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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Serial Upvoting Reversed

On February 9, 2013 I had a large negative rep event (-100) labeled as "Serial upvoting reversed". I assume this was an automating response to the 11 upvotes my posts received the day before. How does ...
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Is there somewhere that we can view a graph of the site statistics?

I could have sworn there were move visitors daily, I am wondering if there is a history graph showing how the site has been progressing in each field as displayed on the current statistics on the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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“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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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'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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...