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Accepting Nominations — Who should moderate this site?
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Notes: I'm nominating myself as a candidate for Pro Tempore Moderator in the hope that I can help the site to grow and improve to become a useful, high-quality Q&A site for everyone to benefit ...

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Afraid to ask very basic questions
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13 votes

First off, don't be too afraid of downvotes—you gain far more rep for upvotes than you lose when you get downvoted (for questions, you get +5 for upvotes and only -2 for downvotes). However, I realise ...

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Goodbye, world (resignation notice)
11 votes

I'd just like to say an enormous thank you to anonymous2 for what is nearly three years of service to this site. Since the beginning of the beta, anonymous2 been instrumental to making the best of ...

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Are MQTT, node-red etc questions on topic here?
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Yes, they'd be on-topic here. There are currently 38 questions in the mqtt tag (out of 405 on the site), so that's a pretty clear signal that MQTT questions are welcomed here. We haven't yet had a ...

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Are questions about industrial control on-topic?
9 votes

I think we should allow these questions, even if the original protocol is quite old now. Although IoT often uses quite new technologies, I see nothing wrong with accepting questions that use older ...

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Are security questions on-topic here?
9 votes

Expanding from my comment, my view is that any question which is specifically about the security of IoT devices is a perfectly valid question here. For example, take this title of a question: What ...

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Correct way and place for arguing
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7 votes

Use comments to point out problems, but take longer discussions to chat, and always remember to Be Nice. In my view, the best workflow would be like so: The OP posts something with factual ...

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Vox Populi Badge not given
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7 votes

You aren't guaranteed 40 votes per day, which may seem confusing (and I think it is!), so here are the rules, summarised from What are the limits on how I can cast, change, and retract votes? on Meta ...

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What will be the procedure to select new mods?
7 votes

Around 7 days into the public beta, the Stack Exchange team will pick (most likely three) pro tempore moderators: This is a temporary, short-term appointment. Moderators Pro Tem focus and expedite ...

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Deadline-free bounties
6 votes

Bounty for Securing small home automation setup 50 points for any answer which is: widely applicable to many smart homes likely to be a real problem that needs securing against clear, and provides ...

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

I'll be brutally honest in what I say below, since I think this is an issue which can easily lead to driving users away from the site if we don't handle it carefully. I think if a question is on-...

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How fast should I be accepting an answer?
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6 votes

I tend to accept answers relatively quickly, under certain criteria: does the answer cover all of the question in enough detail? am I happy that I don't want any further clarification that another ...

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Should these tags be plural?
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6 votes

I agree with this, primarily because the alternative of singularising tags such as standards would look totally ungrammatical (standard wouldn't mean the same thing!). There seems to be precedent on ...

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Protocol comparisions
6 votes

Where the question is essentially "list all the similarities/differences between the protocols", I would say that it is too broad/off-topic, because those questions simply don't work well with the ...

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Protocol for device and language-specific questions
6 votes

It's nearly inevitable that there will be some overlap between IoT and other Stack Exchange sites, especially ones related to embedded devices such as Raspberry Pis and Arduinos. The way that I ...

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How Kosher are picture heavy answers?
5 votes

You should definitely share your solution if you want to do so – I really appreciate it when we hear how questions actually get solved. Whether you should embed all the images in the post depends on ...

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Closing or mark questions as answered
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That question is closed as a duplicate of a different question. There isn't any need to "mark it as answered" in any way, for a couple of reasons: Users who aren't logged in (and, for example, find ...

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Let's Advertise with Community Ads!
5 votes

Note: please update all ads to use the high-resolution version if possible. Here's my attempt at creating a reasonable looking community ad, ready for the 2017 Ad series. Turned out rather well in my ...

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What is IoT (Internet of Things)?
5 votes

As an addition to CGG's great answer for what IoT is, let me show you the sort of thing we answer here, at Internet of Things.SE: Securing small home automation setup How can I stop Alexa from ...

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When do we finally progress "Internet of Things" from beta to released?
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When do we finally progress “Internet of Things” from beta to released? This is called graduation. The criteria now used for graduation are available on Meta Stack Exchange: When a site starts ...

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Are questions about the shipping timetable on-topic?
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I initially answered this question, but after writing my answer I've realised that the question itself isn't something that can be answered well at Stack Exchange: For tracking your particular order, ...

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Should legal or code questions be off-topic?
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5 votes

Is the site in any way culpable? I strongly doubt so (although I am not a legal professional!). The Terms of Service specifically disclaim all liability for incorrect/dangerous/illegal advice: To ...

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Are questions about problems with a Fitbit on topic?
4 votes

We've certainly had a few well-received questions about Fitbits here, and I would imagine any new question would equally be accepted here. As the Fitbit is generally considered a 'smart device', it ...

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Are questions about the Tile tracker on-topic?
4 votes

Sounds on-topic to me. Generally speaking, questions about using a device to sense and control remotely are on-topic, and we have product tags for many popular IoT devices for specific questions about ...

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One year in beta: how are we doing?
4 votes

Reaching a year of beta is something to celebrate, definitely. In the last 365 days, the site has had over 560,000 page views from 272,000 visitors. (You might like to view our traffic statistics on ...

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Biweekly Internet of Things Topic Challenge #1
4 votes

Results 8 new questions were posted! 87.5% of the questions posted for the event (7/8) were answered, and some got multiple answers. Questions Posted (newest first) Will Home Assistant's face ...

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Tag review: emqtt and emq
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4 votes

I propose we just burninate emqttd and change all the uses of that tag to emq. When asking a question, new users will find emq popping up as they type 'emq', and the tag excerpt can be edited to ...

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Where can we get more Subject Matter Experts?
4 votes

I think a lot of experts would be interested in this site if they knew it existed - at the moment, only the select few in the private beta are aware of the site's existence, so naturally we're limited ...

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Can I get notifications for my favorite questions?
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3 votes

There's currently no way to get notifications for favourite questions (starred questions). You can mark favourite questions like this: The 'favorites' tab in your profile will show you any activity ...

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Voting on closed questions
3 votes

In addition to anonymous2's answer, bear in mind that many eligible closed questions will be deleted from the site altogether by the automatic script (known as the Roomba). If the question was closed ...

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