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Can site users suggest some design specifications regarding graduated site development

So here comes a good news that Chemistry SE is graduating soon. (Update: we have graduated now! Yay!) Chemistry Stack Exchange has a steady flow of high quality questions and answers, and a growing ...
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Which plugins for chemical formulas do we need?

Some Stack Exchange sites have site-specific extensions that allow them e.g. to typeset mathematical equations, create UI mockups or display Go board positions. Some support for creating and ...
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Can we have a font that harmonizes with inline MathJAX?

Inline formulas on chemistry SE are clunky-looking and distracting, because the thin sans-serif font used here is so different from the heavy serif font used in MathJAX expressions. Over at math....
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How can we flag question that belongs on another site in the Stack Exchange network?

I don't understand how to flag the question so it can migrate in other S.E. sites. It seems that when I flag it and I choose "This question belongs on another site in the Stack Exchange network" can ...
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Finding a library to allow drawing chemical structures directly on the site

Drawing structural formulas is a very common task in chemistry. Simple chemical formulas are often not sufficient, they are ambiguous for pretty much any non-trivial molecule, and structural formulas ...
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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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Can we make a "big list" community question for structure drawing software?

I would like to know the possible alternative available in chemistry software I've found very useful the big list like TeX or StackOverflow I would like have something similar to find the best ...
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Additions to MathJax/mhchem: Cancel, Broken Arrows; SI units

I think sometimes it is necessary to show, that a reaction does not take place, therefore a broken arrow would be a nice thing to have. I played a little in the sandbox and found a somewhat working ...
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Why are there no migrations paths to Physics.SE, Math.SE, etc.?

When flagging for migration to another SE network, the only option I get is chemistry.meta.stackexchange.com. Why are other SE networks not shown here, like Physics.SE (many questions fit there better ...
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Reasoning or commenting before downvoting

Would it be better if we make necessary for a member to comment/reason along with downvoting?
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Enable mhchem mathjax extension

Mathjax 2.0 supports the mhchem extension. Could we enable it? It will save us lots of time in typesetting chemical formulae. How to enable the extension
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Can we change the contrast of questions which have at least one of our favourite tags?

My question is just simple and that is only common sense for me, we can choose favourite tags and I think the goal is to rise the questions we can answer, at least, and the questions which can ...
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Integrate a tool for drawing structural formulas

Based on my previous meta post looking for suitable tools, I propose to add the ChemDoodle Web Components for drawing structural formulas to the site. From the alternatives I've looked at, this seems ...
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Design request - Can I please have the visited questions in a different color?

I thought I wouldn't like the new design, but what I can I say? I looove it! And I'm not gotta grow tired of it this soon. But...There's something that bothers me. I'm used to sleeping every night. (...
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A link to common notation and symbols on the Tour page

Most new joiners do not know about the tools for mathematical and chemical formatting provided by Chemistry.SE. The Tour page details out the core concept of asking questions very well, but I feel ...
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Should we create a community blog?

Several people have mentioned that we should note significant answers to common (or interesting) questions, for example here. I think a community blog could serve several great uses: Discussing ...
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Plagiarism: To what extent? We should be able to flag for this

I've read a lot of great answers from very generous people contributing on SE:Chem. However, sometimes I've come across an occasional answer where large swaths if not the entire response was a ...
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Enable migration paths to Physics and Biology

According to an answer to this question, now that Chemistry.SE is out of beta, it is eligible to have migration paths to other sites. I think paths to Physics.SE and Biology.SE would be very helpful ...
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We need some upgreek, please!

Correct typesetting is what you would expect from an academic community. Chem.SE has always tried to be one, and we always value their standards; and our meticulous editors have always had an eye on ...
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Enable 'hide preview' on answers by default

As has been noted previously, typing MathJax in answers can significantly cause the page to lag. On my Mac this lag is quite severe, even with only minimal MathJax introduced, making it really ...
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Newcomers are more valuable than you think, please welcome them

This isn't a new issue as far as I have noticed from seeing the older posts regarding this: Shouldn't we be a bit more welcoming to new askers/ posters? We should have a Welcome post to link to ...
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Change “for scientists, academics, teachers and students”

The short description of Chemistry Stack Exchange reads Q&A for scientists, academics, teachers and students This is certainly not wrong and describes quite well that we are open for a broad ...
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Can we please burninate the organic tag?

It was created recently and (fortunately) hasn't been used till now. It is pointless, unless somebody wants to advertise home-grown lettuce on Chemistry.SE! It is ugly and I do not want to use it ...
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Best way to post and visualize crystallographic data

I think this would help a lot to save time needed to produce images, reduce internet traffic and make understanding of the structures easier, if only there would be a better way rather than putting a ...
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Could we use a font where 'l' doesn't look identical to 'I'?

I've been perusing a few posts here and there, and one thing that sometimes confuses me is seeing an 'l' and thinking that it is an 'I'. An example is the question about ClF3 ($\ce {ClF3}$) which I ...
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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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Proposal for a bot to welcome new users

Introduction I don't have a better word than a bot. New users often get intimidated after their question goes on hold , they never come back. Personally speaking the second question I asked was 4 ...