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Thanks to Aaronut for his years of service!

Aaronut was appointed as a pro tem moderator in 2010, then elected as a moderator in 2011 in our very first moderator election. Unfortunately he hasn't been active on the site in the last year, and it'...
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A day without food safety questions

I just noticed that today -- Wednesday October 24th, 2018 -- when I opened up "new questions", there were the usual 25 most recent questions on the page, and not one of them was about food safety or ...
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Please don't close questions from new members without explaining

Example: https://cooking.stackexchange.com/questions/113214/can-teflon-overheat-on-low That question, from a brand-new member, got two close votes (because of the medical aspects, I'm pretty sure) ...
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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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Proposal for Awesome Answers Contest

Update: Thanks for your input. I've just announced the contest! From the feedback I got when announcing the discontinuation of the weekly topic challenge, as well as some more casual conversations I'...
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What makes a great menu planning question?

This question is partly in response to Joe's recent discussion about the closure of a hiking question, but I have no axe to grind here, I just think it would help to put our heads together and try to ...
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Why require rep points to enter chat?

For the third [Edit: OOPS, my bad, fifth] time in three months I got caught up in a conversation tonight with a newbie cook trying to understand why something didn't work. For lack of a better way to ...
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2013 Community Moderator Election Results

Seasoned Advice's third moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the new moderator is: He'll be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank him for volunteering, ...
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Help promote this site - ask your Thanksgiving / large group cooking questions here

Now that much of the world is entering a big holiday season where food is central to celebrations, people will have lots of cooking questions. We've already missed Canadian Thanksgiving and India's ...
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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, in ...
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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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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 ...
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Winners of Special Weekly Topic Contest: March 13 - April 3, 2012 (Pies, Cakes, Cookies!)

I'm going to be on vacation March 18 - 28, and without internet access for much of that time - which overlaps with what would be three separate weekly contests. In order to keep these running, ...
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Should the mold tag be defined and divided?

The mold tag is used for two totally different type questions. Currently there are 56 questions tagged mold, 51 refer to the fungus and 5 refer to the piece of equipment used to form a particular ...
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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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Cooking.SE version of Photo.SE's blog incentive

As long as the unicorn bucks are flying out the door, from a discussion in #TheFryingPan, a suggestion on how to drive blog posts and interesting questions: StackExchange could purchase and send ...
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Any policy on good edits with bad comments?

I just reviewed an edit where the actual edit was good, but the comment that came with the edit was borderline offensive. Photo of the edit with its comment below. What I did was accept the edit and ...
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Are food regulations on topic?

I might have dietary restrictions that affect my choice of ingredients. Many countries have regulatory bodies (like the FDA in America) that encourage or require food vendors to respect these ...
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Why was "chinese-cuisine" tag removed from my question about 皮蛋?

I have recently created a question about how can one make century eggs at home, with eggs and chinese-cuisine tags. However, chinese-cuisine was shortly removed from question, and I assume this has ...
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The Fashion of Food: IACP's Annual Conference 2012 (NYC)

The International Association of Culinary Professionals is holding their annual conference at the end of March / beginning of April. This year, it's being held in New York City. I'll be running 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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My name is Katey, and I know what your question is

The answer is YES, I do love cherry pie! Oh… you didn’t ask that? Well… now you made this is awkward! Since I'm here, I will introduce myself. My name is Katey and I work for Stack Exchange as a ...
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Should we merge [cookware] into [equipment]?

I just noticed that we're starting to accumulate a fair number of questions tagged cookware. To me, this is a fairly ambiguous and trivial subset of equipment, especially considering that many "...
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Are supplement questions on topic for the site?

I have found some questions like this here that mention supplements. https://cooking.stackexchange.com/questions/64486/what-is-the-approximate-shelf-life-for-herbal-infused-olive-oil-coconut-oil-gl ...
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Foraging/wild food - on topic? Should we/do we have a tag?

It appears that there's no tag for foraging or food (fruit/veg/fungi) from the wild. Likely questions would appear to be on topic, analagous to [ingredient-selection] for bought ingredients. While it'...
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I'm having trouble formulating a cooking energy-efficiency question. Any suggestions?

For a while I've been thinking off-and-on about energy efficiency in cooking, partly prompted by camping methods, but more in the context of domestic frugality. Some methods are obvious, like lids on ...
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What to do with dangerous wrong answer other than commenting?

Some of you might have seen this question coming. I am referring to the Boil an egg in the microwave shell-on question. I have no issue with wrong answers except when it is one with potentially ...
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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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Do we have canonical questions for slow cooking conversions?

I am reasonably sure that I recently saw a question asking how to convert a slow cooker recipe for X pounds of meat into a recipe for 2X (or maybe 1/2 X) pounds of meat. I was quite sure that we have, ...
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When are substitution questions too broad?

This question about vegan substitutions for oysters was closed, and after editing, a user pointed out that it is still very broad. There are, however, many broad substitution questions. Are there ...
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2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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Merge / synonymise [fat] + [fats]

I found fat with 25 questions and fats with 139, can a mod merge both? Perhaps keeping fats since it has more questions, with a nice description it can become a tag for asking about the use of ...
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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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2011 Community Moderator Election

The 2011 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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Why is this comment not unfriendly/unkind?

I flagged a comment recently for being unfriendly/unkind, and the flag was declined. This question is off-topic here, would be off-topic on an image recognition site. It is asking for impossible ...
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Is it bad to edit a question later, when you realized you were confused/unclear to yourself what you wanted to ask?

There was an answer on this question but user removed it for some reasons (asking too many questions in comments and finally changing the question significantly). I didn't find anything wrong in the ...
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2019: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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2018 Community Moderator Election

The 2018 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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Do we need a [consistency] tag?

I'd say about 3/4 of the questions tagged consistency could easily be tagged texture instead, as they tend to be about thickening/thinning, lumpiness/smoothness, hardness/softness, that sort of thing. ...
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Where should I ask about sodium bicarbonate as a cleaning agent?

I can't find an authoritative answer to the question @rumtscho asked me here about the concentration of sodium bicarbonate. I've seen just about any combination you can think of: With just enough ...
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Proposal: which question to close with duplicates of unanswered questions

As a spinoff of my other Meta question: In the case of a new question, which duplicates other, unanswered questions (or questions with no good or accepted answer), we should close the older questions ...
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Botulism questions

I have seen quite a few questions recently about the safety of using garlic and olive oil together. I know there are (viable) concerns about making your own garlic oil with peeled garlic toes and ...