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Unable to ask a question in this forum

I am not able to ask a proper question in this forum. Can this be fixed please?
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A sincere apology to our community from ex user310476

I, ex user310476, would like to apologise for both the verbal and physical harm I did to the community. Why I am apologising I decided I can’t continue on this site in clean conscience the same way I ...
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Dupe question... but answers are extremely different

I recently asked this question about disabling Siri entirely in the touch bar on the new Macbook Pro models. The question is technically a duplicate (and was marked as such), however the answers on ...
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How is No for an answer to a question that invites workarounds?

The upvote arrow tooltip reads This answer is useful "How to answer" reads Make sure your answer provides [what is asked] – or a viable alternative. .. Any answer that gets the asker going in ...
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Should one remove me too part and hope it helps part from an answer?

Catalina and iOS 13 brought in a lot of new users and they try to be polite and helpful and write answers like: I was having the same problem, my MacBook Pro, model xxxx, macOS xxxx was not doing ...
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Is asking a “list-like” question regarding incompatible 32-bit apps in macOS Catalina off-topic?

The subject pretty much says it all: Is asking a “list-like” question regarding incompatible 32-bit apps in macOS Catalina off-topic? I am well aware list-like questions (aka: questions that inspire ...
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Add a Linux tag?

I have just answered a question here which related to what version of the Linux kernel would work with a MBP. The question was tagged as Dual-Boot and Unix. The question was about dual-booting ...
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Separate script-editor and AppleScript tags from each other

Before this recent question Script Editor shows Error: No Error in JavaScript code for sending email taught me that JavaScript can also be used in Script Editor app, I had added AppleScript tag into ...
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After 3 years I posted an up-to-date answer and got some bad feedback — What should I do?

We are talking about this question: How to schedule airplane mode? Jun 15, 2016 — I asked the question how to schedule the Airplane Mode on my iPhone. Got answer mentioning it was not possible ...
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"Close" and "Flag" don't work with Safari 12.1.1

It seems silly to ask, because there would already be a question here because it would affect very many people, but maybe I'm just too stupid: If I click on "Close" or "Flag" on any stack exchange ...
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Why did I get -2 for an answer with a score of 1?

My answer to this question was not accepted but was upvoted once. Yet when I check my points the answer is listed as -2. What gives? This has happened twice in one day!
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Why was the "accepting user input" question received on the site while being off-topic?

Disclaimer: Don't flag broad, as it's all very interconnected and can be answered well in one post. One shouldn't repeat the whole story again and again. Also, I had exams so had avoided discussions ...
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Can an user see their post deleted for reasons of moderation and its comments?

As it often happens, a new user posts a thank you answer or asks a question in answer box, people leave comments under them telling them to ask new questions or leaving other related links and flag ...
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This duplicate - Are we missing something?

Earlier this month I asked my first question on this site. See: I think my Mac swallowed Facebook and Twitter - How to get them back? Today I came back and found it had been closed as a Duplicate of ...
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How can I log out of Ask Different?

How can I log out of Ask Different?
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Most Active Contributors Monthly Report - June 2019

Welcome to the 21st edition of the monthly Ask Different Most Active Contributors Report. Please don't hesitate to share your valuable feedback in the comments. Report for June 2019 This report ...
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Live Chat event for Apple's 'By innovation only' announcement (Fall 2019)

Join us in Ask Different Chat As many of us know, in September most years Apple hosts a press event during which new products are announced. For example, on 12 September 2018 we saw the iPhone XS and ...
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How is "extended discussion" defined

I want to know what the "official" definition here is, of "extended discussions", because when the comments under an answer are being used to further troubleshoot or gain relevance to said answer, and ...
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how to edit such long code/error blocks?

Accessing fileURL from My Photo Stream says "Operation not permitted" This question has a terrible formatting. It is not suitable for: Text: as it is code(in some form) and such texts are ...
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Are questions related to issues with the user interface in Photoshop on-topic?

Photoshop is constantly moving the window application on macOS when the menu bar overlaps it. The menu bar is set to be hidden automatically. This is a question about the Photoshop user interface and ...
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Most Active Contributors Monthly Report - May 2019

Welcome to the 20th edition of the monthly Ask Different Most Active Contributors Report. Please don't hesitate to share your valuable feedback in the comments. Report for May 2019 This report ...
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Undelete a deleted question

The following question was posted yesterday on Ask Different: https://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/365151/emacs-gui-no-longer-opens-from-the-terminal-after-a-brew-upgrade I engaged with the OP ...
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Why doesn't formatting work in comments (for me)?

I tried commenting on an answer, and all of my paragraphs were strung together in a single paragraph. I used proper markdown, adding two spaces at the end of each paragraph. When that didn't work, I ...
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Adding hints for including code in questions about scripting

Proposal Since questions about AppleScript, Automator, and UNIX shell scripting are on-topic here, more impetus should be given to the questioner to include the script they have used. Reference ...
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Hello/hi removed in questions and answers

I've noticed that whenever I start a answer with either the word hello or hi, that word has been removed when I post the answer or attempt to update it. A few things I've noticed about this: Either ...
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Editing for style rather than content

From time to time, I see a lot of editing being done that can be described as "merely a linguistic style choice", rather than a correction to spelling or a clarification of the question at hand. Often,...
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How is a well-received question defined?

What are the technical criterion for a question to be defined as well-received? I am looking for the definition in context of the following badges: Curious: Ask a well-received question on 5 separate ...
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New filter control for questions?

I just noticed a new question filter button in the UI. When was it introduced? Did I enable it unknowingly? Is it a public or test release? Is there a blog post announcing it's addition? Can it be ...
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Most Active Contributors Monthly Report - April 2019

Welcome to the 19th edition of the monthly Ask Different Most Active Contributors Report. Please don't hesitate to share your valuable feedback in the comments. Report for April 2019 This report ...
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Community♦ decisions - sometimes remarkably rapid

After a quick couple of comments under a new question, I flagged it as a dupe of a similar question, which the OP seemed happy with. How to use other key combination to replace ⌘W? Within a minute, ...
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Shout out to people for rescuing questions

I wanted to publicly recognize a handful of people that no surprise are here to help. (And very effective at helping) https://stackoverflow.blog/2019/06/18/adios-to-unfriendly-badges-ahoy-lifejacket-...
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Is the 'Lifejacket' Badge a new thing?

I earned two "Lifejacket" badges today, [not both on AD] on questions that had passed the criteria for its merit a long time ago. Is it just a 'new' badge, now being applied retrospectively?
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Stating affiliation when recommending a 3rd party software/tool

I have experienced that when writing an answer, it is generally a good practise to state the affiliation (or not) with the developer of the 3rd party app/tool if one is recommended as part of the ...
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Post ownership of an item appearing in Low Quality Posts Review queue

I was working through the Ask Different, Low Quality Posts Review Queue. Per my experience, I understand that most posts end up getting a delete vote and gets deleted eventually. I understand (please ...
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How to address follow on questions?

@merchako has this comment on the answer https://apple.stackexchange.com/a/224772/1860: So far, there are two questions in this comment thread that I think are highly relevant to establishing a ...
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Who starred my chat messages?

While chatting in the Ask Different Chat room, I noticed that a couple of my chat messages were starred. A ★ appeared next to the messages and the message also appeared in the list in the sidebar ...
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Why was my edit rejected?

I've fixed a misspelling of OSX El Capitan in an older post, why was it rejected?
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Do my eyes deceive me? Lots of people lost a lot of reputation today

I wanted to address what was raised in chat today where some reputation changes were made and many of the highest reputation people decreased substantial amounts of reputation (and by substantial - ...
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Why does the list not properly render in a quotation?

Please see my answer here: https://apple.stackexchange.com/a/360783/45492. There I quote a Support article, however, the list is not rendered correctly in the quotation (see 1. below). I tried adding ...
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Live Chat event for Apple's Keynote Address (WWDC 2019)

As most of us know, each year Apple hosts its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). Typically, Apple launches the WWDC with a keynote address during which it introduces upcoming software and ...
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Why was this question not closed?

I read this question about giving your iPhone & passcode to another person. The OP asked What's the things the can do and what trace would be around to identify that action? To my reading and ...
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Adding a Bot To Main Room

I proposed this feature in Chat a while ago and haven't had any complaints, but I wanted to ask the community before I added it. I have developed a bot and would like to add it to the Ask Different ...
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Tag guidance spotlight - is the hacking tag representative of group consensus?

I wanted to hi-light recent changes to the hacking tag on the main site. I took out all the “dictionary” definition from the excerpt and made it 100% about usage guidance - what should be tagged and ...
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How can one improving/suggest edits to the Tour page

Is it possible to suggested edits or improvements to the Ask Different Tour page? If yes, how to do it? Is it directly accessible for edits (just like other Q&A posts) to normal users (non-...
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Notification for edits made to posts [duplicate]

I no longer receive notifications (both on web and iOS app) for edits made to my posts by others. If I recall correctly, this didn't use to be the case previously. However, I can browse to the ...
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Revert a mistakenly approved Suggested Edit

I mistakenly approved a suggested edit. I wish to undo the approval, but I am not able to find any option to do so. Is there a way I can do it myself? Or do I need to seek assistance of a site ...
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Most Active Contributors Monthly Report - March 2019

Welcome to the 18th edition of the monthly Ask Different Most Active Contributors Report. Please don't hesitate to share your valuable feedback in the comments. Report for March 2019 This report ...
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How to close obvious duplicate

This question How to access the Menu Mnemonics of an X11 Program within macOS is and obvious duplicate of How can I get the Alt key to work in an X11 application? However I can't mark the question as ...
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How should software development related issues be handled?

I’ve seen several issues punted to the Unix/Linux or StackOverflow exchanges, but that’s problematic. Many things are unique to the Apple platforms. Thanks to Darwin’s UNIX underpinnings and ...
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Can we make this question stronger with facts and references?

One question had a couple close votes that I cleared. The comments are very good and the question is a bit soft in my eyes, but I think Bill is super smart and has a good core question. Why do so ...
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