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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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Adding tex symbols to post

This is a two part question: The extent to which tex can be incorporated into a post appears to be outlined here (some links from that question need refreshing btw). Is this the main source of ...
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Why do we downvote without commenting?

Ah! This is a big challenge I am facing while writing answers. Usually all users try to write their answers as clearly as possible, but still errors do occur. But what are the errors? Conceptually ...
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Your edit gets rejected, then the reviewer who rejected the edit does essentially your edit...?

I have done some edits to questions, here and on other stack exchanges, and some have been rejected. That is perfectly alright. What is annoying to me though is when my edit is rejected and then the ...
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Formatting problem with \tag markup

I tried adding the following markup to an answer. $$\ce{Zn(s) + Cu^{2+}(aq) → Zn^{2+}(aq) + Cu(s)}\tag{Open Circuit voltage 1.1018 V}$$ ...
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Should the images with transparent background be preferred?

Since the default background color on Chemistry.SX is white, any image, whether it has an alpha-channel to it (e.g. PNG with transparency enabled) or not (e.g. JPEG of GIF) looks fine. However, ...
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Prevention of unnecessary edits of old posts.

The issue of unnecessary edits has been brought up many times here, both on meta and in chat. The "Hidden points of editing you probably didn't know" post puts it fairly succinctly: In any event,...
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What are some basic guidelines for good edits on Chem.SE?

I came across a post on the main site just now that I think could use some changes. I found the editing help page in the Help Center, but its write-up is pretty cursory and high-level. What makes ...
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Introducing: Spring Cleaning [duplicate]

Note: While a lot of the information contained here is still somewhat relevant, it can be overwhelming at first. It also hasn't been updated for quite some time. For a more up-to-date version with ...
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Let low rep users answer homework questions?

Could we let low rep users (presumably budding young chemists...) answer homework questions? If they can teach, then they are reinforcing their knowledge. Let's say that after 500 reputation a user ...
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What additional formatting features are available to MathJax (possibly via \require{})?

In his answer to a question about crossing out units in dimensional analysis, Loong notes that the \cancel{} LaTeX command can be enabled in MathJax by using ...
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What happened to writing ions with \ce?

I took a look at some old questions and noticed that some \ce{} expressions were not working as they should. I am especially interested in how to write polyatomic ...
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Question & answer edits to improve searchability

I've been improving questions mainly to improve the site's placement in search engines OR to improve the likelihood that a question would be clicked (more traffic.) I've been doing: Cleanup for ...
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Please do not add hyphens after colons

Frequently I come across posts which include colons. So far, so good: a colon is a valid punctuation mark in the English language (see the beginning of this sentence). However, in about half of these ...
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How to write physical units

Units have to be written in an upright font. One normally does it this way: $1.2 \times 10^3\,\mathrm{\frac{J}{mol}}$ $1.2 \times 10^3\,\mathrm{\frac{J}{mol}}$ ...

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