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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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Large increase in posts by new users who have not taken the Tour

I have noticed over the past couple of days a rather large increase in first posts by new users. Especially new users who haven't earned the bronze badge for taking the Tour. Surprisingly most of the ...
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Why are my comment flags on obvious garbage comments declined?

I'm not an avid participant in RPi.SE, but I do refer it pretty often when I need help with my RPi. Whenever I come across posts with too chatty comments, I normally flag them (I've been doing so on ...
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Why do we receive questions about iPhones?

On more than one occasion I have come across a question whether in a review queue or just from browsing the site relating to an iPhone. Most recently it was this, https://raspberrypi.stackexchange....
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Is it okay to ask a question deliberately and answer it almost instantly?

I have been playing around with Raspberry Pis for close to a year now and I have a keen interest in Ad-Hoc operations in wireless mediums. I have recently found out that a USB-Wireless Dongles with ...
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Ambiguous Frequency Tag

I was browsing through the tags to look for some to edit, in the pursuit of the research assistant badge when I cam across the "frequency" tag. It currently has 6 questions associated with it, but ...
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Ambiguous Flash Tag

I was browsing through the tags to look for some to edit, in the pursuit of the research assistant badge when I cam across the "flash" tag. It currently has 8 questions associated with it, but they ...
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Can the Profile of “Christian” and “Christian Marinelli” be merged?

As per this answer and below comment the profiles of "Christian" and "Christian Marinelli" seem to point to the same user. As described in the comment this was due to forgetting the password of one ...
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Is it acceptable to use an archive source such as the Wayback Machine and archive.is?

Is it acceptable to use these type of sources when the information doesn't exist anywhere else or it has disappeared in an answer or question?
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Should tag wlan be a synonym of wifi?

We currently have the tag wifi with nearly 900 questions. We also have the tag wlan which has just 28 questions and no tag wiki. On other sites, for example SuperUser, tags with these two names are ...
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Are moderators allowed to delete questions on here

I asked a question about problems I was having with my wifi on raspbian, on my Raspberry Pi 3, and my odd discovery that the 'find' command couldn't find certain files regarding wpa_supplicant. My ...
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2017 Community Moderator Election Results

Raspberry Pi 's second moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the 2 new moderators are: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank them for ...
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Is it acceptable to accept your own answer

...when you posted the answer with the question and checked the "Answer your own question – share your knowledge, Q&A-style" box? Should you wait a period of time to give the community a chance ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2017

It is a bit late into this new year, being that we're already in the second month, but we are now cycling the Community Promotion Ads for 2017! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion ...
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2017 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
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2017 Community Moderator Election

The 2017 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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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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Removal of response from the site

I have a question about my Raspberry Pi Stack Exchange post: apt-get update gives me errors with mirrordirector.raspbian.org I answered the question yesterday. I had a similar problem and the ...
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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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Can I quote GPL code here?

I wish to quote some code that was released under the GNU Public Licence 2 (or at user's desire, a later version) but I am aware that content published here is to be licensed with a (modified?) MIT ...
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how to reduce image from 16GB SD card to fit on 8 GB card

for what reason was my post deleted? if I did something wrong, please tell me so I won't do it again. However I believe my question to be valid and inoffensive...
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What is the purpose of drive-by anonymous downvoting without making comments?

I am new here, and I can't imagine why someone would just click to downvote a newby's question without bothering to comment on why, or even better, to offer refinements or suggestions or answers. ...
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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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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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My question was put on hold as too broad - why? [duplicate]

My question was put on hold as too broad. My question is about getting ssh working from windows to the Raspberry pi zero without installing bonjour etc; - Why is that too broad? I can't get much ...
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How to Learn Pi

What are the basics needed to learn Raspberry Pi? This is a nice question and currently is on the way to being closed for being to broad. But I think we should keep it open and make the answer into a ...
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Piversify - The community driven blog dedicated to the Raspberry Pi

Piversify is a blog dedicated to the Raspberry Pi, written by members of the raspberrypi.stackexchange.com community. Learn more about the why, what, who, and how-to here: We Started a Blog! Now ...
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Improving link-only answers

Link-only answers are strongly discouraged and it is highly preferable to include the essential parts in the answer itself with the link for reference only. In addition to the comments we post to ...
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Do we need the Communication tag?

We currently have 56 questions tagged communication. This strikes me as a meta-tag which has no intrinsic merit. Most of the questions are also tagged with a specific form of communication: serial, ...
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Crosspost prevention

Say one realizes in hindsight that a question better fits another Stackexchange. How to close the one here to avoid cross-posting effects? Or.. is there another - better - route to take?
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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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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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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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Should my edit which was rejected be applied again if I can explain my reasons on Meta?

I edited a question with the following intension: remove the noise at the beginning which is not related to the actual question at all: Many questions have been asked about how to find my Pi on my ...
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Is a statement and link to research of a problem considered off topic at RPI.SE?

Please forgive my ignorance. I'm having a hardware problem, which is on-topic per Help Center | What topics can I ask about here?. I also posted a link for the research I performed. The research ...
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What is the link to the Raspberry Pi Stack Exchange Blog?

I believe that there is a Raspberry Pi Stack Exchange Blog but am unable to find the URL link to access it. Does anyone happen to know the URL to access it?
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Add new tags [ada-language] [gnat-compiler] [cobol-language] [gnucobol-compiler]

While creating my question I found that there are no tags for the ADA language, the GNAT compiler, nor the COBOL language and the GNUCOBOL compiler. ADA is used in many real-time critical ...
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Gaining more flags

I have started utilising the flag system more often as of late and I have noticed that I have accumulated flags. What I mean is I originally had the ability to flag ten posts, before I "ran out of ...
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Blog contribution give-away - call for vote

As outlined here we want to give away a nice Pi2 for the most popular blog article. Nominated are all* community** contributions published before June 13th - listed for your convenient voting as ...
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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 with these update and upgrade tags?

We seem to have four tags about updating and upgrading: update To update is to "make (something) more modern or up to date." This question should pertain to how to update the Pi's OS's, ...
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Why have I not Gained Reputation

On this meta site I have two questions, one with 5 Votes and one with 4 Votes I do not think I have gained reputation from getting upvoted. Is there a rule that you cannot make reputation with upvotes ...
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How is this question too broad?

I was browsing the site and came across this question. I don't think it's that great of a question, but I don't think it's that bad of a question either. Certainly not worth 5 downvotes and being ...
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Green banner on the Raspberry Pi StackExchange

I noticed that at some point this year (I think), that the green banner became an enlarged version of a PCB. Having looked at it, to my eye it does not appear to be of the Pi's PCB. How did this ...
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Is “Community” pushing themed questions now?

This night Community choose eight audio related questions to push in a row (ok, one HDD/WiFi question in between). Is this intentionally? If so has it been observed before? (I cannot remember to have ...
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poor discourse on all stackexchange

I have found the discourse to be very poor on all of stack exchange to the extent that I have banned its usage by my students The system is poorly designed with unhelpful people getting a lot of say ...
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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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The use of proper grammar and spelling on Raspberry Pi StackExchange

Recently I have started editing lots of posts and here are some common themes I have noticed. There is a tendency for people to start questions saying they want something, personally I find this rude ...
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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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My flag button doesn't work properly [duplicate]

Recently I tried to flag this to be migrated by clicking flag then the "should be closed" option then "off-topic because..." and then "This question belongs on another site in the Stack Exchange ...

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