Why are the basic (chemical) formatting hints https://chemistry.stackexchange.com/help/notation not always displayed next to the form where users enter new questions, and why is the elementar \ce{ } notation for chemical formulas missing?

Why are they not shown when I write up an answer?

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    $\begingroup$ Probably because those tools are chemistry-specific and the text displayed there is standardised across Stack Exchange. $\endgroup$ – orthocresol Sep 15 '18 at 8:10
  • $\begingroup$ Related: A Link to common notation and symbols on the Tour page $\endgroup$ – Loong Sep 15 '18 at 10:03
  • $\begingroup$ I concur it might reduce the amount of editing needed on first posts $\endgroup$ – A.K. Sep 18 '18 at 4:28

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