Given our discussion of nutrition related questions, I have written a wiki for the tag. Since this is a complex area, I invite everyone to review.


  • thank you for the nice write-up!
    – rumtscho Mod
    Commented Jul 30, 2013 at 15:12
  • Very nice! That's an accurate description of where we draw the line. I just made a few small tweaks to the formatting and the language ("bad" vs. "off-topic" questions).
    – Aaronut
    Commented Jul 30, 2013 at 23:57
  • Just to nitpick: Can't "Which types of food contain oligosaccharides?" be seen as a not-constructive question?
    – Mien
    Commented Aug 9, 2013 at 22:58
  • @Mien I think the key there is types - just asking for a general category not a list of everything?
    – Cascabel Mod
    Commented Aug 10, 2013 at 15:45
  • Sure, I wasn't totally sure. In my opinion, wikis should be 100% clear. Nevertheless, OP did a really good job.
    – Mien
    Commented Aug 11, 2013 at 15:40

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I think given that three mods have looked at it, we can say woohoo, good job! In addition to Aaronut's tweaks, I mentioned in the excerpt that "is this healthy" questions are off topic, on the off chance that people as they tag their questions do see that.

  • I am accepting only so the community process won't keep bumping this to the top.
    – SAJ14SAJ
    Commented Sep 7, 2013 at 12:49

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