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This is literally the most asked question on the meta history of SE. Almost every per site meta gets it and the mother meta – meta.SE – well. Just as I said in my comment: Votes are meant to be anonymized and you shouldn't be to find out who voted how on what. People would post useless comments to just bypass the requirement. I don't want to be ...


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No. I don't think this should be required for the reason of revenge downvoting. I do think people should be more aware of what content should be downvoted. Yesterday I saw a chemistry homework question where the asker showed an image from their book (a homework question) and shared their reasoning as to why the answer was one of two options. While at first ...


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And now I think, it is quite apparent that we need a close reason for zero-effort questions to simply save out time, because the absolute majority of questions that were previoulsy closed as homework ones are now closed with this very custom reason (zero-effort). Yes, I know that judging an effort is subjective, but: It is not the tough to spot zero-effort ...


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I agree that there are a lot of questions related to JEE on this site (I myself asked a lot of them!). However, I disagree that we should create a specific tag for them. Tags that don't describe the actual content of the question are called meta tags. Meta tags are discouraged on StackExchange for a very long time now, see this blog post from 2010. Examples ...


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First of all let me state, that I really dislike the word "burninate". Especially for this situation, where you seem to have a just cause. Secondly, I am very, very strongly against deleting the tag. I was once under the impression, that the tag is essentially the same as the nomenclature tag. The usage explicitly states that the tag shall not be ...


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PSA: Please do not flag homework questions for moderator attention... ...because we will not closehammer them. We would really like to move away from the current homework close reason, this experiment is not here simply to make everybody's life more difficult. If we thought status quo was alright then we wouldn't be doing this. So far we have gotten quite ...


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In conclusion ... Although Wildcat basically already said it, I would like to add a few thoughts and numbers. I have to admit that this illdesigned, untargeted "experiment" did not turn out the way I would liked it to have. Some of my initial thoughts I have already shared with you: Let's talk about effort, shall we? This, however, did not ...


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I don't really see the necessity for this, to be honest. You can already flag the post for moderator attention, which accomplishes the same effect. If you additionally want to make the "flag text" public, then you can leave a comment; even a copy-pasted one is fine. Or you can comment first and then flag the post and ask us to look at the comment.


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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. [...] it's been deprecated for a long time [...] Let's not forget, the homework tag is deprecated as a result of our meta discussions. The system itself doesn't ...


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Migration should only happen when the site on the receiving end actually wants the question; that is, the question should be good enough so the only thing wrong with it would be where it's asked. Needless to say, that is rare. Community Managers could set up a migration path between two sites which works like a teleporter, and only then you'd have an ...


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There are two layers to this problem. The first layer is based on individual actions: is it OK for any single person to continually downvote posts? The answer is that habitual downvoting is not against the rules, as has already been explained, so there is no real action to be taken here. However, I will agree that consistent downvoting is highly ...


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If you want to draw the attentions of the moderators, do not flag comments, flag the post and include whatever the comment says there. There is in principle only one action for flags on comments: delete. And whatever the comment was about, further investigation into what additional steps need to be taken. With custom flags on posts there can be communicated ...


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We do need a homework answer/comment flag, right? No. And if we would, we would not get it. That is something that would have to be implemented in the flagging dialogue across the network, and while it is pretty much only our site with such a policy, that won't happen. Just recently the flags have been simplified (not to the happiness/ satisfaction of all). ...


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Even though this question is answered in the multiple duplicates, I would like to make it abundantly clear: there won't be any migration paths set up. We will do them manually; quoting myself: Please vote to close on question you think do not belong to our site with a custom reason explaining your reasoning. Once a question is closed, flag it for ...


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Individual visitors are allowed to vote according to what they personally regard as desirable and helpful questions. There are at present no rules that argue that individuals should preferably up- rather than downvote, although past posts have suggested that upvoting (and voting generally) should be encouraged. As already answered there are mechanisms that ...


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Voting is subjective. Up: This question shows research effort, it is useful and clear Down: This question does not show any research effort; it is unclear or not useful Everybody using this site has to interpret this by themselves, they have to make this decision. This site is designed in a way that the hive mind will raise good questions above others. If ...


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Quoting myself from Guidelines for closing as off-topic, belong on a different SE: Migration in general is a thing we prefer not to do. Sometimes a good question simply gets posted at the wrong site; it should be closed first to determine that it is off topic, then flagged for migration. In borderline cases we moderators have to investigate if it is on ...


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Medicinal chemistry definitely needs to be kept separate from the other two, which are slightly more related to biology. A lot of med chem is about the route towards designing a drug, which can include many things a pharmacologist would not really think about, such as traditional synthetic chemistry, correlation of molecular structure to bioactivity, ...


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I asked about this a while back already: Allow me to disable preview while answering in MathJax enabled sites. The principle outcome of this is: Not going to happen. However, there are a few things to do. $$\mathbf{T}^{e}{}_{s^t}\mathcal{J}_\mathrm{a^x}$$ Choose a different renderer: If you follow through the link chain of my question you'll come to ...


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Because I had written nearly 75% of this by the time Martin and MAR posted, and because this covers a different perspective, I decided to post this in the end. This is intended to be more of a supplement to what has already been said, rather than a full answer. An important problem with including these migration paths into the UI would be the unnecessary ...


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SE is not about today, it is about the interstellar mission to another star system that needs to have available the collected wisdom of humanity soaked into an AI that will be able to offer advice on the problems that crop up. A question should be allowed to stay if it can be answered. A person can answer if they want to. Those that don't like homework ...


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No thank you. There's already enough for moderators to do on the sites. There have been a lot of requests for this on Meta Stack Overflow (now Meta Stack Exchange), for example 50 reputation for making comments is too high and Lower the amount of reputation needed to comment among many others, and the consensus is that it's hard enough to police posts for ...


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Plastics are often polymers, and polymers are often plastics, and as a result, in common language we often conflate the two. However, there are key differences in how they are defined scientifically. Plastics are defined based on their material properties - how do they respond to an applied stress? Polymers are defined based on their molecular structure -...


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We don't currently set up migration paths until after a site leaves the beta phase. The notion is that while in beta, a site's on- and off-topic lists will likely be in flux a bit. We don't want to set up migration paths and have content start flying around that was decided is off-topic, then maybe the community decides it was on-topic after all, etc. ...


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While I do not enjoy these kinds of question, I don't want to have any more barriers for new users on the site. Stack exchange operates on a try first - fix later policy and that usually gives us the best results. i.e. allowing everything first and filter out what to retain as a community. As part of the moderators on this site I can say, that this is a ...


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I will draw on my education experience (Germany): for chemists, a course in toxicology was (legally) required, which was taught by the Pharmacology section of the combined Chemistry & Pharmacology department and attended by the pharmacology students (who merely had to sit through it). In it, the lecturers noted more than once (for the benefit of the ...


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