10 votes

Questions with good answers but none accepted

Interesting idea, but I thought things were worse than that. :) I've noticed quite a few answers (including some of my own, heh) which do not get a single up-vote, let alone being accepted by the ...
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Pinned post in the Arduino forum?

This isn't a forum, but assuming you are referring to Arduino Stack Exchange, I have a post How to ask a good question for Arduino Stack Exchange. That mentions, amongst other things, posting your ...
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How do I describe or draw my circuit in such a way that everybody understands what I am building?

simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab While I generally agree with Pops, I looked at some of the other sites with this setting enabled: Amateur Radio Raspberry Pi EE It ...
Jon Ericson's user avatar
4 votes
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Lots of abandoned (and/or unanswered) questions

Simply put, if they can't be answered, they should've been closed already. Too broad is applicable if they don't have enough information in their question to narrow it down to a specific solution (you ...
Anonymous Penguin's user avatar
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Should Arduino SE get a documentation section?

I'm not sure documentation per se is going to be useful. As Nick has noted reading documentation is something that many of our incoming users ("Ardueenies") are averse to doing. Another thing they ...
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Questions with good answers but none accepted

I just want to echo what Nick Gammon has said and just explain my methodology for improving this. The system only considers a question as unanswered if it has no answers with a score greater than 0. ...
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3 votes
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Extra tag that would be great if were included

A tag should be created (from scratch) if you use it. It doesn't have to exist in advance.
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Encouraging Better Questions: Adding Specific Points to "How to Ask" Box

I propose we do the following: Create a "Question Checklist" help page (hopefully with a better name) that provides a list of clear, simple and very specific actions that beginners can take to ...
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Lots of abandoned (and/or unanswered) questions

I would say some caution is required. Just because the OP has vanished, it does not mean that the question is redundant/useless. I Just remember what I heard from a lecturer back at college, many ...
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Is there an easy way to enter formulas in questions?

Here is one. I posted basically the same question on both Arduino SE and Electrical Engineering SE. https://electronics.stackexchange.com/questions/307586/need-help-calibrating-adc-input-using-a-...
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Is there an easy way to enter formulas in questions?

With respect to the adage, "Go read the datasheet," datasheets contain formulae such as: Figure 1 – Waveform frequency equation. Figure 2 – PWM frequency equation. Figure 3 – PWM ...
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How to contribute information (we need a FAQ or wiki)

I have done similar questions, such as How do you use SPI on an Arduino?. It is certainly OK to post a question and answer it yourself. The intent of Stack Exchange in general is to become a ...
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Close reason: shopping questions

It seems we moderators have the power to add a new reason for closing as off-topic, although it needs more than one of us to approve it. To guide us, please vote up Majenko's suggestion if you ...
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2 votes

Questions with good answers but none accepted

I don't think the SE team would implement this. There has been various talk about this before (formal and informal), and the consensus is to leave accepting for users (especially ones who can't yet ...
Anonymous Penguin's user avatar
2 votes

Any answer to a question automatically upvotes said question - FEATURE-REQUEST

It bothers me too that there aren't enough upvotes on Arduino SE. I am yet to come up with a good solution. As well as upvotes, bronze badges (eg. Student) are used to encourage good questions. One ...
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2 votes

Any answer to a question automatically upvotes said question - FEATURE-REQUEST

You raise an interesting point, although the concept would probably belong to every part of the Stack Exchange network, and thus might be better put at https://meta.stackexchange.com/. You might ...
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Moderator abuses, a case study. Why to introduce the "power of recall" on SE network

Your question was blatantly off topic. If you buy a Dongfeng car and rip out the factory installed stereo, then buy a Fony™ stereo and fit it yourself, would you then go to a Ford dealership to ask ...
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Moderator abuses, a case study. Why to introduce the "power of recall" on SE network

I would like to chip in my support for the Arduino Stack Exchange moderators (both past and present). They are volunteers who donate their time to keep this stack exchange running and spam free for ...
sa_leinad's user avatar
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Moderator abuses, a case study. Why to introduce the "power of recall" on SE network

There is a way of contact the Community Managers who are the ones that manage moderators. I think the form here goes to them. See also Handling Calls to Remove a Moderator and What recourse do I have ...
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Add all board types to the Arduino Stack Exchange site as tags

Privilege "create tags" is awarded at: 150 reputation. https://arduino.stackexchange.com/help/privileges
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1 vote

Questions with good answers but none accepted

Call for action: Go for the Vox populi batch and the civic duty batch. Note if you go for the "vox populi" batch do not star questions as you will not be able to get your 40 votes. I hope someone ...
jantje's user avatar
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1 vote

Questions with good answers but none accepted

Perhaps, could users with a very high reputation be awarded the privilege to mark answers as the accepted answer? I believe this would improve the quality of this site.
sa_leinad's user avatar
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1 vote

How do we get syntax highlighting?

Simply edit the question to add the following text before the code: <!-- language-all: c++ --> Note: This should not be indented by the 4 spaces and should have a carriage return before and ...
sa_leinad's user avatar
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1 vote

How do I describe or draw my circuit in such a way that everybody understands what I am building?

Shown below is a simple schematic created with CircuitLab, which is a drawing and simulation package referred to in a number of answers above. It appears that CircuitLab recently (October 2016) ...
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