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2021: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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Is syntax highlighting for Fortran currently disabled?

This recent question on chemistry.se includes a snippet of Fortran. Contrasting to anticipation, the addition of fortran after the initial three grave accents does ...
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Revisiting tags: Tag info and Misused tags

Happy new year to everyone and I wish you all a wonderful time ahead! There were a lot of "big" activity held for tags but I was not part of it due to time/work constraints. Since it's new ...
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Lifting the question ban

I joined the site 8 months ago and had to face a question ban as I was not aware of the policies of site( At present only two of my 4 questions are having a negative downvote). The site policy says ...
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On asking a question that may inspire unethical or illegal activity

For the past two or three years, I have been wondering about a chemistry-related question which would probably be on-topic on Chemistry SE if ethics and legality were of no concern whatsoever. Since ...
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Complications of a guest and registered user account

Hi um this second question im making for the very first time is not a chemistry one. I posted my first question as a guest. But now iv decided I do want to be a registered user on this website. Well i ...
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Does the tag [petrochemistry] encompass natural gas?

Does the tag petrochemistry encompass natural gas? At the moment, the tag's usage guidance only mentions crude oil.
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Regarding questions of a medical nature

Occasionally, we are asked to answer a question that falls (generally) into the "personal medical question" category. Recently, this question appeared. I posted what I consider to be the ...
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Are "What's this mystery substance?" questions considered off-topic?

Are "What's this mystery substance?" questions considered off-topic? On another forum I was reading an account of something somebody had produced in a home experiment, and the physical and ...
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On the quality of questions in organic chemistry

Today is my fourth anniversary on ChemSE. While I have enjoyed my time on the site, I have recently had the perception that the quality of questions in the broad area of organic chemistry has gone ...
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Discussion on research paper

Reading research papers is challenging for an underdog like me because I often do not possess enough knowledge to fully understand the papers in one research paper on most occasions. Yet, I have to ...
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Homework Questions Criteria

So, I am high school student, and many times, I get stuck on questions, and my teachers often don't clear every doubts. So, I ask on Chemistry.stackexchange, but often get downvoted as whole. ...
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Can anyone create chat room

I am new to stackexchange community (not exactly new, but know very less about it), so I just wanted to know if anyone can create a chat room? If yes, then how?
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What details do I need to add to my question?

I asked a question today and then the question was closed stating that I need to add more details. To me, the question is perfectly clear, so I'm probably missing what information is missing. Could ...
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Does the community want the accepted answers to be pinned to the top?

Stack Exchange staff recently announced that they are considering the prospect of unpinning the accepted answer from the top of answers, and instead sort them by votes. I noticed some of the other ...
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What is the difference between the tags [synthesis] and [total-synthesis]?

synthesis: Synthesis is a purposeful execution of chemical reactions to obtain the desired product. Applies to long and complex natural product syntheses as much as to short one or two-step syntheses. ...
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How do I reject edits to one of my answers? [duplicate]

I'd like to reject the edits made to my answer at Does entropy contribute work? How do I do that? While I appreciate the editor catching the spelling typos, the editor has introduced several mistakes ...
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Feature request, self-flagging own comments

I would like to suggest an extension of the already functionality «flagging comments» to draw the attention of moderators. At present, it is possible to mark comments by other authors. Based on a ...
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Can I get a second chance to close a question?

I was attempting to vote to close a question as a duplicate, but when I tried copying and pasting a link to the duplicate reference I somehow got the link wrong. Seeing this I retracted the vote to ...
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Inquiry on why my question was closed

I posted this question two weeks ago. It was closed today and I can not understand why. I thought it was a reasonable confusion since conflicting ideas appeared in most sources at a high school level ...
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What happened to "last seen" in Profile?

Looking at members' Profiles, I no longer see the notice as to when the individual was last heard from. Has it been deleted?
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Is a package (e.g., \require {cancel}) still needed for a diagonal strikeout in MathJax?

This post, from six years ago, indicates a diagonal strikeout (e.g., for unit cancellation) can be done by calling the \require {cancel} package: Additions to MathJax/mhchem: Cancel, Broken Arrows; ...
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Is habitual down voting considered okay?

Today, I noticed two okay questions, which are quite reasonable student-level questions, and they are downvoted. I understand that there is at least one habitual downvoter who consistently downvotes ...
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What happened to Martin Chaplin's famous Water Structure and Science website?

This answer and likely numerous others have drawn from (and also linked to) to London South Bank University Emeritus Professor Martin Chaplin's website: Water Structure and Science, where he presents ...
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Addition of nomenclature to the resources page?

Would be a section «organic nomenclature» suitable for the resources page? On occasion, there are questions about naming organic structures. Prompted by an edit of an answer about organic ...
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How do I speak privately with a poster

How do I speak privately with a poster who has more questions than would be appropriate for the site? Should I just list my email address, or is this too public?
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Renaming the tag geometrical isomerism

We currently have a tag geometrical-isomerism. The IUPAC Gold Book defines this (DOI: 10.1351/goldbook.G02620): geometric isomerism [obsolete] Obsolete synonym for cis-trans isomerism. (Usage ...
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Extra spacing before mhchem super/subscripts

I'm not entirely sure if this is still the correct platform for mhchem issues, but I've noticed a mildly annoying extra space that occurs just before ...
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How to get a answer? [duplicate]

Is there any way by which I can attract more people to my question so that I can get the answer? This is the question asked by me How to compare magnetic moment of chromium(III) and cobalt(II) ions? ...
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Flagging up Controversial Scientific Approaches

Recently I've noticed a very small number of questions and answers based upon an approach that has been criticised by both the mainstream, peer-reviewed scientific press and eminent physicists. The ...
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Community Ads for 2021

September update: Community Ads are now live network-wide. All ads with a score of 6 or higher, or with a score of 4 or higher and no downvotes will be displayed (except for any that have a note from ...
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Watched tags not displaying

As you can clearly see [organic-chemistry] is a tag that I have been watching. However the first question in the image doesn't show up as watched. This behavior is not seen on Meta SE but seen on all ...
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How to help OPs improve questions?

This is an exercise to provide feedback on how to raise the quality of posts on the site. A perfectly uniform standard of what posts are considered acceptable is not expected, but it would be nice to ...
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Are questions related to teaching chemistry on-topic?

I came across this question: Designing a mathematics course for 1st year chemistry students . The question is not directly about teaching chemistry, but it's about teaching mathematics to ...
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Why is my question not submissible?

I've written a question for Chemistry SE but get "Your question couldn’t be submitted Resolve 1 issue before posting". This is the title which I've reworded a number of times without meeting ...
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The search engine tries to be clever and fails to find the question I am looking for

I remembered that someone had posted a question as "Yet another question on entropy" so I searched for entropy. The search engine recognized "entropy" as a tag and searched for ...
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Need help! I got banned from chemistry stack exchange

I have a question about my Chemistry Stack Exchange post: Is iron(iii) hydroxide equivalent to hydrated iron(iii) oxide? I gave low-quality answers in the past. I am really sorry. But now I promise ...
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Someone saw a buzzword in a question title and you won't believe what happened next …

Meaningful titles are one of the pillars of a good question and answer site. In a concise fashion they introduce or even summarise what will be asked about. I personally think that these question ...
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Why are my questions downvoted for no reason?

Lots of my questions were downvoted or have no votes at all for bad or even no reasons,even though I try to do my best at researching and studying the topic(there are some good ones too). Can anyone ...
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List of Loong's nomenclature answers

After the sad event of termination of Loong's account, his nomenclature questions cannot be searched easily anymore. Therefore, I've decided to section his 263 answers (as far as I've been able to ...
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Where is our moderator Melanie Shebel?

I know this could be a rather annoying thing to ask because I'm not allowed to control/keep in check whatever the moderators have to do. And I know it feels wrong to put it this way. But I mean no ...
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Flag comment option unavailability

The option to flag a comment is unavailable in the mobile version of Chrome.(atleast for me) But it is available in the desktop view/version. This creates the following issues: New users who were ...
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Spammer trying to "sue us". How authentic is their message?

I have noticed some spam answers in the last couple of days which were apparently posted by an "illustrator". Take a look: click, click. In short, the message was that their copyrighted ...
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"Expanding" moderator deletion powers?

The Help Center says: Questions that are extremely off topic, or of very low quality, may be removed at the discretion of the community and moderators. This kind of question deletion is carried out ...
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Why is the box with chat options not visible on the main site?

I remember when I first joined this site, a box containing the active chat rooms would be visible on the right side of the home page of the site. However, currently all I can see is filters, tags and ...
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Ask OP to self answer if they have gotten the solution or?

Recently we have had some questions that could be trivially answered in the comments. Even though it is frowned upon on larger sites, it seems to be a part of Chemistry SE (I am guilty of doing this ...
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Why were my comment flags declined?

My three comment flags were declined in succession. These were the three flagged comments: Flagged comment deleted but flag declined(accidental?) Flagged comment declined Flagged comment declined ...
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2021 Community Moderator Election Results

Chemistry Stack Exchange's fourth moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the two new moderators are: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank ...
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About the bookmarks/questions /answers of this mathstack user in chem stack exchange

I dont know how to search and seems like no result is shown of this specific user whose account was deleted today , can anyone help ? Here is the mathstack google cache of the user : https://webcache....
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Petition to add links to a online resource for drawing compounds to help center

ChemdrawJS Online is a sample version of the original chem draw which is freely accessible to all as of now. Can we add a link to this on the help page? It should help a lot in encouraging new people ...

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