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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 ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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
I will reduce it ...
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 ...
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
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
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, ...
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.
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 ...
I tend to “prettify” links instead of having just the raw URL and this goes for not just Apple Support Documents, but articles, papers, etc. But, there are occasions where the raw URL is necessary.
Ask Different: See the existing question/answer Where is the list of canonical questions stored for Ask Different?
Apple Support: I have a ...
I think beta should be burninated as it’s a meta tag. Beta hardware, beta software, which software all beg the question.
I strongly prefer beta seed program for questions about that service. In reality, macOS or iOS should be the tag and the beta status and version should be in the body, not the tags. Just like you need to be specific about what version of ...
Thanks for asking this. The way to contact people on the site is to use the profile look up tools. Not everyone discloses their emails or phones or web pages, but some do.
Within the site, the best way to “thank” someone is to share links to their answers, edit (if you’re sure you are making a post better - commenting first if you need an OK to make a big ...
In general comments are considered to be temporary information which can (and sometimes will) get deleted once the objective/purposed of it is reached.
The purpose of comments as such is documented in the Help Center:
You should submit a comment if you want to:
Request clarification from the author;
Leave constructive criticism that guides the author in ...
Just throwing in my 2¢ so there can be a clear understanding of my reasoning for the initial close vote, the subsequent editing and the close retraction.
There was two main problems with the question: excessive narrative and too broad a scope such that the question wasn’t about Apple products per se, but rather a customer service issue seeing that YouTube ...