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Aren't questions about keeping something in the refrigerator that don't specify for how long too generic to be answered?

Are questions like "Is it safe to keep [X] in the refrigerator?" too generic to be answered? For example, see https://cooking.stackexchange.com/questions/376/is-it-safe-to-put-rice-in-refrigerator ...
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How do we promote our site?

Per the 7 essential meta questions, I don't think this has been answered for 'food and cooking' in particular. This question attempts to get a list of relevant blogs and other notables from the ...
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Sauce canning question - concerned that answer accepted as the way to do it when not intended as such

Sauce canning question I am now concerned that an explanation about why an oven cannot be used for canning was misconstrued by the OP as a formula to do canning, especially when I quoted the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...