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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 possible, ...
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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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Wire tag vs. wires tag

Wire is useful. "Wires" as a tag is not. I've edited the question that has wires and removed it (admittedly its replacement, wiring, is almost as bad a choice) but I still can't attach wire to a ...
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What is the status of Arduino.SE Public Beta

Now we've been in Beta for 90 days. If we take a look at the latest metrics, we are still far from SE expectations on almost all aspects. So what's next? Is the Beta going to be extended (how is ...
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When should we close electronics questions?

One question that has paticuarly caught my eye is Using multiple laptop battery packs to power everything. It seems more like about batteries than Arduino. The OP doesn't even mention if he's using an ...
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Tons of new arduino questions in SO

If you search for arduino in SO, you'll see there are tons of new questions in there. Should we flag them to be moved to Arduino SE?
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How can we encourage new users to narrow down their problem? Could we improve the help center to fix this problem?

We've been getting a lot of questions recently when users dump hundreds, or even thousands (yes, this has happened) of lines of code into their question without even narrowing it down. This is simply ...
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Are questions that are only related to Arduino by the parts used on topic?

Mainly referring to this question: Which voltage regulator should I use? [on hold] Currently it's put on hold (by me) and has 3 re-open votes from the community so it's obviously worth a discussion ...
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Expiring 3rd party content

Check this question: How to compile code for the Arduino Due? Now look closely at the referenced pastebin documents: http://pastebin.com/EK9bmc1Q expires in 6 days http://pastebin.com/2GCXP0L1 ...
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Do something about [optimisation] tag?

I just noticed the optimisation tag, and two possible problems with it. "Optimization" is far more common than "optimisation" in both American English and British English, so it should probably be ...
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Why isn't our Twitter account tweeting?

So we have a Twitter account, @StackArduino. However, it hasn't tweeted, has no profile picture, and isn't linked to anywhere. Why is this, and can the account be "activated"?
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When does a question ask for too much information/too specific, making it useful to a limited number of users?

This Arduino SE community has a more laid back scope than most sites. We have a fair number of shopping questions, which aren't allowed on most other sites. However, that doesn't mean that we shouldn'...
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Project Showcase '14 Winners!

Thanks to everyone for submitting a project to our first Arduino Day Project Showcase. With 14 submissions we think it was a success! Here are the winners: Energy saver for the absent minded PC user -...
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Do we want a blog?

Many Stack Exchange communities maintain site-specific blogs like Sci-Fi Information Security DIY These are intended for topics that are part of the domain but don't fit well in a Q&A format. I ...
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Project Showcase '14: Detailed Information

To celebrate 10 years of Arduino, we are proud to start the first event ever on Arduino Stack Exchange. The Project Showcase '14 is finally here! In case you missed it, see the earlier post. We ...
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Would a Tag for Arduino IDE version be helpful?

I've only been playing with the Arduino for a relatively short time, and until recently, it's been very sporadic. I asked a question recently which got the response to try out the latest Arduino 1.5.x ...
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Are there any guidelines/limitations for someone that promotes the company he works in?

I noticed today this reply which seemed like a biicode promotion, and after checking the user profile I saw another answer referring to the same company. A look in the profile details of the user ...
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Let's customize our tour section!

The Arduino Stack Exchange Tour Page There are a few fields that we can update and change in that page. Here are the things we can change: 1.) Arduino Stack Exchange is a question and answer site ...
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Find us on social networks

Social networks are a great way to get the word out about our site, and hopefully attract some more interest. To that end, I've setup a Facebook page for us here: http://www.facebook.com/arduino.se ...
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Project Showcase '14 is coming to Arduino Stack Exchange! (Updated 3/19/14) [duplicate]

Its been a month since launch and we have had a fair bit of Q&A. We have solved a fair number of problems, and now, its time to see where that has gotten you and us! To celebrate 10 years of ...
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Should moderators be censors?

Yesterday I have seen one of my posts deleted by one moderator with one comment to justify deletion. I don't deny the justification for deletion (my post was little more than a link to a very good ...
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New favicon doesn't show up in many places

We got a new favicon almost two days ago that looks like an infinity symbol. Unfortunately, this isn't showing up in a lot of places, including the dropdown: chat (including the icon on the tab): ...
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Vote Early, Vote Often!

This is an observation based on mine and others' experiences across Stack Exchange. We should vote positively as often as possible! Also, we should encourage others to do the same! Every Stack ...
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Are "code review" style questions allowed?

The beta Code Review stack exchange is doing rather well, with a lot of visitors and questions. It's an in-demand service: http://codereview.stackexchange.com Are "code review" style questions ...
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Does anyone know anybody on the Arduino Blog?

We've already looked at Who are the notable bloggers in the Arduino community, and how can we get them involved?. One blog not mentioned was the Arduino Blog itself, which is a big influence in the ...
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Could we get a more interesting favicon?

Some SE sites in beta have slightly customized favicons. They are motifs instead of letters, like for example Poker and Chess. I think 'AR' doesn't really relate to the site. Could it be changed to ...

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