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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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Vote Early, Vote Often!

This is an observation based on mine and others' experiences across Stack Exchange. We should vote positively as often as possible! Also, we should encourage others to do the same! Every Stack ...
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Please welcome your new pro tem mods!

As I mentioned in the Jan 2016 beta progress report, one of your moderators asked me about stepping down a little while ago because things were getting busier in his life outside of Arduino SE. ...
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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 answer ...
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The rift is healed!

At last Arduino is back together again. https://blog.arduino.cc/2016/10/01/two-arduinos-become-one-2/ The rift has been healed. Massimo and Federico even hugged on stage (awww ;) ) We can now hope ...
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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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Please welcome your new moderators!

First off, thanks to everyone who participated at the Provisional Community Moderator Nominations meta post. I may eventually be contacting additional users to fill more moderator slots, but I wanted ...
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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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Can we have a "no longer reproducible" close reason?

Stack Overflow has this as one of their custom close reasons: This question was caused by a problem that can no longer be reproduced or a simple typographical error. While similar questions may be ...
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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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Should we make a canonical "How to send data using serial?" question?

I have noticed that there are a lot of questions that are like "How can I make my Arduino send data to my R program?" "How can I make my Arduino send data to my C++ program?" "How can I make my ...
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Project Showcase '14 Winners!

Thanks to everyone for submitting a project to our first Arduino Day Project Showcase. With 14 submissions we think it was a success! Here are the winners: Energy saver for the absent minded PC user -...
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Vale Robert Patterson (Crossroads)

It is with sadness that I inform everyone that Robert Patterson (known here, and on the Arduino Forum, as Crossroads) died on 17 November 2021 after a short illness. His obituary is here. Bob was a ...
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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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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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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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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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How can we encourage new users to narrow down their problem? Could we improve the help center to fix this problem?

We've been getting a lot of questions recently when users dump hundreds, or even thousands (yes, this has happened) of lines of code into their question without even narrowing it down. This is simply ...
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10th Anniversary of Arduino SE!

In February Arduino SE turned 10 years old. Congratulations on asking, answering, voting, and building this community for a whole decade! Whenever a Stack Exchange site turns 10 we like to celebrate ...
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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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Somewhat helpful but still spammy user - Not sure what to do about it

This user just awakened an ancient thread on EE.SE simply to promote his own article. He tried to make it look like it was not his article - obvious spam, nothing to see, please move along. Now, I ...
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Is a question "is this possible" too broad?

I've seen a few questions like this one which seem so broad as to be meaningless. My requirement is to read data from ibeacons near me using Arduino. Is it possible? Well, most things are possible, ...
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Q&A Series Ideas

We had a discussion in the Pin 13 chat room after this question was posted about starting a Q&A series. This question is asking a very broad question that can't (and shouldn't) be covered in one ...
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Why are my flags being declined?

A couple of days I flagged a question because it was an almost exact duplicate of another - and my "vote to close" was not accepted because the "other" so-called duplicate had not received an up-vote....
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2022: 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 preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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No more project showcases?

I saw that there was a Project Showcase '14 but I could not find other project showcases. I also could not find reasons why it should not be repeated every year. I really liked the projects from that ...
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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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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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Should "Arduino Mega 2560" be considered a revision of the Mega board?

We have the tag mega. I am almost positive that the OP for the only question so far is referring to the 2560 version of the board. Should we rename it as arduino-mega-2560, leave it because most ...
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Please delay your close vote on salvagable new questions

We, moderators of Arduino SE, noted that recently not suitable questions are closed really fast. While for many questions this is rightful, for some salvageable questions this happens before OP can ...
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2023: a year in moderation

It’s that time of the year again! As we wave goodbye to last year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here might be ...
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Middle Sidebar Advertising

As you all know, advertising is an important source of revenue for Stack Overflow and it helps us support all the sites across the Stack Exchange Network and the resources that go into maintaining and ...
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2021: 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 preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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2021 Community Moderator Election

The 2021 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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2021 Moderator Election Q&A – Question Collection

The purpose of this thread was to collect questions for the questionnaire. The questionnaire is now live, and you may find it here. Arduino Stack Exchange is scheduled for an election next week, 2021-...
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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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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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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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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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Does anyone know anybody on the Arduino Blog?

We've already looked at Who are the notable bloggers in the Arduino community, and how can we get them involved?. One blog not mentioned was the Arduino Blog itself, which is a big influence in the ...
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Current questions counts based on close state, answered and score and about Roomba

Based on the quality of some of the new question we see every day, some users think we collect trash here on Arduino SE. But we don't collect it all really. Stack Exchange system has a cleaning ...
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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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