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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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Should we accept questions on the safety of homemade health preparations?

Question like this one should be closed. Not only are they not about food preparation, answering them is dangerous/doesn't make sense. We are not medical experts. We only apply a few well defined ...
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Discussion: Should "Plant identification" questions be acceptable here?

I believe these questions should be considered off-topic if the gist of the plant identification question is "is this edible?". Because we're food specialists and not necessarily plant ...
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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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Are questions about raw food on-topic?

Any questions on food preparation are on-topic. Indeed, this is our core topic, with a few related ones also being in scope. English doesn't have a word which is unique to food preparation, so it ...
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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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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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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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Any better name for this platform?

"Seasoned" has two meanings, which makes it very appropriate for this site. One of the main goals of Stack Exchange is to attract professionals and experts in the subjects. One definition of "...
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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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Hostile Atmosphere

I won't comment further on negative communication because that has already been discussed at length in other answers. However, since the question specifically mentions downvotes, I think it is ...
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Is it appropriate to offer a bounty for an answer already given?

Yes! There's even a bounty reason specifically for outstanding answers: Reward existing answer One or more of the answers is exemplary and worthy of an additional bounty.
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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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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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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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What is this question intended to mean?

I recall a very similar edit war and inflammatory behavior from the OP in a (apparently now deleted) question regarding "GMO wheat". At this point I believe their behavior is entirely retaliatory and ...
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Should link-only answers be flagged?

I agree with Jefromi here. Editing with the summary should be our goal, assuming that the link indeed contains a potential answer. Other sites such as Stack Overflow have a "delete them" policy. But ...
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Making images "S" sized sometimes crops them - Is there an easy fix?

According to the Imgur API documentation the s suffix actually means "small square" not "small thumbnail". This means the image is cropped to fit into a small square. You probably want to use the t ...
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