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Should the site opt out of Winter Bash 2016?

Hats are the best and we want hats. A vote for this answer is a vote for no.
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Should the [osx] tag be renamed to [macos]?

Only the newer versions will be called macOS, the older ones will still be called OS X Cat-of-choice. I would propose to go with a synonom instead of a renaming. Today (June 2016), the synonym points ...
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Why was my "rude or abusive" flag on a gibberish answer declined?

I have had a look at your links and you clearly flagged that post correctly. I handled the flag incorrectly - for that I apologize. Worse, I had dismissed some other similar flags to yours - I'm not ...
bmike's user avatar
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Ask Different new site theme is live

It's all very ugly, isn't it? We've lost the nice Apple-specific font, by the looks of it, looks exactly like SuperUser now... boxes round the headers, increasing the wasted space & drawing the ...
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M1 tag versus Apple Silicon tag

Why do we even need an M1 tag to begin with? The M1 is just the name of this particular chip - it's like saying "i7" or "i5" and we don't have tags for these. We don't even have a ...
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Proposal: WWDC Keynote Live Chat Event

Yes -- we should hold a WWDC live event chat via Ask Different Chat
Monomeeth's user avatar
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Rename [terminal] to [terminal.app] to make it clear the tag is for the macOS app

I agree with this proposal. 'Terminal.app' makes it clear that it is the app and no the general subject of command line or terminal questions. A synonym defeats this, but renaming the tag should work. ...
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Proposal to change the 'Ask Different' site description on the Stack Exchange list of sites

Proposal 3 -- Q&A for enthusiasts and power users of Apple hardware and software Edit the description on the list of sites so that it now reads Q&A for enthusiasts and power users of Apple ...
Monomeeth's user avatar
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New "No Research" close reason?

Proposal ported to answer space for voting purposes/comments... Questions must demonstrate a reasonable amount of research & understanding of the problem being solved. Please edit to clearly ...
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2017 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

George's answers @grgarside How would you deal with a user who produced a steady stream of valuable answers, but tends to generate a large number of arguments/flags from comments? No one is ...
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Changing Apple links depending on region

When creating a post, we would recommend that the locale be removed from URLs so that a user's preferred locale is default. An exception is if you have a question where the locale is key to the ...
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A sincere apology to our community from ex user310476

In short, yes we can (move forward). It takes maturity and humility to own up to your mistakes and apologise, and I am sure that most users who were impacted by your earlier behaviour will be willing ...
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Why was my answer down voted, and most importantly why did it not require the user to leave a comment?

The down vote process asks people to consider leaving constructive criticism, but it isn't required. Sometimes there's nothing significant about a vote other than someone, somehwere on the internet ...
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What the duck is this?

April Fools? Rubber Duck Problem Solving I suspect an April Fools that has launched too soon. See Rubber Duck Problem Solving and Rubber duck debugging: In software engineering, rubber duck ...
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Make our badges Apple shaped

Personally I say no, we shouldn’t make any change unless there is a very well designed mock-up or someone could get Apple to say on the record “have at it” and we use their logo with their permission. ...
bmike's user avatar
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Is it OSX or OS X?

Now it is neither! As of June 13, 2016, the name has been changed to macOS https://www.apple.com/macos/sierra/ During the keynote at WWDC on June 13, 2016, Apple announced that OS X would be renamed ...
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Should the site opt out of Winter Bash 2016?

Why should we opt out Winter Bash? Its always a fun game. Even developers need a little fun some times. I Love Hats.
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Check if a question has already been asked

The Stack Exchange network of sites, of which Ask Different is a member are designed to make the process of finding answers quick and simple. The member sites provide access to easy to use and ...
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Make our badges Apple shaped

We probably can't do that due to infringement, but what about an alternative? ⌘ The command symbol (⌘), also known as 'place of interest', has an important place in the history of Apple as being ...
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How to thank an Ask Different user that saved my MacBook Pro, as well as my personal finances from destruction?

I've pinged the user in chat, so chances are they will now read your message. For the general case, I'll reiterate the advice by one of Stack Exchange's founders: If you really want to thank someone ...
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Can I ask questions about vintage Apple products?

All Apple products are on-topic here, but we also have a sister site in the network, Retrocomputing Stack Exchange, which specifically deals with questions about computer systems of yesteryear, ...
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Why are Microsoft and Adobe apps counted as being about Apple, but Facebook apps aren't?

Before I dive into the specifics of close reasons, let's be clear about "Surely all these questions should either be open or closed" – since this site is community moderated by volunteers across time ...
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Is it ok to "thank" someone by upvoting many of their questions?

In general, not at all. Each answer should be voted on because of the content of the specific answer - and not because of the person posting. The bounty system is designed to transfer many votes at ...
bmike's user avatar
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Should we allow programming related questions now that Shortcuts has been released?

The relevant part in What topics can I ask here? says Code-level programming questions (cocoa, LLVM, etc…) are off-topic here. We do encourage AppleScript, Automator, and UNIX shell scripting ...
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Make our badges Apple shaped

Here's CSS to do this for you, using the  Apple logo character. This won't show correctly on Windows. .badge1::before, .badge2::before, .badge3::before { content: ""; position: absolute; ...
grg's user avatar
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Should I delete an accepted answer that's now very out of date?

The question is explicitly about Lion. The answer is presumably still helpful for people using Lion. I would encourage you to leave it.
Daniel's user avatar
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Clarification on appropriate comments

Comments are designed to be used to ask for clarification or to suggest changes to be made to an answer, or provide transient meta-information. Transient is key here; comments are ephemeral as ...
grg's user avatar
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2017 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

How would you deal with a user who produced a steady stream of valuable answers, but tends to generate a large number of arguments/flags from comments? My first point of call would be to touch ...
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Reasoning behind Disciplined Badge

It's disciplined because you delete the post even though you will lose rep by doing so - i.e. you actually care more about answer correctness and relevance than rep (or, as smackfu says, you care ...
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