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Look up for questions with a score of -1 or lower

I am looking for questions which got downgraded and see why to improve mines. For this, I have searched for "score:-1" but it says "Search options not deleted score>= -1" and ...
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How to underline text in a question or answer?

I have searched around the question box and the help center, I have found this in the "formatting tips" but haven't found anything that allowed you to underline text. How to do it?
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How do I know who downvoted my posts?

Is it possible to know who downvoted my posts? I tried to find a way and I searched on the site but I didn't find anything. Is it possible? Thanks.
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What’s up with the Favicon?

In the last couple/few days, I have noticed the favicon go from the Apple clover on a white background to a bold letter “A” on a red background. Did we change anything or are we in the midst of a ...
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Why are my edits rejected (and why am I suspended from editing)?

I wanted to pose this topic to our community members with the review privilege (part of the moderator tools) so they could share their reasoning behind the decisions to reject an edit. From this, I ...
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Question led to a followup question — asked in separate question, marked duplicate

I asked: Why does Finder.app Sort by Kind sort extensions in reverse order. The answer was: Sort by Kind doesn't sort by extension. Fair enough. The question answers the unexpected (to some) behavior ...
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Suggested Edit was MUCH longer than original answer

So I ran across an answer to a question that was not much more than a couple of short sentences and the suggested edit was six paragraphs plus three images: https://apple.stackexchange.com/review/...
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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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Why would a moderator delete the first duplicate answer in the timeline?

If an answer gets deleted by a moderator - presumably because it was considered a duplicate - why would said moderator delete the first answer in the timeline, especially after the poster has put in ...
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Why was my post deleted?

I asked a question here about how to diagnose a weird swap issue with my Mac. I received some unhelpful advice from someone who didn't understand what the difference between VM and swap was, so I ...
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Is this Phishing or Legit?

I received this email which says the following was added to my inbox. But when look in the inbox I dont see it. I also dont see it under the thread. Unless i'm looking in the wrong spot.
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Stack Exchange iOS App is giving me errors

I have been using the Stack Exchange iOS app for years. Today, for the first time, I was unable to comment or ask using it for Ask Different. It suggested that I log out and back in. When I did ...
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Message count won't clear for inbox

Starting yesterday, there's a "4" badge on my inbox that won't go away no matter how many times I view the already seen items. New bug in code, or some sort of corruption in cookies? The ...
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How to improve this question

This question was closed: Free WYSIWYG Markdown editor with the motivation Questions asking to recommend or find a Mac, book, tool, tutorial or other off-site resource are off-topic for Ask Different ...
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Table not formatting properly

I recently submitted an edit for the question iMac Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2017 won't boot after RAM upgrade to 64GB which modified the information into a table. The edit was approved but when I went to ...
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How to improve this question?

How to improve this question? I have searched the web (Bing), there is no result for this topic.
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Help with shells

Newbie here. I (still) use the MacOS terminal a lot. I have some very specific questions about bash. Can someone tell me where the best place to post these might be?
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What's the significance of the occasional red dot on the Review Queue button?

Occasionally I see a red dot on the Review Queue button (top right). While it seems to work as normal, and doesn't look like there are no more questions / answers than normal to review, I wondered ...
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How to really delete an answer?

I wrote an answer to Is it OK to buy a refurbished MacBook Pro? , and then after posting it I thought better of it, so deleted it. It added nothing to the question being asked as there were already ...
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Help me understand why my flag was declined

I raised a flag for this answer by user MindingMyBusiness which has virtually the same information as this answer by user drivec. The flagged answer is also saying "Thank you". As far as I ...
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How to make cookie setting permanent

Every time I log in I’m asked to confirm or choose cookie settings. How can I make the site remember my choices so I don’t have to choose every time I log in? Sorry if this is not the right site to ...
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how to attach files that exceed character count limit for thread insertion inline?

I have output from a diagnostic I ran on my Mac. I want to insert the output of the diagnostic into a thread I have, but got the message that it exceeds the character limit. I then put the file into ...
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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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Why is it hard to get answers and responses here? Or is this a false impression?

I've been a Stack Exchange user for about seven years, mostly on Unix & Linux. I noticed recently that I have a slight impression that it's pointless to ask about my Apple problems on this site, ...
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Does the community bot downvote?

I got an auto comment to improve my answer, which is fine. But I'm curious if the bot is the one that downvoted me or if other people downvoted me. Does the bot vote?
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The policy on flagging link-only answers should be made much more obvious

I recently had a NAA flag declined on this answer, which consists entirely of the text: This might help: How to Enable Dashboard Features in macOS Catalina where the second line is a link to an ...
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How to earn reputation here?

I want to upvote meaningful comments and downvote useless comments. And the most important thing is to comment on threads that I like participating in. so yeah, How to earn a reputation?
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Are software recommendations in-topic or not?

I asked a software recommendation: Best iPhone app to track stocks This isn't the first time I do it, and my other questions were generally well-received: App which allows me to comment *and* to ...
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How do I gain reputation without much knowledge?

I am having a problem that is already covered by someone else's question, but none of the existing answers work for me. I've asked my own question, but nobody's tried to answer it, and I don't have ...
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Why is this question about removing puTTy "off-topic?"

This question was recently closed as off-topic. The help page lists several types of on-topic questions. Among them is the fourth bullet point: "third-party hardware, services and software when ...
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Who can help us implement Dark Mode?

I would like to know where to send my money so that Dark Mode can come to Ask Different. Stack Overflow has had it for two years and it is an absolute delight. I mostly spend time at AD in the evening ...
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Specific question about a real problem was rejected and account was blocked seemingly arbitrarily

My account was blocked for arbitrary reasons. I asked about real problems and other users confirmed they had the same problems. Of course most normal people would and should express frustration when ...
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Why is this question being downvoted?

I asked a question about which US phone carriers allows its users to use one of iOS' features, and it got downvoted. Apple has a Discussion page about it, but it seems incomplete. People in the ...
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Second opinion on edits

I searched for LibreOffice on App Store and I think the only thing under that name was a paid imitation product and not what is meant when LibreOffice is mentioned in this answer. So I edited the ...
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Userspace for Lousily Written Questions

I began asking a question, that was more experience sharing, because I didn't know what the question was. After much terrible story telling and things I may have only wrote because they somehow ...
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"off-topic" versus "insufficient research"

Closed. This question is off-topic. It is not currently accepting answers. Questions must demonstrate a reasonable amount of research & understanding of the problem being solved. Please edit to ...
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What is “more relevant content” in settings for Ask Different?

In the settings, there is a section we can enable or disable. Use my on-site activity to show more relevant content (recommended) If you opt-out, existing recommendations will be discarded within 24 ...
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In what way did a moderator decide my "Would X work? question is a "shopping question"? I think this has been mishandled, what do others think?

Can I run my laptop directly from an external battery at full throttle while charging my iPhone from the laptop at the same time? was unilaterally closed by a moderator as a "shopping question&...
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tag synonyms for Apple-Silicon and M1

I have just seen that apple-silicon and m1 are separate tags. I think they should be synonyms. I think apple-silicon should be the base tag as it defines the architecture. m1 does not make sense as ...
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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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There is a bug in the post edit confirmation process - “You have started editing this post. Abandon this edit?”

Please be careful when editing posts. This bug is reported approximately 16 hours ago on some other sites. When you go to save or cancel your edit, the dialog may not respect your choice. Worse, the ...
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Question under review this long abnormal? @nohillside♦!? An update on "This Q needs details or clarity." as the closure reason? IT IS SOLVED

I have a question about my Ask Different post: A too-big dialog window put up by AppleScript has made Safari unusable. (Why?) How can I dismiss it/recover, w/o losing unsaved content in open tabs? My ...
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Question closed as opinion-based, suggestion on where to ask it?

This question of mine was closed as opinion-based: I have an iPhone XS, should I update to iOS 15.2? I understand the reason for closing my question. I also received an helpful comment (thanks). Could ...
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How should this question be edited

This question How do I run a .sh or .command file in Terminal has just come up on the front page. The title says How do I run a .sh or .command file in Terminal The question however asks How do I run ...
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I'd like to improve this, so can I know why this was closed?

I have a question about my Ask Different post: How can I unmount and erase disk0s2 and recover my bootcamp? I don't understand why my question was closed. It's my first time asking a question. I did ...
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Is it wrong to ask a question on Ask Different even if it's easily searchable on the web?

When googling apple-related queries, like "how do I do x", there's typically a lot of sites which are search engine optimised appearing toward the top of the results, and a lot of the time, ...
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Should I delete an accepted answer that's now very out of date?

Context: https://apple.stackexchange.com/a/35442/292 I agree with the comments left. The tool is no longer useful if you're on a modern macOS distribution. Should I delete the answer? Leave it? That ...
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Do we want to unpin the accepted answer from the top?

Stack Exchange recently changed the way answers are sorted on Stack Overflow, meaning that accepting an answer no longer pins it to the top (regardless of sorting method). It still has the green ...
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Can we rename the site to Apple? [duplicate]

Ask Different was sounding a bit outdated almost since the start of this site. Maybe this generation of Apple was still borderline 'different': Definately not the case now. I'm sure Apple would allow ...
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2021 Community Moderator Election Results

Moderator election #5 on Ask Different has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the new moderator is: They will be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank them for volunteering ...
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