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Design request - Can I please have the visited questions in a different color?

This should be a (hopefully) simple style sheet change. Meta is already doing it, and other sites are also. The effect is generally subtle and I approve of subtle: $\color{magenta}{\text{I fully ...
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Extra spacing before mhchem super/subscripts

This doesn't look right. $\mathrm{|{}^1H|}$ $\mathrm{|{}^1H|}$ and $\mathrm{|\ce{^1H}|}$ $\mathrm{|\ce{^1H}|}$ should give the ...
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Chemical formulas with fractional numbers are displayed wrongly

As a workaround, you could use $\ce{$0.5$\,H2O}$ to get $\ce{$0.5$\,H2O}$
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Should the [homework] tag probably be removed from the suggestions when posting a new question?

It's not a bug. I don't know how the system determines what suggestions to show there, but it is completely different for me (logged in/out, different devices). It almost seems to be random. [......
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A question was put on hold, but gained an answer about thirty minutes later

Loong hit this earlier than me. status-by-design Sometimes when you put the computer to sleep, or are on mobile, or do whatever else so you pass the client based restriction of not being able to add ...
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Formulae with charge and number of atoms (e.g. sulfate ion) aren't displayed properly

The documentation you linked is for mhchem v 4.01 (dated 23 April 2015). It is likely that Chemistry.SE uses an older version of the package that renders charge differently. Also note that Chemistry....
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Chemical formulas with fractional numbers are displayed wrongly

Or you can use $\ce{1/2\,H2O}$ to get $\ce{1/2\,H2O}$.
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Mhchem broken on mobile

This bug was caused by /sites route in the stackexchange api not returning MHChemMathJax in markdown_extensions due to ...
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Close a question glitch

Based on your questions you seem to have a misconception as to the purpose of closing a question. Please read What does it mean if a question is "closed"? first, then come back to this. Why ...
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Chemical formulas with fractional numbers are displayed wrongly

This issue has been solved since mid of 2016. $\ce{0.5H2O}$ renders as $\ce{0.5H2O}$. Short background: MathJax is NOT LaTeX. MathJax is a complete re-...
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Bug in the favourite button

This was indeed confusing. I have tweaked it a bit and that's how it looks now, hopefully it's more clear:
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My user page is wider than my browser window in the new layout

Yep! This is because we haven't made the entire site responsive yet. It's not a bug so much as still on our to-do list. It's part of why we've asked Help us improve the user profile and settings on ...
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Plus-minus sign messes with mhchem's \pu command

Thanks! Some of the things are already fixed on my harddrive (the "undefined" error), but not published yet. The others, I take as valid input for my todo list. For now, ...
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MathJax in the Android App

Unfortunately the app uses a different version than the website. That does include the recent updates to mhchem, especially the \pu{...} command. While ...
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Possible bug in newsletter?

Oscar did have an answer, which they subsequently deleted, but most likely after the newsletter had already picked up the question info.
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Changes in UI mess with design of the "lab bench"

thanks for reporting. This is indeed because of black top bar becoming taller. Fix is waiting in repo for next build, so you should be able to see it in next couple hours.
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Plus-minus sign messes with mhchem's \pu command

MathJax/mhchem 3.0.6 should fix the issues. It supports all standard uncertaincy notations as listed at https://chemistry.stackexchange.com/a/58667/24052. It will take a week or so to make its way to ...
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So … I think I just reviewed the same reopen queue entry twice …

I think I can shed some light in here. Note that my timeline for this question is a bit more extensive. First the question was closed. Then the OP edited the question a few hours later which caused it ...
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Possible bug in newsletter?

The question is unanswered in the sense of stack exchange: it does not have an answer with a score higher than zero. You can see that the answer by oscar has a score of -1, so it does not count. (The ...
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Bug in the favourite button

I think this is intended, it's just slightly bad wording. What it says is: This is a favourite question (click again to undo) I interpret this as saying, if you click this button it will be a ...
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Why is there no "reduced ads" privilege at 200 reputation on this site?

This answer seems to suggest there are no ads on Chemistry (except for the sidebar) and the privilege is therefore hidden: The privilege exists everywhere. But on most sites, it's hidden and ...
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Badge not awarded even though it shows completion?

You'll need a so-called positive question record for the Curious badge and related badges. A positive question record means you don't have too many closed, downvoted or deleted questions, overall. ...
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Watched tags not displaying

According to this post on MetaSE, the issue has been discovered and a solution is enroute. From Marc Gravell, an SE staff member, Sorry about that. What happened here: the favorites/ignored feature ...
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Why did this post turn up in the first post review queue?

This has happened to me too. The closest I found on mother meta is this post: Old first post reviews on sites without audits enabled There's something similar on meta.SO: Old first posts in first ...
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Error on Help Page

I will look into it a bit further, but it appears as though the help page is interpreting the <=> symbol as an HTML tag, and is therefore not rendering it ...
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Why does chemistry markup (mhchem) fail on iOS app?

Indeed, there was a missing MathJax extension. This will be fixed in the next update to the iOS app in the Appstore.
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Problem in rendering with arrow

It looks like StackExchange has (apparently recently) added CSS that is causing the problem. In their primary.css file is the declaration ...

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