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Seasoned Advice updated site theme is ready for testing!

As part of implementing the new unified themes across the network, we're gradually rolling out updated site themes for each site. As of today, we have enabled your updated site theme for testing. If ...
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Should I delete a wrong answer when there is a correct answer

This question asked "What is this thing?" My answer was "I think it's a foo." Someone else answered "It's a bar". They are right. I have seen What should I do if I decided my upvoted answer is ...
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I'm having trouble formulating a cooking energy-efficiency question. Any suggestions?

For a while I've been thinking off-and-on about energy efficiency in cooking, partly prompted by camping methods, but more in the context of domestic frugality. Some methods are obvious, like lids on ...
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Do we want to answer individual “how much alcohol is left in this dish” questions?

We have an old question Cooking away alcohol that gives general knowledge about the evaporation rates of alcohol. The answers there are quite extensive. We also get, every now and then, new ...
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Which stack website do I ask questions about agriculture or farming homegrown food advice

I started growing my pineapple plant crown from a dole pineapple that I bought at the grocery store 3 months ago. It is growing bigger and healthy everyday that goes by.
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Should we provide instructions in simple English?

Occasionally we get new users that apparently are struggling with the English language and the rules of the site. I have the feeling that simply pointing them to the Tour and Help Center is not really ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2018

It's almost February in 2018, which isn't supposed to be the proper time to cycle these, but for this year it'll be once again, so we'll be refreshing the Community Promotion Ads for this year now! ...
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A day without food safety questions

I just noticed that today -- Wednesday October 24th, 2018 -- when I opened up "new questions", there were the usual 25 most recent questions on the page, and not one of them was about food safety or ...
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What makes a burger a [tag:burger]?

When reviewing suggested edits, I saw a proposed edit to add the tag hamburgers to a question about a salmon "burger". I've had salmon burgers, turkey burgers, veggie burgers, venison burgers. So a ...
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How Black&White are the language rules on Seasoned Advice?

I've always been aware that, as a general rule, only English answers are allowed on the entire SE network, but I've recently posted an English answer containing quite a few non-English terms... As a ...
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What are the guidelines for questions about nutrition / nutritional content?

The FAQ states that 'General health and diet issue (e.g. "Is cauliflower healthy?")' questions are off-topic. This answer backs that up. This question (Google's cache for non-10K folks) about ...
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Is it allowed to tell OPs to google for recipes instead?

So I found this answer, downvoted and left a comment so the OP can edit their question but they're referring to google for recipe searching as this is not a recipe-writing site. On my main site (...
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Synonymize “crockpot” tag to “slow-cooker”? (It's a bit complicated)

Crock-Pot is the brand name of a particular manufacturer of slow cooker. We shouldn't be using the brand name in our tags since only people familiar with that specific brand will be able to find the ...
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Are full-coverage questions welcome?

Does questions that asks for a full-coverage of some small topic are welcome, or they will be considered too broad, and it's better to split them into multiple questions? For example, a question ...
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Calling it a duplicate AND Giving an answer

Reasonable people may differ as to whether a given question is or is not a 'duplicate' in many cases, but is not inconsistent with the Stack Exchange "philosophy" to Both vote to close a question as a ...
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This doesn’t seem [professional] …

As an outsider, I wanted to gauge whether career questions are on-topic here (due to an off-topic question asked on a site I moderate). Turns out they aren’t. However, before I found that, I stumbled ...
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What are restaurant-mimicry questions?

It can seem that "restaurant mimicry" questions are requests for recipes. What is the difference, and how can we write restaurant mimicry questions which don't get closed?
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Regarding the fruit punch Gatorade question

My fruit punch Gatorade question was closed as off-topic. If I remove the bit about cancer would my question then be on-topic? 🤔 Also, not sure what the moderator, rumtscho, meant by "...
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Why was my lettuce - e.coli question deleted?

My lettuce - e.coli question got deleted but isn't food safety on-topic here? For example, this Meta discussion would indicate that my question was on-topic, answered by cascabel: Is answering &...
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Is the “low quality answer” review queue serving any useful purpose?

Periodically I get prompted to review "low quality answers". It's not clear to me what I'm looking for here or expected to do, so I basically end up skipping everything or marking it "looks OK". The ...
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Is answering “Is it Dangerous” (even in the negative) Medical Advice?

Looking at question Are ground bottle gourd and snake gourd seeds edible? OP concludes his question "Is this dangerous to eat?" I'm reasonably sure the answer is "No"...but does that violate our ...
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Can we take questions about sous vide time/temperature?

Today we got this question about sous vide pork belly where the OP has explicitly said they're not looking for recipes, just times/temperatures. Of course, times/temperatures are often given as part ...
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Are food regulations on topic?

I might have dietary restrictions that affect my choice of ingredients. Many countries have regulatory bodies (like the FDA in America) that encourage or require food vendors to respect these ...
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A note from your moderator team

Some of you may have noticed that Jolenealaska currently doesn't have a diamond. Unfortunately, she has some stressful ongoing health issues that are consuming much of her time and energy, so she's ...
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What (if anything) do we do about answers to “method” questions that seem to be “my recipe works, here it is”?

How do you make Yorkshire Puddings rise reliably? This question was recently answered with an answer that reads: I use one cup plain flour, 3/4 cup of milk, 2 eggs, salt & pepper, then approx ...
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2018 Community Moderator Election Results

Seasoned Advice's fifth moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the new moderator is: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank them for ...
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2018 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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Is rhubarb a fruit (for the purposes of tags here)? And related fruit-tag questions

A misclick took me to the fruit tag, which has the definition: Refers to the culinary definition of fruit: a sweet seed-containing part of a plant that is commonly eaten raw. That seems like a ...
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We need to make our tags consistant by picking a country's terminology to use for them

After the success of my query about the chili-peppers tag and how to improve it, I'd like to try another tag clean-up but this one's a little bit bigger. In fact, this one already has 2010 and 2011 ...
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Questions pointing to video recipe (only) should be closed?

This question points to a Youtube video recipe. There is no recipe (not even a part) in the text of the question. IMO it should be closed (most likely as Unclear what you're asking). Like answers, ...
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2018 Community Moderator Election

The 2018 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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2018 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

Seasoned Advice is scheduled for an election next week, February 12th. In connection with that, we will be holding a Q&A with the candidates. This will be an opportunity for members of the ...
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Why was my answer deleted

Why was my answer to this question deleted by a moderator? For non-moderator do you think this should have been deleted? It is a direct answer to the stated question. I use finely chopped ...
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Suggestion to merge “knife” into “knives”

We use the plural form of nouns in tagging. Due to the non-standard pluralization, the system didn't prevent the creation of the knife tag but it should be merged into and a synonym of knives, which ...
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Is this cooking-adjacent question on-topic?

Is Which killing method of the lobster would cause the least pain and distress? on topic? It's clearly related to cooking, but: the subject matter is far from normal cooking expertise (actually ...
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Is the question on cooking turning food unsafe clear enough?

We have a recent question, Is anything made less safe by cooking?. I liked it at first, thinking it might bring to light interesting edge cases. However, seeing the comments and answers, I am very ...
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What to do about repeat answers?

Often when going thru the First Posts and Late Answers queue, I find that people frequently will give an answer that is completely covered by the other answers, like this one: I have found that if ...
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I wrote an answer that got downvoted

Should I ask in the comments for the reason, or is Meta the better place? For bonus meta points, I’d like to know how to phrase an answer so that It doesn’t get downvoted. Thanks
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Any way to .. refuse my answer to be accepted (green-checkmarked)?

Concerned about this regarding my answer to Can I save peanut oil from turkey fryer after rain?. It is not the best answer, since it describes no method to make the oil safe, just the fact that the ...
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Pregnancy (and other conditions relevant to food safety) and closing questions

I'm curious about the close vote for this question. I absolutely understand why the question is bad as it was posed: we cannot know why this particular woman made a particular request. However, I'm ...
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Ways of nudging a misplaced sub-question into its own post?

Example: User "Samir Patel"'s first question as a new user today. Deleted as it should have been since it was attached as an answer to another question, however it would have made a very answerable ...
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Questions with a false premise.

When I read Irish cream liqueur I was at a loss as to whether or not to answer or vote to close the question. Ultimately I chose to offer an answer, but only because some commercial brands did list ...
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Censorship on such an uncontroversial subject

I greatly suspect that this will not get through, but nothing is worse than self-elected censors. My post about the French passoir conique, a real-life unobjectionable object, was subjected to heavy-...
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What's more important, the title question or the question and concerns as asked in the body?

If an answer answers concerns posed in the question, and/or the question posed in the body, but does not answer the question as posed in the title, is it an acceptable answer?
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Resource for how different ingredients affect baking

Is the following question on-topic? Is there a good resource for how various common baking ingredients interact? For instance, I have a recipe which calls for creamed cottage cheese, and I'd like to ...
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Are comments like “this would do better on X.stackexchange” helpful?

We recently had a question, Why are the corks of some of my Muscat wines popping out?. And the first comment was, This would do better on homebrewing.se This is a pattern we see frequently - as ...
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Should a question about cookies tagged with both “cookies” and “biscuits”? [duplicate]

If a question is about cookies, is it correct to tag it with cookies and biscuits?
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Which countries are acceptable sources for food safety standards to reference?

Food safety standards of countries differ slightly: For example, some know a strict 2h rule, others a 2h/4h immediate rule. Some assume 4°C refrigeration, others 8°C. Some ingredients are considered ...
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What's the deal with open-ended questions?

There's a "too broad" close reason, for sure. And when voting to close, people sometimes to say "poll" questions are bad, and often mention something about "one correct answer" - what's the deal with ...
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What to do with dangerous wrong answer other than commenting?

Some of you might have seen this question coming. I am referring to the Boil an egg in the microwave shell-on question. I have no issue with wrong answers except when it is one with potentially ...