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Should we shut down SA before OpenAI eats it?

Community members: OpenAI hasn't gotten to Seasoned Advice yet. However, statements by StackExchange management make it clear that it's only a matter of time. I've spent 10 years answering cooking ...
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tag synonym privilege doesn't make sense

I frequently edit questions of all kinds and sometimes I'll stumble upon some tags that don't make sense or could be merged / synonymized with another. While I have enough reputation to edit tags (not ...
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Please add "Not about cooking and eating" to close reasons

I recently voted to close a question because it was about genetics and biology, not about cooking. Looking through close reasons, I realized that "Question is not about cooking and eating food&...
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Did I do what Cascabel advised me to (maybe I didn't understand correctly what did she advise me to do)?

Did I do what Cascabel advised me to (maybe I didn't understand correctly what did she advise me to do)? On their second comment she wrote If standard, safe methods of cooking from some authority is ...
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We should be clearer about medical questions being off-topic

Requests for nutritional advice and medical information are off-topic for this board. But that's not clearly spelled out in the help docs. Suggested text: Requests for nutritional or medical advice: ...
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2023: a year in moderation

It’s that time of the year again! As we wave goodbye to last year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here might be ...
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What can I do with [Ingredient] off-topic but not mentioned in Help/on-topic

We have a clear close reason for questions asking what to do with an ingredient. Questions of the form "What can I do with [ingredient]?" are off-topic because they are subjective and lead ...
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Please don't forget to upvote questions

If questions are even reasonably acceptable -- basically, if we're going to have them open for answers -- they deserve at least a couple of upvotes. Not only is it nice to do, but the whole SE system ...
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Do we want to allow new questions about vinegar mold, or to treat them as duplicates?

One of the perennial questions we get is about mold on (self-fermented) vinegar. Just two months ago, we got a meta question listing four questions on that topic, with the meta OP having the clear ...
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What defines "opinion-based"?

As a site that depends on a little art as well as science, we need to have a broader definition of 'opinion-based' in my … errr… opinion. Take an over-simplified example. How do I get my beans softer ...
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Are these questions with contradictory answers duplicates?

I recently was trying to find whether it was safe to continue with a batch of vinegar with mold around the rim of the jar it was made in. I found four related questions: Apple cider vinegar and Blue ...
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Do we wish to be part of the 1-rep-voting test?

You have probably seen the featured Meta.SE post: Stack Exchange is piloting a new rule, where there are no reputation barriers before newly registered users can vote. They are calling for volunteer ...
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Do we need both the "cooking-safety" and "ktichen safety" tags?

There is a documented reason for having a kitchen-safety tag: it's for differentiating from food-safety questions. I today realized that we also have a cooking-safety tag, and I can't think of a good ...
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Block the "food" tag

While we are not a site for all things food, the opposite is true: if a question isn't about food, it's quite certainly not within our scope. That's why I was surprised to discover today that we have ...
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Are our mods taking part in the walkout?

Mods, Just checking if y'all are doing the walkout thing over the AI policy. Not saying you should go either way, just wanting to know if you are.
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What's the tag for washing before cooking? Please create one?

Users wrongly tagged the following [cleaning], because [cleaning] is intended For questions about cleaning kitchen equipment after use. Please also tag with type of equipment you're cleaning. Do not ...
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What is the purpose of this script posted as an answer?

There was a recent post asking about salvage of pineapple marinated tuna, which had a perfectly fine answer from FuzzyChef. However, a subsequent answer (deleted a few minutes later) from a user with ...
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Questions on food peservation methods on-topic?

I recently asked a question about food preservation methods that are not refrigeration. I was duped to a question about food safety regulations, and provided mod commentary that questions about food ...
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Why did moderator rumtscho delete links and pictures in one answer, and delete another answer completely?

I have a question about my Seasoned Advice post: What are possible substitutes for pineapple in sweet and sour pork/chicken? A picture is worth a thousand words. I showed links and pictures to prove ...
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Why are some "Manuka honey" so cheap, like $1 USD/100 g?

I have a question about my Seasoned Advice post: Why are some "Manuka honey" so cheap, like $1 USD/100 g? How can we rewrite Why are some "Manuka honey" so cheap, like $1 USD/100 ...
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How to improve post unintentionally making health claims

I have tried to answer a question whether tea filters retain vitamins or minerals in tea. When I wrote "The health benefits of green and black tea are mostly associated with their content of ...
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Should this question on the interpretation of food safety rules be reopened?

We had a question on the interpretation of USDA rules, What does the USDA mean when it says cooked (meat) is good for a range of days?. It got closed with three user votes as a duplicate on the ...
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Why are moderators allowed to be impolite?

NOTE: I will not name any names, and this mod does not have to come forward. In fact, I'd rather they didn't they've already ruined my day and the last thing I want to do is interact with them. I ...
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2022: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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What is the best way to thank a moderator?

I recently posted an answer to a new question. Shortly thereafter, a moderator deleted my answer and left a helpful comment correctly pointing out that I misinterpreted the question. I wanted to ...
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Policy on ChatGPT generated posts

A new Internet phenomenon has reached our own corner of the Stack Exchange network. Today, we had for the first time an answer which we suspect has been generated by ChatGPT. The network has been ...
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Organize a Photo Competition similar to travel.meta.stackexchange.com

Travel Meta has its monthly photo competition, check e.g. the current edition, Dec. 2022 Food looks really nice on photo and it doesn't take too much to create mouth-watering images. So I'd like to ...
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What kind of silver NONstick pan is this? Even without grease or oil, sizzling pancake batter doesn't stick to it!

I have a question about my Seasoned Advice post: What kind of silver NONstick pan is this? Even without grease or oil, sizzling pancake batter doesn't stick to it! User Ecnerwal appears to need the ...
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Is there any way to make the Chat more findable?

Seasoned Advice includes a webchat like other SEs. However, there is no way to find or navigate to the chat except to find a link from some question whose comments have been moved to chat. Given that ...
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Should restaurant practices be on-topic?

This closed question* contains a comment by @rumtscho: I’m voting to close this question because it is about the common behavior of restaurants, which is outside of our scope I don't find any prior ...
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Has the policy on link-only answers changed?

In the past, people would either downvote or attempt to fix ‘link only’ answers. How to handle these was even brought up in meta years ago: Should link-only answers be flagged? Recently, I noticed a ...
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History of Food Questions Discussion

We have a previous precedent for food history questions, which is that they are allowed: Are questions about the history of foods and cooking off-topic?, provided that the question is about food and/...
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Are questions about preservatives off-topic?

There was a recent answer which says If that were the case, adding some preservative on your own could help; but preservative dosing takes you out of the realm of Official FDA Recommendations and is ...
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Switching to 3-vote close/reopen

I'd like us to switch to three (instead of five) votes to close/reopen questions. This should allow for easier action by non-moderators; reaching five votes can be a tall order, especially in the ...
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How could we retag meta for easier use?

Meta is the repository of knowledge about the main site's policies, along with all the discussion that helped reach those points. Unfortunately, it's also pretty difficult to search, let alone to read ...
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How do we deal with problematic moderators?

We have a moderator on here who just goes and closes questions on their own whim, even going through years old questions and closing them because they don’t like the answers that were posted: How can ...
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Can I ask a question about making chocolate molds?

I'd like to make some chocolate moulds in the shape of a shop-bought chocolate bar, and thought maybe this stack would be a good place to ask about how to do that. Is this on topic for the stack?
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Was my question removed? If so, why?

I recently posted here on meta asking for us to consider why we down vote questions. I can't find it. Was it removed? Can I ask why? If, in fact, it was removed with no explanation, it sort of ...
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Why have the option to downvote a question?

This is tangentially addressed here, but it seems to me that allowing the down vote of a question only serves to discourage the asking of questions. It was the recent asking of this question (and the ...
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Why is a moderator unilaterally closing questions with existing topicality discussion?

This question was in the middle of a question about whether it was on-topic or not -- a discussion we needed to have because whether or not pet food is on topic is not addressed in our rules. Two ...
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What happened to moderator elections?

As far as I can tell, we haven't had a moderator election on SA since 2018. Is there a reason for that?
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2021: a year in moderation

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Would it be on topic for this site if I were to ask which gases are produced by spoiled food?

In my question Detecting spoiled food in a refrigerator, I am asking for a sensor to detect spoiled food in a refrigerator, so that I can build a little gadget to detect it and alert me. There are ...
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We couldn't find anything for nutri-score - Is a discussion about nutri-score off-topic here?

I'd rather ask here than post the question and have it closed. There are no results to a search for nutri-score. I have just moved out of home and am starting my first attempts at cooking. Is this ...
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Do we want to unpin the accepted answer from the top?

Stack Overflow has changed the way the answers are sorted: We no longer pin the accepted answer (with the green checkmark) to the top of the list of answers. By default, we now sort strictly by votes ...
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Why were all but one answer deleted on this question?

@rumtscho deleted all but one answer on this question: Is there some "trick" to be able to eat jalapenos without getting an "upset stomach"? Why? None of the other answers look ...
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Close - Duplicate, when more recent question is more useful

Came across this in the review queue: Can I freeze cream? It was VTC - Duplicate of Can I freeze bagna cauda (cream)? Now, both these questions are rather simple, but they do have pretty specific ...
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Why was this question about Neapolitan pizza ingredients closed?

I recently asked a question about Neapolitan pizza ingredients: What toppings can be added when cooking a traditional Neapolitan pizza?. I had a lengthy discussion with a mod in the comments, who was ...
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Any policy on good edits with bad comments?

I just reviewed an edit where the actual edit was good, but the comment that came with the edit was borderline offensive. Photo of the edit with its comment below. What I did was accept the edit and ...
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Is even asking whether two eatables are different in terms of nutrition off-topic?

I asked this question and got it closed. Let X and Y are two substances. Is it off-topic to ask whether X and Y are nutritionally different or not. The answer can be either yes or no. I am not asking ...
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