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Hats are the best and we want hats. A vote for this answer is a vote for no.


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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 macos -> osx so that we can decide at a later date to flip things around. If there is an answer that makes a strong argument for never merging the two, we ...


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Several sites in the Stack Exchange network have an out-right prohibition of customer support questions. Ask Different can be quite choosy about ensuring a "CS" question that gets closed is of high quality by getting edited while it is closed and then reopened for answers. The why not reasons are typically: We're not here to act as customer support on any ...


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The list of existing canonical questions is here: iCloud and Apple ID accounts in general (developer accounts have a section below) Forgotten iCloud email ID and password iTunes Store How can I change regions? Can someone help with sorting / merging questions about transferring iTunes store balances? How do you use an existing AppleID on iOS App Store ...


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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 sure when/how I got the idea that rude and abusive needed a personal aspect, but it's pretty clear that gibberish should be flagged as abuse. Thanks for ...


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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 eye away from the actual questions, 'Ask Question' stuck out all on its own & lovely new yellow highlights for watched topics:/ Edit: Long term I gave up ...


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There's two things you can do: comment or edit. There's nothing built-in to Stack Exchange specifically for outdated answer handling. They are still answers and shouldn't be removed, but commenting or editing helps readers by pointing out problems that a user using a newer operating system may face. With editing, don't put a huge message at the beginning of ...


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YES, absolutely! Winter Bash for the win!


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Yes -- we should hold a WWDC live event chat via Ask Different Chat


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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 tag for "Intel" though we do have one for powerpc and ppc (synonym). I think we should continue doing what we've done and tag the architecture and ...


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The direct answer is that they were down voted because someone wth sufficient reputation decided to do so; beyond that, because voting is anonymous, and voters do not need to justify their votes, we really can't say why someone decided to do so. There are currently 5085 people who are eligible to cast a down vote. For each of your posts, one of them chose to ...


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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. 'Command-line' for command line issues, and 'terminal.app' for the program.


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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 describe your problem and the research done so far to solve it, including attempted solutions, why they didn't work, and the expected results.


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I found this site in the SE community list. I had to visit the site because the name wasn't descriptive enough to tell me what it was about, and when I did, I was half expecting to end up on a site about alternative lifestyles. The argument from SeniorShizzle that "90% of Apple's users over the age of 18 would recognize [the Think Different] slogan ...


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From https://apple.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic: We do encourage AppleScript, Automator, and UNIX shell scripting questions as well as how to use tools like Xcode for non-language specific tasks So yes these kind of questions are absolutely on topic here. Now, if the question is: Should we allow them in the future? Opinions may differ, but from my ...


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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 hardware and software.


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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 exempt from being nice. Thankfully, inappropriate behaviour is something rarely seen here (separate from spam, which is something Ask Different suffers heavily ...


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When creating a post, we would recommend that the locale can safely and should be removed so that anyone around the world would default to their preferred locale. The only exception is if you have a question where locale is critical or key to the problem to be solved. For example the localized and delocalized versions of the links you posted, https://...


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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 and able to move forward. Since you've specifically mentioned bmike, nohillside and Allan in your apology, I won't answer for them here as they may want to ...


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Thanks for posting this up here - we always answer and would much rather have a civil discussion here rather than a to and fro in comments. Here are my thoughts: Your answer as originally posted could essentially be boiled down to "It's Apple's fault. The headphone socket does not work on OS X, use Ubuntu". I could have used a couple of reasons for ...


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The question has attracted a bunch of "me too" answers which have been deleted (and which you can't see). The software behind AskDifferent automatically sets a topic to "protected" if the ratio between deleted and non-deleted questions gets too high. I've unprotected it again for the moment, if it keeps attracting "me too" answers it will get procted again ...


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Yes. This makes sense to me. The answer to the vast majority of these questions has been: contact the developer.


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I would say just answer it. I would put more content in an answer than your comment, but if the other person wants to answer it they can too. That's how SE is supposed to work. People answer the questions and other people vote those answers up or down.


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It's still spam and should be flagged as spam. I've seen this occur before elsewhere in Stack Exchange. They're testing the system of sorts, by posting content that is spam and contains SEO text but without links to the spam, either to later answer with spam that contains spam links, or to test if their spam ‘gets past’ without any links such that links ...


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NDA is just one of several reasons why questions about non-public beta software don't work well on Ask Different, Can I ask about not-yet-publicly released OS? lists the others. So even with the NDA partially lifted, I still think that questions about iOS 9/OS X El Capitan need to wait until at least public betas are available. Also, we are not here to ...


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In a nutshell - here are some statements that I hope are fact based and hard to dispute for anyone: We don't police agreements/NDA - we do strive to produce great answers to specific questions. The "NDA situation" is complicated (and there are 4 different versions of the NDA that I've seen or believe to exist). We will lose some people and we won't get all ...


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The general beta software ban was lifted in August of 2015 after discussing it in chat and on beta. The FAQ is up to date: https://apple.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic Developer betas, seeding betas, other odd builds from Apple shouldn't be the only reason to close a post on Ask Different. Beta should no longer a reason to close any question on the site. ...


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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 didn't like the post. or a cat is operating someone's browser and can't figure out how to take the down vote back: Other times, there's an obvious link to: A) ...


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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. Barring that, I don’t think we should have “some sort of Apple shaped logo” since it’s going to infringe on Apple’s intellectual property unless it’s totaly ...


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