Nathan Greenstein
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Can I ask this question related to Steve Jobs in the main site?
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Main Site: This question isn't really asking a question about Apple hardware and software, so it's inherently off-topic. What's more, it would have to be a Community Wiki since there is no one '...

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What is the general consensus here about "thanks" at the end of questions?
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Yes, signatures are discouraged and it's completely okay to remove them. Your edits will be accepted if you remove signatures. However, when you can, try to find some other things that you can edit ...

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"MacBook Pros" or "MacBooks Pro"?
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Here's how I would do it: "I have a MacBook Pro." "I have four MacBook Pros." "I have an iPod Touch." "I have eight iPod Touches." ..etc. I would use the natural plural if there are more than one. ...

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Can we get a banner in memory of Steve Jobs on Ask Different?
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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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Can we implement Youtube video embedding on Ask Different?
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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 ...

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I think system specifications should show as signature?
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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 ...

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Should I be changing titles from "How to...?" to "How can I/do I/should I....?"?
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If that's the only thing you're changing, no. It's an okay edit to be making, and I agree that it's more proper, but 'how to...' isn't bad enough to warrant a whole edit and bumping the question to ...

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Why is this site called "ask different"?
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Ask Different is a play on the Think Different ad campaign that Apple ran in the '90s. The Ask part just represents one of the site's core functions, asking. The goal is in no way to label Apple ...

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Help me come up with an ad to run on OS X/iOS tags on Stack Overflow for beta testing program
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I'm not a graphic designer; I'm one of those people who knows Photoshop but probably shouldn't be allowed to use it. Anyway, here goes: I'm open to any kind of ideas/suggestions you may have; just ...

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Community Promotion Ads - 1H 2011
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Community Promotion Ads - 1H 2011
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Know the user who increase your reputation or who gave you an up vote
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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 ...

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Deleted Comments
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Part of keeping quality high on the site is making sure that questions and answers are self contained and self explanatory. That's why we require links to be summarized or excerpted and why we allow ...

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Remove or update answers that are incorrect due to technological advances
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Moderators don't generally delete things because they are incorrect or out of date. This is one of the stock flag rejection messages: "Flags should not be used to indicate technical inaccuracies, or ...

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Reflection on the recent Site-Promotion
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Score thresholds and post quality I love that the metrics to qualify for the higher levels included votes received, votes cast, and shares. Encouraging people to participate across the board is great,...

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Planning the Ask Different Anniversary Extravaganza
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Lots of marathons and lots of prizes. We've already been kicking around the idea of an answerthon, à la Travel.stackexchange.com. The idea to integrate a push for voting and flagging, possibly before ...

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Why isn't askdifferent.com used?
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All of the non-trilogy sites use .SE domains. In a post on the SO blog, these reasons are listed (emphasis mine): There are a lot of benefits to being associated with the Stack Exchange network! ...

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Update: It's iPhone 4S week!
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Anyone can edit this! If you've got an idea, add it to the list. Broad Topic Ideas iOS 5 ios-5 OS X Lion lion next iDevice (after the actual product launch, of course), e.g. iPad 3 iCloud icloud ...

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Reputation Points & Bounty Payments
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I believe that there is a reason behind the current behavior. The reason, put simply, is to discourage abuse of the system. Imagine this scenario: Someone offers a bounty on a question. They lose ...

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Can we add iOS-like scrollbars to this site?
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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....

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Why has my flag weight turned to decimal points?
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This is normal. To quote a MSO post: Because flag weight above 500 does not increase in a linear fashion, decimal places are shown for precision purposes and to show you how your flag weight is ...

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Pre-release software that doesn't require an NDA
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Here's my view on this: The reason to disallow questions about prerelease software is not the NDA. It's not our job to enforce that. If users want to break their NDAs that's their choice. Rather, ...

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When should I use the tag for the OS version?
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Our version-specific OS tags use the 'big cat' name of the OS release. 10.4 -> tiger 10.5 -> leopard 10.6 -> snow-leopard 10.7 -> lion Use one of these when you have a question ...

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Questions for Apple services not related to Apple software
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Nope. It applies only to a small subset* of people (those using IE). Besides, that question is really better-suited for Apple's feedback forms. We can't fix their web forms! *A small subset in an ...

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Should OS version be included on OS specific questions?
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This is a modified version of my answer on I think system specifications should show as signature?. I've seen similar systems implemented on other sites (like the Apple Discussions). The current ...

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Proper display of menu paths
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I think we should stay away from the options involving special characters. They're harder to type and some older computers/browsers may have trouble displaying them. A standard involving special ...

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How should we handle questions about activity illegal outside the US?
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To me, this big issue here is section 1(1)c and 1(1)d: A person commits an offence if: - he offers or agrees to change, or interfere with the operation of, a unique device identifier, or - ...

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Update: It's iPhone 4S week!
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This sounds like a great idea! The model would fit perfectly for our site, especially given the wealth of apps and accessories that would make perfect prizes. I saw what happened on Andorid and was ...

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Answers that are the same, and newer one gets up-voted?
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Part of the problem is that it appears to the community that the answers were posted at the same time. Since times are displayed as "19 hours ago", it looks like your answer and the other one came ...

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What should we do with closed questions about pre-release/beta software after the software has been released?
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Short Version: I think that, given the high volume of questions that won't be worth reopening, we shouldn't try to reopen them. If someone really wants an answer to a Lion-specific question (and the ...

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