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Why are hangovers off-topic?

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, ...
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Why was this question about Neapolitan pizza ingredients closed?

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 ...
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Why are hangovers off-topic?

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? ...
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Why was this ingredient subsitution question closed?

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 "...
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How should mods handle obviously off-topic questions?

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, ...
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I've followed the rules, I've even edited but still put on hold - what gives?

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 ...
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Why are hangovers off-topic?

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, ...
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Proper way to "fix" closed question

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 ...
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Why was this ingredient subsitution question closed?

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 ...
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how to reopen a post closed as duplicate to a canonical

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 ...
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Close - Duplicate, when more recent question is more useful

I think you are quite right. Since nobody else has chimed in, I went ahead and closed it, placing the duplicates in the direction you suggested.
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What makes this off-topic?

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 ...
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how to reopen a post closed as duplicate to a canonical

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 ...
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Why are hangovers off-topic?

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 ...
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Why are hangovers off-topic?

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 ...
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Why was this ingredient subsitution question closed?

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 ...
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