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Should I ask short questions in chat or on main site?

Recently, I had a question regarding the systematic name of $\ce{FeI2*2FeI3}{^{[\text{*}]}}$. Because the inquiry would be simple and short, and due to the possibility of sawed–off replies, I chose to ...
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Need help with an edit

In this question I proposed an edit, then found I had made a typo (wanted sustituted, got dybstituted). Can't correct because I am stuck in peer review, and if I have to re-edit I am back in peer ...
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Time limit editing comments

Why is there a five-minute time limit editing comments? I found typos I wanted to correct in a comment I had posted, but it was too late, and I was forced to delete and repost.
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How to draw structures of compounds while writing questions?

I'm here for quite a few days, but it's a disgrace that in my questions, I can't post any pictures of organic compounds, simply as I don't know how to do it. I have thus two questions related to this. ...
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Extra marshal badges

I seem to have suddenly gained two extra marshal badges out of nowhere. Obviously this badge is only meant to be awarded once so something has gone wrong and probably needs fixing. Oddly, they only ...
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Post pictures from Iphone

How do I post pictures on here to reference when asking a question? I do not see an upload prompt or anything of the sort and I do not know computer coding.
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Allow small edits

For the upcoming MathJax/mhchem update, I'd like to make sure that old chemistry.SE posts do not break. I downloaded 12,000 unique usages of \ce and I have been ...
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Is it a software bug? Why getting Q&(accepted)A to the front?

I've seen What is a neutral atom?; it is a question, it has an accepted answer, but (maybe I have some misconceptions about that) is "refreshed" by the "Community" user. Please help me understand.
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Borderline self-promotional edit

Today I received an edit suggestion on this answer of mine. The answer contains the following: Probably the ultimate non-toxic solution [for a high density brine] would be a cesium polytungstate ...
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Lost on how to access newly created chatrooms

I just had a doubtful question on meta. 1h after I deleted it, some user added a comment asking me "Please don't post this type of question here again. Thanks.", to which I would well agree, because I ...
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Hidden points of editing you probably didn't know

Making a good edit is hard. On Chem.SE, we (would/should/could) care about the finest points of formatting. There are basic points of editing many editors know about: Put some fancy MathJax/ $\mathrm\...
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Reviving old questions or asking a new one?

I'm relatively new to the Chemistry SE community, and sometimes when I go to ask a question, I notice that the same (or similar) question has already been asked. However, the previous question doesn't ...
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"work in progress" - hiding an answer which is being formulated.

If I'm trying to put an answer together where should I do that? I'd guess answer the question but delete the answer. So the answer could still be worked on, but others wouldn't be bothered by trying ...
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How do you number equations

I have an answer that has a number of equations. Within the text of the answer I just want to refer to the number of the equation. I saw it on an answer somewhere, but I can find such an answer now. ...
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Is there a way to save questions for later reading?

While I am trying to search from my questions, I come across many questions that interest me. I open them and often, I have to close my browser without reading many questions. I know I can use the "...
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What do I need to know about tagging?

From the tour of Chemistry.se: All questions are tagged with their subject areas. Each can have up to 5 tags, since a question might be related to several subjects. This post is a guide on ...
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banned from chat?

Okay, this is weird and somewhat disconcerting - for the past few hours, I have not been able to access the Periodic Table (as in enter it, I can see it though). The last message to me from a room ...
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What is the best way to ask for a textbook recommendation?

I have a legitimate inquiry about appropriate textbooks for a field of chemistry, and my "standard"/"criteria" for what I deem as a good book are elucidated clearly with some examples of topics I want ...
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Automatically Centered Images

I like it when the images in posts are centered because for me the whole post looks a little bit more professional. Therefore I use currently the hskip command: ...
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Amount of reputation from answer upvotes reduced?

Has the amount of reputation received from upvotes to answers been reduced from +10 to +5. I only received +5 rep for each upvote on my answer to this question. Is this a new feature or a bug? I ...
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Minimum character change requirement during tag-edit

I recently tried to edit https://chemistry.stackexchange.com/questions/33521/an-unkown-substance-present-in-urine-with-the-empirical-formula-ch4n2o to remove the incorrect tag (it has been done now). ...
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How is the announcer badge awarded?

How is it determined that a member be awarded the announcer badge? I've linked a couple questions that may have had the required number of IP addresses visit. How would the site know that I am the ...
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Can I please have my photochemistry tag badge?

Bronze tag badges are seemingly created automatically and awarded once the requirements are met. The requirements are described in the HelpCenter as: You must have a total score of 100 in at least ...
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When are the moderator elections?

Biology.SE graduated an hour ago and one of their posts had an answer stating about election. The most recent graduated site took somewhere like 2-3 weeks after the design post to graduate. There ...
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Request for "state-of-matter" tag

Coming across some chemistry questions, I realized many had to do with matter or specifically the state of matter of a substance, not only does this affect multiple properties in chemistry, but this ...
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Edit button below question is greyed out

I was trying to edit a question (to change some formatting), but the edit link was greyed out. The question I'm talking about : I need to find the Ka of a weak acid in titration with a strong base ...
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Chemistry.SE should be more user friendly- really disappointed

Something is really wrong with Chemistry.SE. I don't know why but people here on MSE are more interested in formatting questions and asking people for more and more context to the questions they ask!! ...
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Why do some questions get tons of views when ones around them do not?

Forgive me if this is a stupid question, but why is it that some questions will all of the sudden have an enormous amount of views when the ones around them have only a few. Notice the Image Below, ...
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Should there be a chemistry format button?

I believe that for each and every different website there should be a different text editor that meets the user's needs. So for chemistry I feel like there should be a button that does the following:...
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Answer Ban Removal Methods

I got an answer ban. "We are no longer accepting answer from this account". So I deleted my minus 1 answers but its still not going. What to do?
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@StackChemistry Twitter Account

There is a Twitter account (@StackChemistry) for this website which frequently tweets Questions and Answers . Recently while editing a question of mine I came across this : ...
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Default display pattern changes colour

I have not added any profile photo . Originaly the color was something else and now it has turned pink . I didnt change it and I dont know whether one can change it . I was under the impression that ...
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If from comments or answers it appears that the question is more fitted to another site

I have asked a question which I first thought to be correctly posted in this site, while, from the answer received, I suspect that it might have more chances to get a full answer in the Earth Science ...
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What to do if you are offended by someone on this site?

I do not want to name names at this point, but there was a recent comment in response to an (automated) comment from the low-quality post queue, which really went to my nerves. And this comment almost ...
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Ask Community to Pick Answer

I've asked a question that has received multiple answers, but I don't know enough about the concepts mentioned in some answers to make an informed decision as to which is the best. In addition, I do ...
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Why coud not I suggest migration to Physics.SE? [duplicate]

In my opinion this question belongs to Physics.SE, rather than Chemistry.SE. So, I clicked close and chose off-topic because... ...
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Latex Subscripting

How do I write $\ce{C_{2}{v}}$ properly in Latex so that the "2" and the "v" are both subscripted on the same subscript line? If I write it as $\ce{C_{2v}}$ (\ce{C_{2v}), I get an down-arrow symbol ...
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Why was my bounty not auto-awarded?

Regarding the bounty I placed on: Sodium Bisulfate vs Sodium Bisulfite. At first glance this question looks like a dupe of this one: What happened with my bounty? but it's not, because my question ...
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What happened to question I flagged

I have recently flagged the question, which was helpful. So i thought the question will be delete. But it still there. So what is rules for that?
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Is There a Community Wiki for Chemistry?

I'm still new here and a poster suggested I put a comment in the Wiki he created for his answer. How do I access the Wiki? Is it specific to chemistry?
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How do we write catalysis when writing equations?

Many reactions are invoked/sped up by presence of certain chemical substance. This is called catalysis. As far as I know, catalyst is then written above the arrow of the reaction. The same is also ...
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Latex Table Question

Here's a link to a SE question-answer on building tables using Latex. I copied the following bit of Latex code from the top-rated answer and when I pasted it in to an answer on Chemistry SE it didn't ...
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What's the file limit for file upload? Why is any error missing?

When uploading large images the upload window get's stuck. What is the file limit for a image file? Why don't I get an error then upload fails (XHR itself is not returning anything)?
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What is the canonical way of scaling pictures?

I often find myself in the situation that I have to resize pictures that are part of my answer or question. My current workflow is that I upload the picture via the usual method and then copy the URL ...
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Including molecular structures in the question

Is there any way in which I can include structures of molecules (line diagrams) in the question? It would be helpful to clarify the question to a greater extent.
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Can I ask Breaking Bad questions?

I found a question which got my attention, well this question, and it didn't called my attention because it was interesting (which it could be) but because a tag that somehow in my eyes is kind of ...
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Is community dredging up bad questions?

My issue is concerned with a recent post that was bumped by community. This question is fairly vague in its present form and in my opinion needs to be revised or closed since it is unlikely to be of ...
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Getting answer after Bounty fails?

One of the goals of putting up a bounty for a question is to draw attention and a good answer. But after having put up a bounty, if you still don't get an answer for your question or any suggestion as ...
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Mathjax-Catalysts on reaction arrows

How can mathjax be used with \ce to show reaction conditions and catalysts on the arrow?
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What happened with my bounty?

I assigned a 50 points bounty to a question. I did not award the bounty, and neither was it auto-awarded. Still, I did lose the 50 points. Where did the bounty go?