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Homework etiquette on MMSE

This question is motivated by a series of questions in the past few days from one user who was clearly progressing through setting up a calculation and working through their errors one by one. Some of ...
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What is the minimum length required for an answer and how is this enforced?

Is there a minimum length required for an answer to meet the minimum requirements for answers on this site? Two of my short answers were recently suggested to be lengthened since their length fit ...
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Please remove the hyperlink in the sentence "Would you like to automatically move this discussion to chat?"

Under certain conditions, the following message appears: "Please avoid extended discussions in comments. Would you like to automatically move this discussion to chat?" except with a ...
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"ab-initio" vs "ab initio" when we cannot use Italic font?

For titles, the Stack Exchange network does not allow us to use Italic font, without resorting to the use of MathJax, which we've agreed not to use in titles, in these discussions: MathJax or Unicode ...
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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 ...
Nike Dattani - No Free Time's user avatar
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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 ...
Nike Dattani - No Free Time's user avatar
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An excellent 2.5 months for the review queues, let's continue alternatives to close voting!

In February we had 6 questions in the close vote queue that we ultimately decided to keep open. In March we had 4. In April we had 1. In May we had 0. Since 26 march we've had only 1. In fact for more ...
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If a question already has a good answer, does it need to be closed?

I was the first close voter for this question: Can DFT be considered an ab initio method?. But I have cast a re-open vote now. The question has two good answers (one of them is deleted, because I told ...
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Software recommendations for X or Y

Today we got a software recommendation code which was asking for a code that can do TDDFT or BSE: Is there any DFT code or software that implemented forces of TDDFT or BSE calculations for solids? ...
Nike Dattani - No Free Time's user avatar
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Minimum requirements for answers

On one hand we have discouraged writing "answers" in comments, and on the other hand, recently some answers were converted to comments (which "♦ moderators" are able to do). We do ...
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New close vote reason for abandoned questions?

Update: The criteria we've been following in practice, might not be precisely what we've described "on paper" here. Hopefully one of us will have time to sort this out on Meta sooner or ...
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Do we want to encourage people to follow this format when giving software (or similar) suggestions?

My favorite thread on this site so far is this one: Is there a free package with robust CASSCF functionality?, because six different people chipped in, and somehow many of us decided to follow the ...
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