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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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What's our (maybe updated) take on questions about (quantum) chemical software?

From What topics can I ask about here? Some kinds of questions aren't allowed here: Computational questions: If your question is purely about numerical methods you are using in a simulation/...
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The Giant List of Duplicates

For those who haven't been frequenting meta, this post has been suggested numerous times. The intention is to collect together good questions with good answers which can be used as duplicate targets. ...
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Let's talk about effort, shall we?

I think the recent experiment of suspending the homework close reason has already produced a very valuable result. However, I really feared that this will happen, and I hope I can steer our thinking ...
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Let's not close questions as homework except for blatantly obvious cases (at least for a while)

Overview There has been some concerns lately about whether we close too much. So we start giving leniency a chance. Scroll down to What we do to get to the fun part. Read the rest if you're interested....
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Speed at which questions are put on hold

Today in particular there were a couple of questions that were put on hold by one or two people (at least one person being a moderator) shortly after posting (within a few hours) without displaying ...
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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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Custom close reason text for "homework"

Recently, Stack Exchange has allowed moderators to customise the wording that is associated with custom close reasons. Here I would like to focus on (by far) the most used close reason on the site, ...
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New users might have a different view on homework than those who frequently answer questions

As a new user, if my question is labeled "homework" in a comment, I might feel accused that I am using StackExchange to cheat in my school work. In many cases, that is probably a good description of ...
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Should we close old questions?

I have been sifting through old questions on the site and have noticed what are now considered off-topic homework questions. I see changes to the closing process were discussed in 2016 and subsequent ...
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1answer
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Why is this question closed as homework? Do we need more options for closure?

This question on spectrometry, asked a few days ago, was closed as being a homework question. Determining Structure of molecule based on IR Spectra and HNMR data I will be the first to agree that it ...
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How to handle "Am I right?" homework questions [duplicate]

The procedure to deal with homework questions with no effort is pretty well established around here: vote to close. However, what about questions where the problem is laid out and then answered ...