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Revise/delete moderator flags

Is is possible to revise/delete moderator flags? I flagged something yesterday that I should have added a note to instead of just flagging with the canonical flags. If it's not possible, can this be ...
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Help! My computer doesn't work

My computer hardware and/or software is not working the way I want it to. What information should I be sure to include in a post on Ask Different in order to enable people provide helpful answers ...
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Should we forbid all “Which Mac is the best for…” questions?

I noticed lately a lot of "which Mac is the best for..." questions. Here is a list, and I practically only used the development tag: Which MacBook Pro configuration is best suitable for Iphone/Ipad ...
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Should we create a canonical iCloud Q&A question?

We are getting more and more questions about iCloud, and if you go through the icloud you will find a lot of them relate to people misunderstanding iCloud and how it works, including backup. On SU we ...
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Pixelpalooza - Requesting a feature to normalize sizing of portrait iOS screen images by default (not just for landscape images)

I often find myself not uploading a screen capture from my iPhone since the default size of a retina sized picture is quite large. In landscape it would be quite intimidating if the system didn't ...
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Enforcing one-question-per-question

Sometimes users (especially new ones) post several good, substantive questions in a single post. This leads to all sorts of chaos with regard to the answers, and we have the one-question-per-question-...
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Discussion of Beta software is against the FAQ

I had problems with my iOS device, because it was running on iOS 5 Beta 7 and the device became unusable as the Beta expired. I had no idea what to do with it and how to restore it to normal mode, so ...
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Considering reopening this question

This question was closed due to not having a wide enough audience. I personally think that it should be reopened, as many people do use Quicksilver. What are your thoughts?
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Why can't you @reply more than one user?

Why can't you @reply more than one user? It seems like I should be able to @reply at least two users. I've run into this problem several times now. Is there a reason why you can only @reply one user?
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How can I view comments on deleted Questions?

I asked a question on AskDifferent and someone replied to it by deleting it. I got 2 notifications that my question has been answered but now that I've logged in to the site, I cannot see those ...
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Accepted answers sometimes are not above all the other answers

I've occasionally stumbled into Q&A's that have more than 1 answer and an accepted answer, but the accepted answer isn't on top of the answer list. iPad calculator app Why does Spotlight keep ...
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What are this site's quality standards?

I am unable to post a question because "it does not meet our quality standards": Where can I learn about said standards? I see no mention of them in the FAQ.
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When should I ask here, and when should I ask at Super User?

So what's the difference (assuming i'm asking an apple related question)?
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Now that iOS 5 is out, help promote Ask Different [closed]

Now that iOS 5 is shipping, there will be zillions of iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch users upgrading, and they'll have lots of questions. And since all those questions will be new, Ask Different will ...
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Is it acceptable for a user to have multiple answers for the same question?

In this question a user has answered the question twice; is this acceptable, or should the answers be combined?
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Profile Menubar Tab Opens Automatically

When viewing the Ask Different blog when logged in, the Dashboard/Navigation bar is visible. On page load, the profile tab (the tab with your name on it) opens until you move your mouse. It's a bit ...
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I successfully suggested an edit to a tag wiki. Why no [tag editor] bronze badge?

Several days ago, I successfully suggested an edit to a tag wiki, yet for some reason I haven't earned the bronze tag editor badge. Does anyone know why not?
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Are product designation or naming questions appropriate here?

Im unsure about the appropriateness of questions about the origin of product names or other designations. For example I can't see the distinction between these questions: What does the "i" ...
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Visual bug when viewing your own questions

I just asked a question and noticed what I think is a bug. When you view a question that you have asked, you see the "Know someone who can answer..." message at the bottom, as well as the "Would you ...
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Is this supposed to look different?

Is this supposed to be here? It doesn't fit with the colour scheme of Ask Different, and it appeared recently, without warning or explanation (that I could find).
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Can we get a banner in memory of Steve Jobs on Ask Different?

Can we add a banner on Ask Different in memory of Steve Jobs? RIP.
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Can Ask Different Blog administrators add custom CSS?

There are times when it would be very useful to be able to use custom CSS for a blog post. Under the blog's Dashboard-> Appearance-> Stack Exchange Options, I see a CSS Folder option. Does that mean ...
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<pre> elements on blog don't scroll for overflow-x

On Ask Different, content in a <pre> element that is wider than the box will cause the box to scroll (CSS overflow-x: scroll;). On the Ask Different Blog, that doesn't happen. The too-wide ...
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Could we allow the creation of [iphone-4s] tag?

I tried to create an iPhone 4S (iphone-4s) tag, but the system won't let me. I think it's a pluralization blocker (iMacs vs iMac). I was excited, because I've never created a tag before. Can this ...
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Two edit links on the blog's post-meta line in single-post view

While obviously these links are only available to those with sufficient privileges on the blog; I suspect the first Edit is a stray, because the trailing " | Edit" looks much better. Especially ...
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Since future-tech is offtopic, but Siri is a hot topic, is it on topic or off? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Announced but not yet released products Simple enough, yet nuanced. Since future-tech is off-topic, but Siri is a hot topic, is it on-topic or off? Here's my reasons why it ...
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What should we do with MacTech? [closed]

MacTech runs a conference next month, and we have been invited to potentially participate. Basically, we want to put together some kind of small event that will let the people at the conference spend ...
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Announced but not yet released products

We've established that beta software is off topic until it is released, but what about hardware? For instance, are iPhone 4S questions off limits until Apple actually ships them?
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Some links on meta fade away on mouseover

Links in the "X people chatting" box and related questions section fade away to an obscure color on mouseover, as if they don't want to be clicked. Perhaps a leftover from the old 2-tone background ...
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Answers that are the same, and newer one gets up-voted?

Is there are way to merge and re-award points to the first answer? If there isn't, I would like to recommend a way to merge answers that are the same (or nearly identical) and to award the points to ...
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Can we have StackOverflow added as a site we can migrate questions to

On the close question dialog we can only close as off topic to meta.askdifferent can we please have some other options - The main missing one is stackoverflow. I have asked this before but was told ...
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The Ask Different Blog is looking for contributors

A few days ago Stack Exchange set up a blog for Ask Different at http://apple.blogoverflow.com/, and we're looking for contributors! The topic set is the same as Ask Different - reviews, comparisons, ...
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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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Can the username autocomplete be keyboard accessible?

Both in chat and when posting comments, an autocomplete box shows up for users. Can this be made so you can select the user using the up arrow key, then the right/left arrows? So, let's take the ...
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Why are we including prices in software suggestions?

I'm noticing a new trend regarding posting software prices alongside their titles. I'm not sure how it started, or where it came from, but why in Jobs' name would we want to do this?? Prices are ...
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Pre-release software that doesn't require an NDA

THe FAQ makes it clear that prerelease software requiring an NDA is off-topic for the site. But not all pre-release software requires an NDA. Is pre-release software that doesn't require an NDA an ...
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Formatting bug for “Would you like to have …”

The bug in this question: Visual Bug in “Not the answer you're looking for […]” text. … is there again, but slightly different: Chrome 15 on OS X, reproduced on Firefox as well.
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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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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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Are physical hardware repair/modification questions on topic? Should they be?

This is a question about Apple hardware. It would be great if users could get answers to questions like this. But does the question require sufficiently different expertise from the sort of questions ...
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Why does Ask Different have such a low voting percentage?

Ask Different seems to be one of the larger and more popular SE sites, yet the voting is on par with some of the smallest in-beta sites. Other than the hyper-popular "your favorite tip/trick" type ...
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When should I use the tag for the OS version?

On Stack Overflow, a version tag (e.g. "c#-4.0") is used when the question is about a feature specific for that version. Is the same true for the OS tags used on Ask Different, or should I use the OS ...
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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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If a question was closed, will it eventually be deleted?

I asked this question on Ask Different: https://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/23798/what-will-i-miss-from-windows It was closed as not constructive by a moderator: This question is not a good ...
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Polling feature

Would it be helpful to add a polling feature to Ask Different? I was talking to Nathan Greenstein in the chat room about web browser shares among Mac users, which led me to post this. I am not sure ...
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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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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 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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Is is possible to start an announcements section in meta?

I've noticed that there have been a couple of announcements on meta (Abby's announcement) Is is possible to start an announcements section in meta? Or just a tag for announcements? I know there's the ...
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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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