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The question about historical origins is closed as opinion-based

I'm here at Stack Exchange for a very long time, and I never created such posts. But hey, is that post is really, my God, opinion-based? The origin of "Apple" color palette @bmike closed ...
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where are drafts stored, are drafts autosaved as I write?

I just spent 10 minutes preparing a question and made the mistake of double clicking on an image hoping an edit tool might come up to crop it. It just loaded the picture file raw into the widow so I ...
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Is It Allowed To Post Ideas About Solution To Collutz Conjecture Here

I am new new here. Am I allowed to discuss my ideas about proof of the Collutz Conjecture?
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Question closed with no feedback for improvement; how can I improve the question?

My post Drive setup for Time Machine and file sharing connected to router was closed for being opinion-based. That's fine; I can accept that. None of the five users who voted to close the question ...
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Force vote for close reason as opposed to immediate closure due to badge privilige

Is there a way to flag a question to be voted on closure rather than immediately close the question because I have a badge privilege for a particular tag (i.e. battery, macos, etc.) There are times ...
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How can I show my research when posting a question on how to view which meeting participant admitted a guest from the lobby into an MS Teams meeting?

I posted a question How can I see which meeting participant admitted a guest from the lobby into the meeting?, which closed with the following close reason (which is one of the default close reasons): ...
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2023: a year in moderation

It’s that time of the year again! As we wave goodbye to last year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here might be ...
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Announcement: minor edits to the Ask Different Tour

First off - thanks for doing your parts in an excellent 2023 here in the community of asking for help and learning together while using Apple products and services. Everyone on meta, doing moderation ...
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Can we have [usb-c] as a distinct tag from [usb] rather than a synonym?

In looking at the tags available for USB I find that [usb] is synonymous with [usb3] and [usb-c] which I find a bit frustrating. If I'm looking for answers on something like DisplayPort or Thunderbolt ...
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Possible Spam Questions

It really looks this question - Developed an addiction. How can I block websites? - is a clever marketing spam post to promote Freedom.to ... it's written in a manner to reject all other reasonable ...
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Can we add 'off-site resources' to the list of 'don't ask' questions?

Following on from What exactly are "off-site resources" from the "off-topic" close reason? We have this listed in our close reason, Questions asking to recommend or find a Mac, ...
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How to delete my questions asked on Ask Different

I know how to delete my account, but I haven't found a way to delete the questions I asked. Is there a way to do that?
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Where is it on topic for Xcode related questions?

When searching for the "xcode" tag on Ask Different, the following banner appears: https://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/xcode WARNING: Almost all questions about development or ...
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How to send a message to a moderator

I made a post but the post was deleted. I do not know why. How do I send a message to a moderator to find out?
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Flagged post didn't get re-edited

While going through my usual reviews of posts, I will also check for accessibility, formatting, grammar, etc. I came across an answer that was quoting a link they provided but the quote was formatted ...
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Should we be slower to close some questions?

"Welcome to Stack Exchange. Your question has been closed." So goes the old joke. Here's a classic example of a post from someone who's clearly not very tech savvy, looking for help with a ...
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Why can't you re-upvote comments?

Pretty straightforward question: Why can't we re-upvote comments? For example, when I accidentally upvote a comment, almost instantly cancel my upvote because it was a mistake and realise after ...
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Edit an old post

While browsing the main site, I came upon some (very) old posts (questions and answers) that needed editing (formatting/capitalization/typos/etc.) but I was unsure whether to edit them or not ...
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Cross-post to Apple Developers forums - what should I do?

I just found a person who posted the exact same question both on Ask Different and on Apple Developers forums. I just asked them if it was them and they said "yes". What should I do about it?...
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Create a `sonoma` tag

As the new macOS version is announced (macOS 14 Sonoma), I suggest we create a tag for it. Previous macOS versions have their own tags, Sonoma should have its own.
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Why did the voting buttons change to this horrible design?

I just noticed that in the past hour, some changes were made on voting buttons, it became: Why were these changed? The previous ones were really good. Those ones are unaesthetic and aren't even well-...
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What do we do with 'useless old questions'?

What do we do with 'useless old questions'? Ones that never really defined the problem, will never have an answer & no-one would care if they vanished off the face of the earth. They don't provide ...
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How can I add a vertical bar | to a table on the site?

Earlier today, I posted an answer where I needed to add a table. But this table needed to have the vertical line character (|) in one of its cells. But I wasn't able to add it to the cell since it ...
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Comments on Review Actions

My edit was rejected and I posted a comment on the related question/answer. I was then told I shouldn’t do this. I thought comments were for clarifications. What’s the proper etiquette here?
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Retro Tag for Vintage/Obsolete Apple Tech?

Just putting this out there for opinions. Would having a “Retro” tag be beneficial? I am thinking this could cover everything older than, say 15 years old (i.e. White Unibody MacBook) and include all ...
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Edit suggestions ban threshold

I got blocked from editing again. I wanted to know from when (ratio approve/reject?) I get blocked. For example, in my last 10 suggested edits, 7 were approved and 3 were rejected. Is this the ratio? ...
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April fools 2023?

I visited AD on April 1st this year (as well as every day in March and April) but I didn't see anything for April fools. I have seen other posts on AD Meta on April fools for other years but I'm not ...
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Are questions about the Apple website allowed?

I've got a quite unusual question here. Would asking a question about the Apple website directly be on-topic? If so, what are the specifications or the "checklist" I should follow when ...
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Mass edit reject - why?

I have proposed a few edits, and all of them, even the most worthy of being accepted got rejected for an ambiguous reason : "The edit does not improve the quality of the post. Changes to the ...
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Lock answer without deleting

When editing an answer, I sometimes want to lock the answer while I'm editing. I'm proposing a new feature here : Make posts (answers or questions [without answers on it already]) lockable.
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Answer from someone's comment

This can be considered as an ethical question. I was wondering if, when seeing someone's comment answering the question on which it was posted, I can add an answer based on that comment. Of course, ...
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Discussion requested on a tag synonym cleanup - sed and awk / unix

We have questions on the synonyms for unix On Ask Different, freebsd is a synonym of unix Separate Linux tag from Unix One of the problems in doing anything is that there seems to be no agreement on ...
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Middle Sidebar Advertising

As you all know, advertising is an important source of revenue for Stack Overflow and it helps us support all the sites across the Stack Exchange Network and the resources that go into maintaining and ...
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Ho do I send a message to whomever closed my question?

I have a question on Ho do I add a new paragraph or new line in Dictation which asks about adding paragraphs to dictaion on macOS. It was closed because there is a different question regarding other ...
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On Ask Different, freebsd is a synonym of unix

Preamble Why do you pull BSD and Linux people into your business? Context The moderators of this site don't understand what synonym means ("exactly or nearly the same as another word") and ...
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“Urgent” edit due to new Imgur ToS and loss of images

I reviewed two “urgent” edits that were done because the editor referred to a Meta post Imgur TOS change on May 15th could cause the loss of thousands of StackExchange images! The first answer and the ...
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Answer getting -10 for no reason

This answer got accepted 7 days ago but I received a reputation notification today saying that it got -10 reputation. When I looked in the post's timeline, it says nothing about this (no noticed, no ...
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Where should I report? iOS Stack Exchange app not allowing Google login [duplicate]

The stack exchange ios app is failing in the google login flow after it returns from Google web flow. Where’s the right place to report this?
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Retract a suggested edit

It already happened that I initially wanted to edit a post, posted my edit and noticed that it wasn't really useful after having posted. Is it possible to retract my edit somehow?
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Another very small question with same topic as another one

I have another question about the meaning of some very small parameter linked with MDM and this question, do I post another question, a comment or do I make it an edit to the question? The parameter ...
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Add Ask Different to MS Edge Sidebar

This is just a simple "Hey! Check out this new feature post..." Microsoft added a sidebar and you can add in websites. StackOverflow is already on their list, but you can add in Ask ...
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Can we have notifications for review queues?

I am looking for a way to get notifications in real time as when I earn reputation or have something in my inbox but for review queues. I have seen in other Meta SE questions that it was the case ...
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How to format my post to reveal some text on clicking?

I have seen this in some help page of this site but haven't found it again. What is the command (formatting) which makes some text reveal on click? (Isn't it something like >! text or something?)
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How can you see the original post when editing?

When I edit some posts (most often questions) for the first time, it's alright because I can open the question in a separate tab and see the original question. But, when I have already submitted an ...
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Force to save draft (answer and question)

I sometimes ask a/multiple question(s) as comment(s) to a question and at the same time, I prepare an answer if the OP answers in a certain way but without posting before they answer. Each time I want ...
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Make [ios-16] and add it as synonym of [ios]

I suggest making ios-16 and adding it as a synonym of ios. ios already contains recovery-mode, ios-beta, ios-12, ios13, ios-13, ios14 and ios-15. Since iOS 16 got released in the end of 2022, I think ...
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How to propose tag synonyms?

I want to propose a synonym for a tag, how do I do? I have read that it is available to create tag synonyms for users that have 2.5k rep but I don't know from when it's possible to propose a tag ...
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This post is marked as a duplicate, but none of the "original" questions provide the actual answer

I have run into an issue and Googled and found this answer to my issue. In Ventura, I'm finding that Finder windows will follow me from space to space. It's marked as a duplicate and 4 other questions ...
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Do I have to edit all of my posts when I do an upgrade?

I will soon be doing an update on my iPad. Should I edit all of my questions where I mention the OS update?
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Why are some people not providing explanations when downvoting posts?

Some of my posts got downvoted but the downvoters didn't tell me why it was downvoted, making it difficult for me to imrove the post because I don't know what's not right with it. Why are people doing ...
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