I just had two Arduino questions migrated from SO to Electronics.

It surprised me, as these are both pretty pure software questions related to using the Arduino library, meeting at least 3 of the 4 bullet points in the FAQ.

Am I mistaken on this? Should I avoid SO for Arduino based coding questions?

Arduino: better microsecond resolution than micros()?

Arduino: faster alternatives to digitalread() and digitalwrite()?

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    For one thing, please don't put tags in your titles! – John Nov 22 '11 at 0:18
  • See here. – John Nov 22 '11 at 0:20
  • Sorry John, but "better microsecond resolution than micros()" just doesn't convey enough data. I've provided the canonical answer for this using assembler on Linux; I only need the answer for Arduino. Besides, look at the link you gave, and note the author of the referenced question in the comments. ;-) – Mark Harrison Nov 22 '11 at 0:21
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    If people don't know what you're talking about, they can always look at the actual tags, right? – John Nov 22 '11 at 0:23
  • Please leave this open for comments regarding Arduino. Go comment on titles and tags in my question from July 2009: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/10647/writing-good-titles – Mark Harrison Nov 22 '11 at 0:27
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    @MarkHarrison: Yes, please leave tags out of your title unless they are "organic". For example, "WPF: How do I datagrid?" is inorganic, pointless, and highly annoying. "How do I datagrid in WPF?" is better, but the WPF part is well covered by the question tags. The tag system on SE has been refined over a long period of time, and works great. Sticking random tags in the title is pretty much useless. – user1228 Nov 22 '11 at 16:08
  • @Won't: lol, look at meta.stackexchange.com/questions/10647/writing-good-titles/… . pay special attention to item 4, and the heatmap preceding. Then note Jeff's comment in the answer following where he notes that google prefers the exact format this question uses. – Mark Harrison Nov 22 '11 at 18:29

I was the moderator who migrated these questions. The reason I did was because I thought that the Electrical Engineering Stack Exchange site would service your questions better than on Stack Overflow.

In the EE.SE FAQ it states:

We ask and answer questions about electronics engineering topics, which include electronics, physical computing, and those working with microcontrollers, Arduinos and embedded systems.

There's a buzzing community of Arduino enthusiasts on that site and I also noticed that you already got three answers quite quickly.

As a Netduino tinkerer myself I'd probably ask questions on that site first before asking on Stack Overflow.

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  • That makes sense Kev... thanks for the assist! – Mark Harrison Nov 22 '11 at 1:11
  • @MarkHarrison - no problem, and in the future, if you are in any way unhappy with a migrate, then don't hesitate to let us know. – Kev Nov 22 '11 at 1:30

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