I love the idea of a cooking Stack Overflow, but this place is kind of a ghost town. I've been lurking for awhile, participating a bit, and not seeing any improvement.
At the same time, it seems like a large percentage of the posts here get shut down for not being the right type of question. Generally they're not one with a factual answer, but rather opinion questions like "what should I do with this herb mix I got."
I'm afraid that closing these questions is seriously hampering growth. The rules for what is acceptable are probably great for regular Stack Overflow, but cooking isn't programming, and the people who cook (and want to read about it on the net) aren't programmers. A lot of them are just looking for ideas.
I feel we should consider allowing all cooking-related questions. I, for one, am at least as interested in what one should do with some spare marjoram as I am at what temperature I should bake a certain cookie. I think a lot of other people are too.
I hope this is the right place to post this. If not please feel free to put it where it belongs. I know little about how the community works here, I'd just like to see this place get off the ground.