The first time askers modal has two required parts: A sentence about searching for existing answers on the site, and a list of specific actions. These have to stay in place. However, we can propose changing the text before the search sentence, and text between the search sentence and the list. We can also request to drop the third item in the list. Here is a visual from the linked meta.stackexchange post:
Based on this, we now propose the following modal (this proposal has the support of the current moderators). It uses the first two items in the list, and there are two blocks of Chemistry-specific guidance (before and after the sentence about search before you post):
For easier copying and pasting, and for checking this on different screen sizes and aspect ratios, here is a text version as well:
Asking a good question
Welcome to Chemistry Stack Exchange! To get you the best answer, we provide this guidance for first-time askers.
Before you post, search the site to make sure your question hasn’t been answered.
Follow our policies when asking homework-like questions (questions about problem sets, exam items, etc.). Carefully write your question, using clear language, technical terms and formatting as best as you can. Give sufficient context (what you understand and where you need help). It helps us and helps you.
- Summarize the problem
- Provide details and any research
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