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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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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 ...
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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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Should we answer questions about biology, if they are food-related?

There was a very long comments-discussion on an answer of Can you develop an immunity to chopping onions causing tears?, which triggered an automatic flag. I will delete the discussion from there, but ...
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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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Why was this question closed?

Why is this question considered ok: How do you care for your knives? Yet this isn't, and was closed: Cutting boards: What are some general tips on purchasing and using a cutting board? I would ...
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2013 Moderator Election Town Hall Chat

As we now have multiple running candidates for the moderator election, we will be holding a Town Hall Chat session with the candidates. This will be an opportunity for members of the community to ...
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Tags needing synonymification/consolidation

--I think these are uncontroversial duplicates. I think we should make them synonyms to avoid repeat cleanup. I think a mod should do it to avoid bumping threads (or give me the ability to do it). ...
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Should I break up or group distinct questions on a single topic?

I have 3 distinct questions about a dish I made last night: What's the chemical process behind the dish? A specific question about my recipe: ingredient quantities and cooking time Are there any ...
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How do we deal with borderline questions during contest week?

It seems that this issue has come up a few times, and has been dealt with on an ad-hoc basis. It is currently cocktail week, and several users posted questions that (I believe) were in good faith ...
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What is a bounty by Community?

I just got a bounty worth of 25 points. Community, thank you very much! But I wonder: who can give such bounties and why? Edit: Aha! These things happened: Someone awarded a bounty to the fondue ...
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Is “Do restaurants regularly disinfect baskets and trays?” a good question?

Here's the question: (as of this writing) Do restaurants regularly disinfect baskets and trays? I certainly hope the answer to this question is yes, but do restaurants regularly disinfect ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 1H 2011 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Community Promotion Ads - 1H 2012 What in the Wide, Wide World of Sports is Going On Here? TL;DR -- put images and links in the answers. If they get voted up enough, they ...
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Tag Voting: what you need to know

Per the recent spate of tag discussions, a list of retagging requests grew, as did calls for discussion of controversial tags/synonyms. Hobodave made clear that tag-voting functionality is built in ...
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Complicated tag consolidations

This post is for tag groups which should probably be consolidated but are more complicated and/or involve more than two tags. Vote up if you think the group should be merged. Vote down if you the ...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2019

2019 is here! And with the new year, as usual, comes a new iteration of Community Promotion Ads! Let’s refresh these for the coming year :) What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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Why all the down-voting?

I'm a new member, and I've noticed that a number of questions (which seem fine to me, and apparently also to others who answer them) get down-voted. Then an answer I gave about frying potatoes got ...
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Get list of reference meta questions added to FAQ

As I have discovered in another question on how to guide people asking substitution questions , getting the real FAQs (like why cultural taboos are not taboo on this site, or a how to ask a ...
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Quick note on recent edits

So, the first 100 or so edits are all updated last by me. Nothing out of the ordinary, just a semi-organized checking/adding of tags on old questions. It has the side-effect of kicking up primarily ...
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Suggestion - Retagging a question should not move it to the front of the site.

I'm not sure if we're able to change this functionality, but I don't think that retagging a question should make it move to the front of the site. I believe the point of the tags are to help people ...
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Should place-setting questions be closed? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are questions about food presentation and table setting on- or off- topic? This question refers to Tine's Arrow with regard to forks which was just asked on Seasoned Advice. ...
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Is there a mechanism for asking for the re-call of a mod

I have a mod who is a real pain, who likes to down vote me and who generally makes my life (or tries to) a misery. Surely there should be some mechanism or community vote on this, or are they above ...