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How can I spread butter on my Toast using a Pi?

I have seen some allot of questions that are way over the border of anything to do with the Pi. eg. How to setup FQDN with Pi for sendmail? The only reason the question is allowed because it has the ...
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Convert to a board covering Single-board Computers [duplicate]

I'm personally an owner of 2 Raspberry Pis and just got my shipment of Cubietruck (Cubieboard3). Unfortunately, this product is not very well documented anywhere or the documentation is outdated. The ...
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Could more arm dev-boards be on topic?

Dear fellow Raspberry Pi lovers, I know this question has been asked before, but the last time seems to have been a while ago, and I think it might be time to consider it again. We all love our Pi's,...
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It’s time to get back on course

I’ve noticed a growing obsession with numbers on Raspberry Pi these past few months. The thing is, watching stats isn’t your job. Your job is to create the very best body of Raspberry Pi knowledge on ...
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We need more of a Meta presence like Arduino SE and some ideas

I popped over to Arduino SE, as I was planning on asking a question or two. However, I got side-tracked by some meta posts, some that we really could do with. First off, they linked to a SE blog-post ...
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Will Questions about the new Compute module and it's IO Board be on-topic?

So RaspberryPiFoundation realeased the new Compute Module, which I'm really excited about. It's obviously a Raspberry Pi device; does that mean questions about it will be on-topic here? I ask ...
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Does Self-Evaluation affect graduation chances?

There are a number of questions on this meta to do with the chances of the site's graduation from Beta. There is a common theme regarding lack of participation in areas other than the main Q&A. ...
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Being pressured to answer my own question

I have a question that is a few months old, and has no answer: Logitech K700 keyboard doesn't show up in /dev/input Today a user began pressuring me to add my own answer to the question, despite ...
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Raspberry Pi's and Server Fault

Are questions regarding the Raspberry Pi platform topical on Server fault?
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Let's get critical: Mar 2014 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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Programming question in context of Raspberry PI - Does it belong here?

I posted a question almost an hour ago. The topic of the question is heavily programming related (in Java). The library I'm using is not Raspberry-specific; its a general audio library included in the ...
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Is the lack of marked answers going to affect our graduation chances?

I've been on a flagging, commenting, upvoting rampage lately to try and get this sites stats up, and I'm absolutely overwhelmed by the number of A: unanswered questions, and B: the number of "...
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Thank you Raspberry Pi Stack Exchange! A book was born

I never thought I would, but I did. I published a book :) And it all started here at this Stack Exchange. Thanks to all the questions that I could answer and all the answers to my question. I have ...
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Are questions of the form 'How do I wire…' on-topic here?

The Help Center defines a few on-topic subjects: If you have a questions that addresses a specific Raspberry Pi topic, then this is the right Stack Exchange site for you! For the most part ...
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Do we need to clean up the number of un-answerd questions?

I was looking at the Area51 page for Raspberry Pi SE and saw that our question-answer ratio isn't all that great. It is listed as "Needs Improvement" on the page, and on the sidebar here it says there ...
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Where did I go?

Some of you may or may not have noticed, but I stopped answering questions recently. Some of you may have thought I abandoned the Raspberry Pi community if you did notice this. I have not left the ...
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Topic of the Week in the Chat room: First Time Raspberry Pi Usage

Week 1 Topic: First Time Raspberry Pi Usage In the interest of making the chat room a more popular place to talk, we're going to start having a topic of the week as suggested in another meta question....
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Let's get critical: Dec 2013 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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Let's populate our chatroom

I recently went over to the Code Review beta site, and for some reason felt inclined to join one of their chat rooms. Over the time I have chatted with them, I have learned a lot about the community ...
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Hats or No Hats? (2013)

It's that time of year again: Winter Bash 2013. Details: This event will run from 16 December 2013 to 3 January 2014. Users will be able to see their entire hat collection at http://...
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What happens when somone buys one of these things?

This product looks to be a rip off Raspberry Pi. What happens when people get one of these, then have problems with it and come asking here? Looks pretty cool really with 7 USB ports, being smaller ...
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Best wording/etc when I know the answer to the question I am asking?

I have what I think is a pretty cool question +answer. What is the best way to encourage discussion (possibly find alternative solutions)? How long to leave the question before answering? I think ...
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Timespan of the Beta period

As a corollary to this question which rightly bemoans the lack of question acceptance, is there a time limit on the Beta period? I can see the criteria for transition to a full site and I see that ...
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How to encourage people to accept an answer?

Recently I answered a question, to which the OP responded: It works.thanks so much. But he didn't accept it (or up-vote it either, unless he came back and did that at a later time). I'm not so ...
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What to do if I answered a question incorrectly and the user self-deleted the question

I was attempting to help a user and accidentally gave him a link that didn't address his question totally. He was asking about what 'running apt-get install <x-software> does (how it knows ...
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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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Should I ask a question on what people do with their Raspberry Pi?

There are a lot of projects you can do with a Raspberry Pi. Would it be acceptable to ask a question to poll people on what projects they use their Raspberry Pi with? It is kind of meant to be a ...
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When can we talk to the moderators?

Chat is really useful for discussing anything related to the site that isn't a good fit for comments, questions, or the meta. However, there's not always a moderator available to answer my questions ...
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Should questions be accepted based on who answered first?

I answered a this question shortly after another user had posted an answer. Both answers were similar, but my answer more explained why you had to do it rather than just how to do it. When the ...
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What happened to the migrate options?

You want us to migrate the question to meta so that somebody can evaluate it? There used to be Linux and Stack overflow i think? Did they get sick and tired of Raspberry Pi questions?
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Tools for trusted users

Allot of people are register, ask and go users on here. It is getting pretty crazy typing in "Welcome .... Please read the FAQ ... ask a specific question... etc" A "Welcome" button would be nice ...
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What to do with Electronics questions?

Allot of questions are pure Electronics theory questions. People trying to drive motors with GPIO pins or running out or power. They require to build specialist circuits, that the Pi will drive. In ...
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Let's get critical: Sep 2013 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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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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Let's get critical: Jun 2013 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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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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Should this site merge with the Embedded Programming & Design Proposal?

Wait, wait, hear me out. I love the RPi just as much as the next person, however it isn't about personal feelings. Well, maybe a little. The EP&D Proposal is in progress, and we've been discussing ...
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Why not to use “Link Answers”

I have one pet peeve on this site - the notorious Link Answer. I review often, and this is an issue that I have seen come up frequently. I know I am being a hypocrite, but here is a list of reasons to ...
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Suggested Edits taking too long to get through the system

I have recently gone on a tag-wiki editing spree, as I noticed that many of the tags were empty. But, even though these edits were made over 10 hours ago, I see that no one has actually reviewed them. ...
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How to ask good questions?

How can I ask better questions? As I looked at the site stats, I noticed that many questions go unanswered. I believe that this is the fault of the questions. Some links that have helped myself: ...
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How can we create FAQs in a way that complements the Stack Exchange format?

Inspired by this question: https://raspberrypi.stackexchange.com/questions/6653/raspberry-pi-faq
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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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Should we disallow answers suggesting to NOT use the Pi for a particular purpose?

I was browsing through some previously asked questions on the lines of “How do I use the Pi for X job?” Many answers on such questions suggested that “the Pi won’t be suitable for such a project,” “...
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Flag for “Duplicate Post” declined… now I'm puzzled?

I'd like to query the policy on flagging posts here on Robotics... Generally on Stack Exchange, where there is a duplicate post, one flags it, as It doesn't belong here --> It is an Exact Duplicate ...
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Compiling kernels, writing drivers, etc

This question as one in an example ... raspberry pi booting failed on custom kernel I know there are some Linux people here but is it really on topic for Raspberry Pi? I mean it would get more ...
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I got RasperryPi stack exchange on the Jupiter Broadcasting TechSnap show, kinda :)

I recently started listening to this show TechSnap I found while spending countless of hours watching yuotube clips. It actually got me hooked as the questions are by people like you, or me and ...
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TAGS for Revisions

Do you think we need to make TAGS for revisions of PCB's ? Sometimes hardware questions and their answers will depend on if it's the early PCB or the slightly newer ones or complete new ones, ...
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What should our off-topic migration paths be?

This is the list of possible migration paths that appear when you vote to close a question as off-topic. This list should consist of the most appropriate sites, the ones which we will be migrating to ...
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How should we handle Raspberry Pi Foundation Trademark issues?

With the meta question The evaluation period is over. We need your feedback! suggesting that we might want to encourage better integration with the wider Raspberry Pi community, and the earlier meta ...
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Showcase your serving of Pi?

I appreciate that this is a Q&A-type site, which therefore encourages "I have a problem..." type questions. I'm pretty sure that success stories, (or even better, initially unsuccessful, but ...