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Should specific questions be made generic?

Should this question about seasoning a particular enamel cast iron frying pan be made into a generic question such as: "Should enameled cookware be seasoned?" My reasons for this is that other ...
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How to deal with old questions with good information, but no accepted responses - a duplicate?

It seems to me that a question should be marked as duplicate, even if the earlier duplicate question does not have an answer that is accepted as "correct." The issue arises from this recent question. ...
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How to deal with old questions with wrong answers?

So, we got a question on the old myth of heating the pan before adding oil today. This question is a duplicate of a much older question, of course. However, there's a problem: the accepted answer ...
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I see clickbait ads

On this site, I can see low-quality clickbait ads pretty often. Here are some screenshots (they're in Greek, links intentionally not included): I'm pretty sure this isn't supposed to happen here, and ...
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Merge [mortar], [pestle], and [mortar-pestle]

These three tags are pretty blatantly about the same piece of equipment: mortar pestle mortar-pestle I propose them to be merged. I prefer mortar-pestle to be the parent tag as it minimises ...
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What drives many users to be overly concerned about safety?

I am surprised by the number and contents of question concerning food safety. Please do not take this as an assertion about non existence of microbic contamination or to ridiculize anything / anyone. ...
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Reformatting a (disclosed and relevant) product advertisement

https://cooking.stackexchange.com/a/98773/35312 That answer actually has relevant explanations (why do/don't certain oils behave so and so), and at the same time is advertising a product (in honesty, ...
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Can I ask for help identifying something I've had?

I want to ask help identifying a specific type of tea. It has a single, objective answer, but it seems like it may not be appropriate for this site. To be more specific, there are different kinds of ...
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When to mark a question as answered

Am I right that I only tick an answer to my question if the answer is 'complete'? There is an answer that is "an answer" but not "the amswer". ALso, I assume one can only tick one answer to the ...
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Why is this comment not unfriendly/unkind?

I flagged a comment recently for being unfriendly/unkind, and the flag was declined. This question is off-topic here, would be off-topic on an image recognition site. It is asking for impossible ...
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Reopen request on question about fried foods

What is the best way to keep the quality of fried food? was recently closed as a duplicate of Best way to hold deep-fried foods?. However the former is asking about storage methods of still hot food ...
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How can I cook without butter, sugar, salt, flour, meat, fat, etc

Along with a post in October about one day without a food safety question, I wish there would be a day without a question about how to cook without the listed items in my title and more. While I ...
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Why so little discussion of Instant Pots?

In the web as a whole, I see lots of chatter about recipes for instant pots, mostly too-long videos or stream of consciousness blogs filled with popups and spam. So I looked here, hoping to learn in ...
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About to make google search console for my food blogger

I have a food blogger, I would like to make a google search console but I really can not do it right. Can I ask you for help?
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Community Promotion Ads — 2019

2019 is here! And with the new year, as usual, comes a new iteration of Community Promotion Ads! Let’s refresh these for the coming year :) What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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Asking questions with obvious answers

I came across this questions today: Olive oil instead of peanut oil to air fry potato? It doesn't explain why the question is being asked except that the OP is allergic to peanut oil. It's hard to ...
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Is asking about (un)healthy meats in a specific country on topic?

It’s New Year again, and time to make lots of resolutions, only to see them fall by the wayside :-) I was thinking about cutting down on meat and switching to more healthy kinds. In general, I think ...
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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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Are questions about making cooking equipment on topic?

Related to this question: Home-made gas grill burners? Are questions about how to make equipment (either components, as in this case, or hypothetically a more complete object like a chef's knife or ...
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Should we accept edits that correct factually wrong answers?

We recently had a question that appeared on HNQ and got an answer that was factually wrong but got 10+ upvotes. I downvoted and commented to explain that it was wrong; several other people downvoted. ...
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How do I manage to lose 1 point from a question I merely commented on?

Should I store root vegetables with or without the dirt? Somehow I got a -1 on this. Didn't even know that was possible. AFAIK it's all +10 +15, -2 What's the deal? Not unhappy or anything, I would ...
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Should I delete a wrong answer when there is a correct answer

This question asked "What is this thing?" My answer was "I think it's a foo." Someone else answered "It's a bar". They are right. I have seen What should I do if I decided my upvoted answer is ...
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I'm having trouble formulating a cooking energy-efficiency question. Any suggestions?

For a while I've been thinking off-and-on about energy efficiency in cooking, partly prompted by camping methods, but more in the context of domestic frugality. Some methods are obvious, like lids on ...
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Do we want to answer individual “how much alcohol is left in this dish” questions?

We have an old question Cooking away alcohol that gives general knowledge about the evaporation rates of alcohol. The answers there are quite extensive. We also get, every now and then, new ...
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Which stack website do I ask questions about agriculture or farming homegrown food advice

I started growing my pineapple plant crown from a dole pineapple that I bought at the grocery store 3 months ago. It is growing bigger and healthy everyday that goes by.
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Should we add DIY to the off-topic close reasons?

As this is not the first ime this week that I see a question that would be more suited to Home Improvement than here, could we please add that site to our off-topic close reasons: as there seems to ...
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Should we provide instructions in simple English?

Occasionally we get new users that apparently are struggling with the English language and the rules of the site. I have the feeling that simply pointing them to the Tour and Help Center is not really ...
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Can I ask health related question?

For example, is it ok to ask "Some people say that drinking water after a meal is harmful for us - is that true"?
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Seasoned Advice updated site theme is ready for testing!

As part of implementing the new unified themes across the network, we're gradually rolling out updated site themes for each site. As of today, we have enabled your updated site theme for testing. If ...
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A day without food safety questions

I just noticed that today -- Wednesday October 24th, 2018 -- when I opened up "new questions", there were the usual 25 most recent questions on the page, and not one of them was about food safety or ...
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What makes a burger a [tag:burger]?

When reviewing suggested edits, I saw a proposed edit to add the tag hamburgers to a question about a salmon "burger". I've had salmon burgers, turkey burgers, veggie burgers, venison burgers. So a ...
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Is there a stackexchange site for healthy or poisoning food questions?

I just joined Seasoned Advice, I read the tour and it states: Don't ask about... [...] General health, diet, and nutritional topics (e.g. "Is cauliflower healthy?") Well, bummer, I got a question ...
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Include other tasks normally done in the kitchen in the scope of this exchange

I'm curious about pickling wild edible mushrooms, but it can't get approved for this. Allow people to add pickling techniques for obscure things.
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How Black&White are the language rules on Seasoned Advice?

I've always been aware that, as a general rule, only English answers are allowed on the entire SE network, but I've recently posted an English answer containing quite a few non-English terms... As a ...
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Is it allowed to tell OPs to google for recipes instead?

So I found this answer, downvoted and left a comment so the OP can edit their question but they're referring to google for recipe searching as this is not a recipe-writing site. On my main site (...
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How do I perfectly align 1. a. b. 2. a. b. formatting?

So I've posted this answer but I cannot seem to be able to perfectly align the formatting no matter what I do if I want to do the following: a. To reduce: don't wrap it leave it in the oven to cool ...
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Are full-coverage questions welcome?

Does questions that asks for a full-coverage of some small topic are welcome, or they will be considered too broad, and it's better to split them into multiple questions? For example, a question ...
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Synonymize “crockpot” tag to “slow-cooker”? (It's a bit complicated)

Crock-Pot is the brand name of a particular manufacturer of slow cooker. We shouldn't be using the brand name in our tags since only people familiar with that specific brand will be able to find the ...
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Calling it a duplicate AND Giving an answer

Reasonable people may differ as to whether a given question is or is not a 'duplicate' in many cases, but is not inconsistent with the Stack Exchange "philosophy" to Both vote to close a question as a ...
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This doesn’t seem [professional] …

As an outsider, I wanted to gauge whether career questions are on-topic here (due to an off-topic question asked on a site I moderate). Turns out they aren’t. However, before I found that, I stumbled ...
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Add the word “cook” or “cooking” to the site description on Stack Exchange sites list

I was looking for a cooking SE site a few times in the last years, and I just found it this week - how come? I searched the words food / cook in the Stack Exchange All Sites list, and not for the word ...
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Regarding the fruit punch Gatorade question

My fruit punch Gatorade question was closed as off-topic. If I remove the bit about cancer would my question then be on-topic? 🤔 Also, not sure what the moderator, rumtscho, meant by "...
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Why was my lettuce - e.coli question deleted?

My lettuce - e.coli question got deleted but isn't food safety on-topic here? For example, this Meta discussion would indicate that my question was on-topic, answered by cascabel: Is answering &...
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Is the “low quality answer” review queue serving any useful purpose?

Periodically I get prompted to review "low quality answers". It's not clear to me what I'm looking for here or expected to do, so I basically end up skipping everything or marking it "looks OK". The ...
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Can we take questions about sous vide time/temperature?

Today we got this question about sous vide pork belly where the OP has explicitly said they're not looking for recipes, just times/temperatures. Of course, times/temperatures are often given as part ...
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Is answering “Is it Dangerous” (even in the negative) Medical Advice?

Looking at question Are ground bottle gourd and snake gourd seeds edible? OP concludes his question "Is this dangerous to eat?" I'm reasonably sure the answer is "No"...but does that violate our ...
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Are food regulations on topic?

I might have dietary restrictions that affect my choice of ingredients. Many countries have regulatory bodies (like the FDA in America) that encourage or require food vendors to respect these ...
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What (if anything) do we do about answers to “method” questions that seem to be “my recipe works, here it is”?

How do you make Yorkshire Puddings rise reliably? This question was recently answered with an answer that reads: I use one cup plain flour, 3/4 cup of milk, 2 eggs, salt & pepper, then approx ...
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2018 Community Moderator Election Results

Seasoned Advice's fifth moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the new moderator is: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank them for ...
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Is rhubarb a fruit (for the purposes of tags here)? And related fruit-tag questions

A misclick took me to the fruit tag, which has the definition: Refers to the culinary definition of fruit: a sweet seed-containing part of a plant that is commonly eaten raw. That seems like a ...

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