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Are support-like queries for software packages on topic?

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, ...
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Is education advice on-topic for this site?

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 ...
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I would like to see more questions about macroscopic methods here, do others agree?

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 ...
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Does this site cover Computational Fluid Dynamics?

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 ...
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How does this site differ from the Chemistry.SE?

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 ...
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Are support-like queries for software packages on topic?

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 ...
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Why moderators of Matter Modeling SE encourage off-topic questions?

I'm guessing my response is going to be fairly long, so I'll try to keep it at least somewhat organized by putting it in sections. Meta and Feedback I wanted to lead off by just mentioning that one of ...
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What topics can I ask about here?

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 (...
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Does this site cover Computational Fluid Dynamics?

I think we should cover CFD here. I know when we talk about CFD, people think about it as mechanical engineers not materials scientists that use it for macroscopic phenomena, but there are plenty of ...
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How does this site differ from the Chemistry.SE?

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, ...
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How does this site differ from the Chemistry.SE?

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 ...
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Are questions about simulating low-energy electron diffraction (LEED) from crystal surfaces potentially on-topic?

I would really love to see questions on LEED. Furthermore, dynamical diffraction simulations seem perfectly on topic to me!
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Why moderators of Matter Modeling SE encourage off-topic questions?

I will give my own personal opinion (without previous conversation with the moderator team) and it is based only on my experience as a researcher, teacher and advisor. When you start working in Matter ...
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Does this site cover Computational Fluid Dynamics?

I would say its borderline. The scope of the site is still being clarified, but I tend to think of "materials" here as referring to things not much larger than microscopic scale, e.g. nanoparticles, ...
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What topics can I ask about here?

2D and 3D lattices, crystals, and materials in general are completely on topic in my opinion! As for your concern about DFT being on-topic at ChemSE, here I will cite Tyberius who knows the ChemSE ...
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Are questions about topics proximate to, but not exclusive to, matter modeling on-topic for the site?

Thanks for contributing such a well-written, well-researched, and well-considered question here! I'm still unable to come to a very strong opinion either way. My hope with this site is that we can ...
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Are questions about topics proximate to, but not exclusive to, matter modeling on-topic for the site?

I had somewhat the same thoughts as @Anyon when I saw the first of these (I follow the software-recommendations tag). But it seems to me that a community policy of "sometimes it is easier to just ...
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How does this site differ from the Chemistry.SE?

I would see the site dropping in nicely alongside physics.se and chemistry.se. Computational materials science, including both solid state physics and quantum chemistry, is the third cornerstone of ...
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