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Election fraud on Apple.SE!!1!

OK, now I have your attention. There seems to be a glitch on Apple.SE about page, where our latest Valued Associate Shog9 appears on the elected moderator list, even though he wasn't elected. See:
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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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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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Reputation on the users page

I was looking on the AD users page and noticed that my reputation is at 501. My actual reputation is at 1.2K Is this a bug, or is reputation on the users page supposed to be delayed?
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What are the rules/time-limits to adding a bounty to your question?

How long do I have to wait before the "Start bounty" button appears on one of my questions? I have a question that hasn't been answered yet and I would like to put a bounty on it, but the button hasn'...
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Why is this question a CW?

I was looking for questions about the terminal to see if there was a question similar to the question I had to ask, and I found a question that has been made a CW: Listing the terminal commands ...
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Hello/hi removed in questions and answers

I've noticed that whenever I start a answer with either the word hello or hi, that word has been removed when I post the answer or attempt to update it. A few things I've noticed about this: Either ...
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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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How can I get more answers to my question?

I asked a question on this site several months ago, and I still have not received a working answer. Is there some way I can get an answer to this question or get more people to view it without putting ...
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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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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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Change stackexchange.com user profile picture

How do I change my profile pic in my account or avatar? I signed up under my email for the account and I can't figure out how to change it from the current profile pic/avatar.
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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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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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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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'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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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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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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Is is possible to order my posts by recency?

I have quite a few posts, but my problem is that the oldest posts show first. Can I order my posts so the newest ones show up first? Or is that not possible? If it isn't possible, can this be added?
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When do my privileges take effect

Just wondering when my privileges will take effect now I've passed 1000 rep. I don't see up/down votes, i still just see one number
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Why did I just get a large drop in reputation on this question?

I was just looking at my reputation and noticed I received a -10 recently for this answer. When I look at the actual answer there's no downvotes. I also looked at the answer history and don't see ...
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Can an user see their post deleted for reasons of moderation and its comments?

As it often happens, a new user posts a thank you answer or asks a question in answer box, people leave comments under them telling them to ask new questions or leaving other related links and flag ...
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Why does the list not properly render in a quotation?

Please see my answer here: https://apple.stackexchange.com/a/360783/45492. There I quote a Support article, however, the list is not rendered correctly in the quotation (see 1. below). I tried adding ...
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Request to merge questions on slow Finder updating

I was having the problem described in this question: Capturing screenshots on macOS Sierra is very slow. However, while searching I found Screenshot taking a very long time to appear on desktop first (...
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Question about Ask Different account merging

I've created a second account by mistake and now I'm logged into it and cannot get out to log in the correct one. Can I merge the two or delete the one that I'm now logged in? I receive emails about ...
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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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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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“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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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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apple.SE account not showing up in network profile

Why isn't my apple account shown among my accounts, nor in my network profile? I suspect this is the reason why I did not get a +100 rep bonus from my (>200 rep) math account, here…
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automatic SE profile transfer for Autobiographer badge

I have noticed that when I sign up for most sites in the SE network, I automatically get the Autobiographer badge after a few minutes of interacting with the new SE site. When I do, I look at my ...
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Do I get points also when my edits are approved?

Looking at my reputation, I noticed that I received two points for a question that has not been asked by me, and to which I didn't answer. The only thing I did was to suggest an edit, and that edit ...
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How to cancel a flag?

I started this question and the AI immediately pointed me to a duplicate. But the answer to that duplicate didn’t work. Now the AI isn’t finding that duplicate, so I’ll have to ask again. I flagged ...
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“Close” and “Flag” don't work with Safari 12.1.1

It seems silly to ask, because there would already be a question here because it would affect very many people, but maybe I'm just too stupid: If I click on "Close" or "Flag" on any stack exchange ...
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how to edit such long code/error blocks?

Accessing fileURL from My Photo Stream says "Operation not permitted" This question has a terrible formatting. It is not suitable for: Text: as it is code(in some form) and such texts are ...
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My question was closed as duplicate

My question about iOS 11.4 Full Jailbreak was closed as a duplicate although it was asked 1 month earlier than an “original” question. Can someone investigate this?
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Misspelled tags, how to fix?

Rather ironically, the OP on this question misspelled spelling so we now have a tag called spelign. Verify the automatic language detection How are these dealt with? I didn't just want to retag ...
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Rephrase 'Basic Customer Support' off-topic wording

I flagged this question and commented that it would be better suited for the SR site, instead. @patrix, and probably others, agreed and put the question on hold. I was reading the 'hold' wording ...
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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 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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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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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 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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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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What should I do if I answer my own question I put a bounty on?

I eventually solved my own problem after I put up a bounty and now don't know what to do to cancel it or give it to myself. Here's the post: How can I initiate a modem connection from the command ...
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Why syntax highlighting is visible only on preview page?

Preview on edit question Question Page
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How can I keep screenshots from impacting readability of text? [duplicate]

I posted an answer that included several screenshots from my iPhone. When I view the answer, however, the images make it hard to read the text of my answer. They seem too large, and they are aligned ...
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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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Why are some posts “highlighted”? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the significance of the blue background on some questions? Why are some posts "highlighted" blue on the main page?

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