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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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Has the policy on link-only answers changed?

I'm certainly not aware of any formal policy changes, but on the other hand, link-only answers have always been delete-worthy, it's just that I think we've tended to give the author a chance to fix it ...
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Why are moderators allowed to be impolite?

I'm one of the moderators who didn't interact with your original question. Your question here on meta is, generously, misleading about the facts of the situation. It wasn't even a moderator who ...
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Why were all but one answer deleted on this question?

We have always stayed away from medical advice and answers that are offering a diagnosis or home remedies fall flatly into the “off topic, medical advice” category. The question per se is borderline ...
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Hostile Atmosphere

For the record, I've been downvoted, chided and edited many times, and whether I thought it was warranted or not, I checked into the responses and found that in some way, my posts didn't adhere to ...
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Is the "low quality answer" review queue serving any useful purpose?

This flag is network-wide, and its problems are well known. The real purpose of the flag is to delete gibberish. It is supposed to mean "your attempt at communication is of so low quality, I can't ...
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How does Seasoned Advice categorise 'basic customer support' questions & how to handle them?

Historically, what you call "basic customer support" questions have not been a problem on this site. There just aren't that many of them -- particularly compared with the number of "I left this meat ...
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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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Did I do what Cascabel advised me to (maybe I didn't understand correctly what did she advise me to do)?

In a very literal and narrow sense I would say that yes, with the current version of your question on the main page (created after you asked this Meta question and Cascabel answered) you have met our ...
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Did I do what Cascabel advised me to (maybe I didn't understand correctly what did she advise me to do)?

No, you did not do what you were asked to do. You have edited your question more than once, and made it much shorter but probably no more answerable, certainly no more likely to produce an answer that ...
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Did I do what Cascabel advised me to (maybe I didn't understand correctly what did she advise me to do)?

Your question Many people tried to help you fix your question, and notably all of my comments you've quoted describe the issue and/or how to fix it: If standard, safe methods of cooking from some ...
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What to do when I disagree with a mod about a question marked as duplicate?

To answer the first part of the question: If you disagree with a closure, first follow the procedure described in our help. If you think it’s necessary you can post on Seasoned Advice Meta, ...
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Why were all but one answer deleted on this question?

Don't know if this should be a comment, as I don't come to meta often, but I just saw this question again after however long, and... I don't really get why my answer was deleted. I suggested trying ...
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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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How should we flag suspiciously low quality questions?

Flagging is for things that require moderator attention. "Very low quality" in that sense mostly means questions where we can't even tell what the OP is trying to ask, so we can't hope to answer. For ...
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Posts being edited that do not substantially improve and necro a post?

I'm under the impression that any and all edits for spelling, format, and style are accepted and encouraged (with the exception of swapping between acceptable UK-US variants). You're likely seeing ...
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