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Formatting Sandbox II: please *don't* test stuff here [duplicate]

This thread has been retired due to the large number of posts. The newest sandbox can be found here: Formatting Sandbox III: please test stuff here Spoiler warning: Be aware that this page ...
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2016 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
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FAQ: How should I use external sources on Chemistry Stack Exchange?

Contents When do I need to provide citations? Is quoting directly from an article / book / website acceptable? Can I link to a website which circumvents publisher paywalls? What citation style should ...
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Resources for learning Chemistry

Recently I saw a post in the german stackexchange, that was about Resources for learning German. And then I asked myself, if it could be possible to make such a post for chemistry, too. It has ...
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Should we enforce including actual citations instead of just linking to sources?

In our post about the recommended style of citing on we state: The highest principle should always be: Give credit. I like it how many answers substantiate their explanations with ...
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Usage of literature references and external sources

I see many question with "my book says that ..." expression, and no reference is provided, which makes it harder to pinpoint the problem. Probably an idea of proper quotation and citing should be ...
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What is the "official" policy on posting full-text pdf papers?

My supervisor gave me a pdf copy of an article from one of the Nature journals. This discusses in broadest terms the citation policy, but I am unclear how it relates to my case. Is it OK for me to ...
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Is there a best practice for linking to books?

When I write a question or an answer, I often want to reference basic, textbook-level information. When I can, I prefer to cite this information, at least to the level of title, author and chapter. My ...
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Policy on linking to papers?

Should we have a policy on how to link through papers? For example: Should we always link via DOI number? I ask as I have been given an answer that links to a PDF, instead of via DOI. The ...
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Gender-neutral language

The current (2019-10-10) version of the network-wide Code of Conduct emphasizes the use of gender-neutral language. This is not expected to be a significant change for Chemistry Stack Exchange since ...
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