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Edited vs. saved answer differs

What's wrong with the database/website engine? The edit window differs from the saved answer: Edit window with preview: After saving any modification the 120g is automagically replaced with 100%: ...
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Change stackexchange.com user profile picture

How do I change my profile pic in my account or avatar? I signed up under my email for the account and I can't figure out how to change it from the current profile pic/avatar.
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Proposal: WWDC Keynote Live Chat Event

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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Poll: Ask Different Blog

Today I came across the Ask Different Blog, something I had no idea even existed. Noting that the last entry is dated 6 October 2015, I started to wonder whether it had quietly died at some point, so ...
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Why do I occasionally get a big rainbow in the top banner?

So, the question is not so much about the rainbow itself (I see it as a reminder of the old Apple logo I grew up with), but more about why it appears sometimes and not other times? Below is a ...
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New “No Research” close reason?

From some brief comments in AD Chat, it appears we currently have one spare slot for a new close reason. I would like to propose a 'zero research' type reason - though I'm open to suggestions on the ...
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askdifferent.com does not redirect when HTTPS

http://askdifferent.com performs a 301 redirect to http://apple.stackexchange.com. https://askdifferent.com doesn't work: connection refused. With the move to HTTPS across Stack Exchange, can the ...
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Proposal to change the 'Ask Different' site description on the Stack Exchange list of sites

Users who have joined Ask Different will see the Answers for your Apple questions description at top left of all Ask Different pages (see below): However, new users looking through the list of all ...
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Question about setting btime - would this question I posted over on the Unix stack be better here?

https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/364976/how-to-change-bsds-file-birth-time-aka-btime I posted a Q about how to set btime (BSD's file Birth time) on files. I'm wondering if the community here ...
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I can't answer anything on Apple.SE so there is no way to gain reputation now

I just opened a account here on apple.stackexchange.com. I know the rules and was ready to answer some questions when I noticed that I am not allowed to answer any questions at all. In the following ...
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'Mod attention' flag declined for question marked as Duplicate

The OP created multiple questions for the same issue. I flagged this one for mod attention with the comment: This question is a repost of the OPs same question: apple.stackexchange.com/...
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Remove [untagged] tag from locked question

How to Stop MacOS sierra from using background Data? is the only question to have the tag untagged. As this tag makes no sense I tried to do the normal edit of the question to tag it correctly. ...
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Downloading chat transcripts

I'm trying to familiarise myself with how Chat works and came across the ability to view a transcript. I noticed, however, this appears to only be a day-by-day view of the chat transcript. This got ...
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Should we have an [ftps] tag?

Instead of doing sftp, we can go to Finder and connect to server using ftps://somesite.com. So ftps should be a valid tag if the user is inquiring about it. The question is at: After connecting to a ...
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Reviewing 'low quality posts' - when to recommend deletion of answer

I've been wondering this for a while and thought it was time I sought some guidance. Often when I review a low quality post I will add a comment such as the one below: Welcome to Ask Different ...
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Why do people answer questions in the comment box?

mac os 10.11.6 no activity monitor A very simple question with a very simple answer, yet for some reason, both answers are being provided in the question comments. Both users have a ton of rep (5k ...
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Why was my question closed asking why Apple didn’t implement a hardware feature in a specific device?

Why does the larger iPad pro support fewer LTE bands than the smaller one? This was VTC'd despite not being "based on opinion, rather than facts, references, or specific expertise." In specific, the ...
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Can I customize the Markdown editor's keyboard shortcuts?

It is a minor matter of comfort, but can I customize the Markdown editor on Ask Different? In part of my research, I clicked my avatar at the top and then Settings > Preferences. On that page there ...
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Incorrect review 'counter'

I've only been having this problem for the past few days, but since it hasn't resolved itself I thought I'd post here to see if it's been reported. Basically, my review counter seems to be out of ...
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No more elections?

After digging around on the badges page, I came across the fact that there hasn't been an election on the site since 2013. Is there a reason for that or is it just an error?
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What's up with the 5 minute limit on editing a comment?

It is discouraging to type all your work in the comment field, and then have it time out. It legitimately took me that long because I was doing some research. There's no timer or progress bar, so ...
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Migration rejection followed by repost on original site closed as duplicate, how do I proceed?

I had asked a question on the IoT and they immediately migrated it over to Ask Different, where it sat for a while (almost 2 weeks) and no answers. A moderator from Ask Different thought it should be ...
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What is the star I see under the question down arrow?

I presume it is some kind of mechanism to help me keep track of things for later revisiting. I see I can click to change the state of the star. But I don't think star is the right name for this ...
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Generic dongle/adapter tag?

I think there should be a tag that can be used for questions that are about using apple's adapters, e.g. ethernet to thunderbolt for example. Questions that might benefit: Can I charge a MacBook Pro ...
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Question was put on hold as opinion based

If I use CMD + C on my iPhone the information is stored even after restart. But not on Notebook. Why? The question is about the situation - where the same action works differently on iPhone and ...
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What happened to the bounty on this question?

I've not had much to do with bounties (though I've read the bounty docs), and would like to understand better... The following question that I once asked How to disable default alt-left / alt-right ...
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Rename [omni-focus] to [omnifocus]

OmniFocus is one word, however the tag omni-focus is hyphenated. Can the tag be renamed omnifocus to reflect the correct word?
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How do I respond to Mod question?

I flagged an answer as abusive because of the derogatory language the author used to reference another user (the answer has since been edited but you can see the original text in the edit history). I ...
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Old unanswered questions and comments as Answers

I put this comment Because of the amount of time passing since this question was posted, it would probably be best to ask a new question with updated information. Obviously you can't add a bounty ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2017 [duplicate]

It is a bit late into this new year, being that we're already in the second month, but we are now cycling the Community Promotion Ads for 2017! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion ...
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Moving logout button to be easier to find

I was just wondering if we can move the logout button from the Stack Exchange drop down menu to an onHover:active dropdown in the sticky bar. It's kind of hard for some new users to find.
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Why are my comment flags (obsolete) declined?

Is it possible to use Macbook with 0% health? The first is what you mean by "accu" ? and the second The battery. I thought it was a word in English, my bad I have use flag for both with "...
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Should [pf] and [little-snitch] be synonyms of [firewall]?

I've recently created the little snitch tag and I observed that it has been made synonym with firewall. Probably to be consistent with the already existing synonym relationship between pf and firewall....
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Misspelled tags, how to fix?

Rather ironically, the OP on this question misspelled spelling so we now have a tag called spelign. Verify the automatic language detection How are these dealt with? I didn't just want to retag ...
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Create a canonical Q&A for installing a blank OS without MAS with a link to a hosted copy of the installers

I have been seeing a lot of questions like: "I want to install El Capitan, but I never got it from the App Store. How can I do this?" The best option for this is "Get a friend with the installer." I ...
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Method to get answers accepted if OP is unregistered

On Ask Different especially, a significant proportion of questions are asked by unregistered users who are then unable to accept an answer to their question as correct. This is a massive disincentive ...
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Rename [terminal] to [terminal.app] to make it clear the tag is for the macOS app

Should the tag terminal be renamed to terminal.app? I think this would help make it clear that the tag should only be used on questions regarding the macOS Terminal.app. General command line ...
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How to improve my answers?

I want to give answers to some questions that I know the answer to, but I don't know how to express my answer. What should I keep in mind when I answer any questions?
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Why is a specific, non-customer support question on hold as basic customer support?

I asked this question on Ask Different: I'm looking for one of these types of stylish MacBook keyboard skins [see image in original], but I don't want any of the keys marked. I just want blank keys,...
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How do I make a comment when I am told I need 50 reputation?

A post instructs me to post the results of a terminal command, but when I try to add a comment I'm stopped by a 50 reputation requirement. Not a very welcome introduction.
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Why is there no Delete Profile link anymore?

Under "Edit Profile" should've been an option for leaving the community. Am I looking in the wrong place?
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Why does Ask Different receive so much spam posts?

I don't know if this is an appropriate question to ask here, but I thought this would be the best place to ask. I have noticed (especially recently) a LOT of spam questions (true spam, like for body-...
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Restore from backup?

The cynic in me wants to post a question & answer I accidentally my hard drive. What do I do now? I accidentally Wiped my boot drive Tried to resize my partition Tried to ...
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Legality of discussions

How is it acceptable to discuss methods of taking over others' devices? Came here looking for help with security and I see inquiries almost all pertaining to taking control over products, aka stealing/...
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Search for a special character returns no results

I wanted to search for a special character (⇞) on Ask Different before answering to a question, but a search returned null results. An answer on Can't find ⌃ symbol in keyboard contains the ...
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Why was my answer down voted, and most importantly why did it not require the user to leave a comment?

I am new here and am a little confused. Why are you allowed to down vote an answer without leaving a comment? That provides me with no information as to how to improve my answer. Is this safe to ...
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Should [energy] be renamed to [energy-impact] or be a synonym of [power-management]?

energy-saving is already a synonym of power-management, but energy is separate. It is used on a variety of questions, mostly in unison with power-management for general energy questions, or when ...
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How should we get a question updated for a new version?

I was googling how to find the location of backups on iTunes and how to change their locations, but the answers are around 3 years old. What is the right approach to getting these updated. I could ...
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How do I ask a user a question?

I would like to ask monomeeth if he ever got a solution to his question? How can I do this? Also, why did I have to wait 40 mins before I could post this question?!?!
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Why was this Spam or Offensive? Can this be reversed?

I just noticed that this post was deleted as spam or offensive. I understand the deletion because it's not an "answer", but this was NOT SPAM or OFFENSIVE! Can someone please reverse this, as it ...

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