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absurd edit war
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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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Change “for scientists, academics, teachers and students”
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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 ...

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Is ChemiDay a reliable enough source (for inorganic reactions) to be cited on our site?
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No, it should not be considered a reliable source. From a quick once-over, it appears to be trying to be, among other things, something of an "encyclopedia of reactions." A true encyclopedia always ...

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What are some basic guidelines for good edits on Chem.SE?
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On Stack Exchange, we generally like having substantial edits being made. Somebody who edits a post to correct one or two typos is helpful, but somebody who also takes the time to improve the title ...

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Let's decide on what we should close as homework
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The Problem As I See It I would argue that the underlying reason for the dynamics on the site leading to this question, as well as more than one other recent meta question (here and here too), is: ...

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Hidden points of editing you probably didn't know
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Text and spaces in MathJax Trying to put a short phrase in your MathJax, but your spaces keep disappearing? There are a few ways to explicitly insert spaces. For a short phrase it is best to use the ...

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Green checkmark or red X with Mathjax/mhchem?
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CAVEAT: Due to the use of Unicode, the below may not render properly on all systems, especially mobile devices. (Thanks, Martin!) Green boxed checkmark \require{enclose} \enclose{box}[mathcolor="...

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I don't understand why I'm getting down votes on my question. I am new here please help
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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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What additional formatting features are available to MathJax (possibly via \require{})?
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2-D Reaction Networks Enable with: \require{AMScd} Environment: \begin{CD} ... \end{CD} Construct two-dimensional grids connected with single-headed arrows. Double-headed and double-lined arrows ...

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Converting decimal comma to an English dot
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I would say: Yes, convert to English-language numerical punctuation. The official language of the Stack Exchange network is English, save for sites whose mission is specifically to provide content in ...

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Should fractional units be displayed as fractions or as negative exponents
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Since we're not a professional publishing house, and since there's no ultimate editorial authority enforcing conformity to style, I suspect the ultimate answers to your questions are indeed: Depends. ...

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Your closure rate avoids your growth, I suggest leniency
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From my perspective: Both the question and fbueckert's answer suffer from (different) errors in their premises. The question assumes that a high closure/deletion rate is ipso facto evidence of ...

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Ask questions about [biochemistry] and [transition-state-theory]!
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Biochemistry is funny, straddling chemistry and biology, obviously. To my mind, any questions that treat enzymes and biochemicals as 'colored shapes', rather than as fully realized chemicals, should ...

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What additional formatting features are available to MathJax (possibly via \require{})?
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Cancellation Lines Enable with: \require{cancel} Commands: \cancel{}, \bcancel{}, \xcancel{}, \cancelto{} Overstrike math content with: \cancel:     A diagonal line rising to the ...

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Perhaps let's eliminate [classification]?
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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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Can [rare-earth-elements] be improved?
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I would actually argue against combining the two, at least from a technical perspective. The chemistries of the lanthanides and the actinides are very different. Lanthanides mostly form only ...

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Celebrating expertise and experience on Chem.SE
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No one willing to chance being the only person to write something up here, eh? Someone needs to post first to get the ball rolling, eh? I'll take that plunge! Beginnings I couldn't've cared less ...

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Simultaneous post editing
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There is no 'source-control' style of tracking of the edits. If two people (both with edit privileges) start making separate edits based on one version of a post, the person who submits their edit ...

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Meta: too much talking, too little action, and a proposed solution
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There should be a minimum threshold of votes required before any action is taken, as with the reaction blacklist.

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Should Titles Be Capitalized?
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My two cents: If the title is a full grammatical sentence (usually a question), I prefer the use of sentence case: Why does this alkene addition reaction lead to a racemized mixture of products? ...

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A new policy of closure: November 2016
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Wildcat's response to #4 fired off a thought: what if the odious aspect of a not enough effort question has less to do with the effort an OP has put into understanding and working on the question, but ...

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How to draw structures of compounds while writing questions?
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If I need to draw the structure of something I don't know the name of, I go to Sigma-Aldrich's 'Structure Search' page, draw what I want, take a screenshot, crop in MS Paint, and post the image. The ...

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Enable syntax highlighting for code
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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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