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The question asks about the effect the food (or drink, in this case) has on your body. Although this might not be what you'd normally think of as health, it's therefore at least a biological question, which is close enough to health to just use that reason: it's about something making you feel bad. Whether we use the health close reason, or the generic off-...


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With heavy editing, it could potentially be on-topic. A hypothetical example that would be similarly off-topic: Sometimes cheese make me feel ill. Why does cheese cause this reaction for people? Is it because of the type of cheese or just cheaper cheeses will make me queasier? What should I look for in a cheese to avoid stomach pain? Sure, it's useful ...


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Personally, what one person considers a "pro" or a "con" is an opinion. Let's use apples as an example... Person A really likes Red Delicious. Person B really likes Granny Smith. For Person A the "pro list" for an apple might look like: soft flesh predominantly sweet flavor And the "con list" might look like: firm flesh sour or tart flavor As you ...


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Since this hasn't gotten much attention, I thought I'd go ahead and just post a more clear version of what we're doing: We'll try to wait for community closure whenever possible. If it gets answered, we'll likely immediately close it (answers tend to encourage more answers). Rarely, at our discretion we may delete after closure (whether community or mod ...


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I'm glad that we have a meta question on it, since the comments on the original question seemed to go off on too many tangents. TL;DR The reason the question was closed that it is what we nowadays call a "list" question (earlier known as "poll"). The codification for this is on the don't-ask page, and the problem comes from the point ...


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I'm sorry you're having trouble dealing with our site and community. We'd really like to make it work for you, and are very happy to explain anything you're having trouble with. However, that does require you coming to us with an open mind, and acknowledge that you have a couple things to learn, and it's not just an issue of mods being overbearing. If you'...


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A better question is, why would they be on topic at all? Our site is about preparing food, and the audience is expected to be knowledgeable about cooking. We are not allaboutfood.stackexchange.com, we are cooking.stackexchange.com. There are many, many aspects of food we don't take into account, and "what does food do to the human body" is one of them. ...


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Questions that were edited after being put on hold do go in the reopen queue, and yours was indeed in the queue, and has collected two reopen votes! But given the rather small number of users who review that queue (hint hint, high-rep folks) it can take a while for questions to get up to five votes. So if you want it to get reopened, the best thing to do is ...


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I could go either way on this one. What I'd really prefer is to see the question edited a bit and reopened. (And I've now done this, since the OP seems to in principle be okay with it.) You really were asking an opinion-based question: when you ask for pros and cons, you're unfortunately asking for people's opinions about what's good and bad. Different ...


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As Stephie said, the procedure for reopening is the same. I must however mention that the question on "how long does it last" is a rather special case. In fact, the canonical answer was written in such a way that it covers basically all possible cases out there. * So when you believe that your case is not cover because of , this typically means ...


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There may be other reasons, but the one that jumps right out is: suggest a good recipe Asking for recipes is considered "off-topic", as it can generate too many responses, none of which can be definitively declared as the one right answer. Similarly, "good" is considered "off-topic" as whether something is good is a matter of ...


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The procedure is exactly the same as for every other duplicate: Questions that are edited within five days of being closed are automatically added to a reopening queue for community review. Closed questions can also be nominated for reopening by a user with sufficient reputation. If enough community members agree, the question will be reopened and can ...


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I am the OP and I agree now, after reading this discussion: we should talk about COOKING. Different alcohols or additives in drinks causing hangovers have nothing to do with cooking (unless you are making the drinks from scratch or distilling). Itis an interesting, food related question, and not really about health, but definately not about cooking.I dont ...


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I agree that the question as asked is off-topic, though I disagree with the vehemence that our mods seem to be arguing about how it is so clearly off-topic. I also have spent the past few years trying to really understand what our community policing is regarding the difference between "health effects" vs. "food safety" vs. other random effects. I disagree ...


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I almost closed it myself, and while I decided to see what course it will take, I stil, think this is the best thing. The first problem is that it can really be mistaken for a flavor question. That is, it invites answers like You cannot make a Meyer lemon meringue, as the taste really doesn't pair well. Meyer lemon lemonade is great though, the ...


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