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Not a question per se - but an opinion formed from observation

Like the primary RPi SE site, it seems that "meta" may be suffering from a malaise also; I just don't see much interaction here. Anyway - I read the last post (from 2+ months ago): 2023 - a ...
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2023: a year in moderation

It’s that time of the year again! As we wave goodbye to last year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here might be ...
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What happens to reputation points when a question or answer are deleted by the OP?

If I voluntarily choose to delete an answer for which I've earned reputation points, are those points deducted from my total? Likewise for a Question which is voluntarily deleted?
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What should I do if a user begins to missuse the site

I see that a user has begun to behave strangely and is posting inaccurate and unkind comments. And is also down voting answers that is fully correct. Please advice.
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Closing a question claiming it's opinion based when it is not

I post this question and in the footer I clearly stated: Please note, I'm not asking for an opinion. I'm asking which OS is more suitable to achieve my goals from a technical point of view (effort ...
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Serial scammer not banned

This user is a repeat spammer. Best Place to buy Whisky Online | Exoticwineliquor Why hasn't he been banned?
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Middle Sidebar Advertising

As you all know, advertising is an important source of revenue for Stack Overflow and it helps us support all the sites across the Stack Exchange Network and the resources that go into maintaining and ...
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When will ChatGPT render StackExchange obsolete?

I just watched a couple of videos on ChatGPT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fw5ybNwwSbg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpwsQrc2Jls ... and then this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_aPB2pPzqE ...
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Is asking questions about raspberry pi specific editions or distributions on topic here?

I'm a little surprised my question is off topic here. I'm stuck with a point on how to correctly setup a raspberry pi specific distribution (of alpine). I'm happy to take the question over to U&...
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2022: a year in moderation

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Canonical question+answer about direct ethernet connection PC Windows <-> headless RPi?

After years of raspberrypi-ing, I randomly found a much easier way to connect PC Windows <-> headless RPi, without worrying about IP address, nmap scanning. I wanted to post it as an answer. ...
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Reject edits with just added tags

I have rejected some edits by @RoninEngineer. To add RPI-4 tags to a question that is a generic question and NOT specific for Raspberry Pi 4 is not an edit that enhance the question in my opinion. ...
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What is correct WIFI, WiFi or Wi-Fi?

I have seen a lot of edits from "toyota supra" where the user corrects WiFi, Wi-Fi and wifi to WIFI. In my opinion the abbreviation from https://www.wi-fi.org/ and that is Wi-Fi or WiFi.
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(for moderators) why do I have -10 reputation for "voting corrected" when I didn't even have one upvote beforehand?

as you can see... I made ONE post in my entire time in this stack, yet before I got a single upvote I lost points.
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Serial voting penalty

I've gotten a -30 point hit on rep just now due to "serial voting". The explanation is generic, and really doesn't help me understand what this is all about. I work hard to to treat everyone ...
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Low voter turnout

I only now learned that rep is required to upvote. I came here to confirm that, and found this related Q&A. The statistics are interesting. And given that the majority of questions on any given ...
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Talking about something else other than the raspberry pi

So I recently posted a question about my raspberry pi: Slanted Screen on raspbian, But I was starting to think that I was asking about the tv instead of the raspberry pi. I was talking about that the ...
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Link to official Raspberry Pi Documentation site not accepted

The following Answer which is a link to official Raspberry Pi Documentation site was disallowed "In keeping with our policy regarding informationless(sic) link-only answers, this post has been ...
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Commemorating the 10th Anniversary of the Raspberry Pi Stack - We need your input for Stack Exchange's upcoming Blog post

As has been pointed out by Steve before, we are commemorating the 10th Anniversary of this site. We have been asked by SE for a brief summary to be featured in SE's blog, see the previous entry for a ...
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Will the "new" chardev interface move all GPIO questions to "Off Topic"?

I just finished making a comment to an OP explaining why his Question had been voted "Off Topic". I was also thinking of my recent Question regarding the "new" chardev GPIO API. ...
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A Brief History of … Raspberry Pi OS

With the 10th anniversary of the Pi there are a number of hardware related articles. Raspbian was initially a port of Debian for the ARM6 processor used on the original Pi. This was optimised to ...
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Commemorating the 10th Anniversary of this site

The Pi just turned 10 years old. This site will turn 10 on the 9th of June (IIRC). Is anything planned to commemorate? Should we do something to commemorate this milestone? Some ideas: live stream (...
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2021: a year in moderation

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New Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W

Anyone thinking of picking up the new Zero 2 W? Any projects in mind if you have? Here are the specs from the product page: 1GHz quad-core 64-bit Arm Cortex-A53 CPU 512MB SDRAM 2.4GHz 802.11 b/g/n ...
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Handling really poor questions

I'll confess that I don't expect this proposal to get any real traction here, but I'll make it anyway because: a) I believe the average "question quality" has deteriorated substantially over ...
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General Guidance- retropi

I have a question about my Raspberry Pi Stack Exchange post: Making a Retro Game-General Guidance So I took the tour and definitely asked my question (link above) in the wrong place but maybe this is ...
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Understanding why a question is flagged off-topic

This question about detecting a connection between two GPIO pins (on a Raspberry Pico) is flagged off topic, and the author of the answer indicates the question is considered off-topic. I thought it ...
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I just got a flagged declined and would like discuss on what grounds so I can learn how to use the flags better

I raised a flag "Not an answer" on a answer to nine year old question. The question is "How can I determine the current firmware version number?" And the answer I flagged as a &...
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The Foundation has just scrambled their documentation

Since this past weekend, I've found that virtually all links to the "official" documentation are broken. Visiting the site just now shows why this is. The front page looks similar, except ...
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Why my questions was closed and why I can't VTR it?

Can someone explain me why my question was closed? It: Seems valid. Asks about RPi's core hardware (RJ45 port and chip controlling it). Touches important topic (Why RPi is so extremely slow in ...
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Should we have a tag for Pi-Gen related questions?

The search for pi-gen and pigen currently shows 56 questions related to/mentioning that topic. Is this enough to warrant a "pi-gen" tag?
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What is the point of Community resurrecting questions by unregistered users?

What is the point of Community resurrecting questions by unregistered users? By definition they are never going to have accepted answers. Error in sudo code? E: Type 'sudo' is not known on ...
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Should this site allow Pi-Pico or RP2040 Questions

I expect there will be 3 types of Pi-Pico users (and thus Questions). The first will be Pi users who also want to use/program Pi-Pico from the Pi. There will be a group who just want to use as a ...
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New Raspberry Pi Pico

Ok, so who ordered the new Pico? How many did you order (I wish I had ordered more than 1 so I could try out the debugger)? What do you plan on doing with it?
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2020: a year in moderation

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An "EQ" for RPi SE

I've just looked at the most recent 50 posts on RPi's Questions page. 33 of 50 were from contributors with a single point of "rep". 6 more Q's sourced from reps of 20 or less. If you include ...
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Answering Linux questions vs close with no comment given

With the significant spread of the Raspberry Pi over the last few years to a broader base the traditional Linux / Markers, and the increase in Linux style questions from new users (signified with 1 ...
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How do you block a user?

I've noticed that, while some users are helpful and courteous, others are self-righteous, pompous, arrogant and, frankly, ignorant of any social graces. How do I get rid of them?
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What are the limits on editing "recycled" questions from "Community"?

Someone asked a reasonable question related to this several months ago. From the answer, it seems that none of us here has any control over the process, or the algorithm. Another approach has occurred ...
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This page is asking you to confirm that you want to leave - data you have entered may not be saved. default

I'm trying to learn the source of this warning: Is this done under control of the browser, or is this part of the code implemented by the website - Stack Exchange in this case? If it's "Stack ...
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What basic information do we need to help answer networking questions?

We get lots and lots and lots of questions like this: unable to ping to pi or ssh over wifi i unable to ping to RPi or SSH using Ubuntu Server 20.04. over wifi, but router assign ip to wlan0. when i ...
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Delete/Change tag

I tried to create a tag "RaspberryPiOS" which got converted into the less than memorable "raspberrypios". I prefer CamelCase to hyphens or underscores, but this is apparently not permitted. I am ...
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Should i place a second answer if question title vs answer differ?

I am looking at this Q&A: How to open a port?. The question title is about opening ports in general. The question "body" and the answer focus on port 25 and how to list open ports, but do not ...
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Changes to Markdown highlighting

The markdown help states:- > Create a blockquote by > prepending “>” to each line. This used to produce a yellow background - making it particularly useful for highlighting warnings etc. ...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2020

2020 has come (And GONE)! But… oops, where did the time go? It’s already March! Belated as it is, it’s time for a refresh of Community Promotion Ads! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community ...
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Never help people on Raspbian Jessie or Wheezy?

It's really an undefined subject for me. Some users telling that they are obsolete and leave a comment like that on questions around these old OS questions. Therefore, I thought I should tell people ...
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Why my question on Raspberry Pi Stack Exchange getting downvotes without explanation?

Why my question on Raspberry Pi Stack Exchange getting downvotes without explanation (comments)? Is this usual in Raspberry Pi Stack Exchange community? I wonder if I got the downvotes because I don'...
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Is "Community" designed to perpetuate clueless questions?

I'm aware "recycled Questions" appearing from Community are the system's attempt to cull hopeless questions from the stack. And I've read the "formula" for culling unanswered questions. As one ...
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Answer in comment or answer a new post

In all Stack Exchange sites and communities, we have plenty of questions in which their answers are in the comment. I have the experience that I answered a question on the comment section of a ...
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2019: 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, ...
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