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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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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 ...
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Some of the “unanswered” questions don't really deserve that title

I've been browsing the unanswered questions, partly because Area 15 says: 71% answered: Needs Work – 90% answered is a healthy beta, 80% answered needs some work. However I've found some "...
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What is a canonical question, exactly?

I've been reading some posts about canonical questions, and am still not sure what they are. Examples: Can we get some canonical questions going? Should we make a canonical “How to send data using ...
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Where to announce/discuss stuff?

I've just received an email from the microsoft insider program, where they spotlight windows 10 IoT support for Arduino We’re also excited to announce our partnership with Arduino, making Windows ...
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How to attract highly skilled / knowledgeable users to Arduino.SE (instead of EE.SE or SO)

Before I started to tinker with Arduino some months ago, I was already a heavy-user of StackOverflow (I am a professional programmer) and at times EE (home-made electronics now and then has been a ...
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How can we make it even more clear that this is a site for Arduino?

Today I first bumped into a question about the Intel Edison, and just now one about the Raspberry Pi. Apparently the word "Arduino" doesn't make it clear that this is about, erm, Arduino. How can we ...
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Questions with no concrete answer?

Let's say I want to create a robot to follow a line, but make this as fast as possible. Can I actually ask a question like: "How can I make a line following robot as fast as possible". I would say ...
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Let's get critical: Feb 2015 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Arduino Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google, what ...
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Where we are, how we can improve: what do *you* think about the quality of Arduino SE?

Averaging over 4K visits a day and a bit under 10 questions per day, we are getting great traffic. However, now is a good time to talk about the quality of our site. Even if we had 100K visits a day, ...
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Can we get some canonical questions going?

For those who don't know what a canonical question is, view this blog post. Anyway, can we brainstorm some ideas for ones? I feel like they could be a great addition to our community. This question ...
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Should we not allow questions asking for tutorials?

I am starting to wonder if we should close questions that are asking for tutorials. These questions often lead to either link only answers or an extremely long answer. Should we close these questions?...
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Should we have an IOT or internet-of-things tag?

That's pretty much the question. Would it be useful to have an internet-of-things tag?
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Can we modify the highlighted questions color?

I found pretty difficult to distinguish between an highlighted and a non-highlighted question on the Arduino site. Is it just me?
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Let's get some free advertising for our site!

For those of you who are avid Stack Exchange users you'll know that most graduated sites have a place for free community advertising for stuff like open source software, other SE sites, and other ...
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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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Let's get critical: Aug 2014 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Arduino Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google, what ...
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What to do with my question which contained a wrong premise, as shown later?

I have asked a question: What happens to the sketch / memory when Arduino is powered off? In one comment a likely solution was found (DS18B20 returns 85 deg C after power up), which mostly turns the ...
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Questionable question: book recommendation

I just came across this question: Can anyone tell me the best books for studying UAV? It's kind of hard to get full guide from the internet. I just wanna buy a book for UAV guide. I gotta make ...
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Redesigning Help Docs/Tour - Part Two: Full Site Scope Definition

This post is on behalf of all of the mods. This is designed to be a sequel to this post: Let's customize our tour section! To be a successful Stack Exchange site, we not only have to ask good ...
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Can we nukify the “programming”/“sketch” tag(s)?

Okay, here's the problem: programming is really vague. I'd think it would be much more beneficial to use either c++/c/etc. Additionally, do you think we should keep the sketch tag, as it seems to be ...
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What is the status of Arduino.SE Public Beta

Now we've been in Beta for 90 days. If we take a look at the latest metrics, we are still far from SE expectations on almost all aspects. So what's next? Is the Beta going to be extended (how is ...
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When should we close electronics questions?

One question that has paticuarly caught my eye is Using multiple laptop battery packs to power everything. It seems more like about batteries than Arduino. The OP doesn't even mention if he's using an ...
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Tons of new arduino questions in SO

If you search for arduino in SO, you'll see there are tons of new questions in there. Should we flag them to be moved to Arduino SE?
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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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Are questions that are only related to Arduino by the parts used on topic?

Mainly referring to this question: Which voltage regulator should I use? [on hold] Currently it's put on hold (by me) and has 3 re-open votes from the community so it's obviously worth a discussion ...
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Expiring 3rd party content

Check this question: How to compile code for the Arduino Due? Now look closely at the referenced pastebin documents: http://pastebin.com/EK9bmc1Q expires in 6 days http://pastebin.com/2GCXP0L1 ...
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Do something about [optimisation] tag?

I just noticed the optimisation tag, and two possible problems with it. "Optimization" is far more common than "optimisation" in both American English and British English, so it should probably be ...
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When does a question ask for too much information/too specific, making it useful to a limited number of users?

This Arduino SE community has a more laid back scope than most sites. We have a fair number of shopping questions, which aren't allowed on most other sites. However, that doesn't mean that we shouldn'...
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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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Do we want a blog?

Many Stack Exchange communities maintain site-specific blogs like Sci-Fi Information Security DIY These are intended for topics that are part of the domain but don't fit well in a Q&A format. I ...
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Project Showcase '14: Detailed Information

To celebrate 10 years of Arduino, we are proud to start the first event ever on Arduino Stack Exchange. The Project Showcase '14 is finally here! In case you missed it, see the earlier post. We ...
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Would a Tag for Arduino IDE version be helpful?

I've only been playing with the Arduino for a relatively short time, and until recently, it's been very sporadic. I asked a question recently which got the response to try out the latest Arduino 1.5.x ...
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Are there any guidelines/limitations for someone that promotes the company he works in?

I noticed today this reply which seemed like a biicode promotion, and after checking the user profile I saw another answer referring to the same company. A look in the profile details of the user ...
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Let's customize our tour section!

The Arduino Stack Exchange Tour Page There are a few fields that we can update and change in that page. Here are the things we can change: 1.) Arduino Stack Exchange is a question and answer site ...
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Find us on social networks

Social networks are a great way to get the word out about our site, and hopefully attract some more interest. To that end, I've setup a Facebook page for us here: http://www.facebook.com/arduino.se ...
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Project Showcase '14 is coming to Arduino Stack Exchange! (Updated 3/19/14) [duplicate]

Its been a month since launch and we have had a fair bit of Q&A. We have solved a fair number of problems, and now, its time to see where that has gotten you and us! To celebrate 10 years of ...
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Should moderators be censors?

Yesterday I have seen one of my posts deleted by one moderator with one comment to justify deletion. I don't deny the justification for deletion (my post was little more than a link to a very good ...
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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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Are “code review” style questions allowed?

The beta Code Review stack exchange is doing rather well, with a lot of visitors and questions. It's an in-demand service: http://codereview.stackexchange.com Are "code review" style questions ...
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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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What are some interesting feeds for the chat room?

Chat rooms allow setting up RSS feeds which show up in the room as chat messages or in a ticker (overlay). I think setting up feeds from interesting sources would help towards generating interest in ...
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Tracking Area 51 site stats. How are we doing?

Area 51 provides a snapshot of site stats averaged over a two week period. How are our stats changing and progressing over time? Moderators have aggregated analytics available to them via the mod ...
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How relevant is Arduino SE?

I know this may seem as a troll, while the beta is going on and the community is building up, but I'm sincerely wondering how relevant is a site such as Arduino SE (same question applies to the ...
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Blog / Project of the month?

It might be a bit early for things like this, but (since there are so many interesting and surprising things being done with Arduino) how about some kind of rolling community interaction and ...
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Can we get a way to accent Yún?

The Arduino Yún board, has an accent in it's name. Unless you're using a modified/Spanish/Italian keyboard, it's hard to add the accent. It obviously isn't a huge deal, but I thought it might be ...
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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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What should we do with the Arduino.cc promotion link?

A while ago, when i proposed this site, i put up a link on the Arduino playground to the Area 51 proposal of Arduino: Now that we're public, should i change it to link to he actual site? Should i ...
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What should we do for Arduino Day 2014?

From the official Arduino site: Arduino Day is a worldwide celebration of Arduino’s first 10 years. It's 24 hours full of events – both official and independent, anywhere around the world – where ...
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Who are the notable bloggers in the Arduino community, and how can we get them involved?

We have established a repository having some excellent questions. Its now time to get the word out about Arduino. There are many people in the online world who manage very active and productive blogs. ...