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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 There's nothing built-in to Stack Exchange specifically for outdated answer handling.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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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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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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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 one of its most used modifier keys. In addition, the design won't get Stack Exchange in trouble.


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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; width: 6px; margin-left: -2px; margin-top: -2px; } .badge1::before { color: #F7CE46; } .badge2::before { color: #B5B8BC; } .badge3::before { ...


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Basically because Stack Overflow has very specific rules about asking software development questions and most such questions posted on AD are written in a way which would get them closed/rejected quickly on SO if we just migrate them over. It's easier if the OP familiarizes themself with the rules, maybe searches for existing questions relating to the same ...


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Quicklook is what you get if you press Space in Finder to view the content of a file Preview.app is an application on its own Unless I misunderstood your intention I don't think these two tags should get merged.


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This is a fair question and one worth asking from time to time. Being someone who gets to see many of the bad comments and many of the bad answers as well as many of the bad questions I would say that the site would be worse off by implementing your suggestion. When someone goes to answer a question, especially a new user, the site actively discourages ...


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We currently have a a whole bunch of things mixed into the custom close reasons Questions about software development Basic customer support questions (where the question should first go to the vendor, as described in Why we're not customer support for [company X or product Y] Recommend or find stuff (aka "please google for me") Questions which don't ...


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I'm tempted to try and roll this in to the Basic Customer support close reason. That close reason isn't here, so you can use this and other in the mean time: I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it's a Basic Customer support question. Please see the meta post linked above for details on how to proceed if you can edit the post and have ...


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Where are we coming from? Currently we have shortcut with 557 tagged questions, described as Series of one or several keys that invoke some software/os action when triggered by the user A Shortcut is a series of one or several keys that invoke some software/os action when triggered by the user. Common known keyboard shortcuts in Mac OS X are for example ...


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For sub-2000 rep users I'll argue that the "thank you" comes by way of the edit being approved. You have to remember that, under the terms and conditions of the site, you assign ownership of the answer to the community when you submit. It's not really "your answer" any more, it's the community's answer, so you personally thanking someone for the edit is not ...


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You can flag a post for unlocking as well as post on the meta as you did. Thanks for showing up and helping to up vote good content. There is a feature to lock posts for a time period and then unlock them, however this post had answers that were continually vandalized by a bot performing anonymous edits. It devalued the review queue so I locked the post. ...


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Given that emoji support is not uniform across all browsers I would caution anyone attempting to use them in a question or answer to think carefully before doing so. Unless it adds a serious bit of relevant context to your question or answer, my advice would be to avoid them. Sorry to ☔️ on your parade.


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Yes - There have been many anonymous edits that are very high quality. Often it's someone who knows their stuff and doesn't want to log in on a strange computer or possibly compromised network but also wants to fix something that's really wrong. You are certainly correct that the majority of simple edits are bad and should be reviewed and rejected. I ...


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I've done this a few times using the built-in superscript. For example: This is an example of additional information1 being added to a post. 1 Here is the additional information. Source: This is an example of additional information<sup>1</sup> being added to a post. <sup><sup>1</sup> Here is the additional information.</...


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My vote would be to merge both to efi or some other tag further up the hardware chain. What are your thoughts of tagging these utilities more on what they do (replace/interface with EFI) than what the program du jour is called?


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YES Upvote this answer if you support the idea of creating a canonical flag on the main site to identify canonical questions.


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If you really need more than 5 minutes to edit a comment, delete the comment and comment again. The limit is there to prevent people rewriting history, by altering a comment which has already been replied to or to which other action has been taken because of it. The 5 minute limit matches the grace period for post edits that don't cause a revision.


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Some of what you ask isn’t exposed to any end user whether you’re a new user or trusted user with 20k rep or an elected moderator. However, most of that data is already available from the periodic data dumps and Stack Exchange data explorer interface. Comments are trivial to look at: http://data.stackexchange.com/apple/query/947/my-comment-score-...


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To reduce the emphasis on code, another problem of repetitively asking OS versions and devices should be addressed too. Some parts copied from SO. Be specific If you ask a vague question, you’ll get a vague answer. But if you give us details and context, we can provide a useful answer. "It doesn't work" isn't descriptive enough to help people understand ...


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Not sure I see a benefit here. If a question is off-topic we put it on hold to give the OP the opportunity to revise it, and close it if they don’t (or the scope of the question doesn’t allow it). So a question is either on-topic and properly tagged, or closed (and tags not really important any longer).


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Right now - no one but the asker (and presumably the site developers / DBA) can exercise the "checkbox" to mark an answer as accepted. From a community moderation standpoint, the voting feature is intended designate the best answer and in cases where the OP does not tick the answered flag on any answers - that is the most prominently displayed answer. Of ...


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I was also thinking that allowing x-man-page links would be convenient, but then I realized there is a major caveat that nobody has considered; if you're using any other operating system then these links become completely useless. I'm often browsing stackexchange from iOS, or Linux. Without some type of user agent detection to redirect x-man-page links for ...


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I wouldn't call it unfair, it's just one of the rules valid on all StackExchange sites. One of the reasons that users are required to have at least some reputation before voting is to actually increase the quality of the votes (and to prevent spammers from creating a bunch of accounts and voting each other up). If you look at https://apple.stackexchange.com/...


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Short answer, no. You would need to ask for this change on the main stack exchange meta to change the code across the entire site. Long answer - people voting for useful answers gives 10 rep to the people so the +5 for the tick mark is a little like a cherry on top of the sundae. Voting, putting a bounty on a really great answer are much more meaningful to ...


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The places to learn more about mod candidates are the Q&A here on Meta and the Election chat room where all the candidates answer questions thrown at them. Please keep in mind that the site is primarily community moderated, so the individual voting pattern of mods isn't very important. Even their casting of close votes isn't as important nowadays, ...


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YES WE COULD. I’d say we don’t need the hard block and I enthusiastically agree with everything else you propose. Most of this is covered in a post on the main site about quality filters on questions: BLOCK QUESTIONS IN ALL CAPS All caps is a valuable signal as is poor writing as are overly long and overly short posts. It lets us know the frame of mind ...


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My initial thoughts would be to leave the keyboard shortcuts alone and have shortcuts.app or ios-shortcuts cover the workflow.app being renamed to shortcuts as an application you download from the iOS App Store. Since it intercepts intents from Apple and third party apps to become siri-shortcuts, the siri tag might work just fine for any voice command ...


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Votes on comments are more similar to favs on Twitter/likes on FB in a way. The only functionality behind comment votes actually is that in case there are a lot of comments on a post, the ones with higher upvotes get displayed by default, not the chronologically oldest. Question is slightly different than What happens with deleted comments, but the answers ...


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