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Questions tagged [faq-proposed]

Use for questions currently developed by the community to become a permanent part of our FAQ.

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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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Why hasn't this user's reputation increased?

Recently, user Mark has posted an answer to the question: "Why doesn't water burn?" and it has got a score of 78 as of now this meta question has been posted. So, if an upvote of an answer ...
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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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How can I make changes in my profile?

I have been here for 3 months. So far, my username is a rather generic user123456-type name and my avatar is some coloured geometric shape. However, I can’t help noticing that many others have a ...
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Should I ask short questions in chat or on main site?

Recently, I had a question regarding the systematic name of $\ce{FeI2*2FeI3}{^{[\text{*}]}}$. Because the inquiry would be simple and short, and due to the possibility of sawed–off replies, I chose to ...
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Formatting Sandbox II: please test stuff here

Spoiler warning: Be aware that this page contains a lot of MathJax, so it will probably need quite a while to load completely. User of the old sandbox will have noticed that with the amount of ...
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What shall I do when I see spam (in one of the review queues)?

In a few occasions if you use the review queues, you will find a post that is spam. The definition of spam according to StackExchange (and the internet in general; source) is: What makes something ...
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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 ...