Gaurang Tandon
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Chemistry stackexchange community should exclude students from its description
14 votes

I feel I can kinda answer this question. I was a high school student not too long ago and asked dozens of well received questions exclusively related to high school Chemistry. I even got the ...

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Can a new tag for questions related to IIT-JEE be introduced?
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14 votes

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 ...

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Are we happy with the Q&A books?
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12 votes

There's a few issues here, so for us to be happy, let's discuss them separately. First, before any discussion, we must realize that the work that Mr. George has done - scraping our forum content, ...

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Software to name compounds
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10 votes

Websites Free ChemSpider Structure Search - intuitive UI. Not only does it let you get the IUPAC name, but it also gives you immediate access to various properties and other useful data for that ...

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2019 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection
8 votes

We have had several attempts at defining how much effort is required to avoid a homework closure. However we have yet not had any edits to the homework FAQ post in that direction. Questions which are ...

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How do multiple users close a question for a reason that doesn't seem to apply?
7 votes

Bennett, I appreciated your previous detailed meta post, however, this one honestly goes a bit off-track. First, I hope you have read our Help center page on closing questions. If so, you would know ...

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Close Votes Aren't Super Downvotes
7 votes

These ideas are tangentially related, but because they fit well along the tone of this meta post, I'll add them in: Please don't VTC because a question is poorly formatted Please don't put put a ...

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Are we happy with the Q&A books?
7 votes

This is a factual summary of the layout of the book (and not an answer to the question) to help make better judgement: the book description on the Google books page states: If you have a question ...

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Gaps to Fill Without a 'Homework' Close Reason -- Overview
6 votes

Here's my perspective on tweaking the policy. I've tried to work it from the very fundamentals, rather than carry-forward the three categories you defined. To be honest, the current homework close ...

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2019 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection
6 votes

We have a homework closure policy by which we close down questions that fail to "demonstrate some effort to understand the underlying concepts." Now, questions may also come from people with ...

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Hidden points of editing you probably didn't know
5 votes

Write short \newcommands for complex terms Warning When using this, you must include at the top of your answer $\require{begingroup}\begingroup$ and at the bottom of your answer $\endgroup$ This ...

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Do we need a list of questions/answers that can be ChemDraw'd?
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This is intended to be a CW list of all such questions, so that any person can go through it in their free time and edit things out. To limit the scope of this list: a ChemDrawable question is a ...

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Hidden points of editing you probably didn't know
5 votes

Use HTML entities to insert Greek symbols Want to insert that fancy Greek symbol into your post just once? Like π-orbitals or α-carbon. Then you needn't use MathJax for that! The SE ...

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Are questions being excessively edited?
5 votes

Since I was involved in 3/4 of the posts you mention, and the fact that I've had all-time 8th highest, 1250 edits in just two months (undoubtedly referring to "Are questions being excessively edited?")...

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Why are there no migrations paths to Physics.SE, Math.SE, etc.?
4 votes

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 ...

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I have a doubt about "doubt" in doubt titles
4 votes

Just a note: I found and cleaned up seven "doubt" questions today. They were mostly unanswered, bad homework type. Interestingly, they were very old. That probably means our community hasn't ...

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Why is a question "grayed out"?
3 votes

It is because you had ignored a certain set of tags, and that grayed question had one or more of those ignored tags. Also see the relevant Meta.SE announcement.

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Standard LaTeX notation of SN, multiple acid dissociation constants, and electronic effects
1 votes

So, finally, I'll post the answer myself, based on the wonderful comments discussion above. Please upvote if you agree with all these notations, or downvote (and comment!) if you disagree with any of ...

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What exactly is supposed to be the usage of [elements]?
1 votes

A proposed solution is going through all the questions and reevaluating their quality, whilst retagging them (do remove the elements) Questions that don't make much sense without the elements tag - ...

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Shouldn’t every question be tagged with its division of chemistry?
1 votes

I just found an interesting statistic related to this question. There are 14611 questions not tagged with any of organic-chemistry, inorganic-chemistry, physical-chemistry, analytical-chemistry, ...

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How to make this question better?
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0 votes

I was about to post an answer here, mentioning that you should show some of your own effort, as downvoted questions usually lack original effort. However, I stopped midway only to realize that I ...

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Hidden points of editing you probably didn't know
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Different font sizes in MathJax You may sometimes run into the problem of unreadable tiny double subscripts, or tiny expressions inside square roots, especially when doing time-consuming physical ...

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PLEASE STOP SHOUTING AT US!
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I don't think many of the new users who post on our site are experienced with the Internet enough to be able to recognize the customs. We had one example today. Clearly, that user wasn't trying to ...

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How to deal with this question which is based on a false information?
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I wish to close this question as "unclear what you're asking". It really does not make any sense what the OP is trying to ask. The OP based his entire question on "p-chlorobenzoic acid is less ...

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