Nathan Greenstein
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Requesting re-open votes for a question
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After looking at this again I think it could be opened. I don't completely remember my reasoning for closing it initially, but my guess is that I was worried that it would become a maintenance issue ...

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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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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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How do we want to handle MobileMe questions? (In general)
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I agree with Daniel's thoughts, but I think we should consider actually closing (not deleting) the out-of-date questions once new ones have been asked to replace them. That would preserve the content ...

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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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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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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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Why haven't some of my shares been recorded?
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Some things to note: As mentioned, links must be in the correct format (ending with your user ID, 6730). You must have 10 unique links. Posting a link to the same post multiple times can only count ...

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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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Sharing links, question about which syntax is valid
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Those two links will do the same thing. The part that tracks who shared the link is your user ID at the end of the link (3117 for you). The ?stw=1 at the end is so that Stack Exchange can track which ...

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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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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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Chat Room Name/Subtext not set for Ask Different Chat
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Warning: I'm not good at naming things. What came to mind for a name is AppleTalk. I'm not convinced that this is a great option, since it's pretty obscure. That said, it may be better than nothing (...

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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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Refining policy on hardware recommendations
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I think that some hardware recommendations can be on-topic, but that we should be careful to avoid becoming a site for hardware reviews. Like with apps, hardware recommendations should have specific ...

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Which area is my question right for?
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Hardware recommendations are off topic here. It looks to me like your question is pretty much a hardware recommendation, so it would not be on topic here. If you have a question about a specific ...

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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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Suggestion - Possibly Sitewide - Inbox Feed?
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Currently, this feature isn't available. It's been asked for before, actually. The solution, according to answers to the above post, is that you would have to convert the JSON to RSS yourself. Not ...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Answers that are the same, and newer one gets up-voted?
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4 votes

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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Community Promotion Ads - 1H 2011
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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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