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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 ...
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Suggestions for update to `Flagging > Closing > Off-Topic > Migration` page

Some questions here are definitely better fits for other SE sites as they have no special relevance to the Raspberry Pi. I think this comment is more or less generally accepted. At stands now, however,...
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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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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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Link only answer when a RTMF answer would be appropriate

When basic questions is asked and there is a clear "This is covered by the fine manual" and the OP should have read it but because of various reasons haven't. Is or should a url answer in the spirit ...
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Is converting link-only answers to Community Wiki working?

For a few months now, link-only answers have been subject to a new policy where they are given notice to improve, then converted to Community Wiki. This has the result of reducing the threshold to ...
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Are you allowed to re-ask questions if you don't get answers?

This is my first meta post, so I might get something wrong here, but I'll take the risk. The question I'm asking here is about ignored questions and unanswered posts. I've asked a question regarding ...
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How related to Raspberry Pi must a question be?

I flagged this question as off-topic: Feature detection for embedded platform OpenCV My rationale was that the question was a general programming question about OpenCV that had no apparent connection ...
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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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What happens to a disputed flag?

I flagged this answer over a year ago. The flag has been marked in my flagging history as disputed. So I assume that the flag was voted on and a consensus was never reached. Is there any possibility ...
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Ambiguous amazon tag

I've been going through the list of tags that do not yet have wiki. One of tags that falls under this category is the amazon tag. I thought I would create a wiki but gave up on the idea after I had a ...
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Should the accounts Umair and Umair be merged? [duplicate]

I have just reviewed this post. It seems the question was posted by a user Umair and their question was answered. I then assume they forgot their account details, created a new account and posted an "...
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Suggested tag synonym for wolfram and mathematica

There are two not very used tags, wolfram and mathematica. There are two posts under the wolfram tag and 3 posts under mathematica. These two topics seem fairly similar so should a synonym be created? ...
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Should we have different tags for different versions of the same programming language?

One of the most popular languages that people code with on their Pi's is Python. Most people who are using Python I imagine are using version 3. Since its the most up-to-date version of the language ...
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Query on why some of my comment flags are declined

On more than one occasion I have raised a flag on a comment where a user has posted a question, and then immediately added extra information in a comment, without anyone else prompting them. I flag ...
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Advice on accepting/rejecting an edit that appears useful but has been rejected by senior members

A few months ago I added an answer to a question titled Why can't I SSH to Raspbian anymore? after discovering that the cause of my issue was related to a recent change to Raspbian, and feeling that ...
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How useful are circuit diagrams and pictures to answering questions?

Unsuprisingly, given the wide range of projects possible using the GPIO, I regularly come across questions where someone can't get a part of their GPIO related project to work. Normally these sorts ...
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How to handle off-topic question “Error connecting to my Raspberry Pi OpenVPN server”

In Are some off-topic questions necessary for a healthy community? there's a general discussion of how we should be handling questions that are pretty clearly not RPi-specific. I think the general ...
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Large increase in posts by new users who have not taken the Tour

I have noticed over the past couple of days a rather large increase in first posts by new users. Especially new users who haven't earned the bronze badge for taking the Tour. Surprisingly most of the ...
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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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Why do we receive questions about iPhones?

On more than one occasion I have come across a question whether in a review queue or just from browsing the site relating to an iPhone. Most recently it was this, https://raspberrypi.stackexchange....
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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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Ambiguous Frequency Tag

I was browsing through the tags to look for some to edit, in the pursuit of the research assistant badge when I cam across the "frequency" tag. It currently has 6 questions associated with it, but ...
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Ambiguous Flash Tag

I was browsing through the tags to look for some to edit, in the pursuit of the research assistant badge when I cam across the "flash" tag. It currently has 8 questions associated with it, but they ...
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Is it acceptable to use an archive source such as the Wayback Machine and archive.is?

Is it acceptable to use these type of sources when the information doesn't exist anywhere else or it has disappeared in an answer or question?
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Should tag wlan be a synonym of wifi?

We currently have the tag wifi with nearly 900 questions. We also have the tag wlan which has just 28 questions and no tag wiki. On other sites, for example SuperUser, tags with these two names are ...
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Are moderators allowed to delete questions on here

I asked a question about problems I was having with my wifi on raspbian, on my Raspberry Pi 3, and my odd discovery that the 'find' command couldn't find certain files regarding wpa_supplicant. My ...
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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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Is it acceptable to accept your own answer

...when you posted the answer with the question and checked the "Answer your own question – share your knowledge, Q&A-style" box? Should you wait a period of time to give the community a chance ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2017

It is a bit late into this new year, being that we're already in the second month, but we are now cycling the Community Promotion Ads for 2017! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion ...
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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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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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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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Flagging link only answers

I have noticed recently a number of moderators commenting on link-only answers with the response: "In keeping with our policy regarding informationless link-only answers, if this post is not edited ...
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how to reduce image from 16GB SD card to fit on 8 GB card

for what reason was my post deleted? if I did something wrong, please tell me so I won't do it again. However I believe my question to be valid and inoffensive...
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What is the purpose of drive-by anonymous downvoting without making comments?

I am new here, and I can't imagine why someone would just click to downvote a newby's question without bothering to comment on why, or even better, to offer refinements or suggestions or answers. ...
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My Q was marked as duplicate, but I already explained how solution for the older Q does not work for my Q

My question: How can I use an already installed module when I'm using a virtual environment? was marked as a duplicate of: RPi.GPIO not found in virtual environment But I had already stated in ...
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Why is this question closed?

Could someone explain to me why this article is off topic? To me it appears to be on the topic of the Raspberry Pi. It could be displayed on a different Linux related site but i think it would be ...
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My question was put on hold as too broad - why? [duplicate]

My question was put on hold as too broad. My question is about getting ssh working from windows to the Raspberry pi zero without installing bonjour etc; - Why is that too broad? I can't get much ...