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What can I do to help the site grow?

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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Site Name: Molecular and Materials Modeling?

I want to move some of the Area 51 discussion here: https://area51.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/31121/discussion-about-the-name-for-materials-matter-modeling Is it still possible to change the ...
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Are support-like queries for software packages on topic?

On Chemistry.SE we have gotten a question, which is about to be closed as off-topic: Band structure of cell with doping in CP2K (or via the Internet Archive). I understand that the topics involved ...
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Matter Modeling needs a lot more questions before 28 July: Here's why

Many of us were sad when Theor. Physics SE was shut down due to not enough activity: Matter.SE is in Public Beta, which historically, gets promised 90 days with no shut down: We are in day 78, and ...
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2020 Pro Tempore Moderator Election: Questionnaire Suggestions

An election is coming up soon to determine the first three moderators of this site. Each candidate for the election will write a bit about themselves, and we can have an official list of questions ...
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Can MathJax be enabled on Materials.SE?

Can a CM help enable MathJax on this site, as it is expected that there will be considerable mathematics involved in posts?
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Community Bounty Board

A common problem encountered on SE sites is that you offer a bounty on a question, but due to the short time limit, don't receive an answer and the points go unrewarded. To counteract this issue, I ...
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Salvaging the DFT questions and questions that fall unambiguously within our territory, from other sites

We have a chat room with a feed that tells us whenever a Matter Modeling question gets asked on a different SE site. It's nice to be able to easily see what all the Matter Modeling questions network-...
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61% of our questions have been answered. Should we focus on improving this?

Area 51 says: 90% answered is a healthy beta, 80% answered needs some work. In the beta We are far from 90% . How do we tackle that?
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How does this site differ from the Chemistry.SE?

Typically, SE sites decide their topicality independently from each other. But knowing Chemistry.SE a little bit, I am thinking about, what is the topic of the site, what would not be on topic on ...
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Does this site cover Computational Fluid Dynamics?

I was referred to this answer over at area 51 that answered the question how this site would differ from already existing SE-sites. The answer than names a couple of research fields (VASP, LAMMPS, ...
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Get credit for your participation in Private Beta!

Your once in a life time opportunity to get the silver badge for participating in Private Beta, is no longer obtainable after the private beta period ends (7-21 days). The requirements are: 3 posts ...
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Better late than too late: Could a single word substitution in our name, be at least considered?

I proposed this site on A51 as "Materials Modeling" on 20 August 2019. Of course it crossed my mind many times that the name proposed on day one might not turn out to have been the perfect choice for ...
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Announcing a Pro Tempore Moderator election

Summary: Materials Modeling Stack Exchange will begin the nomination stage for a special election on June 8 to bring in your three inaugural pro-tem moderators. For full details of the process, see ...
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Color syntax highlighting for code?

Usually when code is typed in questions/answers color syntax highlighting shows up if the language is specified as follows, ```python import numpy as np ``` But ...
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Can we refrain from using 'dft' as a tag for density functional theory?

'dft' is popularly used for discrete Fourier transform, which too is going to be a buzz word on this site. Let's just not use 'dft' as a tag and use full forms for both, density functional theory and ...
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Logo needed for community ads!

Since almost 9 years ago, Science Stack Exchanges have been advertising other Science Stack Exchanges that are still in Beta: Currently we are using the default image automatically generated by ...
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New close vote reason for abandoned questions?

There's users that create an account, ask a question, but never come back. Such users often have not responded to any of the questions, suggestions, or requests for an input file or more details, and ...
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Tagging, it really is important and we need to focus more on it

I know this is not the fun topic most of us are here, but we need to get it out of the way, if we want to make it successfully through private beta. Consider giving the following a read: The Real ...
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Answering In Comments and Pseudoanswers

Here is a quote from the Physics Meta and related Any time "answering information" is posted as a comment instead of as an answer, it makes it more difficult for people to find, and we also ...
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ATTENTION Matter Modelers: Can we ask 30 questions in the next 24 hours?

The following campaign has worked brilliantly over the last 2 weeks: Matter Modeling needs a lot more questions before 28 July: Here's why Now we just need 30 more questions in the next 24 hours ...
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Do our users want, or not want, this site to be sponsored?

First: Thank you everyone who helped this site survive the Area51 process, and who helped this site grow so far during the first 3 weeks in Beta!!! We would not have this site without you!!! Now we ...
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Can we find and invite all supporters from the previously failed Area51 attempts to build this site?

Robert Cartaino contacted the supporters of a failed Mathematica.SE proposal when a subsequent proposal became successful: Since the Mathematica proposal is relaunching from the support of a ...
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What about project-specific questions that include code or input files?

As the site matures and the community becomes more involved, we may run into (we already have a few) questions that are very project or system specific. For these questions, since it is possible that ...
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Meaningful tagging with tag wikis full of meaning

We're at the beginning of a hopefully long, long journey. Right now, a handful of tags have been created. I'd like to ask everyone to please edit the tag wiki (excerpt) so that there are some ...
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What topics can I ask about here?

The help page What topics can I ask about here? says: Please look around to see if your question has been asked before. It’s also OK to ask and answer your own question. That leaves some wiggle ...
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Resource Requests: Constructing a Canonical List

We have had a number of posts looking for resources that give broad overviews of methods or whole branches of matter modeling (e.g. Is there any recent beginner's reference on materials ...
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We've never had such a long string of unanswered questions before, what might be the reason it happened recently?

This screenshot says it all: All these questions were bumped to the top on September 26th, and none of them have got answers. They are about VASP, LAMMPS, Quantum ESPRESSO, QMC, and TDDFT, all which ...
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Can we have some tag synonyms created?

According to this, we need 1250 reputation to create a tag synonym. Due to the 200/day limit (which doesn't include accepted answers and bounties, but bounties can't be added yet for another 2 days),...