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Please join me in thanking George (a.k.a. grgarside) on his earning 100k reputation

We have a new 100k reputation contributer to the site. George a.k.a grgarside has passed the 100k mark and has clearly done an amazing job at documenting useful, clear, helpful answers. He stands ...
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2017 Community Moderator Election Results

Ask Different's 4th moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the 3 new moderators are: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank them for ...
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Feature Request: Add editor buttons for symbols common to the subject

Feature Request: Add editor buttons for symbols common to the subject being discussed. In the case of the Apple Stack Exchange, I wish to suggest some buttons for the editor to insert the common keys ...
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Ask Different question checklist

Here's a list of questions to check after you've written a question (or to think about before you post your question): Have you done some research before asking the question? If your question doesn't ...
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Is there a way we can honor the service of retired moderators?

Being elected as a moderator doesn't mean you have to continue serving for the rest of your life. Moderators sometimes resign, but sometimes they fade away, becoming less and less active on the site ...
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Shout out to people for rescuing questions

I wanted to publicly recognize a handful of people that no surprise are here to help. (And very effective at helping) https://stackoverflow.blog/2019/06/18/adios-to-unfriendly-badges-ahoy-lifejacket-...
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Most Active Contributors Monthly Report - October 2017

Welcome to the first edition of the Ask Different Most Active Contributors Report. This report will be published Monthly / Quarterly / Yearly. Please don't hesitate to share your valuable feedback in ...
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Discussion on 2016 Holiday Moderation

Since everyone here plays a part in moderation, I wanted to feature one post on how to ask about software recommendations from meta: How should I ask about getting a software recommendation? Since ...
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Use San Francisco, Helvetica Neue fonts over Arial

The current CSS design for Ask Different puts Arial first. I think we should change this CSS to put San Francisco first, without having to license anything or anything like that. Here is my CSS code: ...
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Syntax Highlighting for AppleScript

It would be nice to have proper syntax highlighting for AppleScript used in code blocks, especially since AppleScript is the primary language posted on this site. Currently the auto-detection usually ...
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HOWTO Convert video to animated GIF

Many times, OPs are good enough to link videos to their question(s) so that we can have a view of the problem they are experiencing. The only problem with this is that it links to a video off of Ask ...
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Apple's 'Let's meet at our place' event (Fall 2017)

Join us in Ask Different Chat As many of us know, in September most years Apple hosts a press event during which new products are announced. For example, on 7 September 2016 we saw the iPhone 7 range,...
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Mass modify product names for consistent formatting (for example, change XCode to Xcode)

In my opinion, Ask Different would be great if Apple product names only appeared as: Xcode iPhone iPod touch iPad OS X Mac OS X and I never saw: XCode, xCode, xcode, XCODE IPhone IPod Touch, iTouch ...
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2021: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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Let's support Dark Mode!

With the introduction of dark mode in macOS, Safari Technology Preview 68 has released a new feature called prefers-color-scheme which lets us detect whether the user has dark mode enabled with a ...
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Could Community♦ not bump questions without accepted answers on meta?

So we've established that it's appropriate for meta to contain questions that aren't really answerable. Which suggests that the algorithm whereby Community♦ randomly bumps questions without accepted ...
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Why was my edit removing code formatting reverted?

I recently made an edit to this answer: Apple Mail keeps crashing frequently after RAM problem I removed the code formatting from the text, except the shell commands as these are code. My edit was ...
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2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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Most Active Contributors Monthly Report - February 2019

Welcome to the 17th edition of the monthly Ask Different Most Active Contributors Report. Please don't hesitate to share your valuable feedback in the comments. Report for February 2019 This report ...
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Reverse [handoff] and [continuity] tag synonyms

I fielded a question this evening regarding an issue with Apple's Handoff functionality, which was introduced in iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite. The tag handoff is only shown as a synonym of continuity. ...
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Should making edits bump a question to the top of the list?

I noticed today that even a tiny edit like simply removing the word "thanks" form the end of a question can bump it right back to the top of the list of questions. Whilst this does alert interested ...
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Moderator Pro Tem Announcement

As we enter the second week of the public beta, we desperately need members from the site whose focus is to engage the community, both in community-building issues and site management. That's why we ...
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Separate script-editor and AppleScript tags from each other

Before this recent question Script Editor shows Error: No Error in JavaScript code for sending email taught me that JavaScript can also be used in Script Editor app, I had added AppleScript tag into ...
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Most Active Contributors Monthly Report - April 2018

Welcome to the seventh edition of the monthly Ask Different Most Active Contributors Report. Please don't hesitate to share your valuable feedback in the comments. Report for April 2018 This report ...
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Most Active Contributors Quarterly Report - 4th Quarter 2017

Welcome to the first Quarterly edition of the Ask Different Most Active Contributors Report. While similar to the monthly report, this report differs in that it contains fewer sections but lists the ...
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Most Active Contributors Monthly Report - December 2017

Welcome to the third edition of the Ask Different Most Active Contributors Report. This report will be published Monthly / Quarterly / Yearly. Please don't hesitate to share your valuable feedback in ...
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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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Code-formatted links aren't highlighted blue

Links wrapped around `code` snippets aren't highlighted as links, so they're hard to notice. This should probably behave more like SU and SO, where they're still highlighted blue even though they're ...
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2023: a year in moderation

It’s that time of the year again! As we wave goodbye to last year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here might be ...
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AWS will be sponsoring Ask Different

We're thrilled to announce that AWS will be sponsoring Ask Different starting on July 22 through December 31. We wanted to give you a heads-up and walk you through what that means. How and where will ...
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About the [macbook] tag and synonyms

I don't have a portable and so never was interested in all the MacBook related tags. However a question came up in the suggested edit queue where macbook-pro was definitely the wrong tag as macbook-...
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Make [screen] a synonym of [display]

I suggest that screen (585 questions) is added as a synonym of display (2855 questions). These are the excerpts: display: Generally a visual screen used to display graphical or text output screen: ...
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Most Active Contributors Monthly Report - July 2019

Welcome to the 22nd edition of the monthly Ask Different Most Active Contributors Report. Please don't hesitate to share your valuable feedback in the comments. Report for July 2019 This report ...
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Why are visited links not rendered differently from non-visited links in AskDifferent?

I subscribe to several SE sites. I've noticed that the question links on the Questions page are rendered differently on the AskDifferent site than they are on the other sites I visit: After clicking ...
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Live Chat event for Apple's 'Gather round' announcement (Fall 2018)

Join us in Ask Different Chat As many of us know, in September most years Apple hosts a press event during which new products are announced. For example, on 12 September 2017 we saw the iPhone X ...
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Most Active Contributors Monthly Report - February 2018

Welcome to the fifth edition of the monthly Ask Different Most Active Contributors Report. Please don't hesitate to share your valuable feedback in the comments. Report for February 2018 This ...
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There must be a better old question for "I lost my iPhone, now what do I do?"

Upon reaching this new question, "What actions can be taken with lost and locked phone?" I followed the duplicate question link to "Lost iPhone, what action to take?" and read the answer and followed ...
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Please remove the "temperance" chat room from this site's admin page

The admin page at https://apple.stackexchange.com/admin/dashboard will occasionally list the Temperance chat room which apparently is for religious moderation. Please remove that as it doesn't ...
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Announcement: new mobile ads

We wanted to let you know that we are currently testing some new ads on the mobile version of Ask Different. They are shown in two places right now: the bottom of the home page, and the question page (...
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Rename [two-step-authentication] to [two-step-verification]

Apple IDs can be protected by the feature two-step verification (legacy), currently tagged two-step-authentication, the feature two-factor authentication, currently tagged two-factor-authentication. ...
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Retro Tag for Vintage/Obsolete Apple Tech?

Just putting this out there for opinions. Would having a “Retro” tag be beneficial? I am thinking this could cover everything older than, say 15 years old (i.e. White Unibody MacBook) and include all ...
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Middle Sidebar Advertising

As you all know, advertising is an important source of revenue for Stack Overflow and it helps us support all the sites across the Stack Exchange Network and the resources that go into maintaining and ...
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2022: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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2021 Community Moderator Election

The 2021 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks, ...
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My suggested solution to a question on this forum gets an error message saying, "This looks like spam."

I am sure of my entry, and it is not spam and provides a solution to the question. However, the answer will not be submitted because it looks like spam. The draft looks good; I can't see anything &...
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Most Active Contributors Monthly Report - June 2019

Welcome to the 21st edition of the monthly Ask Different Most Active Contributors Report. Please don't hesitate to share your valuable feedback in the comments. Report for June 2019 This report ...
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Most Active Contributors Monthly Report - September 2018

Welcome to the 12th edition of the monthly Ask Different Most Active Contributors Report. Please don't hesitate to share your valuable feedback in the comments. Report for September 2018 This ...
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Most Active Contributors Quarterly Report - 1st Quarter 2018

Welcome to the second Quarterly edition of the Ask Different Most Active Contributors Report. While similar to the monthly report, this report differs in that it contains fewer sections but lists the ...
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Most Active Contributors Monthly Report - January 2018

Welcome to the fourth edition of the monthly Ask Different Most Active Contributors Report. This report will be published Monthly / Quarterly / Yearly. Please don't hesitate to share your valuable ...
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How to rescue this QA

Applescript Won't Invoke Shortcut Command This entire QA, including all 3 answers & a myriad comments, is more of an online troubleshooting conversation than a true QA. The final answer I ...
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