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What to do if I receive down-votes?

The following posts of mine currently have downvotes: Is Potassium permanganate an oxidizing agent or is the Permanganate ion the oxidizing agent? Convention for writing concentration units How is 1 ...
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How to access questions of an account deleted by a moderator?

As I tried to evade a question ban by opening another account, my account was deleted. Nevertheless, the answers/comments I received on my posts were of vital importance (to me at least). I write the ...
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Is syntax highlighting for Fortran currently disabled?

This recent question on chemistry.se includes a snippet of Fortran. Contrasting to anticipation, the addition of fortran after the initial three grave accents does ...
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Lifting the question ban

I joined the site 8 months ago and had to face a question ban as I was not aware of the policies of site( At present only two of my 4 questions are having a negative downvote). The site policy says ...
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Homework Questions Criteria

So, I am high school student, and many times, I get stuck on questions, and my teachers often don't clear every doubts. So, I ask on Chemistry.stackexchange, but often get downvoted as whole. ...
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Can anyone create chat room

I am new to stackexchange community (not exactly new, but know very less about it), so I just wanted to know if anyone can create a chat room? If yes, then how?
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What details do I need to add to my question?

I asked a question today and then the question was closed stating that I need to add more details. To me, the question is perfectly clear, so I'm probably missing what information is missing. Could ...
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How do I reject edits to one of my answers? [duplicate]

I'd like to reject the edits made to my answer at Does entropy contribute work? How do I do that? While I appreciate the editor catching the spelling typos, the editor has introduced several mistakes ...
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Can I get a second chance to close a question?

I was attempting to vote to close a question as a duplicate, but when I tried copying and pasting a link to the duplicate reference I somehow got the link wrong. Seeing this I retracted the vote to ...
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What happened to "last seen" in Profile?

Looking at members' Profiles, I no longer see the notice as to when the individual was last heard from. Has it been deleted?
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Why is my question not submissible?

I've written a question for Chemistry SE but get "Your question couldn’t be submitted Resolve 1 issue before posting". This is the title which I've reworded a number of times without meeting ...
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Need help! I got banned from chemistry stack exchange

I have a question about my Chemistry Stack Exchange post: Is iron(iii) hydroxide equivalent to hydrated iron(iii) oxide? I gave low-quality answers in the past. I am really sorry. But now I promise ...
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Why are my questions downvoted for no reason?

Lots of my questions were downvoted or have no votes at all for bad or even no reasons,even though I try to do my best at researching and studying the topic(there are some good ones too). Can anyone ...
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Flag comment option unavailability

The option to flag a comment is unavailable in the mobile version of Chrome.(atleast for me) But it is available in the desktop view/version. This creates the following issues: New users who were ...
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Why is the box with chat options not visible on the main site?

I remember when I first joined this site, a box containing the active chat rooms would be visible on the right side of the home page of the site. However, currently all I can see is filters, tags and ...
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About the bookmarks/questions /answers of this mathstack user in chem stack exchange

I dont know how to search and seems like no result is shown of this specific user whose account was deleted today , can anyone help ? Here is the mathstack google cache of the user : https://webcache....
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Petition to add links to a online resource for drawing compounds to help center

ChemdrawJS Online is a sample version of the original chem draw which is freely accessible to all as of now. Can we add a link to this on the help page? It should help a lot in encouraging new people ...
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Close a question glitch

I do not have the reputation required to be allowed the privilege of closing a question. But I am allowed to close only my own questions. See this screenshot and this as well. Now this might seem ...
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When do tags get deleted?

According to this Meta Question, 'zombie' tags are meant to be deleted at 03:00 UTC every day. How do we have over a page and a half of tags that are not removed yet? Are they tag synonyms?
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Locking of flag requests, no marshal tag?

I have nominated myself to become a moderator. Within my 9 months of being registered (4-5 of being active), I have accrued 320+ flags and 360 edits (thanks to Spring Cleaning, feel free to join in ...
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Who can edit the "Help Center"?

Who can edit the Help Center? I'd like to suggest some changes. My notion is to propose the changes here in Chemistry Meta then have the changes made in the help center if there is a consensus to do ...
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Why was my question closed?

Why is fluorine a oxidising agent? No reason was giving for closing the question, to me the questions seems quite clear. And also in the future I request the mods to provide appropriate reason for ...
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Is there a way to put a hyperlink in a cell of a table?

I have the following table. I'd like to use the hyperlinked dates which follow the table inside the table. Is this possible? $$\begin{array}{|c|c|l|}\hline Year(s) & page & value \\ \hline ...
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Regarding duplication of chemistry stackexchange content on other forums for money?

Today while searching for $d^3 s$ hybridization I found copied content of a highly reputed question on stackexchange where the user answered same word to word and the date for the content posted by ...
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How to add Lewis Structures to a question or an answer?

I've been here for just a few days and almost $ 3/4th $ of those few days I've been trying to find out the thing mentioned in the heading. I get absolutely no results when I search for it. And when I ...
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Is there any option to follow a user?

I'm very new here, and I have already found some people, who write good answers. I want to follow them. Like to watch their work in free time. Is there any option to follow a user?
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Tool or website for naming small organic molecules

I've been away from chemistry since after school, but once in a while I get back for sheer curiosity. Today, I stumbled about $\ce{HCONH_2}$, but couldn't find anything about it without knowing its ...
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Can outdated versions of answers be removed?

In this question I initially answered with a Google link, and drew a comment asking me to remove the link. I edited the answer with a different link to the reference, but the previous versions remain ...
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Authoritatively deleting cross questions

In specific reference to this question. A comment (by me) under Poutnik's post was deleted which was actually a counter question to the answer proposed by the method. My questions: Who have the ...
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Asking questions with eye-catching highlight

Recently I asked a question which included all of the researched data and added with reference. In the clutter, I wished to point out my question so that it's easy to answer. But, it seemed that the ...
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Why was my I'd and question deleted?

I posted this question here few hours ago, but my question and my I'd was blatantly deleted, I also posted one question earlier anonymously, however that question was also deleted. Can the mods ...
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Badge not awarded even though it shows completion?

I recently checked into my profile and found that the "Curious Badge" showed progress completion and it showed 9/5 days, which was kind of peculiar. I don't know if I had actually completed ...
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How do I attract more reopen votes?

I had got banned from asking questions from chemistry stackexchange at least a six months back and now I am looking to remove that ban from my profile. So, in this question which I had posted in chem ...
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Inconsistency in "Unanswered" category, when moving between pages

I've recently noticed a bug while selecting the option "Unanswered" in question's category (mobile device). Whenever I seelct it, the questions gets sorted on the basis of "Votes". ...
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Are there scripts and stats that can provide a measure of the rate of "abandonment" of posts?

Is there a script and maybe also old statistics on the response rate of OPs to reviewer comments? In other words, when I leave a comment below a question seeking additional information or requesting ...
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A clarification regarding the rejection of my recent edit

I apologize beforehand if this seems inappropriate, especially coming from a new user. Please view this link before I proceed: molecular orbital theory explaining molecular orbitals [P.S. : I've kept ...
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Is the chat room bot alive?

In the Main Chatroom Guidelines page it mentions a "ChemBot" which allows users to give various commands in chat. Is it still working? If not, can it be fixed?
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What is wrong about my answer?

I have a question about my Chemistry Stack Exchange post: When we name an organic compound ,if there is double bond and a functional group which is now a substituent who has priority? I do not ...
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Reviewers changing the original question

Even I had this question in my mind., while searching I found out that someone has already asked, it has got 11k views but no proper answer yet, so I decided to improve the question and add my points ...
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Why is rendering of this pu markup weird?

$\pu{1.08378‬0 mol}$ renders as $\pu{1.08378‬0 mol}$ I think mhchem renders \pu.
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Is there a way to use the markup to put an image into a cell of a table?

LOL - Maybe I should be more specific and ask for an easy way. I've got a feeling that the way that it can be done will be nasty.
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Need help to change a tag's spelling & questions about tags and formatting

I was trying to answer a question on the Van der Waals equation so I decided to look through the past questions to see what had already been answered. In searching for "Van der Waals" I got numerous "...
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Fallacy in my argument, reason for getting question closed? How to improve my (another) question? Why did I get half the bounty amount?

I recently added an answer to Why is [Ni(en)3]2+ paramagnetic? Atomic number of Ni is 28, $\ce{Ni^{2+}}$ has configuration $\mathrm{[Ar]3d^8}$. It can not form lower spin octahedral complex due to ...
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Significance of the figure above number of votes casted

Under sub-heading voters (under users heading), there's one figure (104), in my case, above number of votes casted. What's the significance of this number? Sorry for my poor paraphrasing of sentence, ...
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How to do nested numbered lists?

How do I create nested numbered lists? I want something that looks sort of like: yada yada for item 1 yada yada for item 2 a. yada yada for item 2a b. yada yada for item ...
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User Profile picture doesn't appear

My Chem SE account is registered through my Google account. So obviously my Google profile picture was the one set for my Chem SE account as well. Few months earlier I had changed my Google profile ...
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Is there a private chat?

Does this site have any kind of private message system? Just to be clear I'm trying to find a way to talk to someone on the staff in private. I'm here on business, not trying to get a Chemistry ...
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Where can I find a more extensive reference for mhchem?

I'm still new to this stack community and getting used with the formatting. I've read the article about this matter and while it explains that mhchem is supported and shows examples but only offer ...
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How are views counted?

There are questions viewed thousands times in a relative short time. Is that because the view counting system consider also external users views? Therefore also views from people searching the net who ...
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Pings disappearing in certain browsers?

Not sure if anyone else runs into this, but I occasionally am unable to ping people in comments if I use the mobile app or Safari. When I include @username at the ...
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