2) There is one project called "2015-16 Teaching.scriv", which I have been editing on my iPad, on my MacBook Air and on my MacBook Pro. I am not sure, but I think that, at least on my MBP, I opened that project from the Cubby, not from the symlink in Dropbox.
3) To date I have had no problems with conflicts, merely being very careful to check that any device is fully sync'ed before opening the project or closing the device down ... the same precautions that I have been adhering to for the past few years. Also, I have never had Scrivener running on my Macs while I've been editing on the iPad, and I swipe-close Scrivener on the iPad before opening any of the projects on one of my Macs.
4) My collaborator on that project tells me she has opened it to have a look—she uses Scrivener for Windows—and said she found all the work I had done since she had last looked at it … roughly 15 short paragraphs of translation to which I added extensive notes and a revised translation with further notes.
I think, following your comments that it might be wisest to always open those projects on the Macs through the symlink rather than directly in their respective Cubbies. Also, I am waiting for my collaborator to have time to add comments or notes or make changes to the project to see what happens when I access it with Scrivener for iOS. I had hoped she would be able to do so during the Beta-testing period, but that wasn't to be.
As I said, I don't know what goes on under the hood, but it has been working for me up to now and allows me to leave my MBA at home and take my (non-WiFi) iPad to a coffee-shop and do some work.
@especiale, I don't know the difference between an 'alias' and a 'symlink', someone more geeky will have to explain, but you create a symlink by opening Terminal and typing
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ln -s ~/path to Scrivener project/project.scriv ~/Dropbox/linked folder on iOS/
so it might be something like
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ln -s ~/My Cubby/project-x.scriv ~/Dropbox/Apps/Scrivener/
but it's easiest to type the 'ln -s ' and enter the paths by simply finding the project and dragging and dropping it after the space, typing another space and dragging your designated Dropbox folder onto the line, then hitting 'Return'.