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I agree that the question is clear — i.e. you can tell what it's asking, but that isn't the problem here. The issue is that any complete answer to that question would be unreasonably long; the question essentially requires a step-by-step tutorial... and that's something that this site isn't really built to handle. Too Broad generally means that your ...


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I'd love to hear everyone else's thoughts on whether this policy is useful I had thought we'd given up on this a number of months ago; I've just returned from a six week hiatus, and the chat rooms used to handle this have disappeared.1 I haven't looked back through the mod chat logs but my recollection is that Ghanima, Jacob, and I discussed this briefly ...


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I've made the following merges: wheezy -> raspbian-wheezy jessie -> raspbian-jessie stretch -> raspbian-stretch All with synonyms so they don't reappear. As for the lite forms, I suppose they can follow the same pattern -- since there is still a plain raspbian there might as well be a raspbian-lite, then a jessie-lite, etc. Realistically, most ...


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Although the author says that it should be a comment, what they wrote isn't actually something that would need to be posted as a comment. Comments here are primarily for requesting clarification or suggesting improvements to a post. They aren't really intended for discussion, half-answers, related anecdotes, or just as a space for anything that's not an ...


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I'm the mod that rejected your flag. I believe that the author made the comment remark because they couldn't provide what they felt was a definitive answer. Regardless of that possible opinion, the reply is in fact a valid answer. I'm not going to rehash all of @Aurora0001's points, but his answer summarizes my feelings on the matter fairly well. Don't ...


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We're going to start doing Office Hours. If you keep an eye on the chat room's schedule, you'll be able to see when at least one moderator will guarantee availability. This does not mean we're not around during other times. If you'd like to get our attention, you can always tag us and if we're on the site, we'll see that someone wants to talk in chat. ...


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I'm relatively new here, but, for what it's worth, I think this was a bad policy in general made worse by the non-conformance with the rest of the SE universe. There's nothing apparently special about this instantiation of SE that makes the issues raised in the question different than any other instantiation of SE. In all of them, for example, if you ...


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I like this site, which has helped me on a few occasions, and I am happy to use my expertise as an engineer to help others. I find it better, in particular better organised, than http://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/ so it is easier to find answers. The one failing this, and other Stack Exchange sites have, is lack of "sticky" answers. Probably 10% of the ...


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Glad to have you as a mod @goldilocks! Some of my thoughts... One thing some users may be unaware of is that you can ask and answer your own question all at once This is something I have noticed myself, and I think it would definitely help if more people knew this! ...the suggestion from Bex and others that we try and open the site up a bit to ...


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