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Why are there separate pickles and pickling tags?

I came across a question tagged both pickles and pickling. Pickles has no tag wiki / usage guidance, and 19 questions. Pickling has "Preserving food by immersion in vinegar or brine" which is just a ...
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This doesn’t seem [professional] …

As an outsider, I wanted to gauge whether career questions are on-topic here (due to an off-topic question asked on a site I moderate). Turns out they aren’t. However, before I found that, I stumbled ...
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Should the "Differences" tag be removed?

6 questions tagged. People have used it to ask about differences between similar ingredients and end products as well as differences in cooking methods. https://cooking.stackexchange.com/questions/...
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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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Let's actually decide what "cleaning" means

I've found another tag that has two definitions. cleaning For questions about preparing food for cooking or about removing the results of cooking that food. Like with truffles, it is not useful ...
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Differentiating between "truffle" mushrooms and "truffle" chocolates

I just discovered the truffle tag. Mushrooms and chocolate goodies Apparently we've decided to manage questions about chocolate and mushrooms under the same tag. YAY! Not really... So, we ...
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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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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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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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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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Scope and/or tagging for "local ingredients" questions?

The following questions have been posted: Local special ingredients on Cape Cod (tagged local, recommendation; just posted) Ingredients: Danish local specials (tagged untagged, meaning original tags ...
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Unclear about a tag

Can I season cast iron *without* using an oven? I added the cast-iron tag, that seems clear enough. What about "seasoning"? Is that referring to the flavoring of food or the care of cookware? Either ...
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Merge [replacement] and [substitutes] tags into [substitutions]?

Should we merge [replacement] and [substitutes] tags into the [substitutions] tag? [substitutions] seems to be very popular and the other 2 haven't been used much.
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What is the translation tag for?

Recently, there was a user with multiple questions on translation, for instance this question. In my opinion, it was off-topic and I commented that. He or she replied 'what is the translation tag for ...
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Can we rename [nutrition] to [nutritional-content]?

People often think that because there's a nutrition tag, nutrition questions are on topic. So: Are there any on-topic questions which can be described by nutrition but not nutritional-content? Is ...
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What is the most common term for sand dough?

Recently, this question was asked. The OP created a tag "sable", which I deleted. I thought there was a tag already for these kinds of dough, but apparently, there isn't. I created the tag "sand-dough"...
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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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A tag for (avoidance of) meat drying out during cooking?

Since this is such a common question on our site, and there are some very obvious similarities between questions on this topic, I feel like maybe it should have a tag. It's a pretty pedestrian topic ...
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Should we merge [bread] and [breadmaking]?

We actually had a previous meta question about this subject a very long time ago, in which the only response was that we shouldn't have separate tags to begin with. Now we do have separate tags, and ...
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Why the new quickbread tag?

Two old questions, and two new questions have been recently re-tagged with the new tag "quickbread". This is a North American term? What is wrong with "Chemical Leavening" or similar Is there a ...
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How should food-difference tag be used?

Recently I tagged my question about the difference between soup and stew and I used the tag food-differences. As you can see in the edit, that tag was removed. I then went into the tag to see if there ...
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What Tag Term Should We Use For Questions in Regards to Fixing Mistakes?

I've come across several questions about fixing a mistake in a recipe the OP is working on. I was trying to come up with a new tag to incorporate such a genre of questions but came up short. "Fix" ...
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How can we tag this question about patenting recipes?

The question I'm referring to is here: Is it possible to patent recipes? The recipe tag has got to go. But I honestly have no idea what should take its place. It has to be something that will ...
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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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Which tags can we use for questions of culinary nomenclature?

I've seen a couple questions lately that deal with nomenclature (how we name something) for foods and techniques: For example: What is the English Name for Chitrah Rajmah? What is this French ...
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Tag policy for regionally-ambiguous food names?

A previous question came up on meta about "cookies" vs. "biscuits" - one which I answered but was ultimately unsatisfied even with my own answer. It occurred to me today (and I'm actually surprised ...
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Should a question about cookies tagged with both "cookies" and "biscuits"? [duplicate]

If a question is about cookies, is it correct to tag it with cookies and biscuits?
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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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Better tag for party compared to catering

In my question Party scale sous-vide I wanted to convey the domestic side of cooking so I used tag party-scale, not the best tag in hind sight But it got re-tagged catering, which is definitely not ...
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Why retag so many questions, and who decides these tags?

In specific reference to a retag of this question, tags were added for [fruit] and [bananas]. My concern is chiefly: the [bananas] tag didn't exist before, so why create a tag for this question? The [...
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Discouraging the proliferation of bad tags: Proposal

As some of you may have noticed, we've got some truly awful tags littering the parent site. I'm not talking about the little one-off tags where somebody pastes their question title into the tag box, ...
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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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Tagging; Question only v. Question & Answer ?

An interesting post came up on the bicyclying meta regarding tagging and whether the tags should indicate only the question, or the question and the solution. It brought to mind the question about ...
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How should we tag "What can I do with [ingredient]?" questions?

I have no intention of reopening the discussion of whether or not these questions are appropriate at all. I don't love them, but I'm not really offended by them either. If we have to have just one ...
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Difference between "health" and "nutrition" tags.

Re: Does microwaving destroy nutrients in food? I wasn't sure if I should add the health tag to this question or not. Nutrition, obviously, fits the bill here. However, I'm not sure how the health ...
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Related Tags - How is this list determined?

On the right side of the page, when you are looking at questions, there's a list of related tags. What determines that a tag is related? It doesn't seem to be a compilation of the tags for the visible ...
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Should there be separate tags for [bread] and [breadmaking]?

Currently I think the [bread] tag covers baking bread and using bread in cooking (and even a question about using bread as something to eat off). Seems to me bread is a case where making it is ...
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Retagging Recap

Alot was discussed tagging and retagging wise, and a few things changed this week on SE, so I'd like to recap and consolidate everything into one post, which can be used by those of us doing tagging ...
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American or British Spelling for Tags?

I recently had a question retagged from "Yogurt" the American spelling to "yoghurt" the British one. I can see this easily becoming a fairly epic war. As an American I was momentarily infuriated by ...
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Tag Voting: what you need to know

Per the recent spate of tag discussions, a list of retagging requests grew, as did calls for discussion of controversial tags/synonyms. Hobodave made clear that tag-voting functionality is built in ...
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Complicated tag consolidations

This post is for tag groups which should probably be consolidated but are more complicated and/or involve more than two tags. Vote up if you think the group should be merged. Vote down if you the ...
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Tags that might be meta, indirect, or subjective

This post is to collect tags which are controversial. Please comment, or start an answer for specific entries. If you like the tag, vote it up. If you don't like the tag, vote it down.
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Tags that should probably be deleted

I think these tags are fairly uncontroversial deletes. Please comment out exceptions, or re-list them as an answer for separate voting. Same comment about a mod-updating these (I was going to do it ...
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Tags needing synonymification/consolidation

--I think these are uncontroversial duplicates. I think we should make them synonyms to avoid repeat cleanup. I think a mod should do it to avoid bumping threads (or give me the ability to do it). ...
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What is the purpose of tags? How do I use them appropriately?

I've created this question to address the intent and purpose of tags. There has been a lot of talk recently on the subject, and I'd like to address each aspect of tagging in one place. This is a CW, ...
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Meta tag for questions about buying things?

I was going through the tags, specifically those with low-usage, and trying to determine if they were worthwhile, or could be replaced with something else already in use. One which I removed was '...
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Proposed Edit of Tag Instruction Area for New Questions

I think our site could greatly benefit from improved instruction on how to tag. There's been a lot of discussion here on meta about changes needed to the tags, what the purpose should be, etc. I ...
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which tag should we use [bbq] or [barbecue]

which tag should we use [bbq] or [barbecue] -currently there are 3 of each 9 for [barbecue] and 11 for [bbq] with no overlap. or something else entirely?
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Diacritics in tags

I noticed today that tags can't contain characters with diacritics symbols (I tried to add the "túró" tag and I got the "tr" tag: the software just removed the unallowed characters without notice) so ...
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The "closed" tag

This question (How to make a salad olivier) has been tagged as "closed" a few hours ago. Is there a community consensus that tagging closed questions with "closed" is something we're now doing? I ...
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