Questions tagged [discussion]

The question you're asking is designed to solicit opinions or best-practices on a particular topic, with the goal of reaching community consensus.

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Horse / dog / pet preparation questions

I thought this showed up as one of the example questions during the proposal phase, but can't recall the outcome (if there was one): is meat from animals Americans keep as pets considered "food" for ...
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When should I retag a question?

This retagging privilege page - https://cooking.stackexchange.com/privileges/retag-questions - has a section called "When should I retag a question". I was hoping for an answer to the question I'm ...
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The End of a Contest and Beginning of Something Else

What's going on? I'm going to pull the plug on the Weekly Topic Contest as a Stack Exchange organized and funded activity. Effective tomorrow, July 10, 2012, I will no longer be running a weekly ...
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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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does “this will kill you” count as a flag reason?

This answer is dangerously unsafe. Is it valid to flag such a post as needing moderator attention?
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Moderator Nominations

Stemming from this question on the webapps meta: https://webapps.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/271/moderator-nominations , I believe it's time to start nominating moderators. Copied as a template ...
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American or British Spelling for Tags?

I recently had a question retagged from "Yogurt" the American spelling to "yoghurt" the British one. I can see this easily becoming a fairly epic war. As an American I was momentarily infuriated by ...
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What kind of “how to use ingredient X” questions are appropriate?

This is in regard to a question I just posted: Recommended cooking uses for applejack? . It's a "how can I use ingredient X" question, which I imagine we'll see a lot of. It's an area of perennial ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2012 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Community Promotion Ads - 2013 We didn't get much mileage out of the last one, but nevertheless, Community Ads remain an available avenue for you to promote interesting items ...
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Should restriction geography questions be duplicates?

Based on this question I think its worth a discussion about whether a question about Substitute for [X] in [Y] should duplicate Substitute for [X] questions?
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Community Promotion Ads - 2013 [duplicate]

As it is December 2012, we are now going to reset our Community Promotion Ads for the new year. I won't let such things as "No ads anyway" stop me! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community ...
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Should I answer my own questions immediately?

It's definitely a great thing to answer your own question, as mentioned in the faq. This is more about etiquette: if I ask a question and think I know the answer, should I post it immediately? Some ...
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2013 Moderator Election - Town Hall Chat Digest

The following is a "digest" version of the 2013 Moderator Election Town Hall Chat. The format, as described on Meta Stack Overflow, is one answer to this question for every question asked in the Town ...
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Tags that might be meta, indirect, or subjective

This post is to collect tags which are controversial. Please comment, or start an answer for specific entries. If you like the tag, vote it up. If you don't like the tag, vote it down.
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What's the point of cooking.stackexchange.com? I find it useless so far. [closed]

I asked this question. https://cooking.stackexchange.com/questions/5998/what-is-your-favorite-thing-to-add-to-green-tea hobodave called it a 'getting to know you' question and suggests that cooking....
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Why is “what is a sub for parsley” ok but “what goes with green tea” not?

Possible Duplicate: What's the point of cooking.stackexchange.com? I find it useless so far. See Also: What's the difference between these two "list of X" questions This question has ...
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Design Ideas for Cooking Site

Hi all. I'm Jin and I'll be working on the designs for the Stack Exchange sites as they graduate from the beta phase. Each site will have its own unique theme that will reflects its topic. However, ...
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Is this site going to become Seasoned Advice? If so, when? [closed]

For those who aren't aware, the Web Apps beta graduated the other day and became Nothing to Install. Well, until it was reverted <24 hours later. There's lots of detail over on this Meta Web Apps ...
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Can I ask about recipe modification or flavor pairings?

I have a question about modifying a recipe ("what can I add to X?") or flavor pairing ("what tastes good with X?" - can I ask it here? Note: this is a summary of "Should 'what can I add to X' ...
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Seasoned Advice swag for top users

As a thank you for being awesome, if you have at least 950 reputation and are on page 1 or page 2 of … https://cooking.stackexchange.com/users?tab=reputation&filter=all … we'll be ...
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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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I just discovered the site and want to say something. What should I do?

I am glad that you want to participate. You are certainly welcome. But I want to point out that there are some rules you may find strange at first, especially if you are only accustomed to discussion ...
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Can we handle questions about diabetic-friendly food?

A recent question: potato and carrot dumpling,how would you make it diabetic frendly? I don't think this is the first to ask for diabetic-friendly modifications to a recipe. Is this well-defined ...
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Chilli, Chili or Chile?

When asking my question here I said I wasn't sure what tags I should use. I then found my use of the word "chillis" renamed to "chiles" by someone. To me (British FYI), "chile" looks like is ...
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What sources are considered authoritative, on “Seasoned Advice”?

Which sources are considered authoritative, for questions asked on Seasoned Advice?
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“What should i cook” type questions

Yesterday, this question was asked: How can I create a varied (or at least tasty) menu for a 12 day hike whilst using as few ingredients as possible? It was closed by a moderator, with the comment: ...
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Hostile Atmosphere

This isn't actually a question -- it's just an observation I'm putting out here for moderators to contemplate. I find cooking.SE the one and only SE site where the experience is decidedly negative, ...
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2011 Moderator Election - Town Hall Chat: midnight UTC on 16th (7pm EST on the 15th!) - now!

In connection with the moderator elections, we will be holding a Town Hall Chat session with the candidates. This will be an opportunity for members of the community to pose questions to the ...
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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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Combine all the comments add up to an answer?

thick, crunchy, fluffy corn flakes breading I'd like to consolidate the comments into one answer, but only a couple of the comments are mine. Would it be appropriate to use the wiki option for this?
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Should we lean more heavily to editing questions vs. closing them?

In the parsley/tea thread, we've been having an active and interesting discussion about whether certain questions are on topic or off, and whether they have objective or subjective answers. I wanted ...
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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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Community Promotion Ads - 2015

The dawn of a new year, 2015, now approaches, or has already approached, either way it means that it is now time to reset our Community Promotion Ads! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2016

It's 2016 now, and we've made some changes to the sidebar size. As such, we can now restart the Community Promotion Ads for 2016! Keep in mind, we have updated some of the guidelines compared to ...
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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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What defines 'too localized'?

I made some comments on this question for which I attracted a bit of stick (maybe quite rightly) for suggesting that as it was about a dish prepared in a few places in North America that it violated ...
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How can we make substitution questions more helpful?

There seem to be lots of questions asking for ingredient substitutions. What guidance should we give to make it easier for the askers to give the right information, so that they can get helpful ...
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Tag policy for regionally-ambiguous food names?

A previous question came up on meta about "cookies" vs. "biscuits" - one which I answered but was ultimately unsatisfied even with my own answer. It occurred to me today (and I'm actually surprised ...
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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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Are food safety questions a liability?

There's been a number of questions of the "is this safe to eat?" variety. I admit, I replied to the one on cheese, but I'm starting to think that these may have liability issues -- if someone says it'...
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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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Questions about foraging

I guess this would be a "sub-question" to Food questions not related to how to cook, but, do we/should we allow questions regarding foraging / identifying food growing wild. There's a lot of food ...
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Why are we calling it a moderator “nomination” when it amounts to volunteering?

Since there's a moderator election about to happen here on sa.se, and since I've been wondering this in general for se sites... doesn't the word nomination seem inaccurate? Shouldn't it be labeled as ...
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Seasoned Advice Moderator Cards

We recently printed some business cards for our Stack Exchange employees and they turned out great. It got us thinking: our sites' moderators have been working hard to keep our sites high quality for ...
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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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Should cooking with drugs (legal or illegal) questions be on topic?

Should cooking with drugs (such as this question - especially before the edit) (legal or illegal) questions be on topic? I'm just going to leave it simple and at that.
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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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What amount of editing of an OP's question is acceptable?

The reason behind this meta question stems from this question. The question as asked by the OP was rather poor by my standards. It was localized and subjective. I voted to close, downvoted, and left ...
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Something strange and is the scope of the site to narrow?

First up, I don't understand why people closed How to make Salad Olivier? [closed] A how to question, yet allowed: How to make large clear ice cubes How do you make General Tso’s chicken as ...
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How feasible is a generic question on average portion size?

Every time we get a question about "how much X should I make for N people?" we go through the same dance with clarifications: what's the full menu? what kind of people are you serving to? Then we tend ...