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Temporary Suspension of the Homework Close Reason (concluded)

Statistics and conclusion below. We have been struggling for a long time with the homework close reason. There are shortcomings to all approaches we have tried so far to change it. I believe one of ...
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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 Why are other SE networks not shown here, like Physics.SE (many questions fit there better ...
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Should the [homework] tag probably be removed from the suggestions when posting a new question?

I noticed that when asking a new question, a [homework] tag appears in the example list: as if the website promotes its usage. However, it's been deprecated for a long time, and it seems like it ...
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Should we burninate the 'iupac' tag? [duplicate]

The iupac tag only has one legitimate usage but I consistently see it misused for questions about IUPAC nomenclature (such as this recent example). Is it really a necessary tag? I seem to spend far ...
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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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Is habitual down voting considered okay?

Today, I noticed two okay questions, which are quite reasonable student-level questions, and they are downvoted. I understand that there is at least one habitual downvoter who consistently downvotes ...
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What can or should we do with [pharmacology], [toxicology], [medicinal-chemistry]?

Recently toxicology has been created, which prompted this question. Originally I wanted to suggest renaming phamacology into phamacology-toxicology as the lines are especially blurry (in terms of ...
Martin - マーチン's user avatar
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Add homework policy link in the "How to Ask" dialog

I help review questions on Chem.SE regularly, and this type of question comes up regularly. Some downvoted homework question by a new person to the Chem.SE network, usually because they weren't aware ...
JSCoder says Reinstate Monica's user avatar
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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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Creating 'material-sciences', was: merging polymers and plastics

In the spite of organic-chemistry, inorganic-chemistry, ... , environmental-chemistry, ... , I would like to propose a tag to be called "material-sciences" or "polymer-chemistry". (In line with ...
Martin - マーチン's user avatar
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Feature request, self-flagging own comments

I would like to suggest an extension of the already functionality «flagging comments» to draw the attention of moderators. At present, it is possible to mark comments by other authors. Based on a ...
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No alternate SE sites show up as choices when flagging a Question to be "closed as off topic" [duplicate]

As the title states, I was flagging a wonderful question probing how to improve a risotto recipe (more arrowroot anyone?) and thought I'd take a step to assist the moderators by indicating which site ...
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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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Flag for homework answers/comments

As per the homework policy: As a community member, what should I know? Watch out for answers that provide a full solution. Downvote, comment, flag. Watch out for long comment discussions....
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Can a new tag for questions related to IIT-JEE be introduced?

There are a lot of question on Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics SE that are related to IIT-JEE. For those who don't know it is an Indian examination in which around a million students participate ...
Aditya Jain's user avatar
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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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