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Can we get an icon?

I think R.SE is almost 2 years old now and doing pretty good. Isn't it time to give our site a nice icon? I know we are still in beta, but I think it will help make the site feel more complete and ...
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Let's get critical: Sep 2014 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Robotics Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google, what ...
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How to encourage better quality answers from bulleted lists of links?

I'm seeing a bunch of answers popping up that appear to be little more than the results of a "let me google that for you ... OK, here are the results". In other words, a list of URLs with little to ...
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Data association no tag why?

I have noticed that there is no tag for data association which is considered as a central point in localization and slam problems.
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Let's get critical: Mar 2014 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Robotics Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google, what ...
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Appropriate to send high school students from a robotics competition here?

I am one of the organizers of a robotics competition for high school students. We're entering our 14th year. Over the years, the students have amassed a fairly sophisticated level of technical ...
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When closing shopping questions, are they offtopic or opinion based?

I've seen an influx of shopping-style questions lately: Where can I buy _____? What options for ______ are available? Is there a cheaper version of ______? Since the field of robotics involves ...
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Critical: Is electronics.stackexchange.com getting answer that should be redirected to where?

I'm a member of http://electronics.stackexchange.com, it's a great community. But, I see some questions that are related to mechanical things, like that: https://electronics.stackexchange.com/...
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Using robotics sx for our robotics software framework

I am one of the maintainers of the Rock (Robot Construction Kit) Software framework. We thought about opening our own Q&A site. I would say it might be around 50 people or so, and the questions ...
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Probabilistic Robotics

Would questions on probabilistic robotics be appropriate here or better suited for a different StackExchange site like Mathematics.SE? I have some questions on ...
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Can a good answer be reason enough to reopen a closed question?

This question was recently asked, and despite it's opinion-based nature I tried to answer it with the most factual answer I could. However, it got ...
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Let's get critical: Dec 2013 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Robotics Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google, what ...
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Can we make “stepper” and “stepper-motor” synonyms?

Not much to say here really, the title really explains it. Unless they have different meanings, they are the same thing. [Facepalm because of a typo: kinda self implied. If a, then a.] Correction: ...
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Answers to “what microcontroller to buy”

I'm starting to see questions that ask what microcontroller to choose as a beginner, such as https://robotics.stackexchange.com/q/1893/158, Should you learn assembly language for robotics? and https://...
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Let's get critical: Sep 2013 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Robotics Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google, what ...
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What's the new approach / policy explanation for shopping questions?

I'm not sure what to do with What languages and platforms exist for multicopter development? (formerly Cheapest MultiCopter Development Platform Starting points, now deleted). Literally a week ...
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What logo should we use after beta phase?

I would like to collect logo proposals for Robotics Stack Exchange, when it finished the beta phase. There are some rates we have to improve to achieve that, but anyway, it doesn't hurt to think about ...
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What is the process of this site getting its own design?

When does this site get its own design and how will be choose the designer? I would like to make a webdesign design proposal then.
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Should we add a `line-following` tag?

I'm seeing quite some questions regarding line following robots. What do you say we add a specific tag for it? It makes sense for some questions such as this one and others.
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What information should we put in our tag wikis?

As detailed in the Redesigned Tags Page blog entry, our tag wikis are an essential map of what our community is, and is not, about. Tag wikis should explain how the tag is expected to be used on our ...
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Do we need “too localized” as a close reason?

It looks like our new list of close reasons is missing "too localized", to be used in cases like these: "Where's the problem in my arduino code dump?" (scope too limited) "What's the fastest X?" (...
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Tag suggestion - Language

I want to suggest a new tag - Language. This would be used by questions that ask about giving robots speech abilities. For instance, this question could use the language tag (https://robotics....
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Misspelled Tag (Robotc)

I found this misspelled tag - https://robotics.stackexchange.com/tags/robotc/info. It is supposed to say "robotic".
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Improving this Raspberry Pi question

How can I improve the question How well is the Raspberry Pi's performance? I do not want to delete it if it can be made better.
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Do we want to arrange chat events?

Asimov's Corner (our chat room) can be a lonely place, so since we have the facility to create events, why not lets make use of it? Other sites have (semi) regular chat events, times when people can ...
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Let's get critical: Jun 2013 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Robotics Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google, what ...
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What should our list of close reasons look like? [duplicate]

This question is now used to keep track of what our close reasons are and how they have evolved. To propose new close reasons, please add an answer to Proposals for new Close reasons. As per this ...
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Copy-pastable comment text for common problems with questions?

Mark Booth always has some boilerplate comments (which are great) that he applies to any questions that aren't quite up to the standards of the site. Those comments usually include links and other ...
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Logo for Robotics SE?

I was wondering how the logos work on SE? Do you guys think having a logo for the robotics page would help? seeing that some of the other pages have their own unique logos like stack overflow, ...
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What should we do about servo questions?

As far as I understand it, the answers to questions related to hobby (RC) servos are likely to be very different to similar looking questions related to industrial servomotors. At the moment we have ...
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Six months of Robotics Stack Exchange

Well, we've reached the six month mark and we continue to have steady, if slow, overall growth. As I said at 3 months, we seem to be a slow burn site, but while our questions per day, percentage ...
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I got a popup on robotics.SE for “chat with an expert”. Is that one of you all? [closed]

Just now, I was reading answers to a question and an animated box appeared to ask if I wanted to chat with an expert: Who are these experts that I can chat with 1-on-1? Are they members of robotics....
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Why is the site called 'robotics beta'?

Isn't the site out of beta currently? Should the title reflect that?
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Could we please edit our landing page / welcome note

What if we start with the math.SE welcome note, and take it from there. "Welcome! This is a collaboratively edited question and answer site for people studying robotics at any level and professionals ...
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Is it alright to promote a site proposal through the relevant Tag wikis?

The Arduino site proposal would interest a lot of the users of this site, so is it alright to promote it through the arduino tag wiki ?
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Ninety days of Robotics Stack Exchange

Well, we've reached the 90 day mark, and even with it being bisected by the Christmas and New Year lull, I don't think we have done too badly. We are obviously a slow burn site, but have steadily ...
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What should we put on our about page?

Since we have a nice about page and the top section can be edited by moderators in the same way that the What kind of questions can I ask here? FAQ entry can be edited, I was wondering what we want to ...
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Is it ok to ask for opinions?

I'm designing a complex robot and I've got some ideas that I want to get opinions on before beginning development. Is that OK, or should I make the question more answerable?
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Help promote Robotics with Community Promotion Ads - 2014

It has been suggested that we submit a Community Promotion Ad on Electronics Stack exchange and possibly other stack exchange sites. I think this would be a great idea, but my creative skills are ...
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Twitter feed now available

Robotics.StackExchange now has its own Twitter feed (thanks Manish) To (as they say) join the conversation, please follow @StackRobotics Follows, retweets etc are ...
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Discussion: IC specific tags

We've had a question asked about the LM2576 - which the OP added the lm2576 tag. This was quickly revised by a suggested edit to remove that tag, and to stick with suitable generics. I had sympathy ...
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Moderator Pro Tem Announcement

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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Request to create synonym for not-exactly-c tag

Could someone please add nxc as a synonym for the not-exactly-c tag? NXC is an acronym of Not eXactly C, and is often used to refer to the language. I would do it myself if I had enough reputation.
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How do we handle changing questions?

Are there any guidelines for how to handle changing questions? Take the following question: Does RRT* guarantee asymptotic optimality for a minimum clearance cost metric? A couple of things happened ...
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Failure to meet Area 51 requirements?

As we can see in area 51, robotics.SE is lacking users (and as a result questions/day and visits/day). I am guessing once the 90 days public beta test finishes, this site wouldn't be in good enough ...
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How can I format mathematical expressions here, using MathJax?

Blatantly ripped off from chem.SE, this post is meant to help people understand how to use MathJax formatting of mathematical expressions here on Robotics.
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What are our frequently asked questions on meta?

According to our Robotics FAQ [...] our meta-discussion site hosts a section of constantly evolving frequently asked questions that document everything about the site Unfortunately, so far there ...
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Best practices for bringing in content from other sites?

This answer features a bunch of blockquotes, with text that came copy-pasted from another website. The text was presented with a link back to the original material, but something about it just doesn'...
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Are questions asking for topics to study within robotics, on topic?

This question asks for prerequisites for studying in a robotics course. This in my mind is rather open-ended and will result in discussions and has no single correct answer. So, are these type of ...
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Is the “protection” tag too broad?

As of this posting, there are 3 questions using the "protection" tag. They each describe a completely different aspect of protection: waterproofing, electrical-spike-proofing, and vibration-proofing. ...

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