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Looking at this question and answer: How to add characters to the press and hold character picker in OS X Lion? I managed to amend the automated replacement options when you press and hold a key down, and made this:


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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 There's nothing built-in to Stack Exchange specifically for outdated answer handling.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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I've posted a banner Steve Jobs passed away on October 5th, 2011. Rest in peace. I'm open to suggestions on the wording/links.


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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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I've seen similar systems implemented on other sites (like the Apple Discussions). The idea is good (force people to know and tell us their system info), but this kind of feature isn't always helpful or practical, for a few reasons: It isn't always necessary Many questions (especially those that relate to software) don't require system info. All of it is ...


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Personally, I'm not sure that allowing embedded YouTube videos on Ask Different is a good idea. I believe that videos are only beneficial under select circumstances, where a video is clearly the best way to communicate an idea. I also think that any answer that includes a video should also summarize the contents of the video in text, similar to linking to ...


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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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I strongly oppose this. One of the HUGE problems in searching the internet and finding a result on the Apple discussion forums is that very often the machine I'm searching for isn't mentioned anywhere in the thread, but instead in someone's signature on the page as one of a litany of machines they happened to own. Very frustrating if you need to find an ...


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Stack Exchange as a whole does not do signatures. When I'm reading a question regarding an iOS device, I hate skimming over way too-many lines of Desktop/Laptop specifications, especially when they delve into listing certain low-level apps that they felt were relevant when creating their signature. Not to even mention how out-of-date this information gets. ...


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Tag icons are sponsored. Companies purchase the right to put their icon on a tag for a period of time. As far as I am aware this is currently only done on StackOverflow, and not on the rest of the network.


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All-in-all I like this idea, but I want to raise one point of concern. Generally speaking, a user who needs help accessing a man page has a high likelihood of being a user who will might be a little freaked out when clicking on a link opens a terminal session and causes pages (and pages and pages) of gobbledy-gook to appear. Discuss.


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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 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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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 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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We have experimented with embedded video on a few sites, but I would be very hesitant about enabling it widely unless the site can show a substantial need for it. One of the big problems with video is that it is not searchable. Remember that the lifeblood of this site is search, so every time a video replaces a well-worded post that describes the problem, ...


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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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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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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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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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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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A question should contain the information needed to solve the OP's problem. Sometimes that does include system information. Sometimes it does not. Some users have more than one system. Some users' systems change over time. An automated system might reduce the number of information requests needed to answer a question, or it might provide wrong/out-of-date ...


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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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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 ...


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I copied the code from above into a user stylesheet on userstyles.org. If you want to try the scrollbars out, you can install Stylish for Chrome or for Firefox. Go to the stylesheet and click Install. Here's my personal opinion: While I don't think that Lion's scrollbars are ugly, I do think that people should be able to use whatever scrollbars they like, ...


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You also have to distinguish between multiple questions and followup questions preemptively asked. For example, I usually ask questions like "What does X mean? If it means Y, what do I do? If it means Z, what do I do?". That form is OK, because it's stemming from a single primary question. On the other hand, questions that aren't correlated should be edited....


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