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If the question is about... which foods/methods meet a specific macronutrient criteria: OK how a particular cooking method affects various nutrients: OK either of the above, while asserting obnoxious unsubstantiated health claims as part of the background information: edit what a specific food does to your body after you eat it: close which foods/methods ...


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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 close it. A better way to handle such questions might be to encourage seperate, specific questions on specific knife skills, or the use of specific tools in ...


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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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Please remember that the meaning of Community Wiki was changed (or rather clarified) some time ago, when it was permanently disabled for questions except as a moderator function; CW should never be used as an excuse to keep borderline questions alive - a question is either on topic or it isn't. Now, with that out of the way, I was also ambivalent about this ...


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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'd try to decide like this: are we fairly confident we'll get the OP what they need? if so, edit as necessary (perhaps toward a general "why could this happen?"...


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I closed it. The question has nothing to do with food safety - the word "toxins" is a red flag normally associated with pseudoscience and fad diets, and even if the OP genuinely meant it in the sense of bacterial protein toxins or poisonous substances, to give him the benefit of the doubt, it's still extremely difficult to interpret as a culinary question ...


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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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This shouldn't be too much of a surprise. The faq say: Questions that are not a good fit for this site may be voted closed by experienced community members. Closed questions cannot be answered, but are eligible for improvement (and eventual re-opening) through editing, voting, and commenting. See How to Ask for guidance on editing your question to improve ...


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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 more useful to future readers than answers to very specific questions. See: What is ideal temperature for baking cupcakes? I actually don't like the title of ...


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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 model. The tour text reads: Focus on questions about an actual problem you have faced. Include details about what you have tried and exactly what you are ...


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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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My criteria for nutrition related question is simple: Are answers required to pass judgement on what is considered healthy, or what constitutes good nutrition? There are lots of diet theories out there, and all are controversial. There is research disputing even the most popular of them. The world is full of people who believe to have found the key to long,...


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I think the revision is fine. People want to keep tabs on all sorts of ingredients or compounds for health reasons, allergy reasons, or just personal reasons. As long as they're not asking us to evaluate their reasoning, I think it's within our bounds to supply the information. So for example: On-topic: What foods contain sugar? (But probably too broad to ...


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As this subject has been done to death on Meta Stack Overflow, I'll be blunt. The definition of closing has been made abundantly clear almost since the inception of the network: It’s important to note here that closing a question is a step on the road to deletion. Closing is effectively “nominate to delete”, as a question that can’t be answered is no ...


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