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I've had enough. Let's ban rock id questions

Let's completely ban rock id questions, and delete the old ones. Here's why: These rocks are of interest only to the person who opened them. They can rarely be used as a reference point, which is ...
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We need a simple 'Off topic' close reason

I wanted to vote close question, but there is no appropriate close reason other than writing one myself. I suggest we have a ...
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Proposing to add a custom close reason for rock-identification questions that are lacking in sufficient detail to be useful and answerable

Out of 29 questions closed in the past month, 23 were rock-identification questions. All of them were closed because the asker did not follow this very good guide on how to ask them. Those questions ...
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Idea - make identification request posts off topic

I think we should not allow identification-request any more. Here's why: People do not use the guide. Even when referring to the guide, people ignore it. I stopped bothering referring to the guide on ...
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Switch the "MathJax help" link on /ask to our own MathJax guidelines

Currently, the Ask Question page links to a Harvard tutorial on how to use TeX/LaTeX. While this teaches people most everything they would need to know about LaTeX, we've created our own page (based ...
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merge request guest into SE account

At the beginning of this week i made a merge request as i wanted to merge a Question i by mistake asked as a guest i filled the form followed the instructions and got after 48h an email saying my ...
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Blacklisting the [earth] tag

There are no longer any questions on the main site tagged with earth. Discussion has taken place here and consensus is that the earth is not a useful tag. This site is titled "Earth Science" and ...
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Should we have the mhchem MathJax extension enabled?

Biology and Chemistry have the mhchem MathJax extension enabled, which makes it easier to write chemical species and reactions. Should this extension be enabled here? I imagine that it will be useful ...
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Do we need [climate-change] and [global-warming]?

We currently have tags global-warming (6 questions) and climate-change (6 questions). I don't think we need both of these tags, so the question becomes which tag do we keep? I definitely feel one of ...
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Would it be beneficial to incorporate the el-nino tag and prempt a la-nina tag under an ENSO tag?

Should we combine these tags? Or is it better they remain separate?
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Can the misspelled [meateorology] tag be deleted?

meaterology is obviously a misspelling and so should be deleted (unless Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs actually has a scientific basis ☺) and not made a synonym of the correct spelling.
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MathJax request

Although we are only on day 1 of the private beta, I figure we might as well get this request out there. Being a science Stack Exchange site, no doubt math is going to spring up in both questions and ...
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