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Fun fact: three questions had both tags, so only two just had refrigeration. Anyway, maybe "refrigerators" is the right tag for equipment questions and "refrigeration" is the right tag for food storage questions, but I sure don't want to retag everything and push boulders up hills, so... done. (And as for "why" - probably either because of carelessness or ...


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


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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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The barbecue -> bbq synonym was created by a moderator August 2, 2010. But the tags weren't merged, so old usages of barbecue remained. So it's unsurprising that two years later when Laura posted, there were more instances of bbq than barbecue - all the questions since the creation of the synonym were tagged bbq. So either she didn't realize the synonym ...


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The tag synonym was created on September 3rd 2010, a couple of months after the site was launched. We one of the first nontech sites (I think the first that survived until now), and even SO was so young that it hadn't crystalized its rules yet. We certainly hadn't, and were taking all kinds of opinion based questions, etc, that don't fly now. "Culinary ...


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it is done and my answer is 30 characters


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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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Okay, merged and synonym created.


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Based on actual usage on the site, "slow cooking", "slow cooker" and "crockpot" should all be synonyms. If folks want to discuss other methods of cooking slowly, I'd recommend the "sous vide", and/or "barbeque" tags.


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Agreed, I can't think of any occasion where "gelatin" won't cover "jello". Synonym created.


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"Will dry ice be too cold for my fesh, unfrozen steak?" "Do fresh vegetables belong in a meat freezer?" "Do those bowls of ice really keep milk cold enough?" "I've been fishing for days, and finally caught the big one. It will take me all day to sail back to Santiago. Should I keep it in the nice cool water, or haul it up on the predator-free deck?" I'...


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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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As rumtscho mentioned, tag synonyms didn't even exist when the site first launched. Seasoned Advice was one of the first "Stack Exchange 2.0" sites, which is why it's one of the few that actually has a distinct name. (they later decided that it was better for brand cohesion if they were all (something).stackexchange.com) I don't remember if it ...


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I've merged the tags and created a synonym, thanks.


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