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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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Must marinate squid with Five Spices before cooking?

Why Must marinate squid with Five Spices before cooking? closed as Requests for recipe recommendations are off-topic; everyone has their own favorites. However, if you have a recipe already you can ...
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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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How poorly do Vitamix blenders grate/shred/slice winter squashes?

How poorly do Vitamix blenders grate/shred/slice winter squashes? pertains to just Vitamix blenders, and so is more specific than Blender vs food processor vs juicer. I'm uncertain how my post ...
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For a mod other user was rude. I objected but now my post is gone. Why is my post unable to be edited without peer review?

Why is my post not listed under my questions? Why can’t I delete it? I tried to put this in meta, but the site won't let me ask a question there. I was NOT permitted to add a comment to any post ...
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How do I determine if my knife must be honed and/or sharpened?

I don't think How do I determine if my knife must be honed and/or sharpened? duplicates How to test that a knife is sharp enough?? In the former, I'm asking when to use a honing steel vs. a whetstone/...
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UI | Red Dot Meaning

I'm not sure if this is the right spot for this question, but today I noticed that I had a red dot in my Review Tasks --- I don't know what this means. Can anyone give some insights??? Now this ...
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Is asking for reliable sources taboo here?

Is asking for reliable sources taboo here? I have no other way to explain why my question got four downvotes (and the answer got two). When it comes to food safety, I'm just not very interested in ...
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Can a “Shelf-life” synonym tag to “Storage-lifetime” be created?

While editing a new question, I wanted to add the "shelf-life" tag. There is no such tag (I should know this by now, having tried to use it several times.) Eventually I found the "Storage-lifetime" ...
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Serial Posting Questions with Bounties

I have noticed this trend on other sites too, but it bothers me most here (not getting into why). There is a particular user or two, who post questions (often riddled with links and specificity). They ...
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A bookmark option would be great

Often, a question that I can relate to, found its answers and I wish I could keep it somewhere for my future reference but, as is now, I can't store it in a library conveniently.
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Should I answer my question

Since posting a question I discovered AN answer (basically re-read the recipe!!) and posted a comment to that effect; hoping that others would give their opinion on the topic (for or against what the ...
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People behavior : newcomer answer destroyed because it's not a comment, but he can't wrote comment on other posts because he has 1 reputation point

A newcommer helped us on a post on SeasonnedAdvice : A strange cooker or fait-tout or... what can it be?. Because it was is first post on StackExchange, he wasn't able to post a comment with 1 ...
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Posts being edited that do not substantially improve and necro a post?

I have noticed lately that there have been a number of old, low vote number (<1) posts re-appearing at the top of the forum. This is also happening to some recent highly voted posts. It would seem ...
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Right Place for Discussion - Meal Prep

First off, let me start by saying this is my first post on ANY Meta page so if this is off-topic or not the right place, let me know and I can delete it. I was wondering if Seasoned Advice was the ...
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What to do when I disagree with a mod about a question marked as duplicate?

Here's the question: How long is raw (unrendered) beef suet is good for in the fridge? Please read it full. The mod closed it as duplicate. But that question has no answer whatsover. In the comments ...
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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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