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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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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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reputation in Meta and Main sites out of sync?

I can see that my reputation in Apple stack exchange site and meta sites are out of sync right now. Is there a known problem or is this the expected behavior ?
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What is “the OP”?

I've heard "OP" used on several SE sites. I think it refers to the person asking the question. Is that right? Where do those abbreviations come from? Is there a specific FAQ type page that contains a ...
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Uploading animated GIFS

How do you upload animated GIFs to a post? I was trying to, but it told me "Failed to upload image; the format is not supported" So, are they not supported, or am I just exporting the GIF wrong?
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Can I ask this question related to Steve Jobs in the main site?

Can I ask a question in the main site to users about their best quote or memories from Steve Jobs. This would be way off-topic from the approved list of topics in the site. I wanted to double check ...
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Flagging layout for mobile (iPhone 4) is challenging to use

I tried flagging a few posts using the iPhone 4 / Mobile interface, and the layout far exceeds the screen size. The initial box for flagging and closing looks good and survives a portrait to ...
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Bug with expanding search bar

After performing a search in the search bar the search terms remain in the bar. If you click in the bar to change the search terms, the first character you type is inserted where you clicked but the ...
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the number of inform moderator flags remaining can not be read

The black number partly within, partly without a dark red circle is illegible to me.
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Why is the link to Ask Different Chat sometimes missing from Ask Different meta?

In an answer to Apple Chat Room: The link to Ask Different Chat is sometimes missing from the right hand column of Ask Different meta. In the meta page to the left of that screenshot: no link. ...
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Ask Different turns one year old

On August 17, 2010, exactly one year ago today, Ask Different (then called Apple) launched into private beta. In the past year we’ve seen phenomenal growth. We now have: 7k questions 13.5k answers 9k ...
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Is the CSS different between Main and Meta?

When I switch between Main and Meta within the same browser, the layout changes slightly, most noticable when viewing my reputation scores, where the icons move over further to the right on the main ...
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Why is the “new” label so hard to read?

I suspect some CSS rule is being incorrectly applied to the "new" feature notifier. I'm talking about the "new" block that appears when a new navigation or other site element is added. It showed up ...
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Reputation Points & Bounty Payments

When offering a Bounty, the points are immediately removed from your reputation score. It's like they are put in escrow in some purgatory until they are either awarded or the time is up. Would it ...
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Layout bug in user profile for answers with a negative score (Chrome)

In Google Chrome (stable) I noticed the following bug in a user profile with a negative answer score: The bug does not occur in Firefox.
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Killing the mail tag - Is it time?

I just beefed up the email and mail.app descriptions as well as edited the few questions that had been tagged with mail. I've proposed mail be a synonym of email. If you are curious - only 2 of the ...
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2500 reputation is a high requirement for just suggest tag synonyms

Suggesting tag synonyms requires 2500 reputation which seems REALLY steep for something so basic. It's strange because there is a badge for 3 such suggestions yet it's only considered a bronze badge.
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Connect iChat to SE Chat

Is is possible to connect the SE chat to iChat? I am not always on SE, but I am on iChat a fair amount.
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Don’t migrate cross-posts

I flagged this question as being off-topic, and later I noticed that the same question had been cross-posted to Stack Overflow. I then added a comment to the Ask Different question stating it was a ...
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How to kill off 'community wiki' entries

ok, the title is a little bit aggressive. I'm relatively new here, but the examples of 'community wiki' that I've seen so far seem to be actively detrimental to the web site. For example, the 'What ...
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Change the language tag to mean human language?

In tagging this question, I was surprised that the language tag was described as being for programming language rather than human language. However, of all the questions using the language tag, only ...
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What is the significance of the blue background on some questions?

This question is a reaction to a hint in a comment on an answer of mine on this thread. I'm a new user, and have been surprised not to find any explanation (in the FAQ, for example) of the ...
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Put the ⌃⌥⇧⌘⎋⏏⌫↑⇡↖⇞⇥ characters somewhere for people to copy/paste

It would be easy and useful to put the most-commonly-used keyboard shortcut characters (such as ⌃⌥⇧⌘⎋⏏⌫↑⇡↖⇞⇥, and perhaps others — see here for a list, which you can also place at ~/Library/Key ...
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Help me come up with an ad to run on OS X/iOS tags on Stack Overflow for beta testing program

We've gotten some enthusiastic responses about the idea of a developer/beta tester matchup program between Ask Different and Stack Overflow. My thanks to everyone who has volunteered so far. The ...
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Why can't I embed images at exactly 10 reputation?

I have an image that makes Why do I see two sizes for storage space available? immediately clear, but I cannot embed it inline. I'm given the error message "We're sorry, but as a spam prevention ...
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Is chat gone from the title bar permanently?

I was looking for a private room on Ask Different chat - and saw the link I usually follow at the top gone. It's still in the link roll at the bottom, but I kind of liked it at the top. Is this a ...
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Light blue border around bottom, left, and right of Gravatar on user page

On the user pages there's now a light blue border around the bottom, left, and right of the Gravatar: I suspect that the border area around the image has grown and caused this - I don't remember the ...
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Podcast #9: Google+, Lion, Ask Different's Growth

We’re back! Our (unplanned) summer sabbatical has ended, and we begin again. The length and frequency of our previous shows was too exhausting, so we're cutting back a bit. Our shows will not occur ...
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Is anyone interested in starting, managing and/or writing for an Ask Different blog?

IMHO Ask Different needs a blog seeing as other SE sites have one. If you are interested in helping out post an answer addressing these points provided by Rebecca Chernoff here: How are blogs created? ...
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Is there such a thing as a legitimate duplicate? Is my case one of them?

I'm having the same problem as the poster of this question. That question has a few different answers, and one of them is accepted by the OP, so I assume his or her problem is fixed. I tried all the ...
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has anyone got their free merchandise yet?

A while ago I got an email explaining that I was in the top 100 (or something) users and would receive some free stuff like a shirt and stickers if I filled in a form (which I did). I would just like ...
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Which sites should be in our primary migration paths?

When you select "off topic" as a reason to close a post on most of the other established Stack Exchange sites, you're presented with a menu similar to this: As you can see, there are a few pre-...
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How do I float questions to the top?

I have several questions that have not been answered and consequently, they floated to the bottom of the question list. How do I get the question more towards the top again?
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Who owns @askdifferent on twitter?

There is a twitter account with our name that has no tweets or followers and isn't following anyone. My fervent hope is that someone in the Ask Different community is squatting on it in case a use for ...
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Revisiting answers when new functionality is available e.g. release of iOS 5

I've just been browsing through questions tagged "iPad" and it occurred to me that there are a lot of questions for which there will be better answers once iOS 5 is released. There are a number of ...
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What should the Ask Different ads look like?

[I heard you guys all saying, "gee, I wish there were more meta posts from CHAOS for me to weigh in on," so I thought I'd oblige!] We are toying with the idea of putting ads for Ask Different on ...
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(Deadline Extended!) Do you have >1k rep on Ask Different? Do you still need a copy of Lion? [closed]

Stack Exchange wants to pay for Lion upgrades for Ask Different's top users. If you've got more than 1000 reputation on Ask Different and you still need to upgrade to Lion, send me an email! You've ...
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Is the pale blue of texts — on white, pale blue and beige backgrounds — too pale at Ask Different?

Is the pale blue too pale? I think so, but alternative answers will be appreciated. Thank you Background I'm usually a careful reader, but at least twice I have missed things of importance, ...
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Should we allow recommendations of hardware or software?

So I just got a can of polite and friendly moderation whupass handed to me on this issue (not realising it was one), and think it may be something which we should change. I am new, and please don't ...
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Do questions on the Game Center belong on here or Gaming.SE?

There is no tag for the iOS Game Center. Should any questions on it be asked here, or on https://gaming.stackexchange.com/ or elsewhere? Or should cross-posting be allowed in this instance?
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FileVault 1 and 2: should we have tags [filevault-1] and [filevault-2] for the two different technologies?

Problem Looking ahead: expect confusion to arise from Apple's commonplace use of one word FileVault — without a version number — for two very different technologies. (Versions 1 and 2 both involve ...
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What sort of promotions and/or sponsorships and/or other stuff would you guys like to see?

This week, Ask Different is sponsoring the Daring Fireball RSS feed. This means Gruber will run a little ad for Ask Different in the RSS feed. I believe there will also be a plug live on the Daring ...
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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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Tag wikis should not contain “Questions about” or “Concerning”

A tag, by definition, is for questions about its stated topic. Repeating "questions about" or variants thereof ("concerning", etc) is redundant and looks bad.
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“MacBook Pros” or “MacBooks Pro”?

I know which is linguistically correct, but I want to know what you guys prefer to use here. So: MacBook Pros or MacBooks Pro? iPod Touches or iPods Touch? AirPort Extremes or AirPorts Extreme? Et ...
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Is it OSX or OS X?

Or does it even matter? As I mentioned yesterday, I'm editing a ton of question titles. I tend to change OSX to OS X just out of personal preference, but I wonder if that will annoy anyone?
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Who is this character with the Ψ and the ♦, running around editing all these posts? (An introduction.)

I'm just dropping in to introduce myself. My name's Abby (you may have gathered this already), and I work for Stack Exchange as a member of their brand new CHAOS team. I've been given temporary ...
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What is the difference between accounts and users tags?

With 26 questions tagged accounts, 19 questions tagged users and 4 questions tagged users+accounts it is unclear to me when to use which. Should these two tags be merged? Or, if not, how should their ...
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Bounty etiquette - I'm eager to offer some, but don't want to offend anyone.

One question I have on etiquette is whether it's proper or possible to offer bounty after a question has been answered to my satisfaction. Specifically, I asked this question - Is there a way to have ...
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How can we best start a thread of Lion tips/tricks/workarounds?

Now that Lion is out, would be great to have a wiki-type thread to track best hidden tips/tricks/tweaks for Lion. Curious if this is a good topic for AD, or if I should take it to Quora instead ;) ...

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