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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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Can we make "electrical safety" offtopic?

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 ...
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Include other tasks normally done in the kitchen in the scope of this exchange

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 ...
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Why doesn't this site come with a body-positivity disclaimer?

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 ...
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Can I ask health related question?

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 ...
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A bookmark option would be great

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; ...
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Is there a reason to have both a [history] tag and a [food-history] tag?

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 "...
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using other languages

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 ...
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Merge [mortar], [pestle], and [mortar-pestle]

Done, merged all into mortar-and-pestle and created syns.
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Should we add DIY to the off-topic close reasons?

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 ...
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Can we make "electrical safety" offtopic?

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, ...
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using other languages

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 ...
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Can we have country tags?

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 ...
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How can I share the Cooking StackExchange site on Facebook (I can't find the social share facebook button)?

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 ...
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Can we scan newbie 'answers' for question marks?

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 ...
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But I already ate it! (Should this question be closed?)

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 ...
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Close vote - belongs on another site - needs ability to pick target site

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 ...
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Make [potato] a synonym of [potatoes]

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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Close questions that are too localised

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 ...
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enzymatic-browning tag would be a useful addition

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 ...
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Which stack website do I ask questions about agriculture or farming homegrown food advice

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 ...
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Could UI options be provided when editing text in the mobile browser mode?

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 ...
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Can we make "electrical safety" offtopic?

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 ...
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Tag for (whipping) siphon N2O/CO2 related questions

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 ...
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Suggestion for making Seasoned Advice easier to find

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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Can we have country tags?

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 ...
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