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How do I manage to lose 1 point from a question I merely commented on?

Should I store root vegetables with or without the dirt? Somehow I got a -1 on this. Didn't even know that was possible. AFAIK it's all +10 +15, -2 What's the deal? Not unhappy or anything, I would ...
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Which stack website do I ask questions about agriculture or farming homegrown food advice

I started growing my pineapple plant crown from a dole pineapple that I bought at the grocery store 3 months ago. It is growing bigger and healthy everyday that goes by.
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can I ask health related question

For example can I ask that some peoples says that "Drinking water after meal is harmful for us" is that true?
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Is there a stackexchange site for healthy or poisoning food questions?

I just joined Seasoned Advice, I read the tour and it states: Don't ask about... [...] General health, diet, and nutritional topics (e.g. "Is cauliflower healthy?") Well, bummer, I got a question ...
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How do I perfectly align 1. a. b. 2. a. b. formatting?

So I've posted this answer but I cannot seem to be able to perfectly align the formatting no matter what I do if I want to do the following: a. To reduce: don't wrap it leave it in the oven to cool ...
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edit button sometimes greyed out

For the first time, I have not been able to edit some of the questions today because the edit button became inactive. Is it because I have reached a limit (absolute, for the day, for the hour or ...
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Scope - valid questions

Cooking moderators are diligent about managing scope / valid questions. I am not questioning current scope. May I ask if that was the scope going into beta or during beta did you find the need to ...
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How much science happens on this site

I'm trying to gauge what the ratio of "in my experience, _____" and "According to _____, ________" is on this site. For example, rpg.stackexchange bans "in my experience, ______" answers. Food ...
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Comment on deleted answer

I made an answer on this question to the effect of "you don't, but it's safe" Someone commented on it but the answer has been deleted. How can I view that comment?
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How can I see my own Candidate Score?

On the election nomination page, below each person's nomination text, there's a grey box that gives a summary of their activity on the site, and a Candidate Score. How can I see my own candidate ...
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How do you do a “roll back” and when is it proper to do so?

Title pretty much say's it all. Have no clue how to do a roll back and what it's used for.
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Please center the toque in our logo inside the circle!

Not much else to say. I don't usually nitpick things like this but this is our site's logo and right now, it just looks a bit sloppy. I respect all of the hard work the design team does but please, ...
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Are fermented foods off topic for Seasoned Advice?

I have a question about making miso paste but fermentation is marked as off-topic. Does that include fermented foods? Miso paste is fermented soy bean paste Source: http://japanese-cooking-class-...
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Are questions about economical cooking welcome here?

By economical cooking, I am thinking about utensils, cookwares, stoves, ovens, electricity and gas consumption, etc... - the cheapest good quality stuff. I am also talking about cooking methods that ...
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Please blacklist the [recommendations] tag

Recommendations have never been on-topic here. Not recipe recommendations, not book recommendations, not recommendations of brands of mixers or knives. But now the recommendations tag somehow got ...
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How can I share the Cooking StackExchange site on Facebook (I can't find the social share facebook button)?

How can I share the Cooking StackExchange site on Facebook (I can't find the social share facebook button)? I've looked for the button on http://cooking.stackexchange.com but could not find it. ...
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Who posts these?

I'd just like to know because I've seen those on new posts in my review queue attached to kind of "borderline" posts. If the fact that the pre-formatted paragraph is there indicates that a mod has ...
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Why is the number of review tasks pending steadily increasing?

When I first got this number in brown on my black bar (that happens at 10K, right?) it was always in the single digits after cleaning out the queues available to me. It bounced around from 3-8. I ...
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What is a spoiler tag or spoiler quote and how would you create one?

I have seen spoiler tags or quotes (not sure if terminology is correct) on other SE sites. I can't find anything in the help topics that addresses them. Please see example . Any idea how to create ...
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Isn't the SEO working correctly?

When I got curious about the answer to the question featured in the recent blog post about the iPhone app, I decided to search it with Google. Surprised the question doesn't appeared in first result, ...
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Re-open votes running rampant?

Yesterday there were twenty-some reopen votes, most of which were for "duplicates" where there was no change in the text. Not one was worthy of being re-opened in my opinion. This morning, there ...
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Update close question reason?

I suggest we update the close question reason for health or nutrition as follows (new text in bold) to emphasize that health factors are included as off topic (excuse the extra space that is an ...
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Not an Answer — Did something change?

Did something change recently in how Not an Answer flags are processed? I am now getting a yellow circle with a 2: But when I click, it doesn't show anything to review in the main part of the page. ...
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Seeing deleted comments

I just had a moderator delete some comments of mine, due to the extended discussion nature of them, on Can I always use butter instead of margarine when baking?, however I had assumed that I (at least)...
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Isn't this dangerous?

So, I just saw an answer that has some questionable advice. It's been there for a couple months; I'm pretty surprised that no one has said anything or downvoted it (esp. given how careful people seem ...
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why are both refigerator and refrigeration tags?

There are 5 refrigeration questions and 77 refrigerator questions. I can't think of anything that would really distinguish between them. Even questions about buying a fridge as opposed to what to put ...
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why I can't find the chat?

I click on "chat" at the top right, but it does not let me enter to any chat I just get this page: then I don't know what to do. Could you help me?
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What is this “chat with an expert” message I keep seeing? [closed]

The pass couple of days I see this little popup on the side of questions that says "Chat with an expert": At first I thought it was a functionality in which you can directly go into a chatroom ...
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Does everything on meta.stackoverflow.com apply to Seasoned Advice?

This meta.stackoverflow question says it does, but it's a bit old. Is this still the case? Should we ask non-cooking-specific meta questions here or there?
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How to un-flag or correct a flag?

How do you un-flag, or correct a flag, if you realize you did it in error? I flagged a question as not an answer, then realized that it probably was an answer, although very, very brief and possibly ...
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Why do downvoting lower my reputation?

What is the reasoning behind downvoting lowering the voters reputation? Isn't this supposed to be a helpful action?
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How does show total of up and down votes work?

I have over 1000 reputation which means that I should be able to "Show total up and down vote counts"... I'm not sure exactly how this works. I know for example my recent answer has at least 1 down ...
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How do I check my comments?

I made a comment on a post, and I have found some new information that would affect my comment. Is there a way to search for my comments? I can see a record of questions and answers, is there ...
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Is there a “How to answer” help page?

In other Stack Exchange sites there's a help page on how to answer (such as this one at Stack Overflow). I can't find a page like this here, at Seasoned Advice. I find it would be useful for many ...
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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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Can we add the synonym [brine] for [brining]?

There are 26 brining questions (and it has a brief tag wiki statement), and brine only has ten questions. I don't even have the rep to propose the synonym, so could a mod help out?
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Are you aware of new blog posts?

Maybe it's just me, but I miss the blog posts when they are published. The latest blog post was 9 days ago... How are new blog posts promoted? I thought they should be in the 'Community Bulletin' but ...
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How did my answer end up being Community Wiki?

So: Pizza in Oven : Bottom/Mid/Top Somehow my answer is now marked "community wiki". I'm not sure how this happened; I'm concerned that I accidentally hit a check box or something which caused it ...
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Missing comments

I am sure I commented on Is extremely young meat indigestible? but now nothing is showing. How does that happen?
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Search format for listing all questions with a specific tag?

For example, I'd like to see every question that has been tagged with baking. Searching for [baking] will just return the description of the tag. I've tried [baking] * and even [baking] followed by ...
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Is there a filter for your own questions that you haven't accepted an answer for?

Every once in a while, I do a sanity check for my accept rate. If I find a question without an acceptable answer, I'll open a bounty. If I find a reasonable answer, I'll pick it... As I have 63 ...
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Why does cooking.stackexchange.com sometimes load forever?

I often read Seasoned Advice using Firefox on a Linux netbook, so it's kind of a pokey computer. And I've noticed that on some days, pages basically are in "loading" mode forever, where "forever" ...
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Three Votes for Two Moderator Candidates for One Position

In the present Moderator Election there are but two candidates and I am being prompted to vote three times. Since I don't live in Chicago I would like to know how I am to accomplish this? If I simply ...
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Is it OK to link to an image in a moderator nomination?

Today, I posted my nomination for a community moderator. Beside writing the text, I spent some time creating an "election poster" for myself. But when I submitted my nomination post, I got the message ...
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Bug with user list's reputations

If you click on "Users" on the navigation bar of the main Seasoned Advice, it will take you to a list of all the users. You can then choose to sort the users with different categories. If you sort by ...
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How important are the correct flag reasons?

When I see a bad question, I want to flag it. But sometimes, I'm not sure what flag reason to use. I can doubt between two reasons, or be not sure what the main reason of the flag is. Does it really ...
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Why do some questions appear green?

Today, the list of questions on the main page suddenly started looking differently. This morning, all questions had the same background. Now, some of them have a greenish background. It looks like a ...
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What happened to my edit on “Molecular Gastronomy” question?

Two days ago I edited the title of this question, What is Molecular Gastronomy? because it was written "What's is Molecular Gastronomy?" I see today it was updated, but by someone else, and I don't ...
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I didn't get any email about the swag

In Seasoned Advice swag for top users is reported that users in the first two pages in the all-the-time reputation list, with a reputation higher than 950, would soon receive an email from Stack ...
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Is electorate on a different update schedule, or am I under review?

So I am mostly just curious, but having a gold badge would be rad. I think I qualify for the [Electorate], but I could be wrong; Voted on 600 questions and 25% or more of total votes are on questions ...