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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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Close a question glitch

I do not have the reputation required to be allowed the privilege of closing a question. But I am allowed to close only my own questions. See this screenshot and this as well. Now this might seem ...
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What's with these question related to “sour milk”? Are they on-topic?

How to I neutralize the smell of (VERY) spoiled milk How do I make slightly sour milk palatable again? These 2 questions were asked recently. IMO, the answer should be "Don't do such things! ...
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Placing bounties on old questions and getting them answers. Bounty Season?

We have a lot of questions that are good questions suited for this site. However, a lot of them do not have a proper answer/no answer. I would like to talk about requesting members in this community ...
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When do tags get deleted?

According to this Meta Question, 'zombie' tags are meant to be deleted at 03:00 UTC every day. How do we have over a page and a half of tags that are not removed yet? Are they tag synonyms?
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Why is there so little interest in the election?

While there is still some time left, I'd like to get some insight into the community why there is so little interest in becoming a moderator. I have seen plenty of active users that could run for ...
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Locking of flag requests, no marshal tag?

I have nominated myself to become a moderator. Within my 9 months of being registered (4-5 of being active), I have accrued 320+ flags and 360 edits (thanks to Spring Cleaning, feel free to join in ...
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2021 Community Moderator Election

The 2021 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks, ...
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Moderator Elections: bug reporting for new questionnaire UI

As we announced today, there is a new user interface for candidate questionnaires in moderator elections. Chemistry will be the first Stack Exchange community to use the new UI when the nomination ...
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What is a moderator's job (part A): how do you spend your time on the site?

This probably has an answer somewhere but it'd be nice to see elaboration and updated statements on what being a moderator entails, in light of the coming election. These related questions go out in ...
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What is a moderator's job (part B): what strings are attached?

This probably has an answer somewhere but it'd be nice to see elaboration and updated statements on what being a moderator entails, in light of the coming election. I begin with a quote of a comment I ...
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2021 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

The purpose of this thread was to collect questions for the questionnaire. The questionnaire is now live, and you may find it here. Chemistry is scheduled for an election next week, 5 April, 2021. In ...
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How to compromise between performance and healthier formatting for a post?

In specific, when should we leave images as they are and when should we swap it out for text? Some Context: The question I am talking about is this one, it has an accepted answer though its pretty new ...
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Feature request for a new tag for confusing high school textbook paragraphs

More often than not, there are a lot of questions especially on the chemistry exchange telling "my textbook says so and so, but this makes no sense" like this one in particular . And for ...
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Tags gone wild … again

I have not had much time lately to get into cleaning up lonely and confusing tags, so there was (and is) a bit of a pile to get through. With this post I would like to direct your attention to some ...
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Moving of comments to chats

As the consequence of the complete answer site policy, there is a wide gap between complete answers to stay question comments of limited lifespan to be deleted. As there is large scale of ...
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Non-Mainstream Chemistry [duplicate]

In the terms of service for Chemistry Exchange, one of the stipulations is to ask or post about “Non-Mainstream Chemistry”. This seems rather vague and up to interpretation. What do they mean by this? ...
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Can we reopen the question about compound with the most diverse elemental composition?

The question What is the name of the molecule that has the greatest number of different atoms? appears to be well-defined as to what kind of answer it expects: a stable and existing molecular compound ...
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Has there been any development in drawing structures on Chem.SE?

I understand that this question has been asked earlier here and here (The instances could have been more and I hope I can be pardoned for such follies:) Then, there is another one about Lewis ...
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Do we appreciate questions?

Looking at the question feed on the main chemistry site today, it seems like more than two thirds have a negative score. Have the questions gotten worse, or have the voters become more critical? Or is ...
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Who can edit the “Help Center”?

Who can edit the Help Center? I'd like to suggest some changes. My notion is to propose the changes here in Chemistry Meta then have the changes made in the help center if there is a consensus to do ...
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What is the site consensus on what is a “good answer”?

A user answered a question, gave the formula to the poster, and left it to the poster to calculate the numerical answer. Moderator andselisk then cited the meta-post Hint answers revisited and ...
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How (and if) to get started at “supporting my product here”

Relevant background: "Can I support my product here?" https://chemistry.stackexchange.com/help/product-support "What topics can I ask about here?" https://chemistry.stackexchange....
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Why was my question closed?

Why is fluorine a oxidising agent? No reason was giving for closing the question, to me the questions seems quite clear. And also in the future I request the mods to provide appropriate reason for ...
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2020: 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 past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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Did something happened to Loong's account?

I haven't been active on chem.SE lately so I don't know the current scenario. So, bear with me. Backstory: I was going through my old questions for some reviewing. I was looking at this question of ...
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Disagree that these questions should have been closed

How does steam prevent oxidation in tea leaves? This was closed for lack of clarity. It seemed perfectly clear to me. I couldn't have answered it otherwise. Perhaps those not familiar with tea ...
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Chemistry SE on your CV / résumé / other professional avenues

This is a followup to my answer here. As I wrote there, I've seen this question pop up several times in my time here, and I wanted to launch a slightly broader discussion about the benefits of listing ...
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Can specifics on why this question was closed be explained?

I have a question about my Chemistry Stack Exchange post: Is there an algebraic reason why 1/t is proportional to initial rate? I posted this and it was almost immediately closed. I can not think of ...
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How to improve this question to have “more focus”?

A question about teaching which requests Two elements that make XY2 and XY4 molecules was recently closed as "Needs more focus": Needs more focus - if your question has many valid answers (...
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problems rendering overbar in square root on Main ChemSE site

On the ChemSE site (Is it better to use a smaller, more accurate measuring cylinder several times or a larger, less accurate one for the same volume?), the following MathJax code renders my square ...
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Is the issue with this question about the experimental procedure, or about what's being asked of the final state?

Is the problem with this question that it's not clear which experimental procedure I'm proposing, or that it's not clear what I'm asking about the final state of the water samples, or that I didn't ...

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