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Are questions about very old Apple products on-topic?

I'm about to buy this old PowerPC eMac just for nostalgia, some fun and for playing some old games I have. I know there's a beta site on retro computing. However, is there any limit to age of Apple ...
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In the “Top Users” tag section, what are these numbers?

As seen in the screenshot of tag osx's top users (in this case bmike): There are two numbers, 2.6k and 983 before his avatar and various details. There are no headers detailing what these two numbers ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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The bounty expiration shown in the notification message is different from the expiration shown in the question

I logged in early on Ask Different, and I have got a message about the expiration of the bounty I offered. When I clicked on the question link, I noticed the question was reporting the bounty would ...
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Is the copy of WMD (markdown editor) custom to Apple Stackexchange?

Is the the theme to wmd specific to Apple Stackexchange? Where can I find the details. I really like the colouring and how there is syntax help built in.
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Rename [ios10] to [ios-10] for consistency

It's happened again! Just like last time with iOS 8, can ios10 be renamed to ios-10 for consistency with the tags for the other versions of iOS?
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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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Rename [omni-focus] to [omnifocus]

OmniFocus is one word, however the tag omni-focus is hyphenated. Can the tag be renamed omnifocus to reflect the correct word?
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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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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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Why did I get -2 for an answer with a score of 1?

My answer to this question was not accepted but was upvoted once. Yet when I check my points the answer is listed as -2. What gives? This has happened twice in one day!
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Why doesn't formatting work in comments (for me)?

I tried commenting on an answer, and all of my paragraphs were strung together in a single paragraph. I used proper markdown, adding two spaces at the end of each paragraph. When that didn't work, I ...
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What is the star I see under the question down arrow?

I presume it is some kind of mechanism to help me keep track of things for later revisiting. I see I can click to change the state of the star. But I don't think star is the right name for this ...
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How does answers to questions that was asked by a deleted user get accepted?

Does answers to questions that was asked by deleted users ever get accepted? An example to this is in this question, were the user seems to have be deleted: How can I watch an AVI file on my iPhone? ...
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Revert a mistakenly approved Suggested Edit

I mistakenly approved a suggested edit. I wish to undo the approval, but I am not able to find any option to do so. Is there a way I can do it myself? Or do I need to seek assistance of a site ...
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I uploaded an image here and it shows up called “[1]: https://i.stack.imgur.com/1bG06.png”, is that right?

I took a screenshot of my desktop image that I uploaded to here. It is a screen shot of the image on my desktop that I wanted to attach the first time. Why is it showing up as a Imgur.com website? ...
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Migration rejection followed by repost on original site closed as duplicate, how do I proceed?

I had asked a question on the IoT and they immediately migrated it over to Ask Different, where it sat for a while (almost 2 weeks) and no answers. A moderator from Ask Different thought it should be ...
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What happened to the bounty on this question?

I've not had much to do with bounties (though I've read the bounty docs), and would like to understand better... The following question that I once asked How to disable default alt-left / alt-right ...
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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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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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How does reviewing give you more flagging weight?

How does reviewing new posts give you more flagging weight? When I was looking at the badges, I noticed the "Deputy" badge = "Achieved a flag weight of 500 by reviewing and flagging appropriately" ...
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Questions for Apple services not related to Apple software

Is it on-topic asking about a login problem to an Apple web site that asks for the Apple ID, when the login is done from Internet Explorer?
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I posted a long question. Part of it is Apple-specific; part is not. Should it be kept open, or should it be closed?

On the main site, you can find a post I've written. Let me first summarize it and analyze it, and then ask you about it. Summary and initial analysis of my post on the main site YouTube offers a ...
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How can I log out of Ask Different?

How can I log out of Ask Different?
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Why is my question being voted closed as duplicate, when I have made it clear that it's not?

For some reason, my question keeps getting close votes, claiming it is a duplicate of another question: How can I configure iPhone to stop prompting me to setup Apple Pay? From my perspective, I ...
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There is a question here that is outdated. How can we flag questions?

I am unable to provide an answer to a question because, apparently, I'm a noob. Yet, I can clearly see there is a question here that needs to be removed because it is outdated due to an iOS update. ...
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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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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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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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Should one remove me too part and hope it helps part from an answer?

Catalina and iOS 13 brought in a lot of new users and they try to be polite and helpful and write answers like: I was having the same problem, my MacBook Pro, model xxxx, macOS xxxx was not doing ...
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Undelete a deleted question

The following question was posted yesterday on Ask Different: https://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/365151/emacs-gui-no-longer-opens-from-the-terminal-after-a-brew-upgrade I engaged with the OP ...
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New filter control for questions?

I just noticed a new question filter button in the UI. When was it introduced? Did I enable it unknowingly? Is it a public or test release? Is there a blog post announcing it's addition? Can it be ...
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How can one improving/suggest edits to the Tour page

Is it possible to suggested edits or improvements to the Ask Different Tour page? If yes, how to do it? Is it directly accessible for edits (just like other Q&A posts) to normal users (non-...
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How to get a question migrated?

I asked a question about extension/app/freeware options on a mac for a particular use case, and a user suggested I might be better off at Software Recommendations. I didn't know about that site at ...
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How do I respond to Mod question?

I flagged an answer as abusive because of the derogatory language the author used to reference another user (the answer has since been edited but you can see the original text in the edit history). I ...
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Rename [libre-office] to [libreoffice]

LibreOffice is one word, however the tag libre-office is hyphenated. Can the tag be renamed libreoffice to reflect the correct word?
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Why haven't I received reputation points for some of the upvotes that one of my answers received?

I answered a question, namely What are some useful ways to use Automator?, but I have not received any reputation points for the 4 up-votes that it received. Am I misunderstanding some portion of the ...
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What should we do if we misflag a post?

It was a case of the tap-too-quick, and I selected the wrong flag for a particular question. How should I handle this matter?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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