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Should this general knife skills question be closed?

It comes under a 'classic' close reason - "product, service or learning materials". Unless Seasoned Advice has a specific, 'local' policy of letting such questions stand, I don't see any reason not to ...
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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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Switching to 3-vote close/reopen

I think it is a good option and I think this site fits the size requirements/limits.
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Arbitrary question-closing practices on the cooking site by which standard just about any question would qualify to close as "recipe"

Firstly, let me apologize for your feeling victimized by an arbitrary application of some rules, and feeling unwelcome on SA as a consequence. I also see that I may have jumped to conclusions too ...
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Switching to 3-vote close/reopen

Yes, please! It currently takes forever to get 5 votes either way.
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Switching to 3-vote close/reopen

You now officially only need 3 close votes to close a question on Seasoned Advice! After looking at the data, I think it's clear that there's no reason for y'all to have this threshold set at 5. Thank ...
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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 should we approach vague questions?

I don't think there's a single answer. It's definitely never bad to ask for clarification, and it's good to edit the question in obviously-okay ways. Beyond that it gets a little trickier. Roughly, I'...
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How should we approach vague questions?

I'll certainly ask for more information if the question is vague. Often the question is simply too vague to even try to answer. On the other hand, vague questions can beg answers that can actually be ...
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Switching to 3-vote close/reopen

Getting 5 votes never seemed to be a problem before, some people now seem to prefer to downvote rather than vote to close so it takes longer to get the votes. 3 works for me.
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How should we approach vague questions?

My general practice is a combination of: ask for more detail. vote to close as "unclear what you're asking". reopen when more information is given. I do this because it follows the Stack Exchange ...
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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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