Robert Cartaino
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Vegan / Vegetarian / Meat tags
17 votes

I appreciate the intention of what you are proposing but the ad hoc nature of tagging doesn't lend itself well to this type of "cooperative, global categorization." Consider if we asked everyone to ...

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Standardized Units?
17 votes

This is the perfect application for the wiki aspect of these sites. If the author doesn't take it upon themselves to provide conversions, cook to 212F (100C) then someone should edit the post to ...

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Restaurant mimicry questions allowed?
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15 votes

I'll take the opportunity of your question to re-assert the intention of my suggested moratorium on "recipe swap" questions. Hopefully people will link here for reference. Are Recipe ...

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Changing the "How to ask" panel to head off recipe questions
12 votes

I'm wondering if a solution can be implemented for the benefit of all sites. I know the adage that users don't read, but those users are even less likely to read a FAQ. How about placing the ...

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How should we handle "I was following recipe X, but Y went wrong, how to avoid the problem?" questions?
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Any culinary question that asks "I tried this, didn't work, what happened?" is hugely on topic. Read this very carefully: Clarification of recipe swap questions. There is a world of difference ...

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Should this "recipe" question have been closed/deleted?
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6 votes

I would have left it, myself. In the end, we're here to be helpful. The author had a pretty specific, detailed request where they did most of the work themselves. They just needed someone with ...

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Create a "recipes" meta site
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This is really easy: Area 51 - Recipes. If the idea gets support, the site will get created.1 Otherwise it wont. So go rally the troops. 1 We'll worry about the meta-ness of it later. But, my ...

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Inline Unit Conversion
5 votes

Personally, I hate the attempts I've seen on automatic conversion in a public space. You either end up with statements like: Stir in 4-13/16 Tbsp butter Pour mixture into a 4.1892 quart baking ...

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How did we treat duplicates about difficult skills?
4 votes

This seems reasonably straight forward. To allow a closely-related ("duplicate") question, the author would have to clearly demonstrate where/how their situation is different from the original ...

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Should cooking with drugs (legal or illegal) questions be on topic?
4 votes

Please, give me a break. Once you edited out the potency reference (which was clearly off topic), leaving the rest is just gratuitous grandstanding. It's asked simply to provoke. This isn't a drug ...

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Is it possible to add a forum?
4 votes

The answers offered here are spot on. I'm not sure I can improve on them, so just a few quick points: The fears that our Q&A is only suited to purely objective topics with mathematical-like ...

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Is cooking too subjective to work?
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@Shalmanese: There's a critical piece of the philosophy and functionality that has eluded you: Stack Exchange's "archive of knowledge" is nowhere near finished in neither breadth nor depth. If the "...

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Shouldn't we ease up a bit on the "Should xxx be allowed?" metas?
4 votes

The issue of "alcohol discussions" aside... It should preferably only be used ... if the question is objectively off-topic. That's what the “Should xxx be allowed?” -questions are about: objective ...

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Cooking for Engineers
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4 votes

While I wouldn't dismiss outright any opportunities for cross-promotion, this really isn't the focus of the site. Any perception of this forum being "technical people who are cooks" is accidental, at ...

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How feasible is a question on keeping produce fresh?
3 votes

This sounds to me like there would be too many combinations of produce, temperatures, humidity requirements, container types, ventilation, and even proximity to other produce to have one, big ...

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Shouldn't these questions be community wiki?
3 votes

Any question whose answers are submissions for a list (i.e. polls, your favorite X, list of X), the value of the answers is the accumulation and voting on the list... Those should be community wiki.

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What kind of "how to use ingredient X" questions are appropriate?
3 votes

I think it depends on context of what you are asking. Take a quick look at [my response here] about the "indiscriminate" nature of list-of-X questions. So how do you tell if “how to use ingredient X” ...

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Suggest a domain name.
3 votes

99cooks.com Available.

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What about creating a glossary of cooking terms in english?
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3 votes

I love, love, love this idea. For ideas and maybe format, might I suggest referencing the Stack Overflow Glossary - Dictionary of Commonly-Used Terms. It is clear and concise and easy to reference. ...

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checking for detailed logs
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2 votes

New feature: If you click on the 'visited days' in your profile, it will bring up a calendar and show which day you visited (and missed): Looking at your detailed logs, you did not access the site ...

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Suggest a domain name.
2 votes

Chef Complete ChefComplete.com Available.

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Copyright -- quoting cookbook versus referencing
2 votes

A few issues to consider: (1) References are only 8% Helpful It may feel like you are talking to the author one-on-one, helping them with your answer. But that is only a really, really small part of ...

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What is cooking.SE's policy on "List of X" questions?
1 votes

Since your question is intended to gather a list of relevant answers, and you don't expect one answer to be the most applicable, it should be a community wiki. Whether a subjective question is ...

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Now that we've topped 1000 questions ~ is this site a success?
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I've been really pleased with this site. The quality of the posts are good and questions are getting answered. That is a completely subjective analysis. There are no objective measures, yet. There ...

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Community wiki?
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1 votes

This is the most canonical source for what are community wiki posts?.

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Suggest a domain name.
-3 votes

KitchenConundrums.com Available.

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Suggest a domain name.
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99Kitchens.com Available. Trying to think of terminology that is more inclusive than "cooks," "chefs," "bakers," etc that seem to suggest a certain type of activity in ...

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