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It was questions like that one that I had in mind when I first made the proposal. My answer to your question during Area51 alluded to the fact that VASP, MOLCAS, CFOUR, GAUSSIAN, LAMMPS, CP2K, DIRAC, Turbomole, MOLPRO, ORCA, MRCC, ADF, PySCF, PSI4, DALTON, QuantumEspresso, QChem, CASTEP, CPMD, ABINT, DFTB+, ABAQUS, OpenBabel, may all have their own ...


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By having our name "Materials Modeling" as opposed to "Matter Modeling", are we potentially losing any of our audience? I believe yes. Some molecular modelers do not associate themselves with materials modeling and will ignore our site. Likewise material modelers do not always associate themselves with molecular modeling. However the difference is not ...


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I strongly encourage y'all to spell out tags as much as possible unless it's a dead-standard term as an abbreviation even outside your field... Like... scuba. I'm happy to synonymize any of these to the master for you as I've done in this case. As to why - well, the site should be something that people of all skill levels can get to know and feel ...


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I am late to the discussion. I see that most up votes are for changing the title to Matter Modelling. My take on this: According to wikipedia The interdisciplinary field of materials science, also commonly termed materials science and engineering, is the design and discovery of new materials, particularly solids. According to Britannica Materials science, ...


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Congrats Tyberius and I.Camps. Special thanks to other candidates etienne_ip, taciteloquence, TheSimpliFire and Alone Programmer. Also a big thanks to all who voted and supported us. Thank you for your trust and I hope that we will be able to fulfill your expectations.


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On the site's permanent name: I think it is safe to say that we all agree that "Modeling" has to stay and that by modeling we understand that this is a community Q&A focused on the computational modeling of systems composed of particles and their physical and chemical properties. So what do we need to discuss? How does wording impact a community and ...


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Disclaimer: this is my personal opinion on this, rather than a statement on what site policy is or should be. That will likely evolve as more users chime in here and as the site grows. I think as asked, it's not a great fit for the SE format. The opinion part I actually don't mind too much; I think there is an important distinction between questions/answers ...


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Sorry it's taken me a long time to write an answer. The question of how we differ from ChemSE came up in August 2019 in the first week of our Area51 journey, and I provided this answer. Adding to that I will mention one other way in which we differ: This question about Frank Jensen's basis sets was posted 1 month ago on ChemSE and got 0 answers, 0 votes, ...


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At every university I visit, I try to make it a point to visit the local researcher groups, and there's one book that I see over and over and over again: Modeling the effects of solvents is actually quite common in the research of many of the people here. Furthermore if you look deeper into the discussions during the Definition Phase of Area51, you will ...


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The statistics and ranges on Area 51 were set almost a decade ago, under a very different idea of how launching sites would work (among other things, the idea was that every site would reach Stack Overflow levels of popularity and traffic). The actual ranges that matter for these numbers: Questions per day: For most sites, as long as this stays above 1 or ...


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I agree that the field of Materials Modeling covers mesoscopic methods such as phase-field simulations, lattice Boltzmann models, and fluid materials. I would be very delighted if you wanted to ask questions from those areas! You would be very welcome to :)


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Don't take the Area 51 numbers too heavily There is a blog post from 2010 that address this. At it's 89th day, some user of GIS was worryied about the site closure. It was not closed. Nowadays, it is fully graduated and a very important site to SE and to the world. I strongly recommend everyone to check out the blog post for further details. Also, this was ...


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Here's what we'll be rolling out later this week: We will update your site name to "Matter Modeling Stack Exchange". It seems pretty unanimous here that this is a better fit for your site. To support this, we will change the site URL to mattermodeling.stackexchange.com - we can't use either matter or modeling alone because they are too ambiguous - ...


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SEDE doesn't know about the site name change, so it's still listed under 'Materials Modeling': Site renames cause some problems for SEDE and it needs to be updated manually, see e.g. A site URL changed and now its icon in SEDE is broken Why hasn't Music.SE's name changed on data.stackexchange?


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Here is a more concise answer: I personally would like to welcome such software questions. They would still have to conform. If we get questions where the answer is easily found in the software's manual online, the question could still be closed for lack of effort/research, but if the question does not have an answer online that's found with reasonable ...


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The way I see the site developing, materials can encompass anything from small molecules, proteins/oligomers, and nanoparticles (finite size) to solids, 2D sheets/tubes, and gas/liquid mixtures (effectively infinite in calculation). Where I think we differ from Chem and Physics is the desired emphasis behind such questions. Here, I think fitting questions ...


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Getting started On Matter Modeling SE, we use MathJax to format mathematical as well as chemical equations and similar expressions in questions, answers, and comments. MathJax allows us to typeset expressions using $\LaTeX$ notation. To use MathJax, enclose your math within single ($...$) or double ($$...$$) dollar signs. Single dollar signs make the math ...


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You can do the following: Go here: https://stackexchange.com/filters and fill out the form: In this example I'm asking to get an email whenever a question with the basis-sets tag is given on this site (but if more than one question with that tag is asked in a 15 minute time span, I will get a single email containing all of the questions that were asked in ...


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Inspired by the feature request Automatically have links archived in the Wayback Machine, a while ago I wrote the Stack Exchange Archivist user script, which searches posts for external links and offers a simple way to archive them in the Wayback Machine, in the form of an 'archive' link underneath the post: It's a userscript, which means you need a ...


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In this comment I reminded a user that comments are temporary, by providing a link to the definition of a comment: Comment at your own risk. I have had many thoughtful, detailed, and well-researched comments disappear because a moderator felt they were cluttering the page. Users cannot vote to un-delete a comment. Unless you are taking screenshots of ...


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How do you feel about downvoting or closing questions by brand new users with a reputation of only 1 (and no experience on any Stack Exchange community), when the question is not spam or ill-intentioned, but of extremely low quality by Stack Exchange standards? Should their question be downvoted or closed immediately, or should comments be used to make ...


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I think having Materials Modeling as the name definitely dissuades people from joining (or, often, even looking at the site). These are potential users who would clearly fit into the scope we have established thus far, but who don't realize the site is for them. The biggest examples I have seen of this are in advertising the site to computational chemists. ...


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While I haven't taken on any of the tasks listed above, I have alerted members of the THEOS and LSMO research groups at EPFL to the existence of this site and posted an announcement to the large European psi-k network. In general, I feel that while cross-advertising on different stackexchange sites can't hurt, letting people in our own communities know about ...


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I agree in the long run that these sort of questions would not be well suited for the StackExchange format. However, there are potentially some short and long term incentives to have these questions now. From just a pragmatic perspective, the site needs more questions/answers, active users, and views. SE will only maintain the site if its has an active ...


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I did not (yet) downvote any of your questions myself, but have supported closing some. I think a real issue with some of your questions (that has been mentioned in several comments) is that you're not asking about matter modeling, or topics close to it. In some cases (like here) it is possible to address the question using modeling results, but like many of ...


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How can I help? For the OP, if you are prompted to move the comments on your post to chat don't do it. This will create a temporary chatroom, rather than moving the comments to the appropriate room. If you see a post where the comment section is getting too long, flag one of the comments for moderator attention either as "No Longer Needed" or a ...


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How are you searching for unregistered users? I haven't search extensively, but using this search tool, it would seem that userIDs 2292-3500 are unused, or at least a somewhat random search of values in this range returned no results. There may be some in this range that exist as 2292 was created in late March and 3500 was created in early May, and we did ...


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Just for some additional info, here is a SEDE query that shows questions which would have answer order affected by this change. At the time of this post, there were 59 such questions. I had initially thought that there would be less questions this would affect. In any event, I'm in favor of sorting by votes, as I think this view will make the "top ...


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I think the creation of a Materials Modeling SE apart from the Chemistry.SE is working well, at least for me. Besides the question mentioned by @Nike Dattani, I had other two questions brought here that got proper answers or helpful comments afterwards. For around four other modelling questions I got answers in Chemistry.SE and didn't need to migrate them ...


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Let me be the advocate I never have intended to be; given that I have asked a similar question in the definition phase of this site (How can this proposal be clearly distinguished from Chemistry, Physics, Computational Science, …?). It is true, that there is, and probably always will be, overlap to other communities. Not only Chemistry, but Physics, ...


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