Jivings
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Who should moderate our site?
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I would like to nominate myself for the position. Here are my credentials: profile for Jivings on Stack Exchange, a network of free, community-driven Q&A sites http://stackexchange.com/users/...

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"Too many of your edits were rejected, try again in 7 days." What did I do wrong?
8 votes

You've been doing a great job editing, please keep it up. However, I have been trying to attract your attention, as some of your edits were not good enough and I wanted to discuss them with you. ...

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Are hardware hacks off topic?
7 votes

I stick with my previous reasoning for this. Questions must be judged on a case-by-case basis. In this case, since the the OP wants to integrate his hardware directly with the Pi, I believe that ...

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Will Questions about the new Compute module and it's IO Board be on-topic?
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Yes to both questions. Questions about the Compute Module (under the same scope of what is already defined in the help centre) will be on topic here. And I'm sure a tag will arise as questions are ...

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How do I write good tag wikis?
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There have been a great deal of bad suggested tag edits. Here are a few examples: Python Python is a programming language that lets you work more quickly and integrate your systems more ...

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Can we rename this site to be more inclusive of Linux ARM hardware?
7 votes

I think this should stick to Raspberry Pi hardware/software. I expect there to be enough interest so that we don't need to branch out.

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Should we enforce consistent abbreviating?
7 votes

I don't think it matters all that much. It's pretty clear what is being spoken about so there's no confusion. The only thing is that it looks untidy to me. Rasp Pi is neither one nor the other ...

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Should questions be accepted based on who answered first?
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6 votes

It happens. Keep posting good answers and don't worry about the reputation. That will come later :)

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Tools for trusted users
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6 votes

Here you go! Courtesy of ManisEarth who dug the link up for me; https://stackapps.com/q/2116

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Is the lack of marked answers going to affect our graduation chances?
5 votes

You bring up some good points. We need more people going through the old questions/unanswered questions list and commenting, upvoting, and flagging, trying to get people to mark answers and ...

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What to do with Electronics questions?
5 votes

Yes, most definitely. I've been meaning to do this for a while. I submitted; Questions primarily about electronics and circuitry are off-topic when they are not directly related to the Raspberry ...

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Flag for "Duplicate Post" declined... now I'm puzzled?
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Sorry about the poor user experience. I was a bit tired that day. Here's how my response should have read; Flags are useful when the nature of content is obvious, such as an exact duplicate, off ...

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How would you describe the Raspberry Pi.SE community?
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I don't think it would strengthen our relationship with the foundation (which is already tenuous) if we are promoting ourselves too much on Wikipedia at their expense. Nevertheless, I cannot stop you ...

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What should our site maxim be?
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I participated in the original discussion of this topic, and this morning I read your whole argument with bngtlrs about it, which I assume spawned this meta discussion. Since that time this issue has ...

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Are we using too many too-detailed tags?
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My advice is, don't worry about it. The policy for SO is that any single use tags will be deleted after a certain amount of time. What's important is that the heavily used tags have EXCELLENT tag ...

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Site design for Raspberry Pi community
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This is awesome news! Congratulations everyone :) I can't fault the design Paweł, I think it's impeccable, and your reasoning behind it is excellent. I can't wait to see it in action!

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How can I spread butter on my Toast using a Pi?
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I have closed that question. It is easier for us to see and moderate posts when they already have action taken on them by users. When you vote to close a post it's more than just casting your opinion,...

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Are questions of the form 'How do I wire…' on-topic here?
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I'm afraid there's no clear answer to this question. All I can say is that it depends. This would be my general test for off-topic'ness: If the Raspberry Pi is involved in your question in such a ...

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Enable syntax highlighting for code
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Thanks for your question. Unfortunately syntax highlighting is not enabled by default when a site is in beta. Since we are a site that does not deal primarily with programming languages, we may not ...

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Why not to use "Link Answers"
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I think you'll find this topic discussed a lot elsewhere :) Are answers that just contain links elsewhere really "good answers"? Should I flag answers which contain only a link as "...

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Compiling kernels, writing drivers, etc
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Compiling a kernel can be heavily dependant on the architecture of the target platform. In our special, bespoke situation, kernel compilation will be different to more generic hardware. I believe ...

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Is the revision tag useful?
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It's difficult to say if a tag that has just been added has any value. From the little experience I've had watching this site grow I can see that many tags that I didn't think would be useful have ...

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Question about a Mortarboard badge?
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For Mortarboard you need 200 reputation from votes alone. Mortarboard bronze; awarded once; same family as Epic (silver), Legendary (gold) Earned more than 200 reputation from vote types ...

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Do we need web-browser specific tags?
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No, we don't need these tags. But don't worry about it too much. Bad tags will be underused and decay (or be helped to decay) over time. Only in time can we tell which tags will be the most ...

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Unable to mark a duplicate, unless already upvoted or accepted answer?
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Probably because linking to that question from a dupe is not very helpful for the asker. There's no way of knowing that the question is answered when it is done in comments. You could always answer ...

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We need more of a Meta presence like Arduino SE and some ideas
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Remember we have been in Beta a lot longer than Arduino.SE (609 days longer to be exact). We went through the same processes as them, and had the same discussions that they are having in the early ...

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How can we create FAQs in a way that complements the Stack Exchange format?
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Why we should have an FAQ I agree entirely with the points raised by xxmbabanexx. It would be extremely useful to have a place on the site in which new or returning users could find out information ...

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raspi question on other SE sites
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This has been proposed already. If you would like to look at this question and this follow up. The issue we had was that the idea didn't gain quite enough traction, it was difficult to synchronize ...

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How are we going to deal with the naming convention?
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We have been trying to encourage users to not use shorthand and to just type Raspberry Pi. However, it's probably unlikely that we will be able to eradicate all shorthand, and editing every ...

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How can I help the web site?
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Great! There's plenty of interesting work to be done. Currently we're looking for a designer to help us with our community advert. Firstly we're choosing a logo and then we shall be mocking up the ...

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