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Please do not use code blocks formatting for text that is not code

This is one of the things we should heighten awareness of - I guess most of our reviewers are not visually impaired so in the review queue, this does look like a very minor edit. However, as you point ...
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Adding a scratch pad for previewing formatting (e.g. TEX)

This is a workaround answer, but it works for me; Since MathJax (LaTeX) preview does work on questions and answers, for comments, I'd usually just force my own preview by temporarily abusing any ...
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Should we start using the normal MathJax chemistry notation for chemicals? e.g. \require{mhchem}\ce{H_2O} for H₂O

I would go one step further, $\require{mhchem}\ce{H_2O}$ takes longer to type, and is more inconvenient, than simply $\ce{H_2O}$....
6 votes

What are ways that we can show 3D orbits and other 3D things in posts?

My go-to plotting method is Plotly, which generates amazing, interactive* figures in 3D and 2D. The resulting figures are either hosted on Plotly's web page, or in the form of an HTML file on your ...
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Should we start using the normal MathJax chemistry notation for chemicals? e.g. \require{mhchem}\ce{H_2O} for H₂O

I prefer seeing subscripts and subscripts where they should be because they make things more readily readable: H2O instead of H2O. How it's achieved doesn't both me ( ...
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Formatting chemical formulae

Here we do not have the notation plugin that Chemistry has, but you can use the normal MathJax notation which should be sufficient for most things you may need to write out as formulae on Space.SE. ...
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4 votes

What are ways that we can show 3D orbits and other 3D things in posts?

Cesium.js is a Javascript library designed for visualizing dynamic geospatial data in 3D. It was developped by the same team that developped AGI's STK software. The library is free to use and is very ...
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Formatting chemical formulae

Subscripts can be written in the format $_n$. For example, H$_2$O becomes H$_2$O. Superscripts can be written in the format <...
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What are ways that we can show 3D orbits and other 3D things in posts?

Since you can code in Python, I suggest taking a look at SageMath which is built on top of Python, and can do various 2D plotting (via matplotlib) & interactive 3D plotting. It's not perfect, but ...
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2 votes
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Does a sandbox page exist?

Any new contribution that you start writing as a registered member can be considered a sandbox. As your edit it and it reaches a minimum required length, the system will auto-save it as a draft. Only ...
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2 votes
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Rescaling a picture when editing a post

Yes. If you upload the image using the image dialog so it's hosted by imgur, you can change the name of the image to display resized ones that are automatically generated on upload: Add ...
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Does a sandbox page exist?

Feel free to use this answer as a sandbox, I've set it to CW, so anyone can edit it.
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Does a sandbox page exist?

There's a formatting sandbox on the mother meta, and one for MathJax specifically on Math. (There are a few other sandboxes, no doubt, but not of any particular relevance.)
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