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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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The app hasn't been updated since a while; users have been complaining about this since the iPhone X came out in 2017: Stack Exchange app iPhone X optimization However, this issue won't be addressed, as the apps have been abandoned. Quoting a Stack Exchange developer: We are not providing any further support for the mobile apps. There will not be any ...


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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, including the Apple II.


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Thanks for bringing your question here to discuss. As I commented on your question (done after your screenshot above), it wasn't that I "wasn't very happy", it's that the answer you added and marked as correct didn't appear to answer your own question. Since your question was asked, you've been able to use Workflow/Shortcuts to set timers to make ...


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Just to show that this has a real-world impact: I've lost track of the number of blog posts, reddit comments, etc I've seen claiming that OpenGL no longer works as of macOS Mojave! Since OpenGL was indeed deprecated in macOS Mojave, the source of this misunderstanding is relatively obvious.


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Thanks for bringing this up in Meta first! IMHO such questions are a bad fit for Ask Different even as a community wiki Compatibility information people post in Ask Different may get outdated, with the poster not coming back to update it later on. The primary point of reference for compatibility issues or inquiries should be the website of the vendor. ...


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People insist on making tags for new OS so we generally merge things down once the newness dies down. There’s little to no point to having every release have it’s own tag. There are great reasons to have the iOS tag be monolithic. It’s a matter of timing and in practice, almost no one ever makes a tag older than N-2 so there’s no point keeping those ...


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We have almost 100 questions about adobe-photoshop, so the program is definitely on-topic here (well, unless you'd ask about the Windows version of course). I'd say that our sister sites Photography and Graphic Design are better suited if you have a question about how to use the various toolsets available in the program, but this sounds like an Ask ...


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What to do with “reset your NVRAM” answers? As a general rule, I don't cast a down vote unless the answer is really egregious: the question/answer is just a word salad of bad or misleading information gives bad or harmful advice After spending an inordinate amount of time writing an answer only for the OP to tell you that the question you answered isn't ...


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Well, we have users from all over the world for which English is the second or even third language they learned. Expecting proper use of words in all cases is probably asking a lot. This doesn’t mean that proper use isn‘t important, it even helps everybody interested in improving their vocabulary. So if you see posts which would be more understandable with ...


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I do tend to hide the link behind the page title, but I preface it thus Apple KB - Use your iPad as a second display for your Mac with Sidecar One thing I also do - this has been tested over time - is remove the 'location code' entirely, so rather than https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT210380 or even https://support.apple.com/kb/HT210380 I will reduce it ...


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I didn't have anything written up previously, but it's a good opportunity to come up with something. Please feel free to comment, contribute, and critique as needed - let's make this a canonical question/answer. Important: I am not a lawyer. Nothing in here should be construed as legal advice or a legal opinion in any way. These are my interpretations of ...


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Might be easiest to just deal with it as with any answer: If you disagree with it leave a comment asking for clarification/explanation of how the answer applies to the problem provide a better answer yourself upvote other answers (assuming they indeed are better-suited) downvote if necessary


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Thank you @shog9 for your many years of service here. You were instrumental to me learning the ropes as I joined the sites and got adjusted to what it means to serve as one of the moderators here - first by reputation and then after election. Thank you, Shog9 Thanks specifically the kind words, encouragement, humor and humanity you brought to the concept ...


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It seems to me like "Ask Different" is against these rules. Its not for three reasons: Apple doesn’t hold the trademark on the slogan/phrase “Ask Different.” Their phrase, as you have noted is “Think Different.” Apple only limits the use where disparaging Disparaging Manner: You may not use an Apple trademark or any other Apple-owned graphic ...


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Sure, all Apple products are on-topic.


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I agree that the messages you got are conflicting (and it probably doesn't help you if I admit that I was totally unaware of the fact that the close message recommends "edit existing or post a new question"). And as far as I know we don't have specific rules on whether to do one or the other. Nevertheless let me share my thoughts on this: In general ...


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When proposing new tags, please also propose texts for the tag descriptions so the community can improve on those to have a common understanding. Having said that: tags should be used to add value to a question by providing additional categorization/grouping. Any question about Procreate will already have the application name in the question somewhere, so ...


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You can change the order of the answers yourself if required by selecting Active, Oldest, or Votes. This is a per-user choice. But in general there is no need to have the accepted answer also have the highest number of votes. "Accept" is just the way the OP uses to indicate which answer they liked best (so it's kind of like a super-vote). This may be ...


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I am a heavy proponent of not hiding the link so I author my articles always to show the URL and KB and will append a quick summary or copy the title based on how pretty I feel that link should be. I will almost never do the second where the KB is invisible when reading. The “descriptive” I prioritize is knowing the Apple link / KB and not the narrative ...


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For me, the 'authority' of the link is important, and I'm more likely to accept information from a support.apple URL than 'hot.osx.skillz.biz'. While that info can be gleaned from a mouse-over, having it visible, in some format, is my preference.


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You can file a complaint by clicking on the "Contact" link at the bottom of the main page.


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I’m not aware of any automated penalty, but I find I like to do editing of things that are needing thought in another app like drafts or notepad and then past it in here when I don’t have the full question / answer editor. Also - consider putting up a proper answer if your comment isn’t a short item that clarifies the comment. I don’t know of any comments ...


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Don’t forget to join the Ask Different team using ID: 260066.


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See Stack Exchange for iPhone is here!: What about feature […]? While the application currently has some awesome features, it doesn’t have everything. If you find something wrong or missing, please let us know. Use your fancy new app to post a question on Meta using the ios-app tag.


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Thanks for reaching out about this on Meta. I'm the mod who handled the "not an answer" flag on your post, I'm glad to share my thoughts on this. Generally speaking In general we look for answers which actually answer the question asked, posts comparing the merits of existing answers don't provide that. They may work on classical forum-style sites but not ...


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I therefore propose that while questions related to hardware shopping that focus on market price, which fluctuates rapidly, be closed as off-topic, but questions that focus on the factors related to the fundamental costs of an Apple-related technology...be considered on-topic on this site. If there’s a practical question and subsequently practical answer, ...


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Sometimes questions send you on a trip into the past, this definitively is one of them, so thanks for that. The topic of trademarks has come up when the name was intially choosen, the discussion is reflected in the posts and comments on various metea questions and blog post. Looking through these discussions (and the other names which got proposed) makes for ...


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On a practical manner, our collective lawyers are the SE lawyers. So unless we want to agitate and organize to rename the site in the absence of a legal threat or directive, we all could find a lawyer to advise us. I don't see any need for that and plan to personally keep on keeping on with what we do best. Ask, answer, edit, vote and collaborate. As ...


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