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How do I manage to lose 1 point from a question I merely commented on?

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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Are fermented foods off topic for Seasoned Advice?

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, ...
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Are questions about economical cooking welcome here?

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 ...
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How do you do a "roll back" and when is it proper to do so?

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 ...
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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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Who posts these?

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 ...
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Why is the number of review tasks pending steadily increasing?

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 ...
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edit button sometimes greyed out

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 ...
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Scope - valid questions

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 ...
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Is there some way that SA participants can find my email address?

User emails are quite protected here. The normal users cannot see your address at all. Moderators have a way of seeing it, but it is "tucked away" on purpose, and I believe that each ...
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How can I talk in chat without talking?

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 ...
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Meta tags need blacklisting

All set. Going forward, cooking will be blocked as intrinsic and recipe will be blocked all around.
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How much science happens on this site

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 ...
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Comment on deleted answer

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. ...
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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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UI | Red Dot Meaning

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 ...
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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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Is there a stackexchange site for healthy or poisoning food questions?

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 ...
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How can I see my own Candidate Score?

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 ...
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What is a spoiler tag or spoiler quote and how would you create one?

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 (...
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What is a spoiler tag or spoiler quote and how would you create one?

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 ...
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What makes this off-topic?

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 ...
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Can replace a tag I accidentally created?

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 ...
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"Your vote is locked unless this question is edited"

This is a very old design feature. You only have a short grace period of 5 minutes for undoing a vote. AFAIK, this is a network-wide feature, I haven't heard of per-site exceptions. What are the ...
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Is it possible to bookmark help pages. ( OR somehow retain notes about them in my profile)

You could save them in the "About me" section of your profile; I've seen other users doing that too. That section supports the same Markdown as questions and answers. It's true that pages ...
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