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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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When should we use the C++ tag?

I've noticed that a new user (who admittedly has lot of rep on other SE sites) has been re-tagging some programming questions to include the c++ tag. These are the questions so far: Last element of ...
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Should we have events in Pin 13?

Hi everybody! I'm the owner of the chatroom Pin 13 (formerly Arduino). It was automatically assigned to me after my record of high activity on the chat room. Anyway, there is a option to add new ...
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When to close a question or to give it a chance?

I was reading this question (Arduino as USB HID) and was surprised that it already had two votes to close as being off-topic only after a few minutes of being asked. I started discussing with @...
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Are questions about serial communication using third party software on-topic?

The serial interface provided by Arduino can be utilized by many software packages that feature serial communication libraries. Are questions on setting up the serial connection, from such software ...
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What should the chat room be called?

To make the chat room interesting both for visitors of Arduino.SE as well as other users within the Stack Exchange network, I think the chat room should be renamed. The (new) name should be something ...
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How to handle bad language?

I've noticed a couple of instances of minor profanity on the site, mainly in comments. It's not been directed at anyone, nor has it been particularly vulgar. However, it's definitely into territory ...
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Support for UDOO & Integrated Arduino Boards

Should we support tags of specific boards like the UDOO & Raspberry Pi? While a Raspberry Pi is different from an Arduino, the UDOO essentially is an Arduino Due and LInux Quad-core computer ...
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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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Why aren't we in public beta yet?

I thought the private beta was only supposed to last 7 days. We have been in for 9 days at the time of writing, and we are still in private beta. What are the condidions needed to reach public beta?
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Are questions asking for libraries on-topic?

We have questions such as this one on the site right now. My gut feeling (coming from Stack Overflow) is that such questions are off-topic. However, I feel as if these questions aren't really broad (...
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What should the design of our site be? [closed]

Part of the [7 Essential Meta Questions of Every Beta(http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2010/07/the-7-essential-meta-questions-of-every-beta/)] We have our site here, and we should start thinking about ...
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Should we ban “how to hack XYZ” from our site?

I can picture questions like this popping up everywhere: How do I hack a treadmill? How do I hack my alarm clock? How do I hack my garage door opener? Some of those things aren't really meant to be ...
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Should we add some content on our site that is widely known to get more users on our site?

(Obviously, we shouldn't be focusing solely on getting users in a private beta, but I want to add some content to the site and the current content is limited. Let me give an example. Can I do a "Q &...
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What should our “policy” be for questions that wouldn't survive on EE but aren't exactly fit for this site?

I recently posted When should I use a transistor, mosfet, and when should I use a relay? to see how the community would react. (Only 3 views so far so not really a big reaction yet, as you can see.) ...
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Tag by board or by chip?

The issue of using board names as tags has already come up in meta, but I was wondering about chip numbers? E.g. the ATmega328 at the heart of the Uno. There is technically a definite distinction ...
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Who will be the Moderator? What attributes should they have?

As you guys know, the Moderators are usually chosen at the end of the Private beta period. Seeing that we have minimum 5 days left, I think it is the perfect time to outline what we would like to see ...
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How do we get syntax highlighting?

I was adding some code to a question, and noticed that I couldn't get syntax highlighting to work. I added a language hint as is used on Stack Overflow, but it had no effect. I appreciate that most ...
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How can we guarantee high quality in the questions and answers on our site?

One important aspect of every Stack Exchange site is guaranteeing that the questions and answers are high quality? How should we address quality in our site?
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Are questions about IDEs other than the official IDE on-topic?

IDE's such as Eclipse, Emacs and Vim can be used with extensions to program the board. Are questions about installing IDEs being used to program the board on-topic? Are questions about using IDEs ...
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When should an Arduino programming question be moved to Stack Overflow?

Programming is obviously a major part of using an Arduino, and a considerable amount of it is very domain specific (e.g. using particular libraries, or working with particular hardware). However, I ...
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Which tags need to be cleaned up?

The initial days of beta can be a little awkward for tags. This post is meant to be a community-wiki style list of tags that need to be cleaned up for cases where users (like me) don't have sufficient ...
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Is it OK to ask questions about “Arduino compatible” micros (not clones)?

There are many Arduino compatible micros and derivatives. I'm thinking specifically here of the Spark Core. It's not a clone, but uses the Arduino Sketch language and is wi-fi IoT oriented. Are ...
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What is the elevator pitch for Arduino.SE?

From The 7 Essential Meta Questions of Every Beta Imagine you’ve just gotten on an elevator with a friendly stranger. You have precisely one floor to describe your community to them. What would ...
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When should questions be considered shopping recommendations?

I just found this question: Is there a color LCD display for an arduino? Should it be considered a shopping recommendation?
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Are clone-specific questions on topic for this site?

There are a lot of different Arduino clones of varying quality on the market. Obviously they are mostly equivalent to the standard ones, so hopefully the majority of questions should be widely ...
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How should board revisions be handled?

The boards undergo significant changes across revisions. Is there a need to create separate tags for the different revisions or should we just specify the revision in the question without having ...
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Why is Arduino.SE different? [EE.SE redux]

I realize this has been discussed in the Area 51 proposal and in the old site before it died, but I think that it would be a good idea to set this straight on Meta for the future's sake, so we have a ...
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Using board names as tags

Given that the site's focus area is Arduino, creating tags such arduino-uno does not seem to me, as ideal. I think that just the board name without Arduino prefixed to it is sufficient, as the Arduino ...
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What went wrong the last time, and how can we avoid the same mistakes?

This was the the closing announcement from the previous incarnation of Arduino: The future of Arduino on Stack Exchange After a week and a half in private beta, Arduino Stack Exchange has ...