@GrahamPerrin though the official name of this site is "Ask Different", it is also sometimes referred to as "Apple.SE" or the Apple Stack Exchange site. This is because that was the name of the site until the public launch earlier this year, and also because most Stack Exchange sites are don't get a different name upon launch and are referred to as <subject> Stack Exchange
"Apple.SE" and "Apple Stack Exchange" aren't wrong per se, but they're not as correct as "Ask Different", especially when referred to outside the network
The new "mobile" template, among other things, replaces the site logo with the name of the site in text. However, the Stack Exchange engine still thinks that this site is called "Apple", which results in users visiting Ask Different on their iPhones being served a page that looks nothing like Ask...
I understand that nothing should be migrated needlessly. To someone (not me) who's new to the caboodle, what do people think is the best way of steering to one or the other to ask or answer a question?
there is some overlap between the scope of Ask Different and Super User. Mainly, Ask Different is for Apple and Super User is for computers, which means question about Macs fall under the scope of both sites.
so for example, people that are trying to move Mac questions from Super User to Ask Different
the moderators are understandably concerned about that happening
but apart from that, the fact that there is some overlap doesn't mean anything
feel free to promote one or the other or both sites
but if you're going to be promoting in an Apple context, like your post on the Apple discussion board, then it would make more sense to promote Ask Different as there's other Apple stuff that we allow (iOS, etc) that Super User does not
+1 to that concern, especially if I begin linking to (say) a particular answer under a question. I assume that the permalink to that particular question would not redirect to the answer after the move …
… or when (exceptionally) a question moves, do the answers not move?
OK, something else. There's probably a meta question somewhere about this but I'm not sure how to seek the question. Is there on someone's development calendar, a way for the related items presented by Ask Different to show some related items from another vertical (say, Super User)?
yeah, I doubt that Apple would allow for something on their site they don't completely control
well I'm getting tired, but if you have any further questions you can just post them here and I'm sure someone will be able to answer them eventually (it may not be immediate, there's not always people in this room)
For anyone, a basic question about this 'Ask Different Chat'. Is this chat area: (a) focused on, or oriented to, the Stack Exchange aspects of Ask Different; or (b) more broadly a place for any reputable user of Ask Different to chat about questions that are (or might be) within the Ask Different area?
@Nathan re caution, (linked from the answer) identi.ca/conversation/76905136#notice-79505996 the gist of it is, digging deep enough reveals the likeliest explanation (from Apple) for me happily hosing my FileVault 2 installation through **re**installation from a hacked USB flash drive
I tested just one thing, with that hunch. Suspect that promoters of the hack have not tested in a wide range of environments … make sense?
@Nathan a hint re: bootable DVD, for VirtualBox purposes it's now possible to use .dmg files for boot purposes. But here I found that …
:-) early days of Lion, I guess that the majority of people have used their home-produced media only for installation, or for reinstallation without FileVault 2. FileVault 2 just one example of where, for reinstallation, Recovery HD must be not external. Maybe other examples will arise, I haven't had (probably will not have) time to test.
/me thinks out loud … somewhere in the VirtualBox area I shared a hint that might help some users to get started with a Snow Leopard Server VM … let's see if I can find it, maybe a clue to kickstarting a Lion guest … also consider setting the guest to something other than a Mac for a while; it almost certainly will not work whilst in that state but the change back to Mac might trick something … some of these memories are vague (sorry)
I think that's a necessary component to making it popular
which is fine
although when this dies down I want to go back through the threads and post anything that was mentioned on SE if it wasn't already
It's surprising how many sites insist I need Flash to view their videos, yet they work just fine in Safari once I pretend it's an iPad. Why not just serve up HTML5 video to all Safari visitors? The once-ubiquity of Flash is long over - OS X doesn't even ship with it anymore, and Windows (IIRC) never has.
@KyleCronin I'll search there (and Super User). I aimed that particular question at Apple Exchange because someone might suggest that it can be done with Activity Monitor or something else not programmer-oriented