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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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### 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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### 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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### An straight answer or just guidance?

"This is not a free code service." "Do your own research/coding!" "Have you ever tried googling this?" This are the response users might get for some questions, I'm a user of this sub for some time ...
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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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Today my answer was converted into a comment I do not know the reason why our moderator has changed my answer to the comment. The link to my answer is here. I still do not understand why it was ...
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### What to do with low quality posts?

Yesterday I review several years old question with zero answers, voting to close them, which started a debate with perl1234 and gre_gor. I voted with this explanation: I'm voting to close this ...
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### What to do with "company secrets"?

After answering a post today, OP said to me: Actually, my real code is not as short as it looks in this demo code. I am not allowed to post the real code for some privacy reasons of the company ...
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### Editor keeps making unwanted modifications to my answer

I'm not really sure where to ask for moderator help. @ChrisStratton is engaging in an edit war on my answer to Are clone-specific questions on topic for this site? because he doesn't like my (and, ...
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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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### Is syntax highlighting broken?

I usually use fenced code blocks in order to get code syntax-highlighted, as in c++ some C++ source  This used to work for quite some time. However, since a couple of days or so, it looks like ...
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### A little survey (for those that can be bothered to read Meta)

A simple one really: What is the most important thing you look for when choosing an Arduino-compatible development board? Do you even look for anything specific, or do you just automatically plump ...
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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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### 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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### Some tags that need fixing

ethernet-sheild: Misspelled. It should be renamed to ethernet-shield since there is no existing tag of that name. intterupt: Misspelled. Should be deleted because there is already an interrupt tag and ...
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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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### 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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### 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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### Declined spam flag

I raised a spam flag on an answer, that doesn't answer the question, but it's tying to sell a product. I now realized that the product in question is mentioned in another answer and the author of the ...
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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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### What tags have syntax highlighting enabled?

As per How do we get syntax highlighting?, only the programming tag has the feature enabled. But I'm seeing that the tag arduino-uno also is highlighting the code, for example this question. Are ...
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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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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### 2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, in ...
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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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### 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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### 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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### 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 there's so many down votes in question list?

I know people questions are not clear, demanding etc etc... It's the first question for most of them and they might even don't know how to use the stackexchange and just seeking help! i think ...
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### Why is it posts are often never fully answered, even when you're trying your best to answer people's questions in the comments?

I mean, it seems like the people who you expect will see you through until you find the answer seem to simply abandon your issue altogether. My recent post on the Arduino site isn't making any ...
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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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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 there a generic way to add default Arduino syntax highlighting to every post in the whole Arduino Stack Exchange?

You can do this (preferred): <!-- language-all: lang-arduino --> or this: <!-- language-all: lang-cpp --> to the top of every question or answer to set syntax highlighting for that ...
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### How to avoid having my posts flagged as spam or self-promotion?

How do I make references to my own products (eg. circuit boards) or libraries, without having my post flagged as spam or self-promotion?
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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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### Searching for proper SE site or others forum for the < finding Arduino alternative for IRIG2 cable > question

I am trying to split my work to some small parts and ask some question about them o the Internet, for example I have tried to find some Arduino project for playing YouTube music on clubhouse form PC ...
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### Add all board types to the Arduino Stack Exchange site as tags

I often have questions about the MKR GSM 1400 which I post on the Arduino Stack Exchange site. But unfortunately the closest tag for this is the MKR1000. Which is pretty similar, but not the same at ...
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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 ...