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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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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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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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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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Community Promotion Ads — 2019

2019 is here! And with the new year, as usual, comes a new iteration of Community Promotion Ads! Let’s refresh these for the coming year :) What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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Are we replacing RPi by “a unit” or “the device”? [closed]

Several references to the RPi in titles have been replaced by "a unit" or "the device", as per Using “Raspberry Pi” in titles (and questions). Is this right? Was it the intention? Examples Can these ...
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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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A user bumping a lot of old questions with trivial edits

There's a lot of old questions on the front page today. They have been bumped by edits which follow a pattern of replacing Raspbery with Raspberry in the question title, sometimes along with other ...
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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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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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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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OP comments vs votes and accepts

An OP has commented that my answer was correct and resolved his problem, but he didn't vote for it, or accept it. Is there anything to be done, or just let it go?
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Pi-hole software questions

Are Pi-hole based questions be allowed on site? Pi-hole software is not "really" a pi based software but it is usually used on a Pi.
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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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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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Edits which add extra information that doesn't come from the OP

Based on past experience of some of my earliest rejected edits (1 and 2), I would have thought that this suggested edit should have been rejected. Adding information from the comments (made by the OP)...
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Title was edited: is it still the same question?

I noticed that the title of my question was edited from Is there a voltage in pin? to Can I power peripherials from the 5V pins? IMHO this changes the meaning of the question, but I'd like to ...
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What are users of Raspberry Pi called?

When I was working on an answer I had to refer to the Raspberry Pi community. Just by whim and completely naturally I referred to the users of Raspberrie Pi's as "Raspberrians" Not sure what that ...
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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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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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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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We gonna get out out beta very soon; And just in time!

Loads of UK high street and major on line computer stores are starting to sell bundled Pi's This means that that all those newbie people are going to be asking the same questions we all have. Cha-...
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Raspberry Pi Desktop for PC/Mac

What do we do with questions about the RPi OS for PC/Mac? On one hand, it's not designed to run on the RPi, so the natural reaction is to close questions about it as off-topic and point users to Unix....
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Happy 100th day!

Happy 100th day of existence on StackExchange! I'll brink the cake, if you bring the beverages! But, seriously, I wanted to thank all of you who have worked hard to answer nearly every question and ...
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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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Are some off-topic questions necessary for a healthy community?

I want to share my experiences this week and how my opinion has been shaped by the community. I have spent a great deal of time in chat, and it seems this meta question is brought up at least once a ...
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Source of lost reputation points

Checking in just now, I noticed a 25 point decrement (-25) to my "point total". I followed the explanatory link, and learned this was due to a user being expelled or leaving voluntarily; in this case, ...
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raspi question on other SE sites

There are Raspberry Pi related questions at other Stack Exchange sites still being created, for instance: https://superuser.com/questions/tagged/raspberry-pi https://stackoverflow.com/questions/...
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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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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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Is my installation-related question off-topic?

I've recently asked: Installing a Linux distribution on a Pi using an Android phone and no other MicroSD slot and a user keeps telling me in the comments that my question is off-topic. I'm sure that'...
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Should we have a software-recommendation tag?

Are software-recommendation questions on topic? Examples What is the best way to access a DRM ridden flash sites like Hulu or YouTube? What is the most practical OS to install long term? (closed) ...
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How do I add a schematic to my question?

I see some questions and answers here that include schematic drawings. How do I add a schematic to my question (or answer)?
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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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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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Can I ask questions regarding Adafruit here?

Raspberry Pi is the most related community to Adafruit on stackoverflow, I am wondering if I can ask questions about Adafruit here? Thanks
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Do we need a canonical question about cron setup on the Pi?

I've just read another question that was the result of the Poster's erroneous assumption that "cron = pi" in terms of path, permissions, etc. Seems we get that once or twice a week. Would it be of any ...
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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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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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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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Do questions need to have the distro in the title if they are tagged appropriately?

For example: You can see that Debian is in the title, but the debian tag is shown directly after. This to me seems a bit redundant. In the same way that you wouldn't put Java in the title of a ...
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“Community” the moderator, and resurrection of old questions

I'm aware that we have a robot called "Community" that performs various chores, including removal of abandoned questions. I've also read the policies for removal of questions. That's all well and good;...
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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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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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