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How to Learn Pi

What are the basics needed to learn Raspberry Pi? This is a nice question and currently is on the way to being closed for being to broad. But I think we should keep it open and make the answer into a ...
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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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Improving link-only answers

Link-only answers are strongly discouraged and it is highly preferable to include the essential parts in the answer itself with the link for reference only. In addition to the comments we post to ...
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Do we need the Communication tag?

We currently have 56 questions tagged communication. This strikes me as a meta-tag which has no intrinsic merit. Most of the questions are also tagged with a specific form of communication: serial, ...
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Crosspost prevention

Say one realizes in hindsight that a question better fits another Stackexchange. How to close the one here to avoid cross-posting effects? Or.. is there another - better - route to take?
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Cleaning up link-only answers

A week or so ago Dmitry Grigoryev brought up the problem of informationless answers and how we deal with them. This was largely inspired by a popular Stack Exchange Meta post from several years ago. ...
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Vertical lines in the site header

I noticed that the site header was suddenly showing a series of vertical bars. These appeared to be where the header image repeated. I opened the site in chrome dev tools and was able to remove the ...
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Should my edit which was rejected be applied again if I can explain my reasons on Meta?

I edited a question with the following intension: remove the noise at the beginning which is not related to the actual question at all: Many questions have been asked about how to find my Pi on my ...
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What is the link to the Raspberry Pi Stack Exchange Blog?

I believe that there is a Raspberry Pi Stack Exchange Blog but am unable to find the URL link to access it. Does anyone happen to know the URL to access it?
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Add new tags [ada-language] [gnat-compiler] [cobol-language] [gnucobol-compiler]

While creating my question I found that there are no tags for the ADA language, the GNAT compiler, nor the COBOL language and the GNUCOBOL compiler. ADA is used in many real-time critical ...
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Gaining more flags

I have started utilising the flag system more often as of late and I have noticed that I have accumulated flags. What I mean is I originally had the ability to flag ten posts, before I "ran out of ...
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Blog contribution give-away - call for vote

As outlined here we want to give away a nice Pi2 for the most popular blog article. Nominated are all* community** contributions published before June 13th - listed for your convenient voting as ...
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Why does the close votes queue have so many posts in them?

I have noticed since I started delving into reviewing posts on Raspberry Pi StackExchange that the closes votes queue always seems to have a large number of posts in it. Currently there are 22 posts ...
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What should we do with these update and upgrade tags?

We seem to have four tags about updating and upgrading: update To update is to "make (something) more modern or up to date." This question should pertain to how to update the Pi's OS's, ...
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Why have I not Gained Reputation

On this meta site I have two questions, one with 5 Votes and one with 4 Votes I do not think I have gained reputation from getting upvoted. Is there a rule that you cannot make reputation with upvotes ...
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How is this question too broad?

I was browsing the site and came across this question. I don't think it's that great of a question, but I don't think it's that bad of a question either. Certainly not worth 5 downvotes and being ...
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Green banner on the Raspberry Pi StackExchange

I noticed that at some point this year (I think), that the green banner became an enlarged version of a PCB. Having looked at it, to my eye it does not appear to be of the Pi's PCB. How did this ...
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Is “Community” pushing themed questions now?

This night Community choose eight audio related questions to push in a row (ok, one HDD/WiFi question in between). Is this intentionally? If so has it been observed before? (I cannot remember to have ...
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poor discourse on all stackexchange

I have found the discourse to be very poor on all of stack exchange to the extent that I have banned its usage by my students The system is poorly designed with unhelpful people getting a lot of say ...
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What does it matter that my question is “unclear” or “too broad”, etc?

My question has been closed and I've been told before it can be reopened I must deal with one or more of the following issues. That my question is "unclear" and more details about what my problem is ...
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How to Discuss on Meta

Many of the Meta questions or discussions have comments only. I do not have enough reputation to comment. Does this fact mean that I cannot participate in the many discussion on Meta? Or am I allowed ...
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What should we do to [raspberry-pi-foundation]?

raspberry-pi-foundation. One of the most misused tags on our site. Love it or hate it, we have to do something about it. I first created the tag 6 months ago when I was cleaning up untagged. There ...
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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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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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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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Adding to Topic: RPi Foundation Materials

I answered a question that involved a very basic python issue. A user nominated it for closure, and if we look at the specific "on topic" points, he was correct. Currently, our on topic points are ...
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Where would you post questions about boards like BeagleBone, pcDuino

I have a question about my pcDuino, but do not know where to put it. Would it be on-topic at Raspberry Pi Stack Exchange, or any other place on SE? Or, would it not have a place on the SE network? ...
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Conflicting closures

This question about OTA updates was just asked. There are already at least 2 other questions regarding OTA updates: OTA Update of Multiple Raspberry Pi's Raspberry Pi Over the Air Update One ...
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Community promotions

Regards this question https://raspberrypi.stackexchange.com/questions/42358/how-to-publicize-a-free-book-on-raspberry-pi?noredirect=1#comment61380_42358 It is clear it is off topic and will be closed ...
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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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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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Pi Model tag naming is not consistent

We have multiple tags for the various models of the Raspberry Pi: model-a, pi1, pib+, pi2, and pi-zero And two related tags: models and raspberry-pi-foundation As you can see, there are differences ...
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What defines the borders between RPi and other related Stack Exchange sites?

Our site has overlap between many other Stack Exchange sites: Unix & Linux (Operating systems) [raspberry-pi(421 q's), raspbian(272 q's)] Electrical Engineering (GPIO etc) [raspberry-pi(547 q's)] ...
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How do I search for answers to my question?

I have posted a question but I have no idea how to find an answer to that question.
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What is an active bounty?

What is an active bounty? Please explain. I am a new Pi user and don't have a clue what is being asked of me. What are your quality standards?
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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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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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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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Bad question with too many answers

Reffering to: What can I use to power my Raspberry Pi Zero with rechargeable battery? This question really has been answered already on Pi SE. Besides that, the OP clearly is asking a question about ...
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Split Bounty between two answers?

I have recently put a bounty on a rechargeable battery question here: What can I use to power my Raspberry Pi Zero with rechargeable battery? Many answers give viable batteries, but none of them ...
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Is Design-Checking On-Topic?

Say I have designed a simple (say less than 10 parts) project for a Pi and I want SE users on here to check my schematic for flaws. Is this on-topic?
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Is it possible to migrate a question to or from the meta to the main for the RPi SE community?

Is it Moderator only perhaps or not at all? For example this - oh b****r the poster deleted it before I could quote them - guess they reposted it themselves. Basically though they had asked what ...
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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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Should We Find A Better Way to Deal With no-boot/crash Questions?

On Raspberry Pi SE I have noticed a ridiculous amount of "Why is my Pi not booting?" or "Pi crashing" questions that are very poorly asked. I understand that a lot of people have this problem, and if ...
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Let's Start a Blog [duplicate]

Over the last couple days, @SteveRobillard, @Ghanima, @Goldilocks, and myself have been discussing adding a blog to our community. With the Raspberry Pi Zero having been released, site graduation, and ...
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What does “The MIT License – Clarity on Using Stack Overflow Code” mean for RPSE?

How does the quoted question/answer change affect our Raspberry Pi community? I am a little unclear on "Stack Overflow" vs. "Stack Exchange" for starters. Do I need to worry about requesting others ...
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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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Christmas give-away - Best community contributor [closed]

Nominations for the Christmas give-away entry number 3! Stack Exchange isn't just about questions and answers, who has contributed the most to the community?
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Christmas give-away - Best overlooked question [closed]

Nominations for the Christmas give-away entry number 2! There are always good questions that somehow go unmentioned! Dig up those unanswered questions and reward their contribution!
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Christmas give-away - Best new user of 2015! [closed]

Nominations for the Christmas give-away entry number 1! We've always tried our best to be welcoming, let's say a big thank you to the best new user of the year!