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### FIRST Robotics competiton proposal

As a long-time user of SE sites, I'd like to ask a few questions to the members of robotics.SE. I am a huge part of working on a FIRST Robotics Competition (Including FRC, FTC, and FLL, link here); ...
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### Who should our beta moderators be? [closed]

Robotics StackExchange has been in public beta for a week now, and soon it will be time for us to get our first crop of moderators, as explained in the “Moderator Pro Tempore” blog post: About a ...
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### How should we handle questions with ethical concerns?

A recent question† started me thinking about whether, as a site, we wanted to declare questions with obvious legal and ethical problems to be off-topic. † What open source software and ...
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### Question that links to inappropriately named video

The recently asked question Best power solution for my robot includes a link for a video demonstrating the gait of the quadreped... all well and good. Unfortunately the title of the video leaves ...
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### What would you think about broadening the topic to include Arduino, Raspberry Pi and Embedded Systems in general?

I recently participated in the Embedded Systems private beta. It will be closing down next Friday, because there was not enough activity. In the meta post on the closing of the site, Andrew, a ...
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### Who controlls the [controller]?

There are only 4 questions tagged with controller. Is this tag really necessary? Shouldn't this be synonymous with [control]? The term is also related to [driver]. It can also stand for an ...
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What is SE's qualification for "unanswered"? Because many unanswered questions do actually have answers. I am guessing that by unanswered, they really mean unaccepted. meaning that the original ...
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### Embedded Systems StackExchange

The fledgling Embedded.SE is likely to be short-lived affair, with a proposal for it to be killed off already Given the significant over-lap between that site and this, I have suggested that the ...
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### Shopping recommendation not listed as cause for closure

I've found that, on posts I vote to close, the top reason I vote to close is that they are shopping recommendation questions. There is no shopping recommendation pre-canned selection, though, so I ...
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### Am I flagging questions correctly?

The way I read the question guidelines, I thought that all questions asked here should be about robotics and have one correct answer. Accordingly, I have been flagging every question that doesn't meet ...
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I can't tell you how many times I have seen a question get answered with a comment, then languish in the "unanswered" category. I think these questions are not very in depth, and don't require a long ...
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### Suggested tag synonyms

Having just acquired enough reputation to suggest tag synonyms, I took a quick look through the list of tags. I was able to successfully suggest one new synonym, but was unable to do so for other ...
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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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### Let's get critical: Mar 2015 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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### Introducing the new, general purpose Engineering SE site

For those of you interested in asking more engineering focused questions (e.g. mechanical, structural, computer, systems, etc...), we have just launched a new, general purpose Engineering beta SE site
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### More Hardware Tags?

Recently, i have found a bunch of people asking about how to build something in hardware, (for example: 1, 2, 3), and don't seem to be able to find an appropriate tag for it. I think we need a new ...
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### Are questions about Optimal Control Theory on topic?

I have a lot of questions pertaining to control theory for fully and underactuated robots with sensor feedback. The questions draw heavily on the mathematics and physics behind it. Would these ...
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### Can we increase the number of choices for close -> offtopic -> migrate to other SE site

When closing questions that are offtopic, you can suggest that they be migrated to another StackExchange site. The current list of other sites is just Robotics meta. How many choices can we put here?...
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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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### Should I ask questions I already know the answer to in order to shape the site?

One objective of the beta is to outline the scope of the site by asking and answering questions during the beta. As such, should I ask example questions, similar to the way we asked them during the ...
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### Promoting Robotics Stack Exchange

This is pretty much to contribute to the 7 Essential Meta Q's. I committed to this SE when it was in Area 51 solely because I am on a team competing in the FIRST Robotics competition, and because ...
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### What should our FAQ contain?

From The 7 Essential Meta Questions of Every Beta: What should our FAQ contain? Much of the FAQ will be somewhat boilerplate: “be nice,” “how to create an account,” “how to ask questions” — it’s all ...
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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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### Help promote Robotics with Community Promotion Ads - 2014 [closed]

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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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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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### 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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### 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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### The 7 Essential Meta Questions for Robotics Stack Exchange

Given the The 7 Essential Meta Questions of Every Beta I think it is worth having a place where we can link together these essential meta questions. The 7 Essential Questions of Every Beta are: Are ...
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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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### 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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Since robotics touches many subjects (electrical, mechanical, and software), and a variety of sub-fields (computer vision, machine learning, programming, Matlab, embedded, etc), it seems that we need ...
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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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### 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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### 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 ...