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Should we combine or totally separate the tags [salt] and [seasoning]?

Since the answer below was well-received, I updated the tag wiki for seasoning as described below, and the tags will stay separate. Of the two, I definitely favor the second. The first doesn't make a ...
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Differentiating between "truffle" mushrooms and "truffle" chocolates

Got upvotes and no concerns, so went ahead and went with option 1, editing the tag wiki and retagging the chocolate questions as chocolate-truffles. I'd probably favor option 1, truffles and ...
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Let's actually decide what "cleaning" means

I went ahead and edited the cleaning tag wiki to limit it to equipment things, as there seemed to be sufficient support from the other answers. I also discovered that washing also existed. Half the ...
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Let's actually decide what "cleaning" means

I agree. cleaning should refer to cleaning equipment, appliances etc. Cleaning shrimp (for instance) should be tagged shrimp and perhaps preparation, although preparation is a problematic tag too ...
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How could we retag meta for easier use?

One of the most important things we need to tag, in order to pull it out and put it somewhere more easily reviewable, are all of the little specific rules that aren't listed in Help: On-Topic. For ...
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Should the "Differences" tag be removed?

This tag seems useless. Who would search specifically for or follow questions specifically about the differences between two things? I like Aaronut's rule of thumb, If you can't look at a tag and ...
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Why are there separate pickles and pickling tags?

Corned beef is made using a pickling process, but I wouldn't call corned beef a pickle. If you only kept the "pickles" tag, would that apply? It seems to me that the two tags have been used ...
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Should we delete the tag [uk]?

There were only 5 questions with the tag. After the positive reaction here, I deleted the tag from all of them. It will disappear from the system after not having been used for some months.
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Rename [tag:ingredient-selection]

I thought I might fly the idea here of removing this tag entirely and allowing the specific tag for the food item to do the work. For example, the question "How do you tell when a melon is ripe?" ...
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Let's actually decide what "cleaning" means

I would agree with Jolenealaska's answer in that cleaning should exclusively refer to cleaning one's equipment/tools and work area, and that we should remove the "preparation" part of that tag ...
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This doesn’t seem [professional] …

The consistent theme that I see in all of these questions is that most seem to be asking what professionals do in commercial kitchen settings. I can see the argument for how this falls under the ...
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Why are there separate pickles and pickling tags?

In general, when tags were first introduced, I was attempting to use best practices from the library community on building controlled vocabularies, and so there was an effort to standardize on plural ...
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What's the tag for washing before cooking? Please create one?

Agreed, we should add the tag WASHING-FOOD (or a similar name) for this. Mostly people seem to me using FOOD SAFETY, which is our most overused tag, making it not very helpful. An alternative would ...
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Do we need both the "cooking-safety" and "ktichen safety" tags?

I'd keep kitchen-safety - cooking-safety can very easily be read as encompassing both food and kitchen, while kitchen-safety is a bit less ambiguous.
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Should we combine or totally separate the tags [salt] and [seasoning]?

Salt is often used as a preservative, not a spice. Matias style herrings are simply inedible without further processing (either washing them, or adding to some sauce/dish that is not pre-salted, so ...
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Rename [tag:ingredient-selection]

I had proposed ingredient-evaluation in chat which seems to garner some approval. It limits the tag to two words and gives a better idea what the tag is used for.
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Tags about safety

I just independently rediscovered this. I renamed safety to kitchen-safety, but without creating a synonym. That'd be awkward for an ambiguous tag like this; obviously some people type "safety" ...
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