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Is there a way to mark answers as obsolete?

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 There's nothing built-in to Stack Exchange specifically for outdated answer handling.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 ...
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New "No Research" close reason?

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 ...
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Make our badges Apple shaped

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. ...
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Make our badges Apple shaped

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 ...
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Make our badges Apple shaped

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; ...
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Why aren't questions about software development, once closed, automatically migrated to StackOverflow?

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 ...
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Merge Quicklook and preview

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 ...
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Would removing the reputation limit on commenting eliminate the "bumping old questions" problem?

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 ...
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New "No Research" close reason?

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,...
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New "No Research" close reason?

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 ...
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Please add a new tag "Shortcuts"

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 ...
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Should we make a new tag called 'rEFInd' in replacement of 'rEFIt'?

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 ...
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Why not incorporate a "thank you" button for helpful edits to your post?

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 ...
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Unlock this question, please. Perhaps allow locks to timeout

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 ...
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Emojis usage in Comments and Answers?

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 ...
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Edits by anonymous users?

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 ...
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New tag proposal - Canonical or FAQ

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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What's up with the 5 minute limit on editing a comment?

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 ...
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Please provide entire profile for Moderator candidates

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 ...
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Adding hints for including code in questions about scripting

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 ...
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add off topic tag?

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 ...
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Can the privilege of down voting be reduced from 125 to 10?

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 ...
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To ensure that users read proper manual pages: should we allow hyperlinking of x-man-page:// URLs?

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 ...
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Method to get answers accepted if OP is unregistered

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 ...
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Please provide entire profile for Moderator candidates

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 ...
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CAN WE PLEASE BLOCK TITLES WRITTEN IN ALL CAPS?

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 ...
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Please add a new tag "Shortcuts"

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 ...
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Should I receive a notification for my “upvoted" comments?

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 ...
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Why can't I upvote a post from the Low Quality Posts moderation queue?

This gives preferential treatment to good, short posts by giving them more exposure, which would introduce extra voting on shorter posts, encouraging users to post shorter posts so that they are ...
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Off-topic post filter

You seem to be presuming that every question that mentions El Capitan (before release) is off-topic. This isn't the case. Questions about rolling back a system from El Capitan to Yosemite are on-...
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