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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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MathJax request

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?