I voted to close this question, as it is a call for recipe swapping, which we have in our faq as off-topic: What should our FAQ contain?

I'd like to know if I was appropriate in my comments. I said:

Hi Octonion, welcome to the site! I voted to close this question because we consider recipe requests to be off-topic. If you have any questions, look here: meta.cooking.stackexchange.com/questions/110/…

Is there anything else I should have added? Should I have waited longer before voting to close? Any general tips about close etiquette would be appreciated.

  • Seems sufficient.
    – hobodave
    Commented Jul 16, 2010 at 23:27
  • I noticed you left a similar comment on a recently-closed question. Be aware that the "@" is not necessary when replying to a post from the person to whom you're replying. Users always get notifications of comments on their own questions/answers.
    – Aaronut
    Commented Jul 24, 2010 at 12:50
  • @Aaronaught, thanks. Commented Jul 24, 2010 at 13:05

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Funny enough, I saw your comment on that question, and I thought, "Oh, okay - that's what you're supposed to do when you vote to close a question." You did such a great job addressing the issue with kindness and a reference link, that I took it for the accepted standard.

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