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just answer the question

Would it be too much to ask for an answer to my question, rather than multiple posts of answers I didn't ask for! I did not get an answer to my question about it being a foregone conclusion that the ...
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Is this question on-topic?

This question struck me as very unusual when compared to our other questions: Does handling a lot of flour cause fingernails to break? (unedited title was simply "Bread baking fanatic") What does ...
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Rewording questions on “Why do people do X”

Sometimes we get a question worded like "why do chefs do " when the OP really means "does doing X have any benefits". I feel that the difference between the two is important and goes well beyond ...
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Can I promote my own products here?

Can anybody tell me if a person is allowed promote (advertise) their own software to do with cooking on the site? I can't seem to find that answer.
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Is this question still primarily opinion-based?

I asked a question on chili peppers that was placed on hold as opinion-based. To myself and others it clearly was not, even especially after I edited it. No one commented why they feel it is still ...
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Has anybody else received abusive comments that were later edited or deleted?

On at least two occasions recently, a user (different users) left a totally inappropriate comment only to quickly edit it. In these particular cases the intended recipient was notified and saw the ...
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Are “how to use up a lot of [x] ingredient” questions on-topic?

I can't seem to find any guidelines on this, but I seem to recall seeing a few questions back in the early days of the "I just came into a large quantity of [x]. How do I use it up?" ilk. Are those ...
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2016 Community Moderator Election Results

Seasoned Advice's fourth moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the new moderator is: She'll be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank her for volunteering,...
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Are “how can I modify my recipe to achieve X” questions off-topic?

I have a recipe that I want to modify to make it more fluffy/modify the flavors of, and I'm curious whether the modifications I plan to attempt will have my desired effect. I'm worried, however, that ...
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Should we delete the tag [uk]?

uk exists, and is often used for shopping-recommendations for people from the UK. However, this tag is not saying much as is. Do you agree it could be deleted? Sidenote: english-cuisine exists if ...
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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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Should we combine or totally separate the tags [salt] and [seasoning]?

These two tags are somewhat redundant as written: salt: Questions about the use of culinary salt in the kitchen. seasoning: Questions about the use of salt, spices and other flavorings to ...
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What should we do with answers in comments on questions?

The intent on StackExchange sites is certainly that answers are posted as answers, and comments are used for less permanent things. As the placeholder text for comments on questions says: Use ...
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using other languages

I see there are rules against other language use. I think it would serve the international character of this site well to allow QandA in languages non english speakers can understand. I do not see how ...
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Is it allowed to write about health benefits of food as a justification?

Recently I gave an answer to the question What can I do with vegetable water?. In that now-deleted answer, I explained about the pros and cons of keeping boiled water. When deleting, one of the ...
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2016 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
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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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Where did the chat room shortcuts go?

Can't find the links to chat anymore. Where did they go? Used to have it on the side bar but now it's gone and I have no idea where to go to find it. This site seems to have a lot of problems!
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Why are hangovers off-topic?

This question asking for details of the biological/chemical causes of hangovers, and what causes variations in their severity, was closed as off-topic, with it being deemed a health question. What ...
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2016 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

In connection with the moderator elections, we will be holding a Q&A with the candidates. This will be an opportunity for members of the community to pose questions to the candidates on the topic ...
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Migrating questions to and from coffee.stackexchange.com

Corresponding post on coffee: https://coffee.meta.stackexchange.com/q/1169/230 https://coffee.stackexchange.com/ has now been in beta for nearly a year and while they're still pretty small, questions ...
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Clarification of “Kitchen equipment” needed?

If we go by wording on the "on topic" page of our help center, the following question would be on topic: Refinishing Griswold No. 8 waffle iron handles A waffle iron is clearly a piece of kitchen ...
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Are questions on cultural differences in cooking on-topic?

I have a question regarding cultural differences concerning food safety in the US vs Europe. From my personal experience, I have the impression that people in the U.S. are a lot more concerned about ...
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2016 Community Moderator Election

The 2016 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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Rename [tag:ingredient-selection]

Well, I know that it also means the thing we want it to mean. But honestly, when a cook takes a look at it, what's the first thing that comes to mind? For me, it's clearly, "which ingredients should I ...
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Should the baguette question be closed?

A brief history of What makes baguettes in the US different from those in France?: The question was originally written in a more subjective and rant-like form, with the title "Why can't I get a good ...
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How to start cooking question

This question has been put on hold as too broad. I don't think it's too broad at all and is a valid question. I posted an answer that I thought was appropriate, and I think it's a great way to start ...
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Should ingredients be added to the tags list?

There are a lot of ingredients that are hard to find at the supermarket and don't have tags. Should these kinds of rare ingredients be added to the tags list? For example: Durian Caciocavallo ...
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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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Discussion: Should “Plant identification” questions be acceptable here?

Very infrequently we get requests from users to identify whether a plant is a specific edible plant. Most recently, this question: https://cooking.stackexchange.com/questions/63379/iis-this-mint-...
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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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Late Answers review queue is full of old answers!

I just popped into the review queues and noticed that the Late Answers queue has way more answers included than I would have expected: On digging into the queue I quickly noticed that I was seeing ...
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A design update is coming!

You may have noticed some updates to the design lately, they are part of a SE network-wide update to a new base css framework. The updates allow us to: Have sharper / more beautiful design on retina ...
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Any better name for this platform?

I've just joined this platform. Cooking is my passion. Loving the chef's hat logo, it's related to the subject but not very keen on the word 'Seasoned' and noticed the word 'cooking' had to be in ...
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What's our policy on dead links?

Every so often I stumbled on some old answer with a dead link. My OCD kicks in and I want to fix it. Sometimes I can find an Internet Archive version of the page; other times what appears to be the ...
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How to treat ImageShack

See this meta discussion. I've just approved 3 edits involving ImageShack. We have tools to look for these images (see the above discussion). The question is, how to attack this? Divide and conquer?...
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Why was this comment-flag declined?

I flagged this comment as not constructive, since it doesn't contribute anything useful to future readers. Why was my flag declined?
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Can you provide links to FDA definition of organic that work?

None of your links to FDA definition of organic work. For example: https://cooking.stackexchange.com/a/42503/1672 https://cooking.stackexchange.com/a/42544/1672
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Proper way to “fix” closed question

I messed up asking my first question on Seasoned Advice, which was rightfully put "on-hold" as off-topic. For reference: Can I use oil in marinades for dehydrated mushrooms? I think I fixed it, but ...
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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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Should we curate a list of recipe sites/ways to search for recipes?

Recipe requests are common enough that we have a custom close reason for it. Unfortunately, when we close these questions, we don't really help the user at all, not even by pointing them to a better ...
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Are minor edits accepted here if I have full edit privileges?

Several posts on meta say that edits should be substantive improvements addressing multiple issues in the post. This makes sense especially if this post is old and will be bumped although there is no ...
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Tag Cleanup - Chilli/Chili/Chiles, Pepper/Peppers/Peppercorn

Ok, there's a really old meta conversation (August 2010) that's sort of about this here: Chilli, Chili or Chile? When asking my question here I said I wasn't sure what tags I should use. But it ...
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Why is this question not closed as too broad or as opinion-based?

This is a pretty old question that came up in the active questions because someone updated their answer: What is the best way to make a perfect fried egg? It was originally asked in 2010, so long ...
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Is it appropriate to offer a bounty for an answer already given?

I've read over the general guidelines about bounties, and they mostly seem to be about drawing attention to a question and getting users motivated to write better answers. But what if a user has ...
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What auto-review comments do you use?

AutoReviewComments is an extension for Chrome or Firefox* which lets you save comments to save typing the same ones over and over again. The default ones aren't necessarily the best fit for every ...
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I was asking a question but I accidently did it under Answers, how can I rectify?

Earlier today I found your website but asked a question before I knew how it worked. See my title
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Are hospitality industry questions on-topic here?

I just started an Area 51 proposal for people working in the hospitality industry and I was wondering if questions dealing with restaurant management, menu balancing, food cost, and so on were already ...
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Are we keeping the old profile page?

I've noticed this is one of my few sites that's still using the "old" profile page. Is that by design or has the change just not happened yet? In case you're seeking opinions, I prefer it over the new ...
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Should we merge these two microwave convection questions?

There is the older Can I bake in a convection microwave? and the newer Can microwave with convection replace an actual oven?. We closed the newer as a duplicate. We have several questions on baking ...

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