uneditable?

Recently returned to active participation in Ask Different so bear with me if rules have changed. Saw this post Restoring a jailbroken iPhone which IMO needed editing. Though the edit link is ...
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Edit SPAM posts

If you come across a post which is obviously a SPAM post, like this one. Is it a common use to edit the question like "content removed due to spam restrictions" or is this a job for moderators ...
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How do I “vote to close” a question?

I have been told many times by moderators that instead of flagging questions for attention I should vote to close them unless it is absolutely necessary. But all the options I see below a question are ...
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Is it poor etiquette to post here + at Apple Support Communities?

Is it frowned on to post the same thing here and at Apple Support Communities? If it's not, should I cross list the questions?
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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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Why was my co-workers answer deleted?

A co worker (who sits in front of me at work) signed into apple.stackexchange.com and posted an answer here: Can the Kinect be used as a control interface for Mac OS X? His answer is no longer ...
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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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Should using the review tools also mark something as flagged?

While using the review tools, I noticed something, but was unsure if by design, or a bug. It seems that if I come across a question or answer when browsing the site, and flag it, the flag summary ...
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Where did privileges go on the main site?

I was looking to see what my next level of privileges was, but could not find the Privileges page linked from anywhere (I had to resort to a Google search) Have I missed it, or is it truly missing?
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Question appearing on other site not just here on the SE

I've just googled my email address to see whether i have any weird places that have it and I discovered this site has take the question off the Apple SE. Is this allowed to happen? The orginal ...
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How to flag an answer as not answering the question

I flagged an answer to one of my questions as not answering the question asked. It got declined for lack of evidence. I flagged again stating specifically that it would be better as a comment because, ...
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Issues with rendering on chrome

Please take a look on the screenshots. Logo and vote down are not properly aligned. I tried clearing my chache and still its there. I am using mountain lion, Chrome Version 21.0.1180.79 Landing Page:...
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What can I do if a useless answer is about to receive a bounty?

I have a question with a bounty and a leading answer that's useless and appears not even to have understood the question. Is there anything I can do to prevent the bad answer from receiving the bounty?...
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Why does my question have the Create a Bounty link even though I accepted an answer?

I asked a question and accepted an answer the same day. Why does the question show the start a bounty link?
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where should questions about the developer program be asked?

I had a question about what happens to my apps if the development program is not extended. Then my question was voted down and closed since this was not the place to ask this question according to ...
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Can someone create a Nook tag?

I have insufficient rep to create a tag. I'd like the Nook tag to be attached to this question. Thanks in advance.
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When to edit the tag list of a question?

A question was submitted with a choosen set of tags by the originator of the question. When writing an answer, it became clear to me that the question would receive a much appropriate set of answers ...
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Should OS version be included on OS specific questions?

Should OS version (E.g. 10.7.3) be included on all standard Operating System questions for future reference? As Operating Systems release updates and/or New Operating systems are released all together,...
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How can I get more detailed statistics on site usage?

I am doing an academic research regarding professional communities and I want to validate the outcomes of using motivational factors and one of them is the usage of contests like the iPad contest. ...
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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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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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Why haven't some of my shares been recorded?

I had everything I needed to qualify for Level 2 in the contest - the 20 required questions with 2 upvotes each, the votes, and even the sharing. I posted a picture on my website with the text "Ask ...
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With regard to the iPad contest, what do you mean by “share a post”?

In the explanation of how to participate in the contest, you make several references to "Share a post", but you don't explain what that means. What do you mean by that? Share with whom, and how, and ...
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Can we get an early Data Explorer update for Ask Different, for playing with contest data?

The Ask Different data on Data Explorer was last updated before the contest opened. Is there a chance it could be updated sooner than next month, so we can worry ourselves sick trying to interpret and ...
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Suspicous downvoting?

I was browsing AskDifferent and asking questions when out of nowhere I got 3 downvotes in a very very short span of time. They were on these questions: Does the 'unibody' design of the MB/MBP ...
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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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Why was my question closed?

So I woke up this morning and decided to go check on my most popular question with 5 upvotes, located here. I was hoping for an answer, as it's a question I'd really like answered - it's very ...
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Strange layout on the main page with the iPad competition (I think)

On the main page there appears to be some "additional content" and it looks as though it is related to an iPad. However, I can't tell for sure because it looks like this: At first, I put it down to ...
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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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Upvote results in +3 reputation?

Not that it matters, but I was just wondering... I just got +3 reputation for an upvote. But I always thought an upvote is +10, no?
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Why can't I suggest edits here on Meta?

I've been trying to edit a post here on Meta Ask Different, but the link is just not there. How can I edit a post then? Why can't I do it? It works fine on the main site.
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Do I no longer get reputation points for edits after going over 2000 reputation?

I've noticed that since going over 2000 reputation, I no longer get the 2 reputation points I used to get for doing edits on posts. Is this normal? And if so, why?
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Refund the bounty if no anwers recieved

I offered a bounty on this question: Can I enable AHCI mode of the SATA controller when booting to Windows on a MacBook with Nvidia chipset? and didn’t get any answers. Now I think the amount should ...
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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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Adding a photo to my AskDiffernt bio account

How can I add a photo to my AskDifferent account?
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Editing profile on meta

I cannot edit my profile on the Ask different Meta. I had an issue (posted on Stackexchange meta) with merged accounts and loss of info and rep. This has now been fixed. I am now having an issue ...
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What is the number next to the “review answer/question” button?

What's the number next the "review answer/question" button? Is it the number of people who have reviewed the question/answer?
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I'm an indie Mac app developer, can I use AskDifferent as a support forum?

I'm an Indie Mac Developer with several apps, most of which are fairly technical or even developer- or web-developer-targeted. I'd love to have a StackExchange-style forum available for my users to ...
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Accepted answers sometimes are not above all the other answers

I've occasionally stumbled into Q&A's that have more than 1 answer and an accepted answer, but the accepted answer isn't on top of the answer list. iPad calculator app Why does Spotlight keep ...
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What are this site's quality standards?

I am unable to post a question because "it does not meet our quality standards": Where can I learn about said standards? I see no mention of them in the FAQ.