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Document general project Multiroom-Multimedia with multiple Questions/Self-Answers?

But this may result in that there are also some questions that do not natively belong to Raspberry Pi. The context is that the answers are needed for the general project. The idea is to have a general ...
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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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Our policy regarding product recommendations seems inconsistent

I'm referring specifically to this part: This refers to questions such as, "What power supply should I buy?" (= off-topic). However, if you have a specific product and you want to know if it is ...
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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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How related to Raspberry Pi must a question be?

I flagged this question as off-topic: Feature detection for embedded platform OpenCV My rationale was that the question was a general programming question about OpenCV that had no apparent connection ...
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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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Why is this question closed?

Could someone explain to me why this article is off topic? To me it appears to be on the topic of the Raspberry Pi. It could be displayed on a different Linux related site but i think it would be ...
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Is it ok to ask for the availability of a RPi housing?

Is it ok to ask for a vendor who sells RPi housings? I'm looking for a housing that takes the 7" touch screen and is thus similar to the Multicomp CBRPP-TS-BLK/WHT housing. However, I'd like to be ...
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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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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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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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Raspberry Pi 2 on-topic?

On-Topic is not specific about versions, so is it correct to assume that any Raspberry model (A, A+, B, B+, 2) is on-topic?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Should we adopt StackOverflow's policy of disallowing recommendation questions?

StackOverflow has a policy of not making product/service recommendations. Although this is not in the default StackExchange site FAQ, should we also adopt it? This partly overlaps with Should ...
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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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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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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 ...