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Please see the help page on reputation: Users have to give up one of their own rep points when they downvote a post.


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Sure, that's what the budget-cooking tag is for. Please do note, however, that all of the usual expectations around specificity and constructiveness still apply. So questions of the form recommend me some cheap meal ideas/restaurants will be closed, not because they are off-topic but because they are polls. I point out the above because the budget-cooking ...


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Moderators do. These "post notices" can be added to any post. The one you've observed is generally used when a post isn't quite bad enough to be immediately deleted, but is clearly borderline and may need a fair bit of work to be useful.


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I think this is because review tasks require more than one reviewer to leave the overall queue, and the number there shows how many tasks there are overall, including ones that you've skipped or have already done. Presumably there are very few people here doing the reviews, so if they stop, the tasks will start accumulating. I went and reviewed ten or so ...


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It's one of the choices in the revision history of a post. There's a full description in the global meta FAQ. The most obvious time it's appropriate to roll back an edit is when it's purely detrimental - some kind of vandalism, something that changes the meaning of a post, and so on. You can also use it for less drastic edits that you disagree with, though ...


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Fermented foods are on topic. You are welcome to ask about miso, and also other fermented food such as sauerkraut and pickles. I guess the confusion may come from the point Wine-making, Brewing, Distillation and Fermentation This means that the site doesn't cover the making of alcoholic beverages from scratch, such as making your own beer. The "...


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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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A suspension is never issued casually or without prior warning. A suspension is a sanction for misbehavior. Trying to circumvent such a suspension can and will have consequences, up to and including deletion of the account. Suspension means, amongst other things, not being allowed to participate fully (or to the extent that the archived reputation points ...


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See the FAQ on main meta. There are a lot of possible reasons, but most likely the only one that applies to you is having five suggestions pending. People don't tend to be as active over the weekend so I'm not surprised if the reviews piled up. It does look like you had several reviewed a couple hours ago so you're probably already able to suggest again.


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One small correction: this isn't a moderator thing. We have plenty of users with enough reputation to help close questions, and the site scope was decided by users, not just moderators. We moderators also contribute in this regard, but we're not in charge of site scope. Generally, the details have been refined over the years, but we haven't added a lot of ...


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You're probably just reading too much into one example. Plenty of other questions do rank for the relevant queries, and we do get the vast majority of our views from search. The fact that this particular question doesn't appear to rank doesn't really mean anything about SEO or our ranking in general. Really, this isn't a question I'm super worried about ...


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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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Links to additional resources are basically always helpful, though sometimes they may be overkill. On many questions, optimal answers would probably provide more support than average answers do, but it's not something we can really make a policy to change. So there aren't really specific, universal rules. Sometimes writing about your experience is ...


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sorry about the mixup. I thought that you are able to view comments on your own deleted answers. I was the one who deleted the answer, and left the comment as an explanation to why it was deleted. Here is the full text: Hello Jon, you are discussing the health effects of iron leaching into food. Health discussions are off topic here. If the OP has his ...


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All set. Going forward, cooking will be blocked as intrinsic and recipe will be blocked all around.


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This means that there are items in your cue to review. In the example shown, there are late answers for you to review and provide feedback on. Click, and the questions/answers will appear, along with action items, so that you can contribute to maintaining the site.


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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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Deleting the tag is easy; just remove it from your question, and the system will automatically clean it up within 24 hours. I guess that after that period, you could create a flints tag, but should you? A tag for a single brand is IMHO much too narrow; I couldn't find a precedent for this (but maybe, as a Dutch person, I don't recognize a brand). This is ...


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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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First of all: Thank you very much for actually taking the tour before posting! That said, our sister site Medical Sciences could be what you are looking for. From their help: What topics can I ask about here? If your question is about... Environmental or nutritional factors that affect health The ways that diseases and injuries affect people The health ...


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I was curious what my own score was, and from another election in progress I knew that there's a Stack Exchange Data Explorer query that will show it. To find your own score, first go to your profile and note your userid in the url. For example, my ID is 266: https://cooking.stackexchange.com/users/266/ward Then go to this SEDE query: http://data....


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The secret to making a spoiler like this one is to start a line with a right angle bracket followed by a bang, like this: >!. A useful trick: if you don't know how to do something in Markdown (the language used for formatting SE posts) but have an example, just use the Edit link on the example and you will see the source, even if your reputation on the ...


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You can create these with putting ">!" before your text that you want to hide. >! A spoiler! I think a spoiler tag button above the text box for answers is not really necessary here on SA since we don't solve any riddles or reveal spoilers from any novels / video games.


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This appears to be a new feature, as described in this meta.SO post. Questions are automatically added into the reopen queue if the system thinks they might need another look. So take it as an opportunity to do some reviewing and possibly discover a question that actually warrants reopening due to edits made after it was closed. Do try to review carefully ...


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I'll just add in my two cents: If you want proof that we are getting indexed and that our Google ranking isn't artificially low, check out some other queries, such as: mascarpone substitute (#1) pasta sticking together (#1) make sauce less spicy (#1) sprouted potatoes (#2) shallots vs onions (#2) eggs refrigerator time (#1) Where we don't rank as high is ...


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