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Site Graduated!

As you can see the new design just went live. Which means this site has been officially launched! Congratulations! Thank you for your valuable design feedback. We have also themed the twitter account ...
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Site design for Raspberry Pi community

My name is Paweł, I’m a product designer at Stack Exchange. I’m super happy for you, because the process of graduation has begun! This site will be out of beta very soon. Congratulations to all of you!...
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Raspberry Pi — Top User Swag!

Can you find your name on the first two pages here? If so, brace yourself for some good news! {obligatory pie/pi pun or pie-related joke here} We wanna send you a little package, as a token of our ...
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We Started a Blog!

A Blog!? Back in December we talked about starting a community blog, much like you'll find on some other StackExchange sites. We have now officially launched PiVersify on tumblr. Our goal is to ...
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Vote for a logo design!

As you may have seen if you were present in The Bakery, we have been blessed with a great designer willing to create a logo. The following are the prototype designs that Ronan Forman of Arqade has ...
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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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Raspberry Pi itself vs. specific OS issues

We should discuss what to consider a valid question for this site. We can expect many questions that are not Raspberry Pi-specific at all but rather specific to Linux itself or a particular piece of ...
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How are we going to deal with temperature related questions?

Right now we have cooling (5) which I consider a good tag. We also have temperature (4) which I would love to get rid off rather sooner than later. Temperature is not a good category of questions. It ...
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Senior member continuously mildly abusive towards newbies

This is not a fun post to write. There is a member in this forum who is continuously mildly abusive towards new users. The answers and comments are just short of the line of being "rude and abusive", ...
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We proudly present: Schematics!

Following up on Should we have Schematics? we can now proudly announce that the embedded Circuit-Lab schematics editor is available for questions and answers at our main site (and meta too). Just ...
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Piversify - The community driven blog dedicated to the Raspberry Pi

Piversify is a blog dedicated to the Raspberry Pi, written by members of the raspberrypi.stackexchange.com community. Learn more about the why, what, who, and how-to here: We Started a Blog! Now ...
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Raspberry Pi Christmas give-away! Participate now!

The Raspberry Pi elves have been working hard this Christmas, and to celebrate the festivities (and the graduation!) we're going to be giving away a Raspberry Pi to five of this years most revered ...
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2017 Community Moderator Election Results

Raspberry Pi 's second moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the 2 new moderators are: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank them for ...
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2015 Community Moderator Election Results

Raspberry Pi's first moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the 3 new moderators are: They'll be installed as elected moderators shortly — please thank them for ...
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The evaluation period is over. We need your feedback!

As some of you may have noticed, we have technically come to the end of the pre-set evaluation period of 90 days. Although this does not mean we shall be given an answer immediately, it does mean ...
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Community Promotion Ads 2016

It's 2016 now, and we've made some changes to the sidebar size, and so with it, we now have finally reached the time to start Community Promotion Ads on your graduated site! What are Community ...
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What would you think about broadening the topic to include Arduino, Robotics and Embedded Systems in general?

I recently participated in the Embedded Systems private beta. It will be closing down next Friday, because there was not enough activity. In the meta post on the closing of the site, Andrew, a ...
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Should we have Schematics?

Because of the Pi's usage in electronics projects, we have a few questions related to connecting the Pi to various circuitry, which occasionally will require diagrams to demonstrate how it could work. ...
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Christmas give-away - Best original Raspberry Pi project idea [closed]

Nominations for the Christmas give-away entry number 4! We love to hear about your projects! But which is the most ambitious, exciting, or downright crazy?!
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Raspberry Pi give-away - blog participation

As you're all aware - We Started a Blog! and to stimulate community contributions we will be giving one shiny Raspberry Pi away*. Eligible for nomination are contributions within the next three ...
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Using “Raspberry Pi” in titles (and questions)

While it is not as much of a concern in the questions itself, it seems like it may be important to avoid putting "Raspberry Pi" in the title of questions due to repetition and congestion. How can ...
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Get rid of the “raspberry” and “pi” tags

I just started to edit some questions, removing the raspberry and pi tags. (and along with that, did some other edits on the body and titles). Can you help with removing those useless tags and ...
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Moderator Pro Tem Announcement

Throughout the beta, we need members from the site whose focus is to engage the community, both in community-building issues and site management. That's why we select a few members from each community ...
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Where can we get more Experts?

I appreciate that a product as new as the RPi is difficult to be an expert in, however it seems like a lot of the questions get answered by a very small number of users. I guess this is because a lot ...
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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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Is it okay to ask a question deliberately and answer it almost instantly?

I have been playing around with Raspberry Pis for close to a year now and I have a keen interest in Ad-Hoc operations in wireless mediums. I have recently found out that a USB-Wireless Dongles with ...
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Privilege Levels

While it's nice that the site has finally graduated, it seems that the privilege levels may be a problem. It makes sense for them to have risen, but I wonder if they've risen too high. In the past, ...
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Removal of personally identifying information

Hear, hear: There's now a new mod only editing tool redact that allows to remove personally identifying or login information from posts (as those things were previously still in the edit history). It ...
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Should we enforce consistent abbreviating?

So far I've seen "RPi", "RP", "Rasp Pi", and "The Pi". I know it might not truly matter, but should we stick to a consistent format to avoid confusion? I've been edited a few times on StackOverflow ...
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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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Why doesn't anyone vote on this site?

It seems to me that voting on this site is particularly low turn-out. That includes question and answer, and both up and down votes. As a very quick exercise, I just looked at the top few on the "...
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Should we adopt StackOverflow's policy of disallowing recommendation questions?

StackOverflow has a policy of not making product/service recommendations. Although this is not in the default StackExchange site FAQ, should we also adopt it? This partly overlaps with Should ...
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Am I contributing to the site?

I'm a novice user, I've been playing with the RPi a lot lately but I haven't seen any questions that I can answer. My only contribution so far is to up vote questions and comments I think are useful. ...
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Do we want a community blog, what will it be about, and who will contribute?

The proposition of a blog has been raised before, but I'd like to start planning it if the community would like to work on it. It seems like there is some demand for, at the very least, a project blog,...
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Why is Raspberry Pi StackExchange still in Beta?

I have not experienced any bugs on this site since I started using it, or anything that needs to be added in comparison to the other StackExchange sites. Sorry, just curious.
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Hats or No Hats?

Da Happenin' Last year, on our Gaming site, we hosted an event called Hat Dash, where users earned "hats" for their gravatars by completing certain tasks (analogous to badges). Certain actions would ...
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Why are my comment flags on obvious garbage comments declined?

I'm not an avid participant in RPi.SE, but I do refer it pretty often when I need help with my RPi. Whenever I come across posts with too chatty comments, I normally flag them (I've been doing so on ...
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What to do with massively upvoted incorrect answers?

How can I reformat my SD card to use it normally again? The accepted, top-voted answer is patently wrong. All it does for Windows and Mac is wiping the tiny FAT partition of the SD card, leaving the ...
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Are close votes being used without enough thought?

At present it feels like a lot of close votes are being branded around, and a lot of questions asked in good faith are being closed as off topic without a huge amount of explanation as to why. I ...
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Enable Tag warning

We carry some tags around which are frequently misused, despite their usage guidance messages, e.g. raspberry-pi-foundation: The Raspberry Pi Foundation created the Raspberry Pi. Please, DO NOT ...
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Can we ask questions related to banana pi here?

Is it allowed to ask questions related to banana pi here?
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What should the logo look like?

The Raspberry Pi logo is trademarked by the foundation, so when deciding a logo we should be careful to respect their IP. Also, what design elements and theme could make this site stand out? What ...
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Questions that are Answered in the Comments

I have noticed a couple of questions over the last few days that are answered in the comments and never receive a proper answer and therefore stay in the "unanswered" section forever. One example, of ...
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Are some trivial edits ok?

I recently reached 2k reputation (yay me!), and this allows me to edit without peer review. Before, with peer review, edits had to be at least 6 characters, and 'not be trivial'. Without this peer ...
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2017 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

Raspberry Pi Stack Exchange is scheduled for an election starting next week, January 23rd. In connection with that election, we will be hosting a Q&A here for candidates. This will be an ...
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“Too many of your edits were rejected, try again in 7 days.” What did I do wrong?

When trying to edit a tag wiki:Too many of your edits were rejected, try again in 7 days. Very useful. After being here for just a few days, I can't edit any more tag wikis, which is essentially ...
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Who should moderate our site? [closed]

Raspberry Pi StackExchange has been in public beta for almost a week now, and soon it will be time for us to get our first crop of moderators. As explained in the "Moderator Pro Tempore" blog post: ...
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Are questions about ordering and shipping on-topic?

As the Raspberry Pi is still relatively new, and it still has a way to go when it comes to distribution, I'm fairly certain that a lot of the site's visitors will still have not acquired one. ...
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Are we facing a problem with handling the First Posts Review Queue?

For those who have looked through the stats on First Posts Review Queue, you will notice I sit at the top of most reviewed with over 4500 reviews. I have over the past months become aware that it ...
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Stack Exchange site vs. forum

I love Stack Exchange-like sites. I think they have found the way to really make people addicted to helping others :) These sites work well for general "fields", such as programming or system ...