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How should I ask about getting a software recommendation?

Although there is a new site that exclusively handles software recommendations, we have been hosting good software recommendation questions since the beginning of Ask Different in August 2010. Here is ...
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Why was my "rude or abusive" flag on a gibberish answer declined?

I have had a look at your links and you clearly flagged that post correctly. I handled the flag incorrectly - for that I apologize. Worse, I had dismissed some other similar flags to yours - I'm not ...
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How can we reduce the size of a image, while editing?

Use img tags with a custom width attribute. In the example you linked to, I've edited it to do just that. Check the revision history to see what I've done. <img src="http://i.stack.imgur.com/1vIgO....
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My iOS syncing headaches is a “White Elephant.” Can anything be done to reframe the question?

Questions shouldn't be deleted just because they haven't received an answer. Despite everything, an answer may still be found in the future and deleting the question doesn't help anyone as the ...
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Can, and if yes, should posts be bumped?

You should never bump. Community (the Stack Exchange bot) automatically and randomly (fairly) bumps older unanswered questions (questions with zero answers or questions with no answers with a score >1)...
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Why have there been a lot of old questions showing up on the front page on April 2nd?

We got hit by a massive flood of spam posts. The automated spam detector and the moderators are working on removing them, but they still bump up every question to the front page. To see new questions ...
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Is it just me or is there a sudden uptick in Clash of Clans questions with tons of “me too” answers?

This kind of thing is very common on Ask Different when a change occurs with something within the scope of the site. It begins with a reasonable question on the subject, and thanks to SE's very high ...
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How to find my answers where another answer has been accepted?

Mass deletion of posts is something that will generally get you suspended. That being said, the SEDE (Stack Exchange Data Explorer) is the place to go if you want assistance in crafting such a query ...
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How can we reduce the size of a image, while editing?

Late Note: This was broken for several months, but is now working again. I Like grg's method, & in fact use it myself quite a lot for quick edits to posts. There is another method, slightly more ...
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Strange email about Ask Different from Stack Overflow

There's two things here: If you look at the transport logs (and not the "from") you can see in fact the email is from Stack Overflow The email itself matches what others receive On both fronts I can ...
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Why are there reputation badges on meta?

Because - believe it or not - you still earn reputation on Meta; it is just not shown and the main site's reputation is shown instead. Each upvote on an answer counts as +10 towards these badges, and ...
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Similar Group like "Android Enthusiasts" for Objective-C in Stack Overflow

Welcome to the site! I'll try to answer your questions. OK, you have a little misunderstanding about the nature of Stack Exchange sites. Stack Overflow was the first and original site, and then ...
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How does (or will) the Jobs tab on the Ask Different site work?

That was my fault. I removed an if check that was very important. It has been reverted.
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Why can’t I make a comment on posts after signing up?

You'll need to earn reputation by having your questions, answers and edits up voted. (Like I just did gratuitously to your question.) You get: +5 when your questions are up voted. +10 when your ...
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Why has my reputation score suddenly gone up?

See https://stackoverflow.blog/2019/11/13/were-rewarding-the-question-askers: We’re changing the reputation earned from getting a question upvote to ten points, making it equal to the reputation ...
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Why can't I flag a question to go to another Stack Exchange site?

Ask Different doesn't seem to migrate many questions anywhere very often; in the last 90 days, 7 questions were migrated to SO and 1 to SU (and 6 to the child meta). Migration paths are only ...
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Bounty expired without good answers, so did some digging and found the correct answer. Now what?

You do not have to award the bounty to anyone. You cannot award the bounty to yourself. The point of the bounty is to "buy" exposure and attention for the question. That's what you paid for; that's ...
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Is it just me or is there a sudden uptick in Clash of Clans questions with tons of “me too” answers?

I've cleaned up most of them now. If you run into more, just flag them as usual. As for the reason, I can only guess. Maybe there was a change of rules on CoC server side which triggered some changes ...
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Can I ask this question on Meta?

No certainly don't ask that here as meta is for discussing the site. Asking why you might or might not ask something on main is exactly the point here. For opinion and discussion on the main site - ...
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Was a user who posted a comment as answer assisted in commenting by a moderator?

Yes, moderators can change an answer into a comment and attach it to the question (or any other answer) within the same question thread. Usually we use this exactly in the situation you mention (low ...
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Why was this question downvoted?

It's a perfectly fine question in my opinion. It's definitely on-topic and you've covered all the points necessary for a question, even including screenshots to help understand what you're explaining. ...
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How often are the vote statistics updated in my profile

The total votes cast count shown on your profile's activity page takes a good few minutes to update with votes cast. The votes tab on the activity page is updated almost instantly upon voting as this ...
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What is the star I see under the question down arrow?

The star indicates things that are called favourites ("or favorites") in the documentation and interface. The help guide explains how to search within your favorites: https://apple.stackexchange....
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Why can’t I make a comment on posts after signing up?

You seem to be mixing up comments and answers. If you look at the comment everywhere privilege page: Comments are temporary "Post-It" notes left on a question or answer. They can be up-voted (but ...
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First suggested edit ban but still unable to suggest edits more than 24 hours later

As you've mentioned in the question, the automated suggested edit bans are just that: automatic. I don't know the specific details of why the system chooses a specific amount of time, but this was ...
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Who starred my chat messages?

This is not possible; not even ♦ moderators can see this. (We can remove stars if a message is no longer important, or somebody is blatantly abusing stars; room owners can also do this.) To see ...
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Community♦ decisions - sometimes remarkably rapid

In the case of closing duplicates, Community acts on behalf of the author of the question. When a question receives a vote to close as duplicate, the author of the question is prompted that it is ...
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Why doesn't formatting work in comments (for me)?

You're doing nothing wrong; comments only support a very specific subset of Markdown formatting and this is by design. Which commands are supported is revealed when you click the 'help' link when ...
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Direct email question from an AskDifferent user

Stack Exchange does not provide your email address to users, either directly or through a redirection. SE can email you on the email address you provided based on inbox nofications which can include ...
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Who are the moderators for Ask Different?

All users can (after they've reached a certain reputation level) participate in moderation activities on Ask Different. This is also reflected in the phrase "Ask Different is moderated by you.&...
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