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Question to be reopened?

A helpful flag was raised by a user that lacks the reputation to vote to reopen on this post. Rather than delay a reopen, I’m posting in case others feel the same. How to get iphone message history on ...
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Creating an Ask Different Style Guide

Ask Different Style Guide I've been going through the Suggested Edits review queue and of late, there's been some wild "swings" in terms of the formatting (i.e. code, menu, keyboard, etc.), ...
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Suggested practise when mentioning the link to an Apple Support document

There's often an Apple Support/Knowledge base document that discusses a particular feature or answer to a common user query. I and many other users reference the link to the document in our answers. ...
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Depreciated, Deprecated, and Removed

This may seem pedantic, but on a site like this, precision is important; so can I ask that we all watch out for the correct use of the words Depreciate, Deprecate, and Removed? Depreciate means to ...
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Can I ask Usability of Program Questions?

I want to ask how to do a certain function in the Automator app. Is that an appropriate question to ask in AskDifferent?
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Non-Answer Declined Flag, but Author agrees with me!

This one confuses me. I flagged this answer - https://apple.stackexchange.com/a/392854/119271 - as not an answer, which was subsequently declined. In the comments, the author literally says, in ...
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Tag confusion now that there are two “magic keyboards”

We’ve not had a magic-keyboard tag on the main site until the iPad version of that gear was released recently. I created that tag, but wanted to see if there was consensus how to use the main keyboard ...
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Undo incorrect click in Review queue

So my A.D.D. was if full effect today and I clicked the No Action Needed button in my Review queue when I meant to click on not an answer. Clicking around I could find no "undo" or way to revise what ...
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How can I get more answers to my question?

I asked a question on this site several months ago, and I still have not received a working answer. Is there some way I can get an answer to this question or get more people to view it without putting ...
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Can I ask questions about vintage Apple products?

I'm troubleshooting some issues with an Apple IIc. Is it OK if I ask questions about my computer on Ask Different?
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The linked question shows that the accepted answer has the least votes - should the voting be changed?

This happens quite often where the accepted answer does not have the highest votes. For a simple case in point, see Is there an easy way to find the specification pages for old Apple Computers that ...
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Are questions about hardware development on-topic?

Right now the on-topic FAQ reads: Please refrain from asking about the following topics: Code-level programming questions (cocoa, LLVM, etc…) are off-topic here. We do encourage AppleScript, ...
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Network Router UI Simulators

Just sharing a site I found that could potentially be useful, not just here on Ask Different, but pretty much anywhere if you need to assist someone troubleshooting a network issue and need to see the ...
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Why are comment flags declined if comments are obsolete and the obsolete flag was used?

Similar to this question I had the same issue in here, where the users go into discussing how to edit/use StackExchange. When flagging for chatty, they just got declined. Example comments: that ...
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How to ask a question about why a product doesn't exist

So I understand questions that invite purely speculative answers are not helpful here. But I have a real use case situation and the fact that the product I'm looking for doesn't seem to exist both ...
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"Ask Different" name [duplicate]

Now, this might be one of those semantic details that isn't enforced, but Apple explicitly states in their Copyright and Trademark Guidelines that 8. Slogans and Taglines: You may not use or ...
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Difference between price and cost

The post Why are Thunderbolt 2 adapters so expensive was closed as not well-suited for this site because it is about hardware shopping and focused on price. It is true that when the primary focus is ...
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What if I answer my own bounty question?

I have been struggling with a python problem for several weeks. Recently I started a bounty on my question I had submitted. No one has answered yet but I have figured out the solution. May I answer my ...
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Guidance Needed on Question re Network Location & Preferred Networks

I have a question re use of Network Location & Preferred Networks. I found two similar Q&A here: Q&A one, and Q&A two. Q&A one was posted 5 years ago, and closed 8 days ago because ...
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add off topic tag?

: : there should be an off topic tag for questions that may be valuable to mac users, but aren't directly related to Apple an example may be something related to file types: "Why should I use ...
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My answer was unfairly deleted

I have a question about my Ask Different post: Can I set custom album artwork that isn't included in one of the songs? My answer was deleted by a mod. I believe my answer is justified because: ...
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Why hasn't the Stack Exchange iOS app been updated for the iPhone Max display?

The application is not adapted to new displays, and 2 years have passed...
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Using Folding@home to help fight COVID-19

For anyone who is interested, we have set up an Ask Different team that is now folding for the Folding@home project. For those not familiar with Folding@home, it's a distributed computing project for ...
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Shall I close or even delete question based on misunderstanding?

My very own, recently asked question (this one) is based on a misunderstanding / problems with memory. I am asking why my Mail app on my old iPad isn't receiving any messages? After reviewing my ...
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Why did I just get a large drop in reputation on this question?

I was just looking at my reputation and noticed I received a -10 recently for this answer. When I look at the actual answer there's no downvotes. I also looked at the answer history and don't see ...
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Closing as duplicate but missing link to original

Unclear what happened here but having a question closed as a duplicate without a link to the original looks like a bug to me. Clicking on „Edit“ leads to an error page. PS: Reopening and closing ...
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Map of related tags

I put together this mind map to represent approximate relationships I see between tags. Many tags do not fit well into a tree structure, so I've taken liberties in a few areas. Hopefully this is ...
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Rename [find-my-iphone] to [find-my]

Apple renamed Find My iPhone to Find My. We should too, because it's not just for iPhones any more. Proposal: find-my-iphone becomes find-my
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Default answer will take [ENTER] rather than mouse click

This may be way too trivial but I was wondering if it is possible to make the default answer (EG "Vote to close" etc.) accept the Enter key as well as a mouse click? That would make things so much ...
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Do we close questions already answered on other sites? [duplicate]

If a question has already been asked on another site, and over there it already has a great answer, or a collection of answers, do we want to leave it open here? This specific question is the one ...
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Should we keep the [troubleshooting] tag?

We have this tag troubleshooting (253 questions) that is of questionable utility. Should we keep it? It is definitely a dependent tag. If you saw a post that had just this one tag, you would not have ...
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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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Community Promotion Ads — 2020 [duplicate]

2020 has come! But… oops, where did the time go? It’s already March! Belated as it is, it’s time for a refresh of Community Promotion Ads! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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What to do with "reset your NVRAM" answers?

At Apple's own community support forums, people gain a lot of reputation by copy-pasting a "reset your NVRAM or PRAM" advice to seemingly random questions (there are no downvotes there, only a "...
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Just got an "your question (from 7 years ago) is closed as duplicate of a question (17h ago)" - what is this policy?

Just for reference I'm talking about: Multiuser - can process of background user kept running? Don't judge - not my smartest one, but back then was the first time about fast user switching. I'm all ...
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Why a comment could be deleted?

A few days ago I asked a question on Ask Different and a user answered me. another user who is one of Ask Different moderators, leave an answer but based on the community rights, I believe his post ...
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Why can’t we flag as duplicate a question with no answer?

These two questions : Touchbar seems to randomly trigger - hardware bug? Button on touchbar is randomly activated without being pressed Are exactly about the same problem but when I try to mark the ...
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How do I properly give props to the copyright holder (Creative Commons) of an image I use in an answer?

In this answer: Can I increase RAM from 8GB to 16GB on this model? I use an image from ifixit. The copyright holder (Sam Goldheart) uploaded it under the Creative Commons BY-NC-SA licence there (Image ...
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What is the suggested tags fixation with macOS Lion?

I just asked this question about viewing logs in Console. These were the suggested tags: These are mostly a fair guess based on the content of the question except for Lion. iTunes is also not ...
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It would be good if you could please undelete three comments on the YouTube Kids autoplay question

There were about half a dozen comments still visible on the YouTube Kids autoplay question. I flagged just one as "no longer needed" (too chatty), but all of them got deleted. It would be most ...
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2019: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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I posted a long question. Part of it is Apple-specific; part is not. Should it be kept open, or should it be closed?

On the main site, you can find a post I've written. Let me first summarize it and analyze it, and then ask you about it. Summary and initial analysis of my post on the main site YouTube offers a ...
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Does it make sense to require constructive input before providing moderating feedback?

If a question is to be down voted or to be closed, does it make sense to require moderators to (perhaps walked through a process checklist): migrate the question to an appropriate group OR ask ...
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Should I post, or not post a new question with clarifying information?

I recently posted a question: User reporting that Push Notification doesn't always show in the notification center It was closed with the following notice at the top: Closed. This question ...
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Inconsistent thumbnail generation in Finder?

Ok, just saying, but this site seems a bit broken. The exact question I want to ask has been addressed, but I can't enter that conversation/thread because I don't have 50 reputation points. So ... I ...
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Most Active Contributors Monthly Report - August 2019

Welcome to the 23rd edition of the monthly Ask Different Most Active Contributors Report. Please don't hesitate to share your valuable feedback in the comments. Report for August 2019 This report ...
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Could we add a tag for the Procreate App?

Procreate is doing very well, today it was the 37th top US grossing app in the App Store. I would like to receive alerts when a Procreate question comes up, and as far as I can tell will need it to ...
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Should I bounty one of these to get a canonical answer for Catalina era hardware?

There are quite a few versions of “I want an external display, an open clamshell and no display whatsoever” questions: How to automatically turn black main monitor when external monitor is connected ...
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Direct email question from an AskDifferent user

So I just noticed an email that just arrived in my primary email. It referred, specifically, to "Stack Exchange" of which I am not a member. So I assume it was referring to something on Ask Different ...
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Are macOS Music.app questions duplicates of iTunes questions?

In macOS 10.15 Catalina, a new dedicated Music.app replaced the venerable iTunes: What happened to iTunes? With macOS Catalina, your iTunes media library is now available in the Apple Music ...
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