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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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Is 'acceptance' going to be any use at all here?

I'm seeing a trend, but perhaps others won't agree. Most questions benefit from multiple answers. Here's an example. My proposal, which perhaps needs to go to the main meta site, is that cooking ...
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What questions were salvaged from answers?

Often new users post questions as answers instead. I've requested a way for mods to convert them to questions, instead of begging the user to do it, which they generally don't, or manually reposting ...
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Does everything on meta.stackoverflow.com apply to Seasoned Advice?

This meta.stackoverflow question says it does, but it's a bit old. Is this still the case? Should we ask non-cooking-specific meta questions here or there?
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New Design Launched

Hi guys, As you can see, the new design launched. Congrats and many thanks for your design inputs. Please let me know if you see any usability/CSS/Styling bugs. Please start a new question for these ...
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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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What should I do if I decide my upvoted answer is wrong?

I've answered a couple of questions about smoking recently. In one of the other answers, there's a pretty compelling argument against my answer. I haven't changed my mind just yet, but I definitely ...
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Are our food safety canonical questions being used well?

We get a lot of questions of the form "I left food out for some period of time, is it safe?" and generally close them as a duplicate of a canonical question with a comment about how it applies. The ...
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Should questions that have a list of answers be allowed?

I've recently asked a few questions which deliberately push the boundaries of what is acceptable on the site because I was hoping to get a few good examples of what might be useful off-topic questions....
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Our newb orientation sucks, how do we improve it?

Our site offers some good information, but it can be confusing for new users. It has a different structure than traditional discussion forums. It happens frequently that a new user finds the site, has ...
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I Voted to close this question. Do you agree?

https://cooking.stackexchange.com/questions/1020/whats-your-go-to-recipe I voted to close despite it's CW status because it was too chit-chatty. I think CW only indicates that there may be many right ...
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How to respond to alarmingly naive food-safety and hygiene questions

Even as a newbie, I have noticed a few too many food-safety and hygiene questions that were alarming just by the fact that they needed asking. There are even more lurking in the unanswered list. I ...
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Is this equipment question off-topic?

Good (cheaper) alternative to Vitamix Blender I think this should be closed for several reasons, but want to get some feedback about this general "style" of question. First, it seems to fall in the ...
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What are the guidelines for a good tag wiki?

With the update to the tagging feature, tag wikis have really come front and center. What are the guidelines for editing them? What info should go in there? What are some good examples of existing tag ...
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How can we tag this question about patenting recipes?

The question I'm referring to is here: Is it possible to patent recipes? The recipe tag has got to go. But I honestly have no idea what should take its place. It has to be something that will ...
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Should we point recipe request questions to the recipe stack exchange proposal?

this started out as a comment to an answer on this question but I think it might deserve its own question. We are all(!) agreed that we don't want this to become a recipe swap site, and we know we ...
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How can we make pairing questions work?

This is essentially a follow-up to the answers to Should we close questions structured like “What [compliments/does not work with] [XXX]”?, where my answer and Aaronut's answer (both highly voted) ...
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What do I do about a question with several partial answers?

I asked this question and got a few answers that I think partially address the issue, all about equally well, but none that probably cover the full range of the issue. I hate to leave the question ...
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How Should An Active Member of Our Community Respond to Placeholder Answers

Since there is a significant amount of discussion in the comments on this answer that relate to our community, I thought it might be interesting to have a meta discussion about similar answers. If an ...
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Are recipe requests ok if they are fundamental enough?

Some recipes seem to be so fundamental that there is an objective answer. For instance, How do I make a risotto base, How do I make caramel, What are the basics of a soufflé? This question about ...
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Why the gender imbalance?

So, a cursory glance of the Food & Cooking Users reveals a lot of men and few women. What's the deal? Does this site generally reflect the SOFU gender mix? Are there aspects of the UI/moderation ...
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What tags relate specifically to professional restaurant issues?

Most questions are about gastronomy and food safety. I see 22 pages of tags. Are any intended specifically for food industry?
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Is it okay to have an extended debate or discussion in comments?

Sometimes a post is controversial for one reason or another, and people want to debate it. Sometimes a side issue comes up and people want to discuss it. Are comments a good place to do this?
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2011 Moderator Election - Town Hall Chat Digest

The following is a "digest" version of the 2011 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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Should there be separate tags for [bread] and [breadmaking]?

Currently I think the [bread] tag covers baking bread and using bread in cooking (and even a question about using bread as something to eat off). Seems to me bread is a case where making it is ...
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Asking beginner-level questions

I'm pretty much a beginner when it comes to cooking but I'd really like to learn more, and having lots of experience with stackoverflow, a cooking exchange piques my interest. However, from reading ...
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Should this “recipe” question have been closed/deleted?

I just want to put it out there - even though I'm firmly in the camp of recipe-swapping being off-topic, that doesn't mean we immediately need to close every question with the word recipe. The ...
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Are Questions About Appliance or Equipment Repair On Topic?

This question about ice maker repair seems off-topic to me. I went to check the FAQ, but it says the "equipment" questions are on topic. Does that include repair? That seems more appropriate for ...
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What should our logo look like?

It seems pretty clear that we are leaning towards SeasonedAdvice.com (Great Name!). With that said, I think it's time to start soliciting logo design and concepts. Please keep this to the same format ...
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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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Which tags can we use for questions of culinary nomenclature?

I've seen a couple questions lately that deal with nomenclature (how we name something) for foods and techniques: For example: What is the English Name for Chitrah Rajmah? What is this French ...
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Why is there a recipe tag?

This clearly seems like a meta-tag, and worse, it validates recipe request questions like this one which was just posted. Would it be a bad thing if I went on a retagging rampage? Once the tag doesn'...
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[Technique] or [Cooking-Techniques]?

This topic of question will likely become one of the most popular, so we should have one tag to refer to it. I would support [Technique], since it is singular and I think Cooking is already implied.
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Contest: Create Canonical Answers (Ended) [closed]

We want to encourage definitive, authoritative, canonical answers and -- recognizing that those are a serious time and effort investment to produce -- reward your efforts with public recognition and a ...
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2012 Moderator Election: Town Hall Chat - Wednesday 15 Feb - 19:00 UTC / 2:00 EST

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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Review: low quality posts

What is the best practice for reviewing low quality posts? For example, this review came up: It certainly is a low quality post: It is trivially short It adds no new information at all, really On ...
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At what point are questions too subjective on a cooking site - aren't recipes and advice on types of foods subjective?

Of course my question on organic foods was closed as being too subjective, despite there being studies quoted in answers. There are plenty of objective materials out there which people would be able ...
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which tag should we use [bbq] or [barbecue]

which tag should we use [bbq] or [barbecue] -currently there are 3 of each 9 for [barbecue] and 11 for [bbq] with no overlap. or something else entirely?
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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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Shouldn't these questions be community wiki?

Which food writers do you take to bed? https://cooking.stackexchange.com/questions/1739/extraordinary-spices Seems to me that neither of these questions could have a "right" answer. Isn't that the ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2017

It is a bit late into this new year, being that we're already in the second month, but we are now cycling the Community Promotion Ads for 2017! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion ...
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“Uses of X” questions - are they just recipe swaps in disguise?

EDIT: There is an FAQ question based on the results of this discussion. I just came across the Chocolate Peppers question and have been trying to figure out what to make of it. I can see how this ...
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Are questions about the history of foods and cooking off-topic?

This question asked today caught my attention because it's only somewhat related to cooking and preparation. The OP is asking about the history of french fries, as opposed to asking a specific ...
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What type of drink related questions are on topic?

While its still too early to say for sure... and I happen to personally disagree with the sentiment... In what can only be called a stunning reversal from Area51 sentiment, it appears the community ...
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To close or not to close: Eating chicken bones and chicken bone soup?

Regarding: https://cooking.stackexchange.com/questions/32569/eating-chicken-bones-and-chicken-bone-soup I am torn--on the one hand, we allow food safety questions. On the other, whether chicken ...
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Should SA create an 'official' lexicon?

Looking specifically at the question How do we deal with borderline questions during contest week?, and some others, it occurs to me that SA could use an official lexicon. A dictionary of cooking ...
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What kind of edits are accepted here?

Out of five edit suggestions, only one was approved. That is 20%, a very low percentage. Since I am not a cooking expert, but I like editing English, I thought that's an useful way to get points. ...
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The Egg safety problem

In the food safety wiki question we recommend not keeping eggs at room temperature for more than 2-hours. Eggs can sweat at room temperature and promote salmonella growth (which appears on the shell ...
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Questions about cooking terms / vocabulary.

Right now, I have a community wiki question on the main (non-meta) site regarding language differences between english dialects There's a few comments to take it to meta, a pointer to the glossary (...
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Should language/translating type question be moved to Meta?

There are several existing questions that is on the edge of being off-topic but is kepted around because it is constructive in helping clear up other questions which is ambiguous due to a language ...