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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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2015 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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Throw in an idea for TRE (II)

TRE (I) was a success . . . depending on how you define it, but the majority agree, hope or guess. I could've just gone on and thrown in a new plan of attack since there are only so many ways to get ...
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I have a doubt about "doubt" in doubt titles

From the depth of the stack exchange network I bring to you the newest season (7) of our community effort against buzzwords in question titles. The word of the season this time is doubt. In Indian ...
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What should be done with "Is my calculation correct ?"-type questions?

I see many questions where the OP just asks whether his or her calculation is correct . These type of questions will most likely not be helpful to the majority . The questions pertain to a specific ...
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Buzzwords Season 9 - Number of Moles (reboot)

For seasons 1-9 see: I question the use of "question" in question titles (search here) Help make help questions have more helpful titles (search here) Houston, we have a "Problem&...
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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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How to determine if a homework question is going to be closed?

Recently, I have been drawing some flak for answering would be closed homework questions. For example, this one. Now, how should I determine if a question is going to be closed? I refrain myself from ...
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Improper question titles/questions

It might be nitpicking but there are question titles that are imo wrongly asked. The question itself might be better, but those titles are simply wrong. Here are some examples ... "Theoretically"-...
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Subscripts in the titles of questions?

How did they get subscripts in the title of this question? It's like Latex in the title without Latex in the title! It would greatly beautify our titles if we could do this for all questions, ...
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Shouldn’t every question be tagged with its division of chemistry?

Walking through the questions something got me thinking. The tags organic-chemistry, inorganic-chemistry, general-chemistry, physical-chemistry, analytical-chemistry, biochemistry, quantum-chemistry,* ...
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Houston, we have a "Problem" in question titles

So we are all familiar with the drill, given through the following: I question the use of "question" in question titles Help make help questions have more helpful titles There are ...
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Can we edit out unnecessary "statements of weakness" or buzzwords inside the questions' bodies?

I was ,partially, surprised that there isn't usually a talk about this in SE communities. Nevertheless, science-based sites and learner-and-teacher forums (sorry for the lack of a better term) like ...
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Help make help questions have more helpful titles

In the vein of this meta post, here are some 21 questions with the word "help" in the title. https://chemistry.stackexchange.com/search?q=title%3Ahelp Some of these asking for help with specific ...
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Everyday use of "Everyday Chemistry"

everyday-chemisty is a useful way for people to find questions that laypeople might ask about chemistry. It's a bit of a "meta" tag but we can hold (or re-hold) that discussion another time, since I ...
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