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Hidden points of editing you probably didn't know
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Units formatting Units should always be upright, and be separated by value with a space. This can be achieved best in MathJax with the sequence ~\mathrm{ place unit here }. The tilde generates the ...

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Comment Templates
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General These would have no tag in AutoReviewComments, and would appear both in questions and answers. ###Welcome [Welcome to chemistry.SE!](http://chemistry.stackexchange.com/tour) If you have any ...

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Hidden points of editing you probably didn't know
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Don't let the broad tag be Tags help define categories for questions and thus they make searching easier. Occasionally I see posts — from relatively new users especially — that contain ...

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Please don't call questions a dump, even if they might be one
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I really love the sentiments of this meta post and bow down to how nice people on chem.SE — at least in comparison to other science SEs — are. I myself might be the culprit of some of the ...

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Chemistry.SE should be more user friendly- really disappointed
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I'll try to answer you with each of the "points" you make. Something is really wrong with Chemistry.SE. Is it? Why do you think a community is wrong and you are right? Maybe you should ...

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Mysterious upvotes
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Posts that gain unusual attention in a short span of time are $95\%$ Hot network questions: A collection of popular questions from around the SE network which are awarded arbitrary "hotness points" ...

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What do I need to know about tagging?
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How to find out if a tag is good to have/make I present to you, the MAR Tag Test™ (abbreviated as MATT), a short test with three possible responses to each question, designed as a crude way of ...

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Reasoning or commenting before downvoting
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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 ...

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Can we please be friendlier at least in the beginning?
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On The Philosophy of Moderation The philosophy of all Stack Exchange sites (which they took from their precedent, Stack Overflow) was to help people by building a library of detailed and quality ...

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Let's not close questions as homework except for blatantly obvious cases (at least for a while)
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Pre-experiment stats up to 2016/08/31 16:00 UTC. Post-experiment stats up to 2016/10/01 16:00 UTC. Total question statistics $$\begin{array}{|c|c|c|} \hline & \textbf{Pre-experiment} & \...

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2015 Community Moderator Election Results
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I saw myself responsible for thanking our pro tem dudes! They've done a great job! We still have a long way to go, but a large portion of what chem.SE's today is because of the monumental discipline ...

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Too eager to close duplicates?
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Yet another example of system working! But please next time, ask for the reason of their being duplicates rather than speaking of duplicate closure eagerness. Usually, these are the steps for getting ...

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What is the purpose of downvotes on questions?
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Closure and downvotes are meant to be very different things for very different purposes. Closure is the process that stops some questions from getting answers. Closing is the official "sorry, this ...

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The Great Retagging Event - Episode 1: The one-taggers
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TRE stats: Episode 1 — scene 1 (Friday 2015/10/02, 15:30 - 17:00 UTC): 187 edits No more nonclosed questions with only the homework tag. 120 questions tagged only with organic-chemistry were ...

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Shouldn't we cull welcome comments?
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I'm one of the welcome-commentators. IMO they're one of the things that indicate our site's friendliness. I would by no means want their posting stopped. Comments are not first-class info, so there's ...

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Why is this question down voted? What is the tradition in here?
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As I keep telling everyone everywhere, the real reason someone, or a group of people, downvoted your post is something only they can confirm. We can only say why a post like yours might or might not ...

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So your final answer to "What if I disagree with the closure of a question? How can I reopen it?" is... nothing?
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I don't know from where you get the idea that there's nothing you can do. You can: Edit the question so it's in the best shape it can be. That includes grammar and formatting. Or, Leave a comment ...

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why do we lose rep when we downvote answers
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There's this Supernova user. I really don't like their avatar and I want to downvote everything they say. I don't care that's not a valid reason for voting and votes should only be on the content, not ...

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Searching guidelines for newbie
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How to discover answers or duplicates Search in Google for certain keywords in your question. If you didn't get answers from 1, search in Google for certain keywords in your question including site:...

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Let's do the bounty dance!
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Editorial notice: Bounty applied 2015-12-21 and awarded 2015-12-29 How is the pKa of extremely weak acids determined? Good candidate for bountying because it's a good question. it's somehow ...

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The Great Retagging Event - Episode 1: The one-taggers
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TRE notes and tips Don't edit closed questions! (This is covered with my query, but just in case) The rationale, if you ask, is an SE slogan saying "$\color{red}{\mathcal{don't~polish~turds}}$". ...

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Commenting versus Answering
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Commentators comment because they comment! They usually have their own reasons, but the reasons usually boil down to this: They're requesting clarification Without some context, it might be hard ...

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What about the magic in the questions?
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Let's burn breaking-bad. Some things are okay-ish to do when we're a small community, not so okay-ish when our community grows bigger. Now that we're in the bigger phase, we should be consistent with ...

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How to find out our candidate score
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Well, let's look at the factors in play: Rep: Being a trusted user wins 20 scores. In short, each 1k rep till 20k counts as 1 score, and the rep gets truncated. So, for me, someone with 2768 reps, it'...

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What to do with small short answers
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This is a very shady area in SE (aka: This varies form case to case, as Mr.Warzecha mentioned) Just as expected, a lot of discussion has been made network-wide on this: Is there consensus among mods ...

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What is the overall positive result of leaving compressed answers as comments?
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Yep, you're right about that. And that. And that. People sometimes answer in comments for various reasons. In this case, I'm sure Mr. Warzecha wouldn't have been happy about a one-line answer, and ...

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2016 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire
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A Tale of Two Cities (Rubisco's answers) 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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Reviewing the questions by a reputed user before posting
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The biggest problems with this, in my opinion: What you're proposing is sheer charity. People are occasionally awesome, but I can't imagine a person that is always in a good mood and always ...

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Homework questions which asks for alternate solution
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The current Homework Policy only requires that you show some effort in solving the problem. The reason such obligations are deemed necessary is that 'requiring effort' is one of the best ways to ...

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

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