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Questions tagged [support]

You need help with the use of one or more of the site's features.

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What can be changed on the site, how, and how fast?

The current interest in the "homework" vote-to-close (VTC) option and related matters leads me to wonder how the internals of this site work. Compare Facebook, which despite a huge user base edits ...
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How to get access to the references? [duplicate]

I don't have any institutes' login credentials or free account. But some of the answers to my questions contain links to references. I can't access them. Is there any other way to do so? I do not mean ...
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Why can't I take back a downvote of an answer?

Moving the mouse over the arrow says "klick again to undo", but when I try, I get a message that my vote is locked until the answer is edited. Why? I misread sth., and think the answer actually ...
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How to reopen question?

This is w.r.t this question Depression of freezing point And this Reason for shorter bond between sulphur and oxygen? I have tried my best to re edit the question , I have also asked for reason why ...
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How to line up a discussion about a bullet point?

I have the following three bullet points in text like this: BP 1 BP 2 Yada yada BP 3 How do I get "Yada yada" to line up the text "BP 2". In other words I want the same ...
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Finding a lost question without enough rep

I'm pretty sure I've asked a question a while ago (years?) about the use of ammonia in agriculture where it is introduce directly into the soil. The question included a photo of a very large tank ...
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MathJax mhchem editor

Is there a tool (application, online service) that helps writing the ugly formatting MathJax + mhchem code? I mean things like just typing Ctrl-B to get the selected text to bold is something else ...
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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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What is going on with my question ban?

After 6 months the question ban allows 1 redemption question and I asked this question: Can gas be made to block radiation better? Even thought it did not get down votes it still got closed as being ...
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What is the “new contributor” banner below some user's names, and for how long does it last?

The title says it all, but I wasn't able to find any place or wiki where it was described what exactly is "new contributor" banner? I came across a profile, where the user was a member for 7 months (...
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How to get unblocked from asking questions?

I got down votes on some of my questions and some of them closed, so, I got blocked from asking. After a period of time from being blocked, I regained the privilege of asking, but only one question ...
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Forcing italic for e.g. R/S stereodescriptors in comments

For some special border cases, syntax formatting does not work as expected. E.g. trying to italicize “R” stereodescriptor in “(2R)-butan-2-ol” in a comment, with ...
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Request for License

Good day, I am MSc student in Department of Chemistry of the University of Patras and I would like to request your permission in order to include the picture "Biotage. Left image = microwave heating, ...
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I need permission to reuse photo from user “porphyrin” answer on question about mag field influence on chemical reaction

The answer of the above mention user helped me in understanding chemical reactions in a magnetic field, this is not the first time someone is profiting from SE, but I will reference the source ...
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How to deal with “smart” toxic behaviour?

I wonder if chemistry.se (CSE) has methods to deal with aggressive or toxic people when they are smart. I mean, there are rules about not being rude, unfriendly, etc., but what if someone "plays by ...
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Is there a site on ChemSE to practice mhchem and mathjax?

Is there a site on ChemSE to practice mhchem and mathjax? Or does one just learn while asking or answering a question.
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Formatting problem with \tag markup

I tried adding the following markup to an answer. $$\ce{Zn(s) + Cu^{2+}(aq) → Zn^{2+}(aq) + Cu(s)}\tag{Open Circuit voltage 1.1018 V}$$ ...
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Why is a question “grayed out”?

This question is grayed out in the list of questions. Why? There doesn't seem to be anything odd about the formatting.
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So your final answer to “What if I disagree with the closure of a question? How can I reopen it?” is… nothing?

I have read your page "What if I disagree with the closure of a question? How can I reopen it?" because I find the "put on hold" decision about the page "Can we predict that a atome/ion/molecule is ...
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No moderator flags for comments in the question

Why there is no Flag for Moderator's attention in the comments section of Q/A? I guess it should be there. I have used ...
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What is 'User cannot suggest edits to this question'?

I recently came across a poorly written question and thought of suggesting some edits to correct some spellings, mathjax and format it for a better look. But, after I was completed and clicked on ...
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I cannot see the images, and it was not like this at the beginning, what do I need to do?

I cannot see the images, and it was not like this at the beginning, what do I need to do? When I wrote an answer for instance How many resonance structures does the oxalate ion have? I was very ...
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Why is downvote cast to my question not shown in chemistry stack exchange unlike meta stack exchange? (My reputation is odd?)

I have only two zero scored questions and no answer. However I got +5 reputation by upvote of this (my) question. How can this happen? Thank you in advance. Desktop version screenshot In the meta ...
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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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Voting Corrected

Today morning I wokeup to see this, :( I read the learn more part aside it. I don’t know why I got hit by this. It said, If you see very unusual votes being targeted at your account, don't worry ...
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My question was closed as too broad, I edited it as directed, but nothing happened

I have a question about my Chemistry Stack Exchange post: Is there a terminology contradiction about whether the conjugate of a strong acid is a "weak base"? The original version of my post ...
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Why has my account been restricted?

I am not allowed to ask a question (for a couple of days) because I have "asked too many questions recently that have not been well received well by the community"... I understand why this would ...
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Edited closed question will not show in question queue?

I am trying to clean up my questions to reopen, but they are not showing up in the search or on my profile. Can CO2 be cracked by electrolysis?
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Editor to use on PC with windows to format answers?

Ok, I've never used the formatting language Latex. I would like to install an editor on my PC so that I could write/format answers on my PC rather than multiple edits on the site. I obviously want ...
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How do you link web addresses in comments?

I have seen comments that "neatly" link web addresses instead of having the "ugly" html specification in the comment. Is the only way to do this with the same markup that is used for links in ...
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How did these questions make it to the HNQ list? One with only 18 views, and the other with a score of zero

I saw this question on the HNQ list, and then this one a little while later. Now I don't have anything against these question per se, but I find it very odd (from my spending a little over a year on ...
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Can weekly newsletter be sorted by tags?

I saw the right hand corner "LOVE this site?" advertisement. Then I click on the sample newsletter. It's just a whole page of questions (possibly irrelevant/makes no interest the way it looks). Would ...
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Is there a way to proactively vote against closure?

The question H-NMR spectroscopy of [18]annulene presents an interesting problem in chemistry, and an even more interesting one for chemistry SE. Three readers have voted to close the question but ...
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How do I cite users who suggest content in comments

Sometimes, I see answers to questions that have comments that kinda "continue" the explanation out of the answer. Such comments add valuable information that would be better off within the answer. I ...
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How to rewrite/ reframe this question about possible mineral deposits to be Chemistry SE qualified?

How to rewrite/ reframe this question about possible mineral deposits to be Chemistry SE qualified? How to clean "reddish/ brownish" grime/ deposit marks from the silicone rubber lid gasket of a hot ...
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What's the difference between “flagging → duplicate” and “flagging → should be closed → duplicate of…”?

I remember this confusion that I had before I was given the close-vote priviledge. Since I can't show it on this site, let me use BioSE's flagging (where I don't have close vote): and Apart from ...
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Simultaneous post editing

Recently I noticed that some posts are not editable: Another edit is awaiting approval for this post. Further edits cannot be submitted until the pending edit is reviewed. I thought there is a git-...
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Cumulative bounties

Lets assume I really like a certain question and I would like to get the best answer possible from the community, but there is already a reward announced by the author. Is there a way to assign ...
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Undefined control sequence \pu in official SE Android app

For some reason content produced with \pu{} cannot be rendered properly in official Stack Exchange android app, though \ce{} ...
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Don't I have the authority to reject any suggested edit?

I have come across a situation that when I edit someone's post, it is kept on hold for 'peer review' and after the approval of the author it reflects on the site. But when someone suggests edit to my ...
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It seems I haven't received some deserved badges!

While going through the types of badges in SE, I came across these (in the picture) types of badges. And then found that I have a question with 10 points and Two answers with 25 and 40 points ...
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How to render Angstrom and Parts-per notations in MathJax?

Summary: Angstrom, Parts per thousand, Parts per Ten-Thousand cannot be displayed. Prior efforts: Searched Google and Detexify. Angstrom. (The letter), (the diacritic mark). The detexify (...
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How do I draw chemical compounds and chemical reaction mechanisms and add it to my questions?

Lots of organic chemistry questions require the knowledge of chemical structures and reaction mechanisms. We even have a tag: reaction-mechanism for it. Here, I will address the following: How do I ...
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Where do I look for advice on computational chemistry software?

A Bit of a background before I go deeper into this post: I would like to use ASE a Python library for molecular dynamics. I recently ran into trouble setting up GPAW, and I would like to know whether ...
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I don't understand why I'm getting down votes on my question. I am new here please help

I have a question about my Chemistry Stack Exchange post: Explanation of pi bonding and synergic bonding in coordination compounds using MOT I am new to this place. I couldn't understand what is ...
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Is “rendered output” for an edit supposed to show markup?

I try to approve some edits. Often if the edit really improves the text depends on how the new markup will be rendered. Selecting "rendered output" I just see the markup, not the rendered output. Why? ...
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What additional formatting features are available to MathJax (possibly via \require{})?

In his answer to a question about crossing out units in dimensional analysis, Loong notes that the \cancel{} LaTeX command can be enabled in MathJax by using ...
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Dimensional analysis with chemistry equations on stack exchange?

I know we use Mathjax/mhchem. What I would like to know, is if its possible to cross out units as part of dimensional analysis. Here is an example of the desirable effect:
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Unable to create new tag (material science)

I tried to create a new tag called material science, but the server states that this is a new tag and cannot be created at remote mobile site. I want to add this tag because I feel it would be helpful ...
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What happened to writing ions with \ce?

I took a look at some old questions and noticed that some \ce{} expressions were not working as they should. I am especially interested in how to write polyatomic ...