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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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What are some interesting feeds for the chat room?

Chat rooms allow setting up RSS feeds which show up in the room as chat messages or in a ticker (overlay). I think setting up feeds from interesting sources would help towards generating interest in ...
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Tracking Area 51 site stats. How are we doing?

Area 51 provides a snapshot of site stats averaged over a two week period. How are our stats changing and progressing over time? Moderators have aggregated analytics available to them via the mod ...
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How relevant is Arduino SE?

I know this may seem as a troll, while the beta is going on and the community is building up, but I'm sincerely wondering how relevant is a site such as Arduino SE (same question applies to the ...
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Blog / Project of the month?

It might be a bit early for things like this, but (since there are so many interesting and surprising things being done with Arduino) how about some kind of rolling community interaction and ...
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Can we get a way to accent Yún?

The Arduino Yún board, has an accent in it's name. Unless you're using a modified/Spanish/Italian keyboard, it's hard to add the accent. It obviously isn't a huge deal, but I thought it might be ...
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Q&A Series Ideas

We had a discussion in the Pin 13 chat room after this question was posted about starting a Q&A series. This question is asking a very broad question that can't (and shouldn't) be covered in one ...
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What should we do with the Arduino.cc promotion link?

A while ago, when i proposed this site, i put up a link on the Arduino playground to the Area 51 proposal of Arduino: Now that we're public, should i change it to link to he actual site? Should i ...
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What should we do for Arduino Day 2014?

From the official Arduino site: Arduino Day is a worldwide celebration of Arduino’s first 10 years. It's 24 hours full of events – both official and independent, anywhere around the world – where ...
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Who are the notable bloggers in the Arduino community, and how can we get them involved?

We have established a repository having some excellent questions. Its now time to get the word out about Arduino. There are many people in the online world who manage very active and productive blogs. ...
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Please welcome your new moderators!

First off, thanks to everyone who participated at the Provisional Community Moderator Nominations meta post. I may eventually be contacting additional users to fill more moderator slots, but I wanted ...
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When should we use the C++ tag?

I've noticed that a new user (who admittedly has lot of rep on other SE sites) has been re-tagging some programming questions to include the c++ tag. These are the questions so far: Last element of ...
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Should we have events in Pin 13?

Hi everybody! I'm the owner of the chatroom Pin 13 (formerly Arduino). It was automatically assigned to me after my record of high activity on the chat room. Anyway, there is a option to add new ...
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When to close a question or to give it a chance?

I was reading this question (Arduino as USB HID) and was surprised that it already had two votes to close as being off-topic only after a few minutes of being asked. I started discussing with @...
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Are questions about serial communication using third party software on-topic?

The serial interface provided by Arduino can be utilized by many software packages that feature serial communication libraries. Are questions on setting up the serial connection, from such software ...
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What should the chat room be called?

To make the chat room interesting both for visitors of Arduino.SE as well as other users within the Stack Exchange network, I think the chat room should be renamed. The (new) name should be something ...
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User reputation leagues broken?

It looks to me as if the user reputation leagues are broken. To access them, one would go to the user list and hit the link labelled "weekly / monthly / quarterly reputation leagues" at the bottom. ...
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User rep discrepancy

I have noticed for several users that there is a difference in rep between the personal profile page and the Users overview page? I have noticed it for different users, one of which is myself. The ...
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How to handle bad language?

I've noticed a couple of instances of minor profanity on the site, mainly in comments. It's not been directed at anyone, nor has it been particularly vulgar. However, it's definitely into territory ...
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Support for UDOO & Integrated Arduino Boards

Should we support tags of specific boards like the UDOO & Raspberry Pi? While a Raspberry Pi is different from an Arduino, the UDOO essentially is an Arduino Due and LInux Quad-core computer ...
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Provisional Community Moderator Nominations [closed]

We already decided some attributes that the moderators should have, now let's start actual nomination. Actually, knowing Arduino too well is far from necessary. They should be knowledgeable, yes, ...
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Should "Arduino Mega 2560" be considered a revision of the Mega board?

We have the tag mega. I am almost positive that the OP for the only question so far is referring to the 2560 version of the board. Should we rename it as arduino-mega-2560, leave it because most ...
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Why aren't we in public beta yet?

I thought the private beta was only supposed to last 7 days. We have been in for 9 days at the time of writing, and we are still in private beta. What are the condidions needed to reach public beta?
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Are questions asking for libraries on-topic?

We have questions such as this one on the site right now. My gut feeling (coming from Stack Overflow) is that such questions are off-topic. However, I feel as if these questions aren't really broad (...
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What should the design of our site be? [closed]

Part of the [7 Essential Meta Questions of Every Beta(http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2010/07/the-7-essential-meta-questions-of-every-beta/)] We have our site here, and we should start thinking about ...
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Should we ban "how to hack XYZ" from our site?

I can picture questions like this popping up everywhere: How do I hack a treadmill? How do I hack my alarm clock? How do I hack my garage door opener? Some of those things aren't really meant to be ...
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Should we add some content on our site that is widely known to get more users on our site?

(Obviously, we shouldn't be focusing solely on getting users in a private beta, but I want to add some content to the site and the current content is limited. Let me give an example. Can I do a "Q &...
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What should our "policy" be for questions that wouldn't survive on EE but aren't exactly fit for this site?

I recently posted When should I use a transistor, mosfet, and when should I use a relay? to see how the community would react. (Only 3 views so far so not really a big reaction yet, as you can see.) ...
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Tag by board or by chip?

The issue of using board names as tags has already come up in meta, but I was wondering about chip numbers? E.g. the ATmega328 at the heart of the Uno. There is technically a definite distinction ...
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