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Dealing with repetitive spam
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2 votes

There is actually already an automated way to identify/remove spam when it hits our site. It's a bot called Smoke Detector that currently has an accuracy threshold of 99.75%. So, most spam is dealt ...

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Network Router UI Simulators
2 votes

Here are some more: Belkin device simulators (http://ui.belkin.com) DD-WRT demo (https://router-firmware-test.gamma.nu/DD-WRT/index-2.html) DrayTek device live demos (https://www.draytek.com/products/...

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Why did I just get a large drop in reputation on this question?
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2 votes

I have looked into this for you and it seems this is the result of someone reversing their upvote. See image below: So, because this was an unupvote as opposed to an actual downvote, it doesn't ...

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A sincere apology to our community from ex user310476
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14 votes

In short, yes we can (move forward). It takes maturity and humility to own up to your mistakes and apologise, and I am sure that most users who were impacted by your earlier behaviour will be willing ...

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How is "extended discussion" defined
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3 votes

Thanks for raising this here, as it's always good to try and hash these things out. Since you're referring to the fact the comments to this answer were moved to chat, and since I'm the moderator ...

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Do my eyes deceive me? Lots of people lost a lot of reputation today
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Ok, here's mine - from 4th down to 1,120th! I don't live for rep, but admit I was looking forward to breaking the 50K barrier. Guess I'll have to wait a bit longer for that now. :( Oh well, ...

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Redacting post to hide device serial number
7 votes

Thanks for raising this. I've also noticed the same thing, but don't find it to be a concern. You've asked a few questions, so I'll provide my brief views below: Should other users/moderatos ...

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Questions not linked to account and can't accept answer
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4 votes

I’ve had a quick look and it seems you’ve effectively (though unintentionally) created two accounts on Ask Different. I suspect when you first visited the site to ask your first question you created ...

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How did I vote?
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4 votes

This functionality already exists. You can check how you have voted, but obviously not how others have voted. To check your votes: Click on your profile image (on a desktop browser it’s towards the ...

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Strange email about Ask Different from Stack Overflow
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8 votes

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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Does this post's status suffer from wrong close reason and is indicative of robo reviewing?
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I've had a look at your original question (including the full timeline) and thought I'd share my thoughts even though I wasn't one of the close voters. Is it on topic? I recall reading your question ...

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Is replying to a promotional question with a promotional answer breaking the promotional rule?
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3 votes

Good question! And thanks for seeking feedback here as it helps other users too. This can be a tricky issue because it's often subjective (and therefore users are influenced by their personal ...

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What exactly is a recommendation question on Ask Different?
4 votes

This is a good question and one that will be hard to definitively answer, although we could try to define, over time, what is and isn't covered by this particular close reason. One type of question ...

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Why does Ask Different receive so much spam posts?
1 votes

It's not just Ask Different, but a number of Stack Exchange sites (e.g. Stack Overflow, Super User, etc) do seem to get more than their fair share. Sometimes sites seem to be targeted, while at other ...

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Are questions about Apple history on-topic or not?
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4 votes

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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Discourage "suggest to Apple" or "report to Apple" answers
4 votes

To be honest I'm not sure what problem we'd really be trying to solve here? It's also not clear on what basis you assume: Apple isn't, shall we say, super interested in addressing reports from users ...

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Question about Ask Different account merging
2 votes

In general the “my account” section of the help has the procedures to register, merge and delete accounts. https://apple.stackexchange.com/help If you can register your current account with the ...

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Why were these too chatty flags declined on some +1 comments?
6 votes

I'm the 'culprit', so to speak, for declining the three comments you're asking about. In summary: The Huge "THANKS!". :) comment should have been deleted (I think that was a case of me hitting the ...

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2017 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire
10 votes

How would you deal with a user who produced a steady stream of valuable answers, but tends to generate a large number of arguments/flags from comments? My first point of call would be to touch ...

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2017 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection
1 votes

As a user of this site, what would you say is the number one issue we face moving forward? And, do you have any thoughts on how we tackle that issue?

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2017 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection
1 votes

Since being a moderator requires you to commit a significant amount of your time, as well as having to perform a number of mundane activities, I am wondering why you've nominated for this role? What ...

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2017 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection
1 votes

In addition to moderation activities (e.g. dealing with flagged posts, deleting spam, etc), what other role do you see that moderators can play to improve the overall success of our community?

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How can I improve this question about Siri?
4 votes

I've had a look at the question and, to be honest, don't see any major problems with it. Obviously there's no way to know what the users who downvoted you were thinking, but I had a look and see ...

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Proposal: WWDC Keynote Live Chat Event
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No -- we should not hold a WWDC live event chat via Ask Different Chat

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Proposal: WWDC Keynote Live Chat Event
16 votes

Yes -- we should hold a WWDC live event chat via Ask Different Chat

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Poll: Ask Different Blog
3 votes

Poll -- Yes, we should have an external blog for the site, and I can contribute Yes, we should have a blog and I would be happy to contribute. Note: If you're upvoting this, please add a comment so we ...

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Poll: Ask Different Blog
5 votes

Poll -- No, we should not have a blog for the site No, we should not have a blog.

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Poll: Ask Different Blog
4 votes

Poll -- Yes, we should have an external blog for the site, but I can't contribute Yes, we should have a blog but I can't contribute.

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Proposal to change the 'Ask Different' site description on the Stack Exchange list of sites
14 votes

Proposal 3 -- Q&A for enthusiasts and power users of Apple hardware and software Edit the description on the list of sites so that it now reads Q&A for enthusiasts and power users of Apple ...

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Proposal to change the 'Ask Different' site description on the Stack Exchange list of sites
6 votes

Proposal 2 -- Q&A for users of Apple hardware and software Edit the description on the list of sites so that the word 'power' is removed and it now reads Q&A for users of Apple hardware and ...

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