Is it allowed to ask questions related to banana pi here?


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As it stands now the answer is no, however, the topic of extending coverage to include similar boards has been raised before.

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    But the Banana Pi it's nearly identical to the Rasp, shouldn't be it allowed, maybe just with a special tag? Commented Jan 12, 2015 at 9:33
  • Again not as it stands now. I suggest you read the FAQ. To counter your argument of the similarities take a look at this question raspberrypi.stackexchange.com/q/26738/56 a Pi does not have a SATA connection for an external hard drive. There are other places both in an outside the Stack Exchange network to ask these questions. The community has intentionally decided not to attempt to be all things to all people. Commented Jan 12, 2015 at 9:51
  • Understood, thanks! Commented Jan 12, 2015 at 17:25
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    Has this consensus changed meanwhile? Quoting goldilocks on my explicit question: Questions about any model of pi are welcome here. Of course he could have misunderstood my "BPi" as "RasPi B/B+". Being an SE member for over 3 years now I of course understand there are topics not covered by any SE site, so I won't raise the argument there's no other SE site for that and this being the closest – though architecture and nature of these devices suggest such ;)
    – Izzy
    Commented Jul 26, 2015 at 14:11
  • @Izzy No Banana Pi questions are still off topic. As for where to ask have you tried electrical engineering, or if it deals more with software Unix and Linux might be more appropriate. Without knowing more about the question I can't say where the best place would be Commented Jul 26, 2015 at 21:14
  • OK, @SteveRobillard – thanks. I'll check the /help/on-topic from time to time in case things change. When I get my current issue solved (see link above), I'll still place an answer as it applies to the ARMv7 RasPis as well – of course in a way it sticks to the rules.
    – Izzy
    Commented Jul 26, 2015 at 21:48
  • I run into this same problem when faced with other single-board computers that are ARM, but not under the Raspberry Pi brand (ODroid being another one). Granted, ODroid has their own forums and even subreddit, but good intelligent troubleshooting of any platform-specific problem with it won't find an easy audience on StackExchange at present.
    – WineSoaked
    Commented Aug 11, 2015 at 1:07
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    I think, the platform could easily be identified by tags, in the same way as stackoverflow does with programming languages. Why not extending this platform and maybe renaming it to embedded.stackexchange.com or makers.stackexchange.com? I see a big demand here... (i have raspberries and bananas and an arduino) Commented Dec 8, 2015 at 20:30
  • @DanielAlder this has been discussed more recently (including a merger with arduino and embedded) . It was not supported and the embedded site proposal failed for a second time. You can view the discussion here meta.raspberrypi.stackexchange.com/questions/567/… also, note that this was not the first time a merger was proposed either. Commented Dec 8, 2015 at 20:37
  • @SteveRobillard good link. Btw I don't care about merging or not. I only want to see a result ;-) Commented Dec 8, 2015 at 21:10
  • @DanielAlder if you follow the related links or search for banana Pi you will be able to see that there is no real support for the idea. Our specificity is seen as a benefit. Also, as I said in a recent comment on the issue We (raspberryPi) or SO (stackOverflow) do not need to be all things to all people. meta.raspberrypi.stackexchange.com/questions/611/… Commented Dec 8, 2015 at 21:12
  • @SteveRobillard I wasn't taking only about banana. I care about the current 10-20 known boards on the market and all of those which are coming in the future. But I'm closing here, it's the wrong place for this discussion. Commented Dec 8, 2015 at 21:27
  • Has this status changed at all, or are BananaPi's still off-topic here?
    – anonymous2
    Commented Dec 9, 2016 at 15:31
  • @anonymous2 No it has not. Commented Dec 9, 2016 at 19:36
  • Ok, great. Thanks!
    – anonymous2
    Commented Dec 9, 2016 at 19:37

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