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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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Accepting answers as a moderator privlege

I'm new to SE, but I started noticing that the community user bumped up this question that was answered by the user. Because of the two day waiting period, the user probably forgot to accept his ...
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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! 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 Promotion Ads ...
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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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Beyond Raspberry Pi?

Is it possible to expand the scope of our Raspberry Pi SE site to include other, similar single-board computers?
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Document general project Multiroom-Multimedia with multiple Questions/Self-Answers?

But this may result in that there are also some questions that do not natively belong to Raspberry Pi. The context is that the answers are needed for the general project. The idea is to have a general ...
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What's wrong with “I followed this tutorial” kind of questions?

This meta topic is meant as a reference to users asking questions along the lines of "I was following this tutorial/guide/whatnot [link] and got an error message, how do I fix that?". I'll provide my ...
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A user bumping a lot of old questions with trivial edits

There's a lot of old questions on the front page today. They have been bumped by edits which follow a pattern of replacing Raspbery with Raspberry in the question title, sometimes along with other ...
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There are three tags… for rpi gpio

rpi.gpio , pigpio and pi-gpio all appear to be the same tag, they should be merged. rpi.gpio refers to the package name of a Python module for accessing the Raspberry Pi's GPIO pins. The module ...
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Dear Stack Exchange: a statement and a letter from your moderators

Crossposted from Meta.Stackexchange Dear Stack Exchange, Inc., We know you know about this already, so we'll keep this brief. The past two weeks have been rough. Lots of moderators have lost ...
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Sometimes NO is an answer

I respectfully disagree with this review: the question asks whether something is possible, and the answer says "No". It is indeed an answer. Either we forbid the "Yes/No" questions altogether, or we ...
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How do I post my code in a proper way?

I am not able to post my code properly. If I post my complete code, both the preview and the final post look horrible. Here I am posting my code using {} symbol. import threading import queue import ...
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Should the headline marked with [Solved]?

Here I had a discussion about to mark the headline with the tag [Solved]: Rpi4B Raspbian 10 buster Adafruit-blinka Installation Problem [Solved]. I remember that one of the moderator has written for ...
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Call to action: Cast close votes

Since begin of May only three non-mod users reviewed any tasks in the Close Votes Review Queue. Add two or three users that cast close votes outside the queues and another very small number of users ...
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Close questions that have issues that cannot be reproduced?

Here's a question where the OP determined that his original problem was down to having the wrong part number: 128x64 OLED Display Issue On other SE sites, there's a flag for that saying it should be ...
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Is cross posting acceptable?

Is it ok to cross post a question here and on unix/linux stack exchange? My question relates to the apt package manager, so I would think it should be equally on topic there. Or is there a community ...
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Source of lost reputation points

Checking in just now, I noticed a 25 point decrement (-25) to my "point total". I followed the explanatory link, and learned this was due to a user being expelled or leaving voluntarily; in this case, ...
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What to do with duplicate answers?

I was just doing a review queue and saw something I'd never seen before. A question was marked duplicate, and a "late answer" came in on both of the duplicate questions that was the same. In other ...
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Should spam be edited to conceal its content on this site

There were a couple of recent spam posts which I edited to remove the content. They were both actually deleted within a few minutes of my edit. As a general rule what do the moderators want to ...
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Closure questions

I have two separate, but related questions regarding the "vote to close" process, and the logic behind it: I'll use a specific example to hopefully make my question clear. I click the Close button....
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GPIO audio in vs using analog microphone - closed as duplicate

There are two questions that I think are quite different if you read them whole, not just the title. Analog Microphone with Raspberry PI [duplicate] Can I get audio input through the GPIO I don't ...
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Stack Exchange Annual hacking

Do we REALLY have to have this childish prank each year? This is hardly encouraging responsible adult behaviour.
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Congratulation Joan for 50k!

Congratulation to Joan for being the first user on RaspberryPi to reach the astonishing amount of 50k rep. Thanks for putting in that much effort (close to 2k answers) to help countless (stats say "~...
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Help narrowing down a broad question

I'm building a security project on a Raspberry Pi and want to ask the following: Is motion detection and facial recognition best done in real time or taken from still photo? Some Context I want ...
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Is my question “opinion-based”?

I asked a question about how to recognize counterfeit Pis: Recognizing a counterfeit Pi It's getting close votes as "primarily opinion-based". I don't see how asking for clear, definite indicators ...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2019 [duplicate]

2019 is here! And with the new year, as usual, comes a new iteration of Community Promotion Ads! Let’s refresh these for the coming year :) What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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New Contributor inputs to a “Protected Question”

In this thread, an apparently well-meaning new contributor has run into a roadblock. The situation as I understand it is as follows: This "vintage" Q&A has been "protected" Existing answers ...
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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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How to read electronics notation like 3V3, 1V8 and 1k8?

The use of 3V3 and 1V8 can be seen in several posts here and in the recent Raspberry Pi video Introducing the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+. I've spotted 1k8 as a resistor value in a few places (e.g. here ...
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Raspberry Pi Desktop for PC/Mac

What do we do with questions about the RPi OS for PC/Mac? On one hand, it's not designed to run on the RPi, so the natural reaction is to close questions about it as off-topic and point users to Unix....
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Edits which add extra information that doesn't come from the OP

Based on past experience of some of my earliest rejected edits (1 and 2), I would have thought that this suggested edit should have been rejected. Adding information from the comments (made by the OP)...
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Raspberry Pi updated site theme is ready for testing!

As part of implementing the new unified themes across the network, we're gradually rolling out updated site themes for each site. As of today, we have enabled your updated site theme for testing. If ...
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OpenCV questions relating to a Raspberry Pi Project

Is this the correct Forum to ask OpenCV questions in relation to a Raspberry Pi Based Robotics project? I asked one previously but a moderator moved it to Stack Overflow as they did not believe it was ...
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Police / policy replies

Since this site is so fond of statistic in general and not in technical resolution to posts - can administrators let the people who just post "policy requirements" to STOP that? Freedom of speech is ...
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Would an armbian question be on-topic here, even if it is running on a different board?

would this question: https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/462785/armbian-dm-raid-module-has-gone-missing be on-topic here? In fact, the actual machine running the armbian is not a Raspberry Pi (...
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Our policy regarding product recommendations seems inconsistent

I'm referring specifically to this part: This refers to questions such as, "What power supply should I buy?" (= off-topic). However, if you have a specific product and you want to know if it is ...
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“Community” the moderator, and resurrection of old questions

I'm aware that we have a robot called "Community" that performs various chores, including removal of abandoned questions. I've also read the policies for removal of questions. That's all well and good;...
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Incorrect answers

Is there a process for arbitration of disagreements with respect to the "correctness" of an answer, or something presented in an answer as factual? Or, is the voting process considered to be the ...
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Can I ask questions regarding Adafruit here?

Raspberry Pi is the most related community to Adafruit on stackoverflow, I am wondering if I can ask questions about Adafruit here? Thanks

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