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Are “how can I modify my recipe to achieve X” questions off-topic?

I have a recipe that I want to modify to make it more fluffy/modify the flavors of, and I'm curious whether the modifications I plan to attempt will have my desired effect. I'm worried, however, that ...
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Should we delete the tag [uk]?

uk exists, and is often used for shopping-recommendations for people from the UK. However, this tag is not saying much as is. Do you agree it could be deleted? Sidenote: english-cuisine exists if ...
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Why was this ingredient subsitution question closed?

This is a meta discussion about the closure of this question. It was closed as "primarily opinion-based," but I think this is the question to be asked and answered in order to make an informed ...
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Should we delete the tag “hot”?

I recently saw the tag "hot" in a question. However, looking at the questions tagged with this, both temperature-related and spiciness-related meanings are used. Either meanings have better tags, e.g....
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using other languages

I see there are rules against other language use. I think it would serve the international character of this site well to allow QandA in languages non english speakers can understand. I do not see how ...
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Is it allowed to write about health benefits of food as a justification?

Recently I gave an answer to the question What can I do with vegetable water?. In that now-deleted answer, I explained about the pros and cons of keeping boiled water. When deleting, one of the ...
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Should we combine or totally separate the tags [salt] and [seasoning]?

These two tags are somewhat redundant as written: salt: Questions about the use of culinary salt in the kitchen. seasoning: Questions about the use of salt, spices and other flavorings to ...
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2016 Community Moderator Election Results

Seasoned Advice's fourth moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the new moderator is: She'll be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank her for volunteering,...
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Do questions have to be completely identical to be closed as duplicates?

The close reason is called "exact duplicate" and the banner says: This question has been asked before and already has an answer. If those answers do not fully address your question, please ask a ...
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Where did the chat room shortcuts go?

Can't find the links to chat anymore. Where did they go? Used to have it on the side bar but now it's gone and I have no idea where to go to find it. This site seems to have a lot of problems!
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Why are hangovers off-topic?

This question asking for details of the biological/chemical causes of hangovers, and what causes variations in their severity, was closed as off-topic, with it being deemed a health question. What ...
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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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2016 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

In connection with the moderator elections, we will be holding a Q&A with the candidates. This will be an opportunity for members of the community to pose questions to the candidates on the topic ...
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2016 Community Moderator Election

The 2016 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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Are questions on cultural differences in cooking on-topic?

I have a question regarding cultural differences concerning food safety in the US vs Europe. From my personal experience, I have the impression that people in the U.S. are a lot more concerned about ...
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What should we do with answers in comments on questions?

The intent on StackExchange sites is certainly that answers are posted as answers, and comments are used for less permanent things. As the placeholder text for comments on questions says: Use ...
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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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Rename [tag:ingredient-selection]

Well, I know that it also means the thing we want it to mean. But honestly, when a cook takes a look at it, what's the first thing that comes to mind? For me, it's clearly, "which ingredients should I ...
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Clarification of “Kitchen equipment” needed?

If we go by wording on the "on topic" page of our help center, the following question would be on topic: Refinishing Griswold No. 8 waffle iron handles A waffle iron is clearly a piece of kitchen ...
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Should the baguette question be closed?

A brief history of What makes baguettes in the US different from those in France?: The question was originally written in a more subjective and rant-like form, with the title "Why can't I get a good ...
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How to start cooking question

This question has been put on hold as too broad. I don't think it's too broad at all and is a valid question. I posted an answer that I thought was appropriate, and I think it's a great way to start ...
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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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Should ingredients be added to the tags list?

There are a lot of ingredients that are hard to find at the supermarket and don't have tags. Should these kinds of rare ingredients be added to the tags list? For example: Durian Caciocavallo ...
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Close questions that are too localised

I came across this question today: Can I store a fresh turkey in my garage for a few days?, and it just made me wonder if questions like these should be closed. It is such a specific and localised ...
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Should we revise the recipe recommendation close reason to include menu planning?

Recipe recommendations and menu planning essentially have the same problem on different scales. With recipe recommendations, there are a lot of different variations on a given recipe. With menu ...
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Discussion: Should “Plant identification” questions be acceptable here?

Very infrequently we get requests from users to identify whether a plant is a specific edible plant. Most recently, this question: https://cooking.stackexchange.com/questions/63379/iis-this-mint-...
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Late Answers review queue is full of old answers!

I just popped into the review queues and noticed that the Late Answers queue has way more answers included than I would have expected: On digging into the queue I quickly noticed that I was seeing ...
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Any better name for this platform?

I've just joined this platform. Cooking is my passion. Loving the chef's hat logo, it's related to the subject but not very keen on the word 'Seasoned' and noticed the word 'cooking' had to be in ...
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A design update is coming!

You may have noticed some updates to the design lately, they are part of a SE network-wide update to a new base css framework. The updates allow us to: Have sharper / more beautiful design on retina ...
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Tags about safety

Some questions about food safety and kitchen safety are tagged with safety. Is retagging questions about food safety with the tag safety to food-safety and leaving all kitchen safety questions with ...
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What's our policy on dead links?

Every so often I stumbled on some old answer with a dead link. My OCD kicks in and I want to fix it. Sometimes I can find an Internet Archive version of the page; other times what appears to be the ...
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How to treat ImageShack

See this meta discussion. I've just approved 3 edits involving ImageShack. We have tools to look for these images (see the above discussion). The question is, how to attack this? Divide and conquer?...
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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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Why was this comment-flag declined?

I flagged this comment as not constructive, since it doesn't contribute anything useful to future readers. Why was my flag declined?
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Can you provide links to FDA definition of organic that work?

None of your links to FDA definition of organic work. For example: https://cooking.stackexchange.com/a/42503/1672 https://cooking.stackexchange.com/a/42544/1672
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Proper way to “fix” closed question

I messed up asking my first question on Seasoned Advice, which was rightfully put "on-hold" as off-topic. For reference: Can I use oil in marinades for dehydrated mushrooms? I think I fixed it, but ...
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Should we start closing substitution requests without a recipe?

Every now and then, we get a question like this one: Alternatives suggestions to apples and bananas As you are aware, lots of recipes call for apples, applesauce, bananas but I am severely ...
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Are minor edits accepted here if I have full edit privileges?

Several posts on meta say that edits should be substantive improvements addressing multiple issues in the post. This makes sense especially if this post is old and will be bumped although there is no ...
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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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Should we curate a list of recipe sites/ways to search for recipes?

Recipe requests are common enough that we have a custom close reason for it. Unfortunately, when we close these questions, we don't really help the user at all, not even by pointing them to a better ...
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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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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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I was asking a question but I accidently did it under Answers, how can I rectify?

Earlier today I found your website but asked a question before I knew how it worked. See my title
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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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Are we keeping the old profile page?

I've noticed this is one of my few sites that's still using the "old" profile page. Is that by design or has the change just not happened yet? In case you're seeking opinions, I prefer it over the new ...
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Should we merge these two microwave convection questions?

There is the older Can I bake in a convection microwave? and the newer Can microwave with convection replace an actual oven?. We closed the newer as a duplicate. We have several questions on baking ...
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Making images “S” sized sometimes crops them - Is there an easy fix?

I edited in some images to an old answer by bikeboy389 Are there significant differences between different zesters?. I ended up making them "m" sized although I first tried to make them "s". They are ...
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Should this answer be kept?

A relatively new user wrote an answer to the question Why do my pastries come out flat when I use butter instead of margarine?. I found that the post had two problems: It was unstructured, so hard ...
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What auto-review comments do you use?

AutoReviewComments is an extension for Chrome or Firefox* which lets you save comments to save typing the same ones over and over again. The default ones aren't necessarily the best fit for every ...
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Food safety questions without acute consequences

A few months ago I happened upon this question, dealing with the safety of using hot tap water for food preparation. Since this primary goal of this site is food preparation and this is a common ...