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Should we delete and blacklist [reaction]?

You are right: it seems to spread like the plague. I agree that reaction is pointless and I think that it should be removed and blacklisted till the end of days.* At least ;-) (*Editorial remark: If ...
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Enable syntax highlighting for code

I support this. (Vote here if you support this, too.) As a computational chemist I am clearly biased, but currently cannot find any good reason to not have code highlighting. I have seen enough ...
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Change “for scientists, academics, teachers and students”

"... for scientists, academics, teachers, and students in the field of chemistry."* "scientists of chemistry" and "academics of chemistry" are awkward compositions, so I think that simply "... for ...
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2019 Potential Moderator Election Community Interest Check

For statistics: you can count me in.
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2019 Potential Moderator Election Community Interest Check

Put my name in the goblet of fire.
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2019 Potential Moderator Election Community Interest Check

Pardon the NAA answer, but here are some random thoughts on moderating (as was requested by andselisk in the comments): There is generally quite little 'active' moderating that we do, so I would not ...
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2019 Potential Moderator Election Community Interest Check

Count me in.
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What about the magic in the questions?

Let's burn breaking-bad. Some things are okay-ish to do when we're a small community, not so okay-ish when our community grows bigger. Now that we're in the bigger phase, we should be consistent with ...
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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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Enable syntax highlighting for code

This is enabled, but not by default - lots of existing posts use code formatting for things that don't benefit from syntax highlighting, and I don't see any pervasive language tags that would be ...
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Change “for scientists, academics, teachers and students”

The current description implicitly excludes laymen from our target audience. Surely our site welcomes anyone with a good chemistry question or a good chemistry answer. SE Earth Science does not ...
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I would be willing to run. $\strut$
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2019 Potential Moderator Election Community Interest Check

I would be willing to run in the moderator election. I have been wanting to be a moderator for a while.
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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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Perhaps let's eliminate [classification]?

Based on uniformly positive early feedback, I went ahead and retagged all of the relevant questions, editing further where warranted.
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Meta: too much talking, too little action, and a proposed solution

Most of us have noticed by now that chemistry.se is like a living and breathing organism, with constant change and also quite a few habits. As with anything that is living, it resists to sudden change ...
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I am certainly interested. Count me in.
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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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Can we please burninate the organic tag?

The tag was on the question "Photoisomerization of Azobenzene", see the edit history here. I am responsible for making this tag an orphan, meaning as soon as I saw it, I substituted it to the proper ...
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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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Do we need the [iupac] tag?

Considering it’s been around for so long and it has only three questions, I think removal is a safe option.
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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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Addition of nomenclature to the resources page?

Note: This answer reflects the old status quo, an additional answer was introduced. As of now the gold book is in the Websites category. Same goes for some works about crystallography. As a quick fix, ...
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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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Should we use the new created tag equipment and merge glassware into it?

I vote for one. experimetal-chemistry doesn't really cover a question about the equipment that's used in the lab, sufficiently. glassware isn't that good of a tag name if the equipment you'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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How good is the organophosphate tag?

14 Aug 2017: This has now been implemented, thank you for voting. If you have time, tag a few questions, in particular those involving Wittig or Horner–Wadsworth–Emmons reactions ;) And also please ...
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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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