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How to deal with dead question?

What we do with dead still-open questions? By dead I mean that the OP had not return to Arduino SE for over a year (and probably will never come back), and therefore the question will be never closed,...
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What to do with low quality posts?

Yesterday I review several years old question with zero answers, voting to close them, which started a debate with perl1234 and gre_gor. I voted with this explanation: I'm voting to close this ...
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What to do with “company secrets”?

After answering a post today, OP said to me: Actually, my real code is not as short as it looks in this demo code. I am not allowed to post the real code for some privacy reasons of the company ...
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Editor keeps making unwanted modifications to my answer

I'm not really sure where to ask for moderator help. @ChrisStratton is engaging in an edit war on my answer to Are clone-specific questions on topic for this site? because he doesn't like my (and, ...
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2017 Community Moderator Election Results

Arduino's first moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the 3 new moderators are: They'll be replacing the existing crew shortly — please thank them for ...
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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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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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2017 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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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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How to contribute information (we need a FAQ or wiki)

By accident I found this excelent post by Edgar Bonet, How can I handle the millis() rollover?. That is not exactly a question, rather a tutorial in a question/answer format (his words). This ...
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3 Total posts awaiting review

In my status bar on Arduino stackexchange (not meta) I see in the top bar a square, brown with 3 in it and hovering shows: 3 total posts awaiting review. However, if I look in the review list, all ...
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When to upvote an answer

What must be the rule for upvoting an answer? Must I upvoted every good answer or only the best one in a question? Must I upvoted a minimal correct answer even if trivial answer? I'm thinking about ...
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2017 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

Arduino Stack Exchange is scheduled for an election next week, August 14th.In connection with that, we will be holding a Q&A with the candidates. This will be an opportunity for members of the ...
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Lots of views in one day

I noticed that this question (Burning Arduinos one after another) got almost 4K views in one day. That seems odd since the average on arduino.se seems to be about 25 (guestimate). Is this view count ...
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Does Arduino support embedded YouTube videos?

Over on Meta Stack Exchange, I am attempting to compile a complete list of Stack Exchange sites which support YouTube embedding. Searching on Arduino Meta, I was unable to find any discussion of ...
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Arduino.SE graduation: will users lose privileges?

Arduino.SE is graduating. Woohoo! When a site graduates the reputation required to earn certain privileges eventually rises. My question is: will users lose privileges earned under beta rep ...
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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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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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As we get more advanced in our use of Arduinos in ever more complex ways, it would be good if the Arduino SE supported Tex [duplicate]

One user was kind enough to send me the list of SE sites that support MathJax (LaTex), and I see Arduino is not among them. This means that when I learn something relevant on EE SE and want to use ...
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Voting to close a question, within a question, does not count towards your review total

Today I realized that if I am in a question and I vote to close it, for whatever reason (and I am not the first person to vote to close the question), it doesn't count towards my review count. That ...
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Missing Favicon on Firefox

Not sure if this is the best place to ask, but The Arduino icon no longer appears on https://arduino.stackexchange.com/ although it is on this Meta. I am using Firefox on macOS, and this probably ...
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Encouraging Better Questions: Adding Specific Points to “How to Ask” Box

Our current "How to ask" box reads: How To Ask Is your question about Arduino? We prefer questions that can be answered, not just discussed. Provide details. Share your research. If your ...
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Does a (legitimate) desire to graduate from beta lead to be (excessively) tolerant of poor questions and/or answers?

I'm new (approx 2 months) to the SE community and right now I'm active only in two of its sites: Arduino beta and Electrical Engineering (EE). But I'm already amazed by how opposed the cultures of ...
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Am I allowed to ask a question about explaining what some lines of a code does?

so I have recently started working with Arduino boards and C++, I was doing this project and with luck (meaning I tried random lines of code) I got what I wanted. However, I don't want to learn this ...
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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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Does Arduino beta have a community ad?

I realize beta sites don't have ads on the site, but I'd like to put one for the site on rotation at https://raspberrypi.stackexchange.com/ (they are being renewed for the year now). If not and ...
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Voting to close new users' questions without comment

This question, How to compile the bootloader mega 2560 to 57600 speed?, by a new user, has four close votes, but no comments. Yes, it is a terrible question, as it stands, and yes, if it was from a ...
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Rejected edit results in loss of constructive code modification

I rejected this suggested edit from an anonymous user, as it clearly conflicted with the original post. The odd thing was though, the edit actually seemed to be rather constructive, as it modified the ...
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Be wary of accepting edits that are comments of third parties

There are still the usual new users, who, as they are unable to leave a comment, try to suggest an edit to the OP's question, in order to get their point on to the page... I recently rejected this ...
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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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Electorate badge description

The Electorate gold badge description says 'Vote on 600 questions and 25% or more of total votes are on questions' The word questions is duplicate and it is unclear. Let we change this text!
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Should Arduino SE get a documentation section?

Arduino, along with a couple of other subjects, are quite precise. I mean, all programming questions mostly consern the Arduino IDE and I find that the Arduino.cc's tutorial section rubish. After ...
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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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Pin 13 - Frozen

Our beloved chatroom: "Pin 13" is frozen (due to inactivity). Can we re-open the chatroom? Theoretically, we could start a new chatroom, but that wouldn't be a very neat solution (it can be hard to ...
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What if a comment solve the question?

Good days all! I am new to this forum, and I am trying lo learn how the "rules" here. After reading several post, such as this, this, and this, I can assume (correct me if I'm wrong) that you ...
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What do you do with ignoramuses?

What are you supposed to do with the ignoramuses that ask a patently idiotic question and then refuse point blank to believe any of the answers because they have formed their own (completely erroneous)...
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How should I respond to questions that only provide code snippets?

I've been seeing this trend where people, who post questions that are related to problems with their code, just post the part of their code that they think is "pertinent" for the public. How should I ...
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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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What is the standard practice for when the OP edits the question to include the solution?

What is the standard practice for when the OP edits the question to include the solution? For example: error while loading libtinfo.so.5 - SOLVED DB:NO RESP Using inet.httpPOST on loop() SOLVED - ...
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How can I find a closed question?

Nightky Sin just posted a duplicate of his original question. I think I remember him asking the same question 2 hours after his first question. That question was most likely closed. So my question ...
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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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What is the process for deleting/merging duplicate tags?

What is the general procedure for deleting or merging tags that are duplicates/synonyms of other tags? As I understand, unused tags will get deleted automatically after a period of time. Where tags ...
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Are online Arduino simulators on topic?

For example, could I ask a question here about how to use Arduino features in http://circuits.io?
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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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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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Can the timeout on editing comments please be increased?

There's a 5 minute rule about editing comments. It should be more like 30. Some of us are slow thinkers, need to consult references, need time to review and edit our work, .... Buzzzzzzzzzzz your ...
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Is an ESP8266 running Arduino code question allowed?

More and more questions seem to be asking about ESP8266 programed via the Arduino IDE and running "Arduino" code, and quite a few about ESP8266 and NodeMCU. 1. Is it OK to ask about ESP8266 programed ...
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Old questions, marked as recently modified, but no new content

This one, for instance: ESP8266 Returns 'invalid' - Cause 4 Right now, Aug 7, 2016, 8:31am EST, the Top Questions page says this question was modified 7 hours ago. But the newest time stamp ...
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Dealing with Answers that should be comments

I realise it's a deficiency in the SE system, but a new user (from memory) can't post comments to questions or answers, unless it's their own. A lot of users throughout SE as a whole do this, post an ...
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The spam! The spam!

I understand that the spam this site receives daily is currently handled by users flagging it and that works and it's great. But I can't help but feel that there should be some automated way of ...

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