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absurd edit war

I was involved in an edit war at EE.SE earlier this year, over this answer. The following meta discussion is here. Based on this experience, IMO if a particular edit is rolled back once by the OP, ...
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The Guyabano uprising: How is this going to be dealt with?

Thank you for bringing this to our attention. In this case, I personally don't see an urgent need to do anything. On your part, you just need to downvote and/or flag and/or vote to close, as with all ...
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absurd edit war

I thought long and hard whether or not I should comment, but because the post reads like that the moderating team enforced this edit war, which is simply not true, I think it is necessary to clear up ...
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I don't understand why I'm getting down votes on my question. I am new here please help

At this time, your question has three close votes as "too broad". This is probably because you've asked about more than one topic (pi bonding in coordination compounds and synergic bonds), and ...
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I know that we mind the buzzwords but does that mean every single incident of each buzzword must be removed from every title?

In your specific case, I'd go with a synonym of "help" and add some specifics from the body of the post: What are point groups and how can they assist me in predicting physical properties of ...
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Again, another correct answer downvoted and a wrong answer upvoted

I do not have the knowledge to judge what is right or wrong with the answers and I did not downvote your post. However, I can offer some tips to avoid such a scenario. Do not whine about it either ...
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I know that we mind the buzzwords but does that mean every single incident of each buzzword must be removed from every title?

There's no rule saying that everything must go. It's simply because "help" tends to appear in a lot of non-descriptive titles, and therefore it makes for a good search query. Personally, I'm ...
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Why was the heroin question put on hold as being a personal medical question?

Questions on illicit drugs have been and are always difficult on this site, which is fine. I do not share Todd's opinion in points (1) and (2) of his answer, but he made his concerns perfectly ...
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Why is this question down voted? What is the tradition in here?

As I keep telling everyone everywhere, the real reason someone, or a group of people, downvoted your post is something only they can confirm. We can only say why a post like yours might or might not ...
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Is it ok to move a follow-up question I included to another question by a different user?

In general I would say the handling of this situation is not ideal; and, the resolution is somewhat uncommon. From the timeline of your question I see that answers were posted and up-voted before you ...
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I think this question was incorrectly put on hold

Regarding the question itself, I saw it yesterday, and I agree that it should not have been closed, so I have reopened it. In cases like these, a substantial edit can and will go a long way towards ...
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Problem regarding moderation of my question

I have left you a comment on your question: While I do not understand the question itself, I have a strong feeling, that if I understood it, I would say it is on topic here. However, I have ...
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Why was the heroin question put on hold as being a personal medical question?

I voted to close that question for several reasons. Unfortunately, the menu of options for reason to close are limited so I went with the medical option. Here are my reasons for doing so. (1) The ...
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Why has this question on DIY brass etching had so little interest / attention?

I think the main problem with this question is that you are targeting the wrong audience. The main user base here is either professionally involved in chemical research/ development/ engineering, or ...
Martin - マーチン's user avatar
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Why is the "ft-ir" tag used to tag infrared spectroscopy questions?

Indeed, ft-ir has been applied to questions that are about infrared spectroscopy. That still is - in my opinion - no reason to remove the spectroscopy. In general we don't remove broad tags just ...
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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

The reason is very simple and documented on mother meta: question views do not count towards the arbitrary hotness points formula that is used to determine whether a question is ‘worthy’ of making the ...
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absurd edit war

Leaving the tone of the question aside there is a series of misconceptions or misinformation that I wish to point out. As a moderator, one might think that I am biased, but I will let the community ...
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Is the clarity of my question's title really "dubious"? Is that even a good adjective to use in this way?

I had to look the term "Xene" up to understand what exactly the question was about. It appears to be introduced fairly recently (around 2015–2016) and first textbooks including this term were ...
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Why is this question not overly broad?

Having been the deciding vote on this, I'd like to expand a little on my reasoning. While I can see that the question could be considered broad, there is an interesting concept behind it. ...
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I know that we mind the buzzwords but does that mean every single incident of each buzzword must be removed from every title?

I remembered Martin's earlier question (on doubts) and the list of (meaningless) buzzwords from earlier campaigns. I took that as an invitation to change and improve the situation. Consequently, I ...
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My question was closed as too broad, I edited it as directed, but nothing happened

Editing the question was the right route here. It did get put into the review queue, but the responses were mixed: Leave Closed Reopen Edit and Reopen Leave Closed Reopen Leave Closed I think that ...
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Can we reopen the question about compound with the most diverse elemental composition?

I must admit I'm not really enthused by this question, as it stands. The knowledge of the molecule with the most number of atoms is perhaps of passing interest ("oh, cool") but is not ...
orthocresol's user avatar
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Would it be a good idea to ask here why uric acid is not 1,3,7,9-tetrahydropurine-2,6,8-trione but rather is 7,9-dihydro-1H-purine-2,6,8(3H)-trione?

Generally, nomenclature questions are on topic. Nevertheless, the usual restrictions apply and we really don’t like it if it looks like we are doing your homework for you. Since nomenclature questions ...
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Why is it so difficult to get this reputation?

Chemistry is not a huge site, and depending on when you post, voters might be asleep. After a while, your post is no longer on the front page, and fewer people will see it. In the case at hand, the OP ...
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Possible overreach on marked duplicate

I personally do not agree with the verdict of the jury. I think the two questions are sufficiently different. I would reopen it; but I am not overturning the community decision. On what factors does ...
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Arguably 'too broad', popular question

If it’s too broad, it’s too broad. If it’s HNQ I don’t care. Since we can all agree that it is too broad (it violates the one (related) question per post rule) we can happily drop close votes. I’d ...
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Arguably 'too broad', popular question

I was the idiot that broke the answers up. It just seemed logical to me. If I had it to do all over again, I'll still break the answers up, but I'd (1) Select "Community Wiki" from the start when I ...
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"What gas has the highest refractive index?" is too broad or is it?

I originally voted to leave it open primarily because Jon and Max had commented in a manner that I felt could result in the OP amending the query to refine the question in a suitable way. I voted to ...
Todd Minehardt's user avatar
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Why was this question downvoted?

I downvoted because any answer to the question has a bigger problem to address than how to distinguish $\ce{H2SO4}$ and $\ce{H2SO3}$. That is the fact that $\ce{H2SO3}$, for all intents and purposes, ...
orthocresol's user avatar
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Finding a lost question without enough rep

I don't know if it's the only way, but since there are only three of them, it's quite little work for a moderator like me to find your deleted questions: https://chemistry.stackexchange.com/questions/...
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