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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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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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Adding a photo to my AskDiffernt bio account

How can I add a photo to my AskDifferent account?
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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 Is the FAQ outdated?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 to appeal a question's status as exact duplicate?

My question was closed as an exact duplicate; however, I don't think it is, since my question addresses a more specific capability of the iOS keyboard in terms of Unicode (not just symbols). So I'd ...
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Unable to figure out how to join chat

I have been active on Ask Different for around a week now. Although I still end up making some mistakes, I am gradually managing to get a hang of the system. This is my first time on any of the Stack ...
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How do I ask a user a question?

I would like to ask monomeeth if he ever got a solution to his question? How can I do this? Also, why did I have to wait 40 mins before I could post this question?!?!
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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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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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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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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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Answers that are really comments/comments that are really answers

In the flagging dialog box, there is a way to indicate that an answer is not really an answer, but actually a comment. What about the reverse case? Are flags encouraged that indicate that a comment ...
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So can someone tell me what's wrong with the question I posted below?

so I posted a question here, Battery discharging while plugged in and it was closed for being similar, which I don't think it is besides being battery related... I was told I could edit it and it ...
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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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Associating questions “migrated” from the now closed gadgets statckexchange to my newly created account here?

Just read the email that "the Gadgets Stack Exchange has been closed due to lack of traffic" and "Some of the questions which are appropriate to other Stack Exchange sites have already been migrated ...
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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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First suggested edit ban but still unable to suggest edits more than 24 hours later

Recently I had a lot of edits rejected. I know that when you have a certain number rejected in a period of time you get an automatic edit ban. I have looked at my edit history here: https://apple....
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Why are my two recent comments deleted?

I don’t understand why my comment in How to write this in latex and Translating the system into latex were deleted (I don’t see there anymore). What is false with these additional helpful information?
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Why has my reputation score suddenly gone up?

I just notice that my reputation score suddenly got bumped up by a sizeable number. I don't see any count on reputation button on top right, neither do I see anything under and Reputation tab on 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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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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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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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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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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Who starred my chat messages?

While chatting in the Ask Different Chat room, I noticed that a couple of my chat messages were starred. A ★ appeared next to the messages and the message also appeared in the list in the sidebar ...
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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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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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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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Why can’t we flag as duplicate a question with no answer?

These two questions : Touchbar seems to randomly trigger - hardware bug? Button on touchbar is randomly activated without being pressed Are exactly about the same problem but when I try to mark the ...
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Is the 'Lifejacket' Badge a new thing?

I earned two "Lifejacket" badges today, [not both on AD] on questions that had passed the criteria for its merit a long time ago. Is it just a 'new' badge, now being applied retrospectively?
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Background colour of remaining flags/close vote count

Whenever I choose to cast vote on a question or flag a post, the count of remaining votes/flags for the day is shown besides the button. I have observed that the background colour of the box shown ...
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Take back a flag

I think I just have to count on moderation to fix my last flag which was a mistake, but is there a way I'm not seeing to take back a flag before it gets moderated?
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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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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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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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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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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 did I vote?

Now that I have your attention, I wanted to ask if it’s possible to access your voting history? I understand I can’t see how people vote, but can I see how I’ve voted? If not can we make this a new ...
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Why doesn't 'code' formatting seem to work for me?

I seem to regularly have problems adding code to my answers so that they're formatted properly, and I don't know if it's a bug, me, a combination of the two, or something else altogether. By way of ...
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What decides if a 'too chatty' flag results in immediate deletion?

I just flagged a comment as 'obsolete, chatty' on Music Practise, where I only have under 5k rep, & the comment immediately went... boom, gone. I've seen it happen on SU & Ask Different too, ...
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Migrate a Q&A from another Stack Exchange site (eg. Super User)

I had a question to an Apple-specific problem and found the answer on Super User. I think the answer should be on this site and is general enough to be useful to lots of people. What is the best way ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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Why do some users have a “x% accept rate” displayed by their name when they ask a question and others don't?

I've noticed on pages like this one or this one that the person asking the question has a message stating "x% accept rate", but on other pages like this one or this one there is no such message. What ...
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How do you get to the page that describes reputation privileges you have earned?

The other day when I logged in I received a notification. It said that I was now able to vote to close questions. I have already had this privilege for awhile, but I clicked on the details link in ...

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