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Encouraging Cross-Site SE Questions

I think as we graduate, it's good to encourage visits from related sites, particularly Physics.SE, Biology.SE, etc. I often find some questions on Chemistry.SE that could easily be on Physics and ...
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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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Chemistry equation shortcut?

Is it so necessary that every equation is enclosed by a whole bunch of $\ce{ }$? Could we have something shorter to make posts more readable in raw format? If we ...
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A Textbook of Questions and Answers—A New Approach to Tags?

If one is searching for a previous answer to a question on Stack Exchange, one would try two routes: Type in how one would think someone else would have phrased your question Search via the tags The ...
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How can I undo a recommendation?

I upvoted an answer too hastily; its last paragraph turned out to contain some irrelevant, debatable stuff. I tried to undo the recommendation but the only way I found to do so was to downvote. I ...
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Comment feature for new users?

Wouldn't it be great if new users could comment on posts under trusted user's or moderator's moderation? I saw an answer today that should have been a good and a helpful comment but since the user ...
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Questions with non-score answers are hard to identify

Have a look at that screenshot: Now while you can easily identify questions with no answers and questions with accepted answers, it is quite hard to do so for non-score answers (red mark). The ...
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How to invite people for talk on old questions

I have question that I asked on chemistry site ,but too less people viewed it with no response. .Now how to promote that question and invite people to discuss about it? NOTE -- I have less reputation ...
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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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Reputation losses on Chemistry.SE - Can we please get the votes back?

The following illustrates the dramatic impact of a situation described earlier in Don't throw away all votes when a user is deleted. Chemistry.SE is a vivid beta site with ~ 2700 questions. The ...
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Are there links between different stack exchanges?

I have noticed that many of the questions asked here are relevant to other stack exchanges (mathematics or physics). My question is whether the Chem SE includes suggestions to other Stack exchange ...
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Should Engineering questions be OK

Chemistry SE doesn't have many engineering questions as far as I can see but Physics SE has a lot of nuclear engineering and electrical engineering, however they arbitrarily reject some of such ...
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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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Do we need to notify of­fi­cial haz­ard state­ments for dangerous question or answer?

All we know that some procedures are dangerous in chemistry, should we notify the reader with some labels or themes if the question or the procedure mentioned in the answer is dangerous, and we can ...
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Possibility of adding specific Org. Chem. tags?

I think instead of simply having Organic Chemistry as a tag we should subdivide it into separate ones. For beginners, the tags Aldol, Bayer-Villiger etc. could be used. What do you think ?
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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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Additional note on "Markdown Editing Help"

Yesterday I extended one of my answers. Hosted on the chemistry site, chemical equations were used, yet it was rather by accident I recognized the option to use LaTeX's mhchem environment \ce{} ...
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Asking Brainteasers

I had recently posted a brainteaser on the site and it was closed. I just joined the site a few days ago and I was just wondering why exactly asking such questions is not appropriate. https://...
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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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We need a better subtitle [duplicate]

Same thing as https://biology.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/76/change-the-sites-subtitle When a question is migrated away from chemistry.stackexchange.com, the following is shown: The subtitle of ...
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TeX tutorial too intimidating/extensive [duplicate]

The help sidebar ("How to format") links to http://www.math.harvard.edu/texman/ That's a bit too extensive for us. (And it's for LaTeX proper, not mathjax so it has tons of irrelevant stuff) Can we ...
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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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Submitting a suggested edit for a tag, still results in a "Tag has no wiki summary, can you help us create it?" [closed]

This is a bug, because an "edit" (at least to the extent that the user can make it) has already been made. Is there anything that can be done to change this, perhaps for the first few days of the ...
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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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