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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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Add the word "cook" or "cooking" to the site description on Stack Exchange sites list

I was looking for a cooking SE site a few times in the last years, and I just found it this week - how come? I searched the words food / cook in the Stack Exchange All Sites list, and not for the word ...
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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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Link contrast is too low on meta

I've noticed this a few times recently. For example, I completely missed the "and others like it" links in this question. They're visible enough in good conditions, but if your screen isn't the ...
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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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Save me from "trivial answer converted to comment" please!

It just took me three tries to answer this question. The first two, my answer was automatically converted into a comment. While I appreciate what this feature is trying to do, it was really ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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"Move Discussion to Chat" and 1 rep users

I would be happy to move a certain comment discussion with a new member to chat as suggested by the auto message—but that question asker has one 1 rep. She wouldn't even be able to comment ...
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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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Activity page tab selector font stays dark when active on Meta

The active tab in the profile page has a dark box around it and the font switches to white to allow reading the tab. However, the second set of tabs doesn't change font color and they're illegible. It ...
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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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Highlighting standard bounty reasons on bounty info page

I'm sure this may have been discussed over at the meta site for Stack Exchange in general (though I couldn't find it in a quick search), but I find the standard bounty info page to be a bit misleading ...
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Can I haz espresso? Proposal for improving the review tab

When reviewing tag wiki excerpts, I always find myself wondering which tag I'm reviewing. This is because the "tag wiki excerpt" is bigger and better than the tag. I propose to make two changes to ...
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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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Can flags on meta show up on the main site?

I do check meta reasonably often, but not nearly as often as the main site. It'd be great if flags here showed up somehow on the main site, so nothing goes unreviewed for too long.
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Can we improve the sharing feature on the site blog?

I like our blog! We have some great stuff on there, and the folks here obviously put a lot of work into each post, not only in the writing itself, but in the research, experimentation, photography, ...
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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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Please don't forget to upvote questions

If questions are even reasonably acceptable -- basically, if we're going to have them open for answers -- they deserve at least a couple of upvotes. Not only is it nice to do, but the whole SE system ...
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Should this question on the interpretation of food safety rules be reopened?

We had a question on the interpretation of USDA rules, What does the USDA mean when it says cooked (meat) is good for a range of days?. It got closed with three user votes as a duplicate on the ...
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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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Ads are cut off on the right

Had a look in chrome dev console, and I think the problem is the 8px padding in div adcm2, class everyonelovesstackoverflow. If I change that to 0 it's fine. (The sidebar, that container, the ad, ...
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What would it take to get a 'convert to question' option?

We get a lot of perfectly reasonable questions asked as answers to questions. I'll often reply and tell the person how to ask the question the proper way on this site, but it's rare that they ever do....
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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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"Interesting tags", "Ignored tags" not explained

I referred someone to this Stack Exchange. They read the FAQ but still couldn't find what "Interesting tags" and "Ignored tags" were all about. I referred them to http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2008/10/...
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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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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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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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Bolding of answers icon (when correct answer present) indents title in question list

Minor layout bug, seen in FireFox (currently latest version 54.0.1) under Windows (independent of browser width) When the # answers icon is bold because there is a correct answer, the views counter ...
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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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Keyword filter for frequent off topic issues

On SA, we have a guideline that health and medical related questions (for example, is it better to eat green beans raw or cooked?) are off topic. However, many new posters don't read the FAQ and ...
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