Questions tagged [discussion]

The question you're asking is designed to solicit opinions or best-practices on a particular topic, with the goal of reaching community consensus.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
6
votes
6answers
164 views

Topic challenges to promote the site

I came across Worldbuilding's fortnightly topic challenges recently. It's based on this meta post on meta SE about topic challenges. I think this could be a nice way to promote our site by challenging ...
8
votes
1answer
56 views

Are questions about industrial control on-topic?

This question could arguably be described as in the retrocomputing realm of IoT. Although the protocol in question is 30 years old, the use case seems to align with industrial IoT applications. So ...
6
votes
1answer
113 views

Tag review: emqtt and emq

The tag emqttd was created lately. Since the project adopted the short name of EMQ a emq tag might be prudent (synonymized to each other). EMQ(Erlang MQTT Broker) is a distributed, massively scalable,...
-1
votes
2answers
53 views

What should our off-topic migration paths be? [closed]

Triggered by this question This question belongs on another site in the Stack Exchange network and the ongoing discussion of on-/off-topicness we need to agree on our main migration paths. As they ...
-1
votes
4answers
80 views

This question belongs on another site in the Stack Exchange network

This question belongs on the Security Stack Exchange. When I voted to close it as belonging to another site, the only option I had was here on meta. I have seen quite a few questions which clearly ...
5
votes
3answers
95 views

How can users be presented with a definition of IoT before being allowed to post?

It is becoming quite apparent that many people who find their way here have no idea what the Internet of Things is, and more importantly, is not. Surprisingly, when I look around the site, I can find ...
4
votes
1answer
56 views

Should question about Intel Compute Stick be on-topic?

Intel Compute Stick is a compute-on-a-stick device. For example it can be used to connect to your TV via HDMI (making it part of IoT?). Would question about it be on-topic? If it depends, then on ...
7
votes
3answers
146 views

When do we finally progress “Internet of Things” from beta to released?

Now all joking aside and still being new to all of this, what is beta a version of Internet of things? Or is beta a mix of different meanings? I am assuming we had an alpha stage right?
10
votes
3answers
69 views

Are questions about the shipping timetable on-topic?

I asked https://iot.stackexchange.com/q/680/250 which is about when a device will ship. Helmar suggests that questions about shipping timetables should be off-topic. What does this community think ...
6
votes
2answers
84 views

Answering clearly broad, unclear or simply off-topic questions that should be improved first

We had a couple of questions in the past few days that were not generally bad but rather unclear and broad: Internet controlled garage door Is there any way to track GPS device without WiFi, ...
3
votes
2answers
68 views

Are questions about web services on-topic?

There have been several questions about web services and applications recently, and some have received close votes, so I think it'd be helpful to discuss whether these questions are on-topic for the ...
10
votes
1answer
68 views

On-Topicness of programming questions in general

Strongly related discussion. We should widen this site-scope discussion to handle all possibly emerging programming questions not just the embedded aspect. We certainly will have questions about the ...
10
votes
3answers
134 views

On-Topicness of Embedded Programming Questions

Intel SPI flash descriptor While this question is a bit unclear at the moment I wanted to get a community view on embedded programming questions in general. Should they be generally on-topic? Off-...
6
votes
2answers
74 views

Are any shopping questions on topic?

There is a question about light switches, which I think is borderline just a simple shopping question. If it's asking for guidance on the class of device, or what to look for, I can see an argument ...
10
votes
5answers
373 views

Let's Advertise with Community Ads! [duplicate]

Now that we're in Public Beta, it's time to start thinking of how to spread the word! Let's start this Beta off strong by creating our own ads. Forgive me as a I plagiarize a post from 3D Printing. ...
11
votes
0answers
99 views

Congratulations, we're public!

It's been a tough pull in some ways. Many users have devoted much time publicizing, discussing, and working toward what we have before us today: A public site! I just want to say that I am thrilled, ...
8
votes
1answer
129 views

Let's discuss the site scope in chat! - January 2nd, 6PM GMT

After a discussion in the chat, it seems like it might be a good idea to have a discussion event about what we consider on/off-topic so that the site is more prepared for public beta. The event will ...
4
votes
2answers
70 views

Should legal or code questions be off-topic?

I saw this question asking about the UK regulations for making your own electrical equipment, and it got me thinking: if someone answers it one way and gets it wrong, and the guy's house burns down ...
3
votes
3answers
73 views

Where is the edge of [edge-device]?

Since it seems to be tag review season (judging by the amount of recent meta threads!), I think we need to consider whether edge-device is appropriate for the site, and if so, how we can improve the ...
6
votes
2answers
97 views

Take Your Once-in-a-Lifetime “Beta”-Badge Opportunity in Private Beta!

Since we won't be going public until 2017, we as private beta users should make every effort to keep the fire burning until the site does get opened to the general public. There is also a terrific ...
4
votes
2answers
35 views

Tag review: bluetooth-le

I suggest to rename (and synonymize) bluetooth-le with bluetooth-low-energy to be a little more verbatim and descriptive here. See here as a reference.
4
votes
1answer
32 views

Tag review: [tag:application-message]

application-message seems to address only mqtt-related questions - per its tag wiki and the two questions that use it so far. So while "application message" is certainly a term used with mqtt it ...
4
votes
2answers
70 views

Tag review: [tag:mqtt], [tag:mqtt-topic], [tag:mqtt-subscription]

I wonder if mqtt-topic and mqtt-subscription really add value over the more generic mqtt? These three questions currently using mqtt-topic as well as those three questions using mqtt-subscription (...
6
votes
1answer
59 views

How do we get the people who desperately want to use their new Christmas IoT stuff on the site?

Looks like we are not going public this year due to holidays. Please note that with the anticipated slowdown in traffic during the end-of-year holidays, we will not be evaluating this site for ...
7
votes
1answer
92 views

Which blogs and IoT communities might be interested in this site?

As suggested in A Recipe to Promote your Site, we need to start taking small, focused steps to start getting the word out about Internet of Things Stack Exchange. To help the site to grow, I think we ...
0
votes
5answers
110 views

Discussion about the IoT reference question

After a brief discussion in chat I have posted a start for a collection of relevant IoT resources on the main page. It is inspired by reference gathering posts around SE like this one on ELU. I have ...
6
votes
2answers
121 views

Essential questions #2: The IoT Tag Taxonomy

According to The Real Essential Questions of Every Beta one of the essential questions is to establish a good base for a taxonomy by using sensible tags. To help us keep the the taxonomy clean I'll ...
12
votes
4answers
135 views

Should I leave this community?

When I first joined IoT in Area 51, I selected that I was "just curious", because I was. Now I'm noticing that lots of the content is above me and I don't understand it. However, I do understand ...
5
votes
1answer
69 views

Easy questions - or: Are there questions just too simple for this site?

Over this question What does the Lively Medical Alert Watch Monitor? (prior to any edits) the following issue has been risen: Why the upvotes for someone who can't be bothered to Google? The ...
7
votes
2answers
59 views

How fast should I be accepting an answer?

I have noticed that the more prolific users of this site tend to accept the first answer to their question quite fast. Now there is obviously nothing wrong in accepting any good and thorough answers ...
6
votes
2answers
69 views

There's no shame in self-answering!

I was recently discussing self-answers in the IoT chat with Ghanima, and I think it's a good idea to bring this to everyone's attention: if you've recently encountered a problem and found your own ...
4
votes
1answer
46 views

IoT questions on other sites we can learn from

Recently, there was an IoT related question about WiFi modules on EE.SE. Wifi-enabled IoT boards with AP mode and SSL The question itself has been closed as primary opinion based, which it was ...
10
votes
4answers
236 views

Where can we get more Subject Matter Experts?

Where - and related: how - can we get more experts to join this site either now during private beta or later during open beta? We have to face it, IoT is a very wide field and contains myriads of ...
6
votes
1answer
53 views

Are questions about software/hardware primarily related to the Internet of Things on-topic?

I recently asked a question about a technical feature of Ubuntu Core (and specifically its package manager, Snappy). Some users voted to close this, so I think we should start a bigger discussion ...
10
votes
1answer
105 views

Scope and Audience of the Site

First (and possibly last) impressions: the scope is unclear, hence a lot of questions down voted and put on hold - possibly due to people like me, those who just have a curiosity of this type of ...
10
votes
1answer
57 views

Should these tags be plural?

We currently have the tags protocol and beacon but the tag standards, sensors, kitchen-appliances and over-the-air-updates. That's inconsistent. All those are either general concepts which have ...
6
votes
2answers
59 views

Protocol comparisions

We currently have two questions that are essentially asking for protocol comparisons. One is already closed and fails to garner reopen votes even after a edits, the other stands at three close votes. ...
6
votes
1answer
95 views

Are “how do I build X?” questions on-topic?

A few recent questions have asked about how a specific IoT device should be constructed, like so: How could I create an LPG indicator? It's almost certain that these questions will be too broad, ...
9
votes
10answers
189 views

Essential questions #4: site elevator pitch / tag line

According to The Real Essential Questions of Every Beta one of the essential questions private beta is to establish our tag line. This site's elevator pitch. I will not include a suggestion in the ...
10
votes
1answer
72 views

You have the power. Use your close votes!

We already have post regarding regular votes (Vote Early, Vote Often (Seriously)), but I want to cast a special light on close votes. Private beta is about making the scope of the site more clear. ...
7
votes
1answer
55 views

When is it acceptable to copy edit a tag wiki excerpt and description from other SE site?

So there is this initiative about Keeping tags clean from start. I think this includes adding tag descriptions and excerpts as soon as possible. There will be tags, there are tags which are already ...
5
votes
1answer
55 views

Wi-Fi vs. Wireless Tags

While wireless and Wi-Fi do not mean the same (one could reasonably consider wireless as a hypernym of Wi-Fi), they are often used as synonyms. This poses a certain problem for our emerging taxonomy. ...
4
votes
2answers
40 views

I would like to propose a tag for Philips Hue

Finally we've got a chance to have a site for this long-standing out of scope topic! Thanks guys! I would like to propose the creation of a "philips-hue" tag. While it's a very specific vendor-...
5
votes
1answer
50 views

Smart-Things vs Smartthings

smartthings has been created and I get an annoying warning when trying to change it to smart-things. Generally all multi-word tags should be hyphenated. Can we please change the tag name. Since it is ...
11
votes
2answers
58 views

Keeping tags clean from the start

I want to provide some basic reminders regarding tags. As many of you will know from the other SE sites you participate in, tags are not on the top of the pile functionality wise in the SE sites. ...
5
votes
1answer
41 views

On-Topicness of the question “OCF membership levels”

I wanted to bring this to meta. What are the differences of the Open Connectivity Foundation membership levels? I have two points I want to address in that question and ask meta if we should accept ...
1
vote
1answer
77 views

What topics can I ask about here? [closed]

What's on-topic or not will naturally evolve during private beta but should finally be condensed into this part of the FAQ: https://iot.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic I would think it easier to ...
5
votes
2answers
40 views

When will the help center info be filled in?

When will the help center contain information relevant to this site specifically, or does it already and I just can't find it?
7
votes
4answers
122 views

I'm afraid to downvote because I will lose reputation

Some posts I see here are lower quality. However, if I downvote, I'll lose reputation and lose privileges. Is there a way for me to express my opinion on this new site without the loss of rep?
9
votes
4answers
144 views

Are device recommendations on topic?

I'd like to ask a question about a device that can monitor specific things. Are recommendation questions on topic? To make this more concrete, I'd like to a weather sensing station. This would ...