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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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One question per post please

If your post contains more than one question, or even looks like it contains more than one question, please do not be surprised if people click the following button:
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Demanding references for answers to questions that are not reference requests

I propose that for questions that are not tagged with the reference-request tag (i.e., questions that are not of the form "What are some good references for X?" or similar), answers are ...
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Please provide your full input file and your full output file (and error message if there is one)

If your question is related to a calculation that didn't work, please provide your input and output files in a code block. We have a 30,000 character limit, which ...
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Balancing negativity with positivity

If you come to a main or meta site only to downvote or leave negative comments, some people might question your motives. If you really want to help, why are you not upvoting good content or leaving ...
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MMSE editing policy

Unfortunately, all edits on questions or answers lead to the question being bumped to the top of the front page. This is something that happens across the Stack Exchange network, and MMSE has no ...
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Conditions under which a question should be deleted

I have been extremely supportive of nearly all questions here. I've never downvoted a single post on this site, yet I've voted on 5000+ posts. I encourage users not to downvote, and to avoid voting to ...
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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?

If I write a 2000 character answer that has one reference to the molecular formula H2O, is it necessary for this to be changed to $\ce{H2O}$? Already the above sentence looks a bit weird because the ...
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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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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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At what stage would we want to implement a close-vote ban on a user?

First of all thank you to everyone who has been participating in the reviews to help moderate this growing community! On the Stack Exchange network, there is the concept of banning someone from ...
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We've recently had questions answered immediately by the same user, shall the answer be made a community wiki as a policy in such cases?

The topic of self-answering questions immediately is a complex one. On one hand we do not want to fill up the site with low-quality material by people hungry for raising their reputation. On the other ...
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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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We have work to do! Here's how you can help!

Our site is among the strongest to enter Public Beta in the last several years, but there is a lot of work to be done. There might never be a better time than now, to help make this site a huge ...
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