pentavalentcarbon
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Editor to use on PC with windows to format answers?
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As an alternative, if you do not want to write pure $\rm\LaTeX{}$, but rather Markdown plus MathJax with mhchem enabled, it requires more work but is possible. There are three fully-featured user-...

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Where do I look for advice on computational chemistry software?
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Thanks for asking here before posting. Unfortunately it's probably off-topic since it isn't exactly chemistry-related. In fact, it probably wouldn't go over well on any of the Stack Exchange sites (...

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Policy on AMIRITE questions
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I might as well get things started, to prove that others care too, you know... My opinion can be summed up with a single image. This is not going to be a well-reasoned or well-organized argument, but ...

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Two years later …
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There is something here I find bothersome. I know that wading through and editing lower-quality questions can be frustrating and distracting, but I have seen an uptick in unprofessional comments on ...

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2016 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire
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pentavalentcarbon's Questionnaire homework is a topic that has been hanging over our heads for some time now and we as a community still have not found a solution on how to effectively handle ...

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Punishing Answers to Poor Questions
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Let's ignore any definitions of "strong language" for now, such as scolding, but I'll repost the comment here for permanence: Please notice that this site has the policy that questions should show ...

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Let's talk about effort, shall we?
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If we would like to move away from the "effort" angle, then the tooltip that pops up when hovering over a downvote button should be changed.

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quantum-chemistry vs. computational-chemistry
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I've thought quite a bit about the distinction between the different sub-disciplines, but this post and the linked one have revealed to me that I don't usually make a distinction between theoretical ...

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Hastening user mhchem's access to rep-linked editing privileges
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I disagree, for multiple reasons. Waiting in the suggested edit queue for > 1 hour is nothing. I have waited far longer (a few days) in the suggested edit queue on other SE sites for equally trivial ...

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Are downvoted questions bad?
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Just to repeat what the others have already said, which I agree with, a downvoted question is not necessarily bad. On the other side of the same coin, an upvoted question is not necessarily good, and ...

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Why are certain questions left unanswered?
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I haven't been active for very long, just a few months, but I'd like to reinforce some of Martin's points. Sometimes a question is intriguing enough that you offer a very comprehensive answer, ...

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Edited closed question will not show in question queue?
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The question is still unclear. Use the > character in Markdown to show that the first sentence/paragraph is taken from an exam/HW/somewhere, since you're quoting it and providing the answer. The ...

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Formatting Sandbox II: please *don't* test stuff here
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If $\text{MathJax} \implies \LaTeX$ this wouldn't be such a problem... \left\langle \psi \middle| \hat{A} \middle| \psi \right\rangle $$\Large \left\langle \psi \middle| \hat{A} \middle| \psi \right\...

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Feedback on The Experiment
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The results are very clear. I'm rather surprised at how little everything changed. That indicates the experiment was a success, right? Well, what defines "success"? We will only close blatantly ...

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What's our (maybe updated) take on questions about (quantum) chemical software?
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Do we still consider questions about the use of chemical software off-topic? As a blanket statement, I think questions about the use of chemical software should be on-topic, so no. If no, should ...

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