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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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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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We Started a Blog!

A Blog!? Back in December we talked about starting a community blog, much like you'll find on some other StackExchange sites. We have now officially launched PiVersify on tumblr. Our goal is to ...
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Raspberry Pi Christmas give-away! Participate now!

The Raspberry Pi elves have been working hard this Christmas, and to celebrate the festivities (and the graduation!) we're going to be giving away a Raspberry Pi to five of this years most revered ...
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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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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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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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Can we ask questions related to banana pi here?

Is it allowed to ask questions related to banana pi here?
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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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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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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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Vote for a logo design!

As you may have seen if you were present in The Bakery, we have been blessed with a great designer willing to create a logo. The following are the prototype designs that Ronan Forman of Arqade has ...
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Senior member continuously mildly abusive towards newbies

This is not a fun post to write. There is a member in this forum who is continuously mildly abusive towards new users. The answers and comments are just short of the line of being "rude and abusive", ...
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Christmas give-away - Best original Raspberry Pi project idea [closed]

Nominations for the Christmas give-away entry number 4! We love to hear about your projects! But which is the most ambitious, exciting, or downright crazy?!
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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 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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Cleaning up link-only answers

A week or so ago Dmitry Grigoryev brought up the problem of informationless answers and how we deal with them. This was largely inspired by a popular Stack Exchange Meta post from several years ago. ...
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Community Promotion Ads 2016

It's 2016 now, and we've made some changes to the sidebar size, and so with it, we now have finally reached the time to start Community Promotion Ads on your graduated site! What are Community ...
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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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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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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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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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Why isn't non-pi but pi-like hardware supported here?

Someone asked a question, which was put on hold for "This question does not appear to be specific to the Raspberry Pi within the scope defined in the help center". Then the asker went ahead and ...
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Site design for Raspberry Pi community

My name is Paweł, I’m a product designer at Stack Exchange. I’m super happy for you, because the process of graduation has begun! This site will be out of beta very soon. Congratulations to all of you!...
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The evaluation period is over. We need your feedback!

As some of you may have noticed, we have technically come to the end of the pre-set evaluation period of 90 days. Although this does not mean we shall be given an answer immediately, it does mean ...
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Want to write for a blog?

One of the most important, and hardest, tasks for a new beta site is to get more members. A blog could be a great way to evangelize our nice, little site while getting more members and increasing ...
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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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2017 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

Raspberry Pi Stack Exchange is scheduled for an election starting next week, January 23rd. In connection with that election, we will be hosting a Q&A here for candidates. This will be an ...
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Are we facing a problem with handling the First Posts Review Queue?

For those who have looked through the stats on First Posts Review Queue, you will notice I sit at the top of most reviewed with over 4500 reviews. I have over the past months become aware that it ...
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Pi Model tag naming is not consistent

We have multiple tags for the various models of the Raspberry Pi: model-a, pi1, pib+, pi2, and pi-zero And two related tags: models and raspberry-pi-foundation As you can see, there are differences ...
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Are we enforcing Stack Overflow's English-only rule?

Stack Overflow has an English-only rule. Given Raspberry Pi is such a well-defined subject area, with such a diverse user-base, are we going to stick to English-only or allow questions in other ...
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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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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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Why does the close votes queue have so many posts in them?

I have noticed since I started delving into reviewing posts on Raspberry Pi StackExchange that the closes votes queue always seems to have a large number of posts in it. Currently there are 22 posts ...
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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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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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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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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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Privilege Levels

While it's nice that the site has finally graduated, it seems that the privilege levels may be a problem. It makes sense for them to have risen, but I wonder if they've risen too high. In the past, ...
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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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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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Site Graduated!

As you can see the new design just went live. Which means this site has been officially launched! Congratulations! Thank you for your valuable design feedback. We have also themed the twitter account ...
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We proudly present: Schematics!

Following up on Should we have Schematics? we can now proudly announce that the embedded Circuit-Lab schematics editor is available for questions and answers at our main site (and meta too). Just ...
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Should we have Schematics?

Because of the Pi's usage in electronics projects, we have a few questions related to connecting the Pi to various circuitry, which occasionally will require diagrams to demonstrate how it could work. ...
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Raspberry Pi give-away - blog participation

As you're all aware - We Started a Blog! and to stimulate community contributions we will be giving one shiny Raspberry Pi away*. Eligible for nomination are contributions within the next three ...
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Moderator Pro Tem Announcement

Throughout the beta, we need members from the site whose focus is to engage the community, both in community-building issues and site management. That's why we select a few members from each community ...
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Why is Raspberry Pi StackExchange still in Beta?

I have not experienced any bugs on this site since I started using it, or anything that needs to be added in comparison to the other StackExchange sites. Sorry, just curious.
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Enable Tag warning

We carry some tags around which are frequently misused, despite their usage guidance messages, e.g. raspberry-pi-foundation: The Raspberry Pi Foundation created the Raspberry Pi. Please, DO NOT ...
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Late 2017 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

Raspberry Pi is scheduled for an election next week, November 6th. In connection with that, we will be holding a Q&A with the candidates, as we did earlier this year. This will be an opportunity ...
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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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