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Can we configure arduino.stackexchange.com to only allow down voting after a comment is entered?

I often see posts/questions down voted with no comments entered. Sometimes it is obvious to most why the question needs more work. But it may not be to the original poster. That is what prompts me to ...
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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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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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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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Who is downvoting each and every question?

Four years ago I asked this: Why there's so many down votes in question list? The problem is still there and clearly the "downvote so they understand their question is terrible" guide is not ...
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Should Arduino SE participate in the '1-rep voting' test?

Stack Exchange plans to test '1-rep voting': Reputation required to cast upvotes is changing from 15 to 1 Reputation required to cast downvotes is changing from 125 to 1 The 1 reputation cost to ...
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Borderline off topic questions / alternative forum recommendation

Often we see a question which is not really handled on Arduino Stack Exchange because, for example, a solution may involve some electronics in addition to Arduino know how or, in some other way, is ...
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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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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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What can we do with questions 'bumped' by Community bot?

The home page of Arduino SE and the Active tab of the Questions page have old questions modified by the Community bot. The bot periodically bumps some old questions to our attention. How can we ...
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How a question related to modules connected to Arduino and programmed with ArduinoIDE to achieve a technical spec can be offtopic?

I'm doing an Arduino based project but I'm struggling to achieve a long range with RF communication, searching ended up to many questions related to long range communication with a problem analogous ...
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Is dark mode coming for Arduino SE?

Stack Overflow has a setting in the preferences for Light/Dark mode for quite some time now. I would like to also have a dark mode in Arduino SE. I don't know how such things are handled in the Stack ...
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New site design launched

As you can see, the new site design just went live! At this point, we are done with major revisions to the design (although you can still report CSS/styling bugs by starting a new post and tagging it ...
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Site design and logo — Draft

Update - revisions posted at the bottom I'm Paul, a designer here at Stack Overflow and the designer working on the upcoming Arduino site theme for you. I reviewed your responses to my first post - ...
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Custom Arduino Community design and logo - Information gathering

Congratulations, Arduino community! We’re going to be creating a custom site design for you that we hope will represent your subject and we want you all to really love it. You’ve been waiting almost 5 ...
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Pinned post in the Arduino forum?

I've been browsing the Arduino forums for years. I have no idea why I find it so fun, but after all this time, I see the same frikin problem over and over with posts! People never include schematics/...
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Are questions about widgets used with an Arduino on-topic?

This topic has been discussed previously but not seemingly clearly resolved. (ref. Are questions that are only related to Arduino by the parts used on topic?). Recently (early 2022) some community ...
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Congratulation to Majenko for reaching 100k reputation points

Congratulation to Majenko to be the first Arduino SE member reaching 100k reputation points. These points were collected on his 3,819 answers in 7 years and 5 months.
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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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Comments deleted on a closed question

I noticed that some of my comments on a question of mine were deleted. These comments were answering (now also deleted) comments by someone who asked me about why I thought that the question is on-...
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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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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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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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My Answer was Merged with the comments

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Suspicious upvotes

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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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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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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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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What is the procedure for reopening a deleted post?

This question specifically refers to a deleted post https://arduino.stackexchange.com/questions/77037/receive-flysky-fs-i6x-radio-signals-directly-from-arduino-using-nrf24-lo1-radio New information ...
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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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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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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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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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