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Formatting Sandbox I: 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 Before that, there was also this Sandbox: ...
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Formatting Sandbox III: please test stuff here

Sandbox II has become as clogged as Sandbox I was (and is), especially for users with 10,000 reputation or above. So, here is a new new post... Before you delete a post here, please reduce it to one ...
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Hidden points of editing you probably didn't know

Making a good edit is hard. On Chem.SE, we (would/should/could) care about the finest points of formatting. There are basic points of editing many editors know about: Put some fancy MathJax/ $\mathrm\...
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How do I ask homework questions on Chemistry Stack Exchange?

Mainly copied from What is the policy on asking homework questions on Chemistry Stack Exchange? What kinds of questions are considered homework ...
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A new policy of closure: November 2016

What's the current homework policy? The current HW policy is laid out in this post. In essence, only blatant homework copy-pastes should be closed. These often get closed unilaterally by moderators. ...
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What is the recommended style of citing on

In principle citing is fine in any way that attributes the original author(s) unambiguously. The highest principle should always be: Give credit. However, recently we decided to have a community ...
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I am quitting from my role as a moderator

All, As you are aware, I was elected to be a moderator of this site last year. As a person who loves chemistry and no longer works in the field, I have been continually happy to provide support where ...
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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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Do we want small caps?

after writing this answer What chemicals are present in burnt toast? i have encountered that there is no small caps available in MathJax. Wouldn't it be a good idea to provide small caps for citing s....
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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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Is there a site on ChemSE to practice mhchem and mathjax?

Is there a site on ChemSE to practice mhchem and mathjax? Or does one just learn while asking or answering a question.
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Good idea(?) for editing meta post: "How can I format math/chemistry expressions here?"

I want to edit the meta post How can I format math/chemistry expressions here? to make the page easier to navigate. My suggestion would be to take the large answer and break it into multiple answers ...
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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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Forcing italic for e.g. R/S stereodescriptors in comments

For some special border cases, syntax formatting does not work as expected. E.g. trying to italicize “R” stereodescriptor in “(2R)-butan-2-ol” in a comment, with ...
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Wrong alternative invocation of MathJax

It is commonly known that MathJax can be invoked with $...$ for inline mode and $$...$$ for display mode. The more latex-like ...
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