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Who will be the Moderator? What attributes should they have?

As you guys know, the Moderators are usually chosen at the end of the Private beta period. Seeing that we have minimum 5 days left, I think it is the perfect time to outline what we would like to see ...
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How do we get syntax highlighting?

I was adding some code to a question, and noticed that I couldn't get syntax highlighting to work. I added a language hint as is used on Stack Overflow, but it had no effect. I appreciate that most ...
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How can we guarantee high quality in the questions and answers on our site?

One important aspect of every Stack Exchange site is guaranteeing that the questions and answers are high quality? How should we address quality in our site?
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Are questions about IDEs other than the official IDE on-topic?

IDE's such as Eclipse, Emacs and Vim can be used with extensions to program the board. Are questions about installing IDEs being used to program the board on-topic? Are questions about using IDEs ...
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When should an Arduino programming question be moved to Stack Overflow?

Programming is obviously a major part of using an Arduino, and a considerable amount of it is very domain specific (e.g. using particular libraries, or working with particular hardware). However, I ...
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Which tags need to be cleaned up?

The initial days of beta can be a little awkward for tags. This post is meant to be a community-wiki style list of tags that need to be cleaned up for cases where users (like me) don't have sufficient ...
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Is it OK to ask questions about "Arduino compatible" micros (not clones)?

There are many Arduino compatible micros and derivatives. I'm thinking specifically here of the Spark Core. It's not a clone, but uses the Arduino Sketch language and is wi-fi IoT oriented. Are ...
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What is the elevator pitch for Arduino.SE?

From The 7 Essential Meta Questions of Every Beta Imagine you’ve just gotten on an elevator with a friendly stranger. You have precisely one floor to describe your community to them. What would ...
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When should questions be considered shopping recommendations?

I just found this question: Is there a color LCD display for an arduino? Should it be considered a shopping recommendation?
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Are clone-specific questions on topic for this site?

There are a lot of different Arduino clones of varying quality on the market. Obviously they are mostly equivalent to the standard ones, so hopefully the majority of questions should be widely ...
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Is there an easy way to enter formulas in questions?

I know math is not everybody's favorite, but sometimes you just don't get away without when designing a circuit for Arduino. MathJax is enabled on EE.SE; can we have that here too? There are not ...
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How do I describe or draw my circuit in such a way that everybody understands what I am building?

How do I describe or draw my circuit in such a way that everybody understands what I am building? On EE.SE there is this circuit editor available to quickly draw a circuit, I'd propose to have that ...
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How should board revisions be handled?

The boards undergo significant changes across revisions. Is there a need to create separate tags for the different revisions or should we just specify the revision in the question without having ...
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Why is Arduino.SE different? [EE.SE redux]

I realize this has been discussed in the Area 51 proposal and in the old site before it died, but I think that it would be a good idea to set this straight on Meta for the future's sake, so we have a ...
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Using board names as tags

Given that the site's focus area is Arduino, creating tags such arduino-uno does not seem to me, as ideal. I think that just the board name without Arduino prefixed to it is sufficient, as the Arduino ...
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Halp! The favicon is faceless!

I have a Retina display, and the favicon is faceless, plain, and depressing everywhere I go. Can we please fix this? Easy Repro Steps: Open Chrome (haven't tested it on anything else) Zoom in (...
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What went wrong the last time, and how can we avoid the same mistakes?

This was the the closing announcement from the previous incarnation of Arduino: The future of Arduino on Stack Exchange After a week and a half in private beta, Arduino Stack Exchange has ...
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