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I'm glad that we have a meta question on it, since the comments on the original question seemed to go off on too many tangents. TL;DR The reason the question was closed that it is what we nowadays call a "list" question (earlier known as "poll"). The codification for this is on the don't-ask page, and the problem comes from the point ...


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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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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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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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There may be other reasons, but the one that jumps right out is: suggest a good recipe Asking for recipes is considered "off-topic", as it can generate too many responses, none of which can be definitively declared as the one right answer. Similarly, "good" is considered "off-topic" as whether something is good is a matter of ...


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