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Arduino SE and cross-posts: How to do community moderation?

I flagged a cross-post for moderator attention and the flag was declined with "flags should only be used to make moderators aware of content that requires their intervention". What would be ...
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2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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Suspicious upvotes

User dannyf gets every day since October upvotes on three to five old answers. That makes around 2400 points in two months. I flagged the last upvoted answer but the flag was declined maybe because my ...
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Trivial questions must be off-topic

The Meta sites associated with Stack Exchange sites are full of discussions about on-topic/off-topic and what is a question worth to answer and stay. Arduino SE is a technical SE site and a large part ...
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11 downvotes in a few weeks - what am I doing wrong?

My question is very related to: 6 downvotes in 6 days - what am I doing wrong? However, I have 11 downvotes in about two weeks. The answer given (I upvoted them), but seem not to be related to my ...
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Arduino IDE boards master list

I'm compiling a "master list" of board packages for the Arduino IDE. At the moment I have: Adafruit https://adafruit.github.io/arduino-board-index/package_adafruit_index.json BBC Microbit ...
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Can I post this question in the main site?

We are a small team working on a free open source Arduino playground. We would like to collect feedback from Arduino enthusiasts as well as beginners to make our project more useful. hence, we are ...
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Changes to the Arduino moderation team

It is with great sadness that we have to say goodbye to VE7JRO in the moderator team. We thank him for the sterling work he has done during his tenure as moderator and wish him all the best. As a ...
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Is there a generic way to add default Arduino syntax highlighting to every post in the whole Arduino Stack Exchange?

You can do this (preferred): <!-- language-all: lang-arduino --> or this: <!-- language-all: lang-cpp --> to the top of every question or answer to set syntax highlighting for that ...
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How to avoid having my posts flagged as spam or self-promotion?

How do I make references to my own products (eg. circuit boards) or libraries, without having my post flagged as spam or self-promotion?
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A little survey (for those that can be bothered to read Meta)

A simple one really: What is the most important thing you look for when choosing an Arduino-compatible development board? Do you even look for anything specific, or do you just automatically plump ...
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2019: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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Can we change the close/reopen vote threshold from 5 to 3?

This SO Meta 'question' announces lowering of the close/reopen vote threshold from 5 to 3 on Stack Overflow. The answer to a question in a comment if it applies to other SE sites is this link, but it ...
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An straight answer or just guidance?

"This is not a free code service." "Do your own research/coding!" "Have you ever tried googling this?" This are the response users might get for some questions, I'm a user of this sub for some time ...
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Programming questions moving to StackOverflow

There are many programming questions in Arduino (there is even a tag for it). However, some are not related to Arduino, like What happens if I pass a temporary reference and store it as a class ...
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Old questions appear in “active” question list

I sometimes get questions in my "active" question list that obviously aren't active. From what I can see with my reputation level those questions haven't been edited, answered nor are there any new ...
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Toxic moderation harms the community

Building community and fixing toxic communities have been a theme this past year on the network. I thought I would share my recent experience regarding this. I've been around SO since the beta, so I ...
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Why there's so many down votes in question list?

I know people questions are not clear, demanding etc etc... It's the first question for most of them and they might even don't know how to use the stackexchange and just seeking help! i think ...
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2019 Community Moderator Election Results

Arduino's second moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied and the new moderator is: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly—please thank them for volunteering,...
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Are questions about all AVR microcontrollers considered to be on-topic on Arduino SE?

I have seen questions about ATtiny microcontrollers on the site without anyone objecting. I was wondering where the line between what's on or off topic here is. As I understand it is possible to ...
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How should questions be handled, if the source of the problem is only a typo in the OP's source code?

How would you prefer to handle a Question, if the source of the problem is only a typo in the OP's source code? has been made a question on the current Moderator Election's Questionnaire. I could not ...
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2019 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
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2019 Community Moderator Election

The 2019 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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2019 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

Arduino is scheduled for an election next week, May 13. In connection with that, we will be holding a Q&A with the candidates. This will be an opportunity for members of the community to pose ...
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Formatting and indenting (but not fixing) code in question

With respect to this question, Need help with wire connections and code, I feel sorry for the OP, as their code's indentation seems to get worse at each edit iteration. There are obvious code errors ...
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Flagging: “Not an Answer”, “Very Low Quality” or something else?

I've had a couple of flags declined which has made me wonder if I fully understand the use of particular flags on Arduino:SE, so I'm going to post this as a question here in the hope of getting some ...
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Is it allowed to ask a question if you've already have an solution/answer?

Is it allowed to ask a question if you've already have an solution/answer? This could be done to get alternative options/solutions for algorithms. But on the other hand may distract from people who ...
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6 downvotes in 6 days - what am I doing wrong?

I've recently joined Arduino.SE but am a 7K+ reputation member of both SO and U&L. Every community has its different mores, and I'm guessing that I've not yet grokked this one's. My reputation ...
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Community Promotion ad on Raspberry Pi SE

Greetings which I hope make it past the remove greetings bot ;) Yes, this is much the same post as the one I just put up at IoT.SE Meta, almost. I added the Arduino.SE community promotion ad used ...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2019 [duplicate]

2019 is here! And with the new year, as usual, comes a new iteration of Community Promotion Ads! Let’s refresh these for the coming year :) What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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Arduino at the movies

I was watching a rather cheesy disaster movie this evening (a terrible film - Collision Earth - very formulaic, I could write the script blindfold) and spotted an Arduino (well, some red Arduino Uno ...
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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, in ...
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2018 Winter Bash Leaderboard

For all those interested in the Winter Bash hats, there is a leaderboard for hats earned on just the Arduino Stack Exchange website. https://winterbash2018.stackexchange.com/leaderboard/arduino....
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63k rep user answered, then downvoted, then closed question

I don't post much here because I stopped fooling around with Arduino about the time this SE was getting off the ground, so I posted my first question today. And a user with lots of rep answered it, ...
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Trouble with posting code correctly

Why is it that the code I have posted appears jumbled up but looks normal when inserted between brackets?
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Is a question involving TinkerCAD (real-time Arduino circuit simulator) off-topic?

TinkerCAD's forum is very limited on how to ask questions (with only pictures). And it looks like questions are replied to weeks later (i.e., low traffic). I have a pretty simple question about ...
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Lack of Arduino StackExchange logo?

This is more than likely an obvious question but I would still like to confirm my suspicion or perhaps I'm completely wrong and there could be something I'm ignorant about the processes behind ...
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What does “bumped to the homepage” mean?

I frequently see this, on older questions. Where do they end up? If I add anything to them, is the OP likely to see it? EDIT - okay, so it ends up at the top page in that 'forum' area, looking like ...
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Declined spam flag

I raised a spam flag on an answer, that doesn't answer the question, but it's tying to sell a product. I now realized that the product in question is mentioned in another answer and the author of the ...
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How “on hold” works?

This question have been put on hold (the question itself is not relevant here). What is the mechanism behind the on-hold lock? As I understand, any user with the "protect questions" privilege can ...
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How to write a good answer for Arduino Stack Exchange

How to write a good answer Some new users on Stack Exchange may find the system of flagging, voting and commenting a bit difficult to follow, or frustrating, even. This post is intended as a guide ...
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How to ask a good question for Arduino Stack Exchange

How do I ask a good question about the Arduino? We’d love to help you. To improve your chances of getting an answer, here are some tips: Search and research Have you thoroughly searched for an ...
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Attention: some of your recent flags have been declined - please review them before flagging this post!

Sometimes, when flagging an answer, this message appears: Attention: some of your recent flags have been declined - please review them before flagging this post! What I am supposed to do? I ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2018 [duplicate]

This site graduated last year, and so as we're rounding out to the end of our first month of the new year, we'll be starting Community Promotion Ads for this site! What are Community Promotion Ads? ...
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Are “thank you” or similar notes allowed in questions and answers?

Are "thank you" or similar notes allowed in questions and answers? I believe that they are frowned upon on some other engineering (stackexchange) forums.
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Why is it posts are often never fully answered, even when you're trying your best to answer people's questions in the comments?

I mean, it seems like the people who you expect will see you through until you find the answer seem to simply abandon your issue altogether. My recent post on the Arduino site isn't making any ...
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How to deal with dead question?

What we do with dead still-open questions? By dead I mean that the OP had not return to Arduino SE for over a year (and probably will never come back), and therefore the question will be never closed,...
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What to do with low quality posts?

Yesterday I review several years old question with zero answers, voting to close them, which started a debate with perl1234 and gre_gor. I voted with this explanation: I'm voting to close this ...
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What to do with “company secrets”?

After answering a post today, OP said to me: Actually, my real code is not as short as it looks in this demo code. I am not allowed to post the real code for some privacy reasons of the company ...
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2017 Community Moderator Election Results

Arduino's first moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the 3 new moderators are: They'll be replacing the existing crew shortly — please thank them for ...