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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 you agree with the proposal please upvote this answer.) Currently, there are 93 questions with reaction and reaction-mechanism. Here, reaction can be removed ...


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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 other computational chemists here and questions dealing with cheminformatics approaches that I think for a growing subset of questions it will become beneficial. I ...


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"... 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 scientists, academics, teachers, and students of chemistry" isn't the best formulation.


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For statistics: you can count me in.


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Put my name in the goblet of fire.


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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 say it is a huge time commitment. A common saying on SE is that moderating a site is mostly "janitorial work". This is definitely true on Chemistry; we get much ...


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Count me in.


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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 a lot of what we do. IMO burninating breaking-bad is a must. Let me (AKA the rest of the community) know whether you'd like an alternative tag instead in the ...


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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: $\color{magenta}{\text{I fully support subtle variations of hot pink}}$.


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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 useful here... So you'll want to rely on language hint comments to specify which (if any) highlighting you want to apply.


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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 exclude laymen, by using "those interested". Therefore I propose the following short description, which is clear and concise, and does not exclude anyone: "Q&A ...


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I would be willing to run. $\strut$


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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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As a workaround, you could use $\ce{$0.5$\,H2O}$ to get $\ce{$0.5$\,H2O}$


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Based on uniformly positive early feedback, I went ahead and retagged all of the relevant questions, editing further where warranted.


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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 and that is - in my opinion - why we are talking a lot, but leave a final decision open. I personally find the meta process to reach consensus (which is ...


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I am certainly interested. Count me in.


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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.SE uses the MathJax filter to process math mode $\LaTeX$ (including mhchem) and the problem could be in MathJax. For example, MathJax converts $\ce{SO4^2-}$ into ...


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


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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 tag. I do things like this at least once a week and I outlined the procedure somewhere on meta before. Unused, they are called orphaned, tags will be removed ...


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This bug was caused by /sites route in the stackexchange api not returning MHChemMathJax in markdown_extensions due to configuration changes for the mhchem 3.0 upgrade. The fix is already rolled out, so the apps should be rendering mhchem after a restart. However, the apps are using embedded mathjax & mhchem .js files. We'll need to update the apps in ...


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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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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 because there are more specialised versions; that may be a discussion for another time. I suggest to rename the tag. First I thought ir, analogous to the current ...


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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, I'd propose the same here, i.e. mentioning the online resource and including a citation to the original there. This is how we arranged it a couple years back, ...


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Many of the questions that had the tag bonding already had the tag bond, so I went ahead and merged the tags into bond and made bonding a synonym. Thanks for pointing this out!


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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-implementation of LaTeX using the same input syntax. Almost the same, with fine differences. The same applied to mhchem. The behavior of LaTeX/mhchem (written by me) was re-created for MathJax (by the ...


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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 talking about isn't really a glass. Also, it's [read: was] being misused in some questions directly about glasses. Furthermore, making a tag wiki for equipment isn'...


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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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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 look through the questions currently tagged with it to make sure that they are relevant. Tag wiki has been created 17 Aug - check it out here! 9 Aug 2017: As of ...


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