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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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Where's the question about monitoring IoT devices from a plane?

Has the question about monitoring IoT devices on plane been auto-deleted? Here is the link to the original post. I assume this post was removed because the system will automatically delete any ...
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Clicking on a response to my meta post in my inbox takes me to the main IoT page

When I click a meta post in my inbox, it just takes me to http://iot.stackexchange.com and does nothing else. No error messages. What is wrong? Every meta post from IoT does this. None of the other ...
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Merge [cameras] and [digital-cameras]

I noticed that we have both cameras and digital-cameras in our inventory of tags. I don't believe they are both necessary... I propose synonymizing them. The only kind of camera broadly used today ...
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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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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 ...
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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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Serious problem with chat [closed]

I opened a gallery room to look at it, and this is what the request access banner looks like: I don't think that's supposed to happen. You have to select the text just to see it.
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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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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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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 ...
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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. ...
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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-...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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Chat unavailable from navigation bar

I've reached a point on a question that it's better to use the Chat system instead of comments, but can't for some reason. Should the Chat option be available for the site yet, or is that once the ...
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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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Critic Badge not activated

I know that I've down-voted, but the Critic badge has not been applied. I don't know if this is a bug or there is a purposeful delay.
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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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Meta header broken half the time

My iot meta header is buggy and not showing reputation correctly Half the time: Main site with updated reputation:
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All icons are broken

All my icons for network questions apear as the little 3D icon...? Is anyone else having this problem? Seems like this is not a problem just with the IoT beta (May have been caused by it?) because ...
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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?
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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?
Mark Yisri's user avatar
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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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What will be the procedure to select new mods?

Since our community is in the private beta version. I don't think there are mods, but after the beta test is over and site is launched there will be need of moderators. How are we going to select ...
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Should the security tag mention Security.SE?

Already, I see a few questions which, while they seem to be about the security aspects of IoT, are really just plain security questions, applicable also to non-IoT situations & devices. Should ...
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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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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 ...
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Vote Early, Vote Often (Seriously)

I’ll start by echoing the message from other sites that went through beta, voting helps us define the scope of the site and figure out who the experts are. To quote the Vote early, vote often blog ...
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