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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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Can we clarify questions that mention nutrition...again?

I realize a couple of folks have discussed this. However, that discussion does not resolve the issue for me. Here's why: A question was recently asked about nixtmalization and nutrition. It was ...
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Arbitrary question-closing practices on the cooking site by which standard just about any question would qualify to close as "recipe"

I had my question What is the process of obaining a quality traditional Romanian smântână from raw milk? closed, and this is not the first time I had a question closed on very thin ...
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What to do about the questions with lots of extraneous pictures and links to blog posts

I have noticed a few users posting low quality questions containing links to blogs, links to restaurants, and lots of pointless pictures. Example Example What should we do about them? Edit to remove ...
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Doesn't reduction unnecessarily waste resources?

A moderator closed Doesn't reduction unnecessarily waste resources?. How can I make it not opinion-based pls?
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How should we flag suspiciously low quality questions?

I've noticed a stream of extremely low quality questions recently that seem to be properly formed with fair grammar, but are frankly absurd. (Of the formula "I did this totally bad thing that I know ...
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Can replace a tag I accidentally created?

I tried to tag a post "Flint's", and I got "flint" and "s" instead. I tried to delete the tags and enter "flints", but Stack Exchange says it's too close to "flint" and won't let me do it.
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Why is "leftovers" a tag-synonym for "culinary-uses" if the description for culinary uses explicitly says it's not for leftovers?

DO NOT use for everyday ingredients, leftovers, etc - this is off topic. First (and only) tag that comes up if you type in "leftov."
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How does Seasoned Advice categorise 'basic customer support' questions & how to handle them?

My Stack Exchange background is really on the 'computing' sites, Ask Different & Super User. I'm aware that different stacks have different requirements for off-topic, but searching Meta here for '...
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Blending peeled raw whole fruits (unfiltered) v. eating them whole?

How can I make Blending peeled raw whole fruits (unfiltered) v. eating them whole? on topic pls? Even if 1 is too subjective, 2 is objective.
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Community Promotion Ads — 2020

2020 has come! But… oops, where did the time go? It’s already March! Belated as it is, it’s time for a refresh of Community Promotion Ads! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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Really good answers that are not accepted?

I frequently come across a question that was asked years ago, for which someone wrote a really good answer, but the answer was never "accepted". In some cases, the answer would make an excellent ...
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Merge / synonymise [fat] + [fats]

I found fat with 25 questions and fats with 139, can a mod merge both? Perhaps keeping fats since it has more questions, with a nice description it can become a tag for asking about the use of ...
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What are the differences between [allowed-topics] and [scope]?

I see that we have two meta tags that are similar, if not synonym: allowed-topics and scope. Are they really different? If not, should we merge them? See also on Meta Stack Exchange: What is the ...
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Are questions about food criticism on-topic?

Some concepts that related to food critic such as gastronomy, food studies, culinary arts also seem to be absent in here. The What topics can I ask about here? doesn't explicitly mention this topic. ...
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Considering leaving Stack Exchange

I've been considering writing about this for a while, particularly as I haven't seen any discussion on this particular community about the larger goings-on at SE and Meta. I had heard various ...
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2019: 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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Botulism questions

I have seen quite a few questions recently about the safety of using garlic and olive oil together. I know there are (viable) concerns about making your own garlic oil with peeled garlic toes and ...
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How long is to long to wait to accept an answer?

I asked a question and it may be a while before I make the recipe again to test out the answer. There are also multiple answers that need testing to find the best one. How long is it acceptable to ...
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Why are there separate pickles and pickling tags?

I came across a question tagged both pickles and pickling. Pickles has no tag wiki / usage guidance, and 19 questions. Pickling has "Preserving food by immersion in vinegar or brine" which is just a ...
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Why doesn't this site come with a body-positivity disclaimer?

I've been thinking about why I found this site so very unhelpful and realized that this is because of the implied body-positivity of this SE. This should be made more explicit to improve user ...

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