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Merging of [xbmc] -> [kodi] tags

I've merged xbmc into kodi; this means that anyone who tries to use xbmc will have to use kodi instead. The point is to keep all these questions together for obvious reasons, but to go forward with ...
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Why is there no [spi] tag?

There are tags for i2c and 1-wire, but there's no tag for spi. Why not? There are something like 200 questions already on the site that could be classified using such a tag. Instead, they have tags ...
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Let's get critical: Mar 2015 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Raspberry Pi Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google, ...
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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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Back ticks not showing up?

The back-tick "result-of-quote" character ` used in *nix scripts doesn't appear to render properly in posts. a=` cat file.txt` Mmh it is working here but it definitely not working on the following ...
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Missing Tag for 'speech-synthesis'

I am reputational-challenged (because I am a newbie to the site I hasten to add) - and am therefore deemed unworthy to add a tag 'speech-synthesis' at this point. If it seems reasonable to do this - ...
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Can someone create speech-recognition tag?

It seems that all posts related to speech recognition are tagged as "audio" which is inaccurate or at least incomplete. I believe this happens because nobody interested in this issue has the required ...
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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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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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qtonpi tag is flagged as unusable?

I was recently editing a question that used the qtonpi tag. When I had finished my edit I selected Save Edits, only to get this: Obviously, I found this a bit strange, since qtonpi is an actual ...
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Greetings from your newest moderator

I'm happy to have been appointed as a new moderator pro tempore, next to Jivings and Steve Robillard. Full fledged regular Stack Exchange sites get to hold elections, but we have to make it out of ...
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Are “thank you” or similar notes allowed in questions and answers?

Are "thank you" or similar notes allowed in questions and answers? I believe that they are banned on some other engineering forums.
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Rest In Pieces, where is the Pi Graveyard? [closed]

Doh! Shortcuicuited my Pi today while trying to finalise the "Underhouse rover V1" for a friend who needs his under floor inspecting at his new house (We think something died there) Oh well, one for ...
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Can we put the “Raspberry Pi as power switch” on hold?

The "raspberry pi as power switch" question is not particularly good, and is very old, but continue to attract dubious quality answers. While it would be sad to close it altogether, maybe it is time ...
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How can we encourage basic research?

I seem to find a lot of questions where the asker has not done basic research. Sometimes the answer is all over the web, sometimes the question is even a duplicate of what we have already got. Do we ...
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When close vote, why can we migrate the question only to meta.raspberrypi.stackexchange.com?

When I review Close Votes, I often want to migrate the question to Unix & Linux, or Server Fault because it is not specific to Raspberry Pi. But the only site I can migrate to is Meta RPi.SE. ...
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Let's get critical: Sep 2014 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Raspberry Pi Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google, ...
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What should I do when my question is specious but has a good answer?

I asked a question asking how to get equivalent behaviour in Raspbian and Raspbmc. I received what appears to be an interesting answer from Sam Nazarko, the developer of Raspbmc (although I couldn't ...
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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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Where are the Review items

I recently passed 2000 and now review shows 63 items to review. Where and what are they? I have looked a Close Votes, First Posts etc. How can I reset this to 0 so I can have a clean start?
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Unable to mark a duplicate, unless already upvoted or accepted answer?

Tried to mark a duplicate of the old question and got an error message: This question does not have an upvoted or accepted answer The previous question was answered in the comment section (never ...
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How to decide/action make a Wiki?

Is this a good question to make a Wiki out of? Is there a serious alternative to the Raspberry Pi that includes Gigabit Ethernet? And what is the process to flag this up?
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Are “install software on debian” - questions on topic?

I flagged this one as off-topic How to install a Lisp compiler? simply because I think that it is a general debian installation is off-topic. The flag was declined. What did I misunderstand?
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How can I spread butter on my Toast using a Pi?

I have seen some allot of questions that are way over the border of anything to do with the Pi. eg. How to setup FQDN with Pi for sendmail? The only reason the question is allowed because it has the ...
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Convert to a board covering Single-board Computers [duplicate]

I'm personally an owner of 2 Raspberry Pis and just got my shipment of Cubietruck (Cubieboard3). Unfortunately, this product is not very well documented anywhere or the documentation is outdated. The ...
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Could more arm dev-boards be on topic?

Dear fellow Raspberry Pi lovers, I know this question has been asked before, but the last time seems to have been a while ago, and I think it might be time to consider it again. We all love our Pi's,...
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It’s time to get back on course

I’ve noticed a growing obsession with numbers on Raspberry Pi these past few months. The thing is, watching stats isn’t your job. Your job is to create the very best body of Raspberry Pi knowledge on ...
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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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We need more of a Meta presence like Arduino SE and some ideas

I popped over to Arduino SE, as I was planning on asking a question or two. However, I got side-tracked by some meta posts, some that we really could do with. First off, they linked to a SE blog-post ...
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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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Does Self-Evaluation affect graduation chances?

There are a number of questions on this meta to do with the chances of the site's graduation from Beta. There is a common theme regarding lack of participation in areas other than the main Q&A. ...
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Being pressured to answer my own question

I have a question that is a few months old, and has no answer: Logitech K700 keyboard doesn't show up in /dev/input Today a user began pressuring me to add my own answer to the question, despite ...
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Raspberry Pi's and Server Fault

Are questions regarding the Raspberry Pi platform topical on Server fault?
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Let's get critical: Mar 2014 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Raspberry Pi Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google, ...
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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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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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Thank you Raspberry Pi Stack Exchange! A book was born

I never thought I would, but I did. I published a book :) And it all started here at this Stack Exchange. Thanks to all the questions that I could answer and all the answers to my question. I have ...
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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 this ...
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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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Where did I go?

Some of you may or may not have noticed, but I stopped answering questions recently. Some of you may have thought I abandoned the Raspberry Pi community if you did notice this. I have not left the ...
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Topic of the Week in the Chat room: First Time Raspberry Pi Usage

Week 1 Topic: First Time Raspberry Pi Usage In the interest of making the chat room a more popular place to talk, we're going to start having a topic of the week as suggested in another meta question. ...
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Let's get critical: Dec 2013 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Raspberry Pi Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google, ...
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Let's populate our chatroom

I recently went over to the Code Review beta site, and for some reason felt inclined to join one of their chat rooms. Over the time I have chatted with them, I have learned a lot about the community ...
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More elegant way to integrate code snippets into blockquotes?

I like to quote instructions and comments from other sites in my answers. A lot of the time, these quotes will have code snippets in them. Right now the integration for them doesn't look right to ...
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Hats or No Hats? (2013)

It's that time of year again: Winter Bash 2013. Details: This event will run from 16 December 2013 to 3 January 2014. Users will be able to see their entire hat collection at http://winterbash2013....
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What happens when somone buys one of these things?

This product looks to be a rip off Raspberry Pi. What happens when people get one of these, then have problems with it and come asking here? Looks pretty cool really with 7 USB ports, being smaller ...
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Best wording/etc when I know the answer to the question I am asking?

I have what I think is a pretty cool question +answer. What is the best way to encourage discussion (possibly find alternative solutions)? How long to leave the question before answering? I think ...
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Timespan of the Beta period

As a corollary to this question which rightly bemoans the lack of question acceptance, is there a time limit on the Beta period? I can see the criteria for transition to a full site and I see that ...
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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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What to do if I answered a question incorrectly and the user self-deleted the question

I was attempting to help a user and accidentally gave him a link that didn't address his question totally. He was asking about what 'running apt-get install <x-software> does (how it knows ...

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