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### Searching for proper SE site or others forum for the < finding Arduino alternative for IRIG2 cable > question

I am trying to split my work to some small parts and ask some question about them o the Internet, for example I have tried to find some Arduino project for playing YouTube music on clubhouse form PC ...
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### I lost 100 reputation points

I was quite busy for a few months and did not have any chance to check Arduino Stack Exchange and when I open today I have lost near about 120 points I don't know why and there is a message Serial ...
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### Arduino SE reviewers, new close reason proposal needs your opinion

Before adding a new close reason, it must be consulted with the community. The new close reason would be "Not reproducible or was caused by a typo". It was already discussed 6 years ago but ...
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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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Today my answer was converted into a comment I do not know the reason why our moderator has changed my answer to the comment. The link to my answer is here. I still do not understand why it was ...
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### I lost 10 reputation today. Our newest moderator, Juraj lost 510, Majenko lost 170. Who was the "deleted" user who was responsible?

When a "sock puppet account" up-votes other users, they should at least have the common courtesy to ask the "up-voted user" whether or not they want the reputation, before they ...
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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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### 2021 Community Moderator Election Results

Moderator election #3 on Arduino has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the new moderator is: They will be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank them for volunteering and ...
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### 3-vote close - how's it going?

UPDATE: While the testing period has ended, this change has been well-received by the community so we have opted to not reset the votes needed to close/reopen to 5 while we look at data. Please let me ...
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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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### 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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### I have messed up my question what should I do now?

I have asked question recently in Arduino Stack exchange but I forgot to specify the problem clearly. I thought it is a problem with the Arduino's serial.read(). Seems like the question belongs to ...
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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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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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### Edits not being approved/rejected for quite some time

I haven't been able to edit questions for a few weeks because "[I] have too many pending edits. Further edits cannot be submitted until prior edits have been approved". Has nobody been ...
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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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### CircuitLab Broken?

I mean, it's slow at inserting a schematic at the best of times - but for me the schematic editor just won't work today. It just sits there spinning its wheels when you try to insert the schematic ...
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### Is there an easy way to enter formulas in questions?

I know math is not everybody's favorite, but sometimes you just don't get away without when designing a circuit for Arduino. MathJax is enabled on EE.SE; can we have that here too? There are not ...
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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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### 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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### 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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### Is syntax highlighting broken?

I usually use fenced code blocks in order to get code syntax-highlighted, as in c++ some C++ source  This used to work for quite some time. However, since a couple of days or so, it looks like ...
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### Pin 13 chat room is frozen

A moderator can unfreeze it? (and the question wizard requires some more text)
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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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### 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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### Moderator abuses, a case study. Why to introduce the "power of recall" on SE network

Final note: The meta.meta.se new question has been deleted again while in the works by user animuson. Enough. Your question was closed because you're rambling on about a process that already ...
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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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### What tags have syntax highlighting enabled?

As per How do we get syntax highlighting?, only the programming tag has the feature enabled. But I'm seeing that the tag arduino-uno also is highlighting the code, for example this question. Are ...
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### Any answer to a question automatically upvotes said question - FEATURE-REQUEST

I find it contradictory to the concept of upvoting that someone finds a question worthy of an answer, yet unworthy of an upvote. I get the impression that it is a bit egotistical to not even care ...
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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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### Close reason: shopping questions

Can we get the commonly used close reason of "shopping questions not allowed" added? I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because questions seeking recommendations for specific products ...
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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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### 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 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 ...