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Please zap the meta-tags and dependent tags

I'm starting to see an alarming trend of what I feel is a major misuse of the tags. To recap what I've said in the past, tags exist for two reasons: To help other members determine whether or not a ...
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Is there a community chat room?

Is there any way to chat with moderators or other members of the community?
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What do I accept?

I asked a question, and received a few answers, but after researching and experimenting, I realized that the solution I needed was something other than what was offered by fellow SAers. I'm sure this ...
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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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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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Is there a way to directly message a user?

I wanted to send @kiamlaluno a note to say congratulations on being the first user to earn a gold badge. (Voting on 600 questions? That must have taken a lot of time!). But I don't see any way to send ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Are questions about food presentation and table setting on- or off- topic?

I wanted to ask a question about how to present a steak at a dinner we are hosting tonight for another couple. (This fancy dinner thing is new to me and we're trying out the new settings we got from ...
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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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Why was my bounty removed?

I think I had at least one day more. I read a couple of hours ago "your bounty will expire tomorrow" and usually the hours are shown, for example "it will expire in 10 hours", etc. It was for this ...
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Policy on Minor Edits (that meet the 6 char requirement)

Whats the policy on minor edits? I made several edits where I did a combination of the following: Removed odd spacing / formatting in questions Fixed lower-case letters at the start of sentence of ...
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Pilot error and unsubscribing.

Questions? Comments? Let us know on our feedback site. If you no longer want to receive mail from Cooking - Stack Exchange, unsubscribe from all Cooking - Stack Exchange emails with a single click. I ...
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How does flagging a question work?

I'm having issues flagging questions. I've tried doing this twice before, and I'm not sure it worked either time. I don't think it worked because it never showed up in Tools - Flagged and I did not ...
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What happened to the “chat room” link?

There was a link to both meta and the chat room near the top of the page before, and it seems to have disappeared. Is there going to be a permanent link added back to the main page / menu bar thingy?
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How can I create a tag for [X]?

I have an idea for a new tag that is so mind-blowingly important and brilliant that every passing second without it fills me with unfathomable, suicidal sorrow. What can I do to add this wellspring ...
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Please blacklist the [technique] tag

Even after we've finally managed to completely eradicate this awful, awful tag from the question pool, people still continue to add it to new questions. Almost every day I see it reappear. It just ...
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View counter off the rocker?

According to the view counter, my question How to substitute eggs in homemade pasta? asked this afternoon, has been viewed 1,261 times. The view count seems to rise and rise in between page refreshes, ...
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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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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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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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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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Are dietary “looking for ideas” questions on-topic?

A friend of mine has a son with a congenital heart defect. His doctors have put him on a strict fat-free diet (10-15 grams a day). Obviously, the parents have difficulty to provide a diversified and ...
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Why do [closed] questions still show up?

I just noticed that a question that was closed yesterday was responded to today, thereby bumping it to the top. Is that normal? I don't recall seeing this on SO, but I could be mistaken.
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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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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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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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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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What is the “please-remove-this-tag” tag?

I saw that please-remove-this-tag has been added to some questions, and then removed. What is the purpose of that tag? Is it a tag that has been renamed, and then removed? If this is the case, why ...
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Shorter links to questions

I noticed that I can use http://cooking.stackexchange.com/questions/1 as a link to a question rather than the longer http://cooking.stackexchange.com/questions/1/chewy-chocolate-chips-cookies Is ...
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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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Can I search within the questions I have asked or answered?

Sometimes I want to reference a specific question, but can't find it easily. Of course, I try narrowing down the search terms. Sometimes I have a very important piece of information - I know that I ...
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Did something happen to “Start A Bounty”?

Is it my imagination or could you Start a Bounty on someone else's question? I've finally found a question that I'm willing to give some rep to, but I cannot find the link.
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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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How exactly do you earn the Generalist badge?

As far as I can tell, for every other badge the description is clearly quantified in terms of the number of votes, posts, comments and so on you need to earn that badge. But for the Generalist badge, ...
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Is there any way to remove a vote?

I popped into a question today was trying to give something an up vote but I clicked on the wrong reponse so I tried to take it away but instead of taking it away it gave it a down vote which really ...
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How do you get to the privileges page?

I wanted to check what I can/can't do on the privileges page but i can't find a link to it anywhere. So.... where's do I click?
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why has my username changed?

I was roux. I am now user456. what happened? (yes I have flushed my cache etc).
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How to assist users with cycles of high activity and low/no activity?

I am not a trilogy regular, not a StackExchange regular, nor a professional. Rather, I am an enthusiast, which for me means that my activity on this exchange ebbs and flows with the time I have to ...
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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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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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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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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 a question?

This question: https://cooking.stackexchange.com/questions/12692/cooking-makes-my-clothes-smell is now giving a 404 not found error. Was it deleted? Why?
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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?