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


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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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Do you realise that one of the three examples you give of a term "for which the [definition is] relatively clear" features in Translating cooking terms between US / UK / AU / CA / NZ as a word which requires translation for a lot of native English speakers? And the thread you link to uses a term which has different meanings in different English-speaking ...


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


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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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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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Rate-limiting is necessary to prevent various forms of abuse. 5 seconds between deletions is not a particularly onerous restriction; if you're encountering this often, you might want to examine the number of off-topic comments you're posting. For lengthy, obsolete discussions, you can flag the post and request that the entire conversation be purged - ...


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I agree with Peter Taylor that an "official lexicon" would necessarily have to choose one dialect of English to be authoritative, which doesn't make sense for such a diverse international community. The best thing to do is to clarify tag wikis as needed - including clarifying them by adding tag synonyms if applicable, or by listing in the tag wiki any ...


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A full lexicon is not needed. The internet is full of definitions, see Cook's thesaurus or Wikipedia. A guideline about what should be included in a tag is needed, and these guidelines exist in the form of tag wikis. Normally these tag wikis function well. With the contest, people have started using tags in senses which are not covered neither by traditional ...


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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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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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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 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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Here's a copy we can all edit on. I've put in one of your suggestions to start with. Note that I reordered the bullet points - they're closer to being in order of popularity, and they also flow a little better. If you have a question about: Cooking & food preparation methods, including beverages Recipe comprehension, improvement, and repair Food ...


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