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Can you undo this community Wiki Answer by me?

Sorry, I posted this answer, Can you please revert this via Moderator Assistance? Thanks in advanced!
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Add `mchem` to MathJax Extensions?

I tried using \ce{} earlier in an answer but it didn't work! Although this meta post shows that Astronomy has MathJax extensions, why doesn't it work? After some ...
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Should we have a community-specific closing reason for Astrology questions?

Previous discussions: Should we add non-physical and/or astrology questions to the off-topic list? Can we consider Indian Astrology as astronomy? Can we have a guideline about astrology for the on-...
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Can we have a guideline about astrology for the on-topic section in the help center?

As it stands now, the Help Center for on-topic questions does not mention anything about questions about astrology, which is off-topic such as this recent question (which might get deleted soon by the ...
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Site customization ideas?

Just today, we graduated from beta! :D @ConnorGarcia notes in his post: Site customization, such as custom background and badge design isn't immediately planned but may be available in the future. I'...
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Do we need/want a 3-vote closure?

There's a recent discussion in the main meta Testing three-vote close and reopen on 13 network sites. So I am wondering, as a few posts have 2,3, or even 4 close votes that haven't been closed/...
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A modest proposal to increase question quality

Highly related: What can we do about the deteriorating quality of questions? This related question was asked over five years ago, and the situation has not improved. My perception is the opposite: A ...
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Do we need a notice about billionaire space ventures?

It seems that every time a certain billionaire launches a bunch of satellites in his quest to inflict the internet on every last corner of the Earth we get a whole bunch of "what are these objects ...
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Can I nominate someone for an award for answering an extremely tough question?

Is there a way of asking for someone to receive a medal or badge such as "badge for answering an extremely tough question that many other people struggled to answer?" In this particular case I am ...
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When can a "beta" site become an official one?

I wondered for a long time what is the difference between a "beta" site and an official one. I have a major problem at school when the lightspeed systems blocks the beta sites but not the official ...
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Interest in looking into adding the YouTube viewer?

Adding a feature to a site requires some investigation into community interest and to use cases. Here's a successful example. In that case the feature was MathJax and the issue was load time and ...
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Can we have 3 flags destruction for some time?

This site has attracted extra spam in the past few months. As the current case is on English Language & Usage and The Workplace, only 3 flags are required before a spam or offensive post is nuked. ...
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Could we change the badges to a saturn like planet?

On Bio SE the badges look like genes. Could Astronomy SE change the badges to a ringed planet like Saturn?
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Feature request: add marvosym package to our MathJax set (for celestial body symbols)

Shameless copy from SF.'s question on Space Meta: \usepackage{marvosym} allows you to write M_\Sun or ...
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Do we have a FAQ?

Does this site (meaning the actual site, not the meta site) have a FAQ? I notice several questions are asked repeatedly, and it might be nice to have a prominently displayed FAQ.
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Why don't we have a page in the help center on $\LaTeX$ notation?

Many new users don't know how to use $\LaTeX$. Generally, if they write a mathematically-heavy post that needs $\LaTeX$ but doesn't have it, another user will either edit the post, show them to a page ...
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List of resources?

I notice many people ask questions similar to: Where can I find a list of full/new moons? When does the sun/moon rise/set in my area on a given date? How do I compute planetary/lunar positions very ...
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Community Wiki Anwers badge

I think offering (a) badge(s) for users who choose to make their answer a Community Wiki answer would be a nice way of encouraging/rewarding those who dare to do so, even when neglecting a few/many ...
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Can we have a site icon for astronomy.stackexchange.com?

Simple as that. What I mean by site icon is the icon that web browsers display for any given site, or the one that appears next to each stackexchange community site under the stackexchange menu.
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"Topic of the week" post was created by User8 but it seems he no longer exists

Let's try to keep the Topic of the week alive, this week no topic was chosen.
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Enabling LaTeX? [duplicate]

I was wondering if it would be possible to enable LaTeX mark-up on the site, as is done on the Math Stack Exchange and numerous other Stack Exchange portals. It would be immensely useful when an ...
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Request to enable MathJax on this site

Got to come up sooner or later. MathJax is pretty useful, especially when one needs to include some astrophysics in the answer. Can we have it?
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