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The question you're asking is designed to solicit opinions or best-practices on a particular topic, with the goal of reaching community consensus.

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Waffly, off-topic “Answers”

Surely I am not the only person to find the long waffly "Answers" such as https://raspberrypi.stackexchange.com/a/98917/8697 counterproductive. This site is all about getting answers. It's not a ...
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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

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, ...
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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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Is my installation-related question off-topic?

I've recently asked: Installing a Linux distribution on a Pi using an Android phone and no other MicroSD slot and a user keeps telling me in the comments that my question is off-topic. I'm sure that'...
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Url shortener Crusade

The Request I set out on the Crusade for the Holy Grail of no-redirections (named by Denilson Sá) to eliminate every shortened URL on Stack Overflow. But the foreign hordes are overwhelming me, ...
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What are the limits of sarcasm for a tongue-in-cheek answer?

I'd appreciate some feedback on an answer I just posted. If I've gone overboard with the sarcasm, please advise asap.
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Stack Overflow downgraded

Stack Overflow seems to been downgraded. You now do not see "New" questions only "Interesting" These only show the title (plus a lot of irrelevant crap) rather than the first few lines of the ...
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How to handle conceptual questions?

I'm looking for a good way to help OP's with conceptual issues. Unlike StackOverflow, the Raspberry Pi forum is bombarded with people in genuine need of help in thinking about their problem. These ...
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How do I add a schematic to my question?

I see some questions and answers here that include schematic drawings. How do I add a schematic to my question (or answer)?
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Unfriendly for first Users

It seems that Stack Exchange in general is unfriendly to first time users. Most first time users come to this site with a quick question and do not read the FAQ (Who Does?) It basically cannot be ...
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Do we need a canonical question about cron setup on the Pi?

I've just read another question that was the result of the Poster's erroneous assumption that "cron = pi" in terms of path, permissions, etc. Seems we get that once or twice a week. Would it be of any ...
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OP comments vs votes and accepts

An OP has commented that my answer was correct and resolved his problem, but he didn't vote for it, or accept it. Is there anything to be done, or just let it go?
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Is it really appropriate to put this question on hold?

I am not complaining! I am just curious and would like to get a better understanding of how this community is running. This question is imho clear and I think it is possible to provide a helpful ...
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why don't you just try it?

Do we need a new reason for closing questions - 'why don't you just try it?" Pi Zero with minibian
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Community Promotion Ads - 2018 [duplicate]

It's almost February in 2018, which isn't supposed to be the proper time to cycle these, but for this year it'll be once again, so we'll be refreshing the Community Promotion Ads for this year now! ...
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Editing a question

Why was I not able to edit a question Who will clear my edits? and by when?
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Pi-hole software questions

Are Pi-hole based questions be allowed on site? Pi-hole software is not "really" a pi based software but it is usually used on a Pi.
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WHY are people reluctant to post detail in questions

There seem to be more cryptic questions lately. People seem to be quite creative in inventing new abbreviations for Raspberry Pi but seem STRANGELY reluctant to actually include detail such as error ...
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Title was edited: is it still the same question?

I noticed that the title of my question was edited from Is there a voltage in pin? to Can I power peripherials from the 5V pins? IMHO this changes the meaning of the question, but I'd like to ...
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Should there be a requirement or expectation that answers respect a DIY POV?

Many questions on this SE are posted by hobbyists and DIYers and newer users who may be looking for a quick fix, and not interested in more detail. I had some push back on a particular answer where ...
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Synonymise [stretch] and [raspbian-stretch] (and friends)

I've noticed a couple of synonyms regarding Raspbian versions that would benefit from being synonyms: jessie (441 questions) and raspbian-jessie (4 questions) stretch (76 questions) and raspbian-...
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Why is it that the Raspberry Pi stack exchange does not seem that active?

I have posted many questions to the Raspberry Pi stack exchange and not that many people view it. This means that I don't get an answer to any of my questions.
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Should I edit posts that have one or more important words spelled incorrectly?

I would like to know this because there are many posts that, for instance, have a word or words spelled wrong, e.g. Raspbian as Rasbian. If these words are names of software or other important ...
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Late 2017 Community Moderator Election Results

Raspberry Pi's third moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the new moderator is: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank them for volunteering, ...
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Can you spam comments or other features to gain badges or reputation?

Here on this stackexchange website, I am four comments away from getting the "commentator" badge, which I really, really want. I even almost resorted to spamming comments such as "Getting a badge" or "...
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How does voting, answering and question closure affect new users?

I've recently been poking around the SEDE data for RPi, and I wondered how this site's voting culture influenced other users, and whether they stick around (perhaps related to the other concerns that ...
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Question is on hold for being “shopping”?

I did some searching of The Internets and found a widget that seems cool. However, I didn't find any other info. I decided to ask about it here. I'm somewhat active on several SE's (and have read a ...
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2017 Community Moderator Election

The 2017 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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Late 2017 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
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Clarification about closed question

I would like to understand the reception of my first question here: Monitor misbehaving with stock power supply It's closed as unclear, but I assume that this is not the real reason. If it should be ...
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Late 2017 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

Raspberry Pi is scheduled for an election next week, November 6th. In connection with that, we will be holding a Q&A with the candidates, as we did earlier this year. This will be an opportunity ...