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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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Congratulations to Majenko on reaching 20k+ rep!

Our Arduino Stack Exchange site is humming along nicely, and it is appropriate here to congratulate Majenko for being the first to reach 20k rep. Well done.
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Ok guys, I'm new to this level of review, how does re-open work?

This question is very vague, and they've provided a little more info, but really not enough. I'd like to encourage the user to get in and provide more info. But if I click re-open, is my ONE re-open ...
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How to earn the Vox Populi badge,

The Vox Populi badge is described as :"Use the maximum 40 votes in a day". However I tried to get this one a couple of times now and I never got to more than 31 votes. Then I get the message "You have ...
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It's a shame that we can't "ping" users who have had their questions migrated - do they still get notifications?

I was going through the Close Votes queue, and after having spent a fair while trying to get my head around this question, Problems coding a 12 pin 7 segment display and grove temperature sensor with ...
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Extra tag that would be great if were included

I have recently posted about using a 2-Wire speaker with Arduino Esplora, however I couldn't tag it correctly because there was no arduino-esplora tag. The Esplora tag would be very useful in case ...
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Unable to see all the tags in the next tag badge

Maybe this is not the right place to ask this kind of question (sorry i this is the case). I'd like to know why in my Activity User Page, under the section Reputation, Next tag badge, if I click on ...
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Seeking help versus outsourcing labour for free

Sometimes users ask questions that basically shift the research and development work of a particular project or product into the hands of the community. This problem is somewhat related to not being ...
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Why does the migrate dialog only list Arduino Meta?

This question is probably due to my lack of understanding of the inner workings of the review queue code, and the procedures associated with it. This question also may not be SE Arduino specific, in ...
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How to fix this warning?

I have been getting this warning below: Some of my previous edits were rejected by a biased user (or a "nitpicker" / "grumpy s*d" as proclaimed) that I wish not to name. I have provided enough ...
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A rash of minor edits

This is not a question (really), but recently I have seen a rash of 10-20 suggested edits, more or less each day, over the past few weeks or so, where the only change was to remove the "Thanks&...
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Could some "Achievements" have negative impact?

I was looking at the achievements and I noticed that some might actually have a negative impact on the value of this SE website. Vox Populi/Civic Duty (Use the maximum 40 votes in a day/ Vote 300 or ...
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