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Should we have US-leaning preferences or assumptions?

Absolutely not. This is a global site, and StackExchange's location is just a practical detail. The company that made it happens to be in the US, and yes, the site is in English, but that's because ...
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Is this cooking-adjacent question on-topic?

For me, this is still on topic. Our help center states: Cooking & food preparation methods Food handling and storage I would argue that it can even fall into both categories. We cooks ...
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Are our mods taking part in the walkout?

I have signed the letter and marked myself as absent. However, I have not handed back any of my mod diamonds. I would emphasize that signing the letter to the company is really just a walkout with the ...
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Considering leaving Stack Exchange

Let me preface this with “I am struggling with this answer”. I truly am. I can only speak for myself and I know that’s probably not enough. You were asking about the moderators here. We chose to stay ...
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Why are people here messing with my posts?

Cooking.Stackexchange may look at first glance like a discussion board, but it is structured differently. Its main principle is that the question and its answers should be useful not only to the asker,...
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Policy on ChatGPT generated posts

My suggestion is to follow the example of SO and ban chatGPT for the time being. Apart from the reasons listed above (especially the risk of quality decline and that we have and enforce a clear policy ...
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Censorship on such an uncontroversial subject

Firstly, I did not edit your post, I only looked at the edit to know what the nature of the edits were, and from that I come to the conclusion, there was zero censorship but seems to be a ...
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Do we wish to be part of the 1-rep-voting test?

No. Reason: This SE already gets a lot of observable up/down voting that is unrelated to the actual quality of an answer (that is, how good the actual cooking information is), but is instead based on ...
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Is there a mechanism for asking for the re-call of a mod

You may use the contact us link (it's in the footer of every page on the site) if you wish to report potential moderator misconduct. Moderators were elected by the community in the first place, and ...
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Censorship on such an uncontroversial subject

Posting on meta is the right way to raise issues like this, but you may also flag for moderator attention (using custom flag text) if you desire privacy. The edit in question was not "censorship". It ...
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2018 Community Moderator Election Results

Congratulations, Stephie! We're excited to have you join us, and looking forward to working with you. Also, thanks to Catija and Cindy for entering the race. We'd have loved to have both of y'all as ...
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For a mod other user was rude. I objected but now my post is gone. Why is my post unable to be edited without peer review?

To answer parts of the literal question: You can’t edit a post after the first few minutes if you aren’t registered. You also can’t comment on it without the “comment everywhere” privilege or delete ...
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Are our mods taking part in the walkout?

I'm not very active at all, but I'll be sticking around for the time being to make sure that flags get handled (eventually, anyways). This doesn't mean I'm happy about AI policies etc etc, just that I'...
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2016 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

Jolenealaska: Stack Exchange has a structure and rules unlike what most new users have experienced elsewhere. Unfortunately, new users tend to post questions and answers that don't fit in that ...
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Are purely science based questions on topic?

Yes, food science is totally fine, as long as it's the science of something you actually do in practice in cooking. If you find yourself asking theoretical questions though, or getting to the level ...
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Are our mods taking part in the walkout?

I am here, and moderating. The AI question is still mostly theoretical for our site. We have deleted maybe a dozen posts on suspicion of being generated, and I don't think we've ever suspended anybody ...
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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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2016 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

I'm Catija and here are my responses Stack Exchange has a structure and rules unlike what most new users have experienced elsewhere. Unfortunately, new users tend to post questions and answers ...
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there should be a diabetic tag for diabetic users!

This doesn't sound that useful to me. It doesn't indicate something well-defined about the question, which is pretty much the point of tags. As rumtscho points out in Can we handle questions about ...
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Can we handle questions about diabetic-friendly food?

As somebody who has diabetic family members and has attended some lectures on the illness and its management: diabetes questions exhibit all the hallmarks of health questions which generate bad ...
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Why doesn't this site come with a body-positivity disclaimer?

This site is not about asking what we should and shouldn't eat, and it's certainly not about telling people what they should and shouldn't eat. It's about, once you know something about what you want ...
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Policy on ChatGPT generated posts

I don't even think we needed to ask. We've always expected that people write their own answers, and that they answer in good faith, with information they are confident is correct. Machine-generated ...
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Should we combine or totally separate the tags [salt] and [seasoning]?

Since the answer below was well-received, I updated the tag wiki for seasoning as described below, and the tags will stay separate. Of the two, I definitely favor the second. The first doesn't make a ...
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2016 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

Stack Exchange has a structure and rules unlike what most new users have experienced elsewhere. Unfortunately, new users tend to post questions and answers that don't fit in that structure. As a ...
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Question about gas grill flame issues -- on-topic?

We do equipment questions here, so I think the question you mean will be on-topic. Some equipment questions don't fare that well here, but it is mostly ones which are way too model specific for ...
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Differentiating between "truffle" mushrooms and "truffle" chocolates

Got upvotes and no concerns, so went ahead and went with option 1, editing the tag wiki and retagging the chocolate questions as chocolate-truffles. I'd probably favor option 1, truffles and ...
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9 votes
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Should I delete a wrong answer when there is a correct answer

While deleting a wrong answer seems the logical solution, it may occasionally not be the best approach. Note what the tool tip on the downvote arrow says: This answer is not useful. It does not ...
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Can I promote my own products here?

There's a page in the help center entirely about this: "How not to be a spammer" Essentially, if mentioning a given product will genuinely help answer a question, then you may do so, but you must ...
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Is it okay to mention nutrition in a question?

It's okay to briefly mention a nutritional reason in the question, as long as the question itself is clearly not asking for nutritional advice. However, comments and answers shouldn't address ...
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