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Why does OR have a short URL whereas MM has a long one?

Operations Research has a short and succinct, beautiful URL: https://or.stackexchange.com/ Matter Modelling has a long and bulky URL which might even look like a spam site when we try to recruit ...
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Bounties! At the end of the year I plan to give away a lot of my rep via bounties. Please suggest questions to receive bounties :)

SE tracks our users who earn the most rep yearly, quarterly, monthly, and weekly. I often find myself at the top of all of these lists, and I figure that if I'm on the top of all of these lists, it ...
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Is MMSE the right site for asking materials science questions?

I am Materials science Ph.D. student. I just want to know is it the right site I am in to ask my question related to materials science related field?
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Who should I try to recruit to help answer these questions?

I would be willing to devote more of my time and energy towards increasing our user base to include experts in the following areas if you can let me know who the appropriate experts are!
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How did these unregistered users write answers?

For those who have enough reputation to see deleted posts, you'll notice that this answer was written by an unregistered user named boss. Very soon after, we also got this answer by an unregistered ...
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Why did this question not get any votes in the last 5.5 months despite getting 61 views and comments from at least 3 different people?

This is a question about a specific-question: Force convergence in Wannier orbitals based DFT code I am curious to hear opinions about why this question didn't deserve any votes over such a long ...
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Unanswered questions that also appear elsewhere

Many of our questions get repeated as GitHub issues or in other places. Once in a while it might be helpful to check here to see whether or not questions have been answered elsewhere so that they can ...
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Why have people stopped voting?

We have hit another all-time weekly low in voting: Previously in the week of Sunday April 10 2022 we had an all-time low of 106 votes on the main site. Recently in the week of Sunday August 21 2022 ...
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The next step in the evolution of MMSE: upgraded reputation levels!

After: a failed proposal in 2018, a new proposal in August 2019, entering the commitment phase in December 2019, entering Private Beta in April 2020, entering Public Beta in May 2020, and having ...
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The MMSE Sandbox

Similar to this sandbox, you're encouraged to write drafts of your questions here before posting them on the main site, if you think this may be beneficial. I was tempted to come up with a set of &...
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Why has MMSE activity reduced so much after 9 January 2022?

There seems to be a drop in usage after the red vertical line: We had: 59 posts and 33 questions in the "week of" 2 January 2022, and 59 posts and 31 questions in the "week of" 9 ...
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A faster process for migrating questions from other sites?

Occasionally a question gets migrated from a different site to this one (e.g. Chem.SE, Physics.SE, etc.). This often happens after a diamond moderator from a different site consults us in the MMSE ...
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To what extent do we want to enforce the use of MathJax and ChemJax in MMSE posts?

Some posts have a lot of TeX in them, and some posts don't have very much at all that could possibly benefit from using TeX. For example, if I write a 2000 character answer that has one reference to ...
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How to convert mattermodeling stackexchange answer citation to ACS format?

My Question was answered by the User, now I need to cite the answer to my thesis. However, citation text obtained as, B. Kelly (https://mattermodeling.stackexchange.com/users/181/b-kelly), How to add ...
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Interest in turning on the YouTube viewer?

In Astronomy SE meta I asked Interest in looking into adding the YouTube viewer? and the justification was straightforward; in my answer there I documented almost 40 previous posts with links to ...
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MathJax in titles: Can we give users a warning prompt (or an error prompt) when they try this?

There's many reasons not to use MathJax in our titles: MathJax or Unicode in titles? Does it matter? (pun intended) Ask yourself why Stack Exchange immediately disqualifies all questions with MathJax ...
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The logistics around referring our users to other places

It's extremely rare, but I occasionally see people referring our users to other forums or mailing lists. We have migrated a tiny number of questions to Engineering.SE but only when it became apparent ...
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MMSE Art Gallery

Similar to Journal of the Matter Modeling Stack Exchange, we have had some great pictures posted on this site. Here's an appreciation thread for all the beautiful pictures!
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What ads are you seeing on this site?

As someone who regularly advertises MMSE to many people, how MMSE looks when people visit it upon my recommendation, will affect my personal reputation. I recently noticed that with only 141 rep on ...
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Since our community agreed that we don't want unregistered users participating on the site, what shall we do if the SE company does not listen? [duplicate]

Considering the average number of votes we see on Meta posts here, the 11 upvotes on the question Does the Matter Modeling community want to ban unregistered users from asking questions? and 9 upvotes ...
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Journal of the Matter Modeling Stack Exchange

Some of our answers (or questions) here rise to the level of a "mini-publication" for their high-standards in original research or educational/pedagocial value. This is an incomplete list of ...
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Which of these two formats do we prefer for reference lists?

Format #1 Format #2 I'm not looking for a 1-dimensional poll which simply counts nothing but a single number (difference in number of upvotes) like some Meta posts across the network try to do, so ...
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A summary about edits

Posts can be edited (often by users other than the post's original author) for numerous reasons. Each SE site will have its own culture and policy, hopefully described on the site's Meta, as this post ...
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We are *close* to getting answers to the following questions:

Based on the comments, some progress has been made in the following questions. In many cases, people have indicated that they know the answer, and/or people have encouraged some of the commenters to ...
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New stack exchange! Provers.SE (for interactive theorem provers and automatic theorem provers) will go live soon!

Update: The ProofAssistants Private Beta has started. Stack Exchange will soon (February 8th) start Private Beta site for Proof Assistants and Automatic Theorem Provers. If you want to see what a ...
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2021: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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Does the Matter Modeling community want to ban unregistered users from asking questions?

Update: We just (3/25/2022) received confirmation that, in response to this post, SE will turn off unregistered posting on the site starting later today. When I first learned about the concept of an &...
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Congratulations! Matter Modeling rocked at Winter Bash!

Winter Bash 2021 is now over and I want to thank everyone who participated! I think it was very successful, and in many ways even more fun than last year. Furthermore, one of our very own diamond ...
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Why moderators of Matter Modeling SE encourage off-topic questions?

Recently Matter Modeling SE became a site that attracts lots of off-topic questions (see a recent one here that is more suitable for SO and has nothing to do with matter modeling: Is there a way to do ...
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Let's avoid editing the following questions if possible

There's two ways I considered doing this. One is by making a community-wiki answer so that anyone who wants to add or remove questions from this list, can do so freely. Another option would be to ...
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Tagging people in comments

I do not know if this is the right place to ask the following question, but couldn't find the answer anywhere else either. So please delete the question if it is out of scope for this community. I ...
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Matter Modelers: Let's all wear our hats!

I pointed out last year in this question: HATS !!!!! GET SPECIAL HATS ON 21 DEC, 25 DEC, AND 1 JAN!, that activity on SE sites often drops during late December / early January, and a loss of momentum ...
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We had an election relatively recently, shall we keep our current moderation team for a bit longer?

Now that we've graduated out of Beta, there will be an election some time in 2022 or 2023. We had an election very recently about 1.5 years ago (this may not seem recent to some people, since many ...
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Matter Modelers! Try to get these hats!

It's that time of the year again, and I've picked out the hats that I think would be most valuable to our site and community if as many people as possible were to try to get them! Gem detector Cast ...
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How does one increase reputation on stack exchange

I know that is not directly related to the theme of the site. However, upon registration I am unable to comment or vote on questions without reaching a specific threshold. Is it normal for new members ...
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0 downvotes in 2 weeks, across ~3500 users!

When examining the stats from 13 October to 3 November, we find that our ~3500 users have in total only downvoted once (on 15 October) and we went more than 2 weeks without ever downvoting. Thanks for ...
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Matter Modeling is Graduating!

I have some very exciting news to share: On December 16th, our site is officially moving out of Beta! This is a great sign that the SE network has faith in our site and thinks we are a valuable ...
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How would we like to describe ourselves?

Currently our site is described as: "Q&A for materials modelers and data scientists" This was chosen by Robert Cartaino during Area51, with no input from our community. I think it's ...
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Changing the way we pin "accepted" answers to the top? (Update)

Decision On December 17th, the vote total was 3-2 in favor of unpinning. However, neither option reached the minimum number of votes (5) or minimum amount more than the other option (3). Therefore, ...
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Are questions about topics proximate to, but not exclusive to, matter modeling on-topic for the site?

I'm asking this because of a recent string of questions*: Which image format is best to use in a scientific paper? How can I learn LaTeX? How to determine the right size of Gnuplot terminal output? ...
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We hit rock bottom last week, in voting. What can we do now to encourage people to vote more?

I was very disappointed to see that we hit a record low in number of votes cast on our site this past week, despite us having a record high in number of total users and number of total questions on ...
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Why do we have so few active users from the UK or Germany?

The research output from UK and Germany are disproportionately large compared to other European countries (which you can see based on the number of Marie Curie or ERC grants awarded/capita to people ...
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MMSE Virtual Poster Session

I mentioned as a comment to the Town Hall Meta Post the possibility of organizing a virtual poster session on the Gather Town platform for the MMSE community. I've found the gather town platform to be ...
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Does bumping 16 questions from the unanswered queue, enter the stage where it becomes a little counterproductive?

I've many times bumped up unanswered questions by improving them with edits, and found that they got answered shortly after, so this was indeed helpful. However this time I did 16 questions at once: ...
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Where would hierarchical tagging help us?

In light of this answer, I thought I might put together a list of where hierarchical tagging would help us, for example: software can including things like software-recommendations python can ...
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Is there anything the Matter Modeling community needs from the SE company?

In light of this question that was asked yesterday on the Mother Meta: Magic wand time - what does your community need? (More questions from the Community VP), is there anything we need?
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An unusual pattern of unregistered users?

There's probably far more, but these are the ones that I had in my notes, which I noticed mainly based on Q/A they posted: Link User ID User IDs between 0-999: https://mattermodeling.stackexchange....
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Preserving Comments and Chat Integration

I thought it might be worth making a brief explainer on one of the slight differences in protocol we have developed compared to other sites in the network: comment preservation. On a lot of sites in ...
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Pending edits on posts, to be made when the site is lower in traffic

We are burninating the hessian tag, and I finished half of this job by removing the tag from all of the unanswered questions. I'm hesitant to remove the tag from the other two which already have ...
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More opportunities to help MMSE with your artistic skills!

First, I'd really like to thank Anoop Nair and Pranoy Ray for their help with: Logo needed for community ads! and Let's work on our logo! (Improving on Anoop Nair's design). Everyone is ...
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