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Community approach to legitimate quasi-astroturf answering trends

As a new user on Ask Different, and of Macs in general, I have a limited amount of knowledge to contribute to the community. I was drawn to Ask Different while seeking and later discovering a solution ...
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What the duck is this?

I don't know whether this belongs in main or meta, so I'll start here. I seem to have developed a sudden case of 'Duck', bottom right of every SE page [except meta] - it reminds me of the old ...
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Unable to figure out how to join chat

I have been active on Ask Different for around a week now. Although I still end up making some mistakes, I am gradually managing to get a hang of the system. This is my first time on any of the Stack ...
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‘meta’ in Meta title is a serif font

The word ‘meta’ in the .meta-title is a serif font instead of sans-serif. The font family was previously sans-serif, but is now using the default font for the browser, which in Safari is Times.
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Inactive button not readable when reviewing First Posts or Late Answers

When reviewing First Posts or Late Answers, the inactive button is hardly visible: This seems to be Ask Different-specific, it doesn't happen on a dozen other sites I checked. I've tested this on ...
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Are questions about Apple history on-topic or not?

I posted this question on Ask Different a few days ago. In this short time, it became very popular and got over 25 upvotes. However, a moderator put it on hold for "being off-topic". I have the ...
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I’ve been banned from flagging, and I feel mortified!

I didn’t think I was being overzealous, but apparently I messed up. I’m usually very judicious with my flagging, and over time I’ve learned, (not deeply enough, it seems,) some of the finer points of ...
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Merge whatsapp.app and whatsapp tags

whatsapp.app - 84 questions tagged whatsapp - 5 questions tagged
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Seemingly duplicate answer by another poster

In this question I posted an answer. After I posted my answer (by comparing timestamps), someone else posted the same exact answer I did (albeit with a GIF to illustrate it). It is now voted up higher ...
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answer downvoted without comment

Sometimes I don't understand this site. The answer below was downvoted without comment. Separating Apple ID I am not a points hound, so am not concerned, but AFAIK my answer, which directly ...
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Take back a flag

I think I just have to count on moderation to fix my last flag which was a mistake, but is there a way I'm not seeing to take back a flag before it gets moderated?
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Rename [podcasts-app] → [podcasts.app] for consistency

I propose renaming the tag podcasts-app to podcasts.app for consistency with other app tags. The majority of tags for apps on iOS, watchOS, and macOS end in .app to specify it is about the platform-...
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Most Active Contributors Monthly Report - February 2018

Welcome to the fifth edition of the monthly Ask Different Most Active Contributors Report. Please don't hesitate to share your valuable feedback in the comments. Report for February 2018 This ...
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Request to merge questions on slow Finder updating

I was having the problem described in this question: Capturing screenshots on macOS Sierra is very slow. However, while searching I found Screenshot taking a very long time to appear on desktop first (...
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Explanatory text or policy for duplicates are clashing

Seeeing that the question Macbook air 2011-mid keyboard keys Q W E R T Y U I O working sporadically [duplicate] (2 years, 2 months ago [asked Dec 17 '15 at 14:36]) was marked as duplicate and ...
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Most Active Contributors Monthly Report - January 2018

Welcome to the fourth edition of the monthly Ask Different Most Active Contributors Report. This report will be published Monthly / Quarterly / Yearly. Please don't hesitate to share your valuable ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2018 [duplicate]

It's almost February in 2018, which isn't supposed to be the proper time to cycle these, but for this year it'll be once again, so we'll be refreshing the Community Promotion Ads for this year now! ...
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How can I keep screenshots from impacting readability of text? [duplicate]

I posted an answer that included several screenshots from my iPhone. When I view the answer, however, the images make it hard to read the text of my answer. They seem too large, and they are aligned ...
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Most Active Contributors Quarterly Report - 4th Quarter 2017

Welcome to the first Quarterly edition of the Ask Different Most Active Contributors Report. While similar to the monthly report, this report differs in that it contains fewer sections but lists the ...
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New answer, comments, inbox message disappears - deleted?

I wonder if you can shed light on this experience today concerning this Q&A here.. I received an email today of a new answer to this old Q&A I posted concerning Excel 2011 and an issue with ...
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Most Active Contributors Monthly Report - December 2017

Welcome to the third edition of the Ask Different Most Active Contributors Report. This report will be published Monthly / Quarterly / Yearly. Please don't hesitate to share your valuable feedback in ...
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Why is my question being voted closed as duplicate, when I have made it clear that it's not?

For some reason, my question keeps getting close votes, claiming it is a duplicate of another question: How can I configure iPhone to stop prompting me to setup Apple Pay? From my perspective, I ...
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There is a question here that is outdated. How can we flag questions?

I am unable to provide an answer to a question because, apparently, I'm a noob. Yet, I can clearly see there is a question here that needs to be removed because it is outdated due to an iOS update. ...
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where do you report stackexchange siterip?

I was searching for an answer to my question and found this site that is directly using text from this site with no reference: https://www.queryxchange.com/q/13_301313/keep-safari-from-hijacking-the-...
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Most Active Contributors Monthly Report - November 2017

Welcome to the second edition of the Ask Different Most Active Contributors Report. This report will be published Monthly / Quarterly / Yearly. Please don't hesitate to share your valuable feedback ...
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Software recommendation: Help-center information clashing with meta?

Similarly to Discrepancy between help-center and community consensus? my latest question was judged to provoke opinion based answers and therefore clashing with the "definitions for this site in the ...
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Why this network name is “AskDifferent” instead of Apple or any name related to Apple? [duplicate]

This SE network is all about Apple products. But name is "Ask Different". Why is that? I mean just looking at "Ask Different" we can't get any idea about site. But we can get a idea about what is ...
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Why was my question marked as a duplicate of a question that was unanswered?

Can I download free apps without a payment method? I clicked on the link to the question that it's a duplicate of and no answers were provided there. I clicked on the link to the question that that's ...
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Most Active Contributors Monthly Report - October 2017

Welcome to the first edition of the Ask Different Most Active Contributors Report. This report will be published Monthly / Quarterly / Yearly. Please don't hesitate to share your valuable feedback in ...
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Why did all my questions get up-voted at once and then suddenly get down-voted?

Someone suddenly up-voted all my questions since the beginning, then suddenly with 1 day ago my questions got down-voted.
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Right way to “bump” a question [duplicate]

A question I posted some time ago went unanswered. I forgot about the problem (or rather lived with it until now) and would like to tackle it again. Cmd + Opt + F stopped working What would be the ...
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Small design problem with number of eligible voters on election page

The election page looks a little bit awkward, because the number of eligible voters is 'orphaned' on the previous line, at least for the first three elections: The problem seems to be a missing <...
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Please join me in thanking George (a.k.a. grgarside) on his earning 100k reputation

We have a new 100k reputation contributer to the site. George a.k.a grgarside has passed the 100k mark and has clearly done an amazing job at documenting useful, clear, helpful answers. He stands ...
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Discourage “suggest to Apple” or “report to Apple” answers

I submit that we should be discouraging answers suggesting reporting issues to Apple. Apple isn't, shall we say, super interested in addressing reports from users about issues they encounter in cases ...
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Why is the voting system on this site so severely broken and how to improve it?

Meta-users should already know this: Why is voting important? …good content rises to the top …incorrect content falls to the bottom But looking into the questions by vote yields almost ridiculous ...
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Is this really our new look?

All I can say is... please, no. It's like someone threw a bag of crayons at Windows 10. The old 'fade out' version was fine. This is just a distraction. For anyone who hasn't yet read the Meta post,...
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What decides if a 'too chatty' flag results in immediate deletion?

I just flagged a comment as 'obsolete, chatty' on Music Practise, where I only have under 5k rep, & the comment immediately went... boom, gone. I've seen it happen on SU & Ask Different too, ...
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Reviewing First Post Answer: Feedback Channels

I just reviewed a First Post that was classified as an answer. It had poor spelling, grammar, a lot of ranting and so on. If that would have been all to it I were easily persuaded to apply a no ...
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Prerequisites for Canonisable Questions / Scope of Ask Different

Sparked by the question: What is coreduetd? This got criticised for being: "it’s also a canonical question for one we want to close as “too broad” and “too wiki” - we don’t want to encourage ...
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Question about Ask Different account merging

I've created a second account by mistake and now I'm logged into it and cannot get out to log in the correct one. Can I merge the two or delete the one that I'm now logged in? I receive emails about ...
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Apple's 'Let's meet at our place' event (Fall 2017)

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 7 September 2016 we saw the iPhone 7 range,...
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Why can’t I make a comment on posts after signing up?

So I signed up to add a helpful comment but I can't until I earn a 50 rating. So how do I comment so I can earn a 50 rating? Confusing.
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Voting vs Editing, are they at Odds in the Current System?

The site encourages editing questions, comments and answers. The site also encourages to vote, up or down on each of these entry types. Maybe I do not understand this correctly but what happens in the ...
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How should we manage questions that have very different answers per version of macOS?

I asked a question regarding how to perform an action on macOS Sierra. Over the years Apple has changed the OS in specific ways that older solutions don't apply to the latest version of their OS, and ...
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How do I find my own questions?

I cannot find a link to my own questions (that I asked). Nor can I find anything obvious in searching for "my questions" or "How can I find my own questions". EDIT: OK, So I have a partial answer. ...
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Why are my flags declined? [duplicate]

I flagged several comments under a legacy question but all the flags were declined. I was under the impression, under SE guidelines, +1 and thanks were to be removed. As a new member to this SE site ...
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Where do we draw the legal line?

I've seen my fair share of 'shady' per-se questions on here, and am looking for input on where we draw the line. There are several places that we could draw this metaphorical line: Jailbreak ...
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Removing tag synonym

I was doing a little bit of poking around today and realized that waterproof is a synonym for environment. Seems correct, right? Well, let's take a look at the description of environment. ...
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How to Thank People

Now and then I find something here that is very, very helpful, and I want to thank the person who posted it, by commenting in some apposite phrases. But I can't. I need 50 'reputation' points. I ...
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Why were these too chatty flags declined on some +1 comments? [duplicate]

Similar to this situation, I've had 7 recent comment flags declined on noisy comments. These comments are just of the '+1' or 'Thanks' type: Huge "THANKS!". :) +100 to apachectl configtest +...

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