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You love your site and we love your site, but there is a whole world of people out there who might not even know it exists. When they do find it, their first impression will either scare them away or keep them around. Given this, let's take a hard look at the questions and answers here and make sure newcomers see the site at its best!

Below you'll find ten questions randomly selected from this site. What do you think about each of them and their answers? Are they the best they can be or can they be improved? Would they look interesting and inviting to an outsider or are they a little embarrassing?

Upvote the corresponding post here on meta when we're awesome. Downvote when our content just isn't quite up to par.

Oh, and do comment to let everyone know your thoughts and take part in this conversation. :)

Note: This evaluation will close on 26 September 2012. Get your votes in!

closed as too localized by Aarthi Sep 27 '12 at 20:44

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    This is an interesting post, thanks Aarthi. – Jivings Sep 17 '12 at 6:34
  • Anytime! I had great timing, too -- looks like y'all were starting to self-examine anyway. :) – Aarthi Sep 17 '12 at 18:06
  • So, are we forbidden to improve these questions during the voting period? – Der Hochstapler Sep 17 '12 at 21:35
  • @OliverSalzburg You're free to edit/improve any and all questions listed below. :) In fact, we encourage it! – Aarthi Sep 17 '12 at 23:14
  • @Aarthi: I just feared it could result in skewing the outcome of the vote. In case it has any relevance. :) – Der Hochstapler Sep 17 '12 at 23:34
  • @OliverSalzburg No, I say go for it! We can fix/compensate for skew! – Aarthi Sep 18 '12 at 1:14
  • Thanks for all your help, everyone! :D – Aarthi Sep 27 '12 at 20:44

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How do I set up Pushover service to tell me when my Pi is shutting down or starting up?

What do you think about this question and its answers? Vote and comment to let everyone know.

  • Brilliant question; I learnt a lot about how Linux starts in order to answer this. – Alex Chamberlain Sep 17 '12 at 13:39
  • Nice Question, simple answer. Easy to try out! – Christian Sep 18 '12 at 9:51
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How can I generate frequency / pulse signals?

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  • This is a great question, but it is a shame that there is only one answer as there are loads of ways to solve this problem. The OP (@gnibbler) should accept his answer, however. – Alex Chamberlain Sep 17 '12 at 13:36
2

Why doesn't my external hard drive appear in /dev?

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  • This is a very well answered question. We should clean up the comment stream on the question. – Alex Chamberlain Sep 17 '12 at 13:32
  • This question seems very well answered. However it could have some cleaning done to improve the overall quality. – hifkanotiks Sep 17 '12 at 17:52
2

Do I need to use a ribbon cable for GPIO?

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1

How can I change the bash screen resolution to custom values?

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  • This is a good question, but I think it should be edited to correct the terminology, rather than just a comment. – Alex Chamberlain Sep 17 '12 at 13:37
  • @AlexChamberlain Go forth and edit. :) – Adam Lear Sep 28 '12 at 21:39
1

After writing an SD card image, is the remaining space usable?

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  • This question and answer is fairly good. – hifkanotiks Sep 17 '12 at 17:55
1

Custom Raspbian image fails to boot with "no init found"

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  • This is the foundation for a great article on how to build your own image, but as it stands this question isn't very useful. – Alex Chamberlain Sep 17 '12 at 13:38
  • This question is asked very well, however the answer is not particuarly useful. I agree with @AlexChamberlain that it could be a good question on how to build your own image. – hifkanotiks Sep 17 '12 at 17:54
  • I think the answer needs a great deal more information for the question to be useful. It could also be argued that this question is too localized as it stands. – Jivings Sep 17 '12 at 18:27
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How can I use an iMac as an external display?

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  • I think this is the only question on this list that I don't really like here. We get a lot of questions about X forwarding, which is probably why that answer was posted, however it doesn't actually answer the question. I think it probably should have been migrated to Ask Different where it could have been answered better. – Jivings Sep 17 '12 at 6:33
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How to exit omxplayer without command line?

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How do you get wireless LAN working on Raspbmc?

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    Although the question here looks fine, the answers are poor. It would be worth someone else verifying the top answer and providing some sources if the OP isn't going to. – Jivings Sep 17 '12 at 6:36
  • The uestion could be improved for readability, and the answer is very poor. It would be better suited as a comment. – hifkanotiks Sep 17 '12 at 17:56
  • @bearbin Feel free to propose edits on posts that you think could be improved, especially where readability is concerned. :) – Adam Lear Sep 28 '12 at 21:40

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