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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!
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2015 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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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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Winter Bash 2015

This is more of an announcement than a question. If some of you have noticed or received a hat for your profile pic (yes, really...) this is part of Stack Exchange's network wide Winter Bash. Here's ...
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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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How can we better tackle wifi questions?

I'm a noob when it comes to SE, so if this is the wrong place/form, please let me know how/what/where to do it (properly). I have seen LOTS of questions related to wifi issues, both on IRC, the ...
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Should we have MathJax? [closed]

We share some ground with Electrical Engineering - according to our on-topic rules - whenever it gets specific to the Pi. As such there are posts out there that could benefit from a readable ...
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2015 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

In connection with the moderator elections, we will be holding a Q&A with the candidates. This will be an opportunity for members of the community to pose questions to the candidates on the topic ...
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2015 Community Moderator Election

The 2015 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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Should we have syntax highlighting?

This has been asked before, when we were still in beta. Now we've graduated and everything looks all spiffy, I thought it would be nice to have syntax highlighting. As Jivings points out in the ...
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Hats or No Hats (2015) {NOT Pi Hardware add-ons!}

I've never participated in such a thing before but I see this site has done so before, in at least 2012 and 2013; but is it something that is available this year? I was going to post two opposite ...
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Linux Questions about Raspbian should be OK

What is "on-topic"? We seem to have a lot of new users, probably the Zero will increase this. Lots have little or no Linux experience. As a consequence they ask beginner (or even more advanced) Linux ...
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Review Close Queue

Why are there suddenly lots of Close votes for Review. Many of these are 12 months old and have no answers (which is itself an indicator it is not a sensible question). It is hardly worth the effort ...
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Is question about “actual price” off-topic?

I just read this question Raspberry Pi Zero actual price?. I was wondering if this site is the right place for this kind of question considering that this will, probably, change quickly and a ...
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Why isn't non-pi but pi-like hardware supported here?

Someone asked a question, which was put on hold for "This question does not appear to be specific to the Raspberry Pi within the scope defined in the help center". Then the asker went ahead and ...
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Why do we need both the pi0 and pi-zero tags?

There are currently five questions tagged pi-zero and two questions tagged pi0. Which of these tags should be considered "canonical" for the Pi Zero? I don't think there's a need for both of them.
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SD card shrinking stuff

Just going to say that there seem to a lot of questions with 'How do I make a SD card image smaller?' or 'Fit SD card image onto other (smaller) SD' etc: Shrinking Image Truncating SD image How to ...
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Where is da SWAG?

Anything expected in this area? I liked the shirts presented in the Design Meta post. Any kind of promotional things happening? Or can we buy from anywhere
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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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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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Tag synonym/merge request: hdd -> hard-disk

I just realised we have both a hdd tag and a hard-drive tag. They both relate to the same thing: a hard disk drive. hard-drive - 88 questions, has a tag wiki hdd - 37 questions, no tag wiki I ...
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Cools names for the RasPi site?

I realize this site is still in beta, and compared to larger sites, it has a pretty dull name. There's Stack Overflow, Super User, Ask Different, Arqade, and then, Raspberry Pi. Oh yeah, and same with ...
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Let's clean up [untagged]!

A couple of days ago, I came across this question and noticed it's tag - untagged. When I looked at the questions list, it seems that many of these questions have been migrated from other sites (...
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Do we have an accepted plural form of Pi?

What is the SE.Raspberry Pi accepted plural form of Pi. I have seen various offerings, some plausible, some grammatically correct but just look wrong, some which are just downright wrong... Some ...
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Windows10 tag needs to be renamed to WindowsIoT

Windows10 tag is not a valid tag for the WindowsIoT On Stack Overflow, WindowsIOT team monitor the windows-10-iot-core tag for issues. This also raises a question where these questions should be ...
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The strange case of the waxing and waning reputation

Yesterday I received +150 odd reputation points - someone had voted up all of my posts. Today they were automatically removed. Has anyone else been the victim of strange voting patterns? Would ...
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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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are banana/orange/etc. questions on topic? [duplicate]

I own a banana pi which I have chosen over RPi for several reasons (good lcd support, wifi with AP mode). When looking for online resources I often find relevant information on RPi sites. I suppose ...
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Answers to weak questions converted to comments without question

I've run into a couple of questions where obvious newbies are asking questions to which I've responded such as this one. The questions are pretty poor,but I've attempted to answer in a helpful way and ...
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Are hardware hacks off topic?

With regard to this question: I have taken apart a Mac Book G4 is there any way I can use the old keyboard mouse and screen, do we not accommodate people's hacking tendencies, when it comes to using ...
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Weird moderator behaviour

I wrote an answer to the TL-WN725N not working question. And it seemed from the begining that @goldilocks (moderator) didn't like it. Instead of discussing, the guy just kept on mofifying my answer ...
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Edits that expand an answer

I was processing the edit review que, and I came across this suggested edit. I'm not entirely sure what to do in such a situation. The edit added some valuable information, but I'm hesitant to allow ...
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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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How to increase site stats? (And improve the content along the way?)

Why is RasPi still in Beta? has got me thinking again about our site's stats and how to improve them, specifically the percentage of answered/unaswered questions which is comperatively low and the ...
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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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Merging of [xbmc] -> [kodi] tags

I've merged xbmc into kodi; this means that anyone who tries to use xbmc will have to use kodi instead. The point is to keep all these questions together for obvious reasons, but to go forward with ...
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Why is there no [spi] tag?

There are tags for i2c and 1-wire, but there's no tag for spi. Why not? There are something like 200 questions already on the site that could be classified using such a tag. Instead, they have tags ...
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Let's get critical: Mar 2015 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Raspberry Pi Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google, ...
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Question was deleted referring to the false fact

This question: https://raspberrypi.stackexchange.com/questions/7971/how-to-install-cx-oracle-python-db-driver?noredirect=1#comment36146_7971 was deleted by user 'goldilocks' with a comment: "They do ...
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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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Why was my question about Raspberry Pi GPIO marked as off-topic?

My question here was marked as off-topic: Using incrontab to read GPIO's Even though it has to do with Raspberry Pi GPIO and connected hardware that is defined as on-topic in the help section. ...
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Greetings from your newest moderator

I'm happy to have been appointed as a new moderator pro tempore, next to Jivings and Steve Robillard. Full fledged regular Stack Exchange sites get to hold elections, but we have to make it out of ...
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Are “thank you” or similar notes allowed in questions and answers?

Are "thank you" or similar notes allowed in questions and answers? I believe that they are banned on some other engineering forums.
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Rest In Pieces, where is the Pi Graveyard? [closed]

Doh! Shortcuicuited my Pi today while trying to finalise the "Underhouse rover V1" for a friend who needs his under floor inspecting at his new house (We think something died there) Oh well, one for ...
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Can we put the “Raspberry Pi as power switch” on hold?

The "raspberry pi as power switch" question is not particularly good, and is very old, but continue to attract dubious quality answers. While it would be sad to close it altogether, maybe it is time ...
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How can we encourage basic research?

I seem to find a lot of questions where the asker has not done basic research. Sometimes the answer is all over the web, sometimes the question is even a duplicate of what we have already got. Do we ...