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“Is the RasPi fast enough for <some task>” questions

Should such questions be considered on-topic? This is a pattern that has been repeated in a few questions now. Examples: Can I stream 1080p video from the Pi? What kind of performance can I expect ...
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Are (relatively) subjective questions allowed?

https://raspberrypi.stackexchange.com/questions/290/at-what-age-is-it-good-to-introduce-kids-to-the-raspi The above question, I think, is rather subjective in that it doesn't have a definitive answer ...
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Questions about education and teaching

I noticed that this question, Is there a collection of teaching materials?, has received some controversy, which I was expecting. It could be said that this style of question falls under than SO ...
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To sudo or not to sudo

How do we want to represent commands that require sudo or root privileges. For example: sudo ntpd -qg or by use of the "#" to represent a root prompt see this question for an example: While ...
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Should compatibility questions be allowed?

Somebody recently asked a question, Connecting a touch panel display to the Raspberry Pi?. The asker is asking if a touchscreen is compatible with the Raspberry Pi. Has anyone tried connecting one ...
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Merging power tags

power power-supply alternative-power Shouldn't the tags above be merged?
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Linux Questions: to close/migrate or to accept [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Raspberry Pi itself vs. specific OS issues It's apparent already that there are going to be a lot of questions relating to basic setup and accomplishing certain tasks within ...
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Too localised? Building Wireless Drivers for X

This post has received a vote to be closed because it is too localised: Building Wireless Drivers for Edimax Wireless USB: EW-7811UN Is it too localised or should we be encouraging such a post?
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What makes Raspberry Pi different from the others, worthy of a SE? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can we rename this site to be more inclusive of Linux ARM hardware? What makes the Raspberry Pi different from other small computers and why does it make sense to have a Stack ...
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Should we actively promote the site in the private beta?

There's a lot of questions floating around about promoting the site, gaining the support of the foundation, etc. - while I agree this is worth discussing now, is it really sensible to try and actively ...
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Merging of tags

More and more tags are being created, and already there is a pair that I think should be merged: overclock (1 question) overclocking (1 question) These could be merged into either one of them, I'm ...
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Tagging: [How|Can] I install [Ubuntu|Android|Arch]?

How should we tag these posts? Currently, they are getting OS-specific tags and operating-systems tag. A few had the setup tag, so I've added it to others, but I'm not sure this is correct.
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Should we maintain a list of open source repositories that users can upload/contribute or download from?

It makes sense to me at least that there should be a list of useful repositories that users can download code from and maybe contribute to. This isn't a wish to enforce policy but that having a list ...
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Can we maintain a list of useful links/info for newbies so that we can avoid simple questions being asked?

There have been a number of questions which were low quality that would've been answered by simply reading the raspberry pi page itself or using that site I keep hearing about google. Should we not ...
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What abbreviation should we use? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should we enforce consistent abbreviating? Following on from Should we enforce consistent abbreviating?, could we vote on an abbreviation for consistency? RaspPi Raspi RPi ...
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Are questions about news on-topic?

The Bitcoin SE site has quite a number of questions asking for explanations of news articles and historic events, possibly because Bitcoin is so commonly misunderstood, but also because there have ...
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Can we encourage users to use OS specific tags?

I've had to ask many times what flavour of Linux is being used in the question. I know there are only three, but answers can vary wildly depending on which is being used. For example: What's the ...
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Can we rename this site to be more inclusive of Linux ARM hardware?

I think there is a lot of overlap between questions that will be asked on this site concerning the Raspberry Pi, and questions related to other similar hardware such as the BeagleBone, PandaBoard, etc....
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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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Should questions about peripherals or accessories be allowed?

Should we allow questions about peripherals or accessories? From our currently proposed FAQ. Questions about the following things are off-topic: Purchasing of the device or its accessories ...
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Intentional duplicate questions for searchability

I believe we need the question "Where can I buy a Raspberry Pi?", but it's already well covered by Which distributors are authorized to sell device units? since they aren't readily available by ...
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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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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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Nomenclature: Shield

What is the correct term for a RPi shield? Should we correct mistakes when we see them in posts? I have seen "Expansion Board" used in the wild, but that sounds a bit boring.
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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 ...
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Should questions covered in the “quick start” guide be off-topic?

There are already a number of questions covered by the Quick Start Guide on the Raspberry Pi site. Should questions covered by this be considered off-topic?
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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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What is the elevator pitch for the site?

You're talking to a fellow Raspberry Pi enthusiast, a stranger, or even a member of the Raspberry Pi foundation. What is a brief description for the site?
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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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Seems a bit premature? [closed]

I like the idea of a Raspberry Pi SE site, but how many people even own one yet? It seems like this site is doomed to be stagnant unless [and until] more people can get their hands on one and start ...
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Promoting the site on forums

There are a number of forums that already exist for Raspberry Pi discussion. RPi.SE has the potential to filter a lot of information from forums, making them more useful for discussion. However, a ...
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How can we gain support of the Raspberry Pi foundation?

The Raspberry Pi foundation has made it relatively clear that they want their forums to provide the majority of support for Raspberry Pi Q&A and discussion. A key player in promotion for this ...
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What should the FAQ contain?

While this will evolve within the next week or two as questions are populated, it's something we need to begin thinking about. Obviously questions about the following things are on topic: Raspberry ...