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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 to make and eat, how to make that happen. Want to make full-fat, full-sugar ice cream? Great! Ask away. Want to steam vegetables? Great! Ask away. Want to ...


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Narrow definition Currently, the community tends to close questions about damaged electrical equipment, since that would need an electrician to look at the specific piece of equipment before labeling it safe. But when a piece of equipment is working properly, a cook can be expected to know how to use it safely. So the change to scope should exclude exactly ...


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First, I'd like to note that our site's rules and what I'll say below absolutely does not mean health/nutrition questions are bad questions, or that people shouldn't want to ask them and discover the answers. It just means this isn't the place for it. Roughly, our rule is that in order to be on topic, the key knowledge necessary to answer a question has to ...


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Body positivity? I am afraid that you under- and overestimate this site and its users. Underestimate in the sense that we will always and without exception strive to be as welcoming and positive as we can - for each and every user that contributes positively to the site and the community. This stance isn’t about body positivity, this is way more. If you ...


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Something like this exists already! You can click the star by the voting buttons to mark a question as a favorite, and then it'll show in the favorites tab of your profile. (Note that this is public; I doubt people look too often, but they can see what questions you've favorited.)


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No, that kind of questions is very clearly off topic. We are primarily cooks here. Our common interest is food. We can not give medical advice, in fact, many questions of the “Is X healthy?” type are not answerable for medical professionals. The types of questions we will accept here are: Questions with a limited scope and measurable, scientifically ...


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After posting the answer below, I waited a while heard no objections, and merged into history. I don't really see any value in trying to subdivide history. The line between "culinary practices" and "foods" is not at all a clear one, so there's no reason to expect people would intuitively split into culinary-history and food-history or anything similar. I ...


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Your question seems to pertain to whole texts in other languages, so I'll first answer about that. The whole site is in English, such that the texts of both questions and answers as a whole have to be in English. In the end, you are writing for your readers, and you can only be certain that they know English (at least to the point that they are willing to ...


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As of today, the number of questions that were migrated (away) this year is twelve. Of those, more than half went to Coffee SE, partly because we have a bilateral migration agreement. Less than ten percent of all successfully migrated posts ever went to Home Improvement. Considering that, a moderator flag with a short explanation should suffice.


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Done, merged all into mortar-and-pestle and created syns.


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This sounds like a reasonable idea. Before we proceed, I would like us to make sure that we are on the same page about what we are declaring out of scope, as this will guide future closure behavior, including mod-hammering. I took a look at our current state of the tag microwave. The top questions seem to revolve around the safety of food being cooked in ...


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I'd be more inclined to just mention it in the question when it's relevant. Tagging is more a searching/organization thing than a way to convey important information about the question. You don't see the tags until you're done reading the question, and even then a lot of people skim over them, so tagging something united-states will only help so much. ...


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There is no sharing button for the whole site. Instead, each post has its own sharing button. It is hidden in the "share" link below each post, on the left side. This question from our parent meta explains it with pictures.: How do I "share" a link for the new badges?. You can also share the whole site manually. You have to select the URL of our ...


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Simple, naive checks like simply looking for question marks, for referenced here, are very hit-or-miss between not catching people who do ask questions and just fail to use the punctuation, while catching legitimate answerers who just like particular turns of phrase. That said, the answer you provided was actually placed in two review queues prior to getting ...


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I think that this is something of a special case - from what I can tell, this sort of post-ingestion question doesn't come up that often. However, it may be worth revising the stock answer included above to include a note about urgent assistance, and possibly a link to Google with localized results like so. Even if uncommon, I don't think this is the type ...


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Well, putting aside for the moment the argument over whether or not this should be allowed, it's definitely not a bug. Sites have specific "migration paths", which are a reflection of which off-topic questions actually get asked. Stack Overflow used to collect a lot of tech-support questions and some sysadmin questions, which now belong on Super User and ...


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Clearly they mean something different; this question is tagged with both potato and potatoes! Or at least it was. Merged, thanks.


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I think you might want to have a look at that question post-editing. It's actually not that localized at all; this is the kind of question a lot of people might ask during the holiday season. Turkeys are huge, and no one ever has enough fridge space to store them and everything else they want to cook. So this question seems like a clear example of something ...


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tl;dr there are a lot of serious problems with allowing other languages, so as wonderful as it would be if the site could cover all languages, it's just not something we can really do. We'd lose something pretty big if we allowed other languages: a lot of our content would end up much less useful. English is by far the most common language on the internet. ...


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Just edit the URL: https://cooking.stackexchange.com/questions?page=100&sort=newest


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I know that the canned rejection reason is indeed rather unspecific, but I also don't see much use of this tag. Tags are mostly there for the askers. We expect an asker to be able to add the appropriate tag to his question. We also expect askers to search for their problem before asking a new question, and if their keywords match tags, the system is able ...


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I don't think that's a good idea. The user may not be coming back to accept an answer, but an upvote from one of confirms that the question is answered. Not only that, it means that a post that deserved a vote now has one, and anything that makes us more likely to see and vote on posts is a good thing. As for unanswerable questions getting extra visibility....


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I agree that the current behaviour violates a basic usability principle, i.e. never modify a user's input to something that can actually produce worse results than his original input. Personally, though, I don't see the request gaining much traction, because it involves doing multiple searches on the back-end. Speaking as someone who has been working on a ...


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This sounds like a good fit for Gardening & Landscaping Stack Exchange. As per the site’s Help Center: This site is for professional and amateur gardeners and landscapers to ask questions about the care and maintenance of gardens and landscapes. If your question is about: the general care and feeding of plants; gardening problems ...


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You can get that UI by switching to full site via the footer. If the full site doesn't look good on your phone, double-check that responsiveness is enabled (also via the footer). I don't have a link handy, but my recollection is that SE's goal is to keep improving the responsive full site until it's good enough to completely replace the mobile view, and in ...


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Broad definition Cooks are not electricians. They will likely know how a piece of equipment will behave under typical use, but they cannot predict the risks of atypical use. Also, they may frequently hold popular opinions about safety which differ from those of specialists, for example using a mixer that is plugged into daisy-chained electric cords and ...


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There has been a tag called whipper for a very long time, although it only has 21 questions, so maybe it was difficult to find. We now also have a tag called whipping-siphon, which should come up in searches using the word "siphon" only, and I made whipper a synonym of it.


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I guess you used your browser to search for 'cook'? Because if you use the dedicated search box, you'll definitely find it :) (this works because the URL starts with 'cooking')


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I can't imagine a country tag would be useful for very many questions. Your example might be one - terminology that's specific to one country - but even for that one, I don't think it would make sense to hang a "US" tag on it: there's lot's of cross-border shopping between the US and Canada, so sweet cream butter shows up here as well, but then does that ...


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I disagree about meta: help > "discuss the workings and policies of this site" is a lot more discoverable for new users than "meta" (what is that?!). Yes, it takes one more click, but I think you're drastically overreacting based on how you're used to getting to it. On the other hand, chat is indeed less discoverable, unless the RHS ad for it is showing up. ...


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