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What kind of silver NONstick pan is this? Even without grease or oil, sizzling pancake batter doesn't stick to it!

I have a question about my Seasoned Advice post: What kind of silver NONstick pan is this? Even without grease or oil, sizzling pancake batter doesn't stick to it! User Ecnerwal appears to need the ...
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Is there any way to make the Chat more findable?

Seasoned Advice includes a webchat like other SEs. However, there is no way to find or navigate to the chat except to find a link from some question whose comments have been moved to chat. Given that ...
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Should restaurant practices be on-topic?

This closed question* contains a comment by @rumtscho: I’m voting to close this question because it is about the common behavior of restaurants, which is outside of our scope I don't find any prior ...
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Has the policy on link-only answers changed?

In the past, people would either downvote or attempt to fix ‘link only’ answers. How to handle these was even brought up in meta years ago: Should link-only answers be flagged? Recently, I noticed a ...
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How do I find the canonical questions for certain general topics?

Is there a list somewhere of the "canonical questions" for general topics like the "has this food gone bad" one? I want to close something as duplicate, but I can't find the ...
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"Your vote is locked unless this question is edited"

Recently I voted on an answer, and downvoted it because I thought the answer was factually incorrect. But then, 1/2 hour later, I found out that it wasn't, and I tried to remove my downvote. I got ...
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History of Food Questions Discussion

We have a previous precedent for food history questions, which is that they are allowed: Are questions about the history of foods and cooking off-topic?, provided that the question is about food and/...
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Are questions about preservatives off-topic?

There was a recent answer which says If that were the case, adding some preservative on your own could help; but preservative dosing takes you out of the realm of Official FDA Recommendations and is ...
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Switching to 3-vote close/reopen

I'd like us to switch to three (instead of five) votes to close/reopen questions. This should allow for easier action by non-moderators; reaching five votes can be a tall order, especially in the ...
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How could we retag meta for easier use?

Meta is the repository of knowledge about the main site's policies, along with all the discussion that helped reach those points. Unfortunately, it's also pretty difficult to search, let alone to read ...
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How do we deal with problematic moderators?

We have a moderator on here who just goes and closes questions on their own whim, even going through years old questions and closing them because they don’t like the answers that were posted: How can ...
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Is there some way that SA participants can find my email address?

Lately I've gotten some spam emails that link some of my answers/comments on SA. This has led me to wondering if there's some way for SA members to find my email address? I'm fairly public, so there'...
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Can I ask a question about making chocolate molds?

I'd like to make some chocolate moulds in the shape of a shop-bought chocolate bar, and thought maybe this stack would be a good place to ask about how to do that. Is this on topic for the stack?
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Was my question removed? If so, why?

I recently posted here on meta asking for us to consider why we down vote questions. I can't find it. Was it removed? Can I ask why? If, in fact, it was removed with no explanation, it sort of ...
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Why have the option to downvote a question?

This is tangentially addressed here, but it seems to me that allowing the down vote of a question only serves to discourage the asking of questions. It was the recent asking of this question (and the ...
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Why is a moderator unilaterally closing questions with existing topicality discussion?

This question was in the middle of a question about whether it was on-topic or not -- a discussion we needed to have because whether or not pet food is on topic is not addressed in our rules. Two ...
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What happened to moderator elections?

As far as I can tell, we haven't had a moderator election on SA since 2018. Is there a reason for that?
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2021: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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Would it be on topic for this site if I were to ask which gases are produced by spoiled food?

In my question Detecting spoiled food in a refrigerator, I am asking for a sensor to detect spoiled food in a refrigerator, so that I can build a little gadget to detect it and alert me. There are ...
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We couldn't find anything for nutri-score - Is a discussion about nutri-score off-topic here?

I'd rather ask here than post the question and have it closed. There are no results to a search for nutri-score. I have just moved out of home and am starting my first attempts at cooking. Is this ...
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Do we want to unpin the accepted answer from the top?

Stack Overflow has changed the way the answers are sorted: We no longer pin the accepted answer (with the green checkmark) to the top of the list of answers. By default, we now sort strictly by votes ...
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How do I report a problem with the new review queues?

I currently have access to the "Late Answers" queue. One of the actions available for each late answer is "Delete". I am offered this option, even though I don't have permissions ...
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Why were all but one answer deleted on this question?

@rumtscho deleted all but one answer on this question: Is there some "trick" to be able to eat jalapenos without getting an "upset stomach"? Why? None of the other answers look ...
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Close - Duplicate, when more recent question is more useful

Came across this in the review queue: Can I freeze cream? It was VTC - Duplicate of Can I freeze bagna cauda (cream)? Now, both these questions are rather simple, but they do have pretty specific ...
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Why was this question about Neapolitan pizza ingredients closed?

I recently asked a question about Neapolitan pizza ingredients: What toppings can be added when cooking a traditional Neapolitan pizza?. I had a lengthy discussion with a mod in the comments, who was ...
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Can we make "electrical safety" offtopic?

We just got another "is this equipment safe to use" question (https://cooking.stackexchange.com/questions/115859/burn-mark-inside-microwave-still-safe-to-use) . Since we are not qualified to ...
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How can I talk in chat without talking?

I posted this here because my Meta Stack Exchange account is also suspended. I already miss being in Code Golf that I'm currently in their main room, and what I want to do is to send messages in chat, ...
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What makes this off-topic?

Sorry, but I'm new to Seasoned Advice, so please be a bit nicer. I answered a question which seems like an on-topic question, and I recently found out that it got closed as off-topic. The reason I ...
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Any policy on good edits with bad comments?

I just reviewed an edit where the actual edit was good, but the comment that came with the edit was borderline offensive. Photo of the edit with its comment below. What I did was accept the edit and ...
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Is even asking whether two eatables are different in terms of nutrition off-topic?

I asked this question and got it closed. Let X and Y are two substances. Is it off-topic to ask whether X and Y are nutritionally different or not. The answer can be either yes or no. I am not asking ...
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Is it bad to edit a question later, when you realized you were confused/unclear to yourself what you wanted to ask?

There was an answer on this question but user removed it for some reasons (asking too many questions in comments and finally changing the question significantly). I didn't find anything wrong in the ...
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Is it bad to ask relevant questions in comments to clear doubts, here?

I have kind of problem that I keep asking for doubts until I understand the answer a good deal (one of the reasons is I'm not so good at English). On all SE sites where I ask questions. (Doesn't mean ...
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Mod edit that invalidated my answer (which sat there for hours to be judged) without adding any disclaimer

I'm really confused regarding this post I answered yesterday: Is it safe to wash meat packaging before throwing it away? The question was previously worded as Disposing of meat packaging, and its ...
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Meta tags need blacklisting

We have recently had two meta tags (re?)appear, and grow in popularity. The first is the [cooking] tag, the second is the [recipe] tag. Since these tags should be applicable to basically 100% of our ...
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Are supplement questions on topic for the site?

I have found some questions like this here that mention supplements. https://cooking.stackexchange.com/questions/64486/what-is-the-approximate-shelf-life-for-herbal-infused-olive-oil-coconut-oil-gl ...
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2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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Tag for (whipping) siphon N2O/CO2 related questions

There is a number of questions about soda siphons / pressurized gas techniques. Maybe there should be a tag for those? I'm not so sure about the name exactly, I think whipping siphon might be the ...
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Proposal: which question to close with duplicates of unanswered questions

As a spinoff of my other Meta question: In the case of a new question, which duplicates other, unanswered questions (or questions with no good or accepted answer), we should close the older questions ...
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Closing questions as duplicates of unanswered questions

This question today offered an interesting circumstance: Crispy sweet potato (yam) fries in a deep fryer? There are 3 other questions that are duplicates of this question. However, none of those ...
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how to reopen a post closed as duplicate to a canonical

I've asked a question about food storage-lifetime: for how long can I store homemade chocolate mousse in the fridge? initially I wrote My chocolate mousse recipe includes just raw eggs (2 weeks until ...
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Why was my comment removed?

On this question: What causes pollution when cooking? Could whoever removed it elaborate on the reason why? Perhaps then I can post better comments in the future.
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Please don't close questions from new members without explaining

Example: https://cooking.stackexchange.com/questions/113214/can-teflon-overheat-on-low That question, from a brand-new member, got two close votes (because of the medical aspects, I'm pretty sure) ...
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We have some weird rules

Allowed: How do I make dish X have lower sodium. Not Allowed: Name a dish of type Y that has low sodium. I realize that's in our printed rules, but it does feel very arbitrary to me; you can ask for ...
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Why was this comment flag declined?

Recently, I've flagged this comment as No Longer Needed because it doesn't contribute anything to the post, but for some reason, it got declined. Does the flagging system work differently on Seasoned ...
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Could UI options be provided when editing text in the mobile browser mode?

When writing a new question, some UI options are provided to easily add a hyperlink, image etc. However, when using the mobile phone web browser to edit a question or write a new answer, these ...
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Close Vote, Belongs on another site, should not require target site

This has been a problem with Seasoned Advice for quite some time, and despite it being reported for 6 years remains unresolved and unaddressed. We get a lot of questions that really belong on another ...
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Suggestion for making Seasoned Advice easier to find

I have been aware of Seasoned-Advice SE for some time because I occasionally see it mentioned in Hot Network Questions, however I am not a regular user. Recently I wanted to find your site and couldn'...
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Foraging/wild food - on topic? Should we/do we have a tag?

It appears that there's no tag for foraging or food (fruit/veg/fungi) from the wild. Likely questions would appear to be on topic, analagous to [ingredient-selection] for bought ingredients. While it'...
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bug With certain typos Neat Link showing in Review but not in actual post

This is a very trivial bug and probably will not be fixed. But maybe it should be documented, possibly just by a post such as this. See also related bug in inline links in comments. How to reproduce....
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Is it possible to bookmark help pages. ( OR somehow retain notes about them in my profile)

I am a newbie, and will probably remain an infrequent poster on this forum. Sometimes I may wish to bookmark a help page. I am well aware of how to do this in my browsers, but can it be done within ...
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