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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 There's nothing built-in to Stack Exchange specifically for outdated answer handling.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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We have plans to update all the icons for SE sites to retina at some point. It will be a lengthy process. We're still deciding on which icons have higher priority. The obvious ones are the logo and voting arrows/favstar.


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No, on Stack Exchange sites like this one there is no simple way for ordinary users to see who has voted on a post. While it would sometimes be fun to know who gave you an up/down vote, anonymized voting is important as it allows people to vote based on the post itself without worrying about maintaining friendships or not offending anyone.


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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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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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I think you've found a problem with the review page. I've been marking such posts as "no problem" because there is no problem that requires community or moderator action. Inaction is prescribed — don't voting for that post. If one feels particularly strongly and is willing to sacrifice some reputation for it, one could vote the answer down, but that isn't ...


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I am very much in favor of creating a syntax like Command ⌘+ Option ⌥ + I as it would solve a number of problems. As an iPad user I'm also in favor of an iPad friendly tool bar button. How has this request languished for so long?


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I could get behind that. We have all sorts of great dialog in the faq explaining what questions we love and power isn't anywhere on that list. We also eliminate tags like beginner or expert so deleting any adjective qualifying the users of the site seems like a good signal to send. We should be the site for good questions about using Apple products. Full ...


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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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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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It is on my todo list for this year. When I do it'd be rolling out for all sites at once.


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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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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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I intend to exercise the ability of moderators to issue hats to the community user. The festivities will commence once the proper code is issued to the web engines. Community, please show some holiday spirit! And we're up and running...


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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In general, if you flag several posts by the same user, a moderator will likely notice the pattern and investigate. We often can be quite perceptive when things are amiss. Flags are quite helpful, and that would usually be sufficient (as it was in this case). If, however, you find that does not work for some reason because there is a larger or more complex ...


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I fully agree, on a number of levels. Firstly, Apple is more than just the computer company it once was when many of our users became, well, users. Really these days, especially when you consider both unit shipment and profit figures, it's a consumer electronics company, the iOS stuff is the bulk of Apple's market these days, and as I've mentioned on ...


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