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There is a site proposal  -> http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/49538/arduino for a new Arduino Q&A site similar to Stack Overflow under the Stack Exchange network.

It is something that can work alongside this forum to solve problems with Arduino's. It in no way replaces a forum, but instead creates a new platform for objective oriented questions and answers with minimum noise. If you are interested, you can follow and support the proposal. The more the merrier smiley
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UPDATE : The proposal has got 46 followers and about 17 example questions. It is moving forward at a good pace.
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Bah.  Dilution of mindshare.  I already regularly read here and at Adafruit, and feel like I should read Sparkfun; there's a limit to how many websites I'm willing to visit on a regular basis, to cover one subject...
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Bump! Arduino stack exchange needs you! We now only need 2 followers!
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Agree with westfw.
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We now have 62 followers !

We only need about 20  good questions to move forward.
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I don't understand the purpose of that Q & A site, what is it for? Just a hobby for someone?

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My 'hobby' site had 24,000 hits this month. I did put some effort into original content - now theres an idea for a site !

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FYI: This proposal was already made last year, and then after reaching completion, it was closed down by Stackexchange moderators/staff, because it would dilute users away from the Electronics Stackexchange, which already has an active community answering Arduino-related questions.
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Yes. I am aware. Things are being actively discussed. We have had some communication with SE employees as well. They will take a call on this proposal only when it reaches the next phase of the process. However, it has been observed that this proposal is different, wider and we are targeting a much wider audience than before.
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I agree with westfly...

As a new user to Arduino, I find the whole process of getting Due advice and libraries difficult enough (forums, github, hobby sites, vendor sites, ebay ads). Keep the mindshare whole.
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Dilution of content is indeed an issue for Arduino community (although less so than many other tech fields).

That said, I think this Stackexchange proposal for an Arduino site will definitely be useful in certain aspects -- Stackexchange emphasizes content creation and curation in a way that is future-reader-friendly. So this will result in more signal-to-noise ratio, community-voted answers, and less redundancy, but also quicker access for any information an Arduino user might be interested in.
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The site proposal is now in the commitment phase! Its one step away from a beta launch  smiley

You can turn this proposal into a site by going over to the page and clicking on "Commit!"
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Seems you guys are already nearly half-way there -- wow, that's fast.
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