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Thanks to Aaronut for his years of service!

Aaronut was appointed as a pro tem moderator in 2010, then elected as a moderator in 2011 in our very first moderator election. Unfortunately he hasn't been active on the site in the last year, and it'...
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A day without food safety questions

I just noticed that today -- Wednesday October 24th, 2018 -- when I opened up "new questions", there were the usual 25 most recent questions on the page, and not one of them was about food safety or ...
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Please don't close questions from new members without explaining

Example: https://cooking.stackexchange.com/questions/113214/can-teflon-overheat-on-low That question, from a brand-new member, got two close votes (because of the medical aspects, I'm pretty sure) ...
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2016 Community Moderator Election Results

Seasoned Advice's fourth moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the new moderator is: She'll be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank her for volunteering,...
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Add the word "cook" or "cooking" to the site description on Stack Exchange sites list

I was looking for a cooking SE site a few times in the last years, and I just found it this week - how come? I searched the words food / cook in the Stack Exchange All Sites list, and not for the word ...
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Proposal for Awesome Answers Contest

Update: Thanks for your input. I've just announced the contest! From the feedback I got when announcing the discontinuation of the weekly topic challenge, as well as some more casual conversations I'...
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Link contrast is too low on meta

I've noticed this a few times recently. For example, I completely missed the "and others like it" links in this question. They're visible enough in good conditions, but if your screen isn't the ...
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What makes a great menu planning question?

This question is partly in response to Joe's recent discussion about the closure of a hiking question, but I have no axe to grind here, I just think it would help to put our heads together and try to ...
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Why require rep points to enter chat?

For the third [Edit: OOPS, my bad, fifth] time in three months I got caught up in a conversation tonight with a newbie cook trying to understand why something didn't work. For lack of a better way to ...
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Save me from "trivial answer converted to comment" please!

It just took me three tries to answer this question. The first two, my answer was automatically converted into a comment. While I appreciate what this feature is trying to do, it was really ...
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2013 Community Moderator Election Results

Seasoned Advice's third moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the new moderator is: He'll be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank him for volunteering, ...
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Help promote this site - ask your Thanksgiving / large group cooking questions here

Now that much of the world is entering a big holiday season where food is central to celebrations, people will have lots of cooking questions. We've already missed Canadian Thanksgiving and India's ...
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2021: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, in ...
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Please blacklist the [recommendations] tag

Recommendations have never been on-topic here. Not recipe recommendations, not book recommendations, not recommendations of brands of mixers or knives. But now the recommendations tag somehow got ...

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