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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

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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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Addition of the cite link revisited

Update: Through "secret" channels we achieved implementation of this feature. Even though I did not ask very nicely, the higher ups followed my request. Thanks again for that. Original: ...
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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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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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2019 Potential Moderator Election Community Interest Check

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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UPDATE: Poll to choose level of restiction on Artificial Intelligence-generated answers and associated warning banner

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9 votes

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.
Todd Minehardt'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 ...
Martin - マーチン's user avatar
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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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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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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, ...
Martin - マーチン's user avatar
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Proposals for guidance presented to first-time askers

Asking a good question Welcome to Chemistry Stack Exchange! To get you the best answer, we provide this guidance for first-time askers. Before you post, search the site to make sure your question hasn’...
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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 ...
orthocresol's user avatar
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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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Meta: too much talking, too little action, and a proposed solution

There should be a minimum threshold of votes required before any action is taken, as with the reaction blacklist.
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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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This question isn't a duplicate, and should not have been closed on that basis

As per OP's request in the comments the question Why exactly the vapor pressure decreases when a non-volatile solute is added to a pure solvent? has been re-opened.
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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.
Paweł's user avatar
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Expanding abbreviated tag names

18 August 2017 update: This has now been implemented. dsc has been renamed to differential-scanning-calorimetry dsc has been retained as a synonym nmr has been renamed to nmr-spectroscopy nuclear-...
orthocresol's user avatar
6 votes

Enable syntax highlighting for code

I support this too. But I think it should have to be explicitly enabled by each post's author We don't have the same natural categorization system as does Stack Overflow: we don't have python or ...
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