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2023: a year in moderation

It’s that time of the year again! As we wave goodbye to last year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here might be ...
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Middle Sidebar Advertising

As you all know, advertising is an important source of revenue for Stack Overflow and it helps us support all the sites across the Stack Exchange Network and the resources that go into maintaining and ...
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2022: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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2021: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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Duplicates on other SO sites

See: Can't connect to Mosquitto broker with local IP address This is basically a (lower quality) duplicate of the SO question https://stackoverflow.com/q/65278648/504554 Should there be a way to ...
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2021 Community Moderator Election Results

Moderator election #1 on Internet of Things has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the new moderator is: They will be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank them for ...
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How did excitement for this site die down?

I see that in 2017 people were very excited about this site, for at least a year: However that chat room has been quite silent since then, and the last Meta post by a user was over a year ago. As an ...
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2021 Community Moderator Election

The 2021 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks, ...
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Seeking comparison site for SBCs (and would it be on-topic to ask on our main site?)

After my (unanswered) question Seeking ESP32 with display which is supported by the PlatformIO debugger, I thought that I would scrape the PlatformIO docs at https://docs.platformio.org/en/latest/...
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Are questions about problems with a Fitbit on topic?

If I had a problem with my Fitbit, would it be on-topic to ask about it here? This was originally asked on Super User in this question.
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2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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Please welcome anonymous2 back to the moderation team!

I'm pleased to announce that anonymous2 has decided to return to the moderation team! He'll be joining us from today, back handling flags and keeping the site clean. I'm sure anonymous2's record ...
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2019: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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Goodbye, world (resignation notice)

For those who don't know me well, it's probalby because I'm not very active in the form of questions and answers. As a moderator for going on three years, I've been far more active doing general ...
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Seeking an STM32 - is the question on-topic?

I am looking for a board, and think that I need someone to say that they have used it, rather than googling for it, and can confirm that it does what I want. I would like to program in Ada, so the ...
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Adding something to the community wiki

I posted a reasonably sized answer to I am new to IOT and am looking for some platform I can use to learn how to create IOT applications As I posted it, I knew that it would be closed (currently held)...
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Looking for good IoT reading material

Is there any regular publication (or even a book(s)) on IoT in general? Or good online sites, worthy of regular reading? I would be interested in articles on: SBCs, such as ESP and Raspberry Pi (...
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Is device detection on-topic?

If not, then how can word it? If not possible to be on topic here, then where? Tl;dr - how can I detect the presence of a Xiaomi Mi Band 3? The full story: As you can see from my question on h/w ...
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Community Promotion ad on Raspberry Pi SE

Greetings which I hope make it past the remove greetings bot ;) I added the IoT.SE community promotion ad used in years past at https://raspberrypi.stackexchange.com/ to the new (2019) selection ...
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How to track my movements with BLE?

I doubt that this is on topic, or that I can make it so, in order to get an answer on our main site (can I?). please note that I am not looking for an answer here in Meta. Basically, I want to ...
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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, in ...
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Are questions about robot vacuums on-topic?

We have an interesting question about a Xiaomi robot vacuum over on Super User: https://superuser.com/questions/1367083/rogue-start-up-of-robot-sweeper Unfortunately it is off-topic there as it is ...
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Reopen vote on question that should be deleted

The following question is pretty obviously (at least to me) unsalvageable, the edit was made to point out how badly written the question was and doesn't improve it at all (apart from to make it even ...
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Is IoT SE able to handle Technical Questions with Accuracy?

Is IoT SE able to handle Technical Questions with Accuracy? Or is there simply too small a pool of people who can tell workable ideas from unworkable ones which are obviously unbacked by any subject ...
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New Year—New Tagline?

The Current Tag Line We had several discussions over our site's tag line so far. It started out on day two of our private beta with the initial ideas for our site's elevator pitch. We also had a few ...
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Iot Stack logo addition?

When looking at accounts on my profile, we have a generic logo. Lots of other stacks have cool designs. Is anyone accepting design concepts for an IoT logo?
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Let's advertise with Community Ads! (2018)

Aurora posted an answer on the existing Community Ads Post from last year, mentioning that 2018 Community Ads season is in! This is the chance for us as a community to propose and design creative &...
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Cannot select what ever tag for "Next tag badge" selector

In my profile I have to follow smartHome badge instead of for example networking badge, which is my top tag. The selector does not give any other option, it has only that one value. What is wrong?
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Can't switch to tracking tag badge progress

On other sites I can choose to track tag badges instead of showing my next privileges. However the little cog to reach that setting is missing on IoT. Is this a private beta thing or a bug? Maybe it'...
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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 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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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. ...
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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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How should this site's general chat room be named?

Unable to find the general chat room for this new site and thus assuming it does not yet exist: How should our main chat room be named? It is custom to use a clever play of words on the topic of the ...
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Experiment: More aggressive review queue indicator

Update on Meta.SE: What criteria should we use to determine which review queue indicator a site will have? Over on Meta Stack Exchange, I announced an experiment that would: Turn on the review queue ...
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Can I get notifications for my favorite questions?

Is there any way to follow my favorite questions to get notifications (answer, comment) to my messages inbox such as the question I asked? If there is not, could you add this feature?
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Helping this site grow — can users interested in our site find us?

Recently, the site has been starting to attract quite a few more views and users, which is very encouraging. However, I don't think the site is doing a great job at attracting some of our core ...
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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 ...
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One year in beta: how are we doing?

Related: 90 days into beta: how are we doing? So here we are. Time has flown, and we have now been in beta for exactly 365 days - a full year. Let's take a look at the stats: 1.1 questions per day ...
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How Kosher are picture heavy answers?

A few weeks ago I asked a question and got some excellent responses. Based on those responses I did some more research and worked out a solution. That said, the responses are incomplete -- There was a ...
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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?
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Annoying suggested edits indicator

Since I reached 1k I have an annoying all-time present suggested edits indicator stuck at 8. It's stuck at eight. At first I thought it might be the problem about my own edits being shown. ( Number ...
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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 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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Why does header show +6 but Answer show -1

For this answer... https://iot.stackexchange.com/a/2215/3640 Admittedly not a great answer, but why does the Achievements rep shows +6 for this answer but the answer itself shows -1. How can that be?
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About Posting Alternative Answers — Why Multiple Answers Are a Good Thing!

The Observation The tour page that captures the essence of the Q&A format of Stack Exchange rather well contains two very important sentences about answers. The first being: This site is all ...
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Will we go down with the number of questions each day?

Today, when I was looking in the Area 51, I found that the number of questions asked in this site seems to be 1 per day, which it says to be poor. As I have noticed, SE will has removed sites from ...
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Closing or mark questions as answered

I noted that the question: Remote access through carrier-grade NAT is answered, but not via a answer but via a reference to another answer. The thing is that it is still marked as "0" answers and ...
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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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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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