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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". Now, ...
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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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Is “Have you Googled it?” an appropriate response?

I have seen many comments and answers by members here to the effect of "have you tried Googling it". Sometimes it is meant genuinely, but sometimes I get a condescending or snarky vibe from it. Is ...
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Questions with good answers but none accepted

Many times questions get answered and answered well, but for whatever reason (lack of intelligence, age, language, understanding of how the site works, etc), an answer never gets accepted as the ...
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Please welcome your new pro tem mods!

As I mentioned in the Jan 2016 beta progress report, one of your moderators asked me about stepping down a little while ago because things were getting busier in his life outside of Arduino SE. ...
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Stepping down as provisional moderator

Hi everyone, You may have noticed that I've not been active on the site for quite some time now. Life has kept me very busy, between getting married, moving house, looking for a new job, and moving ...
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Lots of abandoned (and/or unanswered) questions

Would it be possible to delete questions that have no reply from the OP at least a few months or user is inactive and there are no good and useful answers. There are quite a lot of questions that ...
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Can I ask about “Blynk” in Arduino?

Can I ask questions related to Blynk in Arduino? Blynk is an App that allows comunication between A Phone,Tablet and etc. with Arduinos and etc. Using USB or Internet (Ethernet Shield, Wifi Module ...
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Beta progress update (January 2016)

It's been a few months since your previous beta progress update, so I want to check in again. I'll start with the good news: you're continuing to do well on the primary metric for graduation, new ...
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Are we in our own special time zone?

I thought SE measured time in UTC, but I just got notified that I had earned the "A New Hope" hat whose criteria are described as "ask, answer, or vote on December 18th" – as I write this UTC is 15:48 ...
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Do we want hats (WinterBash 2015)?

Winter Bash (2014 (promotion page), 2013 (blog post)) is a fun Stack Exchange tradition to celebrate the holidays. Simply put, it's allows users to get "hats" that you can put on your avatar and that ...
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buying arduino products

This post on Suggest me some good seller for Arduino UNO HAS to be a troll. Asked by a new user, responded by three people, all very low reputation. What's the best "flag" to set? I was going to ...
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How do/did you detect plagiarism?

I was browsing a question thrown up by Mr. Community when I noticed that one of the replies had been deleted by a moderator for plagiarism. I'm impressed that it was noticed, but how was that done? ...
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How come we are being asked to review 8-month old posts?

I saw the review queue blow out by about 20 extra items today. As I worked through the "new user's answer to an old question" I noticed that the posts themselves were quite old, for example: Notice ...
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A questionable rejected edit

Now I'm not one to quibble over minor matters (I'm quite a laissez faire type of chap), but I recently made an edit to a question, which I was surprised to see rejected, especially when I saw the ...
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User always tries to promote their product

If you see all the post from this user Visual Micro. A great deal of his/her answers lead the user to a single product. Is this allowed by SE policy and should be flagged?
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Why are my flags being declined?

A couple of days I flagged a question because it was an almost exact duplicate of another - and my "vote to close" was not accepted because the "other" so-called duplicate had not received an up-vote....
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Processing, signal-processing and text-processing tags

Could we rename Processing (the language) tag to Processing-lang, and merge signal- and text-processing tags to data-processing tag.
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Automatic replace in questions

Would it be possible to set automatic replace for some certain words in questions? For example: "Arduino" is a name and should start with a capitalized letter, there are no exceptions to that. " , "...
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Can we have a “OP does not respond to queries” close reason?

Example question: Unexpected Timer Conflicts (Uno) Marked as unanswered. However a reply (later converted to a comment) asking for more information has been completely ignored. How can this ever be ...
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Beta progress update (August 2015)

I'm Pops, one of the Community Managers at Stack Exchange. We on the SE team announced some changes to graduation a few months ago that applied across the network. Those of you who follow such things ...
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What would you think about broadening the topic to include Raspberry Pi, Robotics and Embedded Systems in general?

I recently participated in the Embedded Systems private beta. It will be closing down next Friday, because there was not enough activity. In the meta post on the closing of the site, Andrew, a ...
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I answer a question, and then the OP deletes the question. Grrr

I saw a question about an hour ago, it looked reasonable. It was about passing an array of values to a function. I answered it, it took 10 or 15 minutes, including making up some example code. Half ...
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Can we have a “no longer reproducible” close reason?

Stack Overflow has this as one of their custom close reasons: This question was caused by a problem that can no longer be reproduced or a simple typographical error. While similar questions may be ...
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Is a question “is this possible” too broad?

I've seen a few questions like this one which seem so broad as to be meaningless. My requirement is to read data from ibeacons near me using Arduino. Is it possible? Well, most things are ...
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Some of the “unanswered” questions don't really deserve that title

I've been browsing the unanswered questions, partly because Area 15 says: 71% answered: Needs Work – 90% answered is a healthy beta, 80% answered needs some work. However I've found some "...
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What is a canonical question, exactly?

I've been reading some posts about canonical questions, and am still not sure what they are. Examples: Can we get some canonical questions going? Should we make a canonical “How to send data using ...
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Where to announce/discuss stuff?

I've just received an email from the microsoft insider program, where they spotlight windows 10 IoT support for Arduino We’re also excited to announce our partnership with Arduino, making Windows ...
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How to attract highly skilled / knowledgeable users to Arduino.SE (instead of EE.SE or SO)

Before I started to tinker with Arduino some months ago, I was already a heavy-user of StackOverflow (I am a professional programmer) and at times EE (home-made electronics now and then has been a ...
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How can we make it even more clear that this is a site for Arduino?

Today I first bumped into a question about the Intel Edison, and just now one about the Raspberry Pi. Apparently the word "Arduino" doesn't make it clear that this is about, erm, Arduino. How can we ...
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Questions with no concrete answer?

Let's say I want to create a robot to follow a line, but make this as fast as possible. Can I actually ask a question like: "How can I make a line following robot as fast as possible". I would say ...
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Featured Questions

There is no section saying 'Featured Questions' in the 'Unanswered Questions Tab'. How do I find those questions that have active bounties on them?
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Let's get critical: Feb 2015 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Arduino Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google, what ...
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Where we are, how we can improve: what do *you* think about the quality of Arduino SE?

Averaging over 4K visits a day and a bit under 10 questions per day, we are getting great traffic. However, now is a good time to talk about the quality of our site. Even if we had 100K visits a day, ...
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Can we get some canonical questions going?

For those who don't know what a canonical question is, view this blog post. Anyway, can we brainstorm some ideas for ones? I feel like they could be a great addition to our community. This question ...
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Should we not allow questions asking for tutorials?

I am starting to wonder if we should close questions that are asking for tutorials. These questions often lead to either link only answers or an extremely long answer. Should we close these questions?...
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Should we have an IOT or internet-of-things tag?

That's pretty much the question. Would it be useful to have an internet-of-things tag?
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Can we modify the highlighted questions color?

I found pretty difficult to distinguish between an highlighted and a non-highlighted question on the Arduino site. Is it just me?
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Let's get some free advertising for our site!

For those of you who are avid Stack Exchange users you'll know that most graduated sites have a place for free community advertising for stuff like open source software, other SE sites, and other ...
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Should we make a canonical “How to send data using serial?” question?

I have noticed that there are a lot of questions that are like "How can I make my Arduino send data to my R program?" "How can I make my Arduino send data to my C++ program?" "How can I make my ...
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We need a way to create symbols in the Arduino meta [duplicate]

I posted a question to the EE stack Exchange on how to put a horizontal bar above a character. The answer I got was to use MathJax, which I had never heard of. The markup in that post works ...
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Let's get critical: Aug 2014 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Arduino Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google, what ...
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What to do with my question which contained a wrong premise, as shown later?

I have asked a question: What happens to the sketch / memory when Arduino is powered off? In one comment a likely solution was found (DS18B20 returns 85 deg C after power up), which mostly turns the ...
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Can you use Circuit lab in the Arduino forum [duplicate]

The Electronics Stack Exchange has a built-in button to a free version of Circuit lab. It's not a bad little tool for creating simple circuit diagrams. I don't see a way to do that in the Arduino ...
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Questionable question: book recommendation

I just came across this question: Can anyone tell me the best books for studying UAV? It's kind of hard to get full guide from the internet. I just wanna buy a book for UAV guide. I gotta make ...
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Redesigning Help Docs/Tour - Part Two: Full Site Scope Definition

This post is on behalf of all of the mods. This is designed to be a sequel to this post: Let's customize our tour section! To be a successful Stack Exchange site, we not only have to ask good ...
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Can we nukify the “programming”/“sketch” tag(s)?

Okay, here's the problem: programming is really vague. I'd think it would be much more beneficial to use either c++/c/etc. Additionally, do you think we should keep the sketch tag, as it seems to be ...

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