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Welcome to Elegant NMR Forums.
Elegant NMR Forums is a place where you can ask your questions and discuss them with others on topics related to NMR in general, usage of Elegant NMR Stick and mathematical, physical and chemical related questions. Our main goal is to help you to assist you with the usage of our hardware and build passioned community of this approach, our numerical methods and our hardware in particular, regardless of whether you are at school or whether you are treating chemistry as a hobby.
We want this site to be useful and friendly, and to make sure it is, we ask you to follow our guidelines. If you are an experienced web citizen, most of our rules will be obvious for you, if not, they are spelled out in details below.
don\\\'t discuss drugs nor explosives synthesis or preparation,
whenever asking questions show you have already tried to solve them on your own,
whenever helping others, help them solve the questions on their own and don\\\'t give the final answers,
don\\\'t post crackpottery,
follow netiquette – be nice, use plain English, pay attention to formatting of your posts, use informative thread subjects.
Violators of the rules will be warned, and – if necessary – banned, or put on probation, where all their posts have to be approved by moderators.
A guide to writing your posts is detailed below.
1. Never write in ALL CAPS.
2. Choose a thread title that is indicative of its content.
In order for Chemical Forums to function effectively as a searchable archive, thread titles must give some indication of the topic being discussed.
Do not give your topics titles such as \\\"please help\\\" or \\\"question\\\". We already know you need help , that\\\'s why you you are posting. What is important is what the questions is about – is it stoichiometry? Kinetics? Le Chatelier\\\'s principle? Cannizzaro reaction? Or perhaps you have problem with an amide synthesis? These make good thread subjects. The best way to get a fast response is to provide a quality post.
Please refrain from adding phrases like \\\"URGENT\\\", \\\"really stuck\\\", \\\"due tomorrow\\\" etc. to the subject. It is your responsibility to start your homework/revision early enough.
3. Posts should be written in clear English. The official language of the Chemical Forums is English.
We are aware that many of our members\\\' first language is not English and do bear this in mind. However, the worst use of English normally comes from native speakers.
3.1. Post your question clearly and concisely.
If you are repeating a homework question, please type it verbatim, including all the information given in the question.
Remember, you must post your attempt at the question as well (show your working). Please don\\\'t just post scanned question sheets and/or answers. In some cases that\\\'s a good idea (organic mechanism) but in most cases it just means you are too lazy to write a normal post explaining where you have faced a problem. If you are too lazy to write, we are too lazy to read.
3.2. Check your spelling and grammar.
Posts that are riddled with spelling errors and poor grammar take more effort to read. The more effort the reader has to put in to decipher a post, the less likely they are to help you. Make use of the spell checker and basic grammatical tools. Full stops and commas make a difference.
One exclamation mark is sufficient to emphasize a statement, as is one question mark to indicate a question.
3.3. Do not use \\\"text speak\\\", chat-room abbreviations or slang.
Chemical Forums is an educational website and a certain amount of formality and courtesy to the reader is expected.
For example, \\\"U\\\", \\\"r\\\", \\\"plz\\\", \\\"cuz\\\" etc. should not be used in place of you, are, please and because, respectively.
3.4. Smileys are rarely appropriate.
If you must put a smiley face in your post, one is enough. There is no need to sign off with a string of 17 smileys.
3.5. Avoid the wall-of-text.
If your post is long, break up the text with paragraph spaces. Monolithic blocks of text will put off would-be helpers.
3.6. Chemical symbols and formulae should be correctly formatted, as they are often the most important part of the question. Click here for a detailed information on how to enter things like H2PO4-, pH=−log10KaCa−−−−−√ or
3.7. Define abbreviations.
While many standard chemical abbreviations will be widely understood (Me, Et, Ph, Ac, THF, DCM, etc.), if you are using non-standard, specialist, biological or archaic abbreviations you should define them. If in doubt, it never hurts to type it out in full the first time.
3.8. Attach images, avoid attaching documents.
If you wish to add an image to your post, you should attach it using the \\\"Additional Options...\\\" link below the edit field. Click here for a diagram.
Please do not just post links to external image hosting websites. However, you can post an image hosted at other site, just put the image uri in img tags. Example: [img]http://www.website.com/image.jpg[/img].
Please don\\\'t post your questions just by taking a picture of the book, or just by attaching some document (whatever type) to the post. Type the problem, type the question, type your attempt at solution. Sure, sometimes adding picture is a must, but it should not be done to save you typing the most basic information related to the problem.
3.9. Asked on forums, answered on forums.
That\\\'s how internet communities work. The private message (PM) facility is not for asking for help. Also, please don\\\'t post your email addresses - if someone wants to discuss something with you in private, it can be easily done through PM.
Before you hit \\\"post\\\", look at the preview. Proof read your post and check it looks OK.
4. Be polite and patient.
4.1. You will probably be answered with another question.
Chemical Forums members subscribe to the Socratic Method of learning, whereby students can ask a question and learn the answer for themselves from the gentle prodding and questioning by forum staff and regulars. Please do not get frustrated with or be rude to members who respond in this way - they are following the rules for replyers. You are being guided towards the answer and your best chance of getting there is cooperation.
4.2. Don\\\'t be rude or hurtful.
Respect others\\\' feelings when posting. Name-calling and swearing are not allowed.
Chemical Forums operates a zero-tolerance policy on Trolling and Internet bullying (including private messages). Perpetrators will be permanently banned.
4.3. If you feel someone is being rude to you, you should use the \\\"report to moderator\\\" function - do not feed the trolls.They will be dealt with as necessary, don\\\'t add fuel to the fire.
4.4. Bumping threads.
If your post gets no responses for a while, please do not add an empty post, or simply post \\\"anyone???\\\" etc. to push it back up the thread list.
If nobody has replied to your post, it is probably due to one of the reasons listed earlier. Try to improve on your original post by adding more information or input of some kind.
If you can see no reason why you have not attracted a response in 48 hours, \\\"use the report to moderator\\\" function, and the moderation team should be able to help you improve your post or move it to a different sub-forum if appropriate.
4.5 Editing posts
Please don\\\'t edit your posts after they were replied to. Sometimes it is acceptable and makes sense, when the information posted is obviously wrong and could be misleading for others, but even then do it in such a way it is obvious post was modified. Don\\\'t try to modify your posts to cover your mistakes.
4.6 Don\\\'t post more than once
Please don\\\'t cross-post. Asking your question in one forum is enough. If you are not sure where to post - select a forum you think fits best and either state in the message body you are not sure if that\\\'s the correct place, or use report button to get attention of moderators; they will move the thread.