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GPIO audio in vs using analog microphone - closed as duplicate

There are two questions that I think are quite different if you read them whole, not just the title. Analog Microphone with Raspberry PI [duplicate] Can I get audio input through the GPIO I don't ...
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Stack Exchange Annual hacking

Do we REALLY have to have this childish prank each year? This is hardly encouraging responsible adult behaviour.
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Congratulation Joan for 50k!

Congratulation to Joan for being the first user on RaspberryPi to reach the astonishing amount of 50k rep. Thanks for putting in that much effort (close to 2k answers) to help countless (stats say "~...
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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 question "opinion-based"?

I asked a question about how to recognize counterfeit Pis: Recognizing a counterfeit Pi It's getting close votes as "primarily opinion-based". I don't see how asking for clear, definite indicators ...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2019 [duplicate]

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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New Contributor inputs to a "Protected Question"

In this thread, an apparently well-meaning new contributor has run into a roadblock. The situation as I understand it is as follows: This "vintage" Q&A has been "protected" Existing answers ...
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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, in ...
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How to read electronics notation like 3V3, 1V8 and 1k8?

The use of 3V3 and 1V8 can be seen in several posts here and in the recent Raspberry Pi video Introducing the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+. I've spotted 1k8 as a resistor value in a few places (e.g. here ...
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Do we need the "Close vote" review process to show answers already in existance?

I am trying to do my duty by participating in the Review process but I find that when looking through the "Close Vote" review I have to look at the question in the normal view in order to see what ...
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How did the editor get around the six-character limit?

I'm looking at revision number two here. The editor said "previous suggested edit rejected: please do not add padding to get around the 6 char limit". However, when I load the side-by-side markdown ...
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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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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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Raspberry Pi updated site theme is ready for testing!

As part of implementing the new unified themes across the network, we're gradually rolling out updated site themes for each site. As of today, we have enabled your updated site theme for testing. If ...
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OpenCV questions relating to a Raspberry Pi Project

Is this the correct Forum to ask OpenCV questions in relation to a Raspberry Pi Based Robotics project? I asked one previously but a moderator moved it to Stack Overflow as they did not believe it was ...
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Please remove the limits on user access to the schematic tool

I'm in a discussion with a user who doesn't seem to have access to the schematic tool. Is there a "reputation threshold" for access to this tool? If so, can we get rid of them?
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Police / policy replies

Since this site is so fond of statistic in general and not in technical resolution to posts - can administrators let the people who just post "policy requirements" to STOP that? Freedom of speech is ...
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Would an armbian question be on-topic here, even if it is running on a different board?

would this question: https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/462785/armbian-dm-raid-module-has-gone-missing be on-topic here? In fact, the actual machine running the armbian is not a Raspberry Pi (...
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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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"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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Incorrect answers

Is there a process for arbitration of disagreements with respect to the "correctness" of an answer, or something presented in an answer as factual? Or, is the voting process considered to be the ...
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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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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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Url shortener Crusade

The Request I set out on the Crusade for the Holy Grail of no-redirections (named by Denilson Sá) to eliminate every shortened URL on Stack Overflow. But the foreign hordes are overwhelming me, ...
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Problem with markup

I posted an answer https://raspberrypi.stackexchange.com/a/85871/8697 This contains the following, but the numbers I included on the 2 actions seem to prevent code formatting from working Modify the ...
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What are the limits of sarcasm for a tongue-in-cheek answer?

I'd appreciate some feedback on an answer I just posted. If I've gone overboard with the sarcasm, please advise asap.
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Stack Overflow downgraded

Stack Overflow seems to been downgraded. You now do not see "New" questions only "Interesting" These only show the title (plus a lot of irrelevant crap) rather than the first few lines of the ...
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This answer is a comment

In this answer the author says: "I don't have enough rep to comment on your question so I had to post as an answer." The description text for the flag "not an answer" says: "This was posted as an ...
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How to handle conceptual questions?

I'm looking for a good way to help OP's with conceptual issues. Unlike StackOverflow, the Raspberry Pi forum is bombarded with people in genuine need of help in thinking about their problem. These ...
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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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Unfriendly for first Users

It seems that Stack Exchange in general is unfriendly to first time users. Most first time users come to this site with a quick question and do not read the FAQ (Who Does?) It basically cannot be ...
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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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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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Raspberry Pi logo rendered incorrectly on main site

As depicted below, the logo appears to have a rather odd white shape on the left of the 'Raspberry', which doesn't fit with the logo's border. This change only recently occurred in the last couple of ...
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New Tags for Pi3b+

Earlier this week, I created the pi-3b+ tag, which is currently used by 3 questions (including one I just added). However, while doing that I notice someone added a rpi3b+ tag (used by one question). ...
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Is it really appropriate to put this question on hold?

I am not complaining! I am just curious and would like to get a better understanding of how this community is running. This question is imho clear and I think it is possible to provide a helpful ...
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entering comment to user with @ the user name popup does not have spaces when user name does

I seem to be running into a problem when attempting to reply to a comment from a user whose user name has a space in it. When I use the @ symbol and begin typing the username, the name will appear is ...
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Where is my deleted question and answer?

This week, maybe on Monday, I have asked a question and self-answered it. Since I detected a mistake in my answer, I wanted to correct it. Until I figured out what the exact answer is (I needed to ...
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why don't you just try it?

Do we need a new reason for closing questions - 'why don't you just try it?" Pi Zero with minibian
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Community Promotion Ads - 2018 [duplicate]

It's almost February in 2018, which isn't supposed to be the proper time to cycle these, but for this year it'll be once again, so we'll be refreshing the Community Promotion Ads for this year now! ...
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Editing a question

Why was I not able to edit a question Who will clear my edits? and by when?
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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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WHY are people reluctant to post detail in questions

There seem to be more cryptic questions lately. People seem to be quite creative in inventing new abbreviations for Raspberry Pi but seem STRANGELY reluctant to actually include detail such as error ...
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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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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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Synonymise [stretch] and [raspbian-stretch] (and friends)

I've noticed a couple of synonyms regarding Raspbian versions that would benefit from being synonyms: jessie (441 questions) and raspbian-jessie (4 questions) stretch (76 questions) and raspbian-...
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What to do with out of Date Answers

What do you do when a post has a question that you would like an answer to but the answer is out of date. Like This One. Do you ask a similar question and risk having it closed or what do you do?
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Please can we have different tags for different types of Ubuntu

I do not have enough rep to create tags, but I think that there is a need now for tags to differentiate between types of Ubuntu. These are the one which are most prevalent on the RPi, the ones which I ...
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Why is it that the Raspberry Pi stack exchange does not seem that active?

I have posted many questions to the Raspberry Pi stack exchange and not that many people view it. This means that I don't get an answer to any of my questions.
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Should I edit posts that have one or more important words spelled incorrectly?

I would like to know this because there are many posts that, for instance, have a word or words spelled wrong, e.g. Raspbian as Rasbian. If these words are names of software or other important ...

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