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I've followed the rules, I've even edited but still put on hold - what gives?

So, I followed the rules, I even edited. But still the 'powers that be', even one of them stated clearly that they have 'special powers', have, in their wisdom put me on hold! They don't like my ...
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Comment on deleted answer

I made an answer on this question to the effect of "you don't, but it's safe" Someone commented on it but the answer has been deleted. How can I view that comment?
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Should very old questions be closed as duplicates of FAQ posts (if appropriate)?

A new question was posted today that was a clear duplicate of the How do I know if food left at room temperature is still safe to eat? Question... Said question included a link to a similar old ...
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Why was this ingredient subsitution question closed?

This is a meta discussion about the closure of this question. It was closed as "primarily opinion-based," but I think this is the question to be asked and answered in order to make an informed ...
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Do questions have to be completely identical to be closed as duplicates?

The close reason is called "exact duplicate" and the banner says: This question has been asked before and already has an answer. If those answers do not fully address your question, please ask a ...
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Close questions that are too localised

I came across this question today: Can I store a fresh turkey in my garage for a few days?, and it just made me wonder if questions like these should be closed. It is such a specific and localised ...
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Should we revise the recipe recommendation close reason to include menu planning?

Recipe recommendations and menu planning essentially have the same problem on different scales. With recipe recommendations, there are a lot of different variations on a given recipe. With menu ...
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Should we start closing substitution requests without a recipe?

Every now and then, we get a question like this one: Alternatives suggestions to apples and bananas As you are aware, lots of recipes call for apples, applesauce, bananas but I am severely ...
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But I already ate it! (Should this question be closed?)

Should this question be closed? Is an unrefrigerated canned ham safe to eat? If it (and the inevitable future questions like it) should be closed, can we add the poison control line to our list of ...
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Close vote - belongs on another site - needs ability to pick target site

The close vote dialog currently only permits our own meta to be chosen of the "this question belongs on another site" reason. It really should let any appropriate SE site be nominated, but should ...
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When are substitution questions too broad?

This question about vegan substitutions for oysters was closed, and after editing, a user pointed out that it is still very broad. There are, however, many broad substitution questions. Are there ...
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What custom close reasons might we want?

As discussed on meta.stackoverflow, we may soon have a few custom close reasons, in addition to all the canned ones. A short summary of the setup we'll be looking at: "unclear what you're asking", "...
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What are some good pre-canned close comments for new users?

New users often don't understand some of the quirks of our community and ask questions or provide answers that get closed or deleted because they don't adhere to our site standards and / or community ...
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How similar does a question need to be to be closed as a duplicate?

I've noticed this a couple of times recently. There have been a number of steak questions, specifically Cooking steak on the grill, where I feel like the information has all been well trodden on the ...
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Should questions about serving (rather than cooking) food be allowed?

This is partially inspired by the fried egg question which was closed. The question is: do we want questions about food presentation, or even preparation final touches, to be considered off-topic? ...
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Closed by the FAQ, but mostly good qulaity answers anyway. What to do?

What to do with day-old cooked rice? is a closed question as it is a "no answer" question It survived long enough to get 9 answers, most of which are good answers. The voting seems to just indicate ...