Questions tagged [site-scope]

This tag is for questions about whether a topic is on-topic for this site or not. Use this to discuss the scope of the site in general rather than the on-topicness of a specific question. If you do cite specific examples describe for what reasons they should or shouldn't be on-topic for IoT.SE.

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Are Pure Coding Questions On-Topic?

This question is the second by the same author asking for code only help for Amazon Web Services. Here is my comment : As I said in my accepted answer to your previous question, I am not sure ...
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Are questions about the Tile tracker on-topic?

I want to ask a question about Tile, a Bluetooth location tracking device. Tile uses Bluetooth to communicate with the companion app on your smart phone or tablet. The Tile app "discovers" a Tile ...
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Are questions about the Samsung Gear S3 smartwatch on topic here?

I've been trying to find an appropriate StackExchange site to come to, to ask questions about using, configuring, and troubleshooting my Samsung Gear S3 smartwatch. This seems to be the closest fit so ...
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Are questions questions about things that are going to be used in IoT projects on-topic?

Inspired by this question: How can I send images from a webcam using a Raspberry Pi? The premise of the question is to use a Pi to send images from attached web cams to some point in the web. The ...
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Can I ask questions about smart TV not connecting / working properly here?

I've an issue with a particular piece of software that came with the tv not being able to connect in a smart TV. Would that type of question be on-topic as part of the IoT exchange. My thoughts are ...
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How to answer question when not much information about the issue is available and you cannot fetch it by yourself?

There is a vast discussion around this question and its answers, where it is difficult to say who is wrong and right. The question is about a function in a software, where a quite short text You ...
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Are Generic Bluetooth Questions on Topic Here?

There have over the past several months been many questions about CSR Bluetooth chips posted, all by the same user. Many of these have gone unanswered, and there's no clear relevance to classic IoT ...
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When Do We Consider Questions about Electronics Aimed at IoT Use Cases On-Topic?

While the close queue is certainly one thing that can and will take care of the following question in either direction I wanted to make a meta post about the on-topic-ness of questions like this one. ...
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Are MQTT, node-red etc questions on topic here?

I'm starting some home automation and monitoring. I'm using a mixture of commercial devices and some self build electronics. The devices are all tied together by a series of "drivers" that speak MQTT ...
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Are questions about programming embedded devices, sensors and Things on topic?

In the comments on this question there is a discussion about whether questions about programming devices are on topic or not. Let's take that discussion here on meta. Are questions like these on ...
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Should questions be closed as off-topic because “any answer will be of transient value”?

Referring to comments in question "How can I find Narrow band IoT module or chipset? [on hold]" In the comments it is argued that "it is of an essentially transient value. In other words, the answer ...
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What is IoT (Internet of Things)?

In Area51, while I was browsing, I saw 'Internet of Things' and joined this community. The description was: Beta Q&A site for everyday objects embedded with electronics to be sensed, monitored, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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-...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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, ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Protocol for device and language-specific questions

I'm wondering how we should handle the issue of builder questions (such as one of mine, for instance) where the answer might share some overlap with another SE focused on a device itself (e.g. ...
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What exactly is an “Internet of Things” device?

So, let's define this part of our scope. What do we call an IoT device? Does it contain non-commercial products (for example hue being allowed but homemade iot devices being not allowed - I think that ...
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Are security questions on-topic here?

First of all, welcome to this new SE site! I was wondering if we should allow security questions, as securing the communication between IoT devices (e.g. How do I secure communication between app and ...