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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, ...
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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

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 ...
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Call to action! We need more moderator nominations!

The nomination phase of our moderator elections ended on Monday 21st. August 2017 at 20:00 UTC. Note that Stack Exchange has a rule that there must be at least one more candidate than positions ...
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2017 Community Moderator Election

The 2017 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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2017 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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Are we a little stingy about upvoting questions?

I felt like questions with accepted answers were upvoted less often here than on other SE sites, so I decided to have a look at the Data Explorer: select count(distinct Id) from Posts where Score >...
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How to contribute information (we need a FAQ or wiki)

By accident I found this excelent post by Edgar Bonet, How can I handle the millis() rollover?. That is not exactly a question, rather a tutorial in a question/answer format (his words). This ...
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When to upvote an answer

What must be the rule for upvoting an answer? Must I upvoted every good answer or only the best one in a question? Must I upvoted a minimal correct answer even if trivial answer? I'm thinking about ...
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2017 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

Arduino Stack Exchange is scheduled for an election next week, August 14th.In connection with that, we will be holding a Q&A with the candidates. This will be an opportunity for members of the ...
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Lots of views in one day

I noticed that this question (Burning Arduinos one after another) got almost 4K views in one day. That seems odd since the average on arduino.se seems to be about 25 (guestimate). Is this view count ...
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Arduino.SE graduation: will users lose privileges?

Arduino.SE is graduating. Woohoo! When a site graduates the reputation required to earn certain privileges eventually rises. My question is: will users lose privileges earned under beta rep ...
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Congratulations, Arduino SE is graduating!

It's been a long road (over 1200 days, and that's just counting this most recent attempt at building an Arduino community), but I have good news: Arduino Stack Exchange is graduating! ...
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Pah! Don't you just hate these fly-by-night mavericks?

INTEL DISCONTINUES JOULE, GALILEO, AND EDISON PRODUCT LINES Reposted from Hackaday Sometimes the end of a product’s production run is surrounded by publicity, a mix of a party atmosphere ...
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Voting to close a question, within a question, does not count towards your review total

Today I realized that if I am in a question and I vote to close it, for whatever reason (and I am not the first person to vote to close the question), it doesn't count towards my review count. That ...
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Does a (legitimate) desire to graduate from beta lead to be (excessively) tolerant of poor questions and/or answers?

I'm new (approx 2 months) to the SE community and right now I'm active only in two of its sites: Arduino beta and Electrical Engineering (EE). But I'm already amazed by how opposed the cultures of ...
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Am I allowed to ask a question about explaining what some lines of a code does?

so I have recently started working with Arduino boards and C++, I was doing this project and with luck (meaning I tried random lines of code) I got what I wanted. However, I don't want to learn this ...
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Please don't flag as “Very Low Quality” answers you just don't agree with

The "Very Low Quality" flag has a rather specific meaning, shown when you bring up the flags menu: This question has severe formatting or content problems. This question is unlikely to be ...
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Voting to close new users' questions without comment

This question, How to compile the bootloader mega 2560 to 57600 speed?, by a new user, has four close votes, but no comments. Yes, it is a terrible question, as it stands, and yes, if it was from a ...
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Rejected edit results in loss of constructive code modification

I rejected this suggested edit from an anonymous user, as it clearly conflicted with the original post. The odd thing was though, the edit actually seemed to be rather constructive, as it modified the ...
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Be wary of accepting edits that are comments of third parties

There are still the usual new users, who, as they are unable to leave a comment, try to suggest an edit to the OP's question, in order to get their point on to the page... I recently rejected this ...
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Documentation for Arduino SE

Here is a question that is already asked with a similar intension. But i am trying to be more specific. Let me explain how my question is different. Even-though they are towards the same goal, the ...
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Electorate badge description

The Electorate gold badge description says 'Vote on 600 questions and 25% or more of total votes are on questions' The word questions is duplicate and it is unclear. Let we change this text!
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Should Arduino SE get a documentation section?

Arduino, along with a couple of other subjects, are quite precise. I mean, all programming questions mostly consern the Arduino IDE and I find that the Arduino.cc's tutorial section rubish. After ...
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Pin 13 - Frozen

Our beloved chatroom: "Pin 13" is frozen (due to inactivity). Can we re-open the chatroom? Theoretically, we could start a new chatroom, but that wouldn't be a very neat solution (it can be hard to ...
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What if a comment solve the question?

Good days all! I am new to this forum, and I am trying lo learn how the "rules" here. After reading several post, such as this, this, and this, I can assume (correct me if I'm wrong) that you ...
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What do you do with ignoramuses?

What are you supposed to do with the ignoramuses that ask a patently idiotic question and then refuse point blank to believe any of the answers because they have formed their own (completely erroneous)...
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How should I respond to questions that only provide code snippets?

I've been seeing this trend where people, who post questions that are related to problems with their code, just post the part of their code that they think is "pertinent" for the public. How should I ...
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CircuitLab circuit icon for drawing schematic diagrams

When was the CircuitLab feature (and its icon) added to arduino.stackexchange? Note, there's an obscurely-titled question, “How do I describe or draw my circuit in such a way that everybody ...
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What is the standard practice for when the OP edits the question to include the solution?

What is the standard practice for when the OP edits the question to include the solution? For example: error while loading libtinfo.so.5 - SOLVED DB:NO RESP Using inet.httpPOST on loop() SOLVED - ...
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Flagging answers as “not an answer”

We seem to be getting quite a few answers flagged as "not an answer". Whilst some certainly were not answers, others seem to be flagged simply because they didn't fully answer the question, or were a ...
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What is the process for deleting/merging duplicate tags?

What is the general procedure for deleting or merging tags that are duplicates/synonyms of other tags? As I understand, unused tags will get deleted automatically after a period of time. Where tags ...
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Are online Arduino simulators on topic?

For example, could I ask a question here about how to use Arduino features in http://circuits.io?