I've gathered that swapping recipes might not fit with the remit of the site. Is this true, and if so why?
Meta thread with all the discussion you might want:
This site will only work if we get high quality questions which will attract and challenge high quality expert answerers. If recipe swaps are allowed then this will create 'noise' in the questions and this will put off experts.
There are already plenty of recipe swap sites. Use them, if that is what you want.
If you want answers then come here, and use this site.
Unless we get good, regular, questions we will not attract the experts. If there are high quality, timely answers then people will come here to ask the questions.
It doesn't need to be polluted by pointless discussions which have no answer which distract from the main point of the site.
That's the theory, as I understand it. I have to admit though it's difficult not to get drawn in to the tempting discussion based questions though.
From the FAQ :
What kind of questions should I not ask here?
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