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Can I ask questions about vintage Apple products?

All Apple products are on-topic here, but we also have a sister site in the network, Retrocomputing Stack Exchange, which specifically deals with questions about computer systems of yesteryear, ...
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Can I ask questions about vintage Apple products?

Sure, all Apple products are on-topic.
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Are questions related to issues with the user interface in Photoshop on-topic?

We have almost 100 questions about adobe-photoshop, so the program is definitely on-topic here (well, unless you'd ask about the Windows version of course). I'd say that our sister sites Photography ...
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Where is the Windows forum?

https://superuser.com/ is probably the best place to ask Windows question on the SE sites.
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Is question-linking a part of a privilege? Which one? Or is that done through some other mechanism?

The "linked questions" in the sidebar is the domain of ...whom? From the [linked-questions] tag excerpt: The "Linked Questions" sidebar is a user-generated list of related questions shown when ...
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App to lock phone

Here is general guidance. How should I ask about getting a software recommendation? What exactly is a recommendation question on Ask Different? So absolutely you can ask one or both questions. They ...
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Why is my technical question about macOS/iOS upgrades off-topic?

Overall I don't think it is off topic. But, If the system is in /System, why isn't an OS upgrade simply creating a /NewSystem, putting all the necessary files in it (all in the background, ...
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Are questions about Apple history on-topic or not?

Firstly, thank you for your involvement and contribution to the site. I hope you find it to be a valuable resource! With regard to your question, although it wasn't me, I agree with the Moderator's ...
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When did we become a scriptwriting service?

If there's clearly no research taken place and the question is asking specifically for a script to be written for them, I usually comment or (custom) vote to close with the following, tailored if ...
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Can we ask iOS 11 related questions already?

YES See What happened to the "beta ban"? for details.
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Can one ask Hackintosh questions on Ask Different?

If anyone is interested, I've proposed a Hackintosh SE site. 🎉 Hackintosh Exchange (name pending) Please come, vote, and contribute to the discussion
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I posted a long question. Part of it is Apple-specific; part is not. Should it be kept open, or should it be closed?

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:...
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Are questions about the Apple website allowed?

We have plenty of well-received questions in the apple-store tag, including questions about the online store. There's even more questions linking to the Apple Developer Portal, so this definitely ...
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Is It Allowed To Post Ideas About Solution To Collutz Conjecture Here

Each SE site has a help page listing the topics which can be asked on it. You‘ll find the one relevant for Ask Different here.
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What exactly are "off-site resources" from the "off-topic" close reason?

Here are off source resource questions I believe should be closed: Recommend the best book for high school Mac users What list of iPad models is the most complete? Where can I buy a twentieth ...
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Why is my technical question about macOS/iOS upgrades off-topic?

My initial thoughts are that your question looks like a rant and has a ton of “meta” and explaining as opposed to being a very simple phrasing of asking how to figure out what’s happening during an ...
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Discrepancy between help-center and community consensus?

There's no directive - we are free to form consensus and self-edit the FAQ. I was very against closing hacintosh questions when I started in the Ask Different community (and started here as opposed ...
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Would you ask about 3rd-party iOS apps here?

Yes - using iOS makes questions on topic for any use of that device. Whether it's a third party or first party device, it's still about a user of an Apple product. Now - questions covering "on topic" ...
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Is it okay to ask questions about rEFInd?

There are already quite a lot of questions about rEFInd, so yes, of course, go ahead. PS: Please check whether your question has come before though.
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Sales Figures are Off Topic?

I thought I voted to put a hold on this - but others beat me to the punch. My initial thinking combines two reasons we close questions: Asking about how Apple does it's business isn't the core ...
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Are questions about very old Apple products on-topic?

Yes - Questions about Motorola and PPC era hardware are on topic. Apple products and services are considered on topic without regard to them being beta, in production or withdrawn from sale and/or ...
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How do you handle questions about release dates?

Those kinds of questions get closed as primarily opinion based. None of us here officially know release dates before the day of release, and speculation is not something that's good on a Q&A site. ...
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Are software recommendations in-topic or not?

Please have a look at How should I ask about getting a software recommendation? to see what is important and what should be avoided when asking for software recommendation. There is also https://...
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When did we become a scriptwriting service?

Basically, questions about scripting solutions based on Bash, AppleScript, Automator etc. (aka everything included in OSX by default) are on-topic. But we also expect askers to show some kind of ...
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Where can I ask some "how to" questions about vintage Macs?

I have questions about which OS, added hardware using on a network. Plus questions about the rack mounted Macs as well as Airport Routers. But before I get into the nitty I wanted to make sure this is ...
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Why was this question closed?

For the users without sufficient reputation to see the exact wording of why why this was closed see below for the exact text: Questions must demonstrate a reasonable amount of research & ...
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Why was this question closed?

Very good question - the hiding of custom close reason seems like either a decision that should be reviewed or we should agitate for changing the threshold - I can see no reason why we shouldn’t let a ...
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I posted a long question. Part of it is Apple-specific; part is not. Should it be kept open, or should it be closed?

Just to reiterate, this isn’t really a good question as shown by how many comments it has generated and no answers whatsoever. Let’s get up some answers to the question or close it in favor of a much ...
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Announcement: minor edits to the Ask Different Tour

Questions with many possible answers (vote for the best, list all) or that which require extremely long answers Grammatically, '…or those which…' or just '…or which…' would sit easier with me. ...
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