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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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Should we add a custom off-topic closure reason for questions that have misunderstood our scope?

In the help center, we currently say that: [If your question is] is not about general computer networking, software and hardware, you're in the right place! I propose that we write a custom ...
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Images that are on the IMGUR server can not be viewed

Here in my company there is a policy that limits me to seeing certain websites, which, to a certain extent, I agree. Unfortunately, images that are on the IMGUR server (https://i.stack.imgur.com) can ...
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Enable syntax highlighting for code blocks

We've had quite a few questions involving code on the site now: Recapture/reset the first frame from a motion detector every N seconds How can I change Alexa's pronunciation of a specific word in ...
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Afraid to ask very basic questions

I'm new to the IoT field and want to know about IoT. For some of the questions I need clear explanations which I don't get by google search. I'm a little afraid of down votes. Is it ok to ask very ...
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Is [smart-home] too broad?

The smart-home tag is by far the biggest on the site, with 62 questions (about 19% of all questions) tagged with it. However, as pointed out by dsample in this answer, it's quite a broad tag. As far ...
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90 days into beta: how are we doing?

So here we are: at a 90 day beta!! It's kind of an auspicious point in our history: a time to self evaluate. So here are the Area51 stats: 2.3 questions per day (Needs work) 92% answered (Excellent) ...
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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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Discussing if we should borrow a "Closing question as Off-Topic reason"

On Robotics.SE they have the following option in the Close --> Off-Topic list. Life Questions are off-topic. Questions about choosing how to spend your time (what book to read, which class to take, ...
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Biweekly Internet of Things Topic Challenge #3

After a quite nice reception of the idea to have topic challenges for our site we are about to start the second. It's the second one of the top-most voted challenge ideas. And it starts now and will ...
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Improving the guidance in the Help Center for new users

The Help Center has a section about on-topic questions for this site, called 'What topics can I ask about here?'. At the minute, it's essentially blank, being filled with only boilerplate information: ...
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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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Biweekly Internet of Things Topic Challenge #2

After a quite nice reception of the idea to have topic challenges for our site we are about to start the second. It's the second one of the top-most voted challenge ideas. And it starts now and will ...
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Announcing Moderators Pro Tempore!

Throughout the beta, we need members from the site whose focus is to engage the community, both in community-building issues and site management. That's why we select a few members from each community ...
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Do we need [embedded-agent]?

The embedded-agent tag has been around for a while, but it doesn't seem to be a great tag in its current state: There is no tag wiki or excerpt. The highest search result for 'IoT embedded agent' is ...
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Deadline-free bounties

N.B.: This is inspired by this post over on Programming Puzzles and Code Golf. Purpose: If you have a post that you want answered, you can offer a dead-line free bounty on it. Simply post a single ...
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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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Biweekly Internet of Things Topic Challenge #1

After quite nice reception of the idea to have topic challenges for our site we are about to start the first one. I allowed myself to pick the one that seems a bit more easily accessible and ...
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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 ...
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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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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,...
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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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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 ...
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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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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?
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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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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, ...
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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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Chat markdown in comments doesn't work

According to this help about comment formatting, the [chat] markdown should create a link to the site chat. While the name expansion worked, the link leads to the rather general chat.stackexchange.com ...
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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 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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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, ...
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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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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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Vox Populi Badge not given

I was fairly intensely running through a bunch of older posts this morning and used up all 40 of my votes. When I try to upvote a question, I see: Totally normal. What isn't normal is that the Vox ...
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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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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 ...
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Tag review: [tag:unmanned-aerial-vehicle], [tag:drones]

Do we really need an unmanned-aerial-vehicle and a drones tag as well? Both of the tags are used once, at the same question. I think one of them should be the other one's synonym.
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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 ...
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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.
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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 ...
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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 (...
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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 ...
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Accepting Nominations — Who should moderate this site?

Ideally Moderators are elected by the community, but until the community is large enough to hold a proper election, we will be appointing three provisional Moderators to fill those roles. We need ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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