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Is very narrow purchasing recommendations question still off-topic?

Can I ask a purchasing recommendations question (by definition off-topic), if it is so narrow, that an answer can be only one, because it points to a single product? I.e.: Raspberry Pi case that ...
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Talking about something else other than the raspberry pi

So I recently posted a question about my raspberry pi: Slanted Screen on raspbian, But I was starting to think that I was asking about the tv instead of the raspberry pi. I was talking about that the ...
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Should i place a second answer if question title vs answer differ?

I am looking at this Q&A: How to open a port?. The question title is about opening ports in general. The question "body" and the answer focus on port 25 and how to list open ports, but do not ...
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What's wrong with "I followed this tutorial" kind of questions?

This meta topic is meant as a reference to users asking questions along the lines of "I was following this tutorial/guide/whatnot [link] and got an error message, how do I fix that?". I'll provide my ...
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Help narrowing down a broad question

I'm building a security project on a Raspberry Pi and want to ask the following: Is motion detection and facial recognition best done in real time or taken from still photo? Some Context I want ...
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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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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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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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Why is the answered questions percent dropping so rapidly?

I use Raspberry Pi SE as my base site on SE and I always check the answered questions percentage on the sidebar, as well as the other numbers, just to get an idea of how the site is doing. I had ...
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Community Bulletin

There is a community bulletin section on the left side of the main page. Is the only way to get questions on there to tag it under the featured tag? I have seen questions that were asked by users ...
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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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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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What should our site maxim be?

Currently, we don't have a centralized set of rules or general rule that we can refer to if a question is off-topic or not. While we do have the proposed FAQ, not a lot of people link to it or use it ...
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Is it possible to automatically fix question titles? [closed]

This is a request to SE, and while I'm guessing the answer is no, maybe this is something that could be considered if/when we leave beta. Can question titles be auto-edited when they are submitted? e....
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What questions should be protected, community questions?

What questions should be made protected, community questions? Post your proposals as answers. The rules are. A proposal shall be voted on for one week. After one week the proposal shall be evaluated. ...
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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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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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