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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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A comment script for managing new users

Since Lion's release we have gotten a lot of new users that are posting answers and sometimes questions without really understanding how the Stack Exchange format works. I am qualifying new users as ...
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Reopening closed Lion questions [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What should we do with closed questions about pre-release/beta software after the software has been released? It looks like there are a bunch of Lion questions which were ...
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How can I help promote Ask Different as a new version of OS X is released?

This time, the latest and greatest is Lion, but this has all happened before, and it will all happen again. There will be zillions of mac users upgrading, and they'll have lots of questions. And since ...
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How to refer to various MacBooks

Apple has an annoying tendency to release new versions of the MacBooks and just call them "New" without really naming them or giving them version numbers. For example today's new MacBook Air is ...
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Better titles for questions? Some tips on grammatical editing to make the site look better.

As an experiment, I went through a couple of dozen popular questions and attempted to edit the titles without changing their meaning too much. The goal was: Convert titles to a complete question, ...
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What should we do with closed questions about pre-release/beta software after the software has been released?

A user had mentioned to another in the comments of one of the Lion questions that most, if not all, questions about Lion will be re-opened once it is released. This was news to me, although I would ...
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Is the community (mid 2011) large enough to close questions?

I am wondering if in practice this community has enough people that visit in a 24 to 48 hour period to actually close questions. Are there any questions that got closed due to an actual quorum of ...
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Update to FAQ regarding beta and pre-release software [duplicate]

I have updated to the FAQ to include a line about not being able to ask about pre-release and beta software. and it is not about ... pre-release or beta software requiring a non-disclosure agreement ...
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Not a lot of final cut pro questions here…

I don't see a lot of questions (or answers) about Final Cut Pro X on the Apple Stack Exchange, and want to do something about that. If you: regularly do video editing regularly participate in Ask ...
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Podcast #8: Project Spartan, Hardware Durability, Divvy

This is the eighth episode of the Ask Different Podcast, a podcast about Apple and related technologies created by members of the Ask Different community. Your hosts this week are Kyle Cronin, Jason ...
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Ask Different swag for top users

As a thank you for being awesome, if you are on page 1 or page 2 of … https://apple.stackexchange.com/users?tab=reputation&filter=all … we'll be sending you a little care package ...
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Ask Different Moderator Cards

We recently printed some business cards for our Stack Exchange employees and they turned out great. It got us thinking: our sites' moderators have been working hard to keep our sites high quality for ...
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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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What's up with the red on green bubbles?

I'm not colorblind, but these bubbles from the reputation summary / recent changes page are really pushing the envelope into "fugly". Could someone here have a word with the designers and see if they ...
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Podcast #7: More WWDC, Application Launchers, Soulver

This is the seventh episode of the Ask Different Podcast, an unofficial podcast created by members of the Ask Different community about Apple and related technologies. Your hosts this week are Kyle ...
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Podcast #6: WWDC Keynote

This is the sixth episode of the Ask Different Podcast, an unofficial podcast created by members of the Ask Different community about Apple and related technologies. Your hosts this week are Kyle ...
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The edit link doesn't appear in a question

I noticed that I don't see the edit link in a question asked 2 hours ago, but I see the link in other questions, including the ones asked less than 2 hours ago. Backup software for backing up ...
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How to move a question to a different site without migration privileges?

I've asked a question here that has gotten very little response, and I think it would do better on superuser.com. First, am I right? If so, how do I go about moving it, since I don't have the rep to ...
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Merge users request

How do I need to marge two users? This is the "first" me: https://apple.stackexchange.com/users/6107/oscarryz And this is the new me: https://apple.stackexchange.com/users/6899/oscar-reyes I was ...
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Our 404 Page is Boring

I stumbled onto a question that was deleted before I refreshed the page (read: could answer the question) and I noticed that we have an awfully boring 404 page. I feel that this is a grave problem! ...
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Podcast #5: MacDefender, Lodsys, Handbrake

This is the fifth episode of the Ask Different Podcast, an unofficial podcast created by members of the Ask Different community about Apple and related technologies. Your hosts this week are Kyle ...
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Do questions retain votes when migrated?

I just saw this question pop up with -6 votes. How does iPhone's facetime work even when the phone function is off? Did it get all those votes before or after it migrated here? If before, wouldn'...
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Stacked Buttons Need Attention on apple.stackexchange.com

Hey, just wanted to give my 2 cents here - The way that the buttons are all the same shape and relatively the same size on apple.stackexchange.com questions is kind of distracting, visually. I really ...
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Layout should use overflow-y: scroll to prevent flickering

It's the first time I've noticed this on a SE site but I guess it applies not only to Apple.SE. On pages where the contents load relatively slowly (e.g. sometimes, the "Users" page) there is a ...
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Podcast #4: Google I/O, Ditching the Mac OS X DVD, Reeder

This is the fourth episode of the Ask Different Podcast, an unofficial podcast created by members of the Ask Different community about Apple and related technologies. Your hosts this week are Kyle ...
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(Unofficial) StackExchange WWDC Meet Up — 7th June, 2011 [closed]

Cross posted from meta.stackoverflow.com When: Tuesday, 7th June 2011 Location: Eddie Rickenbacker's (Google Maps Dirsections) (yelp) Sign Up Here 5000+ international Developers will be in San ...
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Podcast #3: iMac upgrades, Spotlight tips, Tiny Wings

This is the third episode of the Ask Different Podcast, an unofficial podcast created by members of the Ask Different community about Apple and related technologies. Your hosts this week are Kyle ...
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In the flag-weight page, the vote block is not rendered correctly when the question/answer has been down voted

A flagged question/answer that has been down voted is shown as in the following screenshot. The minus sign is in the middle of the grey block, and the number is partially shown outside that grey block;...
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How to address the XY problem in this question, and a potential problem with one of its answers?

Please note that I have not submitted an answer to this question -- this is not about competition for rep, who's "more right", or hurt feelings. Here's the original title and text before I ...
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“Ask Different” logged me in with a different account

I created another user account on my computer, and visited Ask Different. I logged in using the same username I normally use (and I am using now), but despite I used the same ClaimID OpenID account, ...
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Why aren't these two questions considered duplicates?

I flagged a question for moderator attention today because I was 90% sure it was a duplicate of another question on Super User, but the flag was marked "invalid". Could you explain why these two ...
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Community wiki resources for troubleshooting questions?

Some people asking troubleshooting questions here (mainly those who are not SO or SU veterans) aren't aware that there's certain basic information they should provide, or that there are a few basic ...
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Podcast #2: RIM Playbook, Continuous Client, Coda

This is the second episode of the Ask Different Podcast, an unofficial podcast created by members of the Ask Different community about Apple and related technologies. Your hosts for this episode once ...
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Are ports related questions off-topic for Ask Different?

I see a uptick in ports related questions (especially homebrew of late) and wondered if this has been discussed on meta yet. My experience from Apple discussion boards as well as the fink discussions ...
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Question about a Windows driver — here or Super User?

Someone recently asked the following question: Radeon 5730m on Windows XP Hey all, I've recently installed Windows XP SP3 32bit onto my iMac via Boot Camp - I'm having some trouble getting graphics ...
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Podcast #1: iPhone location tracking, Dropbox, Portal 2

This is first episode of the Ask Different Podcast, an unofficial podcast about Apple and related technologies created by members of the Ask Different community. Your hosts for this episode are Kyle ...
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MacOSX programming question here or at stackoverflow?

I wonder if I should ask a MacOSX programming question here or at stackoverflow. What is the rationale for asking here versus there and how does that decision work with the discouragement of cross ...
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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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What tag should I use for a question about the original iPhone?

There are specific tags for iPhone 4, iPhone 3gs, iPhone 3g, but why not the original iPhone?
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Would someone add “unibody” and “non-unibody” tags?

Many hardware questions are really improved by knowing the exact model but that is really hard to manage. It sure would be good to at least demarcate the huge hardware differences between a unibody ...
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Asking jailbreak-related question

Can I ask iPhone jailbreak related question on this site?
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Possible Conference Speaking Sponsorships — 2011

We're evaluating the feasibility of sponsoring a member of the Apple community to speak at a conference in 2011. Speaking is a relatively big "ask", so this needs to be planned many months in advance....
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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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Some questions' titles not shown (Safari only)

Sometimes I see a question that, when seen from the homepage, appears to have no title. You can still click its box and go to the question's page, where the title is visible. In the below screencap, ...
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Are answers that just contain a link acceptable?

If somebody answers by just putting a link, is the answer acceptable? Should the answer be flagged as "not an answer"?
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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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Visual bug on tabs with bounty questions

When looking at the front page, the Featured tab looks like this: When I browse to the Featured tab, it looks like this: Notice how there are artifacts outside of the red oval. I'm running Safari 5 ...
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Merge the “retag-request” and the “retagging” tags

On this meta site there are two questions tagged retag-request, and four questions tagged retagging. The first should probably be merged with the latter.
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Merge the “bug” and “bug-report” tags

On this meta site there are three questions tagged with bug-report; two of those questions are also tagged with bug, and one is only tagged with bug-report. As there are 40 questions tagged bug, this ...

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