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Did I do what Cascabel advised me to (maybe I didn't understand correctly what did she advise me to do)?

Did I do what Cascabel advised me to (maybe I didn't understand correctly what did she advise me to do)? On their second comment she wrote If standard, safe methods of cooking from some authority is ...
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2023: a year in moderation

It’s that time of the year again! As we wave goodbye to last year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here might be ...
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Why are moderators allowed to be impolite?

NOTE: I will not name any names, and this mod does not have to come forward. In fact, I'd rather they didn't they've already ruined my day and the last thing I want to do is interact with them. I ...
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2022: 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 preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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Has the policy on link-only answers changed?

In the past, people would either downvote or attempt to fix ‘link only’ answers. How to handle these was even brought up in meta years ago: Should link-only answers be flagged? Recently, I noticed a ...
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2021: 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 preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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Why were all but one answer deleted on this question?

@rumtscho deleted all but one answer on this question: Is there some "trick" to be able to eat jalapenos without getting an "upset stomach"? Why? None of the other answers look ...
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Can we make "electrical safety" offtopic?

We just got another "is this equipment safe to use" question (https://cooking.stackexchange.com/questions/115859/burn-mark-inside-microwave-still-safe-to-use) . Since we are not qualified to ...
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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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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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How should we flag suspiciously low quality questions?

I've noticed a stream of extremely low quality questions recently that seem to be properly formed with fair grammar, but are frankly absurd. (Of the formula "I did this totally bad thing that I know ...
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How does Seasoned Advice categorise 'basic customer support' questions & how to handle them?

My Stack Exchange background is really on the 'computing' sites, Ask Different & Super User. I'm aware that different stacks have different requirements for off-topic, but searching Meta here for '...
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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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Posts being edited that do not substantially improve and necro a post?

I have noticed lately that there have been a number of old, low vote number (<1) posts re-appearing at the top of the forum. This is also happening to some recent highly voted posts. It would seem ...
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What to do when I disagree with a mod about a question marked as duplicate?

Here's the question: How long is raw (unrendered) beef suet is good for in the fridge? Please read it full. The mod closed it as duplicate. But that question has no answer whatsover. In the comments ...
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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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Is the "low quality answer" review queue serving any useful purpose?

Periodically I get prompted to review "low quality answers". It's not clear to me what I'm looking for here or expected to do, so I basically end up skipping everything or marking it "looks OK". The ...
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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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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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Hostile Atmosphere

This isn't actually a question -- it's just an observation I'm putting out here for moderators to contemplate. I find cooking.SE the one and only SE site where the experience is decidedly negative, ...
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What are some good pre-canned close comments for new users?

New users often don't understand some of the quirks of our community and ask questions or provide answers that get closed or deleted because they don't adhere to our site standards and / or community ...
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Is the site over moderated (closing)?

I posed a question about the Soufflé technique and flagged it as such. This was my first question on cooking.stackexchange and the response (it was closed) is very de-motivating. The comment I got was ...
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The recipe issue: overview and an idea

Asking random, open-ended recipe questions is something many users fear will dilute the site, attract non-serious cooks, or create a muddled community which is indistinguishable from the rash of ...
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Is it appropriate/allowed to link your own websites in your answers to question

This seems like free advertising, which could get out of hand pretty quickly as the site grows. example here and here beside the obvious attempt to create traffic for their own websites, the answers ...
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Moderator Nominations

Stemming from this question on the webapps meta: https://webapps.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/271/moderator-nominations , I believe it's time to start nominating moderators. Copied as a template ...
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does "this will kill you" count as a flag reason?

This answer is dangerously unsafe. Is it valid to flag such a post as needing moderator attention?
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